ErinOccupation - Registered Nurse
EricOccupation - Water Treatment
We met at a mutual friend's bonfire 8 years ago. Eric called me to ask me out on a date two days later and we have pretty much been inseparable since. We dated for 1 year before Eric proposed and we got married one year later. We each have two children from a previous marriage. The children have been friends since the very beginning and their bond of siblings soon developed. We have enjoyed watching them grow together and bond as one family unit. We have grown as individuals, partners, and parents on our journey together over the past 8 years. Our love for each other grows every day. Should you choose to pursue an adoption plan with us, we promise your child will grow up in a consistent, nurturing, supportive environment surrounded by a loving family. Our children are Haley, Ethan, Isaac and Reagan. Haley is 19 and is starting her 3rd year of college. She is a Dean's List student, will graduate early and has already been accepted into Law School. Ethan is 14 & loves everything outdoors. He loves to ride his dirt bike & fish. Isaac is 14 and is obsessed with all things sports related, he knows just about every factoid about sports history there is to know. He loves playing football and wrestles year round. Reagan is 12 and loves volleyball, dancing and is extremely creative. She's the artsy one in the family. We are a very active family. We love all things outdoors. We boat frequently in summer months, go on camping trips in the motorhome, do water sports, hunt, ride ATVs, and travel frequently. Athletics are also a huge part of our lives. We stay busy year round with games, practices, wrestling meets, and camps. We love attending collegiate & professional sporting events together. GO HAWKEYES! Although our daily lives are structured and we have a routine, we love spontaneity and often will take a weekend adventure or getaway. We do most things as a family but we also make sure that we can get some "just us" time by getting up early, working out & then having coffee together every morning before we wake the kids up to start their day. We spend a lot of time staying moving but sometimes it's nice to just plop on the couch and all watch a movie together. Having everyone in the same room trying to be quiet for 1.5 hours can be an adventure in itself. Mealtimes at the table are always entertaining & we often have family over for dinner or to grill.