Jim & Jamie
– Missouri –
Our names are Jim and Jamie, and we live just outside of St. Louis, MO. We thank you for reviewing our profile and, perhaps, considering us as a family for your child. We consider it a great honor and responsibility to provide a home for a child where they will be nurtured and taught in such a way that they can enjoy the best, most successful life as they grow into adulthood. We hope you see our family as an ideally welcoming one for your child.
I've always had extremely varied interests, ranging from camping, first in Boy Scouts and now as an adult, to making music. I’ve particularly enjoyed reading since being assigned “The Hobbit” by J.R.R. Tolkien in sixth grade. My passion for fiction led me to study writing my first three years in college. I did eventually change my major to music education, but I think the time spent learning to write was very valuable. While I have less time to read today, I still take an hour or so out of my day to read regularly, though the subjects tend towards non-fiction now.
age to try out many things so that I could find those things that would make me happy and enrich my life. I was in Girl Scouts for several years which helped me develop my love of the outdoors as well as crafts. I took piano and swimming lessons for years and enjoyed both thoroughly. I tried both gymnastics and basketball before I found the sport that was just right...softball. I played softball from 1st grade through college. My love of the sport allowed me to meet and become friends with people I never would have known otherwise. I played on several teams and learned the invaluable skill of working with others, even when they have different ideas and viewpoints.
We currently live in a single story (with a finished basement), three-bedroom, two and a half-bathroom house in Missouri with our dogs Oreo and Mousse and cat Cookie (yes, our pets are named after sweets). The house is on a cul-de-sac, so we receive no extra traffic beyond that of our neighbors, which allows the children in the neighborhood the freedom to play outside safely. We’ve lived in this house for 11 years, and we believe it will be a fine place to start our family.
We have also recently purchased eight acres of land a little south of where we currently live. This land is completely wooded, and we are working on plans to build a new home there. It is an ideal location, we think, for raising and growing our family.
Jamie: My parents, Tom and Dot, are loving and supportive. They instilled in me a love and respect for education and fostered my interests any way they could.
I have one older sibling, my sister Bobbi. She is married to a great guy, Ed, and they have two amazing daughters, Sydney and Riley.
Jim: I always credit my Uncle Tim with my existence. Early on, my grandparents discovered that my Uncle Tim was deaf, so they moved to St. Louis to enroll him in St. Joseph, one of the best schools for the deaf at the time, before my mother (Sue) was born. She met my father (Jim) through his younger sister. My younger sister Julie has two children with her husband Joe: our nephew Tyler and niece Annie.