We married when Summer was 18 and Jason was 20 years old, 22 years ago! We met at church and our first date was pizza at CiCi's. Jason proposed 2 months later while we were watching the clouds race over the moon while lying on the trampoline in the backyard. 1 year later we were married and making our way through college.
We find great joy in raising him together and look forward to expanding our family!
After Summer graduated, we looked toward starting our family. We had no idea then that this seemingly simple task would end up a very long, difficult journey. All told, we actively tried for 15 years and after many procedures and 3 miscarriages our doctor told us that we would never have our own baby. God had another plan though and mere months after that we found out we were pregnant. Our son is now 3 years old and is an absolute miracle from God. We find great joy in raising him together and look forward to expanding our family!
Our top priorities in life are family and our relationship with God.
Summer is a sci-fi nerd, crazy about spring, is a planner, loves loud music, has a green thumb, stands outside during thunderstorms, and is compassionate and serious.
Jason is a grill master, loves cool weather, enjoys RC cars, puts sriracha on everything and is always goofing off and making us laugh.
Our Gift from God:
Our son, Nolan, is 3 years old and full of confidence and personality. He loves cars and cars and cars, going to the park, reading books, and playing with his cousins. Nolan is so excited about being a big brother!! He is constantly asking if God has finished making his brother or sister yet. The moment we get off work Nolan squeals with excitement as he runs for his wagon for our daily walk and park visit. He also loves anything with a motor (cars, helicopters, tractors)Nolan is kind, intuitive, assertive, extroverted and demanding.
We have two Maine Coon cats, Linik and Mela. They are big and wonderful! They greet visitors at the door and follow Nolan around in hopes of playing.
Jason just built a deck in the backyard so we can watch all the beautiful sunsets together! He grills at least twice a week regardless of the weather. I grow orchids indoors and enjoy vegetable gardening as well.
We literally live across the street from the best park in town. Weather permitting, we go daily. There are also miles of paved trails behind our home that we use.
We enjoy camping, fishing and hiking and go often. We took special trips to SeaWorld, the zoo, and apple picking last year!
Summer's family is small and can't wait to grow! Summer has 1 younger brother, Kaleb, who is a night owl.
Nolan's grandmother, Mia, loves keeping Nolan when we need a night out and she lives 1/2 mile away on the same street. Grandpa passed away in 2016.
Jason's family is huge and everyone is looking forward to welcoming a new member! Jason has 3 siblings, Kevin, Rachel, and Wesley, and they are all married with large families of their own.
Our new addition will have 2 sets of great-grandparents, grandparents, 3 sets of aunts and uncles and 11 first cousins ranging in age from 3-18 years old!
Jason is closest with his brother, Wesley, and he and his wife Stacey and their four children live here in town. We hang out throughout the week or on the weekend and also vacation together several times a year.
Nolan's grandparents, Mimi and Poppy, and one set of greats live in town as well!