Our Family ~ April 2017

Our Family ~ April 2017

Brandon

 Brandon was adopted as a baby at 3 days old. His birth mother was in her 30's and had children previously and needed to find parents for her baby as her circumstances wouldn't allow her to parent him at that time and that's how He came to find his adoptive parents! They raised him in Las Vegas, and reared him to be an outstanding student who was self-driven and motivated to do just about anything from playing baseball and wrestling to selling candy, participating in the boy scout program and graduating in the top rankings of his class. He was lucky enough to get a little brother, Brian,  who  is bi-racial and was adopted, when he was 8 years old. His little brother and him are great friends. 
Brian and his wife Crystal
He received his Eagle Scout when he was 14, and later at 18, served a mission for our church in the Philippines for 2 years. He learned the language and loved the culture and all the Philippines had to offer. He now speaks Tagalog b/c of his service there but, is a bit rusty as you can imagine!

He had lots of fun growing up attending baseball games, concerts and being the loud, fun outspoken guy that he is. He married me about 8 months after we met at UNLV, in the San Diego Temple in La Jolla, CA on July 5th 2002. He has always excelled in business and has earned a wonderful living for our family and had great experiences doing so, these past 15 years.

I am so lucky that he lets me be a stay at home mom b/c of his determination and drive to do his very best in his career. He has been in lending and investments for 5 years  & real estate for 5 years and is Currently the Co-Owner of a very successful Real Estate Company that is every growing! They are opening a second office up north and have a company trip planned for all the Agents who qualify to go- every year! This year it's Hawaii and we are taking our big girls with us! We've been before and Brandon wanted them to come this time! It's going to be great!


Brandon is a big time movie fan who loves to quote crazy movies, fly fish, mountain bike, college and pro basketball and football, take the kids on daddy dates, go on dates with me, hang in the hot tub or do yard work on our acreage! He's a fabulous bowler and usually beats everyone else when he plays. He loves reading good books & fantasy books like Dragon Lance, and he loves motivational and success books and such that pertain to his fields of interests.

Brandon at Celise's birth
He has never met his birth-mom yet, but has met his birth sister and will probably meet her someday when he's ready.

I feel as his wife that He was so blessed to be adopted and be given a life of love and comfort and His mother and father raised him to be a fabulous human being, father, husband and friend. I couldn't ask for anything more!!!

                                                                                                               ~Corrine