S: Brian and Liz
BC: Life is Good
FC: Brian & Liz
1: Hi! We are Brian and Liz, and we would like to share a part of our lives with you. We hope you enjoy looking at our profile, and we want to thank you for taking the time to learn a little about us.
2: Liz | Caring, kind, loving, comforting and supportive are only a few words to describe Liz. I couldn't have found a better person to spend my life with. | There isn't a doubt in my mind about Liz's loyalty and love for me. She is committed to doing what ever she can to make our lives healthy and happy. She motivates me to exercise and eat better. She made education a priority growing up, going on to receive a scholarship to college. She graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Biology. | Liz enjoys working as a Naturalist where she works closely with children, teaching them about our natural world and how to protect the environment and conserve resources. Some of Liz's favorite activities are tennis, basketball, softball, piano, sewing and art. She can't wait to be a stay at home mom though! | About By Brian
3: Brian | Brian is the best husband and friend that I could ever want. I consider myself very lucky to have a partner who is so loyal, loving and understanding. | Brian is a very caring, relaxed and fun kind of guy. We love to share laughter and joy, but he is also true to his vows and is always there for me in the good and the bad with encouraging words. | He is a hard worker and earned a 3.95 GPA while completing his automotive degree from a technical school. He also attained a B.S. in business administration while attending college at night and working full time during the day. Brian enjoys his job as a mechanic, and has worked for the same company for 6 years. He has many hobbies and interests and always motivates me to try new things with him. Brian was very involved in Boy Scouts and earned the highest rank of Eagle Scout. He also enjoys football, track, choir, fixing things and anything outdoorsy. | Brian is very responsible and mature, but he also loves to be silly. I know that he will be a great dad with his calm yet adventurous personality that any child is sure to love. | About By Liz
4: We were both born in the same city, and then raised in the same town. The homes we grew up in were only about a mile apart, yet we didn't meet until high school.!Our story together began at just 16 and 17 years old. We met at track practice and quickly became friends. We went miniature golfing on our first date and have been inseparable ever since.! | ff | We attended both of our senior proms together. Many fond memories were created, dancing and laughing with friends. Little did we know that several years later we would no longer be just high school sweethearts, but also best friends, and eventually husband and wife.
5: One summer during college Brian suggested a camping trip to get away for a weekend. Liz had no idea that Brian had already enlisted her friend Courtney to help him pick out a ring. Brian thought that a camping trip would be a great way to propose to Liz without her being suspicious ahead of time. It worked out perfectly! After a short hike to a beautiful waterfall, Brian asked Liz to marry him. Liz's initial response was, "For real?!" but she obviously said yes! | We spent every weekend together, and spoke on the phone daily throughout college.
6: Our Wedding Day | Our wedding was amazing. It truly was one of the most memorable nights of our lives. It was great to have so many of our family and friends together, all having so much fun! Young and old, everyone was on the dance floor! | Brian's Parents | Liz and her Mom with flower girl, Alyssa
7: Even before marriage, we have always taken our relationship seriously. We believe in being completely honest and open with one another. | We keep our relationship strong by communicating well and compromising. Some of the best quality time we spend together is when we are just strolling around the neighborhood talking about whatever is on our minds. | Liz's mom worked as a childcare provider and these are some of our little friends that she has helped raise. | Our friends' moms dancing the night away. | Brian's cousins Nicky and Bobby with Uncle Bobby. | Us having fun with Brian's sister Danielle, and our maid of honor Courtney!
8: It's a priority to us to live as naturally and organically as possible. We have an organic crib mattress ready for our child to have a healthy sleeping environment. We also belong to a local organic farm where we work a couple of hours a week in exchange for fresh produce. | We bought our first home in a wonderful little town in an area with lots of farms, parks and recreation areas. There is a playground down the street, and our town belongs to a great school system! | We take pride in our mortgage being the only debt we have! | It has been wonderful making memories in our home. We love celebrating holidays and creating family traditions. | The backyard is perfect for summer meals!
9: We love animals, and have had many pets over the years. Recently, however, we have cut back in order to ensure a safe environment for a child, and to have as much time as possible to dedicate to our family. Currently, we just have Spike the goldfish, and Froggy the frog who are both fun, but low maintenance critters. | We like to hang out with friends, cuddle up on the couch for a movie or some TV, have dinner with family, or go see a show. Cirque Du Soleil shows are our favorite!
10: We love to be outdoors! We enjoy planning several camping trips a year where we hike many of our favorite trails, as well as explore new ones. We are lucky to live in an area where there are many local opportunities for these activities. We are eager to share our passion for the outdoors with our children, and are looking forward to doing lots of activities as a family. | Snack time while hiking with Brian's sister. | Enjoying our annual fall camping trip. | One of our favorite hiking spots!
11: When we aren't hiking, another one of our favorite activities is biking! Most of the time we ride our bikes on leisurely trails and share great conversations as we ride. Our favorite trail is close to home and has a little deli along the way where we like to stop and have lunch before turning around and heading back. | Brian likes to fish, especially when he actually catches something! | Mountain Biking! | Liz's first ATV adventure.
