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Jonas & Kelly

Hi there! We are a laid-back, down home kind of couple living in Louisiana. You're likely considering many options right now. We know whatever decision you make will be out of the immense love you have for your baby. We truly hope you feel an incredible peace with your decision. We're grateful for the opportunity to share a little about ourselves with you as you consider the future for your child. Thank you!

About Us

Jonas
Kelly
Job
Train Engineer
Future Stay-at-Home Mom
Education
High School
Associate's Degree in Interior Design
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

Religion in Our Lives

Fourth of July Picnic at Our Church

Our faith is a very important part of our daily lives. We are very active members of a wonderful church. Jonas and his entire family have been attending there his whole life. We run the sound and media for each service. On Sundays we attend Sunday School, AM service, Discipleship class and evening service. We also attend a Bible study on Wednesday nights.

Our church loves get-togethers and uses every occasion they can find to have one. We love being involved in our church! Each year, we both assist with Vacation Bible School and the Fall Festival. Jonas runs the sound for music and puppets during VBS. Kelly teaches a class and puts together the "big event" at the end of the week. We close out the VBS with a cookout at the church pavilion and themed games for the kids to play. It's always a busy time, but we love planning events! Jonas always helps build the games, and he and his dad pair up to run a game that night.

Fun Facts About Us:

Taking a Break at the Air Force Museum

  • Kelly loves kids! She worked in children's ministry as a teacher, as well as on the drama and puppet teams for about 12 years. She also worked in daycare for about 2 years.
  • Jonas is thrilled with anything space and aviation. He's been to several space centers and air museums. He can't wait to share trips like this with his future family!
  • Kelly enjoys trying new recipes, as well as baking family favorites like Pumpkin Bread at Thanksgiving and Ginger Molasses cookies at Christmas.
  • Jonas doesn't sing in public, but knows the words to almost every old country song and frequently sings or whistles around the house.
  • Kelly is often caught dancing along to music as she cleans the house. She also admits to listening to Christmas music all year long.
  • Jonas loves making new parts and gadgets on his mill or lathe in his shop. He's found working there often!
  • Kelly is a gamer. She plays board games, cards, and video games. Growing up, her family had Friday game night with fun foods like tacos and pizza. This is a tradition we'd like to continue with our own family.
  • Jonas is shy in public, but at home he is always making jokes and doing things to make people laugh. He'll randomly go through an entire conversation using only song lyrics, just to be silly.
  • Adoption in Our Lives

    When Kelly was young, she found out one of her grandfathers was adopted. After her mom explained what adoption was, Kelly knew immediately that she would adopt someday too. She later found out an older cousin was adopted, her second grade teacher adopted a baby (that she was able to meet), and a few families at her church also adopted about that same time. This just solidified the desire inside her to adopt.

    Kelly brought up the topic of adoption early on in the relationship. Jonas agreed it would be a great way to have the large family we wanted, having both biological and adopted children. Very soon after marriage came the infertility diagnosis. Though it was unexpected, it wasn't the end of it all. It just meant skipping the biological child step in growing our family and starting to plan for our family through adoption.

    Photos

    A Cloudy Day by the Lake
    A Cloudy Day by the Lake
    Jonas Teaching at Vacation Bible School
    Jonas Teaching at Vacation Bible School
    Enjoying the Sunshine on Our Four Wheeler
    Enjoying the Sunshine on Our Four Wheeler
    At a Park by Lake Michigan
    At a Park by Lake Michigan
    Kelly Can't Help Spoiling Miss Kitty!
    Kelly Can't Help Spoiling Miss Kitty!
    Getting Ready to Fly in a Bi-Plane
    Getting Ready to Fly in a Bi-Plane
    Jonas & His Grandma
    Jonas & His Grandma
    Kelly & Her Grandmother
    Kelly & Her Grandmother
    Having Fun at a Family Birthday Party
    Having Fun at a Family Birthday Party
    Kelly Diamond Painting Christmas Ornaments for Our Tree
    Kelly Diamond Painting Christmas Ornaments for Our Tree
    Jonas Practicing His Guitar
    Jonas Practicing His Guitar
    On Our Back Deck
    On Our Back Deck
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    A Cloudy Day by the Lake
    A Cloudy Day by the Lake
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    Jonas Teaching at Vacation Bible School
    Jonas Teaching at Vacation Bible School
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    Enjoying the Sunshine on Our Four Wheeler
    Enjoying the Sunshine on Our Four Wheeler
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    At a Park by Lake Michigan
    At a Park by Lake Michigan
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    Kelly Can't Help Spoiling Miss Kitty!
    Kelly Can't Help Spoiling Miss Kitty!
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    Getting Ready to Fly in a Bi-Plane
    Getting Ready to Fly in a Bi-Plane
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    Jonas & His Grandma
    Jonas & His Grandma
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    Kelly & Her Grandmother
    Kelly & Her Grandmother
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    Having Fun at a Family Birthday Party
    Having Fun at a Family Birthday Party
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    Kelly Diamond Painting Christmas Ornaments for Our Tree
    Kelly Diamond Painting Christmas Ornaments for Our Tree
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    Jonas Practicing His Guitar
    Jonas Practicing His Guitar
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    On Our Back Deck
    On Our Back Deck

