We are so grateful to be given the opportunity to have our profile read by you. Thank you! Thank you for giving us hope to one day become parents. Love, support and stability is something we cannot wait to give to a child. Just the thought of one day becoming parents fills our hearts with so much joy.

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Andy Shannen
job description
Restaurant Owner Senior Brand Manager, Marketing
Associate's Degree in Network Administration Bachelor's Degree in Marketing
Playing Guitar
Interior Decorating
Christmas Eve Family Party
Watching the Thanksgiving Day Parade
Pho Soup
Baked Ziti
Memory with a Child
Holding My Niece for the First Time
Memory with a Child
The First Time I Held My Goddaughter
TV Show
Modern Family
TV Show
Modern Family
Legally Married

Our Leisure Time
Cozy in Our Pj's - Ready for a Movie!

Leisure time for us is all about kicking back together in the living room. We put on our most comfortable sweats, put together a feast of all different snacks, and put on a movie. We all snuggle up on the couch and enjoy the moment. We don't know who loves this more ... us or the dogs!

When we're at the beach we like to take long bike rides and stop at different places we've been before. We also really enjoying taking walks with the dogs and letting them run around in the sand and up to the ocean. Seeing them look so free and happy while running around is so fun for us.

On Sundays, we make a big Sunday dinner and meal prep lunches for the week. We both enjoy cooking and we tend to have a great time while doing it together. Pinterest gives us great inspiration to try new foods and different recipes.

Our Family Traditions
We Love Disney!

We have so many family traditions and we love every single one!

Thanksgiving Eve: To us, this is the kick-off to the Christmas seasons. So on the eve of thanksgiving we exchange Christmas themed pajamas and watch Miracle on 34th Street. In the morning, we watch the parade on T.V. and make a warm breakfast before we head out to see our extended families. We've been doing this for over 10 years now!

Christmas Eve: This is a big one that involves our extended families. Both sides of family celebrate Christmas on the eve and it's something that both sides have done since we were kids. We both have the fondest memories of grandparents, aunts/uncles, cousins all gathered together to celebrate the season. Christmas carols, food, desserts and presents are all things that we both vividly remember. Today, we continue that tradition by hosting Christmas Eve at our house for all of our family. It's amazing now to see Christmas and this tradition through the eyes of the children in the family. It brings us right back to our own childhood.

Annual Disney World Trip: Ever since our honeymoon we've planned a trip back to Disney! We have so many traditions within this tradition! Disney is one of those places that cannot be replicated by anything else. It is truly magical and even more so when you there with the ones you love.

Fun Facts About Us:

  • We love Disney World and Disney movies. We make a Disney visit every year.
  • We own a deli right in our neighborhood. And the cool part is that Andy's parents' owned a deli when he was growing up. So it's been in his blood since a kid.
  • We both enjoy working out like lifting weights, running and doing recreational activities.
  • We have two young Chihuahuas, Olivia and Slash. They are our world and they'll do just about anything for a treat and a belly rub.
  • Shannen's parents own a beach house so we get to the beach anytime we want which is so awesome.
  • Both of our sisters' have two girls so we have two nieces on each side of the family.
  • We're obsessed with Christmas so we host an annual Christmas Eve party at our house and play the white elephant present exchange.
  • One our favorite traditions is our Christmas pajama exchange followed by watching Miracle on 34th Street the night before Thanksgiving.
  • Both of our parents' are still married! Andy's parents just celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary and Shannen's parents celebrated their 36th — and we all got married in the month of October!
  • We watch an episode of Modern Family almost every night.

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