Legacy Adoption Services

About Us

About Us

Will and I met in college, where we were both part of an organization that helped incoming freshmen transition from high school to college. The day we met, Will told his friends he knew he would date me. For me, on the other hand, the night was such a whirlwind, that I don’t remember meeting him at all. Being in the same organization we began to spend a lot of time together. He would record concerts and invite me over to watch them with him or we would meet up to study or grab lunch between classes. At one point I considered setting up with my roommate until I realized how much I liked him myself. We began formally dating the following semester and were quickly inseparable.

Both of us would describe the other as our best friend. As a couple, we balance each other out and really work together (and best) as a team. Our relationship has become richer over our almost ten years of marriage. We prioritize date nights and time together. We have learned how to listen to one another without always jumping in to fix things. We have the most fun when we are with each other. We love to travel with one another, and even though Will jokes about always having to drive on road trips, we have a great time listening to show tunes and songs we remember from high school, turning up the volume and belting out the lyrics, seeing who remembers them better.

Will knows me better than anyone else and has an uncanny ability to predict my answers on any quiz or personality test. Through Will I have learned how to appreciate sports and movies and how to take life one day at a time. Will is easy going and hilarious, the perfect antidote to a bad day. He constantly has me laughing, with an impression or a comment or a story. He is an excellent storyteller. He is honestly my better half and God knew exactly what he was doing when he placed the two of us together. He is generous and caring and deeply loyal. He’s picked up my sister from the airport after a red eye flight at five in the morning. He officiated one of his best friend’s weddings. He’s the first person I call when I need to talk through something. He is there in the small things and the big things, ready to listen and offer a hug. Will brings out the best in people and I love watching him as a dad. He is a wonderful example and is always willing to jump in and play.

Ariana is kind, humble and God-centered. She is easy to love because of her willingness to always put others first before herself. She has been my biggest supporter since we have been married and her willingness to be a full-time mom has allowed me to advance in my career. I am continually amazed by how patient and loving she is with our boys. Her commitment to her daily quiet time with the Lord has been such a strong foundation for our family. I love her willingness to always dream big for our family and she always strives to make sure we are making memories together. She does a great job planning an annual family vacation so that we can have uninterrupted time together. Ariana is always ready for God’s plan and her willingness to trust Him has helped us navigate through life’s journey.

Our Family

We love making memories as a family from vacations, to pizza Thursdays. Here are a few of our favorites:
-On Christmas Eve, we dress up in matching pajamas, and ride around looking at lights and drinking hot cocoa.
-Each year before school starts, we have a Family Fun Day that includes burgers, the Lego store, and cheesecake.
-Each night the boys have a special song from both of us that we have been singing to each of them every night since they were babies.

Our Home

Our Home and Community

We live in a two-story house with four bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. When we moved in, the house was newly built. We recently updated the downstairs including the kitchen and master bathroom. We adore our neighborhood. We take advantage of the pool and walking trails. The boys love to explore the small lake in our neighborhood: spotting turtles or floating sticks down the waterfall or running down the hill right next to it. Cameron especially loves the playground; he could swing for hours.

Our neighbors have become some of our best friends. The kids love to get together to play or ride bikes and we love to have potlucks, game nights, and go out to dinner. We have a traditional summer bash with our crew which involves grilling and blow-up waterslides and lots and lots of cookies and popsicles.

Our school district is one of the best in the area and with the elementary school right across the street, we are easily able to volunteer at the school. We love supporting our children’s teachers and are often there for things like holiday parties, hot cocoa days, and lunches.

We love exploring our city together as a family! Some of our favorite things are the annual, local art show, the fine arts and children’s museums, and outdoor concerts at the local performance pavilion. We also love the farmer’s market that sets up close to our house, especially when it’s cooler weather!

Final Thoughts

Our Home and Community

We love where we live. We live in a two-story house with four bedrooms and three bathrooms. We recently updated the kitchen and the master bathroom. We adore our neighborhood and take advantage of the pool and the nearby nature trail. Some of our favorite things in our community are the annual, local art show, the fine arts and children’s museums, and outdoor concerts at the local performance pavilion. We also love the farmer’s market that sets up close to our house, especially when it’s cooler weather! We’ve met some of our closest friends through our church and the local public school the boys attend. Ariana is on the PTO at the school and both of us volunteer with the children’s ministry at our church. Will works with first graders and Ariana with fifth and sixth grade. Our neighbors have become our support system, and we do life with them. Both of our extended families live close by, and we are so thankful that our children are able to grow up around so many people who love them!