Finding a life partner is not just about finding someone with common interests and goals, but rather walking with someone that will capture your most embarrassing moments on their phone, that will immediately be there to support you on a bad day, and a relationship that gains speed and strength with singular successes that then in turn strengthen your overall relationship. Shannon and Leslie have learned from past mistakes and have been laughing together and challenging one another for 4 1/2 years and are pressing forward for many more.
Leslie and Shannon are both registered nurses. We both enjoy the high intensity of our jobs and feel good about helping another person at the end of the day. When we are not at work we definitely like to play. Did you say outdoors? Then we are in. We enjoy activities such as hiking, bicycling, going to music concerts, traveling, and enjoying time with friends and our pup. We both like to be active, yet can enjoy an evening in to relax. We hope to share our extreme love for the outdoors and our passion for traveling with our child.
We live in a suburban residential neighborhood on the outskirts of a major city sprawling with activities and opportunities to pursue. We live in a 4 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath, 2900 square foot home with a fenced in back yard; sitting on a quarter of an acre. We live in a very active neighborhood with children of all ages. You can see people walking their dogs, running, biking and playing with their kids during the day and into the night.
We have a chocolate lab named Brodie. He is a 5 1/2 year old pup full of energy and always on the go. He definitely keeps us on our toes.
I am from a family of four. I was raised in a small town in the Midwest where it was engrained in me early that handwork, determination, honesty, and integrity will yield fruitful results. I think all of these characteristics that will help in parenting.
I would like to think the traits that make me a good partner are my positive outlook on life, having fun in everything that I do, taking the time to stop and smell the roses with my wife, and my honesty and integrity. Without a trusting foundation, you have nothing.
Musical Group: Garth Brooks
Movie: Remember the Titans
Dream Vacation: Australia
Book: Tuesdays with Morrie
Leslie is definitely one that was born with the maternal drive. She has wanted children since she can remember.
Leslie is someone that sees the best in everyone. She is patient, giving, encouraging, and still very much a kid at heart; all characteristics that I know will make her a great parent.
She is a great partner because she pushes me daily to be the best that I can be. She can make mundane tasks fun and keeps me laughing. Good relationships require work to keep them strong, but I had no idea how fun and positive a good relationship could be until Leslie said yes to our first date.
Musical Group: Dave Matthews Band
Dream Vacation: Fiji
Holiday: St. Patrick's Day
Book: Little Women