Friday, February 20, 2009

Good Times

Well this week has been pretty good I guess.  Really it felt like we were all just waiting on the weekend, but hey who isn't?  Overall the week was good, though not a whole lot happened.  Mark and I had a Monday to ourselves, so we did our usual watching of Jon and Kate Plus 8 (courtesy of me of course, there is no way Mark would watch it on his own), and then wen to bed. . . Tuesday night Eddie was speaking at Release (the college Wednesday night type thing at ETBU), and so he and his fiance (almost wife in 22 days) came over and we all caught up, then went and listened to Ed speak, which was good as always.  

Wednesday finally got here, thank goodness, because I knew that for at least one Wednesday I wouldn't be by mys
elf in my apartment, waiting on Mark to get home.  After class I went over to LeeAnn's house (sssooo cute by the way) with Traci and we all ate and caught up really for a good few hours!!!  It was amazing!  I love my friends and glad that nothing has really changed besides the amount of time we see each other during the week.  They really are amazing friends and I wish we had all gotten a lot closer A LOT sooner than our last year in college.  It was so nice to just be able to spill out frustrations (and have someone understand/agree with you) and share joys and changes with!  I love it!  I am so excited for them as they begin their careers and go off. . . though that is sorta sad, so we just wont think about that right now.  

Thursday night Mark had Cliftone practice, so I was home chilling out, which was ok, because that night I found out Hugh Laurie who plays Dr. House on House is from England and in real life has a heavy english accent!!  Not so on the show, no he sounds American all the way!  This led to somewhat of a YouTube fascination to pass the time. 

This brings us to today, which was pretty good, if only because it is Friday!  I had a headache for the majority of the day, and ended up having to just close the curtains and lay down with a cold pack on my head and my hands over my eyes. . . only to have to wake back up and go to work.  However they did let me leave early, which was good!  Mark spent the day with Blake who came in on Thursday and stayed with us!  I love it when he comes, he is so much fun!  I am glad they finally got to have just a day for themselves. . . I am not sure they have had one of those since the wedding if not before, so it was long overdue!  They are like two little girls when you get them together, giggling, laughing, fighting, laughing again!  It is so fun just to watch!  I am thankful he has such an amazing friend in a brother.   Tonight Mark was gone again to get fitted for a tux for Eddie's wedding, so I went with my family to Shoguns and it was ssooo good!  

Welp I believe that catches us up. . . Tomorrow we are going out to my house to have a little get together with the youth and get acquainted with them a little bit.  It should be a lot of fun and I am really looking forward to it.  The
n on Sunday we are out at Harleton Baptist to go in view of a call, for which I am also excited and nervous!  Please pray for Mark because he will be speaking!  God really has blessed us beyond measure!  My cup runneth over!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

God is SSSOOO good!!!

Well it has definitely been a while, has it not? There is a good reason for it, because so much has been going on in these past two weeks that I couldn't really talk about, and I knew if I got on here I would say something accidentally. I have wanted to talk about it so bad, but couldn't until now.

Now that I have built yall up I guess I can let you know what is going on. Mark is changing jobs once again, but this time it is a little more permanent. He applied and got the job as the youth minister for Harleton Baptist Church. We couldn't be more thrilled! It all happened so fast, and not so fast at the same time. God really has been at work these past two weeks, that is for sure, because there is no way there is anything we could have said or done that would be as good as this! We are so excited to be starting on this new adventure in our lives, but are sad we are leaving our new found friends and youth behind at Macedonia. It truely has been a roller coaster ride, but one that is just so much fun, I gladly just strapped myself in and hung on tight to enjoy it.

The final interview type thing was this past Wednesday and I got to go with him to that one. It was really more of a "so what do you think about this event? how is this going to work" type of meeting then a "Hey here's the job" thing. The church announced to the youth and the rest of the church last Sunday they had asked us to come in view of a call (which we will be going to on Feb 22), so the youth wrote down some questions they had for him. I cannot tell you how excited we are to go and just get to know those kids in Harleton. I know a few of them, but not near as many as I used to, and I just can't wait! I know I have said it a million times, but this really is SUPER exciting.

On another note, because of the job change we will also be moving soon to the youth minister's house provided by the church! I will post pictures as soon as I have some, but lets just say it is HUGE compared to our tiny one bedroom at the moment. It has a master bed/bath, two bedrooms, a hall bath, living room, kitchen, and all the closet space a girl could ask for! The church moved the house down the street not long ago, so they are working on getting everything like the electrical, gas, and plumbing all up and going. They are also going to add a covered porch, gravel drive, sidewalk path, the works it seems! This is such a huge blessing, one we are incredibly thankful for!! We did have an opportunity to walk through it on Wednesday night, so Mark could see it, and of course so I could get design ideas hehe. I have been watching my fair share of HGTV that is for sure!

So yeah, that is what all has been going on in our lives. God has been moving like crazy, revealing things to Mark and me, as well as to the committee members at Harleton, and we couldn't be happier. Life has been so amazing, and we have been blessed over and over again! To God be the glory!!