Sunday, May 31, 2009

it's summah-time!

We've been all busy, and aren't really slowing down now that it's summer. So here's some updates!

Robert finished his first year of seminary! Hooray! Finals are all done, and there's no more school til August. We're already getting to see each other more.

The day Robert finished finals, we went to go look at a place to live this fall...and we decided to go for it. It's on the bottom floor of a 2.5 story house. The people that own the house go to Covenant, and are going to let us share a backyard, internet, a doggie door, and most importantly....a fire pit for s'mores. We're going to be moving at the end of July and be in a cheaper place without mold on the ceiling and pee in the hallway and WITH an awesome park and a cool family to share the house with us. So yay!

Also changing for us is our job situations. As I type, Robert is at training for Schlafly (a St Louis brewery), where he will be working in addition to Starbucks - at least for now. Also, I quit the Alpine Shop because next week I start nannying 2-3 days per week for a 5 month old little girl.

We're also planning on camping and going to Nashy for a wedding, so our summer will be busy, but a lot more fun than studying...and it's so wonderful and warm!

If you have a minute to pray for our friend Ruthie, please do so. She was in a car accident in high school, and the injuries from that accident are keeping her in chronic pain. She needs surgery to help correct some of this pain, but that surgery costs $100,000 that won't be covered by insurance. Some amazing people are throwing a benefit concert for her in Nashville this week, so if you're in town and want to go, it'll be awesome. Or just pray for her and that this concert will raise a lot of money for her.

And Ross and Lindsay are leaving for Italy on June 15th, and need to raise more money to really cover their support. Pray that they'll be able to raise this money quickly, and that it doesn't get in the way of their transition to Florence.

We'll check in soon!

Monday, May 11, 2009

look at our fun weekend!

Robert's in finals, bluh. But once he's done, we're going to actually see each other - hooray!

No huge updates, but here's a few pics from our fun weekend with Nate and Cassie. We knew we missed them lots, but having them visit for a couple days made us realize we REALLY miss them, and there's no way we can go this long without seeing them again. Lots of fun, lots of laughs.

You don't quite get the full effect of the Arch here, but it's big. I also have to include my favorite quote by Cassie ever..."Sometimes, chocolate is the only good thing in a day"
That's why I like her.

Now that the Taskers left, we're diving back into work for a week, then heading to Nashville for Kristin and James' wedding.

Til next time...