Summer is a great time of memories for us as couple. On a warm June night, almost 17 years ago, we went on our first date. After months of talking as friends, we thought we could see more than a friendship.
Our marriage together has brought us on quite the journey, from college to careers, and eventually the building of a family.
It was 4 years later in June that we got married on another warm summer evening in a gazebo in front of our family and friends. Our marriage together has brought us on quite the journey, from college to careers, and eventually the building of a family.
We both feel very fortunate to have graduated from post-secondary institutions and found careers that we a passionate about and love. After spending some time as a carpenter, Darres was able to see his dream become a reality, when he became a career firefighter. Beth has been teaching since college. After a few years at other levels, she has found a love for teaching 4th grade, and last May, she graduated with her Master's degree in Education.
Our family grew about two years after our marriage, in 2008, when we were blessed with our first child, Clayton, whom we call Clay. We have enjoyed all the new experiences that he brought us. Soon, just a year later, Clay became a big brother to Kade. Kade became a big brother shortly after as well, when Trace was born in 2010. These boys have grown to be the best of buddies. It has been fun to see all three boys grow and watch their very different personalities develop! Though the three boys have brought so much joy to our lives, we have always wanted to have more children to love.