Lane was born and raised in Idaho. His dad was a farmer and his mom was a teacher. He grew up with a deep love for the outdoors.
Our favorite thing is to simply be together.
Lane is also the youngest of 14 children! Family was always the center of his life. There are now 65+ nieces and nephews, 15+ great-nieces and nephews, and more love than can be put into words!
Mallory's childhood was spent in the Pacific Northwest. Her dad works in insurance and her mom is a dental hygienist. When she was 14 her dad’s job moved the family to New Hampshire. Mallory met friends that have lasted, fell in love with fall trees, and learned that family can get you through anything. She is the middle of three children with an older sister and younger brother. Her family is extremely close with one another, even though they are spread across the country now. In a few short months her parents will be moving to our town and we cannot wait!
Lane and Mallory met in college at Brigham Young University-Idaho. Mallory was in her senior year and Lane was in his freshman year. Lane was behind in school due to serving a mission in Mexico for our church. Mallory still love to tease him that he was a freshman and she was a senior--especially since he had braces when we met! We are both quiet people when you first meet us, but we are out going and loud once we are comfortable. The night in September we met was different. For some reason we were instantly connected. Before the week was over we were dating, and a few short weeks later we were engaged. We were married the next June in Boston, Massachusetts.
Lane graduated with a degree in finance a couple years later and began working for Wells Fargo. He began his career as a teller, became a banker, then an assistant manager, and now he manages his own store. While he was an assistant manager he worked on his Master's degree at night. He would work long days, then spend the evening doing school work. He graduated last year with a 3.9 GPA! All of that was accomplished in just under four years! Mallory loves to brag about him and share how proud she is of how hard he works and all that he does to support our family!
Mallory graduated with a degree in elementary education before we were married. She dreamed of teaching 5th grade, but was hired to be a kindergarten teacher. She soon learned that she was meant to spend her life with five and six year olds. It is not unusual for her to spend extra time doing things for her students. She loves to spend her free time planning fun activities or making sure to find ways to show her love. Last year she crocheted each child a hat for Christmas! She has now taught for seven years and has loved every moment of it.
We are happy people! Our favorite thing is to simply be together. We have different hobbies depending on the time of year. In the summer we love to camp. Our favorite place to go is some land that is owed by Lane's family. Lane has been camping there his entire life. We love to hike, swim and explore. We love holidays! The fall and winter are full of Halloween decorations and Christmas decorations. We are the people who have our tree up November 1st. We put orange lights on our house for Halloween. We love holiday music and traditions that come with holidays. We especially love being with family. Throughout the year you will find us at our kitchen table playing games. Music will be on in the background as we play endless rounds of board games or cards. We are a little competitive, but there is always laughter and fun! We can't wait to someday add a child to our family and fill their lives with the love that we feel everyday!