Friday, January 9, 2009

Catching up continued..

Lindsey did a great job catching up on our new life together. Now i will fill you in on the rest of the exciting events that have taken place in our first 3 months together. WE HAVE A HOUSE! It was an unexpected blessing from God. We knew that moving into something bigger was a must. Even though I'm sure Lindsey didn't mind me invading her one sink bathroom. Going over our budget and seeing how much it would cost to own a house we were pretty much set on continuing on with apartment living, maybe moving into a spacious two bedroom apartment. But then God had a special wedding present just for us. After many neighborhood searches with many a sad "that costs what!" remarks with all the houses in the Woodlands, we ran across a house that was unbelievably cheap for the surroundings. During Ike God conveniently placed a tree on this already empty house for sale. So after a completely new roof and carpet the lady selling the house was worried that no one would buy the house because of the words "Ike damage" so she bumped the price way down. So needless to say, we bought it!
The last few weeks we have enjoyed making this house our home. We painted a lot of the rooms and bought a cool new sectional couch. But we definitely didn't do all this home renovating by our selves. We have had a lot of professional painters and movers helping us. By professional i mean family and friends who were payed with fast food and kind words.
Another exciting thing about having a house is now we have our dogs! Yep, Lindsey, Lulu, Flic and I are one big happy family. It has been really fun watching them get use to each other. Both our dogs have really funny personalities that always make the house entertaining. The only problem is Flic is about 4 times as big Lulu and play time can get a little hazardous for little Lulu. So my beautiful persuasive wife is ready to get Flic a bigger play mate. But that is another blog in its self. Come visit us in our hew home, we might even have a fun project for you. Hopefully you like taco bell.

A quick catch up...

Well, I set this blog up shortly after David and I got married but did not do a very good job actually doing something with it. So I am going to attempt to share the first three months of our marriage with you now...
Our wedding was October 3, 2008, and being one of those girly girls who always dreamed of what her wedding would be like, I have to say ours surpassed anything I could have every dreamed up. David convinced me to have an outdoor wedding, so we married under a fairytale gazeebo with a horse pasture behind us (perfect for my alter ego, a farm girl...yes, I am a farm girl). We had about 300 guests and the best thing was, we knew them all! There was none of that awkward I don't know you stuff going on. Everyone knew everyone and we all had a blast. The night could not have been more perfect.
For our honeymoon, we went down to the Mayan Riviera in Mexico and stayed at the fabulous Iberostar Grand. Words cannot describe the beauty at this place. I truly don't understand how you can deny there is a God when you see places like this. Crystal clear waters combined with white sand truly earned this place the name "paradise". While we were there, we did alot of kayaking, got to swim with dolphins, manatees, and seals, snorkled, and did alot of laying on the beach enjoying the scenery. It was extremely hard to leave.
When we got home, things hit us hard. We had many things to adjust to. David moved into my little one bedroom apartment, so we didnt have much room to use while we tried to adjust to living together. David also accepted a new job as the youth pastor at StoneBridge Church. While this is a very exciting opportunity, it is also a little scary starting a new job and a new marriage at the same time. While often we (as in I) don't do well at this, we are going to try and continue trusting that God has a plan and He is going to bless our marriage and we will continue to give Him glory.
That is a quick fill in on what the first couple months of our marriage looked like. We are both so excited to see what will come next...