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We met at Bible School in Australia! Claudia was 23 and Jared was 21. We became really good friends before we started dating which provided a beautiful foundation for our relationship. We would describe ourselves as best friends! Claudia is from Norway and Jared is from Texas which made things a little complicated. We dated for 6 months before we got engaged. After a year of being engaged long distance while applying for a visa to the United States, Claudia moved from Australia to Texas to marry Jared. as newlyweds we got to go to graduate school together in Charlotte, North Carolina. This was a fun time of traveling and experiencing lots of things together before starting a family.
We love traditions and are excited to start a lot of our own special ones as our kids grow older. Jared's favorite holiday is Christmas. He will start singing Christmas songs in September no matter how many eye rolls he gets from his wife. We also value easter and try to make it memorable by making a nice meal with family and friends. We are big on birthday parties and love to use any excuse to celebrate and eat good food together!