We attended the same church as children and have known each other since we were 11 years old.
We began dating our senior year of high school and continued dating throughout college. We got
married right after graduating from college.
Through these many years, we have almost reached the milestone of living more of our lives
together than apart. During our time together we have both changed and grown closer. We are
supportive of each other, and our love has become more mature and intentional. We are so
blessed that we are still each other’s best friends, we are committed to serving each other, and
that we push each other to grow in character.
Kaitlin is kind, thoughtful, and wise. She is a problem solver and can accomplish anything she
sets her mind to. She is incredibly organized and keeps our home running smoothly. She is an
excellent cook who loves to make delicious meals and incredible baked goods. She is faithful
and her willingness to encourage me in my weaknesses has helped to shape me into the man I am
Kaitlin is creative and intentional in her time with our kids. She comes up with new activities,
takes them to the library weekly, and finds new parks around the city to explore. She is the
comforter the boys want whenever they are sad or hurt. She reads endless amounts of books with
patience and develops ways to promote learning during play. Our children enjoy time with their
Mama and are always excited to learn the activities she has planned.
Matt is incredibly smart, a hard worker, and always willing to serve his family. He is a seminary
student and works in engineering, yet always has time for church and family. He loves the Bible
and hopes to be a theology professor to teach others about God’s Word. He enjoys sports and
always cheers for the University of Michigan. He often makes jokes and does silly things to
make the rest of us laugh. Matt has loved Calvin and Hobbes comics since he was a child and is
enjoying sharing this with our kids now.
Matt is high-energy and very active with our sons. They like to wrestle, run down the hallway,
and play sports outside. He reads books to them and adds funny voices to the characters. He
consistently comes up with new ways to use up their energy. The boys anxiously wait by the
front window for their dad to get home each day. As soon as he comes through the door they
pounce on him and rope him into their play.
Landon is a shy and intelligent little boy. His brain works at a million miles an hour, and he asks
questions all day long. He loves going to school, reading books, drawing with crayons, and
running as fast as he can.
Eli is loving and goofy. He loves to be snuggled and to make the rest of us laugh. His favorite
things are reading books, parking all his toy cars in a line, running around with his brother, and
learning new words.