We met in January 2012 and soon enough we knew we had each met “the one”. Actually, Cory says he knew after our third date that we would get married. We wish we could say we met in some romantic way. But to be honest, we met through online dating. They say eHarmony helps you find your soulmate and guess what – they are correct! (Cory will never let me do this, but I thought we would have been a good couple for the commercial! Ha!)
Besides enjoying each other’s personalities, WE HAD SIMILAR VALUES, plus we both loved skiing, going on vacations, hanging at the beach, going to restaurants, planning a good road trip, and spending time with family and friends. In addition, we both have very fulfilling careers and take pride in our work and the impact we have.
Our lives now are mainly filled with family time (with our siblings and nieces/nephews), weekend adventures with our close knit group of friends, and rewarding days at our jobs.
Julie's family is located in New York, Connecticut and Seattle. Cory's family is mainly in Michigan. Julie has 2 sisters and Cory has 4 siblings - so we always are planning a trip to see someone. We have 12 nieces and nephews, so it seems like there is a birthday very week!
We cannot wait to introduce a child into our lives. We feel so lucky to have so many blessings, and want to share that with a deserving baby.
We split our time between 2 homes. Our main home is in New York City, on the upper west side. We are lucky to live in a great neighborhood with lots of parks nearby. We can just chill out, or we can see some of the best sights and museums in the world.
Our other home is located in upstate New York on a ski mountain where we have many winter (and summer) adventures. We go skiing, tubing, hiking and swimming in our pool.
This picture is from our upstate home.
So what does Cory think about Julie?
One of the first things I noticed about Julie when I first met her was her great smile and strong personality. Julie is the least selfish person I know and would do anything for her family and friends. Whenever she is around our nieces, nephews or even our friend’s kids, she has an infectious glow about her. Family is very important to her. She makes sure we not only spend time with her family on the East Coast but that we also make time to travel to the Mid-West to visit mine as well.
Julie has a very strong work ethic and is highly respected by her colleague’s at her firm. I think this speaks highly to her personal character. Julie has very strong morals and I think that is a great characteristic to have in raising a family.
Julie is very excited to start a family and I know she will be a great mother. Julie and I share the same thoughts and feelings towards each other; she is not just my wife but she is my best friend. Julie is an extraordinary wife and I know she will be an amazing mother. I cannot wait to raise a child with her.
So what does Julie think about Cory?
I think Cory is one of the smartest, most compassionate and responsible human beings I know. Maybe it is his Mid-western roots, his strong upbringing or just pure luck, but I am grateful for it. I know he will be a great dad and everyone who meets him who has kids, says the same thing. He is fun and patient with kids. But he also knows that being a strong role model and having rules are important. He does more than any husband I know – laundry, cleans our home, cooks, and handles the bills. The only thing that he does not like to do is driving long distances, so sometimes I have to do that. A small price to pay for all he does!
I also appreciate Cory’s dedication to his job. It is admirable. He takes great pride in it and considers his colleagues like family. So he gives 110%. When you are happy at the office, it makes it easier to be happy at home.
Cory is not just my husband, he is my best friend. I cannot wait to raise a child with him. I know he will be a great dad.