|Our Education||Bachelor's Degree||Bachelor's Degree|
|Our Professions||Youth Pastor||College Advisor|
|Our Racial Background||Caucasian/Hispanic||Caucasian|
|Some of Josiah & Mackenzie's Favorites
|Favorite Meal||Chinese Takeout||Grilled Salmon and Asparagus|
|Favorite Vacation Spot||Colorado||California/New England|
|Hobbies||Home projects, coffee, hiking, camping||Hiking, floral arranging, thrift shopping, singing|
|Favorite Season||Fall- cool weather, campfires, and s'mores. What else could you want?||Summer- I love the sunshine, being outside, and farmer's markets!|
|Favorite TV Shows||The Good Place, The Blacklist, Money Heist||Gilmore Girls, Friends, and Criminal Minds|
|Favorite Family Tradition||Spending Thanksgiving with family each year in Tennessee.||Baking cookies for family and friends each year at Christmas time!|
|Something I'd like to achieve in my lifetime...||Visit every National Park!||Become fluent in another language, and hopefully teach our kids along the way!|
|More About Our Family
|Our Special Interests|
Josiah loves to make and consume coffee! His coffee brewing process involves a scale, calculator, and timer, all in an effort to achieve "the perfect cup." In his college days, Josiah was a backpacking instructor in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. He loves to hike and will always prefer the mountains to the beach.
One of Mackenzie's favorite things is being outside. Hiking, camping, going on walks, and visiting parks are some of her favorite ways to spend her free time. When she needs to unwind from a long day, a cup of tea and a good book or movie is her favorite way to relax. In college, Mackenzie was a vocal music major and now enjoys singing in church and at home with Josiah. She looks forward to singing to and with her children one day!
We are both Christians and are very involved in our church. Our faith is central in our lives. We believe in Jesus and try to be more like Him by serving, loving, and showing compassion to others.
|Our Musical Interest|
Music is a constant in our lives and is nearly always playing in our home! Mackenzie was a vocal music major in college and Josiah is a self-taught piano and guitar player. It's not uncommon for us to break into song together or have music playing in the background most of the day. Some of our favorite artists are Jon Bellion, Ben Rector, Tori Kelley, Ella Fitzgerald, Josh Garrells, and John Legend.
|About Our Home|
We live in a 3 bedroom, 2 bath ranch home that we love! During the Winter, our favorite feature of our home is our fireplace because it makes our house cozy and warm. During the Summer, we love our sliding glass doors that allow for fresh air to fill our home. We have a great back yard with a big, beautiful maple tree that provides shade in the Summer and colorful leaves in the Fall!
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...
|Age of Child|
Newborn to 3 months
We would love twins! Mackenzie has twin sisters and twins run in her family!
We are open to adopt a child of either gender.
Thank you for taking the time to get to know us as a family. Adoption has always been a desire of ours, and we are so excited to become parents who will share our love and faith with your child. We promise to provide a home that will always be a safe, supportive, and comforting place to be. We are open to texts, phone calls, and visits and look forward to developing a relationship with you soon!