Our Extended Families
Being Silly with Stacey's Family

We feel very lucky that both of our families all live close by. Stacey's parents live about 15 minutes away and they still live in the same house Stacey grew up in. Chad's parents live about 30 minutes away from us.

We both are close to our families and enjoy getting together for family events or holidays. Christmas is a special holiday for our families. We spend time with each side and enjoy seeing our niece and nephew and watching them open their Christmas gifts. We also will play either a card game or board game with our families and we look forward to enjoying this same tradition with our child.

Chad's Family

Another special tradition is a New Year's Eve party with Stacey's family that has been a tradition since her mother was little. Many generations of family members get together to dance the night away and then ring in the new year at midnight with noisemakers. The neighbors will even come out and watch us do a noisy countdown to the new year! We love watching all the kids in our family enjoy this tradition and are looking forward to our child experiencing the fun along with their cousins!

Our House and Neighborhood
Our Home

We live in a ranch-style house with 3 bedrooms. One of Stacey's favorite rooms is the living room as it has a beautiful fireplace and is also where Chad proposed. We have lived in our home 10 years and repainted a few years ago. We specifically painted the guest room in a light green color as we knew we would be adopting and wanted to have a gender neutral color. We have a deck leading out to the backyard and there is the perfect space out there for a jungle gym. We also have a subdivision pool that has a kiddie pool as well as a larger pool with a slide. We look forward to taking our child swimming during the summer.

Local Playground

Our city also hosts many family related community events such as festivals, outdoor movie nights, scavenger hunts as well as activities and classes at the recreation center. Our city also has several beautiful parks, playgrounds and pools. Currently, they are working to expand the aquatic center and add another park. We are looking forward to taking our child to these amazing parks.

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