One cool November night after Thanksgiving in the year 2000, we met for the first time just as the sun was setting a deep orange. After exchanging some messages on an online dating site, we decided to meet in person. And, from that moment, we knew that there was a beautiful connection, but what we didn't know then was just how easy and soft it was to be with one another and how this would follow us into our many days, homes, and hairstyles moving forward!
What we didn't know then was how our connection would unfold into long walks around the cities we lived in, or the many nights snuggling under covers and watching movies with our cat, or the multiple trips we were lucky enough to take to Europe, Latin America, and around the US, or the dreamy days listening to or playing music while drawing, or the warm holidays we have enjoyed with our loving family and friends.
Growing up we had different experiences on two different coasts, but profound love was something shared in our families. Today this love is something we seed into each day, knowing that it grows the more we plant and nurture it. Years ago, we began talking about a future in which we might have children and in those discussions, we always talked about adopting a baby. So, although it has taken us a long time to settle into one place for long enough to do this, we are now really excited to begin growing our family through this process, and look forward to expanding our hearts even further with a child.
Some of our adventures: riding a camel in Egypt, Kristina taking a photo of a Land Art work in Utah, Alan in Arcosanti in Arizona, us being goofy in Japantown, San Francisco
We love cuddling: Alan cuddling with our cat Noodles, cuddling on the couch, cuddling at our wedding, cuddling at a street side café in Paris