Sunday, March 29, 2009

This Week Things Got Done!

This past week was filled with actual accomplishments:

1. I went through my dresser and my summer closet again to rid myself of more things I don't need. In turn I had big bags of things to sell at Plato's Closet and to take to the Goodwill truck. It feels good to know that almost everything in my room is something I am going to keep. This week's cleaning is for the winter closet and under the bed.
2. Mark and I had our second meeting with Pastor Mike. We discussed the order of the service and preliminary Bible verses and themes.
3. Yesterday we met with Nancy Noon to pick our music for the ceremony and reception. Working with her is so wonderful - she has such a passion for music. It was a blessing to just sit and listen to her play!
4a. I finished addressing ALL of our invitations this week!
4b. In double checking our invitations and doing a final head count, we realized that we were off by about 50 people. As in I thought we had 120 and we have 170. This week will be spent adjusting food and table arrangements.

All in all it was a good, productive week which I had been really needing!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Sheridan Shower

This past Saturday Aunt Kim and Shelby hosted a Bridal Shower for me at the Sheridan Library. It was the first time that Mama and Lu had met most of his family so it was good to all get together. I am excited to have a place to live so that I can use all of my new kitchen gadgets and so Mark can build me the neat shelving unit that we got!

On the job front: Mark has applied to what seems like a hundred places and we are just waiting and praying to see where we end up. We have complete faith that God will lead us where we are meant to go, when we are meant to go there. I am still waiting for an orientation session for substitute teaching but until one happens I am getting lots of wedding things done. The big day is just 8 weeks and 5 days away!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Week In Review

This past week has been a good one. Here's the highlights:

-Tuesday was Mark's 21st Birthday. Even though I am not much of a party person and I am definitely not a drinking person, Mark was kind enough to invite me along to his birthday dinner. It was fun to spend some time with his friends (something we rarely do) and to celebrate with him on his big night. After dinner I drove home so that he could have some real fun.
-I got word from the school corporation that my substitute teaching permit has been approved by the state. Now I am waiting for an orientation session so that I can really teach. I am very ready to begin working again so I am hoping the orientation will be soon!
-Tonight Mark and I began pre-martial counseling at church. We met with Pastor Mike for an hour or so. The discussion was based on why we want to get married and budget/financial planning. It was nice to have the advice and input of someone who doesn't know either of us. I'm looking forward to our next meeting in a few weeks.

I am excited for this upcoming week as well! Mark and I leave Saturday morning bright and early for South Dakota. I am so excited to spend a week with Matt and Jenn!