Our Story

We met in 2009 just after Michael graduated from college. Mike still had a year left and after he graduated we decided to move together to Minnesota so Mike could attend law school. We were married in August of 2013 and now live in Saint Paul.

Our shared sense of humor, mutual respect, and unwavering trust in each other have gotten us through all of life’s challenges. We both like cooking, exercising and spending time with our friends and family. We also love to travel and can’t wait to take our kids with us. Road trips to visit family and see the sights, day trips exploring our city, and when they’re a little bit older, overseas adventures to see everything the world has to offer.

We both come from large families and have always agreed that kids were an important part of our future, we can’t wait to start this next chapter of our lives.

Background Information

State Of Residence

Minnesota

Ages

Michael is 34. Mike is 36.

Ethnicity

Michael is Dutch. Mike is Scottish and Spanish.

Health

We are both in good health. No Chronic illnesses or significant health risks in family history.

Education

Michael has a BFA in Fine arts Education from Western Michigan University. Mike has a Juris Doctorate from William Mitchell.

Work

Michael works in sales and product development at Blue Sky Fibers. Mike is an attorney for Commercial Partners Title.

Religion

None

Pets

One dog, and one cat

Children In Family

0

Plans For Number Of Children

2-3

Race Of Child

Any

Plans For Work/Daycare

We both have 6 weeks’ leave, after which we will seek qualified, certified local infant daycare options. We both are able to work from home at least once per week so we may only use daycare a few days per week.

About Mike and Michael (Written By Their Partner)

About Michael, by Mike:

"Michael is never afraid to take on new challenges. Life is an adventure, and he's always excited to find out where new opportunities lead. A part-time gig at a yarn shop 8 years ago has led to a full-time career in sales and product development for a local yarn brand. It's not the future he could have possibly dreamed up or planned for but he couldn't possibly be happier with his career. He's not afraid of what's next, because it always leads to great things."

About Mike, by Michael:

"Mike is dedicated and driven. He knows exactly what he wants to accomplish and will stay the course until he does it. After years of hard work and determination, he's now thriving as an attorney and loves his work. The very moment he leaves the office however, the buttoned-up hard-working attorney vanishes, and his fun-loving, silly personality takes over."

A Message From Us Both

We met in 2009 in Kalamazoo MI, where we both attended Western Michigan University. In 2011 we moved out to Saint Paul so Mike could attend law school. We were married here in Minnesota in 2013 and now are living in Saint Paul.

It's honestly hard to believe that it's already been more than 10 years that we've been together! Our shared sense of humor, mutual respect, and unwavering trust in each other has gotten us through all of life's challenges.

We both like cooking, exercising and spending time with our friends and family. Michael is the handy one, always fixing something around the house or garden, and Mike... helps.

We also love to travel and can't wait to take our kids with us. Road trips to visit family and see the sights, day trips exploring our city, and when they're a little bit older, overseas adventures to see everything the world has to offer.