We were both fortunate enough to be raised by loving and supporting parents and always had a lot of family and friends to care, guide and encourage us while we were growing up. We lived in different parts of the world growing up and our paths crossed when we both ended up working in New Jersey. We started as friends who enjoyed spending time together and 6 years later we were married. All of our families and friends were there to share in our special day. Some of them traveled a long way to attend our wedding (Italy, Virginia, California, etc.) We flew to Italy for our honeymoon and we also had a second reception there to allow Nicoletta’s relatives to share in the celebration of our marriage.
We are truly best friends who are able to count on each other no matter what happens. Our communication, trust, love, friendship, and dedication to each other are what have made our marriage successful. We have the same values and the same views. We enjoy being together and are grateful for the experiences we have had. We love spending time with family and friends. Taking vacations is one of our favorite things to do and we take them every chance we can (from long weekends getaways to 2-week long trips). Most trips are to Virginia to see Jason’s family and to Italy to visit Nicoletta’s family. Family is very important to both of us so we try to spend as much time as we can with them, even if we have to travel far.
We live in a family-friendly, safe community in northern NJ. It’s the perfect place to grow up with great schools, lots of parks and trees. We are in a community near the end of a cul-de-sac where kids are safe playing outside (weather permitting).
Our house has four bedrooms so our baby will have his/her own room. We also have a nice-sized, fenced-in backyard with colorful garden for him/her to be able to run around. Our front yard is the perfect size to play soccer, football, frisbee or whatever his/her heart desires. There is lots of room to play and just be cozy!
I was born and raised in Rome, Italy. I came to the US for college and after graduation decided to stay. My immediate family still lives in Italy, outside Rome. I’m the youngest in the family and I have 1 sister, 1 brother and two wonderful/handsome nephews. I was raised by two wonderful parents. My dad and mom’s relationship was definitely a partnership. They always worked together in every aspect of their life. We never heard them say anything negative about each other. They had arguments and disagreements like any other couple, but they knew that marriage is work with good days and bad days and lot of compromising. They certainly loved each other until the very last second. I hope and pray that our marriage will last just as long as my parents did with just as much love. My childhood home was located on a large property surrounded by a vineyard, olive trees and a nice vegetable garden. I remember growing up spending lots of time with my family. Time alone was spent running through the vineyard and climbing the olive trees. My favorite place was sitting on the figs tree in the spring and feeling the warm wind blowing on my face. My most important memories are around food and family; the main one was Sunday’s lunch.
FROM JASON: Nicoletta is very smart, beautiful with a sweetheart of a smile. She has a heart of gold and I know that providing love and care to my wife will be reciprocated many times over to me. We laugh a lot and love spending time with each other. When she interacts with our nieces, nephews and friends’ kids and our cat DaVinci, her mom’s instincts turn on immediately, she was meant to be a mom. She can’t wait for that day.
I was born and raised in Virginia. After college I lived in many different places in the US before ending up in New Jersey. I’m the youngest in the family and I have 2 brothers and 3 wonderful/beautiful nieces. I was raised by two wonderful parents and I have a close relationship with both my dad and mom, we talk many times during the week. I am forever grateful to my mom and dad for having me and teaching me great lessons. They taught me the difference between right and wrong and how to make decisions on my own, stand up for what I believe and don’t back down until proven otherwise. Most of all, never give up. I didn’t really realize it until my 30s what great tools for life they had given me. What I remember most about my childhood home is riding my go-cart through the woods and when the weather didn’t permit it, I would ride it inside the garage with the doors open. We had a large property, so plenty of room to play: baseball, hide-and-go-seek or just chasing the squirrels.
FROM NICOLETTA: Jason is funny, a true southern gentleman, very smart and always makes me feel like I’m the most beautiful woman in the room; certainly a man with a wonderful heart. Every time he’s around our nieces, nephews, and friends’ kids his face lights up with joy. He was meant to be a dad and can’t wait for that day.