Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Ok, I really have time this time...

First when we were engaged we were afraid that we wouldn't get anything we registered for at Dillards. Actually, we were over blessed and got double of almost everything we registered for at Dillards and thus have tons of Dillards gift card money. At first this was exciting b/c I could have any kitchen things I wanted... well... I have it all... and we still have a ton left... we bought some Christmas gifts, we got some ipod gear, and we still have lots left. I thought this was exciting b/c I could have all the clothes I wanted.....well... Dillards doesn't have any clothes that I want! I never shop there but figured they'd have something... nada. We go every two weeks or so and there is nothing that fits or that seems quality. I could just go shoe crazy... but my hubby doesn't seem to like the idea too much! Hopefully it'll truly come in handy when the hubby gets this great Enterprize job, that we have been put through the ringer with, and get a bunch of work clothes for free to us. The problem is that since we don't have jobs really and only Dillards money I can't go buy clothes at other places either b/c they don't take Dillards money. The grocery store won't take my Dillards card, the gas station too!! What?! So we decided we are going to find people in the mall paying with cash or check and then buy their purchases for them and let them give us the cash! Creepy? NO resourceful! So today I have the Dillards blues!
However, we did have our partner meeting today with the pastor of our church and I think we might now officially be Sojourn Partners!! ta da! They call it partners instead of members b/c they say there is nothing in the bible about the church having members... but there is about partners! haha. They are hard core. Hopefully we are going to get to help launch the college ministry and I'm going to put my baked good to use through the cheer squad, encouraging other ministry's stomach's!
Beware Dillards and come visit for some great food!!

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

The beautiful couple, that's us...

So here we are, the happy couple. this is on our honeymoon at the luau we went to. Welp, that's all she wrote... for now!!

My favorite Christmas Tree ever!! I finally figured the picture thing out but of course my computer is about to crash b/c it's out of battery and I am no where near an outlet!! So enjoy!
More to come!!

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving Again

So I don't know who is reading this, if anyone, but I hope you have enjoyed the female postings thus far. I am guessing that mine will be shorter and much less interesting but feel free to read on. As Lindsey said, this was our first married holiday, apart from Halloween, but that doesn't really count (sorry Chris) and it went swimmingly. We have adopted parents of sorts out here in the good ol KY who have been such a blessing since we have moved up here. They introduced us to our church, gave me my temporary job, and have treated us to dinner a few times already. Then on top of all of that, they invited us over so that we could be thankful together on that great day of thankfulness. I, apart from building Bill's deck, am still jobless and pretty clueless as well as to what exactly I want to do with myself. I have applied with Enterprise, yes the car rental place, and I am floating aimlessly around in the world of limbo. In my spare time these days I like short walks to the computer lab (short because it is getting cold), paint thinner (to remove the deck stain from my entire body, and working entirely too much on a near impossible puzzle. I am at the peak of my life mind you, so these things represent me at my very best. Until next time.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Well, I know it's a little bit late, but better late than never right?!
This Thanksgiving was officially the hubby and my first real holiday together and though we were really sad not to get to go home for the holiday, we were truly blessed through our alternative! We have some great adult friends here who have taken us under their wing and I got to go grocery shopping and cook and everything just like I would've at home. We had a total blast!
I have MUCH to be thankful for this season but I will fill you in on the most recent... I GOT A JOB! Finally after almost two full months of semi-searching the Lord has placed something into my lap.. hurrah! It couldn't have come at a better moment either because I was starting to feel the symptoms of worry approaching our jobless situation! I actually applied to this place, ERTutor, three weeks ago and didn't really think I had a chance. All they wanted is for you to send in your resume via email and then wait... so I didn't really have a good resume so I just whipped up a new one and sent it out to a billion different tutor places and clerical stuff too that I thought would work with seminary stuff too. So I got an email about a week later saying they were really interested in me and thought I was a good fit b/c they needed an English/Communications and Bibilical Studies person and well... if you know me you know I was an English major with a communications minor and am now starting Biblical Theology at the seminary... woah that is a God thing for sure. Well she said in the email that she was out of town but would contact me the next week to set up an interview... amazing... so I stopped applying other places. Well, over a week went by and I still hadn't heard anything, so I started to look other places. Finally I decided it couldn't hurt to email her again and stress the fact that I was still interested and inquire if she was still in need etc... so it turns out that she HAD emailed me and it just didn't go through and she was wondering why I hadn't responded!! So she called me the next night and set up an interview for the next evening... fast pace! So I went and she seemed amused at me and said I was just what they needed and had a great smile and that the job was there for the taking. So I got a tour of the place... which it is really close to my house and in this little building and decorated really cute/schooly... and I'm waiting to hear from her to see when I go in to shadow some one before they pair me up with a student! She just got a new student too that she thinks will be perfect for me so it really is obvious that the Lord put this together exactly perfect. YAY! THEN.... I was worrying that they hadn't told me how much they pay and what would I do if it was too low... so I had decided that with me previous experience and all I would expect roughly $10/hr and then I found out they pay $13 to START! Praise the Lord, He knew I didn't want to deal with that kind of confrontation!
So... that's the update and my Thankfulness this season.... not to mention my fab husband and apartment (those two are not equal!)!! We are also really grateful for our new friends here in KY!!

Monday, November 20, 2006

Adventures in the land of newlyweds!

Hello world!
We made it to Kentucky, we moved in to our apartment, we unpacked our apartment and actually had people over! We have joined a church and thus a community and helped them move into a new building! We have looked and looked and looked for jobs....
Being married is great, people who are unmarried very rarely understand its greatness... most think that it'd be nice to not have to search for boyfriends...which it is... and others want to know the great mystery... which we are still getting to know... but most people don't understand how truly wonderful it can be!
I can't imagine that I wanted to come to Kentucky by myself... I would be so lonely. It's so great to now have a permanent, live-in, best friend!! It's nice when you are feeling lonely and out of sorts to not feel so lonely because he is there and he reminds me of Him, which is always a plus! Also, I have some one to cook for and who really appreciates what I cook, even if it's not really the way the receipe said it should be. Also I have a permanent door opener, box lifter and shelf reacher! He is pretty lucky too though b/c he gets a permanent chef and house cleaner and love giver, though we both do that I think! It's just nice to feel protected and it doesn't matter what snooty girls say when they give you nasty looks for no reason (why do we girls do that?) b/c you aren't competing, you've already won. It's nice to have constant iron to sharpen my faith by and some one who listens when I just need to ramble. It's nice to NOT wonder whether each semi goodlooking guy that passes is THE ONE (I don't even believe there is a ONE until you are married... then he's THE ONE!)... instead I think how much cuter and more loveable my man already is.. hahaha it's great!!
So, marriage is great, tough, and great and this will be the story of ours! Hopefully we will be able to post more pictures soon of us and our new places! Til then, love hard.