We are so happy you found us! We can only imagine the many feelings you have at this very moment. We have always talked about growing our family through adoption, so this is us embarking on a very special journey close to our heart. This book is a collection of our happiest moments over the past nine years together. We recognize that you have your own “book” and we look forward to our stories possibly combining.
We grew up together in a fairly small town. Though we didn’t know each other well, we shared classes and friends at school (side note: Tom actually worked at a restaurant where Karen dined frequently with her not-so-intimidating dad).
It wasn’t until our 10-year high school reunion when we reconnected and exchanged numbers. The rest is history! We were long distance for about a year and a half, but finally that changed. What hasn’t changed is our love for dumplings, pizza, cheesesteaks, hoagies, and each other.
After three years, we were engaged at none other than Tokyo Disney Sea, Karen’s favorite place. Funny enough, Tom’s job took us back to Japan in 2017. We got to explore Southeast Asia while we were there, but we are happy to be with family and home now.
We look forward to revisiting all of our favorite places with a tiny person when they are able to travel with us safely. We feel incredibly fortunate to experience the world in this way; a way that is so different from our parents. We are excited to pass that on to a child.