For several years both of us lived and worked in New York City, where we met in late 2010. Kevin O. works as a pastor in the Lutheran Church, while Kevin M. works in finance. After getting married and living in Long Island for a couple years, Kevin O. accepted a position at a new church in early 2021. So we packed up and moved to a new house in a lovely suburban town north of NYC, where we've been getting settled and exploring the area.
Both of us are Pennsylvania natives. Most of our family is still in central or eastern PA within a 3 hour drive of us, and we get to enjoy spending holidays and vacations with them, as well as having them visit us in the NYC area for extended stays. One of the highlights of our year is our annual trip to Ocean City, NJ, where we rent a house with everyone to enjoy time at the beach, the boardwalk, and evening board games with family.
We're happily "simple" in terms of our lifestyle. While we've enjoyed some fun vacations around the world, we're most content to curl up on the couch with a good book (especially in front of a fire on a chilly winter night!), play a board game, watch some of our favorite shows/movies, or go on walks around our town. Last but not least, we're the proud parents of two adorable, fun-loving cats!
After moving into our house in early 2021, we've been enjoying various projects including installing a new kitchen and working on the yard. Kevin O. is the outdoor specialist, spending countless hours building out his raised flowerbeds, planting flowers/bushes, and also tending to numerous vegetable/herb gardens that Kevin M. enjoys cooking with. Recent additions to the outside include a bee house and a home weather station to monitor the conditions (Kevin M. being a bit of a weather nerd!).
Beyond the house itself, our village is incredibly walkable. The downtown area is a few blocks away, with a train station into NYC, shops/restaurants, a grocery store, and a farmers market on the weekend. All of the town schools are also within walking distance, and there are lots of families in our neighborhood with young children that we've been getting to know. We consider ourselves very fortunate to live here and believe it would be a wonderful place to raise children.