About Karissa (Lewis)
I am from
Rapid City, SD & am the youngest of four siblings. In 2007, I graduated
from Douglas High School and began my college career at SDSMT. In 2009, I began
the nursing program at SDSU in Brookings, SD. I graduated in December!!!!
In what free time I find :-) I like to play piano, watch the
Food Network, go hiking, play games, & spend time with my friends & family.
Wahpeton, ND, and I have two younger sisters. I graduated from Wahpeton High
School in 2005 and headed out to the Hills to get my degree in Mechanical
Engineering. I graduated from Tech in Dec '08 but hung around an extra semester
to finish some research, and get to know Karissa better. I currently go
to graduate school at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. I just
recently attained my master's degree (also in mechanical engineering), and am
working on my PhD.
In my free
time, I like to do just about anything outside, such as hiking,
backpacking, fishing, hunting, and camping. I also enjoy cooking, reading,
playing and watching sports, and skiing.
How we met
In August 2008, we met in the college
Sunday School class of my home church. (My first impression was "boy! she's
cute...I should get know her better."
) We didn't really get to know each other
until March 2009 (it took awhile for her to warm up to
the big guy ;-) haha),
when the class as a whole, began to hang out.
Through all the group hangouts, the two of us often seemed to be paired up,
most often in our seating arrangement....I wonder how that "just
happened" to happen. We
especially got to know each other during a youth group lock-in. Adam was a high
school leader and I was a junior high leader. The group hangout times became
more frequent as Adam & his roommates visited me at my coffee shop job
do so love coffee...especially when being served by a cute barista)
& the guys opened up their house for
guitar hero nights, movie nights, dinner nights, etc. A mutual interest
developed, so after receiving some playful flirting from me, Adam began to
pursue me. After a great deal of prayer, from both of us, we entered our
courtship on April 17, 2009. Almost three years later and God is still blessing
our relationship :-)