S: Shawn and John
FC: Shawn and John
1: == Hello, We are John and Shawn. We are honored that you are taking the time to learn a little more about us. While we do not know the journey that you have traveled, we admire the courage and love you have in making this difficult decision. John and I are committed to each other and to building a family that is surrounded by unconditional love and support. John is an engineer and Shawn is a special education teacher. We enjoy going to outdoor concerts, camping, being adventurous and spontaneous during traveling and spending time with our extended family. We are surrounded and supported by a large extended family and many friends who are looking forward to helping us welcome our new family member. We are looking forward to meeting you and to building a relationship built upon respect and honesty.! Wishing you and your child luck and love on your journey.
3: Favorites John Shawn Movie Star Wars Goonies TV Series Sopranos Grey's Anatomy TV Sitcom Seinfeld Big Bang Theory Food Steak Spaghetti Restaurant Applebees Olive Garden Color Blue Green Book Games of Thrones Water for Elephants Place to Visit New Orleans State Park Game Monopoly Bean Bag Toss Activity Soccer Volleyball Season Summer Summer Holiday Christmas Fourth of July Music U2 REO Speed Wagon
4: Shawn | Trick or Treating with nephew nieces | Shawn and her niece making Halloween cupcakes | Shawn and her niece | Shawn is employed as a special education teacher. She loves to spend time with her large family. She was brought up to believe that family is the most important thing in life. She believes that it is important to have strong values and faith. Each Sunday Shawn's family has the opportunity to get together and play cards. Family gatherings are so large at holidays that the family gets together at a local roller skating rink that her aunt owns. When John first met the family he said it reminded him of his Filipino family. In Shawn's free time you will often find her playing volleyball and practicing yoga. | Message Shawn sent to John after making the cupcakes | Shawn and her niece making cookies | Shawn and her brother playing on the slide
5: John During John's free time, he is found on the soccer field. After years of playing, he continues his passion for the sport by coaching at a competitive soccer club. John embraces his Filipino heritage and loves to teach Shawn and her family about his heritage. One of his favorite ways is making an authentic dish and then sharing a story or tradition. | John also enjoys participating in local 5K and 10K runs. Once a year, he does the Tough Mudder a 11.5 obstacle course in mud. | John is giving a horseback ride to his niece and nephew. | John and his nephew laying down for a nap. | John Coaching
6: Harley | Harley is our 9 year old English Bull dog. She is loved by all who meet her. She is great with our nieces and nephews. They love to take her on walks. Harley's favorite pass time is sleeping.
7: Travel John and Shawn love to travel. They have plans to travel to Machu Picchu in Peru and Brazil for the 2014 World Cup Final. Whenever we are able to plan a trip we go. John and Shawn go to visit John's parents as often as possible. John's mom lives in Las Vegas and his dad lives in Mobile, Alabama. Every February we travel to Mobile to revel in Mardi Gras and to spend time with John's family and friends. We are looking forward to sharing our travels with our new addition. | John enjoying Lake Superior | Hiking in the Porcupine Pine Mountains | Visiting the Alamo | Mardi Gras Ball | Visiting Shawn's best friend in St. Louis | John and his best friend looking out at the beach
8: Camping with family and friends | Together John and Shawn like to hitch-up their pop-up camper and spend the weekends enjoying the outdoors. While camping they can be seen cooking, hiking, sitting by the fire, swimming and socializing with camp guests. Every summer John and Shawn try to camp as often as possible. | John is making a smoker out of aluminum foil. | Shawn swimming with her niece and nephew | Our nephew and two cousins. Enjoying camping | John loves to gather camp wood for the fire | John setting up the camper
9: Our Home We live in a small city on a quiet street. A larger city is minutes away from our home. Our house is within walking distance of our downtown, two beautiful parks and a wonderful state trail. | Our House | State Trail | Park | Our backyard during our annual MemorialWeekend Cookout. It is always filled with our nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Every year our gathering seems to grow we can't wait to share this experience with our child
10: New Year's Eve and Celebrating John's Birthday | Photos | Our nieces and nephews | John doing the worm at our wedding | Shawn's volleyball team has a tradition of doing a pyramid each time they are at a celebration. Our wedding was not an exception. Shawn participated in her wedding gown. | Day at the zoo with our little cousin. She is feeding a Hippo | At the Renaissance fair
11: Thank you for taking the time to get to know John and Shawn. We wish you luck on your journey. ] John & Shawn If you would like to learn more about us please contact our social worker Chelsea at the following number: 920-609-9067