Hi! Thank you so much for considering us. We’re Matt and Christian. We’re very excited about being parents, and we’re really honored to be considered by you.
We’ve been together since 2011, and we’ve been married since 2017. We met in Los Angeles, while Christian was still in law school, and Matt was working at a law firm. Although we went to the same school in California, we weren’t there at the same time. Matt is two years older, and Christian had also spent a few years flipping houses in Dallas after graduating from college (SMU). We met at an after-work happy hour to support a student group. We really hit it off, exchanged information, and agreed to get lunch that next week.
Christian still says that the first lunch was all business – a networking lunch – but Matt says 100% it was always a first date. Either way, it went well… We saw in each other what we had been looking for but not finding until that point. Matt fell for Christian’s authenticity and sense of humor, and Christian loved how Matt was down to earth and hardworking, while still fun and adventurous. We’d get up early and go for a run or hike, exploring the city or beach one day, and then we’d spend the next day laying around watching movies, only leaving the apartment to pick up pizza.
And Matt had a dog, so that helped (Christian is obsessed with dogs…). Payten, a Boston Terrier, is still part of our family!