We met through a mutual friend in 2014, and from the night we met we walked out of the restaurant hand in hand and never looked back.
Jason and Stephanie met through a mutual friend, Tina. Tina felt strongly that we should meet and knew that even if it weren’t a love connection, we would most assuredly be friends. We arranged to meet together for a casual hang out. We quickly started talking and there was a familiarity about each other that led the conversation to continue, and it felt like poor Tina was no longer there! After that night we arranged for our first ‘real’ date the following night, and have been together since then.
We shared many of the same interests, such as spending quality time with family and friends, yoga, tacos, a love of music and cars. Stephanie always liked cars but Jason introduced her to the car club where we enjoy learning about driving on a road course and have met a wonderful community of people. Jason has since become a driving instructor. We were married in a beautiful outdoor ceremony by a lake in September 2016 and have since bought a home together and had our first child, Anastasia Grace (Ana for short) in January of 2020! As a married couple we understand the importance of comprise, hard work, forgiveness, compassion, and honesty, and having Ana has strengthened our relationship and communication skills even more.
Stephanie works at a pharmaceutical company creating labeling for pharmaceutical products, compiling data from clinical trials and other sources into the package insert (including what to take the medication for, how to take it, the risks, etc.). Jason works in finance at a contract research organization supporting the pharmaceutical industry. Stephanie works from home full time, and Jason is also working full time from home due to the pandemic but expects to return to the office a few days a week. Even though we both have careers, family is our number one priority. Although this pandemic has been very devastating to our world, the silver lining is that working from home it gave us a lot of quality time working from home where we were able to experience most of our daughter’s firsts! It also allowed her grandmothers to each spend two full days a week creating memories with her.