Cody & Shelby
– North Carolina –
Cody and I met in 2013 at a dear friend's birthday celebration and instantly clicked. A short two months later, Cody moved 2,440 miles away for a work transfer and we continued our relationship long-distance for a few months until I accepted an internship two hours from the city Cody had moved to. In the last 7 years, we have lived in 5 different states together (ID, CO, IN, NC, and WA) and traveled across the globe visiting almost all 50 states and 7 different countries. We have recently planted roots back in NC where our story blossomed after that cross-country move back in 2013 and where we were also married in 2016, along the coast of the Outer Banks. We live in the charming town of Apex, NC, with our two pups, Buzz.
Cody is a people person. The type of guy who will always spark up a conversation in the grocery line and could make any stranger laugh moments after meeting him. He’s hilarious, sarcastic, and witty. Along with his fun; he’s nurturing, sensitive, and empathetic. He’s my shoulder to cry on when I need it and always knows the right words to say. He would drop anything to help someone in need and will always be the first one our family and friends call. Cody is my biggest fan and will also be our child’s biggest fan. He has said since the day we met that his greatest life accomplishment will be being a dad. Cody is a pilot and spends his days spouting off aviation jargon and flying planes.
Seeing Shelby nanny over the years for several different families, with so much love, compassion, and patience; I have no doubt in my mind that she will be the best mother. Shelby is fun-loving and always up for an adventure. She is a baker and makes some of the best cakes and sweets around. She loves spending her afternoons at a coffee shop and is always talking about how excited she is to take our child on coffee shop dates. Shelby has built everything in our life around her desire to be the best mom she can possibly be including her career. She owns her own digital marketing agency serving small businesses and works from home. She enjoys date nights to our favorite food truck to get Carolina fries (her favorite food next to Poke).