Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Last day of 2008...

I hope everyone has a great New Year's Eve and everyone has a blessed 2009! Usually I'm not big on resolutions, but Mike and I were talking about it last night and decided on a few together.
1. Daily devotions together.
2. Eating healthier/Working out more.
3. Eating out less
4. Following our budget

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Happy Holidays!

From the Marshalls!
I know Christmas is over, but I hope everyone has a very safe and fun New Year!! We had an excellent Christmas at home with our families. We spent Christmas Eve with the Marshall's. And Christmas day with my family. It was so nice to be with everyone and spend quality time sitting and catching up. I love the holidays!

Sunday, December 21, 2008


I guess today I'm feeling a little sentinmental.
I think of Hesston all the time, but every now and then I really let myself drift back to Hesston memories. And today is one of those days. Back at Hesston, these six girls and I were inseperable. I was ALWAYS with at least one of them. They made my world a better place and they are some of the most quality girls I have ever met. It's not enough to say that I miss them. Life some days doesn't seem complete without them. I saw a few of them at our wedding, but weddings never provide enough time for catch up.

If you're reading this... I miss you. During this Holiday season, and always -- I'm thinking about you all.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

We're back from our honeymoon! We had a great time in Jamaica. The sun, ocean, and Jamaican atmosphere was a great getaway from the Indiana winter. We didn't do anything too exciting, we both just wanted to relax and recooperate! We did just that. We ate alot (all-inclusive resorts tend to be serving food ALL the time!), we went to several shows at night, and walked the beach. During the day we pretty much planted ourselves by the enormous pool and laid out or played volleyball all day.

We got back late Friday night, due to flight delays. We made it back to our apartment around 2am. We got a few hours of sleep before we had to wake up and head to South Bend. Mike's mom called with great news - His sister was having her much awaited baby!! We were so excited, so we headed that direction to be there for the birth. On Saturday afternoon precious Madalynn Jean was born to Mike's sister and her husband. This makes Mike and I first time uncle and aunt! It's very exciting and we know already that she's going to be very very spoiled!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Notes from a Newlywed...

Things are going well here in Merrillville! Mike is getting back into his work routine and I'm searching for a job. I've put in a few applications, but I continue searching. My prayer is that I find something that I really enjoy. It's been hard to think of Merrillville as home - so I'm hoping that once I establish my own routine it will help in that.
Today is Mike's day off, so we're deep cleaning the apartment. We leave for Jamaica on Monday, so it will be nice to come back to a clean apt!
I was recently asked what the hardest part of moving has been for me. I think the hardest part has been being away from my mom. I took our friendship for granted when I was still in Nappanee, but now I realize how much I look to her for advice or ideas. I have so much I want to do with the apartment and I keep thinking that "if my mom were here, she could help with this". But I trust that God needs us here for a reason, and when He's ready - He will get us back to the Nappanee area if that's in His will. (I hope it is).