Drew and I married on June 28th, 2014.
Here are 28 things we did during our first year of marriage.
- Traveled to a foreign country
We didn’t go very far, but we did travel to Victoria B.C. for our honeymoon.
- Duet Worship
We lead worship for youth group and Wednesday night service for about 10 months.
- We hosted a family in our home
Our friends Yangqian and Jean stayed with us for about four days in our tiny apartment.
- High school teachers
We are the teacher couple. He teaches music and I taught resource this past year.
- Debt free
We paid off all student debt, hospital bills, and credit card expenses by month 11.
- Bungee jumped
We jumped off a 200ft bridge.
- New Hobbies
As a couple we wanted to stay active, thus running, rollerblading, backpacking, hiking, and archery happened.
- Lead a sermon together
At a youth service, we spoke on dreaming with God. And today, on our anniversary, we shared about our move to Indonesia and about being led by the Spirit.
- Camped at a beach twice
Both times were at Ocean Shores, but we went to different camp sites.
- Moved homes 3 times
Each place just got better and better.
- Attended 2 ballets
We saw Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Don Quixote and Director’s choice.
- Countless choir and band concerts
Drew had somewhere around fifteen concerts.
- Endless Restaurants
We love food and we love going out to eat. Our favorite restaurants are Salty’s, Red Robin, Pho, Nautical Nellies, Jazz Alley and China Buffet.
- Swam by a waterfall
Ice cold but totally worth it. Drew dived in first and then I went for it.
- Slept above a waterfall
The night of our wedding, we stayed at the Columbia Gorge Hotel above Wah-Gwin-Gwin waterfall.
- Rented a car
We rented an eco-friendly vehicle to travel around Victoria.
- Sold a car
Or more like gifted a car…our Buick was given to a new home.
- Road a roller coaster
We went on the Extreme Scream at the Washington State Fair.
- Skinny dipped
No details will be enclosed, but we did it.
- San Juan Islands
Ferry rides, salmon fishing, and ocean sunsets!
- Hot air ballooned
Up, up, and away! What a beautiful experience.
- 3 Mariner’s Games
Garlic fries is one of our favorite foods. Yum!
- Changed a flat tire
One of our back tires went flat on a Sunday night.
- Been in a bridal party
Our wonderful friends, John and Genesis, were married last December. I was the matron of honor and Drew was a groomsmen.
- Hosted a yard sale
We attempted to sell all our junk off. Made about $120.
- Space Needle
The view was incredible and definitely one of our favorite experiences. Also, one of our favorite restaurants.
- Mentored youth
Endless youth group shenanigans on Friday nights.
- Revisited the place we said our vows
Today, we spoke at the church we were married, and we closed with a duet of “Holy Spirit”.