KATIE (in Brad's words)
Katie wears her heart on her sleeve. She is passionate and not afraid to put her feelings on the line. I remember talking to my roommate about Katie right before we got engaged, and even then I knew Katie would love me unconditionally for the rest of my life.
But seriously, if I could bottle up her laugh and sell it, I would be a millionaire… it’s that adorable and infectious!
She’s extremely loyal to those around her and is always concerned about others more than herself.
Katie is an amazing wife and mom! While she’s considered going back to work many times since having kids, she can’t imagine not being with them everyday, especially after all the years of waiting for them to be a part of our lives. She even misses them like crazy after being separated for even just a day. The kids and I love her sense of humor, her contagious laugh and her authenticity. But seriously, if I could bottle up her laugh and sell it, I would be a millionaire… it’s that adorable and infectious! The same can be said about her singing voice. For the first 2 years of both Maverick and Scarlett’s lives, Katie would sing them a song goodnight which helped calm them down and build a loving bond.
Katie is very hard working and takes pride in what she does. When she was a hairdresser, she also learned to be a friend, a confidant, a therapist and a listener. She was loyal to her clients and extremely good at her job. Just as she took pride in her job, she takes pride in raising our kids - from playing games, reading books, and teaching many life skills to loving, caring and protecting them day in and day out. It’s no wonder both of our kids are way ahead of the curve on their vocabulary, talking and telling stories, singing and even using their imagination.
BRAD (in Katie's words)
From the moment I took Brad home to meet my family for the first time I knew he was going to be an awesome dad. Within minutes he was tossing my nieces and nephews around and having fun with them. Since we've had kids, he is still that same fun loving guy. The moment he walks in the door from work both of our kids are running to him and begging to be tickled, chased around the kitchen, or thrown up in the air. Its amazing that even at the end of a long day he can find release of the pressures of his job by playing with his kids. He is a very hands on dad and husband, and from day one he has always shared in the not so fun tasks; like changing diapers and doing the dishes.
Brad is a very hard worker, I have never doubted him being able to take care of me or our family. He's very motivated and is not a quitter. Something that always catches me by surprise is even if I give him a list of things to do at home, he won't stop until all the things are crossed off the list. Even if I try and convince him that not all of the things need to get done right that second he still is insistent that he needs to finish that list! I see this quality not only at home, but also at work and with his church calling. Even when things are hard and less than pleasurable to do, he finishes everything he sets his mind to.
Brad is very patient, loving, and always puts our needs above his own. Brad is also always trying to teach these qualities to our children. He has a love for others without judgment and he literally would give the shirt off his back if he thought someone needed it more than him. He is constantly sacrificing his time and things that he wants for the needs of our family and for others. In my mind that truly is what love is and Brad radiates that.