Jayson and I met at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. I was the TA for the engineering statistics class that Jayson was taking. We started dating a few weeks into the semester (statistics can be very romantic). At the end of the semester, Jayson proposed. (No, dating the TA did not help Jayson get a better grade in the class.) We were married a few months later on August 14, 1997 in the Salt Lake City Temple.
After graduating from BYU in April of 1999, we moved to Austin, Texas where both of us were able to get job offers. Jayson works for National Instruments. He has held a variety of job positions, but is currently the Multimedia Group manager. I worked for 3M for a little over a year until I had our first son, Riley on June 18, 2000. (Well technically his name is Jayson Riley, but he goes by his middle name.) We thought it was very appropriate that Riley was born on Father's Day. After having Riley, I quit 3M to be a stay-at-home mom and starting teaching a night class at Austin Community College just for fun. Almost three years later, on March 6, 2003, Kaiya joined our family.
Riley is now 6 1/2 and Kaiya will be 4 in a week and a half. Riley is in the first grade. He loves to draw, do origami and go to gymnastics. Kaiya is taking a tap and ballet class and totally loves it. She is very smart and is always trying to keep up with her older brother.