Hi there! We’re Ryan and Hannah, and we love Jesus, good coffee and donuts, exploring our city, riding bikes as a family, and having friends over for game night. We met in college and got married in 2014, and have a 2-year-old little girl and a very derpy golden retriever. Adoption has been in the plan for us since day one, and we are so ready to finally be on our adoption journey! We hope to eventually adopt multiple, and continue to create a warm, full, happy home.
You can usually find me crocheting a blanket or a baby hat, going on a jog or bike ride, or playing outside with our little girl. I think my friends would describe me as well-organized and always worried about what other people need, and I love having people over and feeding them. I’m also really thankful that this year I got to step back from my wedding photography career to have more time for our (hopefully growing!) family. I can honestly say that Ryan is my best friend, and he often reminds me of the importance of rest and fun. And thank goodness he is a great cook, because I’d rather be baking something with lots of carbs and sugar. :) As a parent, I really value giving our daughter (and future babies) every opportunity the world has to offer, and watching her grow into whoever she wants to be.
I am what you might call a hobbyist. I love to learn and perfect new skills, and I love to share those experiences with others. Some of my favorites over the years have been calligraphy, disc golf, ultimate frisbee, and reading. Really, I will play any sport that requires a frisbee. I am an extrovert at heart, and I would gladly spend all of my time with my family in a group environment with good food and good conversation. The pandemic has caused my job to move to work-from-home though, which gives me way more time with my wonderful wife and daughter. I spend most of my free time at home playing with our daughter and watching her grow into a very caring and active toddler. I enjoy reading books to her and watching her learn new things. I’m excited to share my love of books and hobbies with a new baby as well! I do this all with the help of my best friend and wife, Hannah. She really shows me the importance of hard work and going out of your way to love others. Together, we can’t wait to have a large, happy family.