Who We Are
We met 7 years ago when we were mutually matched by a computer program. Yes we met online - and 7 years later we're here giving it another try!
Since day one we've been inseparable. We enjoy each others' company whether we're sitting down for dinner, watching tv, or out on another adventure!
We have a son Payton who was 7 years old when Kate and I started dating. When I knew she was 'the one', I introduced her to him. They quickly developed a strong bond and it was easy to see that she'd be a wonderful parent.
After about a year of dating, Kate and I purchased our home together. We wanted a home with more space, a big yard, and at least two bathrooms!! :)
In April 2014, Kate and I took a vacation to Florida. The trip was her Christmas present that year. She loves the sunshine and the beach! While there I asked her to be my wife at Clearwater Beach during the sunset! Fortunately, she said yes!
We were married a year and a half later on January 2, 2016 - an anniversary date we now share with my parents as they were married Jan 2, 1981. It was a wonderful day spent with our close friends and family!
As a family, we're very active. We love the outdoors and love just about every kind of sport. We especially love camping, hockey, baseball, volunteering and travel! I have a family goal to visit every Major League Baseball park in the US - so far we've been to about 10.
This was a big weekend for three of our nieces! We were lucky enough to be able to watch our 12 year old niece, Emily, and her volleyball team win their end of the season tournament. It was such an exciting final match that came down to a couple points, and they came out on top!
Then we went to Kate’s sister and brother-in-law’s house to celebrate the birthdays of our nieces Allison (17) and Breckyn (1). It was so fun watching Breckyn eat her birthday cake - a third went in her mouth, a third on the floor, and the rest all over her face! ;)
We love our nieces and nephews, and they’re all excited about the possibility of adding a new cousin to our family!
This past weekend marks 6 years since we adopted our dog, Diesel, and he’s been an important member of our family ever since! He loves going for walks, playing catch, and going for rides in the car - especially to Grandma and Grandpa’s house where he gets to play with the neighbors’ dogs in the backyard.
Diesel is a mix of German Shepherd, Lab, and (we think) Boxer. We know the German Shepherd part because his mom was a German Shepherd, and he has the ears and face of a lab, along with their friendly personality. He loves everybody once he gets to know them!
We’re so happy to have him in our family, and we know he’ll love, play with, and protect a new member of our family if we’re fortunate to adopt.
Check out more pics of Diesel in our photo albums! :)