Thursday, December 11, 2008

Christmas time at our house

This year is mine and TJ's first Christmas together as a married couple. Last night we went driving around looking for a tree, come to find out everything closed the minute before we got there, but eventually we ended up buying one from Wallmart, we took it home, drank hot chocolate, and decorated the tree... it was a wonderful evening, and I can't help but look forward to the fun that TJ is going to continue to add to our family, and what a great fun father he's going to be... :)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


This is the discovery stage of TJ and my life, we are figuring out how to live life with another person who grew up in a different home than, we are learning to be selfless (although very hard), and make compromise when things don't go our way. I am missing my family, but enjoying every second I have to spend with my TJ. I also am getting to know the Shropshire family, and all their little kwirks. I am also in the nesting stage, and am trying to make our home look like a place we would live. So TJ and I are painting our room as you can see. I will take pictures of the end results, but so far it's just an olive green.
I am excited to be going home to California for Christmas, seeing how I wasn't there last year.
I am making new friends here, and am exited to have people who are willing to get to know me, and invest in me.
TJ and I are looking to get involved in our church here some way, so we will see how that plays out. RIght now I am setting up house, writing thank you notes, and cleaning. At the beginning of next year I will be starting an 18 week patient care technician program, so I'm pretty excited about that, and where it might lead me to work next. GOd is good and in control. I am proud to be HIS child.