Our story began on a dating website in 2009, but it didnt take long for us to fall in love. I thought Mike was sweet, genuine and hilarious. And I could instantly see that Alyssa was not only beautiful on the outside, but had the biggest heart in the world -- I asked her out on a second date before finishing appetizers on the first! By the time we got married in August 2014, we knew we wanted our family to include children. This didnt surprise anyone who knows us due to our love of kids, nurturing nature and open hearts.
Those who know us best say were a couple who have a lot of love, bring balance to each other and keep the important things, like family and friends, at the forefront. You can find us taking road trips to the beach, playing games like Uno and Connect 4 and, most of all, making each other smile and laugh. Basically we are a couple of goofballs who want to bring the love we have for each other to our baby's life.
We have lived in the same spacious 2-bedroom converted apartment in Manhattan for 6 years. Our building is like a little family in itself, with many other young children and the doormen have known us (and our family) for years. We are in a beautiful, safe neighborhood just a couple of blocks from parks, schools and two major hospitals. Best of all we are just blocks away from Mike's sister, our brother-in-law and two nieces and Alyssa's sister and (soon-to-be) brother-in-law.
Growing up people knew me as a big-hearted kid with an easy smile and great sense of humor. OK, maybe I joked around a little too much in class, but I was always known for being kind and generous to everyone and anyone.
I always knew my passion was vintage items and I turned an eBay hobby into my own thriving business. I also love attending sports events (go Knicks!), visiting flea markets, collecting sports memorabilia and, of course, spending time with Alyssa.
I think those who know me best would describe me as a great listener, reliable friend and loving, generous family member.
I think I always knew I wanted to be a social worker, a job I love and have a passion for.
I also have tons of hobbies like completing jigsaw puzzles, watching football and gushing over old movies. But mostly, I love spending time with Mike and sharing our life surrounded by family and friends.