We have been married for 10 years and known each other for 15 years. We are best friends!
Audrey grew up in Dallas, Texas and has lived in Dallas her entire life except for college at Texas A&M! Audrey has a Bachelors Degree in Petroleum Engineering from A&M and currently works as a Petroleum Engineer at an Oil and Gas company in Dallas. John also grew up in Dallas, Texas and has lived in Dallas his entire life except for when he was at Texas A&M. He has a Bachelors Degree in Accounting and a Masters in Finance and currently works in Finance at a manufacturing company.
We met when Audrey was 16 and John was 18 while playing a pickup game of football with mutual friends. We were on the same team and both were playing as receivers. Audrey is very competitive so when the play started, she took of running across the field and was looking toward the quarterback. Little did she realize that she was running directly for John and ended we ended up colliding at full speed. Audrey kneed John straight in the crotch and he was out of the game for a good 15 minutes. What a first impression! Audrey was convinced that John would never want to talk to her again and surely wouldn’t be interested in a girl who was competitive and loved to play football. But the next day, John asked Audrey for her number and the friendship began! We were friends for a year and then started dating right before Audrey started her freshman year at A&M. We dated for three years before getting engaged, and then were engaged for a year before getting married in 2012!
We work hard to keep our marriage as a top priority. We meet with two other couples every single week, which we call our community group, to talk about how we are pursuing our spouses but also pursuing God. We believe that the key to a successful marriage is realizing that God needs to be the number one priority in that relationship, hands down. These couples help keep us on track and ensure we are not only loving each other well, but loving our children well too. We also serve in our church’s pre-marital ministry where we help couples who are dating or seriously engaged process whether they should get married or not. Going through the curriculum for that class every year helps us to refocus our relationship as well and ensure we are always improving!
Holidays are a big deal at our house, specifically Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas! We always get together with lots of family and friends because we believe that the best way to celebrate is with those that we love all around us. For Easter we always host family and friends who have nowhere else to go at Audrey's parent's house and do a fun Easter Egg hunt for all the kids! We do the same for Thanksgiving and Christmas, the more the merrier and can't wait to add a new child too!