Meet Andy & Danielle...
Andy and Danielle both grew up in Massachusetts. Andy has two younger brothers and Danielle is an only child. Andy is a project manager and engineer working on transit and transportation projects within the Boston area. Danielle is an executive assistant supporting the corporate planning and business development departments at a biopharmaceutical company located just outside of Boston. We both thoroughly enjoy what we do and those with whom we work. However, we always put our family first while maintaining a healthy work/life balance. We met in our early twenties, through mutual friends just over 10 years ago. We’ve been inseparable ever since. Andy grew up hiking/camping and volunteering earning eagle scout. Andy, of course, shared his love with nature with Danielle and soon we were tracking our experiences hiking/camping 4,000+ footers. In July 2013 we were engaged on top of Mount Bond in the white mountains. We’ve been happily married now for five years. We have raised two beautiful pups Carrigain and Baer both long-haired GSD’s.
Andy: I enjoy learning new things, building/tinkering in my shop/barn and listening to music. I find myself often daydreaming about my inventions being the next big thing.
Danielle: I enjoy antiquing, gardening and dancing. I take great pride being a therapy team with my partner Carrigain (the older of our pups) reading to the children at our local library.
As a couple we share a love for hiking, canoeing, cooking, skiing, animals, home renovations, travel, snuggling with our pups and spending time with family and friends during the holidays.
Qualities We See In Each Other
Andy: Danielle is persistent in what she believes in. She is friendly, caring, reliable, dedicated, compassionate, kind, cheerful and always puts those she cares for first. Danielle embodies all of the qualities of a mama bear.
Danielle: Andy is one of the most caring people I know. I feel the safest when I am by his side. He’s a true romantic. He’s sweet, smart, loyal, reliable, thrifty, brave, and funny (after all he was nominated class clown in HS). “Handy Andy” is always sticking his neck out for family and friends whether it’s to help them move, build a vegetable garden or run errands. Andy will be an amazing father. I can’t wait to watch him teach our child the importance of values and respect. He will encourage he/she to appreciate nature and to enjoy the little things in life.
Our Extended Family
Our family and friends (some adopted or connected to someone through adoption) have been unbelievably supportive in our decision to adopt. They’re excited to meet our newest family member!
Special Activities We Look Forward To Doing With Our Child
We will encourage questions, playing outside in the dirt, jumping in every puddle, sing-along songs, and will love our child with every ounce of our being. We envision exploring the trails behind our house, collecting salamanders, making walking sticks, tending to our vegetable garden, picnics in the park, and collecting seashells at the beach. At the end of a long day, we can’t imagine anything better than winding down for the evening with a big warm snuggle under blankets while roasting marshmallows by the bonfire.
Our Home & Neighborhood
We live in traditional colonial/farmhouse with a barn. We abut 100+ acres of conservation land with trails and fields overlooking rolling pastures that are home to horses, cows, sheep, goats, llamas, and more. Our community shares in the desire to continuously improve and enrich the land for our families to enjoy for years to come.
There’s lots more to learn about this family!
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