Katie & Shaun

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Katie

Caregiver

Age 35
Gender Female
Status

Religion Christianity

Education Some College

Profession stay at home mom

Zodiac Sign Cancer

Political Affiliation Lean Right

Shaun

Innocent

Age 36
Gender Male
Status

Religion Christianity

Education Some College

Profession Owner: pest control co

Zodiac Sign Sagittarius

Political Affiliation Lean Right

Our family. Caleb - 10, Ephraim - 8, Spencer - 6, Seth - 4, Ruth - 3.

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We have a large, very supportive extended family. Many members of our extended family have adopted.

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Link to your favorite website (...not your Facebook page :).

www.hip2save.com It's a fun couponing/deal website. They find coupons, promotions, and freebies for groceries, restaurants, and more. They sometimes have giveaways and it's just a fun community.

Katie

This is our home. We live on 10 acres next to a vineyard. Shaun designed and built our house.

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We teach our kids to be charitable. This is from our visit to the Light the World vending machines.

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Do you consider yourself religious or spiritual?

We are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We both grew up in religious homes and love the influence it has in our lives. We teach our kids to have a relationship with God.

Katie

We encourage our kids to find what interests them. Ephraim found that he loves playing the piano.

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My favorite place in the World is...

Either home or camping.

Shaun

My favorite place in the World is...

Disneyland. Or anywhere I can spend time visiting extended family.

Katie

The kids love to spend time with their aunt down the street. Riding horses is so much fun for them!

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Our kids try new things. Caleb played Grandpa Joe in "Willy Wonka Jr" last year.

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We love camping and spending time outdoors.

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

Anything spicy as long as it isn't seafood. Although tuna sandwiches with thai chili peppers are pretty amazing.

Shaun

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

Still in contact with us. I hope she feels appreciated by us. I hope she is successful in her endeavors.

Katie

Dogs or cats?

Dogs are more fun.

Shaun

Dogs or cats?

Cats. They hunt mice and have a purpose.

Katie

We are the best choice because…

We know that family is everything. We both come from big families. We've always wanted a big family. We believe siblings can/should be best friends throughout life and we foster that view in our kids.

Katie

What is the best word to describe your family?

Close. We value relationships and teach our kids that each member of our family is important and wanted.

Katie

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

Ooh, that's tough. Possibly sushi. Or pie. Or chocolate. Or Chinese. I can't choose!

Katie

My philosophy on parenting is...

Give kids the best opportunity to grow, learn, develop, work, and explore. Make sure they feel unconditionally loved and valued. Teach them to be contributors and helpers wherever possible.

Katie

Do you have kids? How would they feel about a sibling?

We have five kids age 3-10 who would love to have another sibling. With 4 boys (the youngest is a girl), they would love for our daughter to have a "buddy sister".

Katie

When you argue, what’s it about?

Most of our arguments are just misunderstandings/miscommunication, and that doesn't happen often. When it does, we're quick to make amends.

Katie

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

Living on acreage in the country helps people slow down and enjoy life's simple pleasures and have fun. We have great friends of ours next door and cousins down the street. Kids have freedom here.

Katie

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