We live in Southern California. We just moved into a large home in a new neighborhood with the intention of growing our family. Our favorite room in the house is the game room. It is a great place to hang out together. We also love our backyard because we can play with our dogs and lounge by the fire pit.
We feel blessed to live in such an amazing part of the country; not only because of the amazing weather all year around, but also because we are so close to many attractions and areas of interest. If you drive an hour in any direction from our house you can either be at the beach, in the mountains, or in the desert. We are also less than an hour away from Disneyland, Universal Studios and the Los Angeles Zoo.
We love to be out and about, and our neighborhood is perfect for children. We are close to several parks and one big city park. Our city park is fairly new and has walking trails, hockey rink, swimming pools, community center and several play grounds. We love to take our dogs to the dog park.
Our families are very similar. We both have parents who have been married for over 35 years, and we also have one sister each. We are blessed to both have supportive and loving families. Lynn's family has been touched by adoption in many ways. Her brother-in-law is adopted and he and her sister just welcomed a little girl into their home through fostering. Lynn also has two cousins who have adopted children into their home. Jeff's paternal grandfather was adopted as well. We are happy to have family who are very comfortable with adoption, and we know this child will grow up with cousins who have a similar story to theirs.
Our family loves to travel. We make it a point every year to go on a family vacation together. Each member takes a turn choosing where the next vacation will be. This a fairly new tradition, but so far we have been to Hawaii, Disney World and are currently planning a trip to Ireland and the UK. Going to new places and experiencing new cultures is nice, but our favorite part of each trip is the dedicated time being spent together.
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