S: Michelle & Bill
FC: Michelle and Bill | Friends | Family
1: We are Bill and Michelle and we feel privileged that you are taking the time read our profile and get to know us. We met over 8 years ago on a blind date set up by a mutual friend. Bill was able to melt Michelle’s heart with poems, notes and garden flowers. Michelle is outgoing, fun loving and supportive, which attracted Bill to Michelle. We love traveling so much that we were married in a castle in Scotland. | We spend a lot of time as a family giving big warm hugs, bedtime stories, loving tickles and lots of giggles and laughter. We love being parents to our 5 year old son and have so much love and fun that we want to share our life and love with another child. We feel it is important for children to have siblings and to have each other to create childhood memories that last a lifetime. Family always comes first and we enjoy spending time together. | Our Family | Hello!
2: is really important and we try to make learning fun and a part of everyday life. For example, Will likes to go to the grocery store, and pick out his favorite food items and then tries to add up the prices to see how much they cost. We use positive reinforcement and demonstrate Christian morals based on our Catholic and Episcopalian beliefs to promote healthy growth and learning. | is filled with love, affection, laughter, playtime, and of course toys, which, William ("Will" as we often call him) can’t wait to share them with a little brother or sister. We live in a family oriented suburban neighborhood with schools that rank top in the state of Virginia. Our single family house is at the beginning of a Cul-de-Sac area where after dinner all the kids play ball, ride bikes and run around having fun, while all the adults sit around and talk about their day. | is to create an environment where a child is able to develop their own individuality, thoughts, likes and dislikes through life experiences, such as traveling, camping, hiking, swimming, skiing, finger painting, playing ball, playing musical instruments, talking things apart, playing games and anything else they have an interest in. | Our Home | Our parenting style | Education
3: we visit the nearby city museums, festivals, theater plays, sports, and cultural events. We enjoy the activities and benefits of both city and country life. We both grew up in the country where we go visit family alot. There, we ride snowmobiles, and 4 wheelers and play in the woods. And of course we cannot forget about playing with Pap’s new dog “Ginger”. | As parents, we understand how important it is for you to find the perfect family for your baby and we hope you find what you are looking for in our family. We want to give your baby a wonderful home and family where he or she is surrounded by unconditional love and is secure in who they are as an individual. We are open to the idea of an OPEN adoption with contact, if you so desire. | We appreciate your consideration of our family for your baby. May you find peace in your decisions and we look forward to hearing from you soon. | In our spare time, | Hugs, Michelle and Bill | Thank You
4: Michelle and Bill | We enjoy date night by dressing up and going to a musical play. | Our Life Together | Live | Love | A spring picnic and walk enjoying the cherry blossoms is how we celebrate Bill's birthday each year.
5: We are dreaming about our life together and were God will lead us. | We went on a hot air balloon ride for an anniversary celebration. | We enjoyed the Greek food and sights on our Greek islands sailing trip. | Laughter | Fun | Friends | Devotion
6: About Michelle from Bill | Michelle is very comfortable being around kids. She is a lovable and affectionate person who is a kid at heart. She grew up in small country town, and is the oldest of four siblings, all of whom have children. She is outgoing, fun loving and would do almost anything for a friend. She is very close with her parents, siblings, nieces, and nephews. Family is what Michelle is all about. | Michelle has a love of photography and creating scrapbooks from her numerous pictures. She even has a shelf dedicated specifically for these books. The family favorite is the Annual Beach Week vacation scrapbooks with all the siblings, cousins, and kids having fun at the beach together. (She would love to make a scrapbook for you). Michelle is always doing something around the house like baking brownies, decorating cakes, home improvements, or working in her herb garden. Each night we eat a home cooked meal together which often home grown herbs. | What type of birthday cake or cookies would you like Michelle to make you? | A camera is never too far away.
7: She has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in engineering management. Michelle is very fortunate to be able to work from home 100%, as an IT program manager. It is great because she has the flexibility of being home while working. She is the kind of mom that any child would love to call their own. | She enjoys being outside not matter what the weather or activity. | A kid a heart, having fun.
