Monday, October 17, 2011

On Physics Homework

The biweekly battle that is my physics homework has commenced. This has often been a traumatic experience, but with the help of my loving husband I get through. Tonight, I was doing quite well, and the following conversation took place:

Husband: My little genius...(affectionate smile)
Me: You might say that I am your protege.
Husband: ...let's not be too hasty.
Me: Haha! (getting back to work) Hey! This one's about a monkey swinging!
Husband: Glad we weren't so hasty.

Yeah, we have fun.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Hold My Heart

Due to general lack of interest, I did not continue writing about Ireland. It was a great trip, but I don't need to write every detail. Instead I will fill you in on the first half of my semester at "real" college.

--Car accident Labor Day evening involving a large black SUV who didn't think it was his responsibility to stop and give me his insurance information.
--Failed a test. And then another two. This motivated me to work harder.
--Went through some of the craziest emotions I have ever known. I think this is what depression feels like?!

Thankfully, I wasn't left in my upside down state. While I can't believe how intensely hard the last few weeks have been, but it is absolutely wonderful to see how God works through some really tough things. And through it all, He perfectly supplied my poor husband with the grace he needed to help me get through. Levi is doing VERY well in school this semester.

Here on the other side of the crazy, I can see how God used it all to MAKE me trust Him. Though I have struggled more than ever to read the Word, I have never felt closer to Him. And here is hoping (and praying) that when things get hard again, I will trust Him even more.

Anyway, there is a Tenth Avenue North song that summarizes my feelings about this semester. If you have never heard them, they are pretty great...I love how they don't shy away from being human and instead use it to proclaim God's grace.

One tear in the dropping rain
One voice in a sea of pain
Could the Maker of the stars
Hear the sound of my breaking heart?

One life is all I am
Right now I can barely stand
If You're everything You say You are
Would You come close and hold my heart?

Though I know the selfishness of my heart, I am thankful for a God who hears me when I can only see my own pain. Praise Him for meeting me where I was, where I am, and where I will be tomorrow.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Ireland Trip

Most of you probably know that my dad took my family on a week long trip to Ireland this month. The next few posts will be devoted to details of the most amazing adventure of my life!

First of all, a large bunch of us left together from our local airport, and were planning to meet the parents and two of our siblings in the Charlotte airport during our layover. We would then fly on to Dublin together. This, unfortunately, did not happen. Their flight was delayed, and while we all made it to Dublin that night, the four of them had to wait for the next day. This made us all sad, but they had a mini-vacation in Chicago, as that was where they were sent to await their flight.

We arrived on Sunday morning at about 7 AM Dublin time. After getting through customs and waiting for our bags, we met a bus driver who was there to pick us up. It was very fun to see someone holding a sign with out last name at the airport :)

The drive out to Dalkey would normally have taken an hour or more, but with it being Sunday morning, and our bus driver's apparent lack of fear, we made it in much less time. We rested a little in the morning, and had a good look around our historic lodge and its surrounding grounds. Then the jet lag hit. Everyone was so tired, and we agreed to have an early dinner/late lunch at 4 O'Clock. The trouble was filling the time before that. We wandered around Dalkey, but it is a small village and it took little time to discover everything. We walked quite a while until we hit the shore and spent some time watching the birds and seals. Still exhausted, we finally made it to dinner. Rachel and I were probably the worst off, or at least showing it the worst. We made quick work of our dinner and headed back to the Lodge. I don't think any of us made it much past 7:00 before we hit the sack. I barely remember that day...except that there was still light streaming through the windows when I fell asleep.

Turns out, this was a bad idea, because I woke up around 3 AM the next morning.

For Monday's adventures, stay tuned!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Silly Things

Today began with Levi laughing at me for things I said in the night. I knew I used to talk in my sleep, but it's been awhile...or my college room mates never said anything about it. I think the content of my speech stemmed from two things: the fact that my mom came to visit us at our place (which was wonderful) and that I have been reading Harry Potter almost nonstop.
Anyway, the other night I (apparently) turned over, opened my eyes, and said, "Nobody has to pay for mom's because it's just magic." Levi got such a kick out of it that he wrote it on our door, on the white board. He says he has also experienced this with my little brother, Joel, who warned him to stay off the train tracks. This has led him to believe that sleep talking is genetic. :) I should ask my other siblings if they have this problem

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Shameless Product Placement

I am pretty sure this changed my life.

Had a gift card from the wedding, and picked this out as my free thing in the buy two, get one free deal. I can't believe I almost missed out...seriously, it's good.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Having Trouble Sleeping

Well, life as a newlywed is pretty great. I love my husband, and living with him is not hard at all. He likes to keep things clean, and so do I. He helps with the dishes and laundry and cleaning the bathroom. He takes out the trash. He is basically wonderful. The only problem is, I can't sleep.
Every time I wake up in the middle of the night, I have to fight for my blankets. This morning when I woke up, he had stolen one of my pillows. He had three. He becomes a faceless blob of blankets while he sleeps, and I can't do anything about it.
I feel free to complain about this on the web because I believe he has it worse. He wakes up to every sound in the night, so he requires a fan blowing on his face to drown out noise. I roll over about every hour or two while sleeping, and wake my poor husband in the process. When morning comes, neither of us has slept well, and it is entirely the other person's fault.
I know this is a common problem for new couples, but still. It's pretty annoying. It's a good thing I like this man, or I would've already kicked him to the couch just so I could get some sleep.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

When Everything Changes...

It has been...awhile...since I have blogged. But honestly, it's because I didn't have much to say. Looking back over the last years, I can sum up life fairly simply:

1. I went to college. Community College, as it turns out. This has given me a great appreciation for education, and of course for the TV show, Community. It is not far from the truth, people! Community Colleges ARE that weird.

2. I lived with my best friend and her family. It was super fun. She got married and moved next door, which was also super fun cause I still got to hang out with her.

3. I got married. This happened, oh, five days ago. And this, my friends, is why I have decided to blog again. Because my life could potentially become interesting now, at least to the people who like me and don't live near me.

So allow me to fill this ordinary blog with pictures of my tiny apartment and hilarious quotes from my wonderful husband.