Blake & Lex: Our Story
I met Lexi in Chattanooga in 2015. She was speaking at a local community event called Pecha Kucha. She talked about how she made it to Chattanooga after growing up in the Orlando area and going to UCF for Hospitality and Event Management. Lex randomly heard about Chattanooga seven times in one week after never knowing it existed and started wondering if God was trying to tell her something. He was. One year later, she was living in Chatt Town.
I had to wait my turn to introduce myself and talk with her at the end of the evening. The conversation covered many great things, and when she found out I went to Covenant College, she hit me with a high five to our mutual love for Jesus. She slipped me her business card (to which I laughed), and not long after that, we went on our first date for a little tea and coconut macaroons at Rembrandt's. We talked for hours and left that night feeling like we each just met our new best friend. Aaaand not all that long after that, I proposed to her on iconic Walnut Street Bridge.
We married in August 2016 and moved into our new home in Chattanooga's Highland Park neighborhood. We absolutely adored our neighborhood and felt a calling to Chattanooga. It is truly a special, beautiful place with amazing people. We are inspired, encouraged, and energized by our community. At the same time, Chattanooga is also a place with so much opportunity to heal brokenness, and we have been blessed to play a small part in renewing this city with other incredible mission-driven people who hope to be the hands and feet of Jesus.
In 2019, after baby number 2 came along, we made the hard decision to move our family to Winter Garden, Florida to be closer to family. We will always LOVE Chattanooga, and it will always be a home to us. We are thrilled to share this special city with our guests and hope you love it as much as we do.