Sunday, January 31, 2010

My Life...

Busy, hectic, sunshiny, a little scary, exciting, fun, new, an adventure, unsure, happy.

Learning patience, letting go, discovering I'm quite stubborn, loving someone with all my heart, being loved more than I knew possible, making lists, checking off lists, spending time with God, taking deep breaths, remembering... everything will be fine because God is taking care of us.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

The Weekend...

Made waffles on Will's new waffle iron. With Mama's recipe.

Sewed curtains on my new sewing machine. Will set it up for me on the porch. In the sunshine.

Hung out with good friends, drank wine, and laughed.

Spent time with God. Cried. Felt peace in the storm.

Wore shorts.

Worked out.

Took two naps.

Made a list of things to do for our wedding.


Sunday, January 17, 2010

Two Months and Counting...

Now that Christmas is over and traveling is over and Will comes home tomorrow, I'm realizing... I'm getting married in two months! Yea! (Just wanted to share my excitement with the masses.) Any advice for a future bride?...

Monday, January 11, 2010

A Glimpse Forward

I'm back in Kenya. Sleeping in my own bed. Wearing flip flops. Working. It's good to be home, getting into a routine again, and staying warm. But I must admit that I'm missing family and the relaxation of being in the States with no responsibilities. I guess laziness must come to an end some time.

Arriving in Kenya made me start thinking about all the things that are going to happen this year. Things I can actually give some attention to now that the craziness of 2009 has ended...
I'm getting married.
I'm going to start a new job (God willing).
I'm moving in with a boy (three actually).
I'm switching from a pc to a mac.
My family and friends are visiting me in Kenya.
I'm going to finish my 10th year of teaching.

Lots to look forward to! All of these things are actually happening in the next six months. Crazy! I need to remember this relaxed holiday feeling I have right now, so that when I'm freaking out or feeling stressed about things, I'll remember - It's all going to happen regardless of how worried I am about things, so just enjoy it! My New Year's resolution... Enjoy this amazing year God's given me (and not stress out that my whole life is changing)!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

2010 in Alaska

Will and I ushered in the New Year in Alaska with the Grimes Fam...

Surviving the cold. :)

Saw a bit of wildlife.

Our nephew Eli - a true Alaskan boy.

Grimes Family photo.