Thursday, November 19, 2009

More Pics from Lake Catherine!

Our God is an AWESOME GOD!!!

Today was a great day! I had an interview with the Small Business Association for an Administrative Supervisor position, and they offered me the job! I am calling her tomorrow to accept! The job really is a great fit for what I want and works well with Kyle's schedule! God really does work in great ways when we are patient and trust Him.

This afternoon, Tracy (her husband works with Kyle) went to the Senior Wellness Center to help serve their Thanksgiving meal! It was a such a great experience! It was a great time to get to know Tracy better and get more involved with the community! It is definitely true that we get more out of giving than from getting!

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and I am really excited to see my family! I just love the holiday season! I need to start planning the meal for my very first Thanksgiving!!! Any suggestions!?!?!?

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sweet Home Troy/ Getting Settled in LR

So I was extremely fortunate to be able to visit Troy for a few days this past week! Jennifer White's lingerie shower was Wednesday and Jenny Dye's baby shower was Thursday so it was the perfect opportunity to get to see everyone!

Icing on the cake: my dad drove up to Troy too! I have not seen him or my sister in over a month so it was so great to get to spend some time with them!

Being back in Troy made me miss it so much! It was nice to be with all my friend having fun! I am, however, blessed with an awesome life here in Little Rock! We are really liking it more and more everyday!

Today was our second community group meeting, and we have already met some really nice people! We really like the church we are going to. It's called Fellowship Bible Church... Check out this link to see more about where we are going!

Fellowship was started by a group of men formerly on staff for Campus Crusades, a college ministry very similar to Campus Outreach. Their teachings are very biblical and challenge us to be more like Jesus. We love it so far!

Pics from Lake Catherine State Park!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Lake Catherine State Park; Hot Springs, Arkansas

Last night, Kyle and I made a quick trip down to Hot Springs, AR, again to go camping at Lake Catherine State Park.

When we got there, it was already dark, so we hurried to set up our tent. This didn't take long because we decided it would be a good idea to sleep in a one person tent... a VERY SMALL one person tent to say the least. Getting our sleeping bag laid out didn't take long either because we forgot to bring two! The icing on the cake? No pillows! :)

We built a fire and made smores, which we delicious! We were in the tent ready for bed by 9, and by 1 am, we already up again thanks to the cold! By 3:45 am, Kyle decided he'd been in the tent long enough and got out to build a fire.

The poor guy got out of the tent and stayed awake the rest of the night so I could sleep in the sleeping bag! I felt terrible! He was so sweet! Needless to say we will be napping this afternoon!

We hit the hiking trails pretty early, and the scenery was beautiful! The trail mixed with the fullness of warm autumn leaves and the cool colors of winter. All along the trail were small creeks of crisp blue water running fast down the mountain. The main waterfall flowed into a good size water hope so clear, you could see the sand glistening in the bottom!

With nature surrounding us, it was hard not to praise God and look on at his wondrous creation in awe. Look at all he made!!! Look how much detail and love he put into making the leaves that fell above us and the creeks we walked beside. How much more time and love he put into making us, his own children!

While I have definitely had some better sleep, I wouldn't have traded the precious time I was able to spend with my husband for anything. The time was definitely a gift from God, and a great opportunity to give Him praise.

I will upload pictures soon, but you can also click the link above to see where we were!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Pictures of the new apartment!

Hot Springs, Arkansas

Today, Kyle and I went to Hot Spring, AR. It's about an hour from Little Rock and has the amazing natural hot springs. We visited the National Park there and got to feel the hot springs. VERY HOT!!! The water was about 164 degrees. There is also a place there called Bathhouse Row. The row is all of the old bathhouses from the late 1800s to early 1900s. We got to go in and see what the bathhouses looked like. Two of the bathhouses have even been renovated, and you can still use them!

Downtown was awesome! There were lots of neat shops! All downtown there are big hot springs water fountains, and you can buy water jugs to take the water home!

We will definitely be going back there sometime! Looks like a great place for a weekend getaway!

We went to the Discover Fellowship class at our new church today, and it went well. Next week, we are starting the Discover Life class which is a four week class. After that we will join a community group. We are really excited to get connected with the church!!

I will post pics of Hot Springs and also of the apartment SOON!