Family is very important to us both. Although Jon is an only child, his parents live nearby and we are all very close. They cannot wait for a grandchild! John is one of eight children and has fourteen nieces and nephews so far. They are all excited to have a new cousin.
One of our favorite traditions is Thanksgiving, when John’s dad’s extended family gathers for a week-long reunion with more than one hundred people. Growing up, it was John’s favorite time of year and now Jon’s parents come along too. Besides family, we are blessed with many friends that we have made and maintained throughout our lives from elementary school to college and today. We will need to be careful or this childcould be easily spoiled by our generous and loving friends and family!
Where there is family, there is food. Whether it is our nightly family dinner or a special occasion, we are always looking for excuses to gather around the table, invite loved ones over, and eat. Jon is definitely the better chef, while John is definitely better at cleaning up the messes that Jon makes while cooking. We are a great team and complement each other well.
Nellie, our dog, is three years old and a sweetheart who loves to cuddle. Iris, our cat, is fourteen and is queen of the house. We spend a lot of our free time taking Nellie on walks around the neighborhood or playing in the backyard.