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Melissa & Leo

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Melissa

Caregiver

Age 40
Gender Female
Status

Religion Spiritual

Education Ph.D. or higher

Profession Physical Therapist

Zodiac Sign Capricorn

Political Affiliation Lean Left

Leo

Hero

Age 43
Gender Male
Status

Religion Spiritual

Education Bachelor’s Degree

Profession Engineer

Zodiac Sign Scorpio

Political Affiliation Lean Left

All smiles while in Hawaii!

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Outdoor hike in the Pacific Northwest

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If you could choose one type of food to eat for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Too many to choose from! But I think an Asian soup noodle (ramen, pho or a Chinese soup noodle) The hot soupy broth warms me up, and the slurpy noodles are fun to eat. And the umami saltiness mmmmmmm!

Melissa

Leo in all his glory - living the dream :P

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How can you not love Leonard's malasada's from Honolulu?

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Complete the sentence, “I can’t live without……”

Besides my wife, I'd say art--mainly music. It's been an extremely strong thread through my life, enjoying other people's and making my own.

Leo

Goofing off in the Pacific Northwest

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Dogs or cats?

I love all animals actually. As for dogs vs cats, to me it's about responsibility. Dogs take a lot more time and energy so you have to know that going in. Cats are wonderful too, just less work!

Leo

My neighborhood is a good place to raise a family because…

Several families already, schools are walking distance, and it's a culdesac so very safe street to run/play in.

Leo

Like all other Seattleites, enjoying the snow when we get it

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Our most recent road trip to Crater Lake

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Fun with our niece and nephew

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If I could change one thing about the World, it would be...

A lot more empathy/less selfishness. We are all on this planet together, none of us can really be self-sufficient. We need everyone doing well for this to succeed.

Leo

When you argue, what’s it about?

Bedtimes, house maintenance, boring stuff like that. We really don't argue a ton, and serious things like money, fidelity, etc just don't seem to be an issue for us.

Leo

I would never...

want someone to feel I had hurt or harmed them, or that I was being cruel or unfair.

Leo

Dogs or cats?

Can I say both? I've had both and love both of them. My dog gave me unconditional love anytime, anywhere. My cat has the cutest purr and really is quite cute.

Melissa

Three years from now, I hope our birth mom is…..

Healthy, happy, and in a good place, whatever that means for her. Everyone is different.

Leo

My favorite place in the World is...

West coast of Camano Island, WA.

Leo

In five years, our relationship with you will...

Hopefully be great, if you want to stay involved. We will work hard to make sure anyone involved in our child's life is a positive influence, happy to include you if you want to stay connected.

Leo

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you look at the night sky?

I wonder what is looking back at me . There are so many stars and planets, there's got to be other life forms out there doing the same thing I'm doing.

Melissa

My philosophy on parenting is...

do my best to make sure my child knows I have their best interest at heart and they can trust me. Yes there will be rules, but they will know they are extremely loved and valued.

Leo

Favorite season and why?

I've always loved Fall for as long as I remember. Back to school time, Halloween, my birthday, Thanksgiving. Also that feeling of hunkering down for Winter!

Leo

Complete the sentence, “I can’t live without……”

laughter - whether it comes from my spouse, my cat, my family, situations around me. I have to laugh everyday. It helps me relax and just brings an instant smile to my face.

Melissa

I'm super competitive when it comes to...

flag football!

Leo

If you had to live on an RV or sailboat for the rest of your life, which would it be?

If I didn't get seasick, I would pick the sailboat as I love the water! But alas, mother nature wins and I would choose the RV. And of course the cat would come too.

Melissa

The most special thing I own is...

outside of my saxophone, it would have to be a dog tag my dad's uncle was wearing during WWII when his battleship was sunk in the Pacific.

Leo

My best friend would describe me as...

Loyal, caring, and funny. I have known him well over 30 years and we still share big laughs as well as serious talks.

Leo

We are the best choice because…

To be honest I don't know we are the best choice, because I don't know the other couples or what you're looking for. What I can promise is that we are a loving, stable, fun couple!

Leo

Favorite season and why?

Fall - I love watching the leaves turn, everything turns a beautiful red and orange. Everything quiets down, getting ready for winter. I get to put on some cozy sweaters and huddle by a fire.

Melissa

My favorite place in the World is...

snuggled up on the couch with a fuzzy blanket, Leo on one side, cat on the other, bowl of popcorn in hand, watching a movie. But a close second is watching the leaves turn in Quebec City.

Melissa

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you look at the night sky?

So big! Gotta be life out there somewhere. Also that I'm looking back in time--some of the starlight hitting my eyes is millions of years old!

Leo

I hope you are...

reading these answers and enjoying them as much as I have enjoyed answering them.

Melissa

Do you consider yourself religious or spiritual?

I am spiritual; I have learned a lot about many religions during my life and find value in many of them. Have not found one that made me think all the others are wrong, though.

Leo

When you argue, what’s it about?

It's almost always about trying to get Leo to come to bed on time!

Melissa

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