Hi. I'm Jen and this is my blog. Actually, this is "our" blog, but I do most of the posting and maintenance. Micah is the hubs and I can convince him to post occasionally. When he does, everyone loves it, because he is a hilarious writer.
We got married last summer, on July 11th, 2010, in Washington state where we both grew up. Yes, it was 7/11 and, yes, we had a slurpee machine at our wedding. Our marriage was the culmination of ten years of friendship and quite a few years of dating, and although it took quite a long time to get to the altar, we know that God's timing was perfect in every way.
|On our wedding day|
|Mariner's Game Circa 2006|
|Homecoming and Prom our senior year... holler!|
Now we are off on our first adventure as newlyweds. Two days after returning home from our amazing honeymoon in Hawaii, we loaded up a huge Budget truck and moved to Phoenix with almost no planning. The only thing we knew is that we had jobs. Micah had a start date at a new position within Wells Fargo, and I had a scholarship and teaching associate position at Arizona State. The rest of it was a mystery to us. We didn't even know where we were going to live. Of course, God provided everything we needed in exactly the right timing. The perfect housing in a great location. A new church. And now, new friends in this community we are growing to love. And did we mention He also provides the sunshine here? Like every single day? Coming from Seattle, we still can't get over the weather. We'll take 110 degrees over rain for ten months anytime.
|And we're off... after packing ALL night long.|
|The day we found an apartment. Sweet home Arizona.|
So now we call Scottsdale, Arizona home. We are learning and growing and being challenged here in our work, our faith and our marriage. Life is good. This blog was born to document our adventures as newlyweds and to share our new life with friends and family in different states. We try not to take life too seriously. We have a good God and we trust Him in the happy times, the hilarious mishaps, the heartbreaking trials. We hope this blog encourages you and brightens your day. Please feel free to leave us comments and requests. Or you can e-mail us at .
|Celebrating New Years 2011 with new AZ friends|
Welcome! We are happy you are here!
The AZ Russums
Adorable, both of you! So happy to be following and to know you!
Hey Jen! Just droppin' in from the link-up! We live in downtown Tempe! We're practically neighbors! I look forward to reading up on your adventures! xo
Hi there. Just found your blog through the Wiegands blog. I'm new to the blogging world, but I do consider myself a mommy blogger. Blogging since January has really changed me and my goals as a mom and individual. Contact me anytime if you like to chat about your research. You can email me at [email protected], or check out my blog at
So fun! I grew up in Washington state too :) I was born in Kirkland
Jen, I just read your Thanksgiving Traditions guest post over at Lindsey's blog. I especially loved the picture of you with your grandparents...they look like awesome folks with great stories to tell. I've bookmarked you thankful tree idea and plan to get mine going soon!
BTW, I'm featuring your blog and Melanies guest post on my Christian Mom's Blog Hop today...hope you don't mind, it will be up later on this morning! Thanks for adding it to our Hop last week!
My husband and I are about to start the moving process to Scottsdale from Atlanta! My parents live there half the year and we fell in love. We have no idea where we are going either. I'm so excited to have found your blog!!
This is super crazy...I just stumbled upon your blog through Sarah Tucker's and while looking at your About page I realized I went to college with Micah at NWC in MN!! What a small world!
Excited to follow your adventures. :)
Blessings to you both!
What a fun read about you! I also love the "vintage" prom pic;) I consider myself a mommy blogger if you need anything...I love the idea for your thesis!
How do you like Arizona? I was looking through your blog and saw that you moved to Scottsdale. We may be moving to that area soon and since I've never been off the east coast, I have no idea what to expect! Cute pics :)
If you need more mommy bloggers to interview, I'm game. Just give me a definite time limit to get stuff back to you in, because I am crazy busy (as we all are!). I just finished my Master's in Education, and I know how important it is to find people to help you out in research (I did research on homeschooling).
You guys are adorable! It's awesome how much trust you guys have in the Lord. Funny how you feel like you can be more spontaneous when you have such strong Faith that our God is good :)
*new follower* from the blog hop! Love your cute story and your blog :)
Your Bio is adorable. I am also a blogger in Arizona. I found you through the Blog Hop and am your newest follower!
Also found ya from Blog Hop 3/18, also newest follower! I am not an Arizona native but have lived here most of my life! Welcome to the dry heat :) Although I am a Wildcat Alumni, all teachers are much appreciated!
You both are so cute!
Have you heard from Erin? Miss that sweet girl.
I just came here from the Life of the Wife. I cannot believe you two have been together so long! I love the highschool pics...so cute! and btw, slurpe machine at the wedding=amaze! you rock! cant wait to keep reading :)
So cute!! Love that your in AZ!!! Glad I found you!!
Just found your blog through Jordy Liz's guest post! You've got a super cute bio and blog - can't wait to read more!
Found your blog through the once a month blog hop. I blog at Motivated Mommy of Two
I also live in Arizona in the East Valley. I saw your post about the morning cafe I have to check out that place it looks nice
Thanks for stopping by! Ironically, my hubby and I got married in AZ and moved to WA! Looking forward to "getting to know you" better!
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