I was born and raised in Topeka, Kansas. (Yes, as in Dorothy, Toto and The Wizard.) While “there’s no place like home”, I always knew I wanted to explore the world. So far, I’ve traveled to BC, Japan and China and I’ve lived in many amazing cities, like Seattle and New York City. Now I’m proud to call San Francisco my home.
I work for the Stanford University School of Engineering helping to build and manage the school’s website and social media. I recently begin practicing Bikram (hot) yoga. I also enjoy dancing and love participating in hip hop dance classes at the local dance school. I can’t wait to take my child to baby yoga and eventually, toddler dance class!
One of my favorite past-times is baking. I love decorating birthday cakes and cupcakes for family and friends. I also enjoy doing arts and crafts and helping put together birthday parties for my nieces. I guess you could say, I’m crafty. Hahaha.
The first time I actually met Staci was at a bar in Lawrence, KS called the Cadillac Ranch. It’s about as awesome as it sounds. Big dance floor, small bar area. It hosted more country/western nights than I like, but Staci lives for dancing and unfortunately, dancing to country music. Staci isn’t afraid to take charge and get what she wants. In fact, I think one of her goals was to get me to dance, which she did, a lot. In fact our “song” is Madonna’s Like A Prayer, to which there was much dancing and singing out loud (very loud) to at the Cadillac Ranch. It was also our first dance song at our wedding reception. For reals.
I think the biggest thing I loved and still love about her is that she can make me laugh. I’m always the one trying to get others to laugh, but she would always turn this back around on me. She has a sense of impropriety that I actually love. I guess that’s another reason why I love her so much. She wants to be happy and is doing what it takes to get to that goal. It makes her confident, and crazy sexy.
I guess the rest of this will probably just devolve into a list, but it’s a good list!
- She’s incredibly smart, but modest.
- Her loyalty to her family is something I’ve only seen in myself, I love that she cares about
family with such passion.
- Passion. It’s a big thing with us and something we share. We don’t wait around for things to
happen to us. If we know what we want we go get it with all of our effort.
- All the 1,000’s of adorable, endearing things she does everyday. She meows like a cat instead
of using her words; she is cold all the time; which means that she’s always snuggling against
myself and/or the dog; she tolerates me playing video games; and she loves flying with me
as her personal pilot.
It’s hard putting this in to words because so much of our relationship is just something that we know. I feel like knowing her and being with her is in my bones. I know that sounds incredibly cliched, but it’s the truth. I’ve never had that with someone before. I like it.