CrystalOccupation - Designer/Creative Director
JustinOccupation - Concrete sales
Ok, us in a nutshell :) We love to travel and spend time outdoors. We learned to snowboard our first year dating and have been going on annual ski trips. Next year we plan to take Dax for the first time. We also love to hike, and we LOVE the lake. We have a small lake cabin that Justin, his brother, and Crystal’s dad built themselves, and we now spend pretty much every weekend there. We hang at the beach, or go out tubing on the boat. Sometimes we just float and watch the sail boats go by. It's so peaceful. And our family and friends always join us. Crystal works from home, she's a designer for an ad agency and Justin is in sales. We love sports, well, Justin loves sports, and Crystal loves Justin! We have this dream to take our kids to see the Cubs play in every stadium. And then there's us at home, we work on projects around the house, build lots of lego castles and pillow forts and Crystal & Dax bake a ton together.
Well first of all, we live in a very tiny town, but don't be scared, it's amazing! We moved here a couple years ago, from a large city. We wanted to raise our family in a smaller town where our children would be a part of a smaller class and have ample opportunities to participate in sports and events. Our town has lots of young families that all look out for each other. Most people think of Nebraska as flat, but our town is nestled in rolling hills & trees, right along the Missouri River. There is a beautiful State Park, minutes from our home where we hike and fish.
We live one block from the school in a 100 year old home that we remodeled top to bottom. We also have a small lake cabin about an hour from our house. We spend every weekend in the summer there with our friends and family, and our 2 dogs, Wrigley and Duke. Wrigley is a boxer and Duke is a chihuahua—we had to give him a big name so he wouldn't feel inferior.
We both come from large families. Crystal is the oldest of 4 and Justin is one of 6 children. Both of our parents have been married for close to 40 years and they are the best grandparents! We spend a lot of time with both of our families. We alternate family vacations with them each year, and Justin's family joins us at the lake every weekend in the summer.
Both of our families are anxious for us to adopt! Justin's siblings have lots of kids and Grandma & Grandpa can't wait for another grand baby to spoil. Also, Crystal's mother has 8 adopted siblings so adoption has always been a special part of our lives.