Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Dont be jealous

This is what I get to go home to!!! Yay! Arent they just stinking adorable. Dont be hatin because I have such cute nieces and nephews!
So its my last day of work! Hallelujah! Tomorrow we get the truck bright and early pack and clean all day and then Thursday we head out.
I hate goodbyes.....they are the one of the worst things in the world. But I love hello's and usually they go hand in hand.

Thursday, May 15, 2008


Ok, so I have a little bit of a problem. Our social calendar is full from here until Tuesday night and I am not done packing. We honestly have every inch of our life scheduled out so that we can see everyone before we go, even lunch time.
So this has been my plan all week and will be until we pack the truck......I leave work, go hang out with my friends, come home, pack at least four boxes and then jump into bed around 1am, get up the next morning and do it all over again. I think it should work just fine.
One thing that is challenging about packing this time is I have to seperate what I want to take to my parents and what I want to go to storage. You see we will be living with my parents until we find a house, which goodness knows when that will happen. I have the perfect house in mind and wont buy it until I love it :)
I have so many pictures to post of fun things that we have been doing but I just have not gotten a chance to steal computer time from Curt. He has been crazy, and I mean crazy busy with building websites and all our pictures are on the computer that he works on. Poor guy comes home from work, works on the computer till about 11pm and then crashes into bed. He is awesome! Im sure its making him a little nutty.....
So I usually prefer posts with pictures but I dont have any right now.
I may have a mental breakdown in the next 3 weeks. Here is our schedule, hang with friends from today until Tuesday night, finish work on the 20th, pack the truck on the 21st, drive out of town early the 22nd, get into Spokane sometime on the 23rd, settle in, Monday the 26th sister and 3 kids come from Seattle to visit, Thursday the 29th drive to Seattle and fly out for New York at 11pm, get into New York at 7:30 and start our vacation with Sky and Suz.
Whoooo, I am tired just thinking about it. But it will be fun!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Life after 30!

So I have been 30 for a week and 4 days now. I don't feel older and now I can see how older peole always think they are cool or good dressers. I'm not old, I'm just realizing how you still in your mind think you are 20 but you keep getting older. I still feel like I am not old enough to be 30. Ha!
My birthday was OK.....The day I turned 30 I was in Texas for Leslie's graduation. That was totally OK with me. She graduated from college and that is a HUGE deal. I am so proud of her. But it definitely didn't feel like my birthday....Then Curt threw me a party this last weekend. Half the people who said they were coming did not come, so I had made twice as much food and dessert than I needed to. The enchiladas and cupcakes did not turn out how I would have liked them to and that is always a bummer. There is always those feelings of disappointment when things don't turn out the way you want, like your party, but on the flip side you are so grateful for what you got. Does that make sense? I hate feeling like a burden to people.
I was so thankful for my friends that did come. We had such a great time! Elizabeth and Jill may have gotten me the best present I have ever gotten from anyone accept Curt. They got me a Tiffany's charm with an inscription that said "Love J & E". That is exactly the kind of things that I love....something that is sentimental and will make you remember those people for the rest of your life. And I love Tiffany's. I have 2 charm bracelets from there, one that I got when I was in New York and another that Curt got me when we got married and it has my new initials on it. I still cannot believe they did that. I'm still in shock. Its not very often that I am surprised with something that I will adore.
Curt was great! He had games planned for the party. A trivia about me and a word search puzzle and he even had prizes for the winners. He got me a new Seahawks sweatshirt with #97 on the back - Patrick Kerney is my favorite Seahawk. That dude is a machine. He also got me a Starbucks mug with pictures of my neices and nephews in it. I could not have asked for a better husband! He is so good to me.

We are busy busy packing up the little condo. I cannot believe that it is only a week and 2 days until we leave. Curt and I know that we will both be crying as we drive out of town. We have such great friends here. And so many people we wish we had a little more time with to get to know better. We will miss them all terribly.
We get the privilege of going on vacation with Sky and Suz at the end of this month. We are going to fly to New York and then rent a car and drive all around the New England states. We are all history dorks so its going to be a lot of fun! I cannot wait! I have always wanted to see the history in New England. I have already been to New York and Washington DC, but now I will get to go to Boston and see Plymouth Rock. Yay!
So we have lots of fun things coming up! Life is good!

Monday, May 05, 2008

Why is life this way?

So, some of you know, some of you dont know, some of you have heard rumors, some of you dont care....but Curt and I are moving back to Washington on May 23rd.
When we felt the Lord telling us to move down here in the Summer of 2006 I knew it was the right thing for us at the time but I was ready to get down here, get it over with and move back to Washington as fast as possible. I never ever expected to move down here and fall in love with our church and find friends that I would never want to leave.
I am a deep friendship type girl and I never thought that I would find friendships here that would last forever. There are so many people here that I just adore.....Plus, I LOVE our church. I love the people that I am on worship team with. I love Pastor Aaron and how he leads Elevate. I love Pastor Reece and Sarah and the direction that they are taking the church. I love their heart for people and the Lord.
But on the flip side....I miss my family. I think I have flown 8 times this year to Washington alone. My nieces and nephews are growing up without me and it makes my heart sad. Even before Curt and I were married it was important to both of us that we raise our family around family. We dont have kids yet but when we do we want to be close to the fam.

My favorite phrase when things are sad for me is, "why does God hate me?". Curt hates it when I say that, and of course Im kidding, but I do think that about this situation. At least God could have made all the people down here really lame so I wouldnt be sad to leave them....but no......he had to make them cool, and fun, and my friends.

So I write this post with a sad and happy heart. We are moving to Spokane to be with my parents and help in their church. That is weird and exciting all at the same time. If you are a PK you know what I mean......
We get to be near my brother and his wife and two boys who live in Spokane, my little sister just graduated from college in Texas so she will be back in Spokane too. All my grandparents are still alive and they live in Spokane so it will be nice to be around them for the last few years of their lives. Plus I have lots of aunts and uncles and cousins in Spokane that I will get to see more too.
Our bestest friends Bill and Jenn live a block from my parents house and we are thrilled to be near them best friend Suz is just a few hours away, which is better than 20 hours away :)
I guess this is the great thing about life....things change, I go through different experiences, but God is still God and even when a situation, like moving to Colorado, isnt exactly what I want to do, God makes the experience really wonderful and life changing.
Definately one reason to look forward to heaven....we will all get to be together for eternity :) Wont that be fun! That and I know that we will come visit Colorado when possible.