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From Bachelor to Married with Children: My Story as a wedding Venue Owner

Last night I was texting with an old high school friend about our kids. After our conversation I began to reflect back on the beginning of the journey that got me to this point. I thought back years before even knowing my wife, Maritza. I thought about the days of being single, not having any idea what direction I wanted to go with my life.

You see, I had this idea that I was going to “retire” in reverse. I figured that there was no guarantee that one day I couldn’t just get hit by a bus and end it right then and there before I ever reached retirement age. Why not live in cool places and do cool things while you’re young I thought. So that’s exactly what I did. Back then I thought I was having the time of my life.

Fast forward several years. It’s a bitterly cold night when Maritza goes into labor with our first child. I will never forget the moment I first kissed my daughter’s little head upon being born. That very second my life changed. Everything I thought prior to that point really meant far less than they used to. It was at the birth of our first child that I realized being a parent was going to be the greatest adventure I ever had.

Fast forward again to the present day. We are proud parents of five incredibly amazing kids. Our house is loud. There is fighting, screaming and shouting, but most of all, we believe our home is filled with love.

Maritza and I have talked for years about documenting our crazy life in our blog. Much…I mean MUCH of our lives revolves around time spent at home and our business at Willow Creek. I guess the long and short of it is that we plan to unveil our fun loving life as parents and venue owners.

Tag along for the ride as we take on bigger and better changes to our property that we hope continues for generations to come.

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