Thursday, August 28, 2008


Here are some pictures of the finished BSU building. I don't have pictures of all of the final product because Matt's office still needs some work, but here is the big room. It looks so great!

Here is the view as soon as you walk in the door. The walls look a lot more blue here than it really is.
This is the view standing at the fire place looking at the opposite corner, where the entrance is.

Here is another view standing at the fireplace. The room with all the windows is Matt's office. We moved all the furniture out of this room because we were setting up for Survival. Survival was our big back to school bash for all the students.
So, that is what Matt and I have been doing the last few weeks. Almost as soon as our building was getting done we were setting up for back to school activities. It really came down to the wire, but it looks great and we are really excited abut the finished product.
Matt and I have been really busy this week trying to get everything ready for school to start. It has been a great week though.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Great Weekend

Matt and I had a great extended weekend. My brother and sister came to visit us in Gulfport. They got here on Saturday and stayed until Wednesday. It was a great relaxing time. Sunday after church we headed to the beach for the rest of the day. We had a fun day relaxing and laying on the beach. We went to Dauphin Island. This was Matt and I's first time to visit Dauphin Island and we will definately go back. It was beautiful.

The rest of our weekend was spent shopping, going to the pool at our apartment, and eating out. We had a great time and I am so glad that Lyndsey and Jesse were able to come and visit. I can't wait to do it again!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

I can't believe that school starts this week!

We'll it is finally here. School is starting. The students are starting to move in. It seemed like this day would never come, but here it is. School starts on Thursday. Matt and I have been really busy this week, trying to get our building and programs ready for school to start. We are having a good weekend though. My brother and sister are in town visiting, so we are enjoying our time with them. Having them here is a good distraction. I will blog more about our weekend later this week with more details. See again soon!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Unforgettable Moments

Today I wanted to write something fun. I didn't want to write about Matt and I's day to day activities. I went to the Imagination generator for ideas today. It suggested that I write about 10 unforgettable moments in my life. Immediately several came to mind, but I'm not sure that I have 10. I'm just going to start and we will see how many I have. I'm going in chronological order, so here I go.

1. The moment that I became a believer in Jesus Christ. I was talking with my mom and dad when everything became clear about Jesus and the sacrifice that God made for me by sending his son Jesus to die for me.

2. The moment that Jesse, my brother, had fallen off of the top bunk of his bed while he was asleep and realizing that he had asked me earlier that night to sleep on the top bunk because he was scared for some reason.

3. The moment that I came face to face with the two men that were robbing our home one night.

4. Leaving Barnhill arena after my high school graduation. I got in my car, rolled the windows down and turned the music up. I felt so free.

5. Taking off in a plane, going back to the states after I had spent the summer in Nepal. I knew that my heart had been changed forever.

6. The phone call that I got when my mom passed away. I just remember being on the phone, feeling like I was going to collapse and like the whole world was spinning around me and I was the only thing standing still.

7. My 21st birthday. My family planned a surprise Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood birthday party. I walked into the living room at my dad's house and the room was full of friends that I had all growing up, my grandmothers, my aunt, etc. They had all traveled in for my birthday and had written letters to me about memories and friendship.

8. The day that Matt proposed to me. The moment he got down on his knee.

9. The day that Matt and I got married. Specifically they moment that Matt and I got in the car after the reception. It was so quiet and even though we had been in the same room all day and had even said our vowels to each other, it felt as if we had not seen each other all day.

10. When Matt and I moved to New Orleans. After our wedding and honeymoon, we drove from Fayetteville to New Orleans for Matt to start classes. Once we got to our apartment and unloaded everything and closed the door, it was just the two of us. It was my first time to move away from home and Matt was the only person in New Orleans that I knew. It was a hard day.

Ok, so I ended up having ten. I think I actually have more than that, but these are just the one's that I thought of sitting here. What are your unforgettable moments?

Tuesday, August 5, 2008


Sorry about our long blogging haitus. We have had a couple busy weeks. I have actually sat down twice and started writting but was distracted so I had to quit both times. I have been coming to work with Matt a few times a week, so I can help out a little bit. He has a lot on his plate right now with remodeling one of the BSU buildings, overseeing everything he is responsible for, and getting ready for school to start at the end of this month. I can't believe that school starts this month! We are in the middle of remodeling one of our BSU buildings. So we are picking out colors, looking at flooring options and trying to get everything set up for school to start. Here are some pictures of the before and we will put up pictures of the after when it is done.

Here is a picture of the main room.

This is a picture of Matt's office. Major updating needs!

This is a picture of the main room looking at Matt's office.

This a picture of the main room from the front door.

So here are the before pictures! I'll post some after pictures when everything is done. Hopefully, everything will be done before school starts.