Wednesday, October 28, 2009

new blog

so since i changed my name i figured its time to make a new blog. i'm leaving blogger and going to tumblr. dont ask me why, just need some change in my life (as if, getting married is not enough change in itself!) ha. so all of my fans need to go over there. trust me, you don't want to miss it;) my life is OH so if you even care. thats where i'll be. love.

p.s. oh ya, here is the link:

since being married and not having a ton of money, i want this for my swiffer!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

the joys of a flat tire

this morning we had a flat tire. surprisingly, i wasn't upset at all. i actually loved it. bryce got right to it and changed it in no time. I helped with the lug nuts but it really only takes one person to change a tire and he is definitely the strongest one of the two of us. it was fun to have a small adventure. we are really on our own. we have to figure out how to get to work and school. we have to pay for the tire to be fixed. it is cool how we have transitioned to new roles. we aren't kids anymore, we are husband and wife and we are trying to figure out our new roles. bryce took care of everything. he changed it and took care of me. he missed his train but made sure i got to work first (only 5 minutes late!). he was the leader, he fulfilled his role this morning. it is amazing how our roles come out clearest in moments of urgency.
i only wished that i would always feel this sense of urgency with the "spiritual". once i got to work i had an email from my mom with a video about this new treaty that the President is supposed to sign in december to establish a "world-government", giving up our U.S. sovereignty. no matter your political view, we are in the last days. Hebrews 1:2 tells us that God spoke to us through His Son in "these last days". The "last days" started a long time ago, and Jesus spoke about them. they are now! this is urgent! souls are at stake. my co-workers are going to die. my role in the body of Christ must be evident NOW! because the last days are HERE! does katie in accounting see Jesus everyday when she talks to me? does Jeremiah see me as he walks by my desk?
but it is so easy to get distracted and wrapped up in life (or a flat tire). it is easy to plan ahead and think about bryce's 2 1/2 years in school, as though after that period of time, i'll have more time to "do ministry". no! there isn't time for 2 1/2 years! its now.
james 4:13 says "come now , you who say, today or tomorrow we will go
to such and such a city and spend a year there and engage in business and make a profit.
yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. you are just a vapor that appears for
a little while and then vanishes away."
ministry is sitting at my desk, doing a fantastic job at work, working with integrity, and talking to people as they pass by. ministry right now is reaching out to them and talking about the hard times, difficulties, joys, sorrows, humorous, and mundane parts of life. my role as a Christ Follower, as one of His disciples, must come out in this time of urgency. May the body of Christ being praying for one another that we would fulfill our roles as we minister to the lost and the dying at work, at school, or wherever else the Lord places us.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

a whole lot to update blog

ok, so there are a ton of things going on in our lives right now. let me start off by saying that there are only 5 days left until the big day!!! i can't believe how it has snuck up on us! Let me recap for you a little:
So the past months have been really stressful. we were really feeling called to Fresno but I wasn't finding a job and we couldn't fin
d an apartment and we were wondering if bryce wasn't going to be able to go to PT school or not. there was a lot of crying and pleading with the Lord and worrying until bryce and i took time apart to really seek the Lord to ask Him to make it really clear to us what to do. He didn't give us any direction...all He said to us was "Trust Me" and "Wait". So a week or so later bryce and i still had no clue what to do. I told my mom that the Lord really was going to have to step in and drop a job in my lap because i had done EVERYTHING i could think of to find a job. the next day bryce called me telling me that a place that he worked at last year (in sacramento) was looking for a receptionist. i got an interview that weekend but was holding my breath because nothing was falling into place so far on this whole job issue. i sat down for the interview and the lady said to me, "this is not an interview, i'm just going to tell you what you are going to be doing for me." OH MY WORD....the Lord totally gave me that job. He wanted me to know that He is the provider, not me.

I can't tell you how much this is all falling into place. I start the monday that we get back from our honeymoon! We signed a lease on our apartment on friday! the Lord is just working everything. i am so blown away, and i wonder why...of course He was going to come through! ugh...i'm trying to trust...i have no reason not to, but it gets so hard sometimes.

