EDUCATION: Some College
EDUCATION: College Degree
We are Jarom and Anne. We are childhood sweethearts, Goldendoodle puppy lovers, and whole-hearted believers in God’s timing.
The most important thing we hope you take from our profile is our strong belief in God’s timing. That is how we found each other, how we found our careers, and how we were led to you. We believe that our Heavenly Father has a plan for your journey and we are incredibly grateful that you are letting us be a part of that journey.
We hope to provide laughter, strength, and unconditional love. We want to lead by example through Jarom’s service-oriented mind and Anne’s constant optimism. We wholeheartedly want a child to know that love has no bounds; that you are their family and we are their family from day one.
Adoption is such a wonderful blessing for a child to be able not only to have two parents, four grandparents, five aunts, seven uncles, six cousins, and five great-grandparents to love on them but another whole birth family to show them love.
We have prayed, prepared, and waited for our opportunity to be parents. In the end, we cannot thank you enough for taking the time to share this journey with us. We hope you can find peace in your decision.
LETTER ABOUT THEM
Jarom and I grew up across the street from each other in a small town in Utah. He taught me how to ride a bike with no training wheels, and I showed him how to hold baby dolls. We were each other’s first kiss at age four! Jarom moved to Hawaii when he was nine-years-old, and we didn’t plan on seeing each other ever again.
Jarom moved back to Utah our freshman year of high school and had a class as the Librarian’s aide, who was also his grandma. Jarom’s first day back to school, his grandma pulled me out of my English class, because she said she needed help; she was really just playing cupid.
From that day on, we were the best of friends! We dated for a while in high school until going our separate ways; Jarom to serve an LDS Mission and Anne to attend college. We reconnected in the fall of 2014, and we were engaged two weeks later. We were married in December of 2014. It was twenty-five degrees and a blizzard the entire day, but we didn’t let that ruin our perfect day!
LETTER ABOUT JAROM
Jarom is a Data Analyst for a molecular diagnostics company. He loves his job and the people he works with. We love how incredibly family-oriented Jarom’s company is.
Jarom’s schedule is flexible, and he can create his own schedule. He is also a full-time student, but you wouldn’t know it by how much time he finds to be with his family! Jarom will graduate with his Bachelors in Data Management and Analytics in June 2019.
When I describe Jarom, the first word that comes to my mind is joy. He is loving, hysterical, compassionate, and empathetic to others. Jarom is constantly serving in our community; it is something that comes naturally to him. He is always up for an adventure and is the first to make someone laugh who is feeling down.
No matter if it is a family event, school social, or work function, adults and children are drawn to Jarom. He has this unique talent of being the life of the party, while also being someone’s first call when they need a shoulder to cry on.
LETTER ABOUT ANNE
Anne is truly an amazing person and will be a wonderful and caring mother.
An Avid Traveler
At the moment, Anne teaches 5th grade, and this will be her last year teaching. She will be staying home so she can give all her love and attention to the new addition to our family. The one thing I admire most about Anne is her constant support. I know that she believes in me and she inspires me to have a good attitude and to be a better person.
Anne loves to travel, especially to Hawaii. She enjoys our date nights together, and the two of us enjoy doing anything and everything together! Honestly, everyone loves Anne and the way she can lift spirits. She has a deep love for children, that shows with her niece and nephews, and with her students. I have more excitement to see her as a mom than I do anything else because I know she will be an astounding mother!
We love where we live! Our home is on a quiet street with a large willow tree in the front yard. The school where Anne works is four blocks from our house so that she can walk to school with her students every day. Utah is known for it’s beautiful outdoors and family environment. We frequently take our puppies for hikes and enjoy exploring all that our state has to offer.
We love that we are less than twenty minutes away from both sides of our family. We visit our grandma, who is 86 years old, every Tuesday for Taco Tuesday. We enjoy attending every sporting event for our nieces and nephews. We also have Sunday dinner with Jarom’s family every week.
We enjoy working on home improvement projects at our house. We have repainted the inside and outside of our home, installed new flooring, added a home theater, and we will soon be adding a bathroom downstairs.
We are Goldendoodle puppy lovers and have two of our own! We adopted Hudson when he was six weeks old. He had a hernia as big as his stomach and wasn’t expected to live very long, and this just pulled at our heartstrings. We brought Hudson home, knowing it might be for only a few days. We decided he should have surgery and our “Hudders” made it through! He had to take it easy for a few weeks, so Hudson and Anne just cuddled throughout the whole summer. Hudson is a very mellow dog. He loves to chew bones, sleep, and protect our tree.
We adopted Lucy when she was six months old. She is the happiest dog you could ever imagine! She continually wags her tail and prances wherever she goes. Lucy and Jarom have a special bond, and Lucy follows Jarom all over the house. She loves to play with Hudson but is learning that Hudson needs to nap twenty hours a day, so she has started to be a napper as well.
Both of our dogs have been surrounded by young children their whole lives. Our nephews and cousins ride on the puppies and play with their tails; all without Hudson or Lucy even minding.
Football Games — every fall we attend a University of Utah Football game. Uncle Matt and Uncle Trace have season tickets, and we love to spend time as a family enjoying the sport we all love! Jarom loves the football game, and Anne loves the halftime shows. Fun fact; Jarom was recruited to play football at a local University, and Anne was a cheerleader in college!
Halloween — on Halloween our grandpa takes his horses and dresses up as the Headless Horseman and rides around the neighborhood giving out candy to all the neighbor kids. We then attend the Halloween carnival with our family and spend the night playing the card game Hand and Foot.
Christmas — Christmas time is Anne’s favorite time of year because the whole month is a celebration! We have Christmas on the 25th, our Wedding Anniversary on the 26th and Anne’s birthday on the 28th. We love to celebrate by going sledding, visiting Christmas lights, and spending time with our family.
Lake Powell — each summer we go to Lake Powell with Jarom’s family and spend a week on a houseboat. Our family loves to go boating and to spend time together without technology! We live in our swimsuits, stay up late playing charades, and hearing stories from grandma and grandpa.