We knew of each other in college but didn't start really getting to know one another until after college ended.
After we graduated, Tracy remained in West Michigan for her first job after college and Matt returned to Metro Detroit to attend medical school. The two exchanged a couple of comments on social media on birthdays and to comment on the other's dog photos but nothing more than that transpired between them until one night.
One night before Tracy's birthday, she was feeling bold and wanted to let her old powderpuff football coach know that she had a crush on him and wanted to get to know him better. To her surprise, he sent a really nice message back and the two of them began to talk nonstop. A couple of weeks later, they had their first date and never looked back.
Our home is our haven away from it all. We love the coziness you feel when you walk through the door. One of our favorite parts of the house is the patio space outside because we love spending time outdoors. A fun bonus area outside is the play set. The proximity of our house to the beach, restaurants, libraries and other fun things to do makes it super convenient. There are also a number of awesome school playgrounds close by that make for a fun-filled afternoon.
Our home is a 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath traditional style home located on an acre of property. We've truly made this house a home. Our favorite area inside is our living room which has large windows and high ceilings with a perfect amount of warm, natural light. In the winter months, we especially love this room because we can curl up in front of the fireplace with a good book and enjoy the space.
Written by Tracy
Matt is incredibly intelligent, charismatic and approachable. He's more patient than I'll ever give him credit for and he lives his life to serve others. Matt is fiercely loyal and loves with his whole heart. He's a phenomenal partner and I know that will translate to being an amazing father, too.
We've seen each other through so many phases in our relationship but the one we're both looking forward to most of all is parenthood. There's no one else I'd rather have by my side raising babies and making a family together.
Matt loves to watch and play sports, stay active, hang out with the dogs and take them for walks. He stays up to date on the latest in the healthcare profession to better serve his patients.
I'm in awe of all he does and am so happy to have found him as my person.
Written by Matt
Tracy is the most driven, motivated and thoughtful person. She is always thinking of others and working to ensure she does her part to help local nonprofits that she's passionate about. I really look up to her with everything she does and how much she gives back. She motivates me to be a better man and she makes me laugh more than anyone else.
Tracy is an incredibly steadfast friend and always initiates conversation with her best friends who live across the U.S. Tracy is intellectual but also outgoing and loves to socialize with those closest to her while making new friends.
She loves to read and you'll often find her absorbed in a book while she drinks her coffee on the weekends. I know she'll be the most incredible mom because she is so compassionate, fun and loving.