Have you missed me? Its been quite awhile since I have posted. I took a much needed break from the blog world but I hope to make a reappearance. Which may be hard to do as we don't have internet.
My sister Marissa (see her blog here) and I moved into out own little house in November of last year.
It. literally. happened. in. one. night.
The place we had been waiting for was being pushed off once again so our landlady (actually the cousin I work for now) said we could have this place for the time till the other place was available. It ended up working out that we could stay here for keeps! It had become something we had hoped for but didn't think would happen.
We moved in two days after it was offered to us. We started at 8:00 P.M. and were in by 10:30 P.M. Now tell me we weren't quick about it? ;) We had lots of help and it was a fun time (although somewhat stressful). The first few days were an experience in and of themselves.
Think: no shower curtain, no dishes, no food. We had so much fun putting it altogether though!
As of yet, the house isn't what we would call decorated. We got the main theme for our bathroom figured out, ideas for our rooms and living room, the kitchen is needing some help still too. It has been a slow journey for that, but we have all the necessities and then some! I will try to post some pictures of our little home one of these days.
Learning to make a budget and stick to it has been a hard one. But we have been doing much better than I thought although there have been some leaner times. :P I really enjoy that part of it! It is almost like a puzzle or problem that you need to solve and I really enjoy working with numbers (something I have recently realized). We still have a lot to learn but I am loving it! :D
*Just a side not. Today I mowed our front lawn for the first time. It is really feeling like a home now!
When I stopped writing in September I was feeling quite overwhelmed with life. As I said, the house had been pushed off once again, I didn't feel like my job was going anywhere, my best friend and niece had just got engaged and I felt like I was stuck in one spot watching life go on around me. And perhaps it was.
But..... life was about to change so dramatically that I am still reeling! With the new house, new job, my nieces wedding, her moving away, etc...I just feel like it has been go, go, go for months!
I feel like it was a different person who wrote all my previous posts. Things have changed that much.
I am so much happier. I have so much peace. I am amazed at God's goodness and His love!
I still have times of doubts and fears that I feel at times will drown me, but He has always been there.
Do you ever just feel overwhelmed at the enormous amount of love Christ has for you?! I do. I am overwhelmed and so amazed! I can't contain the joy which is in my heart! It is my prayer that everyone could feel that! I spend a lot of time reading the Word these days and I love that precious time.
Next month I will be going to New Hampshire for the first time since I was 4 years old (almost 5). I am excited and nervous, especially about the flight. I ask that you pray that goes good! It will be so nice to see Felicity and her home! I am really looking forward to the break from everyday life and hope to get some much needed free time.
I have really enjoyed trying new recipes lately (with some definite fails!) and finding some really good new foods. I haven't done much baking though, something I thought I would be dying to do! Many of the things I thought I would do when we got our own place I haven't even attempted to do.
I want a garden. I dream of going out after work to weed and harvest it. I thought I would be spending more time reading, crocheting and knitting, but no...I have hardly done any of those things. I guess we all change, even in small ways. (Not saying I don't still enjoy those things)
Here are a few pictures of what has been happening in my life the last few months:
Company. They have been here many times!
(Note: our living room!)
A sleepover with some of our "little" nieces.
My favorite cousin <3
Told you she was my favorite. :P
I had a QuickBooks class in the city. Was a fun experience!
Walking around at Dad's.
A beautiful spring we are having!
I hope you enjoyed my little update! :)