Ryan and I met online in 2010. During our first date, I knew that I liked him (despite him talking the entire time). We dated awhile longer before he knew that I was the one for him. We moved in together in the fall of 2012 and by summer 2013, we had bought our home. Soon after, we added a puppy. Diesel, to our family. When we got married in 2015, we knew we wanted to start a family as quickly as possible. As the years went on and we struggled with infertility, we knew that a family is a family, no matter how it comes together. So, the decision was easy for us to choose adoption.
We truly can't wait to be parents and look forward to an open relationship with the birth mother and whomever else is involved. We will be your biggest cheerleaders.
Ryan is 33 years old and has been a Diesel Mechanic for his entire adult life and is very skilled at it! Currently, Ryan is a field technician so he drives all over the state to fix any type of vehicle or equipment with a diesel motor. Ryan is the handiest person I have ever met in my life. He is able to fix just about anything on vehicles and around the house. Many friends and family rely on him to help! It's nice to have a mechanic around. Ryan is looking forward to teaching his future child about mechanics and vehicles.
Ryan is a huge hockey fan and supports the Minnesota Wild. Ryan also enjoys the KFAN morning show, old vehicles and playing with our dog, Diesel. Ryan is an amazing friend and has a large friend circle. He loves to hang out with friends around a bonfire or in the hot tub.
What I love about Ryan:
Ryan is the kindest person I have met in my entire life. I've literally never met anyone who will give as much as this man will give to others. Ryan is extremely loyal to his friends and family - something that I value in a partner. I love that Ryan and I are complete opposites. While I am more "Type A," Ryan is creative, low-stress, and always go with the flow. I love that Ryan and I have a VERY open and honest relationship. We talk about everything and are real about the fact that we will disagree on some things. Ryan is always willing to hear me out and always takes what I have to say into consideration. I love that Ryan and I have a 50-50, completely equal relationship. He is my best friend.
I am 31 years old and currently a Director of Human Resources at a senior care living facility. I have an undergraduate degree from UW-Stout in Criminal Justice and Vocational Rehabilitation and a Master's degree in Human Resources Management from Concordia University. I love every bit of my job! I love people and working with people to ensure that they feel good and safe at work and that they are excelling to their full potential.
I am a huge football fan and am passionate about my Vikings! I've also started to love hockey. Ryan and I enjoy going to car shows and enjoy our 1962 Chevy pick up truck. I have an amazingly strong support system and love hanging out with my friends - shopping, going to dinner and just being together.
What I love about Emilee
I love Emilee's eyes and smile. Anytime I'm thinking about Emilee, I feel happy. Emilee is genuine and very honest. I love how smart Emilee is and how organized she makes our life. I love Emilee's sense of humor and her laugh. Emilee is one of the most caring and loyal people I've ever met. I love seeing Emilee with our goddaughter, Sophia, because I know she will bring that maternal instinct when she is a parent. Emilee is an incredible, special and kind person.