When we were both 18 years old, we met through our brother-in-law Kevin, who was Matt's boss at the time. He set us up on a blind date that kind of fizzled out. By chance, we happened to meet again 5 years later when Matt was recruited to a new city by Kevin, and Ashley was in from out of state for a visit with family.
We have now been married over 10 years, and we have learned so much about ourselves and each other during that time.
We immediately hit it off at that time, bonding over our love of medical studies and music. We maintained a long-distance relationship while Ashley completed Speech Language Pathology studies 15 hours away and then moved to be closer to family and Matt. We continued dating for 2 years, after which we were married in a small, relaxed wedding, packed with friends, family, and joyous memories!
We have now been married over 10 years, and we have learned so much about ourselves and each other during that time. We grew closer and more patient with each other as Matt, who is now a cardiothoracic anesthesiologist, underwent medical school, residency, and fellowship, each involving a move to a new city. We explored these new cities and made our own beloved memories with new friends! Our relationship is very stable and filled with many shared interests, friends, and traditions. We always put each other first and are excited to see where the next 10 years will lead us as we become parents!