|Our Education||Technical degree/mechanic||Pediatric nursing|
|Our Professions||Rancher||Nurse with special needs children at school|
|Stay-At-Home||Part-time - Brian works from home||Yes!|
|Our Racial Background||Caucasian||Caucasian|
|Some of Brian & Anna's Favorites
|Favorite foods||Steak & Potatoes||Pasta|
|Favorite music||Rock||Anything but country! |
|Favorite Movie||Hatari||Love, Rosie|
|Favorite Book||Wild Cow Tales||Great Expectations|
|Favorite city||Parakou, Benin||Paris, France|
|More About Our Family
Growing up in Christian homes, we both attended church with our families. We met at missionary training and spent time in our 20s on the mission field. Brian worked with radio transmitters with a faith based organization in Guam and then in Benin (west Africa) as well as helped with several local youth groups. Anna ran a medical clinic in the Dominican Republic with a Christian mission where she became fluent in Spanish. We continue to serve at our church in the nursery (Anna) and on the security team (Brian) and support several overseas missionaries. We love God and have a passion to serve in whatever capacity we can - we continue to grow in our faith and our love for His people.
|Our Musical Interest|
We are music lovers and enjoy all types of music from Christian rock to rap to classical music. We both love to sing and though we are not talented players, we enjoy watching concerts, opera, symphony, etc. when the opportunity presents itself. Brian gets his love of music from his grandmother who led the church choir and Anna has grown to love music through choir and band as well as attending art performances.
|About Our Home|
We have a log cabin style ranch house on 37 acres. The remodeled home has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Our nursery has its own brand new bathroom! There is plenty of room to run and play outside and horses to ride later on. Many animals to interact with (chickens, cows, horses, etc.) as well our friendly dog, Tipton, who is great with children to have adventures with! From our living room there is a beautiful view of rolling hills out the big picture window and in the winter there is a cozy fireplace.
|Our Special Interests|
Anna enjoys sewing and crafting. She has mainly been working on crocheting baby blankets and clothes for friends and family. She plans to make blankets, sweaters and other clothing for her children in the future as well. Anna also enjoys writing - she has written poetry and short stories and is working on some children's books. In addition, she loves to cook and bake and spends time in the summer gardening and putting up/canning food for winter.
Brian has been working on saddle making and repair. He recently finished a pair of hand crafted and tooled leather chaps for riding. He is an avid reader and likes likes various topics from historical works to science fiction. He loves to work with his hands and builds and repairs many needed items around the ranch. Brian also greatly enjoys working with young horses to develop their talents and shape them into top notch cow horses. Many locals bring young horses to Brian to start their training and trust him to give the horses a good foundation.
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...
|Age of Child|
Newborn to 2 years old
We would love to welcome twins of any gender into our home!
We would welcome a boy or a girl to love and care for.
We would love to welcome a sibling group with the oldest up to 4 years old.
Thank you so much for getting to know us! We are looking forward to sharing our lifestyle of faith, family, and ranching with your child. We promise to provide a full life for your child with all that we have on our ranch. We will provide for their physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and educational needs to the best of our abilities and love them with all of our hearts. We promise to care for you and share our journey with you as well. Thank you for taking the time to get to know us. We look forward to getting to know you!