Our story begins on a dating site – Chris liked that Claire had dressed up as Ms. Frizzle for Halloween, and Claire liked that Chris was posing with his adorable little sisters! We fell in love somewhere between food trucks, aquariums, and board games. Once Juniper (our pet rabbit) realized Chris was another person who would give her treats, there was no going back! We got engaged in Japan, in the summer of 2018, two years after buying a home and moving in together. Chris had managed to hide the ring in his backpack for a week. No wonder he was nervous about going through airport security – he didn’t want them to spill his secret! We got married in 2019. Our wedding featured a literary theme (we are avid readers), and we had Legos on the cake and as our centerpieces! We both knew we wanted to have children eventually; it was something we both had on our dating profiles. Adoption was always a possibility for us. Claire’s aunt is adopted, and Chris’s two sisters are both adopted. It will be an honor and a privilege to continue a beautiful family tradition.