January 13, 2012

it's official: i am the worst blogger ever. i haven't even been to my blog since last may. oops.

i'm not sure that i would be able to accurately summarize the last 8 months of our lives in a little blog post. may seems like so long ago, yet 2011 came and went so freaking fast. craig and i continue to move forward in our career paths (which keep evolving into things we had never dreamed of) and make our lives in texas.

we officially became grown ups on august 31 when we bought a house! i can't even begin to explain how great it is to have our own place. yes, it is a ton of work (which is a little draining for a lazy-butt like me), but it is so much fun. we are still getting the hang of everything we have to do and balancing taking care of it with work/church/friends/family.

we hit our 2 year anniversary of living in texas on january 2. sometimes i still can't believe that we moved from california to texas. i mean, just when you think you have your life all figured and planned out, God shows you that He has something even better in store for you - He is in control, not us. we really do love it here, but we miss california. well, really we miss the people...and disneyland.

stay tuned in the next month to see a new addition to our family. our german shephard puppy, chief, will be making his debut into the world in february and we'll be bringing him home in april. Lord help me. i am soooo not a dog person. craig and i will be outnumbered by animals in our house. tobias, coco, then chief. it's like a zoo.


May 14, 2011

10 things i am thankful for

1. craig taking last weekend off. we haven't spent an actual weekend together in over a year, and it was awesome. i felt so spoiled being able to actually see him and spend time with him for more than an hour.
2. my job. i love what i do, i love what i am learning, and i know that God placed me here for many reasons - to be an example to my co-workers, and to be able to provide for my family once craig starts medial school.
3. choir. i'll admit that i'm a gleek. i've been in everything music since i was 2, and it feels so great to be a part of it again. i sing every wednesday night, and sunday morning as a part of a choir. i have been blessed by being around them and by singing again.
4. friends. i love my friends in california and that we still keep in touch. i love that i've seen so many of them in the last year (here in texas and there).
5. lifegroup. i can't really explain how much i've been blessed by the couples in our lifegroup over the last year and a half. they are such fun and caring people and i am so excited that we are a part of this great group.
6. lifegroup babies. now, this may seem like a funny thing to be thankful for, but i don't care. i love our lifegroup babies. i love that i get to hold them and play with them and see them each week. i kind of have a low grade baby fever and this is holding me over until craig and i are actually ready.
7. my cats. they have such quirky little personalities and are such sweethearts. i am thankful to have them here with me while craig is working.
8. my family. it's been amazing how much we have grown closer over the past year. i get to see them 2 times a week, and it's great. we've all been able to come together through the last year of insanity and grow through it.
9. craig's family. we haven't been able to see them as much as we would have liked to this past year due to craig's insane schedules, but we have seen most of them a bit. i can't imagine being married into a better family. the love and support that they all have for each other is inspiring and contageous. even with us out here, we still feel it.
10. starbucks via. who doesn't love a $1.00 awesome cup of coffee?


March 19, 2011

long overdue

hello there. i'm terrible at this thing. once again, so much has happened in between posts. here are the biggies:

~the packers won the super bowl!!!

~craig has started paramedic clinicals in a local hospital and on an ambulance. he's a mad man! he's working 4 days a week, has clinicals the other 3 days, and is still doing school work.

~erin and i went on our nerdy vacation, and it was so much fun!!! harry potter world looks exactly like the movies, and is such a fun place. we spend 8 hours in that little section alone. disney world was great too! the vacation went by too quickly, and i am so glad that we ended up going!

there's my updates in a nutshell.