We met on a blind date arranged by mutual friends. Over the years they had tried to set us up several times, but the timing never quite worked. In 2007, their persistence paid off and we went on our first date. We had an instant connection, were married 3 years later, and our wonderful adventure together began.
We are both active people who say "yes" more than we say "no" to things. This has resulted in some wonderful experiences with just the right amount of chaos to keep life interesting. We love the outdoors and enjoy fishing, hiking, camping and skiing together, but the main thing we really enjoy is creating memories. Weeknight meals become Food Network style cooking sessions, family gatherings become themed parties, and bike rides become quests to explore new places.
We are blessed to have been raised in close-knit families. Robert has 2 sisters and a brother and Kelly has 4 sisters. We have a total of 16 nieces and nephews (so far!) including 2 who have become part of the family through adoption.
We also have large extended families that we are close with, which makes for fun family gatherings, such as annual beach parties and Christmas celebrations. Our lifelong friends and like family and we see them as often as we can, planning beach days and BBQ's.
Our family and friends are extremely supportive and there will be no shortage of love when we welcome a child into the family.
Our 4-bedroom home sits in a quiet, tree-lined community among many young families. Our dining room is perfect for family meals and our living room features a piano and serves as a gathering place for sing-a-longs with family and friends. Our finished basement is filled with books and toys for when our nieces and nephews visit. Our yard includes a patio for summertime BBQ's and our lawn is the perfect platform for badminton tournaments and slip-n-slide sessions.
A short walk to town provides access to schools, playgrounds, a library, shops, and a farmer's market. A nearby bike path is a favorite place for spending an afternoon. We have easy access to the city, and a short car ride takes you to the mountains or the coast.
As described by Robert:
Kelly is positive, vibrant and the eternal optimist. She loves being outdoors, most especially on or by the water. She is family focused and can often be found at the recitals, games and birthday parties of our nieces and nephews. Her commitment to others extends to the community where she volunteers regularly. Her warm smile lights up a room and sense of adventure keeps me on my toes.
As described by Kelly:
Robb is honest, loving and fun. He enjoys being active outdoors and is passionate about running, cooking and fishing. His serious side is balanced well with a great sense of humor and his commitment to family and friends is perhaps his best trait. Hs is a patient teacher and a great role model for our many nieces and nephews.