So, these last 3 weeks have been a whirlwind. we have changed total direction. bryce is going to go to sac state and we are going to live in citrus heights. i am enjoying wedding planning so much more now that i know we have a place to live and a job that the Lord is going to provide everything for us through.

the yard looks amazing! i'm so excited for you all to come over for a wedding! bryce and i are so ready. we are busy this week with crazy last minute details....oh ya, my laptop hard drive was failing and the mac store said that they would retrieve my data for $1000.00. I thought i was going to bawl in front of the lady. praise the Lord that we have a friend who knows everything about computers!!!! he retrieved all of my info, including all of my photos, music, and wedding list!!! (this is why i haven't posted a blog in a long time) the Lord is just awesome and i stand amazed at Him!

here are a few pictures from som
e of the bridal showers. thank you everyone who has given bryce and i such amazing and generous gifts and showering your love on us. we don't deserve it and are overwhelmed by your love towards us!

my friends heather and brit

jill, me and my flower girl maggie (isn't she adorable!!!!!)

my amazing cake at a shower thrown by precious friends from my mom's biblestudy...i LOVE those ladies. they are so wise and i pray that our marriage is as God-honoring as theirs'.

my mother-in-love and my momma:) i am marrying into the greatest family!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

51 days and counting

hello everyone....i don't have a lot to blog about but thought i should, cause i know you all are dying to know any new updates of wedding details and how companies are just itching to hire me.

the invitations are almost done. i'm going to finish the address labels tonight and stamp them all so be looking for yours in the mail:) here is a sneak peak of the driving directions...they are my FAVORITE!!
also, the backyard is looking pretty much ready for a wedding. bryce, my parents, and i finished putting in all the plants and hooking up the dripper system. if anyone needs a dripper system know who to call.

other than that, bryce and i got to go to a giants game last weekend. so much fun. we love sf! and then we went to mimi's for dinner (our favorite place because of the to die for muffins!) and the Lord provided all of the money to go, we only had to pay for gas. really awesome!
(here we are at the game)

other than that, we are just waiting for the Lord to provide a job. i took my cbest test the other day with my good friend heather mazza. it was a crazy day, those people there are wonder i had so many lame substitute teachers in high school.

ok i think that is it for now...see you soon!

Friday, June 5, 2009

we officially have grass!

hello party people!
so as you know, the whole back yard has been torn apart and the worker guys have been doing a lot of digging and raking and thats about all that it looked like they have been doing, but they must have been doing a lot more than that...because we have a lawn!
now we are trying to figure out how the layout is going to work.  some of you may be sitting on floaties in the pool.
oh and you see that circle of dirt in the cement??  yes folks, that is a fire pit!  who's ready for s'mores????
oh and ONE more thing...engagement pics are up on shannen's blog.  she is amazing and we are so happy with them!  
ok i'm done....bye!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

jet lag is just about over!

so we have officially registered!  we are poor so send us gifts...just look at these adorable know you want to send us gifts!  crate and barrel thought that we were the best looking registered couple so they gave us this free gift.  it is a heart shaped glass candy bowl and we will be selling it on ebay with it autographed by us, so look out for it later on in the week.  
in other news...i found my dress!  yes at a place called Bianca's bridal...its ok to laugh.  i would not recommend anyone to go there to buy a dress because i bought the only one in the store without tons of beading, sequence, and tulle!  it is beautiful...i really can't believe that we found it there.  God basically found my dress and the lady gave it to us half off.  my mom basically bartered with her (mom bartered with no sweat because she had so much practice in Israel).

anyways, so check, check on the wedding dress and registering.  we have only 10,287 more checks to go:)  

oh and the backyard is looking fabulous...actually there isn't anything there except dirt and fresh poured to follow:)

Monday, May 18, 2009

jill's birthday

here is the video that i was teasing you with in yesterday's blog.