I have recently found myself at a point of many new beginnings. In the last year alone I have begun my career as a teacher, started graduate school and most recently we have gotten engaged. So amid the craziness of all these wonderful new ventures Pat and I figured why not start a blog.

While many might look on and think we are crazy, this is actually quite typical for the two of us. My life mantra specifically seems to go something like this; “jump in head first and figure out the details later.”

I can’t decide if this is due to my pure excitement and enthusiasm about taking on something new or if it is just my pride at work presuming that I can handle it all. My guess is probably a little bit of both. Either way, we figured with so many new and exciting things happening why not a blog too.

We debated long and hard about what exactly to name this beloved blog of ours. Pat being the marketing and social media guru, of course, wanted it to be just perfect while I on the other hand just wanted to get it started already. Quite telling of both our personalities if you ask me.

After months of brainstorming, we finally agreed on “A Couple of Catholics”. This blog not only highlights what is important to us, namely God and our faith but also who we are, a couple embarking upon plenty of new journeys together. We look forward to sharing our lives with you from the daily joys and struggles of life as a young couple to absolute ridiculous happenings during the day to day grind.

We don’t have it all figured out… not even close. God has been so good to us. We hope this will be a place that inspires, challenges, comforts and never ceases to entertain you. We are so blessed.

Pat Padley & Nicole Benner