We got married on November 17, 2016!!!! It was crazy, and a lot of fun. It was wonderful to see all of our family and many of our friends. Thanks to everyone who helped make it happen.
Life since then has been crazy. We went on our honeymoon to Orcas Island here in Washington. It was really restful and quiet. We both really enjoyed it.
After we returned from our honeymoon, we spent Christmas with Rachel’s family. It was a lot of fun, and very much of a new experience for me. I found that it was really hard to be this close to Alaska, and not see my family during that time. (We are going to Alaska in May for my sister’s wedding, so it all works out.)
We also were able to buy a car!!!! We got an Audi for $2000. And we were offered it out of nowhere. And the place we are living, we were asked to long-term house sit (until summer.) And we don’t have to pay for anything except Internet, which we don’t have right now. Then yesterday, I had my first day of work. I was given a job at Rachel’s Dad’s Meat shop. And to make things crazier, Rachel started work today, at Starbucks!!! Needless to say, things are crazy.
And lastly, we got accepted into Seattle Pacific University!!!!! We were both accepted and qualify for merit and need-based scholarships!!!! Rachel is looking to major in Communications, and I’m going into Illustration. We’re both super excited!!!!
We are hoping to move to Seattle this summer, and school starts in September. We are still looking for Christian community, but we are currently trying to get involved with Rachel’s church in Wenatchee. We visited our school about a month ago, and made really good connections with some of the staff at the school and were really encouraged with the number of people who love the Lord. We’re really excited to work with campus ministries when we get there. We even talked with some staff about leading missions trips to Japan, and about the fact Seattle doesn’t have a YWAM base. We are really excited to see what the Lord is going to do.
Obligatory wedding photo
And lots of other photos below. Sorry for the late update, our lives were basically flipped on their heads.