Saturday, June 21, 2008


After hurricane Katrina, Matt and I had to move several times to get our lives back in order. (That whole part of our lives is a crazy story that will have to be told later) Because we moved so many times we decided that we were not going to refer to moving as "moving", but that we were "starting a new adventure." So here we are three years later ending one adventure and starting another one. This week has been a little crazy with talking to movers and getting everything ready to move. We have started our goodbyes, which is the hardest part. My office had a party for Matt and I this week. It was great. Thanks Diana and Laura for putting it all together. Thanks for making Matt and I feel so special! I am really going to miss ya'll!
Tomorrow is Matt and I's last day at church. It is not going to be an easy day. Matt and I love our church here in New Orleans. When Matt and I came to New Orleans, we struggled to find a place where we felt like we could serve. After the storm Matt and I found Edgewater Baptist Church. After the first Sunday we knew that Edgewater, was where we were supposed to be. We knew that we could plug in and serve the people of the church, community, and the Lord. We knew that the people of Edgewater took the Bible seriously and taught what it said, and we knew that Edgewater's desire is to reach the nations with the message of Jesus. Matt and I are very sad to leave Edgewater. I tell Matt everyday "I don't want to leave our church." But I know that God will provide a church for us. I know that He will take care of us. So here we go on another adventure...

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


Sometimes I have a hard time coming up with stuff to blog about. Sometimes the details of my life are not very exciting. I recently have found a website that I can use to come up with topics to write about.
So I went to the creativity portal today and one of the suggestions it gave was to list 25 things I would like to do in my life. I thought that was a good idea, but my list is only going to be 5 items long. (I thought 25 was a little much, and I really don't want to think about it that much) So here we go.
#1. I would like to be a mother one day. The pressure has definately risen in the last year or so to start on this one. I think Matt and I are asked about 17 times a week, when we are going to start trying. I try not to let it bother me too much.

#2. I would like to go to Alaska. I would like to take a cruise there. I think that it would be so beautiful.

#3. I would like to learn another language and be fluent in it. I took spanish in high school, but it did not stick. I think part of the problem was that I was in high school and I didn't care one lick about learning Spanish at the time. However, now I wish that I would have paid a little more attention.

#4. I would like to learn to play the guitar. My brother plays the guitar and He has tried to teach me. The problem was I have no rythm, so I had problems strumming. He kept telling me to keep trying and that one day it would just come naturally. That day never came, so I maybe one day I will pick up the guitar again.

#5. I want to grow old with Matt and sit on our front porch in our rocking chairs. I want to sit and let the world fade away around us. I want to laugh together and love each other more than we ever thought possible.

These are just a few things that I would like to do. I'm sure I could go on and on, but I won't at this time. What are 5 things that you would like to do?

Monday, June 16, 2008

Falling Into Place

Well, it seems as though things are falling into place for Matt and I's move. We have found an apartment, picked a moving company, organized our entire apartment, and now we are currently trying to eat all of our food that is left in our apartment. I'm starting to feel more settled now that some of the major things are being taken care of.
Matt and I had a good weekend. We didn't really do a whole lot. We just tried to go through our stuff and either throw away or give away things that we don't need anymore. We spent the majority of Saturday and Sunday going through things.
This is our last full week in New Orleans. I don't think that it has really hit us yet. I don't think that it feels real yet because we aren't packing any boxes yet. Right now it just feels like we are spring cleaning. I'm sure it will feel a lot more real the closer to time it gets.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Matt's Birthday!

Sorry it has been a while since we last posted. We haven't really had much to post on. Things haven't been all that exciting, unless you consider researching moving companies and trying to figure out moving plans exciting. I don't. In the midst of all of the moving plans, Matt celebrated a birthday. He wasn't too excited about this one because he feels like he is getting older, so he wanted to keep it pretty low key this year. We just celebrated by going out to dinner with some friends and then having cake and ice cream. Since Matt wanted to keep his birthday low key, I planned a day out on the town. Since we are not going to live in New Orleans much longer we are trying to see some of the things that we haven't seen already. So, I planned a trip to the National World War II Museum.

We had so much fun there. It was incredible. I would definately recommend if you are in the area to take some time to go there. Make sure that you plan lots of time to go, because Matt and I spent 4 hours there and we could have stayed longer. It was really nice to go and just walk around and look at the pictures and read all the captions. Matt and I both walked away with a better understanding of WWII and what our country went through during that time.

These are Higgins boats. A man from New Orleans is the one who invented and built these.

These are the uniforms that our men wore while they are fighting in WWII. They are made of wool! Could you imagine wearing wool and trying to fit a war!

This is a plane that is in the museum!

This is Matt and I at the end of our tour of the museum. We had so much fun, I think we could go back and still learn lots that we missed. After we went to the museum we went back to our apartment and spent the afternoon by the pool, one of our favorite things to do to relax. It was a good weekend!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Big News!

Matt and I have big news this week! It's official now. Matt has just accepted a position in Mississippi as a BSU Director in Gulfport. So, at the end of this month we will be moving to Gulfport. We have a lot to do before now and then, so it is going to be a busy month. We are really excited though. Please pray that we would be able to find housing and that the transition would be very smooth. We haven't found anywhere to live yet. We still aren't really sure what to do about housing yet. We are praying that the Lord will provide exactly what we need. Sorry there are no pictures with this post. Matt and I went to Jackson, MS this past weekend for our last interview and I didn't really feel right taking my camera out to take pictures of everything. We had a good weekend though. It was lots of fun and relaxing. We got to enjoy one of my favorite things to do. Stay in a hotel! I love to stay in hotels. I think I like it because I get to stay and leave and I don't have to clean anything. Not that I leave the room in a mess, but you know what I mean. And, Not only did we get to stay in a hotel, but we got to stay for free! I was really excited. Well, I better be off to trying to figure out what I should be doing.