Hello family and friends!
I think it’s safe to say that this has been the best year of both of our lives! We were married in the Salt Lake temple this March and are so grateful we could see many family and friends at our wedding ceremony, as well as at our receptions in Utah and Arizona. Thank you everyone for your kindness, love, and support. We appreciate that and are grateful for you.
In addition to getting married, we’ve also had an eventful rest of the year! We moved into our first apartment together – we live in a small, but cozy and well-decorated apartment in the Crown Point neighborhood of Pacific Beach. We are fortunate to live a short bike ride away from Mission Bay, which we enjoy quite a bit. We’ve also been fortunate to make a lot of good friends in the area and have enjoyed our time in the San Diego 7th Ward so far! We’re currently serving in the Nursery, which has been a great experience!
Another big highlight of the year was when Alexis graduated from college! Alexis finished up at San Diego State University, where she majored in Marketing. All of our parents came in town for that, which was very nice. Keep your eyes open for big things around the corner from Alexis!
Brad has continued working the same job and is now in his final year of the 4-year Research Associate program at Brandes Investment Partners. His exciting news is that he has been accepted into a couple different MBA programs now, which we’re excited about! We won’t know for sure for another month or two where we’ll be going next, but it’s currently looking like it will be Chicago. New York and the Bay Area may also be in the running, but we’ll have to wait to find out for those.
We’ve also been fortunate to go on a few trips this year! We went on our honeymoon, a “second honeymoon,” and various trips to spend time with our family. We’ve also had the pleasure of having all of our immediate family come to visit us in San Diego at some point or another this year, as well as a lot of extended family and other friends. To anyone who hasn’t visited, come visit! To everyone who has, come again!
The final, and most important thing, for us this year is that we’ve come closer as a new family, both to each other and to our Heavenly Father. We love Christmastime for many reasons. The most important of these for us is the opportunity we have to think about our Savior, Jesus Christ. We are incredibly grateful for Him and the many blessings our faith has brought to our lives. We would like to share our testimony of Christ, of the Book of Mormon, which testifies of Him, and of the love God has for us. If anyone is curious and wants to learn more about that, please reach out to us or visit www.mormon.org!
We wish all of our family and friends a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Alexis and Bradley McMullin