Brad here! I’d love to tell you how Courtney and I met. It was back in 2008 at a college rugby game after I gathered up the courage to make a joke that got her attention. The game ended and we went our separate ways, but I spent the rest of the day telling my friends I wanted to find “the cute redhead.” The feeling was apparently mutual because Courtney asked a friend of hers to call me to try to find out where my friends and I were going to hang out that night. She tried to play it cool, but she was trying to see me again! We talked all night and I didn’t want to say goodbye. For the next two and a half years we spent countless hours in cars and buses traveling back and forth to see each other, as we lived in different cities. We went on trips, got to know each other’s families, and built a strong and supportive connection. I knew I wanted to spend the rest of my life with her and I wanted to make the proposal as special as possible. I’m a business manager in the music industry so I pulled a few strings at work and proposed to Courtney while on stage in front of 10,000 people at a Rascal Flatts concert. The band played “God Bless The Broken Road” as we danced together on stage. In 2012 we got married surrounded by all of our family and friends on Courtney’s parent’s farm. There was lots of singing, a choreographed dance, a flash mob, and even a bounce house for adults. We spent the next five years growing as individuals and as a team by traveling the world, building our careers, and raising all the animals we could fit in our apartment. All of this created a solid foundation for bringing a child into our home.