We met through an online dating site in 2014. Yes, you really can find love on the internet! Clint favorited Jeffrey and Jeffrey said hello to Clint, so we both like to squabble about who actually made the first move. Which really doesn't matter, because once we got to talking, we both couldn't stop. The Ice Bucket Challenge was all the rage at the time of our first date, so naturally it became relevant to learn that Jeffrey had an ice maker and Clint did not. Long story short; Clint ended up at Jeffrey's house doing the ice bucket challenge. Despite initial jitters, our first date was spontaneous and fun, with an Ice Bucket Challenge on video for the world to see!
Getting to know one another better was easy, in part because we shared many similarities. We both grew up in rural parts of Missouri with close knit families, we both clogged as children, we even share the same middle name! Later, when we had the opportunity to meet one another's families, it was as if we'd all been neighbors all along. Both of us were raised in the Christian tradition, which plays a meaningful part in our lives today.
We thoughtfully decided to wait several months after dating to introduce Clint to Jeffrey's son from a previous relationship, Trevor. Clint and Trevor naturally took to one another! With Trevor as ring bearer, we married in 2016. We've all decided as family that we have a whole lot of love to give, which is why we are overjoyed to be adding to our family today.