Tuesday, May 15, 2012

First Time

     I am new to the blogging world!  I want a blog so I can keep up with my friends and family as we all move on to bigger and better things.  Distance doesn't have to let friendships fade.  It's a good way to keep up on the latest with everyone and to share your life with others.  It's also a good journal to keep for yourself.  So here I am starting my first blog for the Voelkel family!
     Jacob and I have been married now for almost 5 months.  It has been a crazy fun adventure!  Less than 2 weeks after we were married we moved to Kansas City and Jacob started medical school.  We live in a loft down town.  City living was new to both of us, but we are making the most of it and our little home is starting to grow on us.  School is keeping Jacob very busy, but he enjoys what he is learning.  He is such a hard worker and I love him for that.  I am currently working for an organization designed to help youth who struggle with mental, emotional, and behavioral challenges.  I absolutely love working with children and helping them to reach their goals.  I am working on my last class online so I can graduate.  I didn't think it would be this difficult to finish ONE class, but it's coming along and I will graduate in August with my degree in Exercise Science from BYU.  Life is great and we feel so blessed for all that we have been given.

We took a Sunday walk down by the Missouri River.

Rockies Spring training in AZ with my family.

Rustler's Roost slide.

Kansas City temple.  It is such a great blessing to have a temple so close.

We built a fort in the living room and slept in it for two days.  We didn't want to sleep on the concrete so we carried the mattress out :)