Friends & Family

Friends and Family are central to our lives. Both of us have many friends that we’ve kept throughout the years, frequently talking with pals from grade school, high school and college. It’s fantastic to have friends locally and around the United States that we can visit and have visit us! We enjoy spending time with friends and family whether it’s just getting together at home or going to local events. We have many traditions which include going to the fair in the summer, taking a family vacation to Eastern Washington and visiting the pumpkin patch at Halloween.

We have a number of friends who are adopted or have adopted children and it’s been great to experience first hand how amazing adoption can be!

December is especially exciting as we always make sure to get in our favorite traditions such as decorating gingerbread houses, baking Christmas cookies, going on a holiday boat ride around Lake Union to see the decorated houseboats ¬†and a drive to see holiday lights! Maybe the best part about our traditions is that 99% of the time they include our friends and family – our motto is the more the merrier! Our family lives in the area and are excited to help us celebrate the milestones of our child’s life.

Grandma's Birthday with Cousin Lora, Aunt Pauline and Uncle Al

Grandma's Birthday with Cousin Lora, Aunt Pauline and Uncle Al

With Our Friends Kristen, Juan and Liz in Hawaii

With Our Friends Kristen, Juan and Liz in Hawaii

Jennifer with cousins Krys, Susan, Lora and Liz at Lora's wedding

Jennifer with cousins Krys, Susan, Lora and Liz at Lora's wedding

With Friends Chelsea, Blair, Shelby and Kim in New Orleans

With Friends Chelsea, Blair, Shelby and Kim in New Orleans

Shelby, Jennifer and Evan at the Beach

Shelby, Jennifer and Evan at the Beach

Jennifer Mom and Evan Celebrating

Jennifer Mom and Evan Celebrating

Jennifer and her Mom

Jennifer and her Mom

Jennifer with Aunt Karin and Uncle Leo, Mom, Cousins Liz and Krys

Jennifer with Aunt Karin and Uncle Leo, Mom, Cousins Liz and Krys

Evan and Jeff in Leavenworth, WA

Evan and Jeff in Leavenworth, WA

Emma at Christmas

Emma at Christmas

Evan and Emma decorating gingerbread houses

Evan and Emma decorating gingerbread houses

Gingerbread house

Gingerbread house

Zeus playing with Emma and Ally

Zeus playing with Emma and Ally

Evan and Emma at the Pumpkin Patch

Evan and Emma at the Pumpkin Patch

Zeus says

Zeus says "Merry Christmas!"

Grandma's Birthday with Cousin Lora, Aunt Pauline and Uncle AlWith Our Friends Kristen, Juan and Liz in HawaiiJennifer with cousins Krys, Susan, Lora and Liz at Lora's weddingWith Friends Chelsea, Blair, Shelby and Kim in New OrleansShelby, Jennifer and Evan at the BeachJennifer Mom and Evan CelebratingJennifer and her MomJennifer with Aunt Karin and Uncle Leo, Mom, Cousins Liz and KrysEvan and Jeff in Leavenworth, WAEmma at ChristmasEvan and Emma decorating gingerbread housesGingerbread houseZeus playing with Emma and AllyEvan and Emma at the Pumpkin PatchZeus says "Merry Christmas!"