|Our Education||Law School||Law School|
|Our Racial Background||Caucasian||Caucasian|
|Some of Russell & Candace's Favorites
|Favorite Childhood Memory||Saving quarters for two years and finally being able to buy a star wars lego set, age 10||Surprise trip to Anaheim Angels baseball game, age 9|
|Our Favorite Books||C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters||Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities|
|Favorite Christmas Movie||Scrooge||The Preacher's Wife|
|Favorite Starbucks Drink||Caramel Apple Spice||Vanilla Latte|
|Best Vacation Ever!||Disneyland||Italy|
|I want to teach my child to...||Swim, rollerskate, play guitar||Sing and play a sport|
|More About Our Family
|Our Special Interests|
We are a very active family! We love taking walks in nature and rollerblading, and you can frequently find us at the gym. We love outdoor activities like going to the beach, walking in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, and going apple or pumpkin picking. We also love baking. We frequently bake treats for our small group at church and have developed a reputation in that group for our elaborate desserts. Most evenings, you can find us watching a movie or reading a book out loud together.
Our faith in Christ defines everything about our family. His love is the example that we seek to follow in our relationship with each other and in our relationships with others. His truth and guidance are what we pray for, both for ourselves and for our future children. His word is the instruction that we apply to each aspect of our lives, including our work, our marriage, our finances, and our interactions with others.
|Our Musical Interest|
We love music! We have both sung in choirs for many years and we find joy and laughter in singing together. Candace grew up with a mother who taught her to sing, and she, her mother, and sister would often, and still do, sing in three-part harmony together. Candace was in her school choirs every year from Fourth Grade through college. Russ taught himself how to play the guitar in high school and sung on his church's youth worship team and in the Men's Glee Club in college. We also sang in our previous church's choir together.
|We live in the state of...|
We live in the beautiful state of Virginia. We love the full four seasons that we get to experience here. Our home is close to the beach and within a few hours of the scenic Shenandoah Valley. We go to the beach frequently each summer and take trips to Shenandoah regularly.
Our town in Virginia is a perfect place for a family. It has trails, parks, sports fields and courts, and plenty of youth sports programs. We live in a beautiful, quiet apartment community and are saving up for a down payment on a home soon. Our neighborhood is full of children and friendly families, and our community hosts activities like game nights and pool parties several times each year. Our community also has wonderful amenities, including a pool, game room, and theatre.
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...
|Age of Child|
Yes! We would love twins.
|Ethnicity of Child||Any race|
|Future Contact with Birth Family|
Photos, Letters, and visits.
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us. We are so excited to become parents. The opportunity to love, teach, and provide for a child thrills and humbles us. We will care for and nurture any child in our home with great joy, diligence, and reliance upon God. We would be happy to share photos, letters, and a visit if that is your desire.