And so the story goes....we met online in April 2011. On our very first date, we talked so much as if we were old friends catching up! As our relationship grew, we knew instantly we shared many of the same interests, qualities and family values. We were engaged in June 2013 and married five months later in November 2013. Our individual personalities and silliness blend well together and we feel so lucky to have found each other. Its always nice to hear our family & friends say we are a perfect match!
Together we enjoy weekends away, bike rides, concerts, going to the beach and spending time with our families. We both come from large families, Jason is the oldest of four and Stefanie is the youngest of five. Combined, we have an incredible support system and are lucky enough to live close to our parents and siblings.
Having children and building a family of our own was certainly something we both wanted. After several years of disappointments, we surprisingly became pregnant in May 2017. We gave birth to our beautiful son Christian Anthony in January 2018. Christian has certainly added a tremendous amount of joy to our lives and finally gave us the title of Mommy and Daddy. We feel so blessed and grateful for this opportunity to grow our family as we continue on this journey to find a sibling for Christian.
Meet Our Families
One of our first adventures together was bike riding up Mohonk Mountain in New Paltz, NY. Stefanie was nervous because the mountain is quite high and Jason was excited that he got us all the way to the top! It was a hot day in the end of June, but we were determined to keep on. When we finally reached the top, we were able to relax and enjoy the view while having lunch! But we still had to get alllll the way back down - ahh!
Even after Stefanie saying she wouldn't be able to bike ride this mountain again, we returned back a year later for another adventure.
In April 2016 we were able to take a short but relaxing trip down to St. Pete's Beach in Florida. We returned back in 2018 with Christian, Stefanie's sister Michele, husband TJ and their daughters Michaela & Lindsey. We stayed at the perfect family friendly resort called Tradewinds! They have fun day time activities, pool games, giant slides and paddle boats. Our favorite part of the trip was making smores at night and movie night in the pool.
New York City
Living on Long Island, gives us the opportunity to take trips into New York City often. We can take a short train ride into the city to see a show, have dinner, shop or sight see. We are looking forward to bringing Christian on his first train ride into the city during the Christmas season to see the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center.
Annual Family Picnic
Each summer, Stefanie helps organize a family picnic at a local park. It has become a great tradition for all the aunts, uncles, cousins and kids! We have a great day filled with BBQ, relay races, softball, bocci games, and water balloons. We always make sure there's a special visit from the Ice Cream Man! We love creating these memories for the whole family.
We feel truly blessed to have our family traditions when celebrating the Holidays. Whether its Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Fourth of July or New Years, you could find us with our extended family sharing meals, exchanging gifts, and creating memories.
We feel so grateful to share these special days with Christian & our family. We look forward to watching Christian share the holidays with his sibling one day!