Jen was playing on a co-ed slow pitch team at Yauger park the summer of 2012. She just so happened to be friends with Steven’s sister, Kim who was on the team. She had no idea that she had a brother. On one of the Friday game nights, her parents and her brother (who she thought was Kim’s boyfriend) came to the games to watch. Jen told another one of the girls on the team that she thought he was cute. She then in turn told Kim the following week at the games. Kim best friend Jessica and now husband were both there at the game with her. Jessica was sneaking pictures of Jen to send to Steven to explain who she was. They asked Jen for her number so they could give it to him but she was shy and said “No, that’s awkward.” Jen’s mom who was also at this game was listening to this conversation and after Jen said no she said “Her phone number is xxxxx”. About two hours later Jen received a text.
Their first date was not your typical. She had a best friend move to New Jersey after High School and she was back in town for the first time since she had left and Jen had scheduled to have a group of people over to celebrate her being back. There was about 50 kids who were invited to come. So Jen figured she would invite Steven to come if he wanted to. She has always been very close with her friends and family so there was no better way to start out then to bring him to her parents home with all of her friends. The date ended with Steven accidentally almost drowning the dog (not really), Jen’s brother shooting a goose in the driveway and meeting the entire family in all their true colors. It didn’t scare him away!