About Me

photo credit: Olivia Reed

I'm Amanda, a former elementary school teacher (with an M.Ed. from UC Santa Barbara), and now a stay-at-home mama! I'm wifey to super scientist Max and #boymom to six-year-old Parker Campbell and baby Finn Edward. Klein dot Co is where I blog about our adventures as a young family of four navigating our way in the Deep South - adventures, food, crafts, books, and everything in-between. Here's a look back on a bit of our history...

Max and I met on a semi-blind (match.com!) date in Campbell, California on November 14th of 2007. At the time, I was teaching 4th grade in California's Bay Area and Max was working on his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at Stanford. It didn't take long before both of us were smitten : ) 

Max proposed in 2008, exactly one year from the day we met - one of the happiest days of my life! Read more about the proposal here :)

2009 was a busy year for us with our wedding...

Max's graduation from Stanford...

Our dream honeymoon to Bora Bora...

...and our move to Arizona for Max's new job. After renting for a year, we bought our first home (in North Scottsdale) in 2010. We spent the next few years doing home improvements and traveling! Max was promoted at work, and I was lucky to teach a kindergarten class, two first grade classes, and one year of Music to grades K-2. Teaching was more than just my job - it was my hobby, my calling and my joy all in one! 

Summer of 2012 we announced that our family would be growing

We decided to wait until baby was born to find out the gender. There is nothing like the moment your husband tells you that you have a son! Parker Campbell Klein joined our family on March 18th, 2013.

After five years in Scottsdale, Max was offered a job opportunity in Alabama! By late 2014, we were all set up in our new house in The South. I penned my thoughts about our move in 2014 here and followed up with Seasons Change, So Do Cities

In April of 2019, Finn Edward joined our crew, coming in fast and furious being delivered into the hands of a nurse! Read his birth story here. He's currently keeping us on our toes, and we're just so thankful he's made us a family of four. 

                                                                                                  photo credit: Olivia Reed

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