One step at a time

7.22.2008

This is going to sound weird. And you may even think I'm crazy for saying this. But oh well...I love fighting with Andrew. See, I told you, crazy. I mean, I don't like actually fighting, but I enjoy the fact that we can talk about things that frustrate us, make us mad, etc. Last night had our first "fight". For about 30 minutes we sat there and told each other what was frustrating us and making us mad and afterwards there was a HUGE difference even in how we talked to each other. It has always been hard for me to really say what was bothering me, but Andrew won't let me not talk. And thank goodness for that! On another note, something that Andrew and I have started doing after dinner, is sitting down and reading the Bible together. Right now we are reading Acts and I have loved sitting and listening to Andrew read out loud and us discussing what we liked, what we think is the most important and the overall theme or purpose of verses/chapters. It has been a great way for us to spend quality time together as well as in the Word. OK, that's the last of the seriousness. Yesterday we went and saw The Dark Knight and I am going to say what almost everyone else has said...it is AMAZING! I normally dislike long movies (and 2.5 hours is long) but once it was over, I was ready for more. I hope they come out with a 3rd one. So other than me having a phone interview sometime this week with a marketing company here in Charlotte, that is all I have to report! Life is great. One thing to leave you with is this:This would be Sam waiting patiently for a piece of popcorn from Andrew last night. Bless it.

This experience called life...

7.19.2008

Have you ever noticed that there is always a destination in your mind? You are always counting down the days until "blank". Well, stop. Stop waiting and wishing for that "blank" to be here. The whole time Andrew and I were dating, I couldn't wait to be engaged. Once we were engaged, I couldn't wait to be married. And now I'm wishing I could have my wedding day back. Not to say that I don't love being married, because I do. But what about the right now. Right now I am married to a wonderful man; right now I have the sweetest puppy; right now I live in a wonderful (somewhat furnished) apartment; right now God is teaching Andrew and I how to be a husband and wife. God has brought Andrew and I to this place together. For 2 decades we were growing up by ourselves, and now it's time to grow up together. I am excited for the right now. I have no idea what all the future holds, but I do know that today I am happy, blessed and healthy. Enjoy what you have RIGHT NOW because you have no idea what can happen tomorrow or the day after that. Take a moment to tell your friends and your family that you love them. Take sometime to remember all that God has done and has yet to do. The time we have on this earth is brief. Sit back, enjoy the ride, and know that God is in control.

I saw the Lord always before me.
Because he is at my right hand,
I will not be shaken.
Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices;
my body also will live in hope,
because you will not abandon me to the grave,
nor will you let your Holy One see decay.
You have made known to me the paths of life;
you will fill me with joy in your presence.
(Acts 2 25-27)

What a great weekend!

7.14.2008

This past weekend has been amazing! It was spent with my wonderful husband, some great friends and just having fun. It started Friday evening which consisted of turkey burgers and shells & cheese for dinner. Let me tell you, that is the best meal ever...well maybe not EVER, but it was very good. After dinner, Andrew and I went and played tennis and got ice cream after that. We went to Stonecrest Shopping center to get the ice cream and stuck around for a few minutes and watched a band that was playing. All of those things combined made for a pretty spectacular Friday night. Saturday afternoon was spent with 2 of the greatest girls I know--Alisha Burger and Becky Fain. We spent about 2 hours walking around South Park Mall and marveling at the fact that rich people will spend upwards of $600 for a pair of shoes, $11,000 for a coat and (get this) $250 for a pair of sweatpants...any piece of clothing that has the word sweat in it should not have 3 numbers before the decimal. I mean, it is a completely different world they're living in. Needless to say, we did not buy anything but ice cream. Which was totally worth the $4 that it was! That night, Andrew and I went out on our first double date as a married couple. We went with Alisha and her boyfriend, James, to the Cheesecake Factory and after waiting for almost a hour, we all enjoyed some amazing food and great conversation. We (meaning Alisha and I) of course had to document the night and asked our waitress, Ida, to take a group picture. Yes, we were those people.
After our group, we took a couple of "couple" pictures:
Andrew was helping the process immensely...
And finally, after a couple of tries we got a good one!
The WONDERFUL couple that we double-dated with!

After dinner, we all went to the house that Alisha is house-sitting and ate our cheesecake and watched the movie, "Vantage Point" which I definitely recommend. All in all, I would also say that Saturday was almost as spectacular as Friday! Sunday (equally as spectacular) was spent going to church, working out and eating a great meal with Andrew and his parents. God has truly blessed both of us with great friends and great families...AND a great past weekend!

Just a boring married couple!

7.09.2008

Sorry I haven't posted much on here! Unfortunately there is really not a whole lot to talk about right now. I am still in the whole job hunting process (please pray!!!) so here I am on a Wednesday afternoon, writing for our blog. Life has been pretty quiet and very enjoyable these past few weeks. Andrew and I are still learning and adjusting to married life, because it is a huge adjustment when you go from seeing someone every few weeks to everyday (trust me, I'm not complaining). And slowly, but surely, we are finding our rhythm. Our church (Central Church of God) offers a "Young and Married" Sunday school that we are going to start attending and I can't wait. It will be nice to meet other couples at this church. It's been hard going from a smaller (but ever growing) church like Cornerstone to a church that averages a couple thousand attendees every Sunday morning. God has definitely been teaching both of us patience. Patience with each other, job situations, growing up and learning. Marriage is nothing like you expect it to be. It is better in so many instances and could be better in others. I am not trying to sound like I am a fountain of knowledge because I know that I'm not. But I am excited for the journey that Andrew and I have embarked on with each other and God.

On another note, I miss my friends greatly! I miss allllll of the girls that made my last few months in Boone amazing and memorable. Thank you all so much (those that read this) and I can't wait to see you again ASAP!

Mondays & Tuesdays

7.01.2008

So you know how most people hate Mondays? Well not me because Mondays and Tuesdays are Andrew's two days off during the week. And right now, since I don't have a job yet, we get both of those days to do whatever, whenever. It's so nice not to have to rush around or try to cram things in before he goes to work. There is no such thing as spending TOO much time with you husband. I don't feel like we get enough sometimes, but today was a very good day. We got up and took Sam to the vet (which she of course hated) then came back and ate lunch and relaxed and took some afternoon naps. Afterwards, I had my first real job interview (yay!) . I think it went well and the two women that interviewed me were really sweet which definitely helped with the nerves aspect of it. I won't know anything until probably Thursday or Friday, but at least I had stepping stone. When I got home, dinner was ready, the dishes were washed and a load of laundry had been done. Have I mentioned that I have the best husband EVER!? Unfortunately, someone has to work, and he has to go back tomorrow. Thankfully I have another interview scheduled so I won't be sitting around all day (please feel free to pray--2:00). All of this to say, I really, really, REALLY love my husband and it has been a great day.
 
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