Meet Brandon and Julie...
Brandon is a Staff Engineer and Julie is a senior platform engineer. We met 11 years ago on a dating website and it didn’t take long before we fell in love. Within 5 years we were engaged and buying our first home by the next year we were married. The day we found out we wouldn’t be able to get pregnant was extremely hard. After hearing the news we took some time to consider all of our options and figure out how we wanted to move forward. Adoption had been something we had talked about early on in our relationship and had agreed we would love to adopt. However, once it became one of our only options it felt like fate.
Our Extended Family:
Julie grew up not far from where we live now, with her mom, dad and three sisters. She also has a large extended family that she is very close to. Brandon grew up in Cambridge with his mom, dad and one bother. He spent the majority of his life living in a three-family home, with his paternal grandparents on the first floor and cousins/aunts/uncles on the third floor. Because we both come from very close families, family has and will always be very important to us.
Christmas is our favorite holiday and to prepare we love decorating, making gingerbread houses, Christmas shopping and finding ways to give back. Most recently we’ve started a new tradition of taking our niece and nephew on the polar express- which they look forward to every year! Birthdays are also big in our family. We always make sure when its someone’s birthday we take a day to celebrate them. Most recently we hosted our nieces third birthday party- filled with a petting zoo, unicorn (pony) rides, and a bounce house!
Our Home and Neighborhood:
Last year we were lucky enough to move into our “forever home”. It’s a traditional colonial that sits on about 1 acre of unobstructed land and in an amazing neighborhood filled with families. We have 4 bedrooms and the nursery has already been decided- but currently sits empty until we are lucky enough to be chosen.
Activities We Look Forward To Doing With Our Child:
There are so many things we are looking forward to doing with our children. Traveling has always been something we love doing together, and it is something we plan on continuing with our children. Being able to show them new places while making amazing memories that will last a lifetime. One place we can’t wait to take them is Disney World, we both already enjoy going but know it is going to be so much better when we can take our own kids and seeing their reactions to the “magic” of Disney. We are also looking forward to all the little moments, like being able to wake up to them every morning, snuggling with them when their sick or tired, making them laugh/smile, seeing them take their first steps and hearing the word “mom”/”dad” for the first time.
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