We met on a dating site in 2011. Truth be told, Julio ignored Michelle’s request to communicate for over a week. Finally, Julio wrote back apologizing for his very delayed reply and blamed it on an injury due to running the LA marathon. Likely story she thought! We met for dinner and shut the restaurant down. The rest is the fun part of the story! On our third date, we went to a Dodger game and neither of us really enjoys baseball. Second inning, a foul ball is coming towards us. What does Julio do? He leans as far over to his right away from Michelle with his hands protecting his glasses to get out of the way. Thankfully, we didn’t get hit and vowed to never go to a game again.
Two years later we got married in San Francisco surrounded by 40 of our closest friends and relatives. We’ve since moved twice out of state for Michelle’s previous career in product development, first to Chicago, then Texas (where Luna was born), and back to Los Angeles. After having our daughter in 2014, Michelle switched careers to be able to spend more time with the family and have a flexible schedule. Best decision she ever made!
Our daughter was conceived via IVF after a few attempts. From the first week we met, it was always a mutual desire to adopt a child one day. Over the past couple of years we have been preparing for our adoption journey and we are so excited to expand our family to make us the Party of 5!
One of our most recent date nights, we attended an 80’s concert featuring Salt N Pepa, Lisa Lisa, and the Village People. It was one of the best concerts we’ve been too!
Our weekends are all about spending time together, cooking breakfast at home and eating Michelle’s gourmet French toast with fruit, watching Peppa Pig on Sunday morning as a family, drawing chalk art in front of our house, hanging our hammock at the park and staring up at the sky, or at the beach digging gigantic holes in the sand for no apparent reason! It’s just what our daughter loves to do.