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Meet Ellen

  • I always have a song stuck in my head. I'm probably humming it without even realizing it! More often than not, it's the theme song to whatever Disney Junior show my girls are watching. Yikes! Mickey Mouse, you can get out of my head now.
  • My super power is being able to whip up something delicious for dinner using random ingredients around the house, with no recipe, and STILL make it taste good. (Except tapioca soup...sorry honey!)
  • If it's warm out, you better believe I'll be outside on my porch, soaking up the sun, with a sudoku puzzle book in my hand. That is if the kids let me. ;)
  • I was born and raised in two states at once. My hometown of Irwin, PA and our summer home town at Deep Creek Lake, MD. Two ways of life, both complimenting each other. I'm thrilled to be able to raise my family the same way thanks to the legacy my great-grandparents have left for us.

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Meet My Family

Like all great love stories, ours began at a wedding. We grew up just 5 minutes apart but it took a wedding that was 281 miles away in Owego, NY for us to meet. It was love at first sight for Jonathan, but even with some liquid courage, he didn't ask me out until 10 months later. While I didn't really know him well at all, his father was my piano teacher for nearly 10 years. I had heard so many stories about what he was up to through the years since I was about 8 years old.

Our first date, he picked me up and we went to the Boulevard, a classic american restaurant, where we talked and talked for 5 hours until they were shutting the lights off in the building.

We dated for only 3.5 months, because when you know, you know. Then he proposed to me in the most beautiful spot, at the Paradise Overlook in Bear Run Nature Reserve. I said yes and a few months later, on a warm and sunny January day in 2017, we were married.

We've had two precious girls since then, Alethea and Layla. And we've lost two, Aria and Lindsey.

Each day is a new adventure as we raise our girls and live our lives to the glory of God.

Lasting Memories by Ellen

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