Thursday, December 31, 2009

2009 - The busy year

2009 will be know forever as the year that flew by. Pretty much anything that could change did. Well except that we didn't have a baby. I don't think I could have handled this year with a baby.

Here's a random list of things we did this year:

- Survived an ice storm in Kentucky

- Tried to sell my car (it's still for sale)

- Ben Graduated from Seminary

- Applied for a million jobs

- Switched jobs

- Moved twice

- Bought a house

- Got involved with an urban church plant

- Started leading a Bible Study for Middle School Girls, and liked it!

2009 has been an awesome year. Ben and I have been praying and waiting for this time for a long time. We finally get to do what God called us to do several years ago. We feel incredibly blessed and we think people are crazy for not wanting to move to this neighborhood.

Happy New Year

Sunday, December 27, 2009

New Home Pictures

I thought it was time to show pictures of our new home decorated for Christmas.

Other end of the living room:

Dining Room before:
Here are some pictures of our Christmas dinner table:

I tied different ribbons on each of the glasses so you could keep track of your glass throughout the day.

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

It's called character...

If you owned a house and the basement leaked, what would you do? Would you

A) grade the soil around the house to cause the water to run AWAY from the house?
B) fix the broken downspouts so the water doesn't pour into your basement?
C) drill holes in the basement floor so the water can drain out quicker?

If you answered C you probably owned this house before us. There are so many great things about this house that I love and then there are things like the holes in the basement floor that make me scratch my head. There are so many things that we want to fix/upgrade that I don't even know where the list begins. Thankfully none of them must be taken care of RIGHT now and we can wait until we have money to fix them. Otherwise my mom may have gotten a downspout for Christmas.

Speaking of Christmas we got our tree up, but have not had time to decorate it. I knew that being a pastor's wife would be busy but moving and being a pastor's wife is just plain crazy. No one should move around Christmas time. Moving has not gone like I planned. Our box spring doesn't fit up our stairs, the back porch is filled with boxes and a cold crawled in my head and died. So needless to say I am full of grump.

Anyone want to come clean and unpack boxes?