Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Happy Birthday MOM!!!

Our first picture together! Isn't she beautiful?!

In one of her favorite places, the Sea Grill in NYC

Now THIS is MY MOM!!
This picture pretty much says it all!
She's spunky, she's fun, she's beautiful and so much more.... and we love her!


Thursday, February 22, 2007

Home Sweet Home!


Yes that's right, in just one week we will be seeing...

from a plane window!
Ok, more realistically we are going to see...

For those of you who have not yet begun to live, aka lived in Texas, these are pictures of my hometown Fort Worth and Drew's hometown Dallas!
We are flying home next week to see our family and go to grandma's memorial service. It is a sad reason to have to be going but I know Drew and I can't help but be excited that we get to see our families and love them through this time! The closer it gets the more I am busting at the seems to go! I really love Kentucky and all that the Lord has blessed us with here... but I really really love Texas and miss all that it contains (family, friends, college, flipflops etc).

Just thought you should know... and picture... and pray for our safe travel!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

These are a Few of My Favorite Things...

(que up song....)
Going to Sonic

and Reusable styrofoam cups

Grilled cheese
and apples but only the crisp ones

Hanging with hubby

and watching 24

These are a few of my favorite things

When the great dane downstairs howls all night

When my nose is so clogged it won't work right

When I'm feeling over Greeked

I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don't feeeeeel soooo bad!

When it gets over 30 degrees and my toes defrost

Pink Puffy Vest

and clearance at all my favorite shops

Tortilla Soup with salty chips and cheese
These are a few of my favorite things

When my tutor kids forget their work
When they cancel without calling first
When I'm feeling whiped out

I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don't feeeeel sooo bad!

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Please Pray...

Yesterday we found out that Drew's grandmother has passed away. This is Drew's dad's mom. She has been aging rapidly since the death of her husband a few years ago and from what I have heard has had many complications. Her memory was the thing that I think I (and we all) missed the most in her because I never really got to know her, nor her me. She was not able to access her short term memory and thus felt that she was constantly neglected by the family, who really loved her and visited her on a constant basis. Though we are thankful that she is no longer suffering and perhaps now knows the love that she had here, we are so sad to have lost her. We especially want to lift up Drew's dad because this was his mother and we all know his heart is grieving the loss of his parents; you never outgrow your parents. Please pray that Drew's parents will have time to get things done that have to be done and to also take time for their own hearts.. all while running a business. Pray for the peace of the family and the salvation of anyone who has been resistant to the Lord.
Also, please pray for Drew. It is hard for Drew to see his dad so sorrowful and not be able to be near. He is also sick. Drew never gets sick but has some sort of cold or flu. We are taking preventative steps but he is really worn out. We will also be traveling home for the memorial service in a few weeks and need prayers for sensitivity and favor at work and school to be able to take the time away.
This is sort of a downer... but such is life.
May God be glorified in every circumstance.

Friday, February 2, 2007

Things You Learn In Seminary

Pictures help you learn (ok ok so I learned that at work, not seminary.... but it got you to read it!)

So I thought since I am currently priveledged to be going to the best theological seminary in the world that I should be imparting the wisdom I receive to those of you who are less fortunate than I.... hahaha
Week One:
1. Sonic Gift cards make handy ice scrapers
2. There is a type of poetry where each poem excludes one letter of the alphabet for the entire work
3. It is possible to do a lap around the entire school in the time it would take a person to walk from the MSC to Blocker
4. I am invisible... also known as a girl going for the MDIV in a Southern Baptist Seminary
5. Seminary doesn't have to close for snow days because they know we are all predestined to be there anyways
A. Heavy snow fall is not as fun with out snow days...
6. I am still a procrastinator
7. Seminary has it's own style manual (as if all the styles we learned through high school and then the other styles we learned in college weren't sufficient) and it's own sense of humor.
8. It gets colder when the sun comes out
9. Angels sit at mall fountains
10. There is a stoll that has pink on it... do I hear degree change?!
BONUS: It has become evident to me that I was predestined to go here because... they cater chickfila to school functions!
Well, some of these are lame, but that is my week. I did however manage to ace my first Greek quiz, turn in 35 pages of writing for my JTerm, make it to every class on time and succeed in never being spoken to by a male in my class. I am the only person on campus that carries a large pink purse, writes in pink spirals and wears pink clothing on a daily basis... that is really how my friends identify me from afar.
What I'm reading
The Holy Spirit, Furgeson
Systematic Theology, The Holy Spirit, Grudem
Greek New Testament
The Secret Life of Bees (friday fiction)
What my next paper is about:
Where the people in the old testament indwelt by the Holy Spirit?
**** Please feel free to leave your comments and questions on this topic for the sake of research....

How's Drew??? He's asleep....