Saturday, July 30, 2005

Good Weekend!

Hey there! Greeting back from Virginia Beach, Virginia! Michael and I just got back from the beach where my brother, sister-in-law, and three blonde bomb-shells (nieces)live. It's a tough life living three blocks away from the beach! We got there Thursday night around 10 and chatted a bit with Dean and Chris and then the next day I woke up and peaked out the door to see three little girls lined up on the couch down-stairs with all eyes on our door, patiently waiting for me and Michael to come out! So cute! We took them to Target that morning (I forgot my swimsuit!) and then off to the beach that afternoon. The weather was good, some spotty showers and slightly overcast but overall great beach weather. The little girls love hanging out with Michael and found someone who loved the waves almost as much as they did! So sweet watching them play in the waves. I did jump in there a fair share although I am a sun-goddess at heart when it comes to the beach. A few things that always amazes me when we go to visit the beach is how amazing God is to create such an incredible sight as the waves and sea. Also, my precious nieces, the love they give so freely, their laughter, tears and joy are such a blessing to my heart. And then there is Dean and Chris, the hostess team extrodinare! Well, that is it for now! I'm off to recover from the tough day of beach fun!

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Life Goes on!

Well, as I always say, I will try and get more consistent about updating more often. It's rather funny, in the midst of adjusting to marriage, settling into a new house and getting adjusted to my life as I now know it life just keeps happening. I thought that life would slow down and be almost down-right boring, but alas, it has been anything but boring! Don't get me wrong, there has been much more relaxation over the past two months than I have since December 2004 -June 3, 2005 combined. Yet life marches on it doesn't stop while I adjust to whatever life-change I am going through. Not just marriage but, whatever life holds for you, I have learned to not expect it to stop. Don't get me wrong, I am not complaining, my goodness, I had a friend of mine who is dealing with the death of a sibling and I can't even imagine. So in retrospect, bills, work, and learning to chill about being a wife is small potatoes! I was reading the book of Numbers in the Old Testament about how the Israelites were complaining about not having any meat, and they complained so much and were so disrespectful and ungrateful for the provision God had given them already that he gave them so much meat they were literally, sick. So many times we trust ourselves and think we have a better plan just because God doesn't provide in the way we think he should. My life would be a lot less dramatic if I chose to rest in the fact that God has a bigger, better, clearer perspective than I will ever have! Sorry if that was a bit random, but it's getting close to my bedtime!
Michael and I are heading up to see my brother, sister-in-law and my three blonde bombshells (nieces, all three blonde w/blue eyes) in Virginia Beach, VA. I will write about that next week! Keep you posted on the life and times of an aging drama queen!

Saturday, July 09, 2005

Getting settled!

Wow! Today Michael and I will have been married for five weeks! Thanks to so many people,the wedding day went off without a single major glitch (as far as I know and I would prefer to stay ignorant if there was a major problem). My mom, sister, sister-in-law, out of town family and my mom's "ladies" from Providence Baptist kicked some serious tail, preparing for the wedding. Things were taken care of that I'm sure I didn't even think of. My sister's dear friend Dana did a killer job on the pictures and Michaels friend Billy is putting together video of the wonderful day, and both volunteered their services out of the kindness of their own heart.
All that to say that God is so good and He looked out for Michael and I and provided for us in so many ways, ways we were not even aware of I am sure. I am still overwhelmed at the outpouring of love, time and support that Michael and I received from those around us. To God be the glory for sure! He is the only one that could have pulled of a day so glorifying to Him.
We are getting settled into our house and that is going well. You can now walk into one of the two spare bedrooms! YEAH! We are slowly but surely getting settled into a routine, but that will take time. Figuring out who does what around the house and figuring out how we want to our weeks to look like as far as schedule time with friends, family and church responsibilities and activities. But all those things I am sure with work themselves out in time. Meanwhile, I know we would both appreciate your prayers as we learn what it means to glorify God in our marriage.