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Michael & Laura

Hi! We are Laura and Michael. Thank you so very much for taking the time to view our family profile! We are a fun loving family that would love to grow through adoption. Given the opportunity, we promise to provide endless love, support and laughter! We are so grateful that your strength has brought you here and that we might be so blessed upon your decision. Thanks again and sending all our hugs to you.

About Us

Michael
Laura
Job
President
Owner
Education
Bachelor's Degree in Communications
Bachelor's Degree in Interior Design
Children
Weston (5)
Relationship
Legally Married

How We Met

At a Cabin in the Woods

We met by chance in California 12 years ago, when Michael was visiting friends for a football game. We just happened to meet after the game since we had friends who were dating. At the time, Michael lived in Arizona, while Laura was in California. Since we lived in different states, there didn't seem to be any hope of a relationship...but a week later Michael was on a plane to surprise Laura! We have been together ever since!

Our Beautiful Family

We spent 3 years traveling back and forth almost every weekend. But after almost 3 years, we got engaged, married and settled into our first place in Arizona. Those were great memories, but also the longest 3 years of our life. We love to go back to the beach in California for vacation and recently took our son to the place we met. We look forward to many fun trips ahead and sharing our love story with our growing family!

Our Lifestyle

Relaxing at Home

Our lifestyle is best described as family-oriented fun. We do almost everything together. We both work really hard, but always make time for each other and our son. We love to go to restaurants and sit outside or play for hours in the big park by our house. Our neighborhood has lots of young families, so there's always friends and great interaction. We love to go to spring training baseball games and hang out in the pool all summer. Because of the amazing weather in Arizona, we're even able to spend winters outside. It's common for us to spend winter nights making s’mores in the backyard fire pit, while laughing with friends and family.

An average weekend for us includes group pancake cooking in the morning or a walk to the local bagel shop. Then park time late morning with swings and lots of running and playing. We typically find an activity that everyone will enjoy together in the afternoons and cozy up for a movie and popcorn after a healthy dinner at night. Laura loves to cook and always does a lot of cooking both weekends and weeknights. Family dinners are important to us during the week and we enjoy getting caught up and filled in on the day events!

Favorite Vacation Spot

Building Sand Castles

Our favorite vacation spot is California. We met there, and still have many friends living there. It's a great way to escape the Arizona heat with a short trip. We typically rent a house close to friends and the beach. That way we can spend time just as a family or gather all the kids together somewhere for some group playtime.

All three of us love the beach, so we usually kick-off the shoes and spend hours in the sand. We build sand castles, put our feet in the ocean and throw frisbees. Basically, any beach activity is perfect for us! Plus, it's a great excuse to be outside.

We bring plenty of sunblock, snacks, and build a big tent, so we can be protected from too much sun. We also love to find good outdoor restaurants where we can sit together on the patio and enjoy great food and company. The thought of having another child to play with and join in our fun makes us so happy and excited for our future trips. We can't wait to make memories, travel together, and ultimately do everything we can to make sure your child is happy.

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Dad Day at School!
Dad Day at School!
Our Trip to Italy
Our Trip to Italy
Family Vacation 2019!
Family Vacation 2019!
Being Goofy!
Being Goofy!
Mom's Day at School
Mom's Day at School
Michael and Wes
Michael and Wes
Napa Film Festival
Napa Film Festival
Headed Out for a Date Night!
Headed Out for a Date Night!
Wes LOVES Twizzlers!
Wes LOVES Twizzlers!
Playing in the Snow
Playing in the Snow
Utah Ski Trip
Utah Ski Trip
Spring Training Game and Cotton Candy
Spring Training Game and Cotton Candy
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Our Trip to Italy
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Family Vacation 2019!
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Being Goofy!
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Mom's Day at School
Mom's Day at School
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Michael and Wes
Michael and Wes
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Napa Film Festival
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Headed Out for a Date Night!
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Wes LOVES Twizzlers!
Wes LOVES Twizzlers!
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Playing in the Snow
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Utah Ski Trip
Utah Ski Trip
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Spring Training Game and Cotton Candy
Spring Training Game and Cotton Candy

Our Extended Families

Mother's Day Brunch with Grandma!

Family is extremely important to us! Our parents on both sides are still married, Laura’s celebrated 42 years this year and Michael’s have been married for 36. We love spending time with them and do so regularly. Michael’s parents live about 30 minutes away and have a family business that many family members are a part of including Michael's grandmother!

Weston with Papa

Michael’s younger brother lives close by as well. He is a fantastic uncle and all around super awesome guy! Since we have so many extended family members close by, we enjoy large holiday get-togethers and birthday celebrations!

Laura’s parents live in Boston and also have their own business. They plan to retire in sunny Arizona within the next couple years and we are counting down! In the meantime we plan fun trips to their summer lakeside cabin and they visit regularly. Laura also has a younger brother and sister‑in-law we are very close to.

We feel blessed to have such a loving family who supports us and also can't wait for another little one to add to our clan!

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Home

We live in a suburban neighborhood in Arizona with lots of young families and we love it! There are three parks within walking distance and plenty of neighborhood kids that we enjoy for play dates and BBQs. Our home is a ranch with a large backyard and pool for regular swimming. The home itself has a lovely open floor plan with wood floors and lots of light. Our favorite room is the kitchen which is connected to our family room. We love to entertain in that area, gather and eat!

