Claire grew up in the DFW area with her small family and loved orchestra, her friends, and doing anything her older brother would let her join in on. Jeffrey also grew up in DFW but a little further north in a smaller town. He loved playing outdoors and adventuring with his sister and friends. We were both blessed with families that loved each other and the LORD and we were both supported to follow what we loved while growing up.
Both of us went to college at Texas A&M University and we met at the end of our first year. Claire was a mathematics major and Jeffrey was studying Industrial Engineering. We were both active in the Baptist Student Ministry and by our second year we were both Bible study leaders of separate groups. We slowly got to know each other and started dating in the fall! After graduation we got married and moved back to the DFW area – it was a wild year but God was so faithful in it all.
Claire became a teacher and Jeffrey got a job at a Defense Company and has moved up in the company throughout his time there. Over the past four and a half years we have found our community, joined a church which we love, and about two years ago we bought a house in a small, sweet neighborhood. We love it here and hope to stay as long as possible!
We have now been married just about 5 years and it has by far been our favorite adventure yet! We love doing life together and having a best friend for all of it. Right now, it is just the two of us and our dog, but we are excited about expanding our little family.
We are trusting God in all that we do and keep Him at the center of our marriage. Parenting will be no different – we embark on this journey knowing that God has been and will continue to be faithful to us.
The traditions we have made have been so fun; yearly beach trips with family and visits to Colorado. We do sibling trips with the nieces/nephews as well and love any time we get! We have annual friend trips and celebrate December 23rd with a couple and their baby. We have loved creating these traditions with our people. Of course they have changed as our friends and families have children but it becomes more fun with each addition. We are so excited to continue these traditions with our babies!