Friday, June 26, 2009

Josh Update Plus Apartment Pictures!

Well I haven't given much of an update since Josh left and there are no wedding pictures up yet! So, let's get to the juicy details. Well I don't know about juicy...but here are the details!!

JOSH WILL BE HOME ONE WEEK FROM TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WAHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you couldn't tell by all my exclamation points, I'm just a little excited. hehe We have fortunately been able to e-mail back and forth...even several times in one day sometimes. If we catch each other online at the same time then we get a chance to message back and forth rather than waiting hours or until the next day to hear from each other. Although, I really do wish I could hear his voice. :-(

He hasn't really liked being cramped on a ship the last month, but who would really. He said that ship life is really hard and very stressful. I did write in my last update that he's getting to work on the deck and not scrubbing dishes, but I think some days he wishes he were scrubbing dishes. It's definitely manual labor on the deck moving really heavy chains, doing all the needed jobs to ready the place for planes to land, and some mechanical work. He works from about 6am-6pm with a break now again...which is his e-mail time! It's definitely been a growing experience for him and I both...but probably more so him. Since he's been gone our things from Louisville arrived and I am DONE decorating!! Well, done decorating with all the things we already own that is. Our room still needs furniture in it and there a few wall things I would like to add. Josh's mom will be bringing a few things when they come visit in August that are some Navy memorabilia from his grandpa that I can't wait to display. Basically, I feel more at home now!

I've visited a church the last two weeks that I really enjoy! I met a girl named, Amy, last week and as we got to talking she's from SPRINGFIELD, MO! She is just here for the summer living with her sister and brother-in-law while doing an internship at the church. She'll be graduating from CBC in December and walking in May. Which means, if I move back home during Josh's long time away, she'll be in Springfield and we can continue our friendship! We've been tanning on the beach a few times this week and she and her sister came over last night for a girls night. The Lord is definitely blessing me. Speaking of blessings....I GOT A JOB!! Unfortunately it doesn't start until August. A slight turn of events happened on their end and will end up having help until the end of July when they thought they needed someone else. But like I said, the Lord is blessing us and providing financially for us in lots of other ways! He is so good...ALL the time.

Below are some picture updates of what the apartment looks like so far!!

Look familiar? This is our guest room.

Our room...not much in it....gotta get more stuff later.

Dining room!

Fun Fiesta Ware always brightens things up!

The only addition to the kitchen (besides more serving ware)...a favorite IKEA item that
has followed me through all three apartments thus far!

The piano that hopefully I can relearn to play!

Finally a cozy living room!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


Goodbye to what?

1.) Josh
He left for his one month training deployment yesterday. Am I sad? Of course. But it's only a month and I know he's safe! It's only for training so I know he won't be harmed at all. Ask me again if I'm a mess in 4 months when he leaves for the Persian Gulf for 9 months. AH!
**Update on his time on the ship....He isn't working in the galley scrubbing dishes!! He's actually on the flight deck doing better work! YIPPIE! Also, he informed me that Master Chief is working on helping us get all that back pay from the beginning of boot camp. I don't know why he's wanting to help, but God is good and is providing! Please pray it really does come through this time!**

2.) The "Pet"
I'm not sure what was going through Josh's mind two days before leaving me for a month, but he came home with a domesticated pet rat....cage and all. I couldn't believe it!!!!!!!!!!! I mean, of all things a rat??? Why not a fish or a CAT?! It went back to the pet store today! They only gave me my money back for the rat, not it's giant cage that cost $70. UG! I'll try that one on craigslist. Anyhoo, I'm rid of that and enjoying the apartment...rat free! I told Josh in our last e-mail that I took it back and he didn't say anything about it when he responded! PHEW! I escaped that one!