Our story began 15 years ago when we met in Lake Tahoe. However, we both attended Chico State University, but somehow our paths never crossed at that time. This is said with certainty due to the fact that Jack is 6’8” and hard to miss. It wasn’t until one day snowboarding that Jen’s brother-in-law introduced Jack to Jen while waiting in line for the Gondola at Heavenly Ski Resort.
From then on, we realized, we were perfect for each other and our connection grew stronger every day.
In 2012, we had a small marriage ceremony at SF City Hall with our closest friends and family. Shortly following our city hall ceremony, we invited all our friends and family to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico because we both loved the idea of a destination wedding. Given our passion for travelling we figured having a vacation with all our friends and family would be a dream come true…and it was!
Fast forward 4 years, in 2016, we grew our family by adoption with our son, Jack Jr.. He’s our silly, sweet, spicy, active, funny, smart and LOVING little boy. He has a kind soul and loves deeply. He will make the perfect big brother.
We have always wanted to have two children and adopting another baby would make our family complete.
Our home is full of laughter, love and lots and lots of hugs. We believe every day should start with a kiss and end with a hug.
We never leave the house apart with out a hug and kiss goodbye and greeted with big bear hugs, forehead/cheeks/nose/eye kisses upon return.
We recently bought a 3-bedroom 2 bath home in Walnut Creek, CA near San Francisco. We wanted more space so we can grow our family and welcome another child. Our home over-looks views of Mt. Diablo within a highly desirable neighborhood known for its family friendly community. We have a large backyard that opens up to one of the best elementary schools in Contra Costa County, with a 10 rating (1-10 – ten being highest). Just outside our door is a neighborhood park and swimming pool. Our community gathers monthly for BBQs and Movies in the park for the kids. On the weekends we love going for walks along the beach and picnicking at the park. Our home is central to everything in Walnut Creek and a highly desirable place to raise children in the Bay Area. We consider ourselves lucky to be able to live in such a beautiful location next to many attractions and excited to share this with our children.
When we are not taking advantage of our vacation home in Lake Tahoe on the weekend and holidays, we live a simple life back home. We spend our Saturday and Sunday mornings, sipping coffee admiring the views, going for walks, playing in the parks and taking joyrides in our 1954 Buick Roadmaster
(Classic Car) which was passed down by Jack's father and will be passed down to our children.
Jack is known as the breakfast master and LOVES creating one-of-a-kind pancakes while Jen and Jack Jr. taste test everything. On Sundays we enjoy our morning strolls to the farmer’s market to pick up fresh fruit and veggies for the week. Weeknights are our time together to snuggle in and enjoy each other’s company. We chit-chat on our daily activities while preparing dinner and valuing our time together. We also love to have our family and friends over for dinners and are fortunate to have them live within walking distance to our home. We spend a lot of time in the company of our family and friends whom are excited about our growing family
Written by Jen:
Being married to Jack has been the biggest and most
important part of my life. I love seeing him smile,
laugh and singing along to songs stumbling on words
and making up his own. Jack is an amazing person,
husband, father, friend, brother, uncle, son and godfather.
He is my gentle Giant with a heart bigger than
himself. He has the kindest eyes and sweetest smile.
What I admire most about Jack is that he is genuine
and good hearted and always has the best of
intentions. I’ve never met an enemy of Jack’s - likely
because they don’t exist. He has the most inviting
personality that establishes trust immediately. He
can make anyone feel safe loving heart, kind soul
and giant bear hugs.
Our children will be fortunate to have a father that
constantly shows affection and lets them know how
important they. He is very hands on and interactive
father and puts everyone first before his needs.
Jack is a big kid at heart and loves getting down on
the ground and playing with our son and all the
children in our lives…kids think he’s the
funniest/silliest person in the whole wide world and
frankly, so do I.
Jack works as a Construction Project Manager
building high rise buildings in San Francisco. He is a
builder at heart and excited to build anything from a
50 story high-rise building to a fort or Barbie doll
house – he’s the foundation to this family
Jen is really fun to be around. I’m not just saying that as her happy husband but her friends and family would agree. As the oldest of 4 siblings she has grown up being the organizer & coordinator. She is a connector of people across an array of social, cultural, professional and economic circles. In her career she has provided hundreds of people with jobs as a recruiter in
San Francisco. On a ski trip to Whistler with a dozen + friends Jen made itineraries and gave each person a folder with info on where we could all meet up throughout the trip. It was awe- some to see everyone stroll into the same ski après locations.
I also love how Jen can adapt to any situation. We have gone to some unique locations together including Bali where the food, roads, bathrooms,
Smells, sights and sounds are all very different. This may turn people off or become frustrated, but she would explore these places with a smile on her face.
Jen especially lights up around babies & children. We are blessed and thankful to be the parents of our adorable son Jack. She shines bright as a mother when by his side. She has a sixth sense for understanding children. I love watching her interact with our son and can’t wait to grow our family and share all the love we have to give. Jen has endless kisses and warm snuggly hugs that make us all feel so loved.