Julie St.John and Gunther StilgenbauerTehachapi, CA
Hello, we are Julie and Gunther from Tehachapi, California (the land of 4 seasons). We chose open adoption so that our family can stay in contact with you and you can be a part of your child's life. We are excited about the opportunity to talk with you and get to know you. Please do not hesitate to contact us because we would love to speak to you.
We met at a celebration of mutual friends. From the very first moment we were very interested in each other. Long walks with the dog and visiting places deepened our feelings for each other and the fascination of our different cultural backgrounds. Our wedding took place under the apple tree of Julie's family home. We have been together for many years and have a strong relationship because of the time we invest every day. We work hard at keeping our loving marriage vibrant by encouraging each other and taking the time to listen.
Gunther is one of the most generous, dependable, and intelligent men you will ever meet. When he sets his mind on a goal, he works very hard to reach it. He grew up in Germany and our child will grow up in a home with the benefit of at least two (plus yours) cultural heritages. His position as an attorney provides the opportunity to work for different organizations in various countries. He loves children and they always enjoy being with him. I can see Gunther watering the garden with our child, eating ice cream together at his favorite ice cream shop, or listening to music and ballroom dancing together.
Julie is my great love. As a preschool teacher she has lots of experience working with young children. They love being around her because she allows them to feel accepted and important. She has a positive attitude, a wonderful smile and a sense of humor. I can see Julie going shopping with our child at the local farmer's market to get organic fruits and vegetables, and afterwords fixing a healthy family meal together. They will also go for walks in our neighborhood, sometimes even picking up cans and bottles,to do their part to save the environment. I am fortunate to have her in my life.
Our interests and Activities
We both like to hike, take bike rides, practice yoga and work in the garden. Julie likes to weave and wants to learn the art of quilting. Gunther is a big fan of soccer and would like to practice with our child and go to matches together. He also enjoys making improvements around the house. His latest project is rain water collecting. We love to travel and learn about other cultures. Some cuisines we have brought home to be a part of our lives are cheese fondue from Switzerland and babaganoush (an eggplant dip) from Jordan. We want to travel with our child so he/she will see other cultures, experience differences and realize the similarities of humans from all over the world.
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