12: Our first trip together was a big event with 29 of Brian's relatives to Disney World and a cruise to the Bahamas. | We loved Disney so much, we returned with friends a couple years later! | We love to travel in order to see new places and experience different ways of life. Whether it's a trip back to a familiar place, or a whole new area of the world, we always have a great time as long as we are together. It's always an added bonus when we get to travel with others as well! | The weather was perfect and we took full advantage of it. We were at the gates when the parks opened, and we stayed through the night to take in the fireworks. | Courtney and Liz hanging out by the castle. | Mike & Courtney road the Tower of Terror with us 7 times that week! | We had a great time with the goats at the petting zoo! | Brian was so sad to leave!
13: While spending a weekend in Washington D.C. we were able to combine several of our favorite things: we got in our exercise while riding our bikes all over the city, we got to learn a lot in a fun way while visiting lots of museums and monuments, and of course we had a great time doing it all together. We can't wait to be able to share these types of experiences with our child and create wonderful memories as a family. | Our honeymoon in the Dominican Republic was just what we needed to help us relax after all the excitement of wedding planning. | Snorkeling in Mexico was a challenge for Liz who is not the best swimmer! | ATV's on the beach in Costa Maya...Brian's favorite! | The White House
14: YUM! | We are big Harry Potter fans and had so much fun on our trip to Universal Studios! | Playing with Iggy the dolphin at Discovery Cove! | Liz still hasn't mastered snorkeling, but she won't give up! | Hogwarts!
15: Niagara Falls! Brian had been there as a child, but he was excited to return with Liz. We were both amazed by the immense power of the falls, and we experienced the magic of the mist! | We climbed Mt. Washington, the tallest mountain in the Northeast. It was physically exhausting, but we finally reached the summit in 5.5 hours. After stretching ourselves to the limit climbing about 4,500 feet in approximately 5 miles, we were thrilled to find out that there was a shuttle that could take us back down to our car! The views from the mountain were breathtaking and worth all the effort. | Mount Washington!
16: Brian has a blast with his Godson in the pool! Brian's dad also has fun spending time with his nephews. | FAMILY | Our families have always been encouraging and supportive of anything we wanted to pursue. They taught us to be kind and caring people, and to value education. We plan to provide the same loving guidance to our children in order for them to be able to follow their dreams and lead a fulfilling and successful life. | Both sides have family members and friends who are adopted. From seeing how loved and cherished these people are, we are completely certain that our children will be fully accepted and embraced into everyone's lives. | We are grateful that our family has been very helpful and understanding in our desire to expand our family through adoption. | Liz and her Mom | Brian's Parents and Grandmother
17: Our family likes to have fun and stay active with us! | We did a 5k mud run with Brian's mom and sister while his dad and Liz's mom cheered us on from the sidelines! | We love spending time with Brian's sister Danielle. It's great when she joins us for camping and canoing! | Visiting with cousins at an annual family reunion. | Brian giving his cousins a ride! | Liz's goofy cousins!
18: FRIENDS! | We feel very blessed to have many wonderful friends, as well as some lifelong friends, that we consider a part of our family. Because Brian's sister is the only sibling between the two of us, we are happy to have such great friends to provide our children with lots of "aunts," "uncles," and "cousins." | Kait and Shannon were Liz's college roommates, and the 3 have been great friends ever since. | Kait and Warren are expecting a baby soon! | Brian loves playing Wii with Bryan! | Brian and Mike grew up across the street from each other and have been best friends their entire lives. We also love his wife Michelle, who went to the same college as Liz. | Liz has been best friends with Courtney and Samantha since 1st grade! | This was Samantha's baby shower. She now has 3 adorable children. | We love spending 4th of July on our friend's boat!
19: Our friend Mike wrote about us saying, "Their friends and families regard them as trustworthy, responsible, and dependable people that are well suited for the task of raising children." | Shannon, Liz's college roommate said, "I don't know of any couple more deserving of a child and I believe every child deserves parents as loving and compassionate as my friends, Elizabeth and Brian." | We spent a great day playing in the sand with our friend's son. | Brian was helping a little friend build a solar car at a "Green" festival... His car won the race! | Having children is something that we have always wanted, but we also always knew that getting pregnant could be difficult for us. We tried some minor fertility treatments, but we had a lot of concerns about health effects of fertility drugs and did not want to continue. We are lucky to have so many people in our lives who have experienced adoption from one side or another, that have been able to provide us with support and guidance in our decision. | Alyssa is like a little sister to Liz | Hanging out with Courtney and a friend's son, Aaron.
20: Not only will we love a child unconditionally, but we also plan to always make it clear how much you love them as well. We think that no matter what, children can never have too many people loving them and having a positive influence on their life. Sharing pictures and letters with you is something we are looking forward to, if that is what you would like as well. We would also be interested in a yearly visit. We know that this will be an emotional journey for everyone involved, and we hope to form a long lasting and trusting relationship with you. Thank you for taking the time to take a peek into our lives. We would love to meet you! Brian & Liz | A Loving Choice Adoption Associates 1-800-816-6311 BrianLizAdopting@gmail.com