We met on an on-line dating website (eHarmony) six years ago while Rick was serving in the U.S. Army in Iraq. It was “love at first email” and we are so very grateful that we met. Once Rick was deployed back to Hawaii we dated long distance and were married in 2011 surrounded by family and friends from all over the world. We love to share time with our family and friends and their children, cook delicious meals, hike, explore the outdoors and travel the world! We love each other very much and are able to provide a child with a very loving, safe, comfortable upbringing and an excellent education. We tried to get pregnant for several years and have decided now that adoption is the best way for us to create our family. We are so excited about our decision and the future.
Rick has two medical practices and Katherine is a business consultant. We are very lucky that we have flexible jobs that will allow us time off to be great parents and are so looking forward to being at home together with our baby. We are a very affectionate couple and hold hands, kiss and cuddle often. Our child will grow up knowing how wonderful it is to be part of a healthy, loving relationship.
We own a beautiful house in a safe and very family-friendly San Francisco, California neighborhood with great schools and healthcare. Our home has 4 bedrooms, a playroom and plenty of space for us to raise a family. We are across the road from a national park with amazing playgrounds, grassy fields, trails, community facilities and museums. We have a snuggly and talkative cat (Harry) that we rescued from the SPCA. We enjoy a variety of fun activities that will be even better as a family. We stay fit by working out, walking the trails in the National Park nearby and exploring the many beautiful places around San Francisco. We love cooking at home together and picnics in the park. We spend time with our friends and their children at their houses and ours, sharing meals and playing games.
We make a big deal of holidays and throw fun parties for birthdays, the Super Bowl, etc. On Cinco de Mayo we decorated the house with sombreros, piñatas and balloons. Katherine made Super Nachos and Rick put together a playlist of awesome Mexican music. We had a full house of friends and children running around having fun. For the World Cup, we threw a party with decorations of the flags of the countries, soccer quiz games and enjoyed food and music from those countries. At Easter, we made a delicious brunch for our friends and had an Easter egg hunt for kids in our backyard. We cannot wait to celebrate every milestone and holiday with our child. We love to go to baseball & basketball games, read and watch movies.
This year we took a road trip vacation to the Oregon coast over July 4th exploring Crater Lake, the mountains and the coast. We visited Australia for New Year and try to visit there at least once every two years. We so look forward to sharing Katherine’s Australian heritage with our child. We often take family members with us on fun trips. Last year we took our Moms to Washington DC to see the National Monuments and then to New York and Philadelphia to round out the history tour! We have also taken them to Mexico where we spent time at the zoo with 19 day old baby lions (really!) and took Mexican cooking classes. We have traveled across the U.S., and in many countries, and can’t wait to show our child the world too!