Michael comes from a military family and has two brothers. His family is all originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. He’s lived all over Florida, Virginia, Mississippi and Washington state. He is glad to have grown up in a military family as it gave him exposure to many different cultures and lifestyles. He is a family first type of guy and loves to spend afternoons with Miranda and their dogs.
Keeping it simple is a core component of who he is. He tries to let a lot of the small things slide and focus on the big picture. He loves to watch TV, play games, go to baseball games, work in his garage, ride his bike and hike. He is a big believer in enjoying life as much as you can and spending it with those you love.
Miranda comes from a military family as well. Her father served in the Navy and her step-dad is currently in the Coast Guard. The moves allowed her to learn about different cultures and explore different areas along the West Coast. She has one younger sister, who she loves dearly. She completed a nursing degree at the local community college in March of 2016. She transferred to Western Governor’s University to obtain a Bachelor of Science of Nursing degree which she completed in August, 2020. She believes that education is important, but college is not for everyone. Some people do better with a trade school or program, and some learn their jobs on the job or join the military.
She has always wanted to be a mom since she can remember. Her family is and will always be her first priority. She often got the nickname of “band mom” in middle school and high school on band trips down to Disneyland. She still plays the clarinet and trombone, badly if you ask her loving husband!
She enjoys the simple things in life such as their two dogs, Joey and Sandy, and spending time with family members that live close by. She also enjoys spending time with friends, who end up becoming more like extended family. She loves watching movies with Mike, curled up on the sofa and having a roaring fire going in the background. She enjoys reading, playing the occasional video game, listening to music, watching the Seattle Seahawks with her step-dad and grandma and attending Seattle Mariners’ games at the stadium. She is also a major dog lover and cannot remember a time when there was not a dog in the house. She grew up mainly with Boston Terriers, but had other terrier breeds, and mutts as well. She believes children need dogs and pets in their lives because they bring so much joy, happiness and unconditional love.