KimberlyOccupation - US Navy Chaplain, Mummy
RaymondOccupation - Navy Retired, Daddy
Our story begins in 2003 when we were stationed together on USS Ronald Reagan - the worlds finest aircraft carrier. We were part of a great Navy community and part of a close-knit group of friends. Kimberly served as one of the ship's Chaplains while Ray worked in the Operations Department. Ray adored Kimberly from the outset, but it took her a while to realize that he is truly THE Perfect American Male (the PAM)! From friendship, they started dating when Kimberly returned from Afghanistan in 2011 and quickly had a fairytale wedding - engaged in December and married the following February! We were surrounded by our family and friends. A few months later, Ray retired from the Navy in Norfolk VA, and joined Kimberly in South Carolina where she was stationed at the time. Ray joined the Navy out of college and was a Naval Flight Officer. His loving mother lives in FL. The apple did not fall far from the tree with Ray, he is much like his Dad who recently passed away. He is an avid outdoorsman, handy with tools, values fitness and health, and thinks men should take out the trash. He has a beautiful 16 year old daughter, and despite multiple deployments he has remained a vital part of her life. Ray drives a truck, most often with a dog along for the ride. Following college in Canada, Kimberly attended Seminary in Chicago, pastored a couple of churches in Iowa and joined the Navy as a Chaplain. Her Navy career has taken her around the world which is just fine with her, as she grew up in Malaysia with her brother and their missionary parents. While she is still on active duty in the Navy, she enjoys cooking, loves to garden, bake, and is handy with knitting needles, and embroidery floss. Katherine is the newest member of the family and is full of smiles which show off her two new teeth. She loves to play, laughs a lot, and never misses a meal. She is adored by all, and happily returns hugs. She is currently teaching her parents all about raising a baby and helping them to discover just how much gear a baby needs! Her favorite toy (currently) is Sophie the Giraffe.