We met when we were still just teenagers in a small little mountain town in California - and small town living and love of nature are in our bones. We fell in love pretty quickly over our mutual love for life and ability to laugh despite hard times. We both experienced pretty traumatic events in our early life that shaped how we lived. Vikki was in a car accident and Tom underwent chemotherapy. It's a pretty hard thing to keep us down and we choose to meet all that life deals us with our faith, sense of humor and with lots of love and support from family and friends.
The first five years of our married life we devoted to building a home for our future family while also enjoying traveling around the country, from Hawaii to Alaska. During these years Vikki was a teacher and earned her masters while Tom worked for Boeing designing future airplanes. After a few tough years of planning for our adoption and surviving a few major life events, including a housefire, at last, in 2017, all our dreams came true when we adopted our beautiful daughter, Lydia.
Lydia is nothing short of amazing. When she joined our family, our life was great, but she just made it pure magic. She was an answered prayer and dream come true and we are still just pinching ourselves at how much fun raising her has been. She is funny and smart and loves learning. She has an absolute heart of gold and is so considerate of those around her. Lydia has asked for a baby brother or sister to play with for a long time and we are so excited to see her as a big sister one day. She talks daily about all the things she wants to share with her sibling including one day having bunk beds together. She will be the best big sister and will show our next child so much love and devotion. Lydia loves to do arts and crafts and walk around our lakes and can't wait to have a sibling to share all this with.