Jonathan and I met online! We both were not completely invested in online dating so we were on a free site. We had both pretty much resolved to living a single life. But we caught each other's attention and started dating. When I first saw where he lived, I had to ask myself if I really liked this guy or if I just liked his home and its beauty. I was slower to warm up to the relationship and Jonathan knew that. It impressed me because he continuously put his heart out there even though I wasn't sure. I eventually knew that I loved him and Jonathan surprised me and proposed.
When we met, Jonathan lived on Vashon Island and I lived in the Seattle area. I happily moved to the island, it’s such an amazing place. We have a mutual interest in plants in that I love vegetables and medicinal herbs and Jonathan designs gardens for a living. Every year we have a huge garden that provides us food with which we enjoy cooking delicious and healthy meals together. We also enjoy hiking, traveling, and camping together. Our most recent travels include time visiting family in Australia and spending a month traveling in Bali and Lombok, Indonesia. As we write this now, we have just returned from a five-day backpacking trip in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. While we do enjoy traveling, we also love to be at home, relaxing and enjoying our home together.
We have found that we share many of the same values. Spending time together and spending time with family is important to us. We are both invested in living a healthy lifestyle through food, movement, relationships, and work/life balance. We are both very responsible and hardworking, you can depend on us when we say we will do something. Our spiritual life is very important too and we enjoy attending our church together. We both love our little Havanese dog Jasper. He’s a loving and playful little puppy.
We look forward to the day when we have a child with which we can share our home and lives. We have tried for a biological family since the early days of our marriage and we now realize that there is a different and wonderful plan God has for us.