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Rachel Schwartz & Jesse Houck

Our Story

Rachel Says...

Jesse and I met at LSAT class in October of 2007.  He was shy, but being the best looking guy in class, I figured I he probably would want to be my friend....  

While at first, neither of us were looking for anything serious, we quickly found our curiosity to try and learn new things drew us together.  He taught me to cook, we completed a half marathon, I introduced him to Indian food, we explored the nooks and crannies of Seattle, we learned to snowshoe and backcountry ski together, we have gone on endless hikes and day trip adventures, we downhill ski together, we camp and backpack together, we have done some traveling together, do yoga together and remodeled our home together (well not all of it but we have completed some pretty big projects - if I do say so myself)...

Over the years we have turned into a great team and while we aren't always interested in all the persuits of the other person, we encourage each other to continue to explore new territory and share it.  Our personalities are very different but as cliche as it sounds we balance each other.

Over these past five years we have truly built a home together... which means there is very little that we need in terms of basics objects, so we were hoping if you do feel the need to give us a gift, it could be to help us go on the trip of a lifetime to Spain.  Jesse and I both speak fluent Spanish, but we have never traveled anywhere together to use it and I can't wait to see him in action... and show off some of my own skills.

 

Jesse Says...

One thing Rachel neglected to mention was our love of animals.  We have two wonderful cat-sons, Moony and Louis.  They are indeed amazing little creatures who, day after day, continue to bring much joy into our lives.  We adopted them from a local shelter, and while we wish could adopt more, Moony is a bit of a pill now and he doesn't take too well to other cats.  But he does okay with dogs, so in the future, we hope to add a dog to the family.  So, if you're like Rachel, you are probably wondering why I decided to share this here: mainly because we'll need to have some one cat sit while we're away. 

"The rain in Spain, falls mainly on the plain."  And so with that, I can't wait to explore a new place with my favoritest person. 

Also, I promise that for every gift given, you will receive a photo from our trip to commemorate your generosity (e.g. if you give us a gift of dinner, we'll send you a picture of us at dinner!). 

 

Our Honeymoon

Destination(s): Spain

We are going on a small tour of Spain: Madrid, Toledo, Granada, Seville, Mallorca. 

Wedding Date:

Sep 29, 2013

Honeymoon Dates:

Sep 30, 2013 - Oct 14, 2013
Gifts are still appreciated and will be used toward our trip expenses.

Registry Items


Accommodations
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One Day of Cat Sitting

We'll need someone to swing by twice a day for food, medication, and play time.
$20.00
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One Night of Lodging

Help us cover our lodging expenses...
$100.00
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Fun Activities
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Dance the Night Away

When the sun goes down, we'll hit the dance floor and dance the night away! Unless Jesse falls asleep early...
$20.00
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Wine Tours

If we happen to find a winery...
$40.00
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Gear
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New Luggage

We'll need some new luggage; we really only have a small carry on and large stuff sacks.
$50.00
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Pampering
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Couples Massage

After a day of adventure, we?ll indulge in a soothing side-by-side massage pampered with exotic oils that will leave us revitalized.
$150.00
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Champagne In Our Room

We?ll pop the cork on our first honeymoon night and toast our new life together!
$25.00
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Transportation
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Rental Cars

We'll need a car to get around...time to brush up on those manual driving skills!
$50.00
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Honeymoon Airfare

We need just a little more money here to help cover our flights to and from Mallorca...
$100.00
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Wine & Dine
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Romantic Candlelight Dinner

We'll dress up and have a quiet, intimate candlelight dinner. The food and the service should be over the top!
$100.00
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Cocktails

Something locally inspired, enjoyed with a stunning view.
$10.00
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Casual Lunch

When we are out exploring, we'll stop at a charming local restaurant to have a veggie burger and fries.
$30.00
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Excellent Bottle of Wine

Our dinner will be enhanced with a great bottle of wine. We'll include you in our toast!
$75.00
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Charity
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Best Friends Animal Society

Show a little love for the a non-profit that we feel does a lot of good work (and who's newsletter doesn't make us depressed!).
$5.00
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