Monday, May 21, 2012

Psalm 139

God is so good!! Jason and I were just talking about how long we are comfortable with waiting for a house on base in Colorado. We decided that by the middle of July, if we did not have a definitive answer we would start checking out rentals off base... Well, this evening we called the base housing office and she informed us that the two people ahead of us were placed in a house or did not respond to them within seven days to get a house. So, WE GOT A HOUSE!! It won't be ready for us to move into until June 28th or so, which works our perfectly since we are house/dog sitting for two weeks until the end of June! We were so stressed about not having a place of our own and God had this place already lined up for us.

Just this afternoon I was reading in Faith Deployed about how God knows every step we take before we are even born and there is no where that the military can send us that God is not with us. The girl that wrote this passage references back to Psalm 139. This chapter is so encouraging for this time in my life since there is so much unknown. Yeah, we know we are going to Colorado for two years, but then what? Don't get me wrong, I am really excited to be going to Colorado and I am not stressed about the future, but as long as we stay in the Air Force we are only going to see a few years into the future at a time. My favorite verse from this chapter is verse 16... "Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid our before a single day had passed." If that doesn't put my mind at peace, I don't know what will!

This passed weekend we went camping with the amazing Eckhardt's! We canoed into our campsite on Friday night and came back Saturday afternoon. It was an adventure and we had a lot of fun with them! The only downfall was the massive amounts of ticks we had at the campsite. Once we got home we found a total of about 21 ticks between us and the two dogs. Apparently they liked Lacy because she had about 17 on her alone. It was quite the experience, but looking back it was really funny! :) Not a camping trip we will ever forget.


Love them :)

He loves me.

Misty did such a good job in the canoe. She wanted to
jump into the water the entire time, though.

Still haven't started packing yet. I feel like I have a ton of time, but the movers come in 10 days. Thankfully I don't have a house full that I have to pack, just a few things. I have time... I hope ;)

Friday, May 18, 2012

The Countdown Begins

Well, here we are, a little over two weeks from our second PCS. The movers come in 13 days and we head out four days after that. It still hasn't sunk in. Probably because everything in our house still looks the same, you would never guess we are moving halfway across the country. I'm really excited for the next chapter in our lives but also sad to leave everything we have built here. But that's military life for you.

A couple of weeks ago my parents came for a visit. They were here for five days and it was a time filled with lots of laughs and love. We went to the Kentucky Derby, but ended up leaving early and watched the actual race on TV at home. There were 165,000 people there, it was humid and our claustrophobia was kicking in haha. But overall, it was a great visit :)

Placing our bets!

Grilling with our HUGE grill ;)

Lucas Oil

The Avengers in 3D

Our winning tickets :)

Yesterday was my last day of work here in Indiana. I start my "new" job at Dr. Couchman's on June 11th, so I have a little time to relax/pack/move until I get back into working. I am glad that we are moving, but it was sad to leave, once again, the people I have gotten close to at work. Wendy, the other assistant, gave me a baby blanket yesterday that she had been working on for a while. It has pink and blue in it so whatever we have (and whenever we have a baby) we can use it. It was so sweet of her! I really will miss her. She brought breakfast yesterday and then prayed with me before everyone else got there. 

Later today we are heading out on a little camping trip with the Eckhardt's! We are renting canoes and going out to our campsite for tonight and tomorrow. I am so excited!! We haven't been camping in years. We are taking the dogs in the canoe, so hopefully we will all stay inside the canoe ;)

Even though Jason and I lived in Colorado for four years (five for Jason), I am really excited to make new friends, start a new church and make a life for us... together. When we were there before, we had our own separate lives. We would see each other on the weekends, but that was about all the time we had together. Now that we are married we will be able to get involved in a lot more! Our pastor here at High Rock Church sent us a couple churches in the area that he thinks might be a good fit. The one that stood out to us the most was Discovery Christian Church. They have a small group for military members and their spouses. It is lead by an active duty member and helps you get connected while in a place for a short time. I am really looking forward to checking it out. Here is the link in case you are curious ;)

Finally, Jason is FINISHED with his final project. The documentary that he has been working on since October is finally done and turned in. He still has class for the next two weeks, but the worst of over :) I am so proud of him for getting his Masters in less than a year! Not many people can accomplish that. God has truly blessed us these past months in Indiana. We had no idea what to expect when we got here, but it has been such a growing experience in our love and marriage, our walk with Christ and individually. 

With the future unknowns with military life, I find this verse speaks peace to my heart daily...

Deuteronomy 31:8 "The LORD himself will go before you and will be with you. He will never leave you or forsake you. Do not be afraid; Do not be discouraged"