Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas Decorations

I sent Brent around the house with the camera to snap a few pictures of our Christmas decorations. Here's what he came up with!

We have more decorations up (a tree, stockings, other knick-knacks, and even mistletoe!) but these are the cute picture to share with you.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Clueless, but not despairing...

A change is coming in our life. The reality is, though, we're not sure just exactly what that change will be.

Brent found out on Wednesday (finalized on Friday), that his boss has to lay off all his employees. He's been working for a small appraisal firm, and cash flow just isn't what it should be. We're not sure just what this will mean for us, but you can be sure we'll let you know when we know more!

You might feel like you've read this post before, but that's just because the same thing happened to us back in April. But, this time we don't have to worry about planning a wedding, we're not supposed to close on a house in 10 days, and we don't have to find housing for us separately -since WE'RE MARRIED NOW! I said in our post the last time this happened that there are 1000 questions to be answered and we were at #50. This time around, we feel like there are a few less questions but we're still on the early side of coming up with answers. Do we move? Do we stay? What line of work will Brent chose to work in? The good thing is, though, we don't feel in despair. We're a little clueless about the answers to the questions, but we know they'll come.

We had no idea at the beginning of the year that Brent, who was in a stable field for 13 years, would face this twice in seven months. But, I keep trying to keep it in perspective. Sure, it's a hard to start out a marriage facing a job loss, twice. But I know people who are going through cancer treatments, I have a cousin with a daughter fighting for her life in NICU, and we really are doing okay. We've made some smart decisions financially to get us through a bit of time and I have a co-worker going on maternity leave within the next few weeks so I'll be able to pick up 1-2 shifts per week, for probably two or three months. And, Brent said he can take over a bit of the laundry and cooking so what else is there? :)

Life is an adventure, right? This wasn't in our plan, but we know that the Lord knows what's in store. Please pray with us for wisdom and patience as we seek His will in our future. Please also pray for Brent's boss and wife as they are good friends of ours and we know how much they're hurting right now.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

A Thousand Times, YES!

One year ago today, I was asked the best question of my life, and the answer was a resounding YES!!!!

It's amazing to think how much has changed in a year's time, and yet how it's flown by all at the same time.

What a great year!