Meet Jesse & Cassie
A video message from Jesse & Cassie
A Letter from Jesse & Cassie
Hello from the Pacific Northwest! We thrive on community and living life with people. We are passionate about kids and are excited to have shared experiences with them – trips to the park, the zoo, or the backyard! We are eager to hear your future hopes and dreams for your child, and we are open to any level of communication you are most comfortable with including photos, letters and/or visits.
Things we love:
-hosting family dinners
-going to dinner and a movie
Jesse and I met in college over ten years ago. We have been together for six and a half years and have been married for the last five. We look forward to traveling every year for our anniversary, but also love little moments like sharing a late-night bowl of ice cream while watching our favorite movie or TV show.
We learned early in our dating relationship that adoption was going to be the way that we would grow our family. We have talked about and dreamt of the day that we become parents, and we are so excited that each day it grows closer.
A large part of our time is spent working with the local youth group. When we aren’t helping with youth, you can find us hosting backyard barbeques, bonfires, or spending time with family and friends. We also enjoy our time outdoors enjoying all that the Pacific Northwest has to offer.
Jesse is a wholehearted person! He cares wholeheartedly, he loves wholeheartedly, and he values family and our marriage wholeheartedly.
Jesse is the director of student ministries at our church. He was born and raised where we live, so it’s truly special for us to be able to give back to the communities where he grew up. Jesse loves family traditions, making things matter, and prioritizing the things that are the most valuable. When he’s not working, you can find him tinkering in his shop, riding a motorcycle, or preparing for our next family camping trip in our camper.
I know that Jesse is really excited about being a dad. Jesse’s a sucker for little moments. He can’t wait to teach our kids how to ride a bike. He can’t wait to go to big family gatherings with a kiddo in tow. He is also VERY excited about introducing our kiddo to his extensive collection of matchbox cars that he’s had since he was a kid. I think above all, he’s excited about turning our fantastic duo into a trio.
Cassie is the most thoughtful, encouraging, and caring person that I know. Her ability to make anyone feel welcomed and loved is evident all the time. She has this way about her that makes any place we’ve lived feel like home.
Cassie is excited to hang up her apron strings and become a full-time mom. She currently works as a coordinator and personal assistant for a major coffee corporation here in Washington. She loves the simplicity of the outdoors. From paddle boarding, hiking with friends, or taking our camper out for an extended weekend, you can always find her soaking in every moment, and every ray of sun. When the Northwest weather doesn’t permit those activities, she loves to gather on the couch for a movie, or at the table for a game, always with a cozy blanket and cup of hot tea in hand. She also really enjoys refinishing furniture or working on a home project to make things feel more “us.”
Cassie is SO excited to become a mom. She can’t wait to watch our kiddo learn to read and to introduce them to all of her favorite kids’ books like, ‘The Day the Crayons Quit”, “Corduroy”, and “Guess How Much I Love You”. She’s excited about trips to the park and playdates with all of the other kiddos in our circle of friends. I know she’s most excited about family bedtime where we will sing songs, read the Bible, and pray with our kiddos every night!
Our house is nestled in the heart and soul of the Pacific Northwest. We live in a cozy ranch-style home where love and joy flourish. It has 3 bedrooms and a HUGE front and back yard where kids can run around and play – especially with our sweet dog Otto who LOVES kids! We have a fire pit and a large covered back porch where we enjoy entertaining friends and family. We also live in front of the bus stop which has allowed us to get to know many of our neighbors (and their kids)!
We are less than 10 minutes from the downtown part of our city where we like to go get a scoop of ice cream or a milk shake at the local ice cream shop and walk around. We are also really close to some of Washington’s best parks, hiking trails, and elementary schools. Seattle (which is one of the top 10 cities to visit in the US) is only an hour away where we can experience amazing architecture, history and a rich local culture. We are also just a short daytrip from the Pacific Coast, and many remarkable state parks. Every year we go hunting for the perfect tree to put up in our house.
We are so blessed to have such supportive family and friends. They eagerly await the arrival of our baby almost as much as we do. Jesse’s family has been rooted in the valley we live for over 35 years. We thrive on family traditions like our yearly trip to Silverwood (a theme park in Idaho), celebrating holidays, and our monthly family dinner/game nights (game night in progress in the picture to the left)!
Cassie’s family is rooted in Montana. We get back to visit them often where we have nieces and nephews who would love to have a new playmate when we come visit. Our family traditions include going day after Thanksgiving shopping, eating our secret family ‘spaghetti and meatball’ recipe, and telling really good jokes.
Your child will know every day how much they are loved, and will know about you and his/her adoption story. We are dedicated to caring for, nurturing, and loving your baby well. We will always work to help your child discover what gifts they have that make them exceptional and unique. We cannot wait to meet you and your baby, and we are honored and humbled that you are willing to take the time to get to know us.
Learn More About Jesse & Cassie
|Our Education||Bachelor's Degree||Bachelor's Degree|
|Our Professions||Director of Student Ministries (Youth Pastor)||Coffee Shop Manager|
|Our Racial Background||Caucasian||Caucasian|
|Some of Jesse & Cassie's Favorites|
|Meal||Lasagna||Pad See Ew (Thai Noodle Dish)|
|Hobby||Dirt biking||Paddle Boarding|
|Place You've Visited||Rome, Italy||New York, New York|
|Ice Cream Flavor||Mint Chocolate Chip||Cherry Amaretto Cordial|
|Board Game||Ticket to Ride or The Farming Game||Scotland Yard (if you haven't heard of it, Google it)!|
|Movie||Italian Job||Temple Grandin|
|Band||Zac Brown Band||Mumford And Sons|
|More About Our Family|
|Our Hope as New Parents|
We hope our kids always know how much we love God, one another, and them. We want to help our kids be successful in whatever they choose to do, and we will work hard to make sure that they have access to resources, education, and a whole lot of fun. We hope to teach them what it means to be a hard worker, to be true to their word, and to always appreciate a good firm handshake.
Our faith is why we get out of bed every day. We both love being able to pour into the lives of young people. We love that our church functions as a community, and we are so excited for our kids to grow up in a safe, wholesome environment. Cassie also volunteers teaching Sunday school. We love doing ministry as a family, and can't wait to have a third member of our family to serve along with us.
|Our Dog Otto|
Otto has been called 'the sweetest dog in the world' by many! He's a calm, sweet dog who loves affection and enjoys being around people. Otto loves having kids around, playing fetch, and going on long walks or hikes as time allows. All it takes is a quick whistle and Otto will be at your feet with his tail wagging.
You already heard about our supportive families, but we also have a supportive church. Our church community is full of people who we love and trust. We have a group of about 10-15 young families at our church who band together to support each other. We have been able to love, grow and learn alongside all of these families, and we are so fortunate to have them alongside us as we walk into parenthood. Since most of our friends already have children (or are still having children), we know that we are in this together. We are excited for our kids to have friends who they will grow up with.
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...|
|Race of Child|
|Age of Child|
Newborn to 3 months old
We are so excited to meet you and to share even more information about ourselves. Thank you so much for taking the time to learn about us. We are open to any level of communication you are most comfortable with whether that be through emails, text messages, photos, letters, or visits. We are praying for you, and hope to hear from you soon!