We met in our mid-twenties through a group of mutual friends. To this day, Seth insists he fell for Bethany at their first meeting... but if she's honest, Bethany will admit that at the beginning she thought Seth wore a bit too much Carhartt for her taste. As we began interacting in groups doing various adventurous activities - skiing, hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, and outdoor photography - we became close friends, and Bethany began to appreciate (or at least overlook) the amount of torn Carhartt pants Seth owned. As the months passed, we realized more and more that our goals, dreams, and values aligned, and our strengths complimented one another's. We waited a bit to begin dating, as we knew we really wanted to make sure we were solid for the long haul. Seth proposed to Bethany at the top of a rock climbing route in front of their closest friends (he joked that he chose that because she was roped in and couldn't leave). We married in June 2012 and threw a party with lots of family and friends, complete with lots of dancing, remote control boats, and a dunk tank (yes, a dunk tank).
We've been adventuring and having fun ever since, although we have also experienced many trials as well. When we have experienced tough times in our marriage, we've always remained steadfast in our commitment to each other, and have never even considered separating. We support each other in pursuing our own goals while prioritizing our faith and family. We love to adventure together, and prioritize having fun outdoors.
A bit about us individually - Bethany is a school social worker at a local elementary school, and has worked in schools for over 15 years. In the past, she has also worked as a teacher, behavior specialist, and instructional coach supporting teachers. She loves working with kids in the school setting and is dedicated to helping kids be happy and successful. She is also beginning to do counseling with kids and adults in a private practice setting. In addition to the mental health field, Bethany also loves hiking, skiing, running, and writing. She currently has an active blog - if you'd like to read more, feel free to check it out at www.motherbearing.com. Friends describe Bethany as creative, kind, loving, and loyal.
Seth works as a maintenance supervisor at a ski lodge in Alta, Utah. He is very handy and has been described as a "jack of all trades". He keeps the hotel running with both his ability to fix anything and everything, as well as his friendly and open nature as he interacts with and entertains guests. He is well-loved and highly regarded amongst his coworkers. For a few weeks in the fall, Seth also works as a wilderness guide, taking hunting clients into the mountains. Seth loves hunting, skiing, horses, biking, and most of all, exploring in the mountains with his family. Friends describe him as adventurous, kind, compassionate, supportive, and extroverted. He has a servant's heart and is often the first person to jump in whenever anyone needs a hand.
Everett is a very active, fun-loving little guy who is constantly busy playing outside, building with blocks and Legos, and using his imagination to keep himself busy. He is compassionate and in tune with others' feelings, and often wants to help others.
As a family, we love doing all thing outdoors, and adventuring is important to us. We own a camper and spend many weekends camping in the mountains, desert, or by water. We love skiing, mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing, and seeing new places. Making memories together in the great outdoors is a core value of our family, and we are so thankful we get to explore so many amazing places a short drive away.
Thank you for taking the time to read a bit about us! Please feel free to ask any further questions you might have.
We live in a quad-level home in a suburb of Salt Lake City, UT. It has four bedrooms and four bathrooms, plus a living room and large den/playroom. We have a large backyard with a swingset and live on a quiet street. We have plenty of room for another child, and more love to give!
Close friends and family describe me as compassionate, empathetic, generous, creative, and down-to-earth. I'm extroverted and love being around people; I value relationships highly and take my roles as wife, mom, daughter, sister, niece, aunt, cousin, and friend very seriously. I care deeply about how my actions affect others and am reflective when I make mistakes. As a parent, my first priority is to make sure my son knows that he is safe and loved unconditionally by God and by us. It's also very important to me that he know and love himself and recognize the tremendous value he brings to the world. I want to help him find his gifts, passions, and talent and encourage him to pursue them. Finally, treating others with kindness and compassion is a core value of ours, and instilling these values in our son is a top priority. We would love to welcome another child into our home and continue to grow as parents.
Those who know me best describe me as service-oriented, dependable, adventurous, loyal, and supportive. When I was growing up, my parents instilled in us that we were to always treat others with "honor, dignity, and respect", and that is something I continue to live by today. I said them to Bethany in our wedding vows, and I aim to model this to our son as well. Some of my favorite parts of being a parent are adventuring together and watching my son grow in his appreciate for God's creation. I would love to grow our adventure crew with another child.