It's been awhile...it's hard to believe that Brandon and I have been married for almost 7 months...and that in 4 months we will be moving to Knoxville. We have met some wonderful Christians here at Bartlett and we are so blessed to be able to get to work with them here! Brandon and I are starting to teach this month. Bartlett is using the Our Spiritual Heritage Bible Program and I love it! Brandon will teach the middle school class and I will be in the 4-6 grade class. My first time to teach them will be the 15th, so any prayers for that would be so appreciated! :)
Work is going pretty well...some days I just stop and thank God for the patience that He has given me, because without Him there is no way I would be able to work with 14 two year olds. I love my babies! :)
My parents will be here tomorrow and that makes me happy. Anytime spent with our family is wonderful, because it doesn't happen enough! Brandon is on Spring break the week of the 15th-we're going to Bowling Green for a few days!:) I'm looking forward to the FC band/chorus concert on that Monday!
I guess that's about all for now! Have a blessed day!
"Praise the Lord! Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever." Psalm 106:1
Things have changed since my last post! Brandon and I got married on August 9th and it was so much fun! We went to Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg for our honeymoon and stayed in a really nice cabin. :)
We moved to Memphis, TN and Brandon has started pharmacy school at UT. He has been in school for a week and it's going pretty well! :) I got a job at a daycare that's a little less than a mile away, which is wonderful. I am still waiting for my background check to come back and then I'll be able to start. :)
We have been visiting at the Bartlett church here and they have done a great job of making us feel like family.
Today we had to have some one come get two live birds out of our chimney. It was pretty cool because we had to close all the curtains and open the door and then he opened the little door in the chimney and one of them flew out. Then, when he was about to clean out the fireplace, he heard another one and then out he flew! haha:)
That's about all of the excitement in our lives right now. ha Well, I hope that everyone is doing well!:)
I love the time of the year when the bulletin board at church is exploding with Gospel Meeting announcements! Eastside's meeting was a great week and I'm so thankful I was able to make it to every lesson! :) So if there are meetings going on around you, go! :) It's encouraging and helpful for you and everyone else!
Planning for the wedding has become so much fun! :) I'm getting really excited about it and I'm thrilled that so many people are willing to help! My mom has been amazing and I'd pretty much be lost right now without her help on this! Our engagement announcement was in the paper today! If you get the paper and think about it, save it for us please!:) Brandon and I go for our first Premarital Counseling session with the Bains on Thursday! :-D
School is almost over...hard to believe. It's going to be the best semester for me! I've had most all education classes and they are SO much fun. It's a lot easier to do well at something if you enjoy it! :)
Ben Williamson preached at Eastside tonight and I'm pretty sure he stepped on everyone's toes. Thanks Ben! Let's remember to follow Jesus' example and not give into temptation!
-"Away with you, Satan! For it is written, 'You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.'" -Matt. 4:10
I've been praying for God to give me patience with planning the big day and He is definitely helping me! :) We decided on a place today and it's beautiful! We're planning on having the wedding and reception in the Kentucky Room in the Kentucky Museum on campus. :) We ordered bridesmaid fabric and Brandon & I are going to take care of tux rentals tomorrow morning! :)
Tonight before Briana and I ate, she said the prayer for the first time and my heart smiled!:) She's such a blessing!
I hope everyone is doing well and making good choices. I remind my kids at the daycare to do that a lot...hehe:)
Eastside's meeting starts Sunday with Andy Diestelkamp. The meeting time for Sunday is 10:25 and 3:00, Monday through Friday is 7. I'm really looking forward to an encouraging week and hope to see you all there!:)
I've decided that planning for a wedding is actually pretty fun, even though it's pretty stressful. :) A lot of things have kind of come together this week-yay!:)
We have bridesmaids(heather humphrey-jennifer beckham-briana brumit-jennifer greenlee), groomsmen(zach couchman-eric huggins-daniel lankford-jesse lanning), ushers(brian frizzell&?), a ring bearer(tyler, my favorite little boy at work), and a flower girl(grace, brandon's sweet little niece)
My dress came in today and I like it-a lot! :)
We're meeting with our photographer tomorrow
We're meeting with a baker tomorrow
We have a sound guy!-Mr. Metzger
I'm pretty sure I found our caterer today
I'm pretty sure I found the best deal for tux rentals
I have the patterns and started looking for bridesmaid/flower girl fabric
We have a preacher-Mr. Bain
Brandon and I booked the cabin for our honeymoon
If anyone has any hot tips for planning a wedding on a budget, be my friend please! :)
Brandon and I are going to Dickson for the weekend so please keep us in your prayers! Remember to keep God first! :)