Hello, we are Justin & Katie!
Hello, thank you for taking the time to get to know a little about us! We are Katie & Justin, we met in Texas (where Katie is from), got married in Mississippi (where Justin is from) and moved to New York City the day after we got married. Crazy, but true. We have been married almost 10 years and have both lived and worked in Brooklyn ever since. While we love our families and our roots deeply, living our adult lives in New York has changed our world view for the better. In 2014 our son, Rye was born. He has since grown into a kind and rambunctious 3-year-old. We know he would be a wonderful brother and can’t wait to add more love & laughter to our home.
Cooking, collecting vinyl records, camping
Justin has an obsessive and extensive vinyl record collection, including about every genre of music you can imagine
Embroidery, camping, photography
Katie loves summer more than any other season and tacos more than any other food
4 1/2 years old
Setting the dinner table
Learning about superheroes, asking his parents for snacks and playdates
Rye has loved punk music since he was small baby
Our family is loving, family centered, creative and very active. We love to spend time outdoors, even going upstate when we can! We spend time exploring New York City: beaches, museums, parks, and pizzerias are all big favorites of ours. Family and friends are deeply valued, and we spend many weekends cooking for our friends and going to the local park to meet up with our wonderful neighbors who have become friends. We also love to visit our families in Texas, Mississippi, North Dakota and New Mexico — and they enjoy coming to Brooklyn to visit us as well.
While they don’t live geographically close,
our family is very important to us and we keep in touch by calling, FaceTime and visiting as often as we can. Rye is deeply loved by all of his grandparents and family members. Even when we haven’t seen them in a few months he talks about them in great detail, and even receives sweet packages in the mail. Rye is especially excited to become a big brother, he is always attentive to younger children and babies. We also have friends that we share such a deep relationship with that they’ve become like an extended family. While Christmas is always spent with our family, holidays like Thanksgiving and New Years are usually spent with our close friends.
Thank you for getting to know our little family of three as you make the decision that is best for you and your child.
We hope this gives a fuller glimpse of our family and the warm, supportive, energetic and welcoming home that we have to offer.