Hey there! We’re Mike, Krystle and Quinn. Mike is the one that keeps us laughing, Krystle keeps us on track and having fun, and Quinn is the one that motivates us to always look for an adventure. We are a happy and fun-loving family that doesn’t take life too seriously and can be found laughing, having a dance party in the living room, and trying new things.

Mike and Krystle met in the October of 2008 when Mike reached out to Krystle to get to know her a little better. We quickly became great friends and did everything together from organizing parties with friends, going to Lagoon, and talking about life. Our friendship eventually grew from best friends to warm and loving fuzzies. We were married August of 2009 and have been having a blast since. After a few years, we found out that conceiving a child of our own would be extremely difficult and looked forward to adopting a child to add to our family. Quinn joined our family through adoption in 2015 and has brought so much joy and happiness. Our family didn’t only grow by one, but we have come to consider her birth family as ours as well.

We knew that our family was ready to grow when Quinn started talking about wanting to be a big sister and taking such good care of her babies. As a family, we love to go on adventures, big or small. Many of them include traveling around the world. Our latest “big” adventures have been swimming in the Bahamas, laughing in the waves in Mexico, and enjoying some time at Disneyland. Some of our favorite “small” adventures are family bike rides to the duck pond, playing games, jumping on our trampoline, and updating things in our home. Quinn even has her own toy tool set and helped us install tile in the bathrooms, paint walls in our home, and loves to fix things in the garage with Mike. We love to do everything together and we feel like it is important to work hard together as a family.

What we love about Mike

Mike is the second oldest of 7 kids. He works as a software engineer and writes mobile apps. He has a love for Back to the Future and Ghostbusters, and Herbie the Love Bug. He is the glue of our family and can fix anything! He is always tinkering on something and loves to teach Quinn about what he is doing. He has such a sense of humor and the biggest smile. He always goes along with Krystle’s crazy ideas (especially when it deals with doing thing around the house) and makes them better than she could ever imagine. According to Quinn, her favorite thing to do with Mike is play toys. Krystle loves that Mike makes her laugh. He is the one the keeps our family smiling and laughing.

What you need to know about Krystle

Krystle is second oldest of 4 kids. She has a love for all things Harry Potter and The Little Mermaid.  Crime shows are kind of her thing and she loves a good CSI or Bones episode. She loves a good stroll through Target, a guilty pleasure Coke Zero, and spending time with Mike and Quinn. She is easy going and always loving. She was a 5th grade school teacher up until this last year when she decided to be a stay-at-home mom. Mike loves that she sees unlocked potential in people and helps bring that greatness out. He also thinks her smile is infectious. Quinn thinks Krystle is the best cuddler and loves going on Target runs with her.

All About Quinn

Quinn instantly makes you smile when you see her. She is an outgoing, spontaneous, and energetic 3-year-old. She loves to be outside, swim, sing songs, and play with friends. She has grandparents, aunts and uncles wrapped around her finger. She loves everyone and always wants to call and talk to those she loves. She wants to help and always has a million questions about what you’re doing. She is going to be a great big sister and already helps take care of baby cousins when they come over. Mike loves how she’s always game to try anything once. Krystle loves how curious she is about the world around her and loves to learn about everything.

We hope that you can feel the love we have for each other and the fun we strive to have. Our family’s core is rooted in love, openness, and laughter. Thank you for getting to know us a little bit.

Sincerely,

Mike, Krystle and Quinn

To learn more about Mike and Krystle contact CSS at liesl@cssutah.org

or call/text 801-656-8527.