We want to express to you our deepest gratitude for taking some time to learn more about us. We know this can be a challenging decision, and our hearts are with you during this emotional process. It is our hope that we can help ease any of the anxieties you may have about what your baby’s future could look like.
We met in 2005 through some mutual friends. The connection was instant, and a relationship started shortly after. We fell head-over-heels in love with one another. We have said since the beginning that we feel we are soulmates. We are bound together in ways we can’t quite explain; it just feels so surreal to know and be in love with someone you connect so strongly with. Matt proposed to Noelle on a beautiful sunset gondola ride in Coronado Bay, San Diego. Without hesitation, Noelle said yes, and wedding preparations began almost immediately. The most beautiful wedding we ever could have imagined took place on October 24, 2009. It’s been an incredible journey ever since.
We both love to travel. We find so much joy seeing the beauty the world has to offer. We have loved driving to a faraway desert just to look at a meteor
shower, or turning off our GPS and following rain clouds so we can chase a storm along Route 66. We love hiking through National Parks, and we love taking our SUV off the road for a 4-wheel-drive adventure. We love relaxing by the beach in Hawaii, and connecting with our inner child at our weekly trips to Disneyland. No matter where we go, what brings us the most comfort is having each other there. Our now 3 year old daughter comes along on our adventures now, and we have room in our hearts (and car!) for more.
Besides traveling, we cherish family time with our daughter. Some days we enjoy staying at home, sitting by the fire and roasting marshmallows, riding bikes, jumping on the trampoline, playing on the swings, or doing silly things like having water balloon fights. We also enjoy going out to visit places like the zoo, the aquarium, the local children’s museum and science museum, and of course all of the great local parks! We stay pretty active, and we have a great time building these family memories together. We recently bought a house, and have had a lot of fun decorating and furnishing it to fit our unique personalities. Decorating for the holidays has been especially exciting.
Matt was raised in California with his two younger sisters. As a kid, Matt loved playing with LEGOs, and now he enjoys building with them with his LEGO-obsessed daughter. In high school, he made a big move and spent 3 years living in Japan with his dad who was working for the US Air Force. Matt developed a
love of photography, most specifically of jets and planes at air shows. He also enjoys hiking, camping, off-roading, and learning about and exploring old mining towns. Matt is also very handy around the house, and has an incredible talent for figuring out and completing just about any project that comes up. He works very hard to provide a stable and happy home for his family.
Noelle was raised in California with her two older brothers and younger sister. She very much enjoyed the annual family vacations she took as a child and teenager, which resulted in her love for camping and hiking. She also spent much of her childhood through her college years as a ballet dancer. Her love for dance has not diminished. In her free time, Noelle enjoys reading and crafting, and, oddly enough, cleaning. She has been blessed with the opportunity to be a stay-at-home mom, and loves spending her days playing with her daughter and taking her out on play dates or exploring local activities.
We were blessed with our beautiful daughter in July 2014 after struggling with infertility. Not a single day goes by where we don’t thank God for having the opportunity to be her parents. She is such a kind, compassionate, loving little girl. She loves to play; more specifically with Barbies, LEGOs, baby dolls, and her trains and cars. She is a very energetic and bubbly child, who loves to run, jump, climb, swing, and dance (and boy, can she dance!). We’ve enjoyed watching Jordyn grow and develop in preschool, as well as her dance classes. It’s been a true blessing being her parents and helping her and guiding her to reach her fullest potential.
We are all very hopeful and excited to grow our family, and are confident in God’s timing. Our children will all be loved deeply and unconditionally. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for us, and want to thank you again for considering us to love your child.
Matt, Noelle, and Jordyn