About Me (Stephanie): I am 35. I received my bachelors degree in Elementary Education in May of 2012. I worked as an instructional paraprofessional for a school year and a special education paraprofessional for a school year. I am currently a 3rd year 5th grade Science magnet teacher. I teach all subjects, but I have to dedicate at least an hour each day to teaching science and doing labs as well as tie things we learned in science into other subjects. I like to read, scrapbook, and do anything crafty. I also love to take family walks with my husband, son, and dogs.
About Mike: Mike is 37 and became a union journeyman wireman (electrician) in 2012. Due to the lack of work in his field, he is currently working building maintenance. Mike likes to read, play golf, bags...pretty much anything competitive.
About Us: Our timeline....
- June 2002 - Mike and I met when we worked together at Best Buy in Matteson, IL.
- July 2003 - After both getting out of serious relationships, we decided to take things a little slow and just hang out.
- August 6, 2003 - We shared our first kiss.
- August 8, 2003 - We went on our first date to see American Wedding and had dinner at Applebee's.
- October 2004 - We moved into a two bedroom apartment together in Manteno, IL.
- November 30, 2004 - Mike got down on one knee in the hallway of our apartment, said a "short but sweet" speech and asked me to marry him. We went to dinner that night to celebrate with two of our closest friends.
- March 4, 2006 - We tied the knot at St. Patrick's Church in Momence, IL.
- March 6-11, 2006 - We honeymooned in Akumal, Quintana Roo, MX.
- August 6, 2006 - We purchased our first home in Bradley, IL.
- September 16, 2006 - My sister bought us a housewarming present....a puppy. We named her Roxy. Roxy is a beagle/basset hound mix.
- November 21, 2010 - We adopted another beagle mix. We named him Mackey.
- March 10-17, 2011 - We took a 5 year anniversary trip to Playa del
Carmen, Quintana Roo, MX. This was the best trip ever. We still
reminisce about it. :)
- August 6, 2014 (our 11 year "dating anniversary") - We got our first BFP!!!!!!!!
- April 9, 2015 - Our little man was born!