Monday, February 2, 2009

6 more weeks of winter weather

Well the groundhog has spoken--6 more weeks of winter weather. I must admit, we were hoping for warmer weather to arrive soon. But this is just one of the joys of living in the Northeast. We've had snow pretty regularly for the past couple of months with a few ice storms in between. Of course, having lived previously in Oklahoma, icy weather and road conditions are nothing new. James and I are thankful that the NE has an efficient snow/ice removal system, unlike Oklahoma (snow removal = the sun). We've been painting our house and finally painted the last room--the study. It was a long time coming, but looks nice. Next we're getting into the decorating mood, or at least I am! I made my first trip ever to IKEA and am IN LOVE! I am so excited about the new organizational furniture! Did I mention that I love shopping in the NE?! We are staying extremely busy between work and trips. It seems as though James is flying every other week, so Lizzie and I are holding down the fort in NJ. Lizzie has been extremely mopey tonight because James is gone. As soon as he pulls his suitcase out from the closet, she immediately morphs into Supremely Pitiful Puppy. So we are doing what we normally do--vegging on the couch, watching TLC shows...Hopefully I'm not the only one who gets sucked in by the family shows featuring the Duggars and Gosselins.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Welcome 2009

It's been awhile since I've updated the blog. As many of you well know, my father passed away the week before Christmas. It was a really tough holiday but we are finding comfort in the fact that he is resting in the arms of Jesus and is no longer fighting a battle with cancer. To everyone who called, visited, sent cards, or simply said prayers, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. As a newly married couple, this was not in our plans for the Christmas season. However, we know that God's timing and plans far exceed anything we can comprehend. James and I are thankful for our family and our friends and, above all, for one another. So it is our resolution for 2009 to count our many blessings each and every day and to remain mindful of the gifts of life, love, family, and friends.