Saturday, April 28, 2007

Giving up TV...

Before we got married, Jer and I decided to cut the cable to the tv at the house. We decided that as a married couple, there were far more fun and interesting things to do besides waste every evening in front of the television set. So it was cut. We were going to get out on the town, go places, do things, play games. Television can wait.

So here is the short list of television that we have watched in our 7+ months of marriage.

- *M*A*S*H* seasons 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11
- 24 season 1
- Firefly season 1 (needed to be longer -- that's the end of it)
- Grey's Anatomy season 1
- Alias season 1 and most of 2

Not to mention the movies we've watched (I can't begin to list them)

Oh yeah - and we also gave up cookies.


Monday, April 23, 2007

What's keeping me busy...

Things are crazy busy around here lately. I guess I can’t really say that because I’m still not working so it’s not like I have a 9-5 job and then have to squish everything in.. I guess there is just a lot more going on for me than there has been lately… For example – my immigration appointment has been scheduled! May 7 at 10:30am in Portland, I meet with the interviewers and get asked a bunch of questions about who I am and why I want into their country. Hopefully, if THAT all goes well and they haven’t dug anything out of my past (which I’m not sure what there is to dig out…), they MAY stamp my passport right there and I’ll be able to leave the country. Or they may not. It’s their prerogative… they can do what they want.

IF they stamp my passport and I’m free to go, we will get home Monday evening and then on Wednesday morning, we will leave for Antigonish, NS where my sister is getting married on Saturday (which is why it would be super cool if they let me out… the interview is ahead of schedule… so totally a God thing, I have no doubt in my mind they’ll let me out!) So we’ll head there to help with beforehand stuff. (well, I will… Jer will need to take his computer and find a remote area and get things ready for the annual church meeting the following Tuesday). We’ll have to leave the reception by 7-8pm so that we can be home by midnight-1am so Jer can preach the next day. Then, nine days later, on Tuesday May 22, we fly out of Manchester, NH to Tucson, AZ for a two week vacation in the sun!

We come home June 6, ready to continue packing and preparing (while Jer continues working at the church here). One month later, on July 6-15, we head to Brown’s Flats, NB to our church district family camp at Beulah. We come home Sunday evening, pick up a U-Haul FIRST thing Monday morning, pack it, collapse from sheer exhaustion and then get up and drive towards Carlisle, PA the next morning. We’ll take two days to get there, collapse, move in Thursday, collapse. Jer’s first Sunday at the church is that Sunday, July 22.

Hope you really wanted to know why it’s busy, cause now you know …. THE REST OF THE STORY…

Saturday, April 21, 2007


Jeremiah and I went to Houlton the other day and spent $1500+ and this is what we came home with. Stuffed animals are so expensive these days!!!

(Two posts in one day - one hour even - don't miss the other!)

New Possibilities Denied --- and packing continues

For anyone who read my last post and wondered what the "new possibility in Carlisle" was, now that it isn't going to happen (for now anyway), I feel more free to say what it was :) We had invited Jer's brother and sister-in-law (so I guess *my* brother-in-law and sister-in-law) to leave where they are living now and come up to Carlisle for a new beginning. We were going to live together for the first few months until Jer and I were ready to buy a house and they were ready to take over full payment of the rent. We were really excited about the possibilities - Jer would LOVE to have some family around and it would have been a great opportunity to reach out and share the blessings that *we* have incurred in the last 6 months. God has been SO good to us. But Elizabeth (sister-in-law) could not find the course she is looking to take in the community colleges there, so they have decided to stay where they are. Pray for them as life in their home is not altogether easy... They are living with Elizabeth's parents and a sister and baby and soon to be a brother/girlfriend/new baby. If I were there --- I'd want to know people were praying for me!! haha

They are coming up in December for a wedding - maybe they'll fall in love with the town and just *have* to take us up on our offer :)

On another note, the packing continues. More on that later :) Our house is starting to look like a box factory!!!

Monday, April 9, 2007

New Possibilities...

There are new possibilities on the horizon regarding our move to Carlisle which Jer and I are rather excited about! It may be awhile before I will say what they are, but we're in prayer and continuing to seek what God has to say about it.. and if it will come to pass, YAY!!!

Saturday, April 7, 2007

Amendment to my last post

I guess technically we *are* homeless still at this point. We have accepted a new job at a new church, but they don't have a parsonage, so we are still in need of an apartment or house. That is something I look forward to working on :)

Sidenote - does anyone know why the font in my daisypath is all screwy?? It's always done that when I make one - which is why I never leave them on. Anyone know how to make it better???

Friday, April 6, 2007

The phone calls have been made...

It's official. Come July, Jeremiah and I are **not** homeless!!

This past Sunday, April 1, we went on a roadtrip to interview and candidate at a church in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The weekend went amazingly well, we fell in love with the town, and really felt good about the whole new adventure. We took our couple of days to make sure we weren't reacting to rollercoaster highs, and we made the clincher phone call.

So now it's set. We have three months to pack up, figure out all this shipping stuff, find a place to live (no parsonage = bonus!), and start a new adventure. This time we will both be there from the beginning.

Go ahead, hit the nearest Tim's and have a Hot Smoothie to celebrate with us. Better yet, get one of their new Iced Cappuccino Supremes; they're really tasty!! (We will be enjoying Tim's while we're here - once we move, the nearest one will be in New York!!)

More later :)

Thursday, April 5, 2007