Just five short years ago, we met through a mutual friend of ours who decided that we were both too quirky not to meet. After accidentally "friend-zoning" each other for a little under a year, we both finally came to the realization that our mutual enthusiasm for life would make us a great team. We dated for 2 years and then on 1-7-17 were married. On any given day, you can catch us belting out our favorite tunes, dancing around the kitchen, or playing with our three fur babies: Cooper, Pippa, and Bennie.
Cooper is sensitive and smart. He has been in our family since he was about 10 weeks old. He came to us through a puppy rescue center near us—Brian knew he was our dog when he was able to teach him to sit and lay down within 10 minutes of meeting him. He is a 60 lbs. lap dog, who loves to take naps and play tug of war. He is such a snuggler and is immediately your best friend once you give him a treat or rub his belly. Pippa lives up to her breed of blue heeler and loves to herd Cooper and Bennie (especially when they’re wrestling!). She loves chasing the birds in our backyard, chewing up squeaky toys, and sassing off to her parents [Insert video of Pippa Sassing]. Pip has a unique adoption story. She was rescued by one of Nat’s friends in Florida, where she was found digging for food in a garbage bin. It was perfect timing that she was found, because we had been praying to God that He would help us find a companion for Cooper. Because of her life before coming into our family, she’s a little timid when she first meets new people and usually hides, but once she warms up to you, she jumps into your lap and loves her ears to be scratched. Bennie was my cat before Nat met Brian and the first cat that Brian ever really liked. We always say he is the perfect cross between a dog and a cat. While he is self-sufficient like a normal cat and pretty independent, Bennie also is super laid back and will let you pick him up or pet him without any fuss. Like Pippa, he likes to be mouthy and tell you if he’s not happy about something or if he’s not pleased with the amount of food you gave him. He loves to venture outside and lay on the front deck sunning himself or visit his 2nd family. Yes, we found out a couple of years ago that he found a 2nd family that he loves to visit and get good food from (he is on a special diet at our house to prevent bladder issues). Everyone loves Bennie-he is our chill and friendly buddy!
We also love to cook together, hang out with our friends, watch movies, go to church activities, and travel. Our most recent adventures led us on our belated honeymoon to Iceland and Ireland. We just can't wait to grow our family and bring the passion for life that we both have into our future children's lives. Thank you for taking the time to get to know us.