A Little TV, Screens & Such
I have been pondering about how TV and movies can be a great way to connect with others....CAN be...I mean someone references a TV show...
Teacher + Musician + Toddler
We are adopting again!
Joanna grew up as a military kid. Matt is from Vegas
We've been married for 10 years
We have one son through open adoption
Joanna is an elementary school teacher
Matt is a musician and business owner of our YouTube channel: Hopscotch Educational Songs
We are home-study ready
We prefer open and semi-open adoption
We are open to any race, gender, and multiples
We are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. (Christians, often referred to as "Mormons")
We look for ways to make the world a more beautiful, just, and happy place to live for EVERYONE.
We support the Black Lives Matter movement.
We love our LGBTQIA+ friends.
We look forward to welcoming new little Paces (and their birth families) to our family.
Follow our journey and spread the word:
Joanna Insta: @pacefam2010
Matt Insta: @pacefamilyadopts
Matt is an amazing dad, husband, musician, songwriter, friend, and companion. He has also become an unofficial medical assistant through our crazy IVF adventures, or Crohn's flare-ups. He is usually bearded but shaves on occasion. One of the things I love about him is how kind he is to everyone. He has been so committed through thick and thin, I am so grateful to go through life's adventures with him. He is the best, always reading to learn new things and implementing what he learns to make life better for everyone around him.
— Celeste, birth mother
We are passionate people. Kind people. People people. Work-together people. Music People. Board-Game people. Outdoor people, indoor people. Relationship people.
We are Matt, Joanna, and Emerson. We live in Utah with the most beautiful view of the mountains and the best neighbors around. We may not be in Utah forever, love that we get to spend our time doing the things we love most: teaching, writing music, raising our little adventurer, and spending time together chasing dreams and hobbies.
Depending on the weather, you could find us hiking, painting, playing in the backyard, reading, singing around the piano, sledding, making cookies in the kitchen...or watching Brooklyn 99 after we put our little buddy to bed. Most recently we've been spending a LOT of time at home because of that thing called COVID 19.
We have been married for almost 10 years, and seriously we love our marriage. We have LOVED growing together through the twists and turns of life. We feel so grateful for unconditional love and support for each other's dreams and passions. It has been so cool to work together on our passion project and growing business, HOPSCOTCH...(YouTube educational songs channel) -which you should check out if you haven't yet. We are excited to see where it goes. We love traveling when we get the chance, but ultimately love just being with each other!
What kind of parents are we? FAR from perfect, but striving to be the best we can. We are always seeking to learn more through books, research, and examples of others around us. J's background in Early Childhood is really helpful as a starting point. We love giving choices, setting clear expectations, and leading by example and with love. We believe in the power of quality time, and being the best listeners we can. We are constantly looking for new books and ideas and ways to be the best we can be.