We met over Memorial Day weekend in 2013 through mutual friends and immediately hit it off. Sean was a bit shy at first but a week later we went on our first date. Sean was living north of the city at the time and Maryanne lived in Brooklyn, so our first few dates were all over New York City. One of our favorite dates was spent walking and talking for hours in a park along the Hudson River. Time flew and we ended up being there till the park closed.
As our relationship grew stronger, we decided to move in together in Brooklyn. After five years of dating, we got engaged in Prospect Park in 2018. Sean prepared a sweet picnic and Maryanne said yes. Afterwards, Sean had organized a party with all of our friends to celebrate. We were married in September 2019.
We live in a unique neighborhood, which has a small town feel even though it's in the city. We are lucky to live across the street from a park in a large 2 bedroom apartment. The park has plenty of great activities for kids including playgrounds, ice skating/roller rinks, a zoo, carousel, and tons of open space. Sean loves to run in the park and relax by the lake after work.
Our neighborhood also features many great schools, quality childcare centers, and tons of family-friendly restaurants. An added perk is we also live within walking distance to many of Maryanne’s lifelong friends and her parents are only a 20 minute drive away.
Maryanne is a caring, intelligent, and compassionate person. When we first started dating, I quickly learned that Maryanne is the bedrock of her friend group. She is the friend everyone wishes they had and she loves to make other people happy. Maryanne is always planning fun events, whether it be Christmas parties, picnics in the park, dinner gatherings, or weekend trips away. She has a big heart, which is why she has so many lifelong friendships.
I knew on our first date that Maryanne was special. I remember how easy it was for me to talk to her and we bonded over our mutual love of history, New York City, and crossword puzzles. Maryanne is great at so many different things and is a naturally curious person. She’s always picking up a new book to read and loves learning new skills. Most recently, she has taken up needlepoint and also enjoys knitting gifts for friends. We both love to travel and visit historic places.
Sean is a smart, funny, kind, and responsible person. We hit it off immediately nine years ago and have been together ever since. Through the years, Sean has been a constant source of love and support and is the most reliable person I know. He is dedicated to his family, friends, and work as an attorney, and always puts 100% into whatever he sets his mind to.
Sean is extremely organized and loves planning out trips, whether close to home or abroad. He has a knack for picking the best restaurants and I’m always looking forward to our next adventure. Sean and I go with his family to Lake George every summer and I can’t wait to continue that tradition with your little one.
Along with traveling, Sean enjoys trying out new recipes in the kitchen, running in the park near our home and visiting with family and friends. Last year we welcomed our nephew into the family and it’s been a joy seeing “Uncle Sean” bond with him. Sean has a gentle spirit and endless patience which is why I think he’s going to make such an outstanding dad.