We grew up one neighborhood apart from each other, and became friends through our high school band. We dated on and off through college and in the end, knew we wanted to marry each other. Max proposed with a ring pop (and also a real ring), and we have been married since 2014.
We are pretty laid back. We enjoy simple things like walking the dog on our neighborhood trail, movie nights, and cooking together. When we do get out for some fun, we like exploring some of the interesting restaurants in our town with friends. We usually go to a couple concerts each year, and enjoy going to live sporting events.
Our extended family is very important to us and they are a part of our day-to-day lives. Max's parents live about an hour away in rural NC where they are working on starting a small farm. He has two older twin brothers, both of whom are married, and a younger sister. His brothers live in the same town as us, and his sister is a couple hours away. Both of Max's brothers each have two kids. The cousins are the best of friends and we cannot wait to add another kid to the cousin-crew!
Jessie has an older brother who is married with two daughters. Her parents and brother live an hour away. It has been very special to watch our parents become grandparents. They spend as much time as they can with their grandkids. They are very excited to gain another baby to love on and maybe even spoil a little (as grandparents do!).
One of our favorite weeks every year is spent at the lake with all of Max's family including grandparents, cousins, aunts, uncles, parents, and siblings. It is a crazy but fun week with all of us sharing a house together. When we get away just the two of us, we really love amusement parks. We also have gone to NYC around Christmastime the last few years - a very fun tradition!