    Our House and Neighborhood

    Our Home

    We love our home and cannot wait to raise a family here! Our home has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. The rest of the 2,500 square feet holds a wide open floorplan that is great for family get-togethers! We built our home on Jonas' Papaw's land here in Louisiana. Mamaw and Papaw, of course, live on the property, as do Jonas' parents. Though we are fairly close, we can't see each other's homes through all the trees.

    His Papaw has about 120 acres with lots of woods and trails around the area, a fishing pond, and a big hayfield (where Jonas likes to go fly his remote control jet). We are just a short trek through the woods to it all!

    At our house we have about a full acre cleared, so there is room for our garden and a big yard so a little one can run and play. We just put a large back deck on our place so we can have some family cookouts now too! We love living out here in the country. We call it our "Oasis in the Pines."

    Though we are out in the country a little bit, we are still pretty close to town, and about an hour away from larger cities. It's the best of both worlds, near to everything, but none of the traffic and noise.

    Our Extended Families

    Papaw, Mamaw & Jonas' Parents

    Jonas is an only child. His parents have been married for 41 years. Mamaw and Papaw, Grandma, and his aunt, uncle and two cousins all live here in town, so we see each other often.

    At Thanksgiving each year, the whole family goes to the campground and spends the day together, eating and visiting around the campfire until bedtime.

    Kelly With Her Parents & Grandmother

    Kelly's parents have been married for 39 years. They currently live in Michigan along with most of Kelly's extended family, which includes numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. She also still has both of her grandmothers. Her brother and his family live in Kansas. He just recently adopted his stepson, and they also have a little girl.

    We also have a beautiful black and white, very spoiled cat named Miss Kitty.

    From Us to You

    Thank you so much for taking the time to read our profile and consider us as adoptive parents. We have always dreamed of becoming parents and can't wait to share our love, our faith and our lives with a child.

    We have been married for four years and grow closer together every day. We're truly best friends and spend a great deal of our free time enjoying life with each other. Our hope is to continue sharing this "together time" with our future child, growing strong bonds that give him or her a sense of security and confidence as they grow up. We want them to enjoy life, feel comfortable with who they are, and for them to pursue their dreams!

    We are also excited to share our love of traveling! We made many happy memories on vacations and road trips throughout our lives and we want to continue traveling with our future little one, allowing them to experience new adventures and make many happy memories of their own.

    When at home, we like to spend time swimming at Jonas' parent's house, going four-wheeling on the trails through the woods, working in the garden, or sitting on the back deck looking up at the stars. These simple moments are important to us, and can be amazing times for bonding together and enjoying nature as a family.

    Our whole family is excited to gain a new member and looks forward to meeting him or her! The little one would be the first grandchild and great-grandchild on Jonas' side of the family. He or she would be grandchild number three on Kelly's side. We have lost count as to how many great-grandkids it is on Kelly's side of the family, but our little one will be just as loved and welcomed as the rest of them. No such thing as too many babies for a great-grandma to spoil!

    There are a few things that we feel are important to mention as you consider us as an option for your child. We do intend for there to be at least one sibling in the future. Also, Kelly will continue to stay at home full-time as a little one joins our family.

    Kelly was homeschooled from third grade on. She absolutely loved it! Aside from that, we feel strongly about the benefits of homeschooling. We both wish to pursue that route of education for our future family.

    As for communication, we are happy to send pictures and letters/emails if you desire them. We are open to discussing the frequency of communication, a possible visit or two, etc. The most important thing is for the little one to grow up knowing they are loved by all of their family members. We want what is best for them. If chosen, we want him or her to understand from the first moment that they were adopted. It will never be a secret; it is something to be celebrated, a part of who they are. It's their story. You are also part of their story and we never want to take that from them. We will share age appropriate details of their story and answer questions with honesty and openness as they grow and desire to learn more.

    We hope this gives you a good idea as to who we are and of the life we would provide for your child if chosen. Thank you for spending a few moments getting to know us! We are grateful for this chance to introduce ourselves to you.

