Bride and Groom: Jesse and Anna Maxwell Start Kansas City Apartment Living

Last fall when his renters left, Jesse decided he wanted to remodel his house and sell it as a flipper. He worked on it until late March when it sold.

Jesse and Anna are renting an apartment in Kansas City. Their plan is to do that for a year. They wanted the experience of living in an apartment and felt like the first year of marriage would be the best time. They will also use that time to see where they would like to eventually buy a house. They decided they wanted to join a church in Kansas City that they like. 

Jesse moving his things in
Mary helped Jesse move his things in–special time for them before he got married

We will miss having them right here in Leavenworth, but they plan to come back for Sunday family lunches and other family events, so we’ll still enjoy seeing them and having them around.

The newlyweds!

“The mighty God, even the LORD, hath spoken, and called the earth
from the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof” (Psalm 50:1).

23 thoughts on “Bride and Groom: Jesse and Anna Maxwell Start Kansas City Apartment Living”

  1. That’s what we did too! I love living I an apartment for so many reasons (no yard work being just one perk!) though we are looking to buy in the near future. For now, though we like knowing that we can take our time and wait for the “right” home for us without feeling rushed or pressured. And we’ve learned that we love our neighborhood and definitely want to buy something here. Congrats to the newlyweds — their new place looks lovely.

    1. Sounds like your apartment days have been a good experience for you and your husband. Steve and I have never lived in an apartment in our married lives so we will enjoy hearing Jesse and Anna share their thoughts about it as they experience it.

  2. That’s wonderful that they are going to spend their first year in an apartment. It will give them more time to spend together, having less maintenance, no lawn care, less to clean. It’s one of the many things I enjoy about living in an apartment, haha! It will also give them time to plan their future before settling somewhere, something my husband and I have been grateful for (we’re still deciding, even after 11 years and 2 kids!).

  3. We lived in an apartment ( technically a condo) for our first three years of marriage. It was such a positive experience in learning to take care of a home before we were blessed with children. Even though our parents training prepared us well to take care of a house, yard, garden etc.., it was a truly blessed season of my young married life. I really felt like a
    “Grown-up” and took so much pride in taking care of my home and entertaining family and friends was a genuine thrill. I hope they find a church and worship community that they thrive in. That helped us immensely. Prayers for Jesse and Anna and of course for Anna Marie and the rest of your family.

  4. God really has a sense of humour – we love the twin look!!! ABSOLUTELY AWESOME to see you together and may every blessing be yours in Christ as you walk in Him together.

  5. My husband and rented a flat as our first home, we loved it. We knew that once babies started to arrive I would be giving up my job to stay home, it was a chance for us to learn lots about looking after a house, as well as a great opportunity to save money for our family home. Years later with a house we’ve bought and children here to fill it, we fondly look back at our first home. I hope Jesse and Anna will enjoy this special time.

  6. I like that they’re moving a little bit away from family. I think it’s always good to leave home for a bit, find some independence and discover new places. I lived in Spain for 6 months by myself. It was so much fun and I miss it dearly.
    I think this will be a great experience for the newlyweds, and the good thing for you parents is that Jesse and Anna won’t be as far away as I was 🙂

    1. Our marrieds who have chosen to stay in town have done well developing their independence first as couple and then as a family. Jesse and his bride chart a new path by moving further away, but as you said, not nearly as far as Spain!

      1. I think it can depend on the couple. I have seen some couples are able to be independent near their relatives, and I have seen some find that being near relatives can make things difficult. It’s always so important for couples to make those decisions together, early on, to avoid conflicts in the marriage later. Genesis 2:24: Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. How each couple, and their families, must follow that verse is going to be so different.

  7. Blessings to the newlyweds! I think it’s absolutely fantastic they are trying out a new church and apartment living! They’ll be able to meet some young couples and new friends! My husband and I lived in a condo for the first year of marriage and it was such a sweet season of life when we could focus on each other. Then when we were ready we found the perfect home. I wish Jesse and Anna the best!

  8. What an adventure for Jesse and Anna! Like Meredith, I think that attending a new church in a new place will be a great way to make lasting friendships. Best of wishes to them as they make their own pathway of faithful living.

  9. My husband and I greatly enjoyed our apartment living our first two years of marriage! Although, our “landlady” was my sweet grandmother, and we lived in her upstairs apartment. We greatly enjoyed those two years in that snug apartment, as we could pop down anytime to chat with, help, or just check in on Grandma. I am sure Jesse and Anna will look back fondly on their “newlywed year(s)” in their apartment.
    We definitely don’t regret it.

  10. Congrats to Jesse and Anna! I’m excited for their adventures together in a new location, their first home!

  11. My husband and I left our respective parents’ homes for the first time on the morning of our wedding day, got married in Uganda and moved to the Channel Islands in Britain where we had no family or friend. Nothing could have knit our hearts closer than knowing that through thick and thin, it was just God and us. 13 years and 5 babies later, we still cherish those early years “pioneering”. My husband praises God for having multiplied our numbers over time and we pray that He will send more. May God fill Jesse and Anna’s nursery abundantly.

    1. Wow, that was quite a change for you and your husband as you started your married life. What a sweet testimony of your love for each other and God’s grace in your lives.

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