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Hello from Alaska!
We are Rob and Ruth, and we are excited to be on this journey to grow our family and become first-time parents. Adoption has been part of our plan since we started dating. We enjoy the outdoors and love being out in nature all year round and look forward to sharing our love of people, cultures, and nature with your child of any race. We look forward to getting to know you and sharing photos, videos, and occasional visits if you would like.
The Story of Us
Once upon a time, two nurses met at work and slowly grew to become friends. One day, Rob stopped Ruth in the hallway as she was leaving to ask if she had plans for Tuesday. She said “No” and Rob then asked “Want to help me pack my trailer?” as he was preparing to move to Alaska, and thus, a relationship began. They started dating after that fateful day. Rob did indeed move to Alaska. Ruth followed a year later after their marriage on a blustery December day. I would like to say that they lived happily ever after, and in all honesty, that is true. They continue to explore their home state and can usually be found outside on their days off. There are camping trips, fishing and hunting adventures, and new skills learned every day. They share a heart for helping others. They both continue to work in their community as nurse practitioners and hope to expand to help people in other countries as well, via missions. This happy couple hopes to share these same beliefs and adventures with their child/children.
“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
Rob is energetic, social, patient, and fun-loving. He has a heart for people and loves talking with anyone and everyone. Rob is a helper to all and thrives in teaching and aiding others. He has a special way with children and can always put them at ease quickly. Rob is goofy, quick to laugh, and makes others laugh. He makes chores fun and is always looking for opportunities to try new things. Rob is so excited to share his passion with our child and looks forward to teaching him or her important outdoor life skills like fishing, hunting, and survival skills.
“My favorite day is the one I get to spend with my hands in the dirt.”
Ruth looks for opportunities to excel and capitalizes on them. She is level-headed, calm, adventurous, and with a “just do it” attitude. She is a supporting and loving person who enjoys helping others achieve their goals. She nurtures others to help them become their best possible selves. She grew up on the mission field in Mexico and loves to experience different cultures. She enjoys gardening, knitting, hiking, camping, and fishing. She looks forward to teaching our child about nature, other cultures, and the importance of working hard to achieve their goals.
Home in Alaska
Our home has 5 bedrooms and is located on a lake with a beautiful view of the mountains. It is very open and provides a lot of space to share with family and friends. We have 2 energetic dogs, Abby and Koda, who love to swim in our lake and explore the woods around our home. We enjoy hosting neighbors and friends for cookouts, lake time, or just relaxing. We are close to trails and can go hiking, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and 4-wheeling with just a short walk. One of our favorite pastimes is looking out from our porch or table at the Chugach Mountains or watching the animal life- especially the moose, eagles, and lake birds.
Our families are large, full of teachers, and full of love. Rob has 2 siblings and 2 stepsiblings who live in Alaska, Michigan, and New Mexico. His extended family spans the Midwest. Ruth’s parents live in Indiana, and her sister is in Kentucky. Her extended family is spread across the country. The running joke is that we can find a relative in almost every state of the country. Both sides have annual family reunions so people can stay in touch. We constantly keep in touch with our families via phone calls, texts, or Facetime. Both sides love games and will spend most evenings together playing any and every kind of game. Rob’s family is excited to spoil another grandchild, and Ruth’s parents are ecstatic to have their first.
We promise to raise your child in a loving, stable home where they will be nurtured to grow in God’s love. We will ensure they have educational opportunities in schooling, nature, and life skills. They will grow with many adventures, love, and family in a Christ-centered home. We are open to staying in contact with you in any way you feel comfortable and will honor whatever type of relationship you desire. We will share our family’s adoption story with your child, always speak of you with gratitude, and keep you forever in our prayers.
More About Rob
Profession: Nurse Pracitioner
Racial Background: Caucasian
Ice Cream: Chocolate truffle and strawberry
Book (Series): Lord of the Rings
Hobbie: Model Railroad
Outdoor Activity: Hiking
More About Ruth
Profession: Nurse Practitioner
Racial Background: Caucasian
Ice Cream: Cookie dough
Book (Series): Sherlock Holmes
Game: Really any game
Outdoor Activity: Hiking
More About Our Family
Fun Facts About Us
-Rob is learning Spanish & Ruth is learning Italian.
-Rob’s favorite food is pizza; he is very good at making it.
-Ruth's favorite food is green curry. She enjoys learning new recipes, specifically those with a lot of spices.
-Rob likes Star Wars and Big Bang Theory.
-We are both currently training for half marathons. Ruth aims to run two in one year (but not this year).
-Ruth likes to knit. Her favorite baby shower gifts are hand-knitted washcloth sets with sea and farm animal faces.
Our Musical Interest
Very varied! Music is a way to experience different cultures, so we often have music in multiple languages. There is nearly always music playing in our home- from folk, Christian, rock, classical, salsa, or oldies. Rob enjoys swing and big band music as he plays trombone and piano. Ruth enjoys playing more mellow music and plays guitar. We feel it is important to learn to play a musical instrument and are excited to add Rob’s mother’s piano to our home.
We have a garden each year and preserve what we grow or gather from nature. Ruth loves to read; Rob likes to build model railroads. We love music, board/card games, and spending time with people. We enjoy hiking, snowshoeing, kayaking, and exploring on a 4-wheeler or snowmobile.
Favorite Family Traditions
- Baking large amounts of cookies around Christmas. These often end up in lunch boxes to take on the trail.
- Leaving the Christmas lights up until the end of the Iditarod in March. This year our friends and family spent the weekend with us, and we all went to watch the start of the Iditarod. We plan to continue this every year.
- Taking a short trip to a warm place in the middle of winter to gather some sun.
- A summer fishing/camping trip to get halibut and salmon for our freezer and pink salmon to feed our two Labradors, Abby and Koda.
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us; we look forward to learning more about you. We're excited to share our home and life with your child and share with them our passion for the world and nature. We look forward to sharing pictures, letters, and visits at your comfort level. You are in our prayers, and we look forward to hearing from you!