Who Are We?

Who Are We?

We haven’t posted much about our story here on Lift Laugh Love, so who are we? We haven’t had time to post a welcome video on this yet but we’ll get to that soon! I’m John Barker and my wife is Natalee Barker. We met in December of 2014 and were married on May 19, 2015 in Gilbert, AZ. (There’s a lot more to that but we can get into details later!)
We’re currently living in our second apartment which gives us more room than the first, which we needed! I graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Business. I currently work for MTD designing and manufacturing outdoor power equipment while going back to ASU for an master degree in Business Analytics. Some of my hobbies include going to the gym, gardening, and playing games. Natalee has a true passion for dance and has been dancing since she was only three years old. She loves to be social and has an adventurous attitude. While she currently works at Lifetime in the Kids Academy she spends her free time hanging out with family and friends, vlogging, and of course being the best wife ever!

We both have an incredible passion for health and fitness. Any time we can we’ll go hiking or camping to get out into nature and enjoy staying active. We also love food, both cooking and eating it.

In the spirit of explanation, here’s a brief summary of why we named our blog “Lift Laugh Love”.

Lift – This comes from the passion we share for fitness. 

Laugh – We believe that life should be enjoyed and that every moment should be cherished and remembered.

Love – We love each other, our family, and our friends. We want to share this with the world. 

Hopefully we will be able to get to know you as you get to know is through our posts and vlogs, and we’re grateful you chose to subscribe/follow. 

Lift Laugh Love Round 2

Lift Laugh Love Round 2

Two weeks from today my wife, Natalee, and I will have been married for one year. It has been quite an adventurous twelve months, and we both look forward to many more adventures to come. We went on our honeymoon on a 3-day Baja Mexico cruise aboard the Carnival Imagination to Ensenada, Mexico. One year later (next week) we’ll be going back, but this time we will be adding Santa Catalina Island to our trip. Last time we captured video and images, later compiling them into a video we posted on YouTube here: Baja Mexico Honeymoon┬áthat time we had planned on starting our own “vlog” and I would post in parallel on our blog here. Well now it has been one year and the number of items we’ve posted can be counted on one hand. This year we return with a renewed vigor for sharing our happiness with others and trying to add value to the lives of those whose paths we cross as we begin Lift Laugh Love Round 2.

Between my two jobs, pursuance of a Master Degree, a third self-employed venture, and this blog/vlog and Natalee’s work and passion for dance, including participation on a local dance team, we lead quite the busy life. However we are determined to do it right this time and post more consistently. Make sure you subscribe to our YouTube channel here: Lift Laugh Love

and also follow us on Facebook here: www.facebook.com/liftlaughlove

We’re on instagram as well @jmbarker91 and @dancechick06. We look forward to sharing with all of you and being able to interact personally. Here we go for Lift Laugh Love Round 2!