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This is us...
We know it sounds cliche, but we met online…by accident. We connected via social media, thinking that the person we connected with was someone else. When we started looking at each other’s pictures, we soon noticed that there had been a case of mistaken identity. After realizing we didn’t actually know each other, we had a mutual friend reach out to us individually to try and play matchmaker. We chatted back and forth for three weeks via email, talking about everything you can imagine – music, work, church, friends, food, and life. Our first conversation on the phone was incredible and lasted for several hours. After a month of speaking to each other, we decided to meet. Our first date was the day before Valentine’s Day and we both knew instantly that we were going to marry each other. From then on, we frequented new and unique restaurants, wandered through museums, hung out at the beach, and got to know each other’s friends and family. 13 months after our first date, we were married, and it has been the most incredible journey.
About Caleb (in Alaine’s words):
Caleb is truly one of a kind and there are so many things that I admire about him. He believes in the importance of hard work and that things in life shouldn’t be given out, except for gifts, of course – he’s wonderful at gift giving! He is a true leader in our home, and I love that he leads our family in prayer and teachings about Jesus. He is kind, compassionate, trustworthy, loyal, and one of the most generous people I know. He has a calmness about him and never seems to get stressed about anything. He loves Gad, his family, and loves people, regardless of their background. Caleb never meets a stranger and knows how to make people feel comfortable. He is musically talented and has the most amazing singing voice, can play the piano, and loves to serve people. He is also the best dad to our two kiddos. He supports our children in their endeavors, guides them through tough situations, listens to them and gives the best advice, reads Barbie books with our daughter and loves watching America’s Funniest Home Videos with our son. He will do anything for our kids and is excited to share all these things, and more, with our adopted child as well.
About Alaine (in Caleb’s words):
Alaine genuinely cares about others. She always goes above and beyond the surface level and takes the time to notice and acknowledge people as valuable individuals. Alaine’s joyful and optimistic nature is a source of inspiration for me, our children, and everyone she encounters. She encourages others to look for the positive in every situation and guides others in turning negatives into positives. Alaine’s determination to have fun and make the most out of any situation adds a special spark to our lives. Her ability to find joy in the simplest of moments is a testament to her vibrant personality. Alaine’s nurturing nature is remarkable, and she goes the extra mile to provide guidance and encouragement to those in need. Whether it’s offering a listening ear, providing emotional support, or lending a helping hand, Alaine is always there for our family and others. Her presence brings comfort and reassurance, creating a safe and nurturing environment. She is a remarkable mother who consistently demonstrates her love, dedication and care. Regardless of how busy the day may be, she always prioritizes making herself available to our kids. Alaine’s energy and enthusiasm make her the perfect playmate for our children. She engages them in various activities, infusing joy and excitement into their shared experiences. She is excited about the opportunity to provide love and support to another child. Her commitment to nurturing and creating a solid foundation for the child’s growth demonstrates her desire to see them succeed and thrive in every stage of life.
Life together has shown us how resilient the both of us are. Through the ups and downs of life, we have relied on our faith in God and our love for each other to get us through any tough time. Our love has truly grown over the past 12 years, and we can’t imagine life without each other.
Most of our family traditions are centered around holidays. A few favorite Christmas traditions are putting out the nativity scene (which seems to get moved around daily by the kids), reading the Christmas Story from the Bible on Christmas morning, and piling into our SUV with blankets and hot chocolate to drive around our community and look at Christmas lights! During the Fall season, Caleb's sister, Hannah, hosts an annual pumpkin night where everything is centered around pumpkins.