Jamie and I met through a mutual friend in 2013 at the time it was a casual meeting among friends. It wasn’t until the spring of 2014 that Jamie got up enough courage to text me to ask me out to dinner.
I agreed on a whim and didn’t have any expectations. And as it goes we have been together ever since. It’s amazing how when you get to know someone you just know they are right for you. Jamie and I are so connected it is sometimes scary.
We got married in 2015. We weren’t looking to spend a lot of money so we stuck with close family and friends, which turned out to be 75-100 people anyway. We rented a tent and got married at the house I grew up in. It was exactly what we wanted.
Ruben is our fur baby. He is an 87 pound chocolate lab that has the sweetest demeanor. This boy only chewed when I got him newtered and has been the biggest lover from the beginning. He loves to chase a tennis ball and it’s a bonus if you throw it in the water. If he’s not chasing a ball you will find him curled up in his favorite blanket on the couch, which he will sometimes share if you ask. Lol
In 2016 we had our daughter Henleigh. She is the spitting image of me but has my sisters attitude. She has been a go getter from an early age; she has always wanted to know what is going on and be a part of what ever you are doing. She definitely keeps us on our toes and makes everyone smile.
Exactly 13 months after Henleigh was born we had the boys. We knew we wanted our kids close together and having three close together and in such a short time span was a blessing. Garrett and Hunter are fertinal twins. Garrett looks just like my husband and Hunter looks like a Curtis (my dad’s side of the family). They have completely different personalities. Garrett is definitely the thinker, he takes him time when doing something but get angry when it doesn’t go his way. Hunter will be our builder. You can’t leave tools out around this kiddo, he will pick them up and start using them. Hunter has to have the hardest head, that boy doesn’t look where he is going and is consistently falling.
Having 3 under 2 was rough at times and can still be tough but the memories are priceless. And we can’t imagine our lives without them.
We currently live in the house I grew up in, along with my mom and dad. I know this sounds absolutely ridiculous to most but it works for us. We have an amazing relationship with my parents. We work as a team to maintain the house and property that my parents worked so hard to build. With everyone helping things get done a lot quicker, which allows us to make MANY family adventures.
I was a teacher for 8 years but now I stay at home with our 3 kiddos and run an in-home day care. You can read more about my decision to leave the classroom here. Jamie works for a family owned distribution center, not too far away. We both live for our kids and our adventures. We have lots of dreams for ourselves and our kids; we would love to see the country and live some where a bit more rural. As we work towards those dreams we will keep adventuring and sharing. 🙂