Thank you all so much for entering our sweepstakes! We were so excited to read all of your stories and thought it would be a bit more personal if we shared our story, too. We hope that you enjoy it.
I met Larisa at a party. I saw her standing with her friends, across the room. In the moments that it took to walk over to her and ask her to dance, I had somehow made up my mind that this was the girl I would marry some day. I know that it is crazy to think that, when I had not even met her yet. I was 17 and she 16. Ironically, our first dance was Donna Summer’s “Last Dance.” We started dating soon after and by the time we got married 7 years later, we had already beaten the national average for marriages, without even being married. We’ve been dancing and dreaming for the last 26 years as a married couple, producing some of our proudest work, our three sons. We are best friends and enjoy every moment we spend together.