Thursday, September 25, 2008

Two Years

**Note, this post might be very long or come in segments...

This is one of the last steps I took as Lindsey Thompson (minus the incredibly long isle).
Soon I would become Mrs. Lewis (the second... well, there's actually many more than that...)

I honestly can't say that this was the best day of my life. That is just such a big claim to make. The day after we got engaged was fantastic and a blur. The weeks before our wedding were full of family, friends and celebration (aka good food). We were blessed again and again and finally got to have time together after a long summer/engagement apart.
But it was one of the best days that began a series of best days....

These are some of my favorite pics (that I have) from the wedding weekend. (ps. if you have photos from my wedding please email them to me!)

Since our wedding day, which was fast and furious and terrifying and wonderful all at the same time, we have had too many "best" moments to count. Our first apartment. Seeing the trees change color in our new home city. Having the day off when the sun is warm and bright but the air crisp and having apples in season (you just have to know us). Finding a church where we have seen change and growth (in ourselves and others). Starting school. Finding jobs (not the best but necessary). Going to New Zealand!! Buying a house.

We're not there yet or done trying. We have a lot to learn and grow. We will need more grace from our Savior, Jesus, and from each other.
I pray the Lord would continue to grow our passion and love for one another and to join us in unity for many years to come.

ps. Updates later this weekend on what we are doing for our anniversary.....

Friday, September 19, 2008

Hi again!

Well, I told you already... school has begun! I can't believe it's already about time for Fall Break!
We've had some interesting goings-on here in Kentucky. We actually got hit by Ike! Sunday Drew and I woke up to a more than breezy day. We ate breakfast and went for a walk and worked on the house. I had to be at church early b/c I was singing in the night services and when we got there it was locked and dark. No Power. We practiced in the dark and then when there was still no power they had to call both services off. So we went home. Little did we know that 80% of Louisville was out of power and many of the major roads were blocked with huge trees in the road. Our little house never lost power and we went on with life as usual.
We finally got our couches in and when a friend was helping Drew unload he asked me if I was excited school was cancelled for the whole week. WHAT?!?! I had no clue what he was talking about. Turns out, the Seminary lost power and had to cancel classes for the entire week!! WOO HOO! I thought I was care free. I thought of all the miles I would run and blogs I would write. But it turns out, I have quite a lot of homework when we don't have class and I've been working on it all week. But I have gotten a lot done, which is nice. Drew still had to work. And I did get a couple of runs in until last night when I bit the dust and messed up both hands, a knee and a hip...bummer. I tripped, caught myself and then slipped and landed with a thud. and cried.
Drew has a car sale this weekend and we are praying it goes well. With the economy down and stuff the erac sales have been less than hoped for. My cute little hubby set this one up and has been makin' cookies for those little credit unions all week to get people to come out. Isn't that cute?!? haha. He never touches the stove at our house. hmmmm.
Our community group is up and running and we are really blessed by all of the people in our group. I'm also blessed that now they can all have a comfy place to sit!!
Next weekend we are celebrating 2 years of wedded bliss! We are going to a bed and breakfast and then to a Shaker Village. I am sooo pumped, especially since it will be their apple festival that weekend. If you know the Lewisi, you know we LOVE apples. And... for those of you who also love apples and/or look to me for apple advice... HONEY CRISP apples are at Whole Foods as you read this post!!! Quit reading, go buy HONEY CRISPS!! They are THE BEST apples I have ever had. Crisp. Tart. Sweet and beautiful!! Pink Ladies are my year-round favorite but Honey Crisps are a treat b/c they are only around for a month or two and then gone. Get'em while you can!!
Okay... now for more pictures... not too much to report but we did get sprayed for bugs today (whew no roaches) and we are getting our air ducts cleaned in about a week (which is why the pictures of our couches show them still in the plastic... our air is SO dusty especially in the living room)