How did you two meet?
Caleb and I met on Match.com in Seattle. I was finishing up my undergraduate studies at the time and my roommate was giving me a hard time about not going out and dating and dating anyone. She wanted me to try the online thing and I was really resistant to it. During the spring I came down with pnuemonia and when I emerged from my fever induced stupor a couple weeks later I had all of these emails from Match.com. My roommate had put up a profile for me in my absence. I decided it couldn’t hurt to give it a try. I went on a couple dates and nothing really exciting was happening. But then I started emailing back and forth on the service with Caleb. His roommate had also encourage him to give Match a try. We emailed for about three weeks before we finally met up for a date. We were married two years later.
What do you love most about each other?
Jen – I love his smile and the way he kisses me softly on the forehead. I love that he supports me in everything I do and that he’s always right there to help make our dreams come true.
Caleb – She cares about her family and friends more than anything else and is an extremely hard working and determined person. But I love that she loves to slow down every once in a while, make a home cooked meal and curl up on the couch and watch a movie.
What have you learned in your years of marriage?
We’ve learned to communicate with each other and to be open and honest with what we need from the other. We’ve learned that it’s not about the big stuff, it’s the hand holding, the morning hug, and the whispered “I love you” before we fall asleep.