We’ve been together for nine years. We feel lucky to have found each other, or really, it was lucky that our friends knew us well. We met on a blind date and moved in together within the first year.
After a year and half of dating, John proposed and we got married. We knew we wanted a family, plus a dog.
We adopted our dog, Thor, four years ago. People always tell us that "he looks like he’s smiling.” Having him in our lives reminds us to be silly and enjoy life.
We live in a four bedroom home outside Minneapolis. It is a peaceful neighborhood with lush trees and nice neighbors. There is a lot of space inside and out, including a fenced-in pond. We often see frogs, geese, deer and other animals greeting us in the morning.
In the summer, weekends might be spent working on the yard or grilling out on our patio. Our dog, Thor, runs all over the yard and we love to play with him.
John says about himself: I'm a big fan of Doctor Who and Marvel Comics. I spent about 12 years in college, including law school. I’ve worked hard to accomplish my goals but since I met Katie, I’ve been more interested in the goals we can meet together.
Katie says about John: I love John’s enthusiasm for life. He’s always trying new things. He’ll be a great dad.
Katie says about herself: I really enjoy movies and like going to the theater or watching at home. About 12 years ago, I got into running. I started with one mile and got into running marathons. Now, John and I run together. Even though he’s faster than me, he stays by my side so we can finish the race together.
John says about Katie: Katie’s heart is always in the right place. Her generosity is boundless and she shares all of herself.