Friday, December 31, 2010

2010: At A Glance

 I can't believe the year is coming to a close already!  It sure has been a busy one. I thought I would go through and highlight *some* of the things that have happened this year! I had fun reminiscing, I hope you enjoy it too!

*Note* Each description is a link to the post, just in case you missed it the first time around. :)

Unfortunately, I never did an actual post for the SB.  Here's a link to Carolyn's!

June/July ~ We moved!!


Monday, December 27, 2010


We spent Christmas at home this year, and had an amazing time!  Josh got to come home, and we had surprise guests - the Rawls family! It was such a blessing to spend time with friends and family, and most importantly reflect on the whole reason we celebrate this time of year - Christ's birth!  The love shared by friends and family was overwhelming, but the love shared by Christ is even more so.  I do not, nor will ever, deserve His love, but praise the Lord He gives it to us anyways!  

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! 

The first time our stockings have ever hung from a mantle. :)

A beautiful table arrangement 'picked out' by Braxton!

New game - Headbanz!  You ask everyone questions, trying to figure out what your card is. It's so much fun!

Haha...this is perfect for Chris!


Monday, December 20, 2010

An Interview!

That's right people!  I have an interview set the for the 29th.  I'm so excited! The position is an on-call BOA (Branch Office Administrator) with Edward Jones. 

There are two ladies I know who work for the EJ office here.  A month ago, one of them told me that the company was only doing in-company referrals and that if I sent her my resume and cover letter she would make a referral.  So I sent her and the other lady my stuff hoping that 2 referrals would increase my chances! I soon received an e-mail that headquarters requested my resume and I should be getting a call soon.  The call never came.  I heard they might be looking for an on-call BOA, but they never had any positions open online, so I just kept trusting that if this was the job the Lord wanted me to have He would open it up.  That brings me to this morning.  My phone rang [I may or may not have still been in bed ;)] and it was an unfamiliar number.  I answered and was soon greeted by my friend at EJ asking if I would like to come in for an interview next week!  I can't tell you how excited I am about this possible opportunity. Even though it's probably a very part time position, it'll get my foot in the door and hopefully lead the way to a more full time position!

So that's my story for today. :) 

Edward Jones...
Wednesday, the 29th...
11 am...
Your prayers are much appreciated!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Can I Just Say?

I'm so jealous of the SPG's right now! They're at Handel's Messiah.  I'm listening to my CD, but it's just not the same when you know that someone is there LIVE!  Oh well... :)

Last year...

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The "Jesse Wall"

The first time we saw this house there was something about my {future} room that was a bit of a mystery.  Hidden behind the current room dwellers furniture was a mural of some sorts.  We couldn't quite tell what it was, except for the fact that bricks were involved. =) 

When we moved in we saw just exactly what it was...something I fondly refer to as the "Jesse wall"!  

Needless to say, it was going to be painted over. I thought about changing my name to Jesse and leaving it, but I'm kinda partial to my own name! Some even suggested that maybe it was God's way of telling me that my future husband's name is Jesse...haha...we'll see! Anyways, it took 4 coats of primer and then a coat of the actual color I painted my room! This was all done in one day too!  You see, this fact alone is amazing to me, because if we were in Oak Harbor it would have taken a week with a coat a day. But, we had the blessing (?) of HOT weather so it dried very quickly!

Here are pictures of my room after the paint job. You can also see pictures of the rest of our house on Maggie's blog if you haven't already.

I love having curtains on my closet!

What used to be the "Jesse wall"

One more thing...Braxton wants to say hi...d.
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Friends for the weekend!

This past weekend the Majors' went to Wyoming to present the ministry, and the Geist family came for a visit!  We had such a wonderful time!

Brother Geist preached Sunday on the topic of John 3:16.  He started by showing us the bigger picture of things - the book, the human writer, who was speaking in that verse, and who it was being spoken to. Then he zeroed in on the was amazing! Hopefully we'll get it up on our website, so you can listen to it!

Abby & Becky did an instrumental special which was really good, and Becky even played the flute while I played piano for the was really nice! Us girls had lots of fun and shared many laughs Sunday afternoon/evening as we played several different games and ate sour skittles. =)

The trip was too short, but so much fun!  I can't tell you how nice it is to see and fellowship with friends from BBC.

We also got a fresh layer of snow just in time for their arrival!  We got about 6 inches here, but over in Twisp they got 1 1/2 to 2 feet of snow!  It was insane!  We {and when I say we, I mean my dad!} had to unbury the steps leading to the grange hall, and even go shovel a pathway for Ruth to get out of her house! 

Lastly, I'll leave you with a picture of the car next to the grange hall so you can get a taste of how much snow we're talking about!  {haha...some people probably think I'm silly making such a big deal about the snow, but you have to remember that I used to live on an island where we didn't get much snow. even if we did get snow, it sure didn't last very long ;)}

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Super Cute!

This little girl is SO cute, and she does a great job telling about Jonah!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

I love this time of year!

Saturday we went to the top of the Loup and got a Christmas tree. That was quite an experience! We usually get our tree from a store...only once can I remember actually cutting one from a Christmas tree farm. It's a whole new experience when you go tromping through the woods in at least a foot of snow! Our tree isn't as full as we usually have, but I love it! 

Some of my favorite decorations...

Don't you just love Willow Tree?  Some day I hope to get the actual Nativity.

Hehe...I bought this for an SPS one year and it never quite made it to her. =)

I love these!  [Thanks, Alyssa!]

Christmas lights...

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