Joe and Rachel
Three years ago in March of 2007 Joe and I began dating, and shortly after we felt that we didn't want to be with anyone else. We enjoyed many of the same things, such as going to the movies, or out shooting, or even just hanging out at home. Joe really liked to play video games while I watched, and Joe liked to hold me while I read. We were engaged August 2007, and around the end of August we were blessed with the news of a baby being added to our family. I know it was a little out of order but we felt that it was Our Lords plan from the start. Joe already had a little boy from his previous marriage whose name is Joey. We began searching for a good set of family values and found the Latter Day Saints, and began studying with them. 37 Long weeks went by and Joshua Michael Rodriguez was born into this world at an astounding 5lbs 6 oz and 19 in long.
We were so happy to have our family started. Shortly after Joshua was born, we began our plans for our wedding. We were married June 22, 2008 at 6 pm at the Robb Drive Chapel, the following day June 23 we were baptized. We became members of the Reno 3rd Ward. Shortly after getting married Joe deployed overseas. Not long after Joe deployed I found out that I had been accepted to Nursing School at Truckee Meadows Community College. Meanwhile while attending Nursing school Josh was growing ever so big. 8 long months went by and on February 14, 2009 Joe came home from his deployment overseas. Josh and myself were so excited to have Joe home. Times were a little rough after Joe came home, with him still adjusting to being back in the civilian world, but things picked up where they left off. I took some time off school when he came home and picked up classes again in August of 2008. Joe was continuing to take classes at the University of Phoenix studying Criminal Justice. As of today January 24, 2010 Joe and I have been together almost 3 years and married almost 2. Our love is still stronger than ever and continuing to grow.