We drew our first child’s name out of a hat. Seriously. I guess we skipped ahead a bit on the parenting timeline there.
We are the Cleverley family of six. There’s Samantha (Mom), myself (Marc – Dad), Tyler (hat name child), Blake, Ryan and Sara. We’ve spun up this precious gem of a blog (can you tasted the sarcasm yet??) in an effort to share what we’ve learned over our ten wonderful years as an ever growing family, but also as another way to connect with friends and family.
I guess, starting at the very beginning, Samantha and I met on a blind date in Galveston, TX while both attending Texas State University in San Marcos. She had met a fraternity brother of mine a few months prior – they connected on FB at the time. Skip forward to the spring of 2008, and me, newly single, needed a date for our beach formal. For whatever reason, against her best judgment (as well as her mother’s), Samantha agreed to be my “date”. The weekend full of sushi, beaches, and the iconic Flagship hotel (which has now been replaced with Pleasure Pier) that was raised on a pier went well enough for her to not lose interest in me, and a few months later we were officially “dating”, is that still a thing with the kids now?
Skipping ahead to 2010, we married in Marble Falls, TX at a lakeside venue. Samantha had suffered a serious post-pregnancy complication that required a stay in the hospital, so we were very happy (and lucky) to be there together.
After living as a family in eight different homes or apartments since being married, we’re currently residing in Tomball, a suburb northwest of Houston.
We enjoy traveling as a family, although it comes with challenges for some of the kids. Our dream may be ever changing, but currently is some form of a large plot of land, big enough for a farm, pool, and room to run. Thank you for joining us along this journey and we hope you enjoy!