Thanks for Reading!
We want to say thank you for taking the time to learn about our little family. We cannot begin to imagine the circumstances that have brought you to this moment. We marvel at the strength and courage you have to pursue an adoption plan, and are so grateful you have been led to our story.
We have been married for five years, and have one baby girl named Norah. We were so blessed to adopt Norah at birth, and cannot wait to grow our family through adoption again.
We hope that we get the opportunity to know you. We love open adoptions, and want you to know that we will always tell your baby of your bravery and love for them. We promise to always honor you as we raise them. We cannot wait to share the love we have for you and this new baby.
Jeremy & Breaunna
TOLD BY BREAUNNA
Jeremy and I met through a mutual friend during my freshman year of college. Jeremy had just returned home from a two year service mission to Guatemala. I remember the first time I met Jeremy - he was wearing a blue sweater that made his blue eyes pop and I knew I wanted to get to know him. In between my morning classes, I would sit and study in the common area of one of the campus buildings, and Jeremy would happen to be there with breakfast burritos in hand. We would talk and talk, and I remember feeling more comfortable and at home with him than I had ever felt before. We became best friends, which would later serve us greatly in our marriage. After a few months of friendship, we began dating, and a year later were engaged. We were married in Salt Lake City in 2015.
Our marriage and family values are based off of trust, unconditional love, patience, respect, and care and concern for the happiness and well-being of each other. We often talk about how grateful we are to have the kind of love and relationship we have, and can't wait to share that with our children.
On any given day, you can find me with a bag of popcorn, and a cold Diet Coke in hand. It sounds kind of silly, but popcorn is a food group in our family and Diet Coke is my personal nectar from the Gods. Ha!
A few of my favorite things in life are trying new food and restaurants, doing a HIGH fitness class or yoga at home, going for walks and bike rides, and running around in the Tetons. I love to cook, and I love to bake even more!
I have a love for podcasts and reading, and live for quiet nights at home with family playing games. If there is one thing that I am 100% sure of about myself, it is that I love people and thoroughly enjoy having them in my home and getting to know them. I love to entertain and cook for others, and my idea of a happy house is a full one.
In my earliest memories when my teachers would ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I always answered that I wanted to be a mother. I feel that being a mother is my purpose in life, and cannot think of a better thing that I could be. I couldn't be more excited to start the adoption process - again!
WHAT JEREMY LOVES ABOUT HER...
Breaunna, (if you cannot tell already) is amazing! She is the most determined, caring person I have ever met. She has this incredible gift of being able to make everyone around her a better person. Breeze is always up for a challenge or adventure, and she is not afraid to fail. She is Norah’s best friend and strongest advocate. I couldn’t imagine doing life without her! I feel so blessed to be her husband and to raise our children alongside her.
Hi, I’m Jeremy. My life revolves around school and my family, so I think it’s pretty great. Breaunna, Norah, and I love spending all of our free time together as a family. We like to play games, go for walks, find good restaurants (we have a list of the best), and go to the gym together. Our favorite thing is to take Norah to see new things like a new trail, or animals (she gets so excited).
Also, we like to have family dance parties and Norah points to the speaker whenever she wants to listen to music and dance. It’s pretty dang fun!
I love to mountain bike, hike, play basketball, and pretty much anything active or outdoors. My favorite food is mashed potatoes, but a close second is Guatemalan breakfast (black beans, eggs, cheese, fried plantains, and more fried plantains).
I am currently in medical school and I love learning about medicine! When people ask me what I do for a living I basically just tell them that I am a career student. I think everybody in the family just likes that I can look in the kids’ ears and make sure they don’t have an ear infection. I guess that is a good skill to have… ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
WHAT BREAUNNA LOVES ABOUT HIM...
Jeremy has the gift of being able to talk to anyone and become their friend. He cares for each person he meets and sees them through God's eyes. He is an incredibly hard worker, and I admire his dedication to his education and upcoming career, but most of all to me and our family. I have watched him love and care for our baby girl in a way that only a dad can love his daughter, and am so excited to add another little one into the mix. He is my very best friend, and I love him more every day!
Baking and cooking
Belting out every word of Shania Twain and Taylor Swift's songs
Listening to podcasts
Going to Swig, our local soda shop for my daily Diet Coke
Exercising in HIIT classes at the gym
OUR FAMILY FAVORITES
Listening to NPR's How I Built This Podcast
Anything that has to do with Chick-fil-a (yum)
Watermelon. We could eat a whole Costco watermelon in 2 days, with just the 3 of us
Playing strategy and board games like Pollyanna, Carcassonne, and Aggravation
Dancing in the kitchen and listening to LOTS of music with Norah Jane
Going for walks on our neighborhood trails
Eating Breaunna's famous chocolate chip cookies
Mountain biking in the mountains and red rocks
Eating roast, carrots, and (mashed) potatoes and gravy
Playing spike ball
Learning and studying about the human body - medical school is a dream come true
I grew up in a small family of four. I have one older sister who is truly one of my closest friends. In fact, all four of us are very tight knit. My parents are my heroes, and they taught my sister and I everything about hard work, service, and putting Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ first in our lives.
Some of my favorite memories growing up are going to the gas station with my dad and getting a Dunford chocolate donut, and a pop on the way home from the golf course, going for drives with my mom and talking about what our dream homes would look like... and camping in our bright yellow tent trailer!
We love to be together. Whether that is vacationing at the family house in Jackson Hole, eating out, playing yard games, or going to a baseball game, we do it all together and love every minute. My maternal grandfather is a big part of my life as well. He has been one of my biggest cheerleaders and supporters through my younger years and married life. Even though we live a little ways away from each other, he still finds time to check in on me every week.
I have one niece and one nephew that I adore, and Norah absolutley loves playing with her cousins, auntie, and uncles.
I grew up in a family where I was the second child of five active boys. We were blessed to have a large yard that we could toss the baseball or football around, play night games, jump on the trampoline, have water fights, and play in the snow. I couldn't have wished for better brothers to share my childhood with.
My mother is my rock. She taught me to love Christ, love my family, treat others better than they treat me, and stand up for my beliefs. I love her and will forever be grateful to her for bringing me into this world.
My father taught me to love my mother and respect her. I learned from his example. When he would come home from work, he didn't sit around and rest, but rather found a way to help my mom and brothers. He taught me that fatherhood and husbandhood is about working alongside your wife and kids and enjoying every ounce of time together.
I love my family and am so excited to grow my own family with my amazing wife!