April & David
Hello, we are the GrandPre Family! Thank you for taking the time to learn about our family on our adoption profile. We would love to meet you!
Here's a little more about us, our story, and why we are looking to adopt. If you are interested in learning more, we have included a deeper dive on the other pages/tabs (Photo Gallery, About April, About Dave). You can also contact us here or at email@example.com
How we met...
We met on the deck of a battleship in Huntington Beach, California, no joke (picture of the actual dance in the first slideshow). It was unforgettable!
David's take on meeting April
“I was determined to get to know this beautiful girl who stood out from everyone else on the ship. We danced one dance and she vanished without me knowing anything more than her first name. I was so disappointed and looked for her the rest of the night! We ended up crossing paths over a year later at another conference, and from that point forward I was in full pursuit. Capturing her unparalleled and radiant heart has been, and is, the greatest joy of my life."
April's take on meeting David
“I saw this tall, handsome guy walk by on the ship and thought he looked really sharp and intelligent (I'm a fan of glasses, which he sported well). We danced just once that night, but later on, we ended up dating and were able to take time to really get to know one another better. Like the sweetest kind of "slow burn," he fully stole my heart. Now he is my best partner-in-crime and we have a ridiculous amount of fun together! He's the real deal...and I couldn't be more over the moon for him. He's my total heartthrob.”
Our growing relationship
Initially, we were very taken with each other, but it was really over time that our relationship bloomed and deepened. It wasn't immediate, but it was steady. Our friendship continued to grow, and as we dated seriously, we began to understand where we were each at with big and small issues. We had so much fun just being together. We talked a lot about things that mattered the most to us. Like many couples, we considered and discussed our perspectives on raising children, how to approach disagreements, and what our goals were. We learned to talk through differences in a way that worked for us. Ultimately, we felt really good about the match and the connection we developed. And so our adventures together continued...
Our family begins...
We had the HAPPIEST wedding day. We didn't even notice that the clear cups delivered for our reception ended up being accidentally swapped for ones featuring the logo of a prominent home security company, which made it look like they sponsored our wedding, OR that our cute nieces were selling pieces of rolled-up leftover luncheon cookies to people waiting in line to greet us. Our sweet littles were trying to earn money for a wedding gift! The day was like a dream and we loved having family and friends by our side!
Our greatest desire, our sweetest hope, has been to add children to our family. We look forward to providing our kids a safe and loving home where family is most important, every family member is encouraged to blossom and grow, and adventures are a top priority.
What we love...
We love to laugh and we both love to be outdoors. Hiking, biking, and enjoying time in the mountains are some of our most loved outdoor adventures. We also like to kayak and sit in the patio garden we created last year. It has become our European garden escape! It is simple and not too big, but it is oh-so-relaxing and gives us the feeling of being in Europe.
Travel is very important to us. We have both had the opportunity to travel abroad a bit for touristy travels, work, and service opportunities. We plan to continue traveling with our kids and want them to experience many different cultures and people. Doing this has made a huge impact on our lives, and we hope it will do the same for them.
We are big-time fans of the arts and enjoy attending the theatre, art museums, symphony, dance performances, and local musicals. Oh, and did we mention we are huge Disneyland and Haunted House fans? Our travel plans with kids will, of course, include the Magic Kingdom! Whether indoors or outdoors, we enjoy just being goofy and making each other laugh.
A few fun memories include an impromptu French night in our dining room, "at home" quarantine travel dates, and putting up a blanket fort. David likes action/adventure movies and Star Wars...so naturally, we celebrate "May the 4th (be with you)!" April likes old classic films and documentaries. We both love the TV shows "Sherlock," "Downton Abbey," and especially "This Is Us."
What's important to us...
We both enjoy working out, and staying healthy has been a long-time priority for both of us. This includes having healthy meals in our home, though we do love our occasional treats, too! We plan to continue this when we have children. We know life doesn't always go according to plan, but we hope to give them a healthy foundation for life and encourage them to be active in what they love.
We hope to instill the importance of education in our children. We believe it is the gateway to opportunity. We know that education doesn’t always mean college or a formal degree and that learning can come in different ways; it just needs to be a match for each individual child. We want our kids to see the value of learning in their own lives and have opportunities to learn and grow.
God is an important part of our lives. We are Christian and do our best to live His teachings. For us, this means service in our local ward congregation and prayer and scripture study in our home. It means teaching our children to love and respect everyone, regardless of differences. We plan to teach the importance of spirituality and our Heavenly Father's love for us. We also believe it's important to let our children make their own decisions on belief and spirituality as they grow up. We want them to know we love them NO MATTER WHAT as they refine and discover their voice and beliefs on their individual paths/spiritual journeys.