Our Perfect Little Family
My husband and I were married on August 23rd, 2009 on the North Shore of Lake Superior. Troy and I had talked about wanting kids for years and knew we wanted to have a close family and spend a lot of time with our kids. Despite my being told I would have trouble getting pregnant, we began our family quickly and Olivia Kaitlyn was born on April 16th, 2010. We were excited to have a beautiful little girl to cuddle and spoil. She was the center of our world and such a joy to us. I just couldn't imagine my heart holding any more love....that is, until I found out I was pregnant again on Christmas Night of 2010! We were shocked to discover that we would be parents of 2 under 2! Both Troy and I wanted a girl and our dreams were answered when Sophia Grace entered the world on August 5th, 2011. Having two girls so close together is a lot of work and we don't get much sleep, but they are so close that we wouldn't change a thing. They are such a joy to watch play and they always want to be together, which is adorable!
Troy and I opened our first restaurant, Greener's Reel 'Em, Inn just one month after Livy's birth. Thankfully we have a lot of help, between family members and wonderful employees, because caring for Livy takes so much time. We love running and developing the restaurant but we need more hours in a day! Our employees and customers have become like family and care so much and support us through Livy's health problems. It's very humbling. We also have a sweet Golden Retriever named Bailey that the girls adore. Life is busy and full, but we wouldn't change much, that's for sure! We spend as much family time together as we can and try to keep life as 'normal' as possible, which can be hard while running a business and taking care of a sick child. But we always make sure that we laugh and have fun with the girls every day. Our goal is happy and healthy kids...we'll get both, we just need to keep trying!