one year!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

well it is official. as of last tuesday josh and i have been married for one year!!! we celebrated this day at a young life camp- loving high schoolers & sharing the gospel. it was not ideal no, but it was still a good day. lets start with camp as a whole:

my high school girls were sweet- i tubed with miranda. to be clear i do not tube... dont get me wrong i love the thrills but i have back issues. so sweet mir let us go pretty slow. the whole week was great- camp is always different. it always holds new treasures. this year i had a bunch of seniors in my cabin- along with some ragtag other girls. it was great- all 22 of us in one cabin. 8 beds on the floor. crazy. sara cross led in my cabin- thank goodness for 2 leaders. the girls were crazy. they were all in very different places in terms of their relationship with God. but for the most part they were all honest. and cared for one another. and had deep questions. the seniors especially were considering life- and what it means to live life to the full. it was great. i loved being with miranda. "my first yl girl." it makes me tear up thinking how far we have been together. she is literally the most mature high schooler ive ever seen. she loves the Lord. she loves her friends. oh and how i love her. shell be off the VT this year and she will do amazing things. i know it. absolutely no doubts. excited to visit her and some other girls in the fall.

camp. all that matters is that God did the work. not me. and that is what i trust in.

anniversary. like i said not ideal to spend it at camp. but we met at 4 to be with each other and look at some pictures of our wedding together. to just relax and be with each other even if it was only for a bit. we even headed over to the snack bar for some anniversary treats courtesy of Will Cox. josh enjoyed is mega mocha cookie milkshake. and i always love a good fountain coke with a warm chocolate chip cookie. i felt loved that day. by the other leaders. by my high school girls. even sloop & fetz (program team) mentioned it in their skit that night. everyone sang happy anniversary to us at dinner. we weren't forgotten. thank you everyone for making it a special day.

as for josh & i- we are headed out tomorrow. josh surprised me with a little overnight trip to manteo. we will be staying at the burruss house inn where we spent last july 24th at. what a sweet husband i have. i feel so very loved. cant wait for our time together to relax and just be. currently, i am a little sick- sore throat and such. but nothing will stop this mini-moon to be anything but wonderful.


its been a while...

Friday, July 20, 2012

so i have been m.i.a. in the blogging world for a while. i think its because a lot of things but a lot to with the fact that i am just so angry about not being able to put pictures up on here. so i am sorry about a long break from posts.

now we will turn to this some updates: this week has been crazy and fun. we celebrated joshs birthday on tuesday- he turned 23. thanks for a few of his closest friends for coming out to celebrate. his first birthday as a husband. oh and not to mention, his first birthday as a teacher! yup that is right.

josh found a teaching job. he will be teaching at Booker T. Washington High School right in the heart of norfolk. He (we) are beyond excited. the school is probably the most urban you will get in hampton roads.  and he loves that. so what an answered prayer.

anddd... tuesday is our first anniversary. wow. i have no words. it is true- it goes by crazy fast. i cannot believe it has been a year already. so much has happened- we have changed so much. and learned and fought and we grew. i love marriage and being married to josh. its easy but not so easy. i am just glad i get to do life with him forever.

we will be celebrating once we come back from young life camp- tonight we leave for lake champion in new york with 122 high school students from grassfield. its the biggest trip we have ever taken. we are excited- this year will look very very different from years past for a number of reasons. but none the less the gospel will be taught and everyone at the camp will be able to hear what God has done for each one of us. i am sad we will not be able to really celebrate our anniversary on our anniversary- but i am glad that the Lord has called us to his mission and I know he has BIG plans for this trip.

have a wonderful week.


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