There are also tons of fun local activities! Some of our favorites include going to the spring training baseball games in March, visiting the zoo, going to concerts in the park, and enjoying the walking paths. On Saturday mornings we usually stroll or bike down to the local coffee and bagel shop where they have the world's best bagels! When it gets hot in the summer we make pancakes and enjoy them poolside!

It's not often cold in Arizona, but when it is - we love to light the fire pit in our backyard and roast marshmallows!

From Us to You

Words cannot express our gratitude towards you and the love you have for your child. Adoption is an amazing gift that without a strong person like you would not be possible, and for that we thank you from the very bottom of our hearts.

How to summarize us: We have been together for 12 years and married for 8. We love and laugh all the time. Mike especially never takes anything too seriously. We are both big dreamers, people say we are idealists but the truth is, anything is possible and we are entrepreneurs at heart. Laura has an interior design firm (5 minutes from our home) and Michael is the president of a supplement company.

Together we are constantly encouraging each other and inspiring each other for the road ahead of us. Our largest blessing in life is our son who is the happiest little man you will ever meet. His energy level and love for life never ceases to amaze us. He loves to play with whoever is willing to get down on the ground and play with him and to say he is excited to be a big brother would be an understatement... he cannot wait!!

We want you to feel comfortable knowing that this child is surrounded by love and support, always. We think individualism and God given gifts should be celebrated and encouraged. We will do everything we can to make sure your child knows how special they are and support whatever hobbies or activities they are interested in doing!

We strive to travel often and see the world. Your child would be exposed to many adventures both big and small. We love turning ordinary things into adventures, like a trip to the park or yogurt shop, making hot chocolate, or our favorite thing... roasting marshmallows at our parent's lakeside cabin.

We promise to always provide a safe and nurturing home, surrounded with love and faith in God. We promise to always encourage each other and stick together as a family. We promise to always laugh with your child, hug and kiss them, pray for them and support them in anything and everything they aspire to do in life. We will forever love them unconditionally and always remind them what a special gift they are.

Life is the greatest gift ever and we promise to always honor you, your decision, and the love of family forever.

We believe it is important for this child to know that he or she was adopted at an early age and know how much he or she is loved by you. We look forward to sharing updates, photos, videos, and staying in touch if you desire to. You will be an extension of our family and we promise to remind this child of all the love that surrounds adoption.

Thank you for taking the time to read about us and consider our family. We pray that you will find peace and comfort in this process as you search to find the perfect fit.

Michael & Laura

Favorites

Michael
Laura
Actor
Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
Actress
Charlize Theron
Nicole Kidman
Animal
Lion
Dog
Author
Walter Isaacson
John Grisham
Book
Steve Jobs
Notebook
Candy Bar
Prefer sour patch kids
Snickers
Childhood Memory
Yankee Stadium with my Dad
Sleepovers with cousins and friends
Childhood Toy
Microphone with stand
Pound Puppy
Children's Book
Little Blue Truck
Corduroy
City
New York
San Francisco
Classic Movie
Newsies
Miracle on 34th Street
Color
Blue
Yellow
Day of Week
Saturday
Friday
Dessert
Ice cream cake
Brownies
Disney Movie
Aladdin
The Little Mermaid
Dream Car
Porsche
Not into cars
Dream Job
CEO
Designing a boutique hotel
Dream Vacation
Bora Bora
Ireland
Family Activity
Going to the park
Saturday morning walks to the bagel shop
Flower / Plant
Palm tree
Daisy
Food
Chicken wings
Mashed Potatoes or French Fries
Form of Exercise
Push-ups
Running
Fruit
Apple
Raspberries
Game
Jenga
Pictionary
Hobby
Anything outside
Cooking
Holiday
Christmas
Christmas
Holiday Song
Jingle Bell Rock
Silent Night
Holiday Tradition
Holiday dinner with family
family parties and making cookies
Ice Cream
Mint chocolate chip
Mint Chocolate Chip
Junk Food
Sour Patch Kids
Pizza
Leisure Activity
Reading
Watching Movies
Magazine
Fortune
Any interior design related magazine
Memory with a Child
Tummy time with our son
The day our son was born
Memory with Spouse
First date
Our wedding in Mexico
Movie
Troy
Almost Famous
Movie Munchie
Popcorn and Sour Patch Kids
popcorn and raisinettes
Movie Type
Action
Comedy
Musical
Wicked
Wicked
Musical Group
Bon Jovi
I love it all!
Nursery Rhyme
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Itsy Bitsy Spider
Olympic Event
Swimming
Figure Skating
Personal Hero
Parents
My parents
Play
Wicked
Wicked
Quality about my Spouse
Caring
His ability to make me laugh
Quote
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work
If you can dream it, you can do it
Restaurant
Anywhere with good chicken wings
Anything Italian
Sandwich
Turkey
BLT
Scripture
Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
Shopping Store
Apple
Anthropologie
Song
Living on a Prayer
our wedding song by David Gray "You're the world to me"
Sport to Play
Soccer
Field Hockey
Sport to Watch
Baseball
Baseball
Sports Star
Mariano Rivera
Tom Brady
Sports Team
New York Yankees
The Red Sox
Subject in School
Marketing
Art & Design
Superhero
Batman
Superwoman
Thing to Cook
Steak
Thanksgiving Meal
Time of Day
Morning
Dinner Time
Tradition
Saturday morning with family
summer vacation to the cabin
TV Show
Modern Family
Nashville
Type of Music
Rock
I love it all!
Vacation Spot
California
Hawaii
Video Game
none
none

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