Bradley & Hanna
Hi! We are Hanna and Bradley and we so excited you are taking the time to get to know us. We are the proud parents of Walter, 2.5 years. Family is everything to us and we cannot wait to welcome our next child into our lives.
Hanna According to Bradley
Hanna is the smartest most put together person that I know. She is charismatic, charming, and easy to get to know. Anyone that meets Hanna will walk away knowing they have met someone who is successful, honest, and driven to the max.
Hanna was born and raised in north Texas. She grew up the star of her family and lucky for me chose to attend the LSU honor school. When I first met Hanna I could tell she was going places, she's never met a stranger and I still have several friends from college who look to Hanna first for advice on difficult decisions, even if they haven't seen her in years. She has had success in every job she's had, winning awards, setting marketing records, hiring untold numbers of people, and interacting with the people in the highest levels of every company she's been at. Just recently when her job cut a large percentage of corporate employees due to a change in direction with Covid, she was not only the only marketing person in her office to keep her job, but she even got a promotion!
She is the type of person you just want to open up to because you know she has your best interests at heart and you know she is likely to offer you excellent advice. Hanna is a fiercely loyal friend who will do absolutely anything for the ones that she loves and cares about. She is the one who keeps our lives on track, gives me confidence to be my best, and supports all of the things Walter and I do. When Walter was born Hanna went through so much with her health physically but never let it get her down. Whenever she was having a rough time she always advocated for herself, working everyday to get better and better so that she could be the amazing wife and mother that she is today. I've been in love with Hanna since I've met her, but in those moments my love and admiration grew tenfold. Her resolve and fight in those moments was something you don't see in many people, she's such a positive, happy, good person and all of that shown through and allowed her to not only survive, but get back to a place where she is thriving.
I thank God everyday that I get to go through life with Hanna as my partner, and that Walter gets to have her as a mother. Our next child is one of the luckiest people alive to get to also have Hanna as their mother.
Bradley According to Hanna
I really believe that anyone who has the chance to meet Bradley will be better because of him. He is kind and caring, but also goes out of his way to have fun. Bradley has encouraged me to be the best version of myself and I'm so grateful I get to take on life beside him every day.
Bradley is truly the kindest person I have ever known. He approaches every situation from a place of positivity and optimism. I don't think he has ever met a stranger and if he is left unattended, he will make new friends with everyone he comes across.
Bradley is from Louisiana and bleeds purple and gold for LSU. He loves all things sports and coaches basketball and baseball. He also teaches middle school history. Bradley's students and players have such a respect for him and it is clear they know he is invested in their success. When we were in college, I encouraged Bradley to lean into his love of history and I'm so grateful he found his way into the classroom. I hope every child has the opportunity to have a teacher like him. He is fun and really enjoys working with his students. I have no doubt that there are many teenagers and young adults who still think fondly of their time in Coach's history class.
I've been in love with Bradley since we were 18, but I fell in love with him all over again when he became Walter's Dad. I was extremely sick after Walter was born and ended up back in the hospital. When Walter was a week old, Bradley had Walter on his own and I'm not sure that he had even changed a diaper before. When I was in the hospital, Bradley was Walter's primary caregiver. He, Walter and our dog Reggie were quite the boys club watching basketball games and singing the LSU fight song while doing laps around the house. He still changes diapers, plays games, does bath time and knows the ins and outs of every phase of our little guy. The way Bradley showed up for Walter and me is nothing short of amazing. He and Walter are truly best buddies, and their bond is so special.
Get to Know Walter
Walter is a happy two-year-old and such a joy. He is vivacious, funny and active. From the second he figured out how to roll-over he has been on the move. Walter is curious and interested in figuring out how and why things work. His favorite things include cars, construction, planes and animals. He also loves to shoot the basketball, hit golf balls and play catch. When the weather is nice, we love to walk to the park by our house or play in our back yard. We are also members of the local zoo and arboretum. We love to go explore and see the giraffes and hippos or look at the pretty flowers and enjoy the sunshine. When Walter sits still, we love to read, play with puzzles or build with Legos or blocks.
Walter loves babies and we often talk about if he would like a brother or sister. We ask him if he will help us and if he is excited to be a big brother. Like most two-year-old children, his answers very from a hard no to a sweet yes. Even though the concept of a brother or sister is hard for him to grasp, the way he interacts with his younger cousins, Charlie (8 months) and William (14 months), let us know he will be so thrilled for a new baby. He loves to hold Charlie and sweetly tries to comfort her whenever she is upset. He asks to Facetime with Charlie often to show her his toys. William and Walter love to play together too. Walter loves to pick-out a toy for William to use and even lets him play with his favorite cars. We know there will be a transition when we welcome a new child into our family, but we are confident Walter will take his big brother role with pride and love his brother or sister.
Get to Know Our Dog Reggie
Reggie is half Weimaraner half Chocolate Lab and is 9 years old. We adopted Reggie when he was two years old from a shelter in 2014. Hanna immediately fell in love with Reggie, because of how sweet he was when she and her sister visited the shelter. Bradley had been begging Hanna to get a dog and was thrilled that Hanna found Reggie.
Reggie spends most of his day napping on our red couch. He is extremely athletic and extremely lazy. When we are in the backyard playing fetch or he is running full speed, he is one of the fastest dogs we have ever seen. His ability to cut around people and things at full speed is impressive. But he quickly gets bored and wants to go laydown inside.
Reggie loves people and we are convinced he thinks he is human. He is a picky eater and has been known to turn his nose up to many things other dogs would gobble up. His one flaw is that he isn't good with other dogs, but he makes up for it in how good he is with babies and children. Reggie took to Walter right when we brought him home. A quick sniff and then he was good to go. Now that Walter is on the move, Reggie looks to stay out of Walter's way. He keeps a watchful eye but is most content when we are all sitting in the living room together.