My last day of work was on Tuesday, the 18th, and Tuesday evening Mark and I began to pack the accumulation of furniture and clothing that family had given us into the back of our truck. Wednesday morning, I took Mark around with me to say goodbye to Mom’s neighbors whom I’d gotten to know. We left Mom’s house and stopped in Vancouver to have lunch with Mark’s mom. Then we headed up to Lynden, WA to get the rest of our stuff out of storage. Continue reading
So much has been going on since this weekend that I haven’t had a chance to write, but suffice it to say, Mark is here!!! Continue reading
This last week I was at my Dad’s house and he kept me so busy I didn’t write much. Mark and I have both had a chance to accumulate some pictures. I’ll start with his first:
I wasn’t able to write last night because I spent the night with my sister and she has no internet. I know… It’s crazy isn’t it? But she and I have our own fun. Continue reading
Last weekend I finally announced that Mark and I were in the process of buying a house. We just had some finances to come up with before it would be ours. I had saved $3200 toward the closing costs, but they amounted to $5600. My older sister, Sherill, gave me $1400, but I still needed another $1000. Continue reading
Last fall, I wrote about how God opened the treasure houses of heaven and showered Mark and me with more blessings than we could have ever imagined. Money was coming from multiple sources in unexpected ways. But it wasn’t just monetary blessing. I’ve been waiting for months to write about what God is doing for us… Continue reading
There have been a couple stressors in my life for a while now, and today I was able to take care of them both in one fell swoop! (Or at least, one fell day.) Part of this involves confession time… Continue reading
If you’ve been following for the last few weeks, you know that I’ve been trying to get hired as a receptionist (or client services professional) at H&R Block for several weeks now. I had the paperwork finished, but because the district manager died last month of a heart attack, my paperwork ended up getting booted out of the system. The manager at the Tigard office, Diane, has been helping me get back into the system and I was finally hired on Monday, the 9th. Tuesday was my first full day of work. Continue reading
Several of you have asked me about Mark. He left the day after Christmas and headed south for training in Florida. He arrived at his destination on Thursday, the 5th. On the 6th, he went to check out his new school.
So much to do, so little time! We wanted to go to the Christmas Eve service at church last night, but we were busy doing our last minute shopping and wrapping for each other after spending a day catching up on laundry and trying to get ready for Monday. We wanted to go to the Christmas day service this morning, but we were getting dressed, having breakfast, and opening our presents before going over to my older sister’s house for Christmas dinner. We had to leave her place early to continue getting ready for our big moves tomorrow. Still, we read the Christmas story and listened to “real” Christmas carols about Christ’s birth. It was a good day.