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Brendon & Dawn
Thank you for reading our profile. We hope you will find comfort knowing we are ready to provide a lifetime of unconditional love for your child. No words are able to capture our excitement of growing our family. It is our lifelong dream to become parents, our hearts are open and ready, and we cannot wait to share our lives through this journey.
When we decided to start our family, we made the choice for Dawn to be a stay-at-home parent. Since then she has been working on preparing our home for our future family. Brendon works full-time; however, he works from a home office so both of us are home during the day. We have dinner together every night and do not allow any electronics during dinner (we even collect our friends’ phones). We love food and recognize how important it is to eat healthy, this plays a huge part in our day to day life. Dawn does not cook anything from a box and will make everything from scratch! You will find her referencing recipes and then converting them to healthier versions. Brendon loves to come down from his home office and be the Sous Chef. We have lots of fun cooking our meals together! The children in our lives love to come over too, as Dawn pulls out the stool, kiddo aprons and guides them to be Jr. Chefs.
On the weekends Dawn always has something fun planned for us – dinner club, movies, exploring a new mountain town, to trying new restaurants or spending time with friends and family. We love to be active and enjoy local festivals, however, we also enjoy the occasional weekend staying in, playing video games or watching movies.
Fun Facts About Us
1. Brendon was on the History Channel’s show Pawn Stars.
2. Dawn has filled her first passport and is now collecting stamps in her second one.
3. Brendon knows 101 magic tricks and loves to entertain people.
4. When Dawn was a child they had a dog named Mandy, the family loved her so much, the next two dogs were both named Mandy too.
5. Brendon still has his 1st teddy bear, the lovable George, and he shares Brendon’s office space.
6. Dawn invented a board game to teach kids good table manners.
7. We share a similar nickname from our friends even though we didn’t know each other yet!
8. Dawn taught herself to sew and now makes some of her clothes.
9. Once a month Brendon has a “gaming Sunday” and been playing with the same group of friends for 20 years!
10. Every year Brendon paints a new piece of art for our home.
Our Dogs, Seven & Jelly
Our pets are members of our family and very much a part of our day-to-day life. Seven and Jelly are mixed cattle dogs both smart and well trained. We adopted them from local shelters and they have extremely loving, silly and friendly personalities. We have a dedicated play-time every day in the back yard, we bring them with us hiking or on trips and visit the dog park often.
Seven makes us laugh with her human-like actions; she “talks” to us, sits on the couch like a person and we are suspicious she can secretly tell time. She always knows within minutes when it is play or dinner time. She is obsessed with her frisbee. She loves to jump up and do back-flips. Jelly is a sweet and gentle snuggle bug. You will find her sitting beside you, laying her head on your shoulder and eager to give her love anytime. Outside Jelly is free and energetic, running figure 8 laps in the yard and playing with her home-made toys.
Our House and Neighborhood
We love living in beautiful Colorado with all it has to offer. Our home is in the suburbs of a major city allowing us close access to its enriching culture, arts, museums, music, sports and more. We are also located within an hour's drive from the mountains. We love to transform our weekends into adventures spending a Saturday at a parade downtown, hiking in the mountains, visiting a farmers market, skiing, or relaxing and barbecuing at home.
Our community is one of the most diverse in Colorado filled with all types of families and lots of children. Fourth of July is our favorite time in our neighborhood. The city firework show is right above our house and we are able to watch from our front lawn. Our entire block comes together to BBQ, play outdoor games and celebrate together. We also take advantage of being within walking distance to local activities, bike trails, nature paths, elementary schools and city rec centers with water parks. We cannot wait to share these incredible experiences and much more with a child.
Our home has four bedrooms, lots of bathrooms, two family rooms and plenty of space for a child to grow and play. We love our patio for barbecuing and hosting gatherings. We cannot wait to fill our yard with play-sets, sandboxes, a tire swing and so much more for a child.
Our Extended Families
We are fortunate to have family and friends around us in Colorado. Dawn has two siblings (a brother and a sister) and eight nieces and nephews who we love to hang out with when we can. Brendon has two older brothers, one niece and one nephew; most of his family lives in Iowa and we try to visit at least once a year.
We also consider our many friends and their children family. We spend our holidays and weekends together blended with everyone. We love to celebrate any reason to get together and enjoy checking out local festivals, exploring new parks, swimming or simple dinners. We truly love being able to spend time with everyone's children and Dawn is extremely proud she is the number one requested babysitter.
Dawn grew up in a very large extended family and was always spending lots of time with Aunts, Uncles, cousins, friends and more. Everyone was invited to everything! Today, Dawn keeps this open door policy and welcomes all into our home. Dawn also has a very musical family and this is a big part of our lives. Dawn loves to sing, play music and have dance parties. On game nights Brendon's imagination soars, he loves to be silly and play all sorts of make-believe games. He will tell stories, talk like a pirate and run around the house and play with the kids. We both have loving close families and friends who are extremely excited to welcome a new child into our world.
From Us to You
Hello, we are Dawn and Brendon. We would like to thank you for taking the time to read about us and are truly honored to be considered as parents for your child. We recognize the immeasurable amount of love you have for your child and the courage it takes to consider an adoption plan. Please know we have immense respect, love and admiration for you during this time and moving forward. We can assure you we will love, support, and nurture your child; they will be the center of our lives.
We've been together 9 years and from the beginning our relationship was very natural. On our first few dates, we found we had tons of things in common. We both share a love of adventure, trying new things and this led to creative dates packed with fun, travel and laughs. After a couple years of dating, Brendon proposed in our backyard and we were planning a small wedding outdoors. A few months later, we made a spontaneous decision to elope instead of getting married the following year. We were preparing to fly out for a vacation and Brendon convinced Dawn to get married in Las Vegas. At the airport Brendon bought a wedding band at jewelry kiosk and organized our wedding in less than 48 hours!
We are always together having fun, laughing and learning from our differences. We can appreciate the moments where our differences shine and compromising through them only strengthens our bond. Every morning we spend an hour conversing about the world, life and our goals. Brendon considers this time very special to him, as he appreciates Dawn’s personal view and her keen insights. Brendon says these are some of the things that make her such a special person and the love of his life. We decided very early on that Dawn would be a stay-home parent, she left her corporate career shortly after we were married in order for us to start our family. With no success on our own of getting pregnant, we easily came to the decision to adopt as our family plan. Since then, she has remained as a homemaker and cannot wait to have an amazing full-time job as a mom.
We've always been able to communicate, provide balance and support to each other and continue to do so through our marriage. Together we have built a loving and supportive home and feel we are able to create an amazing life for your child. We are excited to introduce the world and different life experiences and your child will bring such magic to each and every moment.
In our home we will build a strong foundation of family and their adoption story will always be an important part. They will always know their adoption plan was created out of your infinite love. We look forward to the opportunity to share more about you and your story with them as well. We are open to communication and will honor your desire to know him or her. We are happy to exchange pictures, letters, texts, emails, calls and other types of communication through all types of moments in your child’s life. Our hopes are to have a long and healthy relationship with you and your family.
Please know to be able to share our lives with your child would overflow our hearts with love and gratitude every day. We cannot wait to meet you.
Love and blessings,
Brendon & Dawn
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