Friday, August 29, 2008


Sorry for the delay in posting but school has begun.
I am taking Hebrew, Theology of Worship and Hermeneutics. Plus working inbetween. I knew Hebrew was going to be tough and lots of work so I tried to pick other classes that would be interesting and maybe a little easier. Well, so far they have both been inspiring and enjoyable but I wouldn't say easy. They aren't super crazy about grades but have a lot of projects along the way, which might be a nice mix-up from the typical mid-term/exam layout. However, even after the first week I am having to run to keep up with things.
The same week school began, our community group also got back up and running. Yes, we met in our house and sat on kitchen chairs on the unfinished floor in the living room. It was sort of hilarious but worked out fine. Plus, almost every one in our group has been around here helping and so they weren't surprised or anything.
We are also taking another bible study of sorts at our church on Wednesday nights... so Tuesday-Thursday we never stop. If I can make it to Thursday night with no tears, I will be good until the following Tuesday. But that has yet to happen.
In good news, so far I'm doing well in Hebrew. It's like a puzzle with lots of rules and any one who knows me knows I am good with rules! Having legalistic tendencies has been something I've had to guard against in my faith but this is one area where so far I can let them rule! This must be the useful side of legalism. Like most things, it is helpful in one area and a total disaster in another. Once again God is calling us to be like himself, balanced.
I wouldn't let you down by not updating you on the house....
To be honest, I have to fight for joy about the house right now. It's coming along (as you will see) but some days I just want to throw up my hands with this hot and humid and messy place and go to a hotel for the rest of my days! The funny thing is, I'm struck with this discontent when we're getting the most things done...we are so close. It's obviously the enemy wearing on me and me letting down my guard. I don't deserve a house as nice as this or the ability to work on it and fix it up.... we all know the only thing I've really earned and I don't really want any part of that.
So, I fighting for joy, which I realized my Christian self cannot produce in my heart. It has to be a work of the Christ. An actual miracle occurring inside of me, changing the outside with the results. I have prayed more and more lately for this miracle in my heart at work and at home and I am seeing Him work and answer that prayer. Yesterday was my long day and it was a great day! He helped me through to victory in so many areas. It's just amazing that we start to think we can conjur up good thoughts and behaviors now that we are christians but the whole point of that faith is to say, I can't even do anything good but with Christ guiding and transforming my life there will be change in me.
Ok, tangent over... back to the house....
You can scroll down to see the "before" pictures to get the full effect.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

On a Roll

Well, I was really on a roll for a while with the blog thing and now I have left you all wondering all this time.
I have been quite a busy girl, you must understand. I mean, did you see those pictures below?
Well just about every room looks dramatically different! Once we got carpet upstairs things just took off and by the end of next week I don't think we will recognize the place! (and that's a great thing)
I'll cut to the chase, here are the pics...

That top one is actually already outdated b/c we finally got curtains!!! They are two brown panels that match the pillows exactly!

In other news, my parents stopped by (from Texas) and blessed our socks off. They were such a help and more than anything a comfort. It's really not fun living in a place that's all torn up and that you are allergic to. It's also not fun to work all week... I know, we all have to so there's no reason to cry about it! But it was nice to have a reason to take a few days off and get some much needed house stuff done and get a pedicure!
Tomorrow Drew's parents come in to town and I am super excited about them as well. Knowing they were coming is the only thing that has kept me from crying too hard since my parents left. I've always been pretty independent but I was really bummed to see them go and even more bummed today when they weren't here to hang with and when I had to go to work!
Sheetrock and painting are next, stay tuned!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Chick Fil A

If you know me very well or have even been around me very often... there are a few things you will know about me pretty quickly.
1. I love pink
I'm not talking about just any ole shade of pink. No way! I'm talking about a dark bold pink. None of these pansy pastels for me! In fact I've gotten a few awesome compliments (whether they were intended as that I'm not sure) over my time in Kentucky
First, my friend Bethan bought an awesome pink shirt at Target (from the kids section too!) and when I saw it I had to suppress my jealousy. Then she told me that when her husband saw it he said, "That's a Lindsey shirt!" Well that right there is better than owning the shirt myself!!
Then the other day our friends the Ainsworths were helping us move in and when he saw my kitchenaid mixer (that says cranberry but is obviously hot pink) he said, this exact color is how he pictures me... well that's not exactly what he said but it had something to do with that color being my color! Too true, too true! Again, I was beaming with pride. haha
2. I love Chick Fil A
I do, I can't deny it. When my husband tell me he wants to treat his baby to a dinner out, I more often than not beg for Chick Fil A. It's a great deal for him because it's much cheaper than many of my other options. It was the perfect situation too because we lived across the street, aka, walking distance, from Chick Fil A. I always get the same thing.
Well, many of my friends (or so they call themselves) (jk), have scoffed at my love for this place and even laughed right into my face about it. Many of them do enjoy the treat but few truly appreciate it like they should.
Well, now all that is about to change... if you would all go here , and here you will be on your way to a better appreciation for this wonderful restaurant!
Plus, I could tell you a great story about my mom having two young kids crying for food at the mall and not enough money in her wallet to feed them and herself and the nice Christian manager giving her all the food she wanted for freeeeeee! She has been a loyal fan ever since and pasted it down to me as well!!
Oh and did I mention that there were at least 3 Chick Fil A restaurants ON my college CAMPUS?!?! So, if you had doubts about going to A&M... now you shouldn't.

Coming soon: more pictures from the house... but Drew stole the camera today and updates with the Fam!!! My rents are coming to town TOMORROW and leaving Wednesday and then Drew's arrive on FRIDAY (news to me today, how great!) and are staying the weekend!!!! WONDER of wonder miracle of miracles... name that tune!