Tuesday, May 26, 2009
On Monday we spent the day with Jill and Corey and Jill's daughter Anessa. We went to the very short Memorial Day parade in Nappanee. Then went out to Jill's parents' house in Mentone. We love being with the three of them and couldn't have asked for a better way to spend the day! We wrapped up our weekend with visits with each of our families.
Unfortunately, the same thing happened on our trip back to Merrillville that usually happens. We began wondering and vocalizing why in the world we are in Merrillville. We know that God must have some plan for us here, but we still can't figure it out. My ultimate wish is that after this year is up, we can make it back to the Nappanee area. At least a little closer. Mike said last night he prays for the same thing. We just need to keep trusting that God has bigger plans, but he does know our hearts and our wishes. On the bright side - I do know that being away from our families and being alone here in Merrillville has really helped our marriage and our relationship with each other. So maybe that's part of the Plan.
Sidenote--after watching the premiere of Jon & Kate + 8 last night. I say to them... GET OUT and GET HELP. There's no reason to go through all of this pain in front of the entire world. It's effecting your children. As much as I love the show, I would rather have their marriage be saved then know every bit of their lives. They kept saying "We're here for our children". Well if you are ... do the right thing.
Friday, May 22, 2009
Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. I thought that maybe this product would be worth it, but I was wrong. I really don't think it does more than soap and water. The first time I used it I needed it for some stains on my countertop caused from purple kool-aid. It did a great job and I was happy with the result. However, the second time I needed it was for something on the kitchen floor. It got the stain up, however it took ALOT of elbow grease and I had to use some other product too. I also didn't appreciate how the "erasers" fell apart. When you scrubbed hard enough like I had to do on the kitchen floor it left pieces behind creating another mess to clean up.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
I never really appreciated my mom and all that she did while I lived at home. Not enough anyway. But now that I have my own household and am married I realize all the things that my mom has had to do for her family. She basically has had multiple jobs her whole married life. Her job that she went to during the day, then she was a cook, a maid, and a wife. I now appreciate how she didn't always have to have the cleanest house - but she took more time out for my brother and I. Thank you mom for being a great mom, a great role-model, and a compassionate person. We love you! Happy birthday.
HAPPY 6 MONTH ANNIVERSARY!
It seems like just yesterday that we got married. We'll both admit that some days it feels like longer than six months. Ha. But it's been the best six months of my life. I have loved being a wife. I have loved learning new things about Mike, when I thought that I knew everything! No one really tells you about the adjustment of marriage. And while we've had to adjust to each other and our own little quirks, it's been such a blessing to both of us. We have had to really think about each other's needs instead of our own. That helps us think about how God loves us. He's always think about our own best interests. I am excited for many many more anniversaries. Happy anniversary love!
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
-We can finally get into our new apartment tomorrow! We're very excited to be able to start moving things over and finish packing in our current apartment. My day tomorrow will be filled with doing our laundry!! We can finally do our laundry in our own apartment, so the second we can get in that washer is going to start with our clothes that have been building the past couple weeks.
-This past Tuesday night we got together with our new small group from church. We are very blessed to have these couples in our lives! We were a little hesitant about going, but we are so glad that we did! We met some incredible people who I'm sure are going to help build and keep our marriage around Christ. We will meet with them once a month, but also the girls of the group meet once a month along with the guys of the group. So we'll see them much more than just once a month which will be great.
-Mike's job is still going well. He's taking on a lot more responsibility, which leaves him very tired at the end of the day, but he also knows it is a good thing. It's been a year this month since he moved to Merrillville and started with Aldi. He's hoping that he will soon be approached about running his own store. We're anxious to see where that might lead us!
-This weekend we're headed home for various reasons. I'm going home to help my mom host a bridal shower for my cousin's fiance on Saturday morning. It will be great to see Jackie and be with family for the morning. I'm excited to spend the day with my mom as well. Saturday night, Mike and I are going to Corey's race in New Paris. We went last week and Mike loved it, so he insisted we go back again. Of course I couldn't say no! Corey has shown such love and kindness to us through our distance and we would do anything to support him! We love spending time with him and Jill! Sunday, we're staying in town for church which will be great. It's always a blessing to go back to NMC. As much as we love Bethel and the new friends we're meeting there, being back at our home church always makes us a little antsy to move back. But for now, God has other plans for us and I'm finally accepting them!
-I have sent in my resume for a job that you can be praying about. It is for a Christian company and it would be great to work for! It's a receptionist/administrative asst. position. I would really like the chance to work for this group. So prayers would be great!
That's the news in our lives as of right now. At this point I'm not sure who really reads this anymore... besides my aunt and my parents (who I don't even get comments from!) :) But I hope that whoever is reading this is doing well.