Our Marriage (by Pam)

Chris and I joke that we were an arranged marriage because my aunt introduced us when I was only 16 and he was 18. It wasn’t love at first sight, but about six months later we fell in love and we’ve now been together nearly 18 years. We dated long distance while Chris was stationed overseas with the Army (Iraq, Kosovo and Germany). I stayed in the U.S. to finish my master’s degree, and we have now been married for 12 years.

We have lived in NC for 10 years

We have lived in NC for 10 years

We do a lot of laughing!

We do a lot of laughing!

PARENTAL BELIEFS

Parental Beliefs:

  • Be kind
  • Parent-child interaction
  • Read, read, read!
  • Play with our children everyday
  • Imagine with our children
  • Kids thrive with structure and routine
  • Foster independence, curiosity, and creativity
All dressed up for Pam's brother's wedding

All dressed up for Pam's brother's wedding

We love going to baseball, football and basketball games

We love going to baseball, football and basketball games

We love walking (and taking naps)

We love walking (and taking naps)

Getting off the beaten path

Getting off the beaten path

Our honeymoon in New Zealand

Our honeymoon in New Zealand

We found this hidden cove on a trip to Spain

We found this hidden cove on a trip to Spain

Rain didn't stop us from having a great time in Italy

Rain didn't stop us from having a great time in Italy

We love spending time together, no matter where we are.

We love spending time together, no matter where we are.