Monday, June 21, 2010

Summer Update

So I was looking through my calendar and realized that next week is July 1st! That is so crazy to me. I am so amazed at how quickly time goes by-especially the older I get. Wow. James was right when he said "you are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes!" I have been learning so much these last few weeks about different things and look forward to sharing them, but let me back up. Here are some highlights from the past month!

1) Guy finished his first year of school! Yea! He made the dean's list both semesters! PTL! He is enrolled in summer school right now so keep him in your prayers.

2). We went to the annual Rockbridge YL leader weekend over Memorial Wknd and had so much fun! We learned a ton (about making daily choices that will affect the rest of your life and that Jesus will meet you where you are-John 11), we had delicious meals, and enjoyed the beautiful scenery.

3). The next weekend I went on a girls trip to Nashville! Oh we had so much fun! Stephanie, Jenna, Nina and I packed up and left our kids with our husbands and enjoyed a wonderful weekend of fellowship, eating, bonding, singing, dancing, shopping....I could go on. The last trip we took together was 7 years ago!! on spring break in Destin. I should go scan an old photo of us in our bikini's. :)

4). Guy started at Master Provisions! Another praise! We are so blessed to have received support from so many of our friends and family! We are at HALF of our monthly goal so Guy was able to start full-time! We are on a SUPER, SUPER, SUPER strict budget but it is so worth the sacrifice for Guy to be at a job that he is passionate about. We have been learning so much about God wanting us to rely on him for our daily needs-to find hope and joy in Him and not material things. I struggle with that a lot because before when we had extra money I could go and get whatever I wanted, when I wanted it: food, clothes, movies, music, accessories... And now I am asking Him to provide it and if he doesn't then maybe we don't need it. I don't know. Still learning! I am just kicking myself for not living this way before. Everything is so temporary and you just don't realize it until it smacks you in the face! Ask my sister about this too!

5). We leave for summer camp on Sunday morning and I am getting excited. It will be a special trip because Jess and Vince (or Dess and Bence as Braylen calls them) will be there too! It will be awesome to share the week with them.

6). Also Braylen can swim by himself with his floaties! It's awesome! He loves it! He laughs the whole time! He is learning and growing so much!

We are thankful for everyone who reads our blog and hope that you find encouragement to trust in the one who made you and has a plan for you! See ya soon!

1 comment:

  1. Brooke HemmelderJune 21, 2010 at 4:29 PM

    You are such an inspiring, wonderful person! God blessed this family when Guy married you. I love reading your blog. Know that it always brightens my day!!!