Tim & Devon
Devon & Tim
Hi from Los Angeles! WE’RE DEVON, TIM, JAMES, AND GEORGE SIMONE and we’re looking to welcome a new family member with open arms.
We’re excited for the chance to learn about your hopes and dreams for yourself and your baby, and we appreciate you taking the time to learn about us!
About Us: WE HAVE BEEN TOGETHER SINCE 2009 AND MARRIED SINCE 2010. We laugh every day and never run out of things to talk about. For us it’s family first and we always make time to be together. When Tim was growing up, his dad would take all six kids out to breakfast on the weekends even if it was just for a bagel. Tim continues that tradition and loves taking the kids out for breakfast on the weekends.
As a family we love listening to and playing music, exploring the city, reading stories, hanging out on our big back deck, and watching movies and TV. We also love to travel. Together we’ve been all over the world and can’t wait to travel more with our little ones!
5 of our Favorite Things
• Cities – New York and London
• Things to do as a family – Play and listen to music, cook together, have friends over, play games, go on little adventures around our city
• Drink – Mochas
• Movies – The Shining, Singing in the Rain, LA Confidential, Apocalypse Now, Dirty Dancing (okay that last one is mostly Devon)
• TV Shows – Fleabag, Transparent, Game of Thrones, Killing Eve, The Good Place, For the kids it’s Peppa Pig and Paw Patrol
About Devon by Tim – Devon is the most loving, caring, thoughtful, creative, and enthusiastic person I have ever met. She truly makes me laugh, and her appetite to learn and experience new things is infectious. I love so many things about Devon. I love how deeply devoted she is to making a difference in the world. I love how freely she gives her time and energy to helping others. I love how she finds a way to make her dreams a reality and I love her gigantic heart. Most of all I love how she loves James and George unconditionally. She is a supportive, attentive, fun and gentle mom.
Devon has a way of making everyone around her feel special and is completely devoted to her family.
About My Work: One of the great things about my job (as a writer) is that I get several months off at a time to be at home with the kids.
About Tim by Devon – In our wedding vows, Tim promised me a lifetime of laughter, and he has definitely delivered on that promise. He is extremely funny and makes me laugh out loud every single day. I love his Boston-style, no nonsense approach to life. He keeps it real and treats everyone the same. He’s also a loving, faithful husband and father. He is really involved in caring for James and George. When they were babies, he changed diapers and got up in the middle of the night to rock them back to sleep.
A couple years ago, Tim decided to take up the guitar and he is now incredible at it. He has encouraged both boys to strum and sing along so now our house is always filled with music. It’s the best! He is also a very patient teacher.
Watching Tim be an amazing father to the kids is one of my favorite things in the world. Tim is a wonderfully involved father!
About My Work: I have a very steady job (in publishing) and I’m always home by 6:00 pm to take over dad duty.
Meet James – James is an incredibly sweet, naturally curious guy. He loves his friends and is a wonderful big brother to George, always including him in his playing. His favorite things are any type of building toy (LEGOs, Magnatiles, puzzles), listening to music (he likes David Bowie, Muse, Coldplay, Queen, and Aerosmith), going for walks, and visiting with family and friends. He also loves school! One of his favorite things to do is make up silly songs together (not gonna lie, this often involves words like “poop” and “fart.”) He also loves to play pretend and has a vivid and hilarious imagination.
Meet George – When George was a baby our friend said, “I think he’s going to be the type of person that everybody likes” and that’s really true. He’s energetic, silly, and fun. He has wild hair that we totally love, and he is always cracking jokes. He’s also a little foodie. The other day he yelled, “I love me pizza!” He’s currently going through a phase where he is obsessed with eyebrows, always pointing out our eyebrows and his own, saying, “Look, eyebrows! Mommy has eyebrows, Jamesie has eyebrows…” He loves to play pretend with James. Recently at the park he said, “Come into my house, Jamesie, it’s lovely!”
Love Makes A Family – Family is everything to us. We have a huge extended family with tons of aunts, uncles, and cousins. Some live on the East Coast but a lot of them live here in Los Angeles, including Tim’s parents.
Having James and George actually strengthened our desire to adopt. James is our biological child, and we conceived George through embryo adoption. But we feel like they both came through us and to us, not from us. We believe that having the same genes isn’t what makes a family. True family is about being heart-and-soul related, not blood-related.
1 – Having friends over for breakfast every week
2 – Going to the Halloween carnival at our park and trick-or-treating on the walk home
3 – Traveling to the East Coast to visit family once a year
4 – Spending time in the beauty and nature of Santa Cruz at least once a year
Our Home and Promise
Our Home – OUR HOME IS BUSTLING WITH LIFE, LOVE, MUSIC, AND ACTIVITY. Tim started playing guitar a few years ago and Devon plays the piano. Both boys love to listen to music.
Tim’s parents live in the little house behind ours and are always popping over to play with the kids. Tim’s brother, Mark, lives nearby with his wife and two daughters.
We have cousins, brothers, sisters, and Devon’s parents who visit often from her hometown of Santa Cruz. We also love to take the kids up to Santa Cruz because there are so many fun outdoor things to do there—beaches, hiking, even a big steam train through the beautiful redwoods.
Our Promise To You – We want to provide a loving, fun, secure, stable, and nurturing home. We promise our hearts will always be open to you in whatever capacity you feel comfortable with. We look forward to sharing photos, cards, emails, phone calls and visits.
Thanks for taking the time to learn about us. Please don’t hesitate to give us a call!
Devon, Tim, James, and George