Who We Are
Our story began in 2003 while spending a night on the town. Eric just moved and was being shown his neighborhood. I was talking to a friend, who happened to know Eric’s roommate. We were immediately smitten.
Our first date was to my best friend’s birthday party. Eric met my closest friends from college, which took some bravery!
On our second date we learned more about each other over dinner. We discovered that we share many interests and life goals. Family is extremely important to both of us. This was the first time we shared our dreams of starting a family.
We married in Laguna Beach, surrounded by family and friends. Our relationship is filled with love, trust, laughter and adventure.
As a couple, we enjoy traveling. We spend summers seeking new adventures and seeing the world. We love hiking, camping, and spending time with our nieces and nephews. We can be homebodies too. Quality time together at home is wonderful too. We are excited to share these experiences with our future children.
We know we will be amazing parents. We are excited to share the good values instilled in us by our own families. We have a lot of love in this home to share.
I know we promised that we would keep up with this diary, but the holidays kept us super busy! So, we apologize for the lack of updates.
We’ve had parties, guests, family visits, fundraisers, and took part in community events at Mike’s school.
Once New Years Eve passed, we were exhausted!
Anyway, we really enjoy our holidays.
One tradition we would like to share with you has to do with our tree. every year, we find a new ornament to hang on our tree which represents something that happened during our year together. This year we chose two adoption ornaments, one for the start of our journey in 2019 and one for the baby we hope we will find that will join our family in 2020. We remain hopeful.
Mike and Eric
PS. Santa came to Mike’s school this year and looked oddly familiar to Eric!
WE LOVE HALLOWEEN. Eric and I both grew up having Halloween fun with our families. My mom always made intricate costumes for me. Eric’s parents bought him the classic store costumes. It’s funny, but growing up I wanted the store costumes, but now see how beautiful the ones my mom made actually were.
The weekend before Halloween, we had a pumpkin carving party in our backyard for the kids in the building. Eric made Zombie Punch for the kids to drink while they painted and carved pumpkins. It was super fun!
I’m a teacher, so we celebrate Character Day at school on Halloween. I dressed up as the Wizard of Oz and shared with my second graders one of my favorite pop-up books, which is the Wizard of Oz. I also bought them all mini flashlights. We read out loud the book Creepy Pair of Underpants by flashlight in a dark classroom, followed by Spooky Independent Reading Time. Don’t worry, it wasn’t all work for them. I also got the kids cupcakes, cookies and juice and had party at the end of the day.
Meanwhile, up in the air, Eric was carving a pumpkin for his crew and passengers on his airplane, using only things he was allowed to bring on the plane!
Later at home, Eric and I dressed up in our disco gear to hand out candy to all the ghouls, goblins and super heroes in our neighborhood. I was very proud of my purple paisley corduroy bell bottom jeans. Eric was proud of his curly wig.
Eventually the rest of our neighbors joined us on our stoop for the fun.