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We both grew up on Long Island in NY and surprisingly lived only 10 miles from each other all our lives. After Devon got out of the Army, he started working at a paintball company where Jessica’s friends worked. We finally met through those mutual friends and started dating in 2007.
Jessica was in the beginning of her teaching career and Devon started working as a police officer in the city while drilling with the Army National Guard. Six years later we became engaged in 2012 and got married in a beautiful church followed by a small reception with a group of family and friends in 2013. We moved into our newly renovated home in 2013 and have been there ever since. We currently have two dogs, Penny and Rocky.
We always talked about having a family and watching our kids grow up in our backyard, watching them ride their bikes or taking them to dance classes or soccer practice. Unfortunately, after fertility treatments and IVF we still weren’t blessed with a child. We are now excited to welcome a child into our home and our family through adoption.
Jessica grew up with her parents and brother and sister. She always enjoyed playing outside with her friends, using the tire swing in her backyard, and going to the library. She played soccer growing up, but her main love was dancing. Jessica went to college for teaching and taught special education preschool for 11 years. She went back to school to become a librarian where she’s been since 2016. She loves reading and crocheting. She loves spending time with her cousins and hanging with her two dogs.
Devon grew up with his parents and younger brother in the same town where we live now. He is very close to his brother who lives nearby. Growing up, Devon loved going on bike rides around his neighborhood and fishing in the lake and bay nearby. He loved playing outside and building things in the backyard. He continues to enjoy a lot of outdoor activities and working with his hands. He loves gardening and grows fruit and vegetables every year in our yard. Devon joined the Army a few years after high school and is now part of the Army National Guard. He works as a police officer with a K9 partner and likes the fact that he can help people and that his job is different every day.
Penny and Rocky
We absolutely love our dogs and consider them members of our family. We've had Rocky since 2013 and couldn't imagine life without him. He's very go with the flow and loves to give kisses and get belly rubs. Penny is a new addition to our family. We rescued her after our cat Tigra died. She is a pug mix and is very sassy and smart. She keeps us on our toes! She loves to go on walks and wear her sweaters.