Monday, January 28, 2008


Exams, papers, classes...I knew about halfway through college that I was ready to get out of there. Come to think of it, it was the same way when I was in high school....and middle school...and probably before that. Really, my whole life has been me waiting for the next thing to come along. I'm addicted to living in the future. But what happens when you get out of school, and become the "adult" you've been waiting to be this whole time-- It's then that you come face to face with the heart of the problem. And I'm there...I'm discontent.

I know that I "shouldn't" feel like that. I know better than anybody how blessed I am. I have the greatest husband ever, a relationship with Christ that gives my life meaning and satisfaction, family who would do anything for me, and friends who I love so much. But, don't we all come to those points in our life where we become sick of where we're at?? How many of us have spent hours daydreaming about a life that is foreign to our current existance--longing for a life without the worries we deal with everyday; of working so much and playing so little.

It was so much easier being in college dreaming of the place that today is reality for me. In my daydreams, today seemed so much more carefree and easy. As I've thought about this today, I think that's the danger of living in the future...wollowing in discontentment. We don't ever run into the wall of reality--real life is hard...not like the idealistic easy life we dream about.

I'm thankful in this time that I can trust the Lord, and His plan for me in this time. Although I'm discontent, He is very content. He knows the plans He has for me, and He's not surprised by my fact He plans to use it for His good.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Tribute to my egg..

Many knew and loved my little egg over the 8+ years of her life with me. She blinded many people with her "egg yolk" fog lights and her sweet hatchback was her most admirable feature. In a bittersweet moment, we said goodbye to, another family adopted my sweet little egg (**single tear**)

As I drove her for the last time today, I was surprised at how memories flooded back, and I actually was kinda sad. It's strange how I've had the egg through so many stages of life. As I think back to the person I was when my parents bought me this car when I was 15--I was a different person! Since getting that car, I've experienced my first "real" date, numerous speeding tickets, driving back and forth to college, meeting the man of my dreams, getting's amazing that this car has seen more important times with me than even Reece has! What a sad thing to say goodbye...

When we arrived at the State Employees Credit Union to meet Cindy (Egg's new mom), we were surprised to hear her say she had decide a name for Egg. A new name?? I told her that no one had ever called my egg anything other than "the Egg." Cindy didn't seem to have the same love for that name, and had decided to name my egg Honeysuckle.

SO, in memory of the car formerly known as "Egg", I write this post. So long.


Well, as you can see, Stephanie, who will be posting as "Love", and I have decided to start a blog. I have never blogged until now and have alway been intrigued and have secretly want to join the blogging world. I'll have to admit that I'm a little nervous about it because I'm not much of a writer and because I'm not sure if I'm going to have a lot to talk about. But, we hope this blog will serve has a place to post stories, ponderings we have, pictures of our experiences, and of course to keep you up to date on what we're up to. There may even be the occaisional soapbox. So thanks for reading and we hope you'll check this out every now and then.