8: About Bill from Michelle | Bill is always giving hugs and kisses to Will and me. He is a very loving, supportive and affectionate person who likes to spend time as a family. He is a wonderful husband and an amazing father. We enjoy being together no matter what the activity is! We are each other’s best friends. | Bill grew up in a small town where his father was a college professor and his mother is an artist. Bill is very close with his Mom and talks with her all the time and wishes his dad was still with us. Growing up as an only child, he traveled extensively and spent time studying in Europe during high school and college. Bill spent his summers growing up at the family lake house in Maine, which we go to each summer. | Bill loves bike riding competitively on a local team at the master's level.
9: Bill has a bachelor’s degree in geology and works as a project manager and computer systems engineer. He is very adventurous, curious, loves reading, art, writing and loves being outdoors. He is a wonderful father and enjoys having fun. | Bill loves continuing his childhood traditions in Maine, teaching Will how to eat lobster, boating, and seeing the lighthouses. | Bill likes to goof around and have fun.
10: Will is a very loving, expressive and creative child who likes to show us what he can do. He is a very outgoing and adventurous to try new things. | Cooling off in a waterfall at Longwood Gardens. | Pretending to work just like Daddy with real tools. | Lego Builders at work. | Will loves to play outside running, hiking, skiing, fishing and boating.
11: Will is excited to be a big brother and have someone to get into trouble with. | Will with his new cousin. | Each birthday, Will gets his picture taken with all of his favorite toys for that year. | Icing is better than the Cake! | Mr. Entertainer, with many talents.
12: Michelle's Family: Along with her parents and Grandmother, she has 2 sisters, a brother, 4 nieces and 2 nephews. | Michelle has a large extended family with many aunts, uncles, and cousins who all get together for the holidays at her Grandma's house. | Great Grandma with the Great Grand Children | Gan and Pap with the Grandchildren | Second Cousins. The 2nd child in the back row was adopted at 4 years old. | Michelle's family at her sister's wedding. Her parents have been married for 43 years.
13: Bill's Family: Bill, his mom, and his extended family. | We are very blessed with loving and supportive families who enjoy being together. | Grammy and first cousin Ken, who is Will's Godfather | Bill and his Mom enjoy a seaside garden in Maine | Bill's second cousins with their children. | Everyone enjoys Michelle's Scrapbooks as a present.
14: Welcome to | The window above the front door is our Nursery ready to welcome a new little one. | Our spare bedroom for visitors or for a special little girl someday. | A very special room waiting for someone very special! | Our backyard is the neighborhood hot spot for the kids to come play on the swing set.
15: The "Toy Room" describes our family room. We spend alot of time playing on the floor. | We party in the Kitchen for Will's birthday party, but we also make homemade waffles in the morning. | Will helped paint his room and put up all the decorations. | Our Home | Our Family room when the toys are all picked up.
16: Traditions | Family Labor Day Church Picnic & Riding Great Grandma's Tractor at the farm. | Annual family Easter Egg hunt and egg coloring party with cousins | Halloween and Fall Pumpkin Festival Fun | Beach Week: a house with a pool and 20 relatives & cousins equals summer fun for young and old alike. | Michelle with her Grandmother and younger sister.
17: Christmas is Michelle's favorite holiday and she decorates every room in the house with everything festive. We have two large trees and several smaller ones all over the house. | Visiting Grammy in Maine each summer... | .........we take the same picture pose. Can you see how we have changed?
18: Will gets a special visit after a theatrical performance by our community theater. | We enjoy being outside camping, swimming, hiking, and playing ball. | Making Family | We like to be creative and build things for fun.
19: Memories Together | Snowmobile riding, skiing, sledding and making snowman are how we have fun in the winter. | Weekend Road Trips to visit Pap and "Ginger" or going to the Zoo.
20: This rose is for you! | Thank you for taking the time to get to know us. We would be honored to be the adoptive parents for your child and promise to provide a lifetime of unconditional loving and support to him or her. May God give you peace and strength in making this difficult decision. Always remember you are a very special Person. Hugs, Michelle, Bill and Will