Who We Are
We met on a dating site called Catholic Match. Ironically, we both had doubts about our budding relationship as we lived almost 200 miles away from each other at the time. In fact, Maria tried to subtly shut Craig down only for both of us to persist and continue messaging each other. It was a great challenge entering into a long-distance relationship. However, we both gave the other a chance and were rewarded with the love of our lives.
We've been married now for four and a half years. We have a tiny dog named Louie. We enjoy taking him for walks and playing fetch. We enjoy relaxing together, walking, and traveling.
Family is very important to us. We live near Maria's large family and get together with them often. There's hardly a dull moment in that crowd, such as when a Packer game is on and kids are running all around.
Meanwhile, Craig's family is more spread out. We take extra steps to stay in touch with them, such as group calls and long car trips.
We're hoping to add another little one to our families very soon!
We had a nice long weekend with Craig’s family in Florida. It was nice to get out of the cold. We went to Universal Studios and spent a lot of time at the Star Wars section there. It was good to spend time together, especially with Craig’s brother who lives far away.
Craig and his dad learned how to play pickle ball while there. We took lots of walks in sunny weather. We even spent some time outside relaxing with a book. When night fell we played cards and watched sports.
It was a great weekend with Craig’s family in the warmth. Of course, it went too quickly as these things tend to do.
We went to an Adoption Support group last week that included a lot of good discussion. The speaker was adopted herself and then went on to adopt children of her own. She was able to share a lot of good advice from both a child’s and parent’s perspective. In that advice she included many scenarios she’s seen in her life and how best to support a child when they are going through difficult times.
There were other families there with their own adopted children. We learned a lot listening to them talk about their experiences.