- Smith Mt. Lake, W. E. Skelton 4-H Educational Center
June 21-23, 2013
- Camp Highroads-Middleburg, VA
July 26-28, 2013
- Camp Airfield-Wakefield, VA
August 23-25, 2013
My name is Freckles.
My Mom and Dad are Jamie and Jeremy. We live in the country in a brick ranch house with lots of yard to play in. Our home is a lot of fun but it could be more fun with you here.Â See belowÂ for our family album.
We are collectively known as Jeramie! Alone, we are Jeremy and Jamie. While we do not have children of our own, we have been foster parents for over a year with an end goal of adopting children! We are stable in our employment and finances and enjoy parenting. We live in rural Virginia on 1 acre of land with trees all around and weÂ are 30 minutes from the closest Wal-Mart and Movie Theater. We have a dog named Enry, a white Samoyed, and two cats, Cheshire and Jackson (Fat Jack). We have a garden and enjoy BBQ's on the deck.
For over a year now, we have served as foster parents for 6 children between the ages of 2 and 12 with a range of behavior issues from moderate to severe including Bi-Polar and ADHD. During that time, we enjoyedÂ watching each ofÂ these children grow stronger. We worked everyday to teach them responsibility andÂ the joys of family. But for us, we are looking for a more permanent relationship and are focusing currently only on adoption.
Jeremy is a senior software engineer who enjoys his toys and is nothing short of a full fledged Geek - and yes, he has the T-Shirt! Jamie is a part time cell phone sales person for a national retail chain. Jamie enjoys video games and being mom. Jeremy enjoys cooking and building stuff from a deck to entertainment center. We both enjoy being creative, volunteering, going out for dinner and movies and taking trips, especially to Asheville, NC.
WeÂ are truly in love. We enjoy hugs and kisses and are not afraid to say I love you. We embrace the children in our home with hugs and pillow fights. We like to eat at the dinner table, but also eat on the couch from time to time. And regardless of the events of the day, we always enjoy tucking our children in at night and bed time is our time to remind ourselves that we are a family!Â Jeremy is a bit loud and boisterous and enjoys goofing around - never afraid to act stupid for a couple of cheap laughs. Jamie is the silent pillar of the family always the one who sees the little things and is always in the background tweaking this and that to ensure the family is running smooth!
We believe strongly that karma is the most important thing in life. We often volunteer in our community and Jeremy even serves on the Board of Directors of a non-profit origination. Jeremy also volunteers as the technical director for the First Technical Challenge Robotics Tournaments in Virginia. We believe in educating our children about religion, culture and ethnical differences of not only the world, but our own back yard. We encourage our children to voice their thoughts and opinions, but expect them to understand not only the consequences of their actions, but the simple truth that you have to give to receive.
We love being parents. There is nothing more fulfilling to us that earning a child's respect and trust. And there is nothing more fun than the 20 minutes of horsing around after dinner!
Questions From Children: Jamie and Jeremy's Answers
â€¢ Will I have my own room?
Yes, we have plenty of bedrooms for you.
â€¢ Do you have any pets?
We have 5 cats and a white dog. One of our kittens is on the website as well as our dog.
â€¢ What kind of vacations do you take?
We love doing day trips on weekends. We go to the science museums and events around the area, but we are always open to new adventures and never afraid to travel a bit to get there. We go to Asheville, NC yearly and in the past five years have gone to New York to see a few Broadway plays and to Florida to visit Disney World.
â€¢ What kind of fun could I have in your neighborhood or community?
We are members of the YMCA and often attend community theatre events. Locally, we also have youth athletic leagues, karate and dance studios. We would love for you to enjoy these activities.
â€¢ What do you do for fun?
Cook, Watch Movies, Play Video Games, Crafts, Day Trips in the car, Picnics and family time together.
â€¢ What are the basic rules in your house?
We run our house on the principle that being in a family means being nice to each other; helping each other; and being honest. Oh, yeah, and no people food for pets!
â€¢ Do you have any favorite games?
Have you ever heard of Aquire or Pictureka? These are our favorites and we would love to teach you to play!
â€¢ Do you have a favorite movie?
Absolutely. We both love the Princess Bride, Fly Away Home and Fifth Element.
â€¢ What is your house like?
We live in a brick house with a basement. There is a family room downstairs where we like to chill out and watch movies. Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms, living room and kitchen/dining room. Each bedroom has its own TV. There is a bathroom upstairs and in the basement.
â€¢ Do your friends have kids?
Some of our friends do have kids. We will enjoy introducing you to the ones who are your age.
â€¢ Do you have hobbies?
Jeremy loves to build things, cook and photography. Jamie enjoys crafts, baking and cake decorating and playing video games.