    Jonas & Kelly

    Favorites

    Jonas
    Kelly
    Actor
    Arnold Swarzenegger
    Zachary Quintaro (Star Trek)
    Actress
    Jennifer Lawrence. (Hunger Games)
    Animal
    Dog
    Pig
    Author
    Chuck Missler
    Jill Eileen Smith
    Book
    Bible
    A Little Princess
    Candy Bar
    3 Musketeers
    Peanut butter cups
    Cartoon
    LooneyTunes
    Garfield and Friends
    Childhood Memory
    Going to space centers on various vacations
    Spending summer weekends at our family's cottage on the lake
    Childhood Toy
    Legos
    The Skip-It. Hooked the loop around one foot and swirled it to jump over it with the other foot.
    Children's Book
    Tom Sawyer
    One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Suess
    City
    Don't like cities, too crowded and busy
    Washington D.C. for all of the museums
    Classic Movie
    Last Action Hero
    It's a Wonderful Life
    Color
    Blue
    Dark Blue
    Day of Week
    Tuesday
    Dessert
    Oreo Pie
    Brownies
    Disney Movie
    The Lion King
    Dream Car
    69 Corvette 427 4 speed
    Any truck that runs well and has AC!
    Dream Job
    Scientist
    Artist/Painter
    Dream Vacation
    Hawaii
    Alaska
    Family Activity
    Flying Model Rockets
    Playing board games
    Flower / Plant
    Morning Glory
    Tulips
    Food
    Chili
    Cheese pizza with extra garlic
    Form of Exercise
    Swimming
    Swimming
    Fruit
    Peach
    Kiwi
    Game
    Labyrinth
    Ticket to Ride
    Hobby
    Metal machining on my mill
    Reading
    Holiday
    Christmas
    Christmas
    Holiday Song
    Beautiful Star of Bethlehem
    O Holy Night
    Holiday Tradition
    Getting together with family
    Reading the Nativity story
    Ice Cream
    Chocolate chip cookie dough
    Cookies and Cream
    Junk Food
    Sour cream and onion Lays Stax chips
    Ice Cream
    Leisure Activity
    Gardening
    Playing a video game, Minecraft usually
    Memory with a Child
    Helping out at VBS each year
    Well, it's with multiple children. I absolutely loved working with preschoolers as a Sunday school teacher.
    Memory with Spouse
    Spending time away from everything in a cabin in the woods for our honeymoon
    The first time Jonas took me on a ride through the woods on his 4-wheeler. It was so beautiful, like a story book setting.
    Movie
    Frequency
    Lord of the Rings Trilogy
    Movie Munchie
    Chips
    Movie Quote
    I'll be back - Arnold Schwarzenegger
    I don't have a favorite, I just keep thinking of "Life is like a box of chocolates" from Forest Gump.
    Movie Type
    Action
    Children's and Sci-fi are a tie
    Musical
    Fiddler on the Roof
    Musical Group
    Alabama
    Point of Grace
    Nursery Rhyme
    Itsy bitsy spider
    Olympic Event
    Gymnastics for summer games and Ice Skating in the winter games.
    Personal Hero
    Jesus
    Queen Esther, she was extremely brave and obeyed God even though she didn't know what the outcome would be.
    Play
    Don't Be Afraid Brigade (Christmas play when I was young, had the lead role)
    Quality about my Spouse
    She's caring
    His sense of humor! He is always making me laugh.
    Quote
    Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep forever... Thomas Jefferson
    More of a saying than a quote... If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
    Restaurant
    Chili's
    Red Robin
    Sandwich
    Bacon
    Turkey with cheese curls on it
    Scripture
    Romans 5:8 But God demonstrated his own love for us in this, that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
    I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
    Shopping Store
    Lowe's
    Hobby Lobby
    Song
    Show Me the Cross
    It Is Well - Hymn
    Sport to Play
    Baseball
    Bowling
    Sport to Watch
    College Football
    Subject in School
    Science
    History
    Superhero
    Darkwing Duck
    Thing to Cook
    Steak
    Spaghetti
    Time of Day
    Morning
    Morning
    Tradition
    Going to Mamaw's for supper every Wednesday
    Going to Sunrise service on Easter
    TV Show
    24
    Wheel of Fortune
    TV Show Character
    Jack Bauer
    Daniel Jackson on Stargate, played by Michael Shanks.
    Type of Music
    Southern Gospel
    Christmas, I listen to it year round
    Vacation Spot
    Tennessee or Kentucky
    Somewhere new, we like to find new things to do and places to explore.
    Video Game
    X-Plane Flight Simulator
    Minecraft

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