Matt and I met in January 2012. Matt actually lived just a block away from my parent’s house and neither of us knew it at the time but we finally found each other on a dating website. After dating for 5 months, Matt popped the question while we were camping with my family on our annual camping trip to Yellowstone Park.
We are easy-going and love to laugh.
We then tied the knot 3 months later. It was a whirlwind of a year but I guess when you know it’s meant to be things happen in a blink of an eye.
Matt, Maggie (our daughter from his previous marriage) and I then began our journey together. I’ve always wanted to be a mother and I became one the day Matt and I said ‘I do’, but we felt there was another piece to our puzzle. After almost 4 years of trying to conceive we decided that our destiny was to grow our family through adoption and we are beyond excited! Matt’s little sister joined the family through adoption as well as two of Matt’s cousins, so adoption is close to our hearts.
We are an easy going family that loves to laugh. Matt is always cracking a joke or making a funny face. He loves to make people laugh and is often called the favorite uncle. Maggie is a sweet, silly, 11 year old who loves animals, doing crafts and hanging out with her cousins. She is always the first one to jump at the opportunity to help take care of the little ones which shows how wonderful of a big sister she will be.
Family is such an important part of our life. We love spending time together whether it be family dinners, celebrating birthdays or a last minute get together. I have 3 sisters and 1 brother. Matt has 3 brothers and 1 sister so between the two of us we have quite the crew. We also have 6 nieces and 8 nephews that range from 1 to 22 years of age. I couldn’t imagine my life without our big families. Which leads us to another reason we are hoping to be blessed with another child. My siblings are my best friends and I would love for Maggie to experience all the joys, fun times and of course the frustrating moment’s siblings can bring. I want her to have a sibling (or siblings) that she can love, cherish and bicker with (what siblings don’t bicker and fight every once in a while?).