We are Ren and Brittney. We are a family that works hard so we can play hard. We love to travel and spend time as a family. During the summer you will find us camping a lot in our trailer, four-wheeling with Ren’s family, spending a week at Lake Powell boating with Brittney’s family, spending time with Brittney’s family in St. George, swimming in our backyard pool, or frequenting Lagoon amusement park. We also enjoy spending weekends at home playing games, having friends over, and having movie nights. We have 2 dogs: Koda and Ruger, 1 cat: Bob, 2 turkeys, and 9 chickens. We like to go on at least one big family vacation each year and try to give our kids the opportunity to experience new things.
We met in September of 2011 at a young single adult activity for our church. Ren had to work pretty hard to catch Brittney’s attention, but, after being very persistent, Brittney finally gave him a chance and the rest was history. We knew really fast that we had found “the one”. We were married just a few months later in the Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple. We are both very goal-driven and hard workers. We worked diligently to complete our schooling and to start our careers. We had Brady in October of 2014 and Holden in July of 2016.
We had talked about adopting children someday even before we had kids. After Brittney had Holden, her doctor recommended she not get pregnant again due to a high risk pregnancy. Adoption is very near to our hearts. Brittney’s youngest brother, Carter, was adopted into her family when he was 1 month old. Carter has a very special adoption story and was definitely guided to be in our family; he was so precious and such a miracle baby to our family. He has changed our lives and hearts forever. We are so grateful for adoption.
REN AND BRITTNEY
From Brittney- Ren grew up in a small country town on 3 acres. He is the youngest of 6 children; he has 3 brothers and 2 sisters. There are 24 grandkids on his side of the family. He enjoyed raising beef, hunting from his backyard, and riding four-wheelers at the sand dunes with his family. Ren served a 2 year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Dominican Republic. He is fluent in Spanish. Ren was a Registered Nurse when we got married. Ren worked really hard to earn his Master’s degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner. He landed an amazing job that allows me to be a stay at home mom and allows him to have a lot of time off. Ren is a Nurse Practitioner who works for United Healthcare doing home-based annual wellness visits. Ren is a guy that loves the outdoors. Hunting is a big part of his life. He enjoys four-wheeling, camping, and fishing in the great outdoors. He also enjoys golfing and snowboarding with his buddies. He takes pride in bringing fresh food to our table from our garden, fruit trees, and eggs from our chickens. He likes to do yard work and projects around the house to better our home. He even built a workshop in our backyard. He is a good mechanic as well. We bought a wrecked van from the auction and he fixed it up like new. He is a great artist. He likes to paint pictures on canvas and has a small airbrush studio in his shop. He loves to play basketball and is a big Utah Jazz fan. He loves our boys and teaches them how to do boy things. He works hard to provide for our family. Ren is an amazing husband and father.
From Ren- Brittney grew up in a suburb of Salt Lake City. She is the middle of 5 siblings. She has 3 brothers and 1 sister. There are 7 grandkids on her side of the family. Brittney enjoyed swimming in her childhood backyard swimming pool and spending time in Lake Powell with her family in the summer. Brittney is mostly a stay at home mom, however, she works a little bit as a Registered Nurse for Encompass Hospice. She is a great caregiver to her patients, but is even more nurturing to our family. She is very loving to everyone she comes in contact with. She is a chocolate lover and a Christmas fanatic. She likes to keep our house in order, but she also enjoys playing with our boys and letting loose. She enjoys traveling and likes to go somewhere different every year with our family. She also enjoys camping and boating. Brittney is known for baking yummy treats. Every Christmas, we make different candies to give to our neighbors. She likes to try different recipes and take on baking challenges. She also likes making crafts to decorate the inside of our home. She comes up with the projects and I build them for her, like our snowboard bench and ski chairs. She enjoys watching movies in our theater room and eating my famous popcorn. She especially loves having fun and spending time with our family. She is an amazing wife and mother to our boys.
We have a very strong marriage and love for each other. We have a good relationship with each other’s families and enjoy spending time with them. We love our kids fiercely and make it known. Our kids know they are loved. We are raising our children in a safe, loving, and Christ-centered home.
Brady was born in October of 2014. He is a very easy going kid. He is obsessed with the color blue. He loves anything that is related to Paw Patrol or Marvel. He is a people pleaser and likes to be praised. He loves to go outside and shoot hoops with his dad. He also loves playing with slime and painting pictures.
Holden was born in July of 2016. He can be a mischievous little boy. He is very curious about the world and is constantly exploring and discovering new things. He is a very bright little boy. He enjoys building with legos and magnets. He loves his family fiercely. He loves to snuggle and give a lot of loves.
THIS IS US
We just want you to know that we are here for you every step of the way and want the best for you and your child. We also want you to know that we would love to bring your child into our home to love forever and raise as our own. We are looking for an open adoption to create the best life for your child. Your child will always know you and the love you have for them. We promise you that we will do everything in our power to raise your child the best that we can and be honest and keep our promises with you. We hope that we can make this process as smooth as possible and create a lifelong relationship with you.
We’d love to hear from you and can’t wait to get to know you.