Who We Are
Our love story started in late 2010, when we both moved to Washington, DC, after graduating from college. On our first date, over chips and salsa, we quickly realized that although we had different upbringings, we shared the same morals and values and cared a lot about our friends and family. Over the years, we’ve supported each other’s passions and ambitions, allowing us to grow as individuals and as a couple.
Our favorite holiday tradition is Thanksgiving—we love it so much, we celebrate it twice! In November, we celebrate with a large family dinner, and in October, we celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving with our friends in Toronto.
But our family traditions go beyond just the holidays! Phillip grew up playing card games like Euchre with his family, and continues this tradition with our friends in New York. He loves to make his great-great grandmother’s Hungarian cabbage rolls, a recipe that was passed down for generations. Jonathan makes his grandmother’s matzo ball soup, which can make anyone feel better if they’re under the weather.
Jonathan is a big pop culture fan who loves watching the Real Housewives and listening to pop music. His favorite artist is Britney Spears, who he got to meet for his 30th birthday! He’s also an avid cook who’s always looking out for new recipes to try.
Phillip’s love for music started when he took piano lessons as a kid, and grew throughout his time studying music in college. He still loves to play piano in his free time. He also loves to read, and listens to audiobooks while commuting into the office.
Though we are from different parts of the country, we were both raised in big, loud, and loving families. All of Phillip’s relatives lived within a few miles of each other, where your doors were always open and you were ready to welcome a spontaneous visit from relatives. Jonathan’s family was all over the DC area, but that never stopped them from seeing each other for every holiday or cousins’ birthday party. Our families are so excited to welcome another baby into the family.
In Brooklyn, we have such a great support system of friends and family. Our cousins live nearby, and we love spending time with them and their new baby, who’s eager to have a cousin of her own to play with!
We can’t wait to share our families’ many traditions with our child. We have many holiday celebrations, like Phillip’s family’s massive Easter egg hunt and Jonathan’s family’s Passover Seder, or decorating the Christmas tree and lighting the Menorah for Hanukkah.
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