Our condominium is surrounded by seven beautiful acres. Even on the edge of a city we're lucky to be near a pond and so much wildlife. One morning we woke up to see an albino squirrel peeking into our window! Our 'backyard' is the campus where Joanna works, with its 300 acres of trails, butterfly meadow, dog park, playground and gardens. In the summer we enjoy taking our bikes on the bike trails. We can't wait to teach a child how to ride a bike and hope to be out there on the trail with a little one soon.
One of our favorite things about our town is that it has a very small-town feel. We can walk to everything. We've enjoyed getting to know the people who own the stores in our neighborhood over the seven years we've lived here.
Our condo is large and sunny with plenty of space for a child to grow up and run around. We'll often meet up with neighbors and their kids and dogs in the large park behind our community. Josh will fly his kites there and sometimes Joanna will just lie in the grass and read a book, listen to music, or chat with our neighbors. This is our forever home.
We're the first in our family to start a family, so everyone is incredibly excited about this child. Our families live ten minutes apart from each other in Philadelphia. This is just a couple hours away so we see our families often, especially for all of the holidays (and there are a lot between the two of us!)
Joanna's parents are retired and enjoy museums. They're looking forward to exploring the Smithsonian with a baby, the way they did with Joanna. Her aunt and uncle live a short drive away and look forward to teaching this little one to sail when they're older.
Josh's younger brother and sister are twins. His sister and her fiancé live in St. Louis with their three rescue dogs. We're looking forward to camping with them and our family. His brother lives in California but he and Josh stay connected by playing video games every week.
Our friends are family to us! We spend weekends cooking, skiing, taking road trips, celebrating holidays and even just running errands with them. Some of our friends are starting to have their own families now, so your child will have instant playmates.
There may not be a lot of us in our family, but that's exactly why everyone is so excited about this baby. That's why they're excited about you.
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