Our family


Patrick and I both grew up in Salem and continue to call Salem home. Because Patrick and I are only a few months apart in age, we've experienced most everything in our adult lives together - we graduated college together (different schools), we were poor together, we bought our first home together...all of this prepared us to become special needs parents together. We were 23 years old when we married in September of 2005, which seems so young now looking back, but I wouldn't have it any other way. Ten years and counting!

Patrick and I at my college graduation in 2004.
Patrick and I this summer.


We welcomed our first daughter, Aubrey in July of 2009. She's a spunky, opinionated, outgoing, and wicked smart six year old. She keeps us on our toes!
Aubrey heading off to first grade.

Aubrey tackling the climbing wall. She's a
brave girl and an amazing big sister.
We welcomed Emelyn to our family nearly four years later in March of 2013. Emelyn is about the most laid back child you'll ever meet with a giggle that will bring a smile to anyone's face.

Emelyn showing off one of her classic
giggles.


Emelyn tasting a coaster at dinner.


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