We met fifteen years ago in Portland, Oregon, at a birthday party for a mutual friend. Alyson was drawn to Peter because he was so thoughtful, smart, creative, and funny. Peter loved that Alyson was fun, interesting, passionate about the world, and kind. We started dating, and have been together ever since.
Ten years ago we got married in the mountains of Salt Lake City. Throughout our relationship we have each completed graduate school, began our careers, traveled, and lived in Oregon, Utah, and California. Now we are settled in Los Angeles, and are excited for the adventure of raising a child together.
We live in a suburb of Los Angeles, in a peaceful neighborhood at the base of the mountains. There is a great community of neighbors here, and we have spent a lot of time walking through the hills of our neighborhood with Abby, our dog. We plan to spend many leisurely mornings walking and exploring the neighborhood with our child. We are also a short drive to the beaches in Malibu, a favorite spot of ours. Los Angeles is a very fun, vibrant city, and there are so many options for a child growing up here. We would hope to expose our child to as much as possible!