Friday, October 10, 2008
We have a couple things to be thankful about. One, I have a job (as mentioned above)! It's a draining job and one I have to take home with me and I'm not getting paid much right now, but I LOVE working with women. Second, Caleb took the GRE and is now starting the application process for grad school! Yay! Third, we have a roof over our heads for free...Caleb's grandparents and parents must be angels. Fourth, we SOMEHOW paid off our cruise expenses (with the generous help of our wonderful family...everyone must be angels in our families!) and we're leaving in less than 2 months for a 8 day vacation! SO ready for that! Fifth....we're still married and love each other more than ever! :)
Other things we have been up to since we moved up: Wed nights we will be involved in a young married couples small group, Thurs nights we are youth group leaders (they call us sponsors) for 4th-6th graders. Sundays I co-teach kindergarteners during 2nd service. Life is too short not to experience these things at least once in your life.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Aug. 16: moved into the grandparents' basement
Aug. 21-24: coast trip with the Louvier fam in Grayland, WA
Aug. 30-Sep. 1: Labor day weekend in Ellensburg watching the rodeo!
I still do not have a job, but am praying for God's patience and guidance. Caleb has been working for his dad doing construction on our church. He has to take the GRE's by the end of this month and will start applying to grad schools by November. Life is stressful, crazy and we never know what the next day will bring. Who knows where we'll live in a few months or if we'll be able to afford anywhere to live. Life right after college is not an easy one...especially when graduate school is looming ahead...
Thursday, July 24, 2008
(He's actually really enjoying his pasta and Strawberry lemonade...he's just making a mean face)
(Yum! Iced tea and Salmon with veggies! Notice the crayon on the table...you can draw and color on their "table cloths"! What a fun idea!)
(Happy couple...stuffed to the gills!)
After we packed our tummies with tons of yummy bread, food and drink, we rolled ourselves out of the restaurant to our next destination in the Village...Jared's! I got my ring cleaned and now it's all sparkly! Love it! We then made our way to the IMAX theater where we waited in line for about an hour then another 30 minutes in the theater for the great production of "The Dark Knight." Wow! What a great movie...very well done! I HIGHLY recommend seeing it on an IMAX screen! The only problem was, the theater was STUFFY because the A/C never got kicked on...totally unfortunate when your in a theater JAM PACKED full of people and when you're trying to enjoy a great movie. I felt bad for Caleb, he was sitting next to a guy who didn't have the greatest smelling body odor...let's just say he sat reeeeaal close to me! :)
We finally got home around 2 AM!! We went to the late showing of the movie and the drive is about 45min home. What a fun day!
Sunday, July 20, 2008
This isn't the greatest pic...we tried like 20 billion times but Caleb's eyes just wouldn't open! And I look drugged, but oh well!
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
The first year was a rough one. We got sick a lot...more than either of us have ever gotten! Lots of hospital visits...yes, we're still paying off all those medical bills! It was a long year, but we did make it to our first anniversary!(Anniversary; out to eat at Bentley's in Salem, OR)
Our second year has gone MUCH better and we are more in love than ever! We had a great time getting close to friends and going to functions with them, like the Senior banquet:
(Caleb, me, Kayla, Aaron, Mallory, Josh, and the random head of a guy named Rick)
(With the babe...the cutest nephew ever!)
(Nats, the babe, me and Nickers! I am blessed to have siblings like these two...and a sweet, bubbly nephew!)
Monday, July 7, 2008
To the beginning of many blogs to come! Here, here!