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Michael & Laura
Hi! We are Laura and Michael. Thank you so very much for taking the time to view our family profile! We are a fun loving family that would love to grow through adoption. Given the opportunity, we promise to provide endless love, support and laughter! We are so grateful that your strength has brought you here and that we might be so blessed upon your decision. Thanks again and sending all our hugs to you.
How We Met
We met by chance in California 12 years ago, when Michael was visiting friends for a football game. We just happened to meet after the game since we had friends who were dating. At the time, Michael lived in Arizona, while Laura was in California. Since we lived in different states, there didn't seem to be any hope of a relationship...but a week later Michael was on a plane to surprise Laura! We have been together ever since!
We spent 3 years traveling back and forth almost every weekend. But after almost 3 years, we got engaged, married and settled into our first place in Arizona. Those were great memories, but also the longest 3 years of our life. We love to go back to the beach in California for vacation and recently took our son to the place we met. We look forward to many fun trips ahead and sharing our love story with our growing family!
Our lifestyle is best described as family-oriented fun. We do almost everything together. We both work really hard, but always make time for each other and our son. We love to go to restaurants and sit outside or play for hours in the big park by our house. Our neighborhood has lots of young families, so there's always friends and great interaction. We love to go to spring training baseball games and hang out in the pool all summer. Because of the amazing weather in Arizona, we're even able to spend winters outside. It's common for us to spend winter nights making s’mores in the backyard fire pit, while laughing with friends and family.
An average weekend for us includes group pancake cooking in the morning or a walk to the local bagel shop. Then park time late morning with swings and lots of running and playing. We typically find an activity that everyone will enjoy together in the afternoons and cozy up for a movie and popcorn after a healthy dinner at night. Laura loves to cook and always does a lot of cooking both weekends and weeknights. Family dinners are important to us during the week and we enjoy getting caught up and filled in on the day events!
Favorite Vacation Spot
Our favorite vacation spot is California. We met there, and still have many friends living there. It's a great way to escape the Arizona heat with a short trip. We typically rent a house close to friends and the beach. That way we can spend time just as a family or gather all the kids together somewhere for some group playtime.
All three of us love the beach, so we usually kick-off the shoes and spend hours in the sand. We build sand castles, put our feet in the ocean and throw frisbees. Basically, any beach activity is perfect for us! Plus, it's a great excuse to be outside.
We bring plenty of sunblock, snacks, and build a big tent, so we can be protected from too much sun. We also love to find good outdoor restaurants where we can sit together on the patio and enjoy great food and company. The thought of having another child to play with and join in our fun makes us so happy and excited for our future trips. We can't wait to make memories, travel together, and ultimately do everything we can to make sure your child is happy.
Our Extended Families
Family is extremely important to us! Our parents on both sides are still married, Laura’s celebrated 42 years this year and Michael’s have been married for 36. We love spending time with them and do so regularly. Michael’s parents live about 30 minutes away and have a family business that many family members are a part of including Michael's grandmother!
Michael’s younger brother lives close by as well. He is a fantastic uncle and all around super awesome guy! Since we have so many extended family members close by, we enjoy large holiday get-togethers and birthday celebrations!
Laura’s parents live in Boston and also have their own business. They plan to retire in sunny Arizona within the next couple years and we are counting down! In the meantime we plan fun trips to their summer lakeside cabin and they visit regularly. Laura also has a younger brother and sister‑in-law we are very close to.
We feel blessed to have such a loving family who supports us and also can't wait for another little one to add to our clan!
Our House and Neighborhood
We live in a suburban neighborhood in Arizona with lots of young families and we love it! There are three parks within walking distance and plenty of neighborhood kids that we enjoy for play dates and BBQs. Our home is a ranch with a large backyard and pool for regular swimming. The home itself has a lovely open floor plan with wood floors and lots of light. Our favorite room is the kitchen which is connected to our family room. We love to entertain in that area, gather and eat!
There are also tons of fun local activities! Some of our favorites include going to the spring training baseball games in March, visiting the zoo, going to concerts in the park, and enjoying the walking paths. On Saturday mornings we usually stroll or bike down to the local coffee and bagel shop where they have the world's best bagels! When it gets hot in the summer we make pancakes and enjoy them poolside!
It's not often cold in Arizona, but when it is - we love to light the fire pit in our backyard and roast marshmallows!
From Us to You
Words cannot express our gratitude towards you and the love you have for your child. Adoption is an amazing gift that without a strong person like you would not be possible, and for that we thank you from the very bottom of our hearts.
How to summarize us: We have been together for 12 years and married for 8. We love and laugh all the time. Mike especially never takes anything too seriously. We are both big dreamers, people say we are idealists but the truth is, anything is possible and we are entrepreneurs at heart. Laura has an interior design firm (5 minutes from our home) and Michael is the president of a supplement company.
Together we are constantly encouraging each other and inspiring each other for the road ahead of us. Our largest blessing in life is our son who is the happiest little man you will ever meet. His energy level and love for life never ceases to amaze us. He loves to play with whoever is willing to get down on the ground and play with him and to say he is excited to be a big brother would be an understatement... he cannot wait!!
We want you to feel comfortable knowing that this child is surrounded by love and support, always. We think individualism and God given gifts should be celebrated and encouraged. We will do everything we can to make sure your child knows how special they are and support whatever hobbies or activities they are interested in doing!
We strive to travel often and see the world. Your child would be exposed to many adventures both big and small. We love turning ordinary things into adventures, like a trip to the park or yogurt shop, making hot chocolate, or our favorite thing... roasting marshmallows at our parent's lakeside cabin.
We promise to always provide a safe and nurturing home, surrounded with love and faith in God. We promise to always encourage each other and stick together as a family. We promise to always laugh with your child, hug and kiss them, pray for them and support them in anything and everything they aspire to do in life. We will forever love them unconditionally and always remind them what a special gift they are.
Life is the greatest gift ever and we promise to always honor you, your decision, and the love of family forever.
We believe it is important for this child to know that he or she was adopted at an early age and know how much he or she is loved by you. We look forward to sharing updates, photos, videos, and staying in touch if you desire to. You will be an extension of our family and we promise to remind this child of all the love that surrounds adoption.
Thank you for taking the time to read about us and consider our family. We pray that you will find peace and comfort in this process as you search to find the perfect fit.
Michael & Laura
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