I’m Rebecca. I’m 22 and my husband is 26. We’ve been married just about eight months now. We had a pretty short courtship and engagement (started officially dating October 19, 2008, though we’d known each other several years and had been heading in that direction for several months — engaged March 7, 2009 — married August 22, 2009) but as others have said, when you know you know :-).
I grew up in Michigan, got married in Toledo, OH, (where I met my husband), and then moved to Kansas City, MO about a month ago. So lots of transitions. We’re just renting right now and actually share a house with another couple (kind of fun, actually, though it’s a little bit of an adjustment after having our own place; more of an adjustment than moving in with my husband after we got married). But someday….someday….we’ll have our own house, preferably a big one so we can fit lots of people, with a garden :-).
I work at a before and after school program in the city, teaching preschoolers (craaaazy some days) and my husband works for a tree nursery based in Home Depot. But those are just our jobs. Our passion is building community and restoring families and in general loving people.
I also like photography and want to save up for a nice camera. But I think I may get a sewing machine first (I’ve discovered a recent fascination with people who can sew/alter their own clothes and would like to try it). I’m a gardner at heart and am hoping that this year to finally have the opportunity to plant a garden (moving from rental property to rental property in the past makes gardening difficult).
We don’t have kids yet (our plan is to wait a year to adjust to being married and then see where we’re at after that), but definitely plan to have kids eventually (I think I’ve wanted to be a mom since I was….3 years old? Haha). We’ve also talked about fostering and adopting as well, because our heart is really for kids in general.
We also have no pets (though the couple we live with has a beagle — very cute, even though I’m not really a dog person). I want a cat but have to convince my husband that he likes cats first (hasn’t happened yet :-P…)