Monday, April 21, 2008

Our First Post - The Basics!

We have spent many hours browsing (stalking?) the posts of our friends and have loved being able to see what is happening in their lives.  Because of this we have decided to create a blog of our own!  We thought that the best way to start would be to give you the basics of who we are...

We met in July 1999 at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon -- both of our families were on summer vacation (Shannon's family had actually won a trip on the radio to Las Vegas and decided to take a tour of the west - who can question God's providence?!).  Here are some pictures of each of us riding down the Canyon on our mules - we met on this mule ride!

After several years of keeping in touch we started dating in the middle of 2002.  These are some snapshots of our time as a dating couple (and we still love the Redskins)!

    On July 9, 2005 we were united in marriage -- hooray!!

And a few fun pictures from the honeymoon (we went out west for 2 and a half weeks -- back to the Grand Canyon, to Lake Powell, and we had a good tour of Colorado.

We moved to Charlotte, NC for Nat to pursue his M.Div. at Reformed Theological Seminary two days after we came home from the honeymoon.  It's amazing that when we were first married, everything we owned fit into our cars and one small UHaul Trailer!

These are a couple fun pictures from our first year in Charlotte...

After our first year, we moved into a home owned by a wonderful family at our church, the Beaumonts.  We adopted a fun and crazy cat named Aslan from dear friends, the McCanns, who are now in Costa Rica for language school on their way to Honduras as missionaries.

...And quickly found out that we were pregnant with our first child!!