Saturday, August 30, 2008

Just check ONE

When filling out a survey or questionnaire and you come upon a question that is followed by two boxes, one of them labeled yes and the other no, you need only check ONE box. If you check both it could cause great confusion [and irritation] to the one who is recording the results of the survey.

Imagine if in elementary school Little Jenny would have sent this note back to Little Timmy with both boxes marked...
He wouldn't know whether to rejoice or cry his eyes out. He's probably end up in rehab 20 years later whining about how girls are so confusing and he doesn't understand why they don't like him...

I'm just saying.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

getting that education

I have to say that going to seminary is probably one of the best decisions I've ever made.
It's right up there with having lasik surgery and getting married. 

Every time I sit in class I am in awe of what I learn. I am even more in awe of how everything becomes connected. 
Yesterday I was sitting in chapel and the man who was giving the sermon [I forgot his name...] got me thinking and raised some questions in my head. I was kind of concerned and couldn't get the thoughts out of my head. Just a few hours later as I was listening to my biblical counseling professor give his lecture, he ended up answering the questions in my head! 
I find that this happens often. And I am really enjoying everything that God is revealing to me through my classes and professors. It is such a blessing as this point in my life to be able to really learn and understand what the Word of God is all about. Little by little I am growing and changing. And sure, it's only been a couple weeks, but this gets me excited for what's to come. 

Today Alex and I signed up to participate in a mission trip to Mexico next April. This will be my first mission trip and I am ecstatic to have this opportunity. I have always wanted to go on a mission trip, but for some reason or another it never worked out. Well, no more excuses. I am trusting in God that we will be able to raise the funds necessary to go on this trip. And I am open to the opportunities that this will bring. 

All I can say is that it's a real blessing to be here and I am certain this is where I need to be. It is even more of a blessing to have the love and support of my wonderful husband.
And even though it gets difficult being away from my friends and family, I'm still blessed.

Monday, August 25, 2008


We've been here for almost a month now...and things haven't turned out the way I imagined they would. Don't get me wrong, I'm not unhappy. It's just...different. 
I suppose I thought that by now this place would feel more "homey." Actually we don't even have any friends yet. It's weird. Meeting people is more difficult than I imagined. Plus, we all know, I'm not friendly. ;-)

I don't feel close to anyone, except Alex of course. But it's weird to not have many other contacts. I was hoping we'd find a church to plug into by now...but we have yet to find one that we feel called to be a part of. I think it's just overwhelming because there are SO many churches. I'm hoping that we are able to join one in the next two weeks.

I love my school. There's a lot of reading to do. Some if it, I enjoy...and some, I could do without. But my classes and professors are all very interesting. I'm thankful for that. 

I miss my family and friends. I hope that you all are doing great in Miami...and I'll see most of you again very soon anyway, so whatev'! ;-)

In short, I came to North Carolina with a LOT of great expectations...and have received quite a few disappointments instead. However, I'm still happy and grateful to be here and know that this is the place where God wants us to be. I'm really looking forward to see how we will grow as individuals and a couple. 

Pray for us!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Manga Avatar

No one loves time wasting websites like I do!
So I was pleased to discover this one.
It allows you to create yourself as an avatar in the style of a manga character. 

I think it looks like me...

I also made Alex...

I think you should make one too!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Ace's Wild

We have internet! Just in time because today was the first day of school. 

How was it?

Well. It was the first day. So far all of my professors seem great and have a good sense of humor. I'm excited to start learning and just a little bit afraid of the workload. 
The classes that I'm taking are:
  • Hermeneutics
  • New Testament 1
  • Christian Theology 1
  • Biblical Counseling
Anne Marie and I have some classes together...which is great! We all know I'm not the best at making new friends. But we'll see how it goes. At this point I've met a few people...but no lasting connections or anything. I suppose these things take time.

One really great thing about my school schedule is that I only have class Tuesday-Thursday. So I don't think I'll be too swamped. I just really hope that I am able to focus and get everything done on time. I don't want to be freaking out the night before an assignment is due because I haven't even started on it. 

I have posted some photos on facebook of our cute little apartment. :-)
If you take a look you will clearly see that it is the cutest apartment you've ever seen. 

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Polka Dot Bride Feature

The lovely Australian blog known as Polka Dot Bride has a feature on our wedding!
There are two separate blogs detailing our wedding day so be sure to click here and here.
Don't forget to leave a comment. 

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

seven and a half.

We're in North Carolina!

We've spent the past five days setting up house. It's a great feeling...and nerve-racking as well [money issues].

We don't have internet yet...but we will have it by next week. Right now I'm "sharing" with my neighbor. :-)

Alex started work today...thank God! Unfortunately they only had a part time Mac Specialist available. :-/
Hopefully something will open up soon! Some pluses for him are that he speaks Spanish [I believe only two other people in the store do] and he's already been through all the Creative training in Cupertino. So please pray that he gets promoted SOON.
I'm also applying for jobs.

We've pretty much almost got everything we need. Just waiting on our dining table from Crate & Barrel. Should be here in a week and half. After that we just need some chairs. I'm hoping we find some cheap ones around here somewhere!

Anne Marie should be here by this weekend! Yay! Can't wait for my friend to arrive.

And the reason for the title of this blog...the speed limit in our neighborhood is seven and a HALF miles per hour. That's right, folks...don't dare creep up to 8. Alex has made several attempts to abide by this rule. It gives him great pleasure to be able to ride the line between seven and eight mph.

I'll try to update soon and post pictures as well. As soon as we're hooked up with internet it'll be much easier.