Mathew & Paul Adopt

 Our Story


It all started ten years ago…

We met online almost 10 years ago. We both knew instantly that the other was someone special. Since then, we haven’t spent much time apart. Below are some major milestones in our story together.


 Met Online


Sailing on Lake Pepin early on in our relationship

While Mathew originally traveled several times a month for work, we spent as much time together as possible. Paul would fly (or drive) to meet Mathew in different states as often as we could manage. At the time, we also lived around 40 minutes apart. That being said, we spent a lot of time traveling back and forth to be together. 



 Dennis Puppy

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Dennis enjoys napping in the sun

With Mathew working in Minneapolis and Paul previously working in his home town, we eventually settled in the southern suburbs. Our city has a great school district, lakes, parks, and activities nearby. It is a great place to raise a family. This is also when we adopted our puppy, Dennis.  He is wonderful with kids, and is a very happy pup. He is definitely a snuggler! 



 Engaged on a Mountain


Shortly after our engagement on Mount Rainier

 While on a trip to one of our favorite cities (Seattle), we went a hike up the side of Mount Rainier. Once we got above the clouds, Paul waited until no one was around before getting down on one knee and popping the question. We were engaged!!





Our wedding in Key west Florida

After a short engagement (seriously, just a couple of months!) we planned a destination wedding in Florida. We were blessed to have over 30 of our family and closest friends meet us in the Keys for a wedding on a pier off the beach (picture below). After a few days of celebrating, we scooted off to Walt Disney World (not just for kids!) for our honeymoon.