We have a four bedroom home in sunny San Jose, California. We love San Jose because it's centrally located. We are surrounded by both mountains and beaches, so it is a short drive for fun in the sun or a beautiful hike.
We were very excited to buy our first “fixer upper” house a few years ago. We spent four months fixing it up together after work and on the weekends. We tore down wallpaper (three layers!), ripped out shag carpeting (yuck!), refinished the hardwood floors, and painted every room with bold colors. We had a great time working on the place together and truly making it our home.
As soon as we moved into our new place, we went straight to the animal shelter and got our first dog. Joe had grown up always having a dog in his house back in New York, and now that we had space for one we brought home Ty, a pit lab mix. We immediately fell in love with his sweet demeanor. About a year later we got him a little brother, an adorable mutt named Devo. We often walk them to a nearby park to play around. We imagine pushing a stroller around on these walks as well.
We are both very grateful to have jobs with flexible schedules, so we can spend as much quality time with our child as possible. We are planning to each work from home a few days a week, so that we can be there every step of the way in our baby’s life. We would love to be there for the baby’s first smile, first steps, and first word, firsthand.