Sunday, July 31, 2011

Mississippi Adventures

You know how it see something in your house and think "This is the kind of photo you'd see in a magazine!" Unfortunately, I don't have a fancy camera or any training so this is the best I can do to capture a moment like that...

Along with gathering firewood for our little fire pit in the back yard, I've also been busy trying to get the house decorated. Its fun unpacking and putting to use things you maybe even forgot you had! haha...


These adorable baskets came from my dear friend Beth and I'm so happy to have such a fun way to use them!

My Wedding Bouquet :)

Since we're finally done moving we now have time to hang out, so this past weekend we hung out with our Sunday school leaders Mark and Phyllis Junkins and some other folks from the group at the Junkins' house to go Armadillo hunting.
Note: picture not from our hunting, it was already dead :-P


Now before I go any farther I'll just say that there was a purpose to was not simply killing for fun. But it was fun. But that's not the point. Anyways, after Mark cuts the hay in one of his fields the armadillo's always dig crazy holes all over while they're searching for food and these holes are very dangerous once he puts his cattle out in the field. Hence, the necessity of our actions. I was very excited because for as much as I love animals, there's still enough country girl in me to enjoy riding in the back of a pickup at night with flashlights and shotguns. :) The night was actually a little disappointing because we only got one armadillo after driving through four different fields. On the bright side, before it was dark enough for armadillo hunting we got a chance to shoot a little with Mark's gun and that was good because I need practice! 
All in all, it was a good night, fun fellowship with our Sunday school peeps and although my right elbow hurts today from the gun's kick I think I proved myself able to sufficiently aim and operate should I ever need to. 
Well, I hope everyone had as restful, relaxing and worshipful of a weekend as we did! :) Peace out from the South!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Here goes nothing...

Well, here I am, another clueless idiot bumbling about the world of blogging....and oddly enough this is also similar to how I feel about this new stage of life-Marriage. Although I know there aren't pat answers, and no one way is right, I can't help but feeling like I'm still trying to figure out the 'rules' in a new game I've just joined. But it's going pretty well so far. :)

I should have started this sooner, but I've been busy since becoming a Mrs. just over 2 months ago!

The second week of being married, Mark had to go to Texas for centrifuge training for three days, and while he was gone I flew back to NE to take part in the wedding of two very dear friends the new Mr. and Mrs. Caleb and Lisa Howard.
Mark was also in the wedding, so he joined me for the weekend in NE but had to return to MS for work the next Monday. I on the other hand, had yet another friend's wedding the following weekend so I spent time with family and friends back home and tried to forget that I was separated from my husband of 3 weeks. :-P

Both weddings were amazing though and a big congrats to both the Howards and the Holschers (Trent & Lindsay :) ).
I then loaded my stored earthly possessions into a trailer, along with my loyal friend and brother Ben and began the drive down to my new state of residence. Just over a month after settling in as much as possible, we found a house closer to base and I again packed everything up and hauled it a new place, only this time a much shorter distance away. God truly blessed us with this new house, giving us room to actually unpack, instead of walking around stacks of boxes, and a fenced backyard for our wonderful dog, Jordan. Our house has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, which is a HUGE difference from what seems like a sardine can of an apartment in comparison!

 As I said, God truly has blessed us with this beautiful house! It isn't quite so empty anymore but I don't have pictures of that yet, and since I am still learning the art of decorating I'll spare you the sight for the time being. 

Today we have company, our first house guests in our new home and Mark also has his Transition Check ride today, which is the flight where they test your ability to take off, do basic aerobatics, and land the T-38. Big day and he's really nervous, so prayers are appreciated!

That's all for now, and since I don't really know how you 'sign' a post I'll leave you with this- have a wonderful day, because its Friday, Friday!!! :)