FC: David & Ashley
1: "Love puts the fun in together, The sad in apart, The hope in tomorrow, The joy in the heart. | How We Met or... Where it All Began! Ashley was attracted to David's cute dimples and down to earth answers in his profile. David was attracted to Ashley's sweet smile and adventuresome spirit. Neither could've predicted they'd actually find their soul mate but that's what happened. We were so excited on our wedding day. We had finally found each other and knew we were about to begin a wonderfully exciting journey together. We were in our 30's when we got married and both agreed that it was so worth the wait!
2: At home | Italian Honeymoon | Relaxing in the Mountains | Golfing | Beach Trip | At the Brooks & Dunn & Kenny Chesney Concert
3: ""The most wasted day is that in which we have not laughed"" -_Chamfort
4: ASHLEY | I grew up all over the country and in Germany due to my dad's military service; this led me to attend 9 different schools before graduating high school. I quickly learned how to make friends by being "flexible" and adjusting to my surroundings; which I feel is one of my strongest personality traits as an adult. I always knew I wanted to get married & have children one day but in my 20's and early 30's I wanted to explore life a little more. So, after graduating from law school I joined the US Army JAG Corps. After serving for 5 years on active duty (including a deployment to Iraq) I was finally ready to settle down and God led me to David. | Things I like to do: Spend time with David; go to Weds night church (we have an awesome pastor & worship choir!); volunteer in the church nursery; sing along to the radio while making supper; dance; golf; hang out with friends & family; go on boat rides; walk the dogs along the river and explore the mountains; & watch dolphins play at the beach! | Dancing with my 2 flower girls/cousins | As usual, taking the road less traveled. | Me & my brother, Scott.
5: Top Row L - R: Ashley & good friends from law school, Jack & Julie; Ashley & her godson & goddaughter in 1994 and then in 2008; Ashley's family with Ashley & David. Bottom Row L-R: Ashley & her nieces & nephew (Morgan, Victoria, Ashley & Allen); Ashley is slowly converting David; Ashley home from Iraq & her Dad in 2005; Ashley & her mom, her "other mom" and her aunt.
6: DAVID | I grew up in a medium sized town in South Carolina where my folks still live. I remember as a child having the freedom to ride my bike all over town; to the movies, park, or store. As a kid I was always interested in science, & loved to read. I am the middle child in the family. I have a brother that's 3 yrs older & a sister that's 1 yr younger. Growing up I, of course, was always trying to keep up with my older brother but was also willing to keep my little sister entertained. I'm still close with both. Both are married, my brother has 3 kids & my sister has 2. They range in age from 5 - 15, I've always enjoyed being part of my nieces & nephews lives. | After high school, I graduated from Clemson with a Physics degree. I have spent the last 15 yrs working as an Engineer. In the past couple of years I've started working on my Masters in Materials Engineering. Things I like to do: Spend time with Ashley; go to Weds night church; playing golf; fishing, hunting, spending time with my family, playing with the dogs& reading. | David, enjoying nature | David & the General Lee | David & nephew, Clayton
7: Top Row L - R: Nieces Victoria & Morgan and Nephew, Allen; David's brother-in-law, Alex, Mickey, niece, Sarah Beth, and David's sister Liz; All the nieces and nephews (L-R Victoria, Sarah Beth, Morgan, Allen & Clayton; David's mom "Granna" and Clayton. Bottom Row L-R: David & niece Sarah Beth & nephew Clayton carving a pumpkin; David's Brother & sister-in-law (Alex & Olivia and his brother, Steven; David & Kelsey
8: What David wants you to know about Ashley: My wife is the sweetest, most wonderful person in the world. Marrying her was the smartest thing I ever did. Her smile lights up a room; I love to hear her laugh especially when she gets really tickled. My family loves her and my mother tells me she thanks the Lord every day that we met. She has a big heart & if the way she takes care of our 2 dogs is any indication of how she will care for our children, they will want for nothing. | I can't wait to spend the rest of our lives together & she is the best partner I could ask for to raise a family. I love her dearly.
9: What Ashley wants you to know about David: I didn't think soul mates were a real thing until I found David. He's the kindest, most gentle, loving man I have ever known. I thank God every night for blessing me with David. He is incredibly patient, and soft spoken but makes me feel safe and calms my worries by just loving me for being me. He has such a strong faith, it makes me want to be a better person. He's down to earth and keeps me laughing. He also is a great cook and takes great care of our dogs. | I tease David that he's the "Golden Child" on my side of the family & my parents no longer want to see me when we visit. It's all about David. I told him to enjoy it while he can because once the baby comes it'll be all about the baby! I can't wait to see where our journey together leads us and am so grateful I'm taking that journey with him.
10: David's mom "Granna", Ashley, Ashley's mom "Frosty" & David | Frosty with her niece's grandbaby | Frosty & niece, Faye. | Dear friend, Mary, (Ashley's 2nd "mom"), Ashley & Frosty | Ashley's mom has already decided she wants the grandchildren to call her "Frosty". She and Ashley's dad can't wait to be grandparents! | Ashley's parents on their deck
11: David's mother is called "Granna" by the grandchildren and his dad is called "Grandaddy". They can't wait to be grandparents again! | Ashley, Granna & Morgan | David's parents at Ashley's birthday dinner. | David's dad & sister, Liz | Granna & nephew, Clayton | As always, Granna hanging out with the children.
12: "I want to be the person my dog thinks I am." | Kelsey & Piper (& Piper's boyfriend, Blitz)
13: We hope this has given you a little bit of a glimpse into who we are and where we come from. There is no way for us to properly thank you for considering us in your adoption plan but we do want y'all to know how grateful we are for this awesome opportunity. Whether y'all choose us or another couple to adopt your baby, we want to let you know how much | we appreciate what you are doing for your baby & for the couple you decide to bless. We are keeping you & your family in our prayers. David & Ashley