‘We may not have it all together, but together we have it all’ This is us, we live life one adventure at a time.  Through open adoption we hope to embark on our biggest adventure yet and would love to share it with you. We realize this is an incredibly difficult decision to make, no matter what path you choose we wish you peace of mind and Thank You for taking time to read more about us.

We both grew up in South Jordan Utah, a suburb of Salt Lake City.  We didn’t know each other growing up, even though our homes were down the street from each other.  We finally met in the summer of 2007.  Erin took a part time job at a local retail store where Josh was working.  What started out as a working relationship soon grew into much more.   After dating for 8 months we were engaged.  In a small ceremony we were married on August of 2008.  We have been married for 8 years now.  Erin was offered a promotion at work, which brought us out to the Chicago area just over a year ago.  We love to explore new places and are most excited about starting a family here!

About Josh:

I was born and raised is Salt Lake City, Utah. I am the complete polar opposite of Erin.  Preferring to be the silent observer instead of the life of the party.  I believe hard work is the key to success.  But this doesn't mean I don't know how to have fun.  Some would consider me a geek.... Ok, most.

About Erin:

I was born in Daytona Beach, Florida but was raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. I am outgoing and love to involve everyone around me in my life. When I set a goal I do everything I can to achieve it. Having fun is always a priority, even if it's laughing at my own jokes. I always enjoyed going to school and graduated with a Bachelors degree in Interior Design.

Openness:

For us, it's not just about bringing a child into our home. It's also about being open to the family and journey that will bring that child into our lives.  Open Adoption is important to us in helping our child know where they came from and how truly loved they are.  We'd like to celebrate all the people involved in creating a happy home for our child where they will be surrounded by love and support.

A Thank You:

That’s us in a nutshell. We really appreciate you taking a moment of your time to learn about us. We're very excited about growing our family and feel that adoption is the way we are meant to start. We hope nothing but the best for you at this difficult time in your life.

Thank You!

Fun facts

Erin
  • I am the oldest of 4 children, a girl has been the oldest child going back 4 generations on my mothers side.
  • In High School I studied abroad in Spain for one month.
  • My favorite Star Wars character is Yoda.
  • I love using essential oils instead of over the counter medicines.
  • Sometimes I take a longer route home so I can finish singing along with my favorite musicals.
  • If I could be a Disney princess I would be Ariel.
  • I’ve played the piano since I was 8 years old.
  • I’m a terrible cook but love baking cookies.
  • I’ve lived in 4 states; born in Florida, moved to Washington state, Texas, Utah and now Illinois.
  • I love involving myself in our churches youth programs, sometimes I feel like I relate to them better than adults.
  • My hobbies include; swimming, camping, volunteering at church, riding ATV’s, crafting, Netflixing and all things Disney, Marvel and Star Wars.
Josh
  • I’m the Youngest of two children.
  • I love spending time outdoors.
  • I enjoy anything Sci-fi or fantasy, especially Star Wars.
  • Learning about classic cultures is very interesting to me.
  • Recently I started a blog to share about our adventures in Chicago and surrounding areas.
  • I love starring up at the stars and enjoy studying astronomy.
  • I’m someone who tends to be a silent observer.
  • In High School trained to be a firefighter and EMT.
  • I enjoy riding motorcycles and ATVs.
  • My family likes taking our Jeeps down to Moab, Utah and driving on the rocks. We’ve been going there since I was 8.
  • My hobbies include: playing video games, reading books, watching movies, listening to all types of music, camping, hiking and traveling.

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