Stefanie is warm, caring, and always making those around her laugh. She enjoys taking on projects, decorating our home and planning family gatherings. Stefanie is out going, creative and organized. She enjoys scrapbooking, crafts & puzzles. Stefanie has a strong support system within her family and siblings, as well as lifelong friends. She is always ready and willing to help others.
As a new mommy in 2018 Stefanie had a wonderful opportunity to stay home for one year and care for our son Christian. She was thrilled to finally become a mommy and she can't wait to grow our family even more! Christian has certainly made this year special and busy....Stefanie enjoys singing to him, reading books, playing with his toys in addition to attending music class & library class.
Before being a mommy, Stefanie held the title of "Aunt Teffy" to her also eight nieces and nephews. She loves spending time with them or have them over for play dates, sleepovers! Stefanie likes to host parties & events for her extended family. Every Fall she has a Halloween party for family & friends and helps organize a "Family Reunion Picnic" each summer at a local park. Both annual events have become such fun traditions in the family, it's such a nice way to create memories for all the kids to enjoy!
Stefanie is an elementary ENL teacher. She teaches English to speakers of other languages and supports children who are new to America. She absolutely loves seeing her students learn and grow as they learn the English language. She enjoys making a difference in their lives, helping them feel comfortable, accepted and welcomed into an American school.
Jason is kind, patient, and young at heart. He is someone who is always in a good mood, and looks for the positive no matter the circumstance. He loves to be silly and "funny uncle Jay" when he is playing with our nieces & nephews. Jason, being the son of a mechanic, grew up learning how to fix things around the house. He is a hard worker and likes to take on many projects at home.
With his free time, he enjoys bike riding, playing golf, softball, and mowing the lawn on weekends. And a new side hobby began recently - restoring vintage barbecues and hand tools. Jason comes from a very large and close knit family, who takes pride in spending time together. Every year, Jason participates in a family golf outing with his uncles and cousins. This has been a tradition for nearly 20 years. Jason also works for a large real estate company in NYC as an accounting controller, and has been with the company for over 11 years.
This year he has certainly proved to be the amazing Daddy we always knew he would be. He is always making Christian laugh, teaching him how things work and pretends to need his help in the garage! Christian and Daddy have such a special bond together.
Our home is located in a suburban town on the south shore of Long Island. We are less than 10 minutes from a shopping mall, about 15 minutes from the beach....and just a few minutes from our siblings and "Nana & Poppa's house". We live on a quiet residential block where you can meet friendly neighbors and see children playing outside.
Since moving into our home, we have slowly renovated our kitchen & bathrooms, in addition to updating the bedrooms, family room, and basement. We truly enjoy being in our home, hosting holidays and having friends and family over for dinners or parties. Stefanie enjoys decorating our home and starting projects (which usually ends with Jason's help finishing them). Jason enjoys puttering in the garage (finishing Stefanie's "projects") and fixing things around the house...which usually involves a trip to Home Depot. Together we love to maintain a fun, warm, welcoming home, which has certainly become filled this year with toys, books, toy cars, baby gates and cartoons on the television..... we wouldn't want it any other way!