About the Blog

Welcome to Life With the Betsill's! When I started blogging I had no idea what I wanted to do with it. What I discovered is that this blog has become a sort of digital scrapbook of our everyday adventures, travels, favorite recipes, and a journal on my musings, hardships and loss.

About Us

Matthew and I met at the end of 2008 when we were wrapping up with finals at school. We had actually been talking online for a month or two and decided to meet at Olive Garden for dinner. We both had been looking for a new church to call home so we agreed to visit new churches together since it's a lot easier to walk into a new place with a friend by your side. In January 2009 I realized that I liked Matthew quite a lot and figured the feeling was reciprocal, but I knew he was pretty shy, so I told him "I like you a lot, so when are you going to ask me to be your girlfriend?". Matthew blushed and then promptly asked me to be his girlfriend. Matthew proposed November 4, 2011 and we married on May 26, 2012. Our first child was born in August of 2015. Anneliese has brought us so much joy and laughs.

About Our Animals

I got Milton (2003-2015) in 2003 and he affectionately referred to as the Old Man of the house.
Angelina was adopted in 2005 and she is afraid of many things but is very demanding about getting her dinner on time.
Matthew and I adopted Walter in February 2013 since he had always wanted a cat. We got him when he was 8 months old from a doctor that was doing a residency and wasn't home to take care of him.
My mom adopted Dixie in 2012, when she was about a year old, before Matthew and I got married since I would be taking my two dogs with me and she would be lonely in the house by herself. When my mom passed away in October 2013, Dixie came to live with us.