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Monday, May 24, 2010


This past week was one of celebrations. It began last weekend with a girls' night that was followed by a beach day and dinner with some friends. The weekend concluded by welcoming home my lovely husband from being on the road. Then, Monday we celebrated his birthday all day long. We had a birthday lunch with Dave's parents and then I had planned a little get together for him for the evening.
We were originally going to go on a sunset cruise (without his knowledge) and a group of our friends were going to meet us there, but when we got there it was canceled due to weather. Instead we went over to one of our favorite establishments, JP Henley's and hung out with all our wonderful friends who had joined us. We had a lovely time and hopefully all enjoyed themselves.
Then on Wednesday, Dave and I spent the morning at the spa getting massages and pedicures. He had never had a pedicure, but wanted to see what all the fuss was about. I think he's a believer now. :)

Friday, May 14, 2010

Home Stretch

I absolutely can not believe that I am one and 1/2 days away from seeing the love of my life again! It always seems that his trips are so long and that the time passes so slowly and then at the same time there are some moments that make me feel like his return sneaks up on me.

So, as I write this, I am looking ahead to the day and all that needs to be done. 7 or 8 lovely ladies are going to be hanging out at my house this evening and I am so thrilled to share my home with each of them. But, I have let my house get a little out of control (being the only person in it for 6+ weeks). So I must straighten things quite a bit and put all my little projects in a "project spot" that doesn't necessarily exist yet.

Mom and I had a good visit this week. She and I went birthday shopping for Dave (his 30th birthday is on Monday), tried new recipes, went out for Mexican and watched a movie. These are always the kinds of things my family values doing together and I was glad that we were able to be flexible enough to fit all of it in.

One last thing - I have been praying about the possibility to work at my church where I've been increasing volunteer hours for the past year. It is quite clear that the church office needs an additional person on staff to help administratively because that is the kind of work I've been doing. There has been a back and forth as to whether or not there is room in the budget for said position. So I met with the Church Administrator Tuesday and they are going to hire me temporarily for the next 4 weeks for 10 hours a week. Then I will be presented to the elders at their next meeting (in June) and they will determine at that point if the budget will allow room for another staff member and if they feel the need for the addition.

So, I have a part-time part-time job for at least the next month and then we'll see what happens after that. In the meantime I will continue praying about this because it seems to just fit when I'm there. I have a place that I fit right into and I love that I feel helpful doing the things I do there. Please join with me in prayer as well. I appreciate it greatly!

Thanks for reading!

Sunday, May 9, 2010


Last Tuesday the "Godsquad" small group painted a sunday school room for the church. We had a lovely time making a mess and fellowshipping with one another.

I have one more week until I get to see my love. This time next week I will have just picked him up from the airport and we will get to spend a lovely week together before he has to go back to work.
Meanwhile, I have quite a week planned for myself. Tomorrow I have a baby shower (which only makes me want to have babies more) that will be lovely. Tuesday my beloved Mother will be coming to stay with me and will stay until Thursday. Then, Friday I am hosting a girls' night, Saturday will be a catch-up, cleaning, keep myself busy day and then SUNDAY! Oh how I live for the Sundays Dave comes back!

Okay. That's all. Thanks for reading.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

It's Done It's Done!!

I don't know why I am so good at starting projects but rarely good at finishing them....or at least finishing them in a decent time period.

Nonetheless, as promised, here are pictures of my dresser!

A close-up of one of the knobs........
By the way, I am very proud that this is done - even with it being a few weeks late.

Now on to the next project.....