Friday, February 27, 2009
Last Friday J made me homemade pizza for dinner! Aren't I spoiled? Well I was craving it all week, so after work we went to walmart (not the most fun thing to do while you're hungry after a day of work) to get our groceries, including more pizza ingredients. Do you know how cheap it is to make your own dough and pizza? Seriously...the package of dough mix was $.44! You know I had to stock up on some extra packs! And it really doesn't take that long to rise or cook!We got home and yes, my wonderful hubby made me his yummy specialty pizza again!
So, we had a wonderful night eating homemade pizza and watching DVRs. I love our cozy life!
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Anyway, while I was getting ready this morning Jonathan texted me to tell me that the head of the accounting department asked if he had a resume that he could give her. Of course he's always prepared with a resume or two! She said that she was going to see what she could do! We don't exactly know what that means, but that has to be good, right? We're trying not to get our hopes up. I know I'm biased, but I think he has really impressed the people in his department with his work ethic and his ability to self-teach himself. I think God has something really cool up His sleeve! I wish I could help Him hurry up with whatever he has in mind! Can I just give Him a checklist of what I'd like? No? Oh yeah. Right. It doesn't work that way. Well, in the mean time we just have to have faith!
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
This is Brandon singing "Give Me Your Eyes". This is one of my all time favorite songs! You have got to go to his website and watch this music video. It really gets you thinking about what is important in life.
Since it was a charity concert, he didn't bring his whole band. He just had his keyboardist/back up singer. So I really enjoyed the whole acoustic low-key type of concert that he performed.
This is how thrilled Jonathan was to have his picture taken:). I love him for coming with me even though the other hubby's weren't there!
Here's Billie and Tasha waiting for the concert to start!
Brandon seems like such an awesome guy trying to be used by the Lord in any way he can. I thought I only knew two of his songs, but it turns out he has a ton of songs on the radio that I never knew were his! All in all it was a fun night with friends praising Jesus!
Monday, February 23, 2009
An oldie! This picture was a self-portrait taken in my apartment before we were married. We were celebrating my birthday (2005 maybe?). Don't we look young? hehe!
Tag! You're it! I want to see YOUR 4th, 4th!
Thursday, February 19, 2009
On another note, Jonathan interviewed for a job today. Not his dream job, but it would be better than a temp job or no job. It turns out that at the end of the interview, one of the people interviewing him had seen him in the Stud Muffin video at Southland and brought it up. That can't hurt with him getting the job, right?
He really is starting to enjoy his temp job. We just wish that he would be able to do this job permanently! We have to wait on God's timing...and we're trying to have patience with it.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
I think it's the same way with my Bible study. The more often I read the passages for my Bible study, the more often I think about it and want to read more. But if I only get my Bible out once a week, it's harder to get it out and be accountable to a daily devotion. I guess that is why our Bible Study leader told us that we should get accountability partners so that we can make sure we are keeping each other on track.
Sometimes we all need a swift kick in the pants, right?
BTW, I'm totally pumped that my girls Billie, Lindsy, Tasha, Chelsea, and I are going to do a 3K for Habitat for Humanity in 3 weeks! It's a small race, but it should be fun in downtown! This should definitely get me to train more often! I love training for races. I haven't run a race since Thanksgiving day, so I'm ready for the running "season" to start back up! I need to have a reason to run!
Sunday, February 15, 2009
We spent the day by going to matinee movies with Billie and Derek. We were laughing because we said it was obvious that we aren't newly-weds anymore! Billie and I decided to go see Confessions of a Shopaholic and the boys decided to see Taken. It was perfect although not too romantic for V-day. Then Billie and I spent the evening sewing. Again, not too romantic. But I did break out the Pillsbury pink chocolate chip cookies to bake for my Valentine!
I'm going to enjoy the rest of this long Presidents' Day weekend! Jonathan is working tomorrow so Dakota and I get to spend the day together. I think I will be sleeping in! yay!
Friday, February 13, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Jonathan came back home and two hours later got a call from UK's accounting department for a temp job! A temp job is a job, so Jonathan had an interview at 2:00 for it. It went well and sure enough, they called him back to offer him the job. He went in this morning to fill out paperwork and get his parking pass. This job could be 1 week or 8 weeks. They weren't sure how long they would need him, but it could lead to a lot of opportunities since UK is one of the largest employers in the central Kentucky. He found out that he will be learning the UK computer system to do this job, which will give him an advantage for any other job openings there. I believe that once he's in that department and they see his work ethic that they will want to give him the next permanent job that comes available. That's just me thinking...God might have other plans.
Then yesterday afternoon Jonathan got a phone interview with another large company in town. The only problem with this company is that he would have to drive a service truck for 6 months before he could take the district manager position. For anyone who knows Jonathan, that could be a bit of an issue! hehe!
So, we got a ray of light! yay! And we also got a copy of our Stud Muffin video!
Billie and Lindsy came over last night. Billie and I did a Biggest Loser workout which kicked my rear! I'm still sore! Then we all got down to business...sewing! We had a good time watching Biggest Loser and hanging out together. Thanks Lindsy for helping us cut fabric! We loved having your help! Its so good to have girl time!
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Couldn't you just kiss those cheeks?? Precious. Makes Jonathan and I want our own! But, first things first. We need to find a job for Jonathan! Good news, BTW...Jonathan has an interview for a job on Tuesday. We're not getting our hopes up yet because we don't even know really what the job entails or pays. But it's something.
Our friends came to church again today. How exciting! When we got home, I checked our DVR. Every week we record the Southland hour on TV in case we are out of town or miss a service. They are always a week behind. So I fast forwarded to the end and sure enough, they showed our "Stud Muffin" video! Cool huh? First time we've been on TV:) Who knows, maybe someone saw us on TV and wants to offer Jonathan a job. Who knows. God works in mysterious ways...
Saturday, February 7, 2009
We even made a cute key chain to match!!!
It's so nice to have a fun outlet! It gives me girl time with Billie and it allows us to dream that one day we can quit our jobs and work for our own business! We are going to get more girl time in the weeks to come in order to make a bunch of purses for the Toledo Christian School Auction! We don't know how we'll get everything done in time. We can't take away from our workout time, so I guess we'll have to work more evenings! Hobby's stop being fun when they turn into jobs, so hopefully we won't feel like its a job any time soon because so far I love making fun bags!
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Well, I'm off to do some Turbo Jam and finish a cute giraffe bag with Billie! (I'll post pics later.)I'm sure I'll be hurting tomorrow! My body is missing our outside runs, but it's just too cold and the sidewalks are still icy, so we've decided on a video for tonight.
Monday, February 2, 2009
Here is another thing that struck me yesterday as a generous act and then as I was thinking today, it's really God showing us that if we continue to tithe faithfully, he will provide for us. Before our pastor announced that we were the winners of the contest, he said that Jonathan had lost his job around Thanksgiving and that we were struggling to make ends meet. Well, after the video everyone sitting around us was congratulating us. There is a family that sits by us every week. I don't even know their names, but we talk each week. The lady grabbed my hand and put money in it. I tried not to take it, but she wouldn't let me give it back. I gave her a huge hug and thanked her. Afterwards, I looked at the money and sure enough, it was the exact amount that we had put in the offering as a tithe. Wow. God is really awesome. Isn't he?
We're still waiting and trusting in God that one of these applications that Jonathan is filling out will come back with something positive. I have always said that if Jonathan finds a job in another city that it will be fine. Neither of us have family here, so the only thing we will miss is our church and our life group. After seeing our church family give us such kindness this weekend, I really can't imagine moving away. I know God's timing is not ours and he will continue to provide. I just need to cling to that...