Hi, we’re the Kellys. Welcome to our little corner of the interwebs! I started this little blog in 2011 when Will and I were figuring out the next step in some crazy Postgrad path God had put us on. There was a good chance that we would be moving away from our small city of Richmond, VA so I wanted to start something that would let me share our adventures with our friends and family back home.
So, let me introduce us to you. There’s me, Jackie. I’m an introverted, non-Spanish speaking Puerto Rican (no judgements please) who just wants to love on those around me and take a picture of it. I’m a sucker for action flicks and love to bake. I’m also the funniest person I know…true statement.
And this is Will. Aka: “my Love”. He grows a beautiful beard, did the whole Boy-Scout-to-Eagle-Scout thing so he can survive – Bear Grills style, and has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Oh, and he’s a genius. JACKPOT!!
We met in August 2008 when Will got a job leading worship at our church in Richmond. Two months later, on October 15, 2008, we went out on our first date; he proposed January 16, 2009; and we got hitched June 6, 2009. It was a classic case of “when you know you know.”
Side note: Will and I had actually met twice before August ’08 and obviously didn’t make an impression on each other! We both didn’t realize we had met each other already (twice!) until we were engaged! I’ll chalk that one up to God’s timing.
Flash forward two and half years and we’ve found ourselves in the UK, with my Love working towards a PhD in Old Testament at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. So, here we are, living the expat life.
We’ve been able to travel a lot…
And make wonderful friends…
Now we’ve spent the majority of our married life here, which feels both crazy and natural at the same time. We don’t know where the “next step” will take us once Will finishes his doctorate, but we’ll grab that adventure by the horns when it comes. In the meantime, welcome to the Kelly Lyfe!