We're excited to have the opportunity to open our hearts up to both you and this baby to keep the love growing.
Hi! We're John & Erica.
We met as students at the University of Oklahoma when Erica's roommate and best friend, Carly, introduced us. We started dating a few months later. John is a year older than Erica, so when he graduated and moved to Texas, we dated long distance for a year. Luckily, OU football and basketball games kept him coming back to visit. We continued dating as we both settled into adult life, and four years after meeting, we got married in September 2012. Even before we got married, we always said we fit together like two puzzle pieces. We've always been in sync with each other, whether its dominating a game of Taboo against our friends, or moving through our journey toward parenthood. We even have a secret handshake - it's really dorky. We're so thrilled at the possibility of adding a child, a third puzzle piece, to fit perfectly into our family.
A View Of John. By Erica.
He stands up for what he believes is right, and his word is very important to him.
John loves Oklahoma football and Yankees baseball. He never misses a game (whether in person or on TV).
On any given day, if you ask me what I love most about John, my answer will be different. Somedays, I might tell you that I love how funny he is. And when I say funny, I don't mean "haha good joke" funny. I mean "tears streaming down my face, can't catch my breath, falling off my chair" funny. It's no wonder he's in a comedy improv group that performs every other week. But even when he's not performing, he's doing impressions, dancing around the house, singing made-up songs and generally goofing around. Somedays, I might tell you that I love how smart he is. John is one of those people that seems to know the answer to any question you might ask. And if he doesn't know it, he learns about it. That's probably why his trivia team loves him so much - in fact, they've been to the National Trivia Finals a few times. I love to ask John random questions at the dinner table, then have long discussions about how space travel works or who broke Babe Ruth's home run record. Somedays, I might tell you that I love how authentic he is. John has always been one hundred percent, unapologetically himself. He stands up for what he believes is right, and his word is very important to him. If he tells a friend he's going to be there, he'll be there. If he signs up for a softball team that loses every single game, he'll still show up. If he tells his dad he'll fix his TV for him, he'll fix it that day - every time. And even though what I love most about John might change from day to day, one thing is constant: I'm thankful to be married to a person who makes me better - makes me funnier, makes me smarter, and makes me more myself.
A View Of Erica. By John.
I'm thrilled that I'll be able to watch her become a mother, to raise a child that shares her drive, her compassion, and her willingness to help others.
Erica loves to read and watch movies, and a lot of bad reality TV.
It only takes one word for me to describe Erica: driven. It was that drive that led to her becoming a professional ballet dancer as a teenager. After shattering her leg in a car wreck brought an abrupt end to her dancing career, she was driven to go to college and seek out a different career path. And after a year spent healing, alongside intense physical therapy, she still managed to add ballet performance as a double-major (there's that drive again). As tragic as it was for her, that car accident might have been the best thing that ever happened to me. It forced Erica to change her plans and go to college, where a few years later, she met me. I got my first experience with her drive when she asked me out (a fact I make sure she never forgets). Since then, I've been able to witness firsthand how driven she really is. Erica is driven to succeed in everything she does. I thought I was the most competitive person in the world - until I met Erica (game recognize game). I've had the pleasure of watching her drive to succeed in her career, as an amazing wife, and as a friend who can always be counted on. She's constantly learning, growing, and improving in the process, and everything she does seems to improve me. Now that we're both driven to grow our family, I'm thrilled that I'll be able to watch her become a mother, to raise a child that shares her drive, her compassion, and her willingness to help others. Because for all the work she puts into everything else, she makes me better without even trying.
Goodbye For Now.
We promise that we’ll follow up on your loving act by sharing every ounce of love in our hearts with this baby.
Thank you for learning about us!
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to open up to you and to reinforce that you’re not alone as you wade through this process. You can never learn everything about people in some pictures and a few paragraphs, but we hope we’ve given you a decent idea of who we are as people and what life would be like for this baby if we were chosen to be their parents. We hope to get to know you better throughout this process, as you get to know us better, as well. We will be there for you every step of the way, and we promise that we’ll follow up on your loving act by sharing every ounce of love in our hearts with this baby.