Hey all! This is Jessica writing for the first time. Justin and I are starting this blog so that everyone can know what is happening with us (whenever we find the time to update it but hey at least we are trying right?)! We live in Queen Creek, Az and love it here. We both are busy with work and church callings and school. Justin is happy working at Honda Cars of Mesa in the bodyshop because it lets him do 2 things he loves: be around lots of cars and talk with lots of people every day. I work for a company called Adsvantage Media and I spend the majority of my time working driving an ad truck which I love because it lets me do 2 things I love: not have to talk with lots of people and listen to lots of audio books.. It is bright green and has ads that scroll. I enjoy the time that I am driving mainly because I can listen to all the audio books that I can get my hand on. We are both still in school and spend lots of time and energy with that endeavour. I will graduate this December with a BS degree in Psychology and I am excited. Justin is finishing his prereq's so that he can apply to pharmacy school in a few years. We don't have any children yet but we do have a cat named Bella that thinks she is a child and every time we are home has to be with her on a lap (like mine right now) or in the way!
A little background on Justin and I: I was born in Orem, Utah on September 4th. We lived there until I was about 3 then moved to Couer d'Alene ID. When I was 6 we moved to Mesa and have lived here ever since. I have one sister Bethany who is adopted, my mom is Kelli and my dad is Boyd. My father passed away when I was 9 in an auto accident in Phoenix. Since then my mom has remarried Craig and I have 9 step-brothers and sisters. I served a full time mission for the LDS church in the Montevideo, Uruguay Oeste Mission from Oct. 2003 to April 2005. Upon returning I got engaged to Justin on May 14th and we were sealed in the Mesa, Az temple on Aug. 6th 2005. Justin was born October 20th in Mesa, Az where he has lived since then. He has 2 sisters, Amber and Stephanie and his parents are Ron and Lesa. Justin served full time in the Chicago, Illinois South Spanish speaking mission from Aug. 2002 until July 2004, so we both speak Spanish (my accent is way better though). We met in 1999 when we both attended Mesa High School and dated until we were married. We wrote to each other during our missions and spent a total of almost 3 years apart for our missions. And that is our story up until now!