We are Matt and Chelsey. We like to smile and have fun, but we also realize life is hard. It's important to us to be real with people, and share our life with those who deserve that trust.
As we learn from life experiences, some things are left to faith and the hope that everything will work out. But we must act on our faith. We all want to have success and happiness in life. That means loving others more than ourselves. Success affects us on an individual level, but we should use that success to live a life of significance.
Our family and friends are an important part of us, and who we are. It's important to feel like we are part of something bigger. We want our children to feel the same way we do about our immediate families. We want to be a place where our children can turn to us during the hard times in life, as well as the happy times. We believe that God is in control, and able to help us if we turn to Him.
We like to care for others. It's an important part of our lives to love those around us and help people feel like there is a purpose in life. This world is not always just fun and games, but as you work on being the best person you can be, we know happiness is right where you are.
We met each other in high school while working at a local diner. We went to almost every high school dance together. It was an inside joke that Matt proposed to me every chance he got. We were even the couple chosen to get married on a Valentines Day special activity at the school. We were nearly inseparable during high school. I would go to his soccer games, and he would come to my swim meets. Everyone teased us for not dating other people, but we knew we were meant for each other and I did not want to spend my time with any other boy. We dated for a couple of years before Matt went on a church mission to Brazil. We wrote letters back and forth and then we met back up after Matt returned home and dated for another year before finally getting married. When Matt officially proposed to me, I actually had to clarify that he was asking me for real, because he had fake proposed so many times before.
We look forward to helping this new house become a home and help it meet its fullest potential. We like nice things but we also like to find things that need some work, and fix them to make them beautiful. We have been painting and getting new ceiling fans put in so it can be a wonderful place.
Our new house has so much character. There are great giant arch windows, and it has a charming and exciting layout. We have a pool in the back with a perfect tree that is begging for a treehouse. The new house has space to grow, and there are a few parks around. One has a duck pond, and one has a merry go round! During the summer the city puts on a "Movie in the Park" event every other week.
I enjoy meeting new people. I served a two year mission in Brazil for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, where I met some great people. I work as a real estate agent. I enjoy helping people fulfill their dream of finding a home. Before I did real estate I was a medical sales representative for an oxygen company. Sometimes as the sales guy I would dress up as a leprechaun for St. Patrick's day, or Willy Wonka for Halloween. At these events I would give out candy hoping to win over their business.
I also enjoy woodworking and I create hand carved wood pens. I enjoy finding a deal like the time I bought this little fishing boat. I think fishing is fun, but I rarely catch anything. My dad would go fishing with me when I was younger, but we still didn't catch any fish.
I enjoy movies and games. I really enjoy Star Wars and the Rocky movies. I find myself quoting them a lot. I also like the Zelda games for Nintendo. I like the idea of saving the princess.
I like to travel with Chelsey. We have gone on big trips to Brazil and Jamaica, but one of my favorite trips was to Lake Havasu. We each took a turn standing by the London Bridge that was actually shipped from London and rebuilt over Lake Havasu!
I am a Registered Nurse in the Emergency Department. I went to nursing school right after graduating from high school. I have been in the Emergency Department since 2013. Before that, I had worked in Long-Term-Care facilities and as a private Elementary School nurse for special needs kids.
I love to run, swim, and hike. My favorite hike of all time was the Diamond Head trail when we lived in Hawaii. When I would get to the top of the crater, it would make me feel so alive that I would then sprint back to the bottom of the trail. I was on the swim team in high school. I have run a few half-marathons and triathlons.
The Fourth of July is my favorite holiday and it is during my favorite season of Summer. I love anything to do with the beach. I loved living in Hawaii with Matt, and the time we lived right on the beach.
I like Disney movies and music. If I could be a Disney Princess, I would either be Ariel or Moana (probably because of their relation to the ocean). I also like Country Music, especially Keith Urban and Josh Turner. I also love to play the piano and I hope that someday I will be as good as my mom who is excellent on the piano.
I enjoy reading. I read mostly motivational and self-help books. Occasionally I will pick up a good novel to read, but mostly I like to read books that educate me or inspire me to be a better person.