Maria: We were a year apart in high school. I began dating Aimee’s brother Jason when I was in the tenth grade and he was a senior. He was my high school sweetheart. Aimee and I would steal her brother’s truck and take it for joyrides in the neighborhood. We were practicing how to drive stick shift. He loved that! Ha. Ha.
We used drive up and down the big, open streets where Marineland used to be in the Palos Verdes Peninsula. It’s now Terranea Resort. We basically have all grown up together from the time we were teenagers. Fast forward to today, Jason and I will celebrate 21 years of being married and Aimee and I being sisters-in-law. Geez-that’s half my life knowing her!
I consider her my second sister, not an “in-law. That’s not to say, we haven’t had ups and downs, heartache, joy and sadness and everything in between. But through it all we have remained close, even more so with becoming mothers and raising children.
We started our brand in the beginning of 2018 and officially launched this past December. I had been a stay at home mom for about 11 years and then taught junior high English for a few years while my children were in grade school. During that time, Aimee was a single corporate woman, working as a court reporter. She has since transitioned to being a wife and mother with 3 children, two of which are little boys ages 2 and 3. Needless to say, they keep her busy and on her toes! She runs on little to no sleep on the daily!