Saturday, October 31, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Billie (and Eli - only 2 more weeks!!!) came over to make applesauce too!! (Tim and Lindsy were out of town for Lindsy to run a marathon today!!) My parents brought the apples in town because they found an orchard that sold bushels of "seconds" (the apples that have fallen) for $8!! So they brought 3 bushels for us to make...that is a WHOLE LOT of applesauce!!! 56 Ziploc bags to be exact:)
This is 2 bushels because each of these bags was a half bushel, so you get the idea of just how many apples were in 3 bushels...
Today was a beautiful day. Blue skies, sunshine and a great temperature so we headed out to the orchard after church. We ate a hot dog lunch there and had delicious apple dumplings for dessert. Yum! We strolled through some of the orchard to get an apple to eat, picked pumpkins, bought homemade cider, and took pictures. What a wonderful way to spend a Sunday!
Here we are looking for the perfect pumpkin...everyone was giving me a hard time because it took me the longest to find the perfect pumpkin to carve!
Thursday, October 22, 2009
My parents are coming in town this weekend to make apple sauce. Yes, they are bringing 3 bushels of apples...THREE!!! I think we have our work cut out for us! We're also going to go to the Orchard and pick pumpkins, so we've got a full weekend ahead of us. I'm sure I'll have lots of pictures to post! :)
Monday, October 19, 2009
I sent my resume to my church back in August for a finance job. (My church is large and when I say large, I mean 15,000+ members.) So it was more than a month before I heard back for an interview because there were so many applicants. After 2 interviews I was offered a job as a Financial Associate Director last week!!! Can you tell I am excited??? Should I use more exclamation points??!! :) I won't go into what my job responsibilities are, but just know that all of my banking skills will be used and I feel like they are finally being used for a good purpose...not for just hitting sales goals and a positive profit margin like at the bank!
So, even in this time of turmoil, God has provided for us. He has a plan! Next Thursday will be my last day at the bank and then I will start at the church the first of November. I'm just so excited. I might have to do some fashion posts though, because my entire closet of dress clothes are no longer necessary since most people wear jeans at the church! Sounds like some time for celebratory shopping!! :)
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
PS. Seriously!?! My camera's memory card has something wrong and cannot be read in my laptop. GRRR! I had to hook my camera up to my desktop to get that picture off of it!
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
The coroner said that it looked like he had a heart attack in his sleep and just never woke back up. We stayed around Saturday night until the coroner was finished and then drove back to Lex. (Thanks to Tim and Lindsy for going to our house to pick up and care for Dakota overnight.) We didn't actually get in town until 3am!
I'm trying to be a supportive wife, but it's always hard seeing your husband hurting. J doesn't like to show much emotion, but I know this has really rocked him. It's been difficult because we are young and have thankfully never had to make decisions or any type of funeral plans like this. Because J only has one sibling and he is the only son, he's quickly had to learn about all of the technical aspects that go along with a death, which is sad because I don't think he's had the ability to grieve yet.
The funeral service will be this Thursday, so we will be off of work on Thursday and Friday to be in Louisville with the family. Please be in prayer for Jonathan's family during this time. We appreciate all of your thoughts and prayers.