October 31, 2008
Saturday morning I will be enjoying brunch along with the other Miss Twin Cities ladies as we sign contracts for Sara (Miss Capital City) for the year. It's going to be fun, and I can't wait to see the ladies. I haven't seen them since pageant day. It's been a little chaotic in my life since.
Saturday afternoon I'll be heading to Jimmy and Jessie' MN wedding reception. Orion is working Saturday morning and into the afternoon. So I'll be solo for the day.
Later on I'm baking up a super cake for Orion's birthday on Sunday. He turns 31! We're going to have a small little gathering of friends, he's not really into parties but he indulges me anyway since I love birthdays and making the people in my life feel special when it's "their" day. I'm excited to relax with friends, it's been a crazy week for me. Happy Friday people, and Happy Halloween!
I pray that as I go through this, I learn a lot about myself, my husband, and where God has us now. Where he wants us to be, and what he has next. I pray that I am open to all that he would want to teach me during this time, or any other time in life for that matter. I pray against bitterness in my heart, I pray for purity in my actions when dealing with the thoughts, feelings, and people who have hurt me through this process.
I pray I find peace in all of it, and I pray for direction. I just wanted to say thank you to all of our family and friends who have been so supportive of us during the last week. Thank you for all your prayers, and your continued prayers.
October 30, 2008
October 28, 2008
That is my reality now. It's been a very rough week for me and my Husband, as you can see from the lack of posts this past week. I have been out of touch from the blogging world, and reality in general. Last Wednesday my world stopped, and life changed forever for Orion and I. I lost my job this week and as I sit here I'm still try to make sense of it all. Without getting into all the details, I have questions, I have hurts, and I am grieving the loss of what was more than just a job to me. It was where I found peace, where I found that I could do what I loved and do ministry at the same time. Where I truly felt like my gifts were in use. And now that it's all gone in 1 decision, it makes it all the more hard to deal, and try to move on.
It's been a few days now, and there are two things that are getting me through all this; trusting in the Lord, and my Husband. It's hard to imagine that God knew all this was going to happen. It's hard to make sense of a situation like this, but the only thing that does make sense is that God is faithful. And even though I am worried, scared, and not sure how to start all over again, I know that God still loves me. So, I will grieve, and cry and try to make all the sense I can, and after I've done all that God is still here for me. ( 1 Peter 1:5)
Two, my wonderful Husband who has been there for me since the moment I called him and told him what had happened. He's been more than I could have ever imagined in this situation. He's been so wonderful. I am so thankful that I have him in my life, during a time when I need someone the most he's been there. He really should get a "Husband of the Year" award! I don't know if they have that, but maybe I'll make him some kind of award.
In the last few days, as I have been praying, and thinking, the Sara Groves song; "He's always been faithful" keeps coming back to me. And I am pointed to many times in my life where things have not always worked out the way I would like them to, but God has always taken care of me, and helped me through these times of trial, worry, and just when I think I don't have enough strength to deal with anything anymore God gives me strength and some how by the grace of God it all works out.
You can not control anything in life, but God is faithful! And these are the words, and prayers that I am clinging to during this time in life. I know one day I will wake up and this situation will be less painful, and won't hurt as much, and some how I'll move on from that horrible day when the world stopped and felt like I didn't know what to do next. Today I woke up knowing that God is with me through all of this, and right now that's enough.
October 21, 2008
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October 16, 2008
Tonight, we've got to pick up the tuxes, pack and get some sleep for our 6 AM flight! That's right we're crazy, but I'd rather fly early and get in early rather than later.
Tomorrow we'll fly into Boston around 11 AM, get picked up by the wonderful Papia family! Ready to spend the weekend with the Bride & Groom.
It's also my 26th Birthday on Saturday, I'm not sure what the day holds for me in between wedding details, but after it's all over on Sunday Orion and I are headed to spend a day and a half in Boston. I'm looking forward to it all! Till Monday, I'll be back with pictures!
October 15, 2008
October 14, 2008
Now, I'm for sure having a hard time choosing! You can see more of them by clicking here. I'm pretty excited about all of them, you'll have to wait till Christmas to see which one or ones I choose!
October 13, 2008
A) Four places that I go to over and over.
2. High Point Church offices
3. Kathy's house
4. Showplace 16 Theatre
B) Four people who e-mail me (regularly):
C) Four favorite smells:
3. freshwater cucumber from bath & body
4. fresh pumpkin pie
D) Other places I would rather be right now:
1. at home relaxing
2. in Iowa with my parents
4. on a vacation
E) Four people I think will respond:
F) Four TV shows I watch.
1. The Hills
3. Law and Order SVU
4. Lipstick Jungle
Some of the ladies after the LIVE taping.Me and Angie.
Judy, Me and Kathy in coordinating colors. I promise we didn't plan it, we're just that in tune with each other! :)Our 2009 Judges Panel
Me and Elizabeth after Friday nights, dress rehearsal!Jessie & Becky both came to help me out for the evening! Thank you ladies, it was so fun sharing this with you!
My friend Deana, my former pageant Director who was also a judge. It was so good to see her!
Me & Elizabeth after the pageant, I'm so proud of her!
October 9, 2008
October 8, 2008
October 7, 2008
This week is not a week for the sick, this week of all weeks if my busiest week! Miss Twin Cities is this week! I've got rehearsals every night this week, and a pile of work to do for our silent auction. But... it's going to be good people! BIG news... we're crowning 2 girls this year! Miss Twin Cities, and the 1st ever Miss Capital City! I'm so excited. Here's a little preview from Sunday's rehearsal:
October 3, 2008
All my days running together...it hardly feels like the weekend. And by the time I get home there won't be much of one left either really. But I am thankful for the trip, I learned a lot...so it was worth the trip. I've been also learning a lot about my c0-workers, and bonding! Now it's off to settle into this hotel bed, and get some sleep!
October 2, 2008
It was a great day, lots of information to take in. I was especially interested in the legal part of the seminar, concerning the legal aspects of the church and what are and aren't our liabilities in the church. Later on this afternoon, Sue my co-worker took me over the Headquarters, and gave me her own personal tour of the Mecca! It was awesome!
Tomorrow we start all over again in the morning, same time, same routine. Only we get done at 3 PM, and not 8. Then we'll head to Kansas City to stay over night, and then head home to Minnesota. I'm already counting down the hours till I get to see my Hubby!
It's only 9:19, but I am tired.... I don't have much energy tonight! Plus, I'm trying to listen to Sarah and concentrate on this debate...... till next time... toodles!
3. October is the 1st Anniversary of my photography business. 1 year ago this month I opened officially for business, it's been awesome. To find out more, and to get the scoop on all my anniversary specials check out my photography blog for the skinny!
October 1, 2008
I've been able to travel all over the state of Minnesota for my job since I started in November, it has it's advantages, and disadvantages but for the most part I love my job. I don't however love being away from my Hubby for days at a time. To bad I couldn't pack him in my suitcase.
After a long trip here all day long we got into Springfield about 7 PM, headed straight to dinner, and then checked into our hotel. After turning on the lap top and answering the days emails I find myself here at 10:19 PM unwinding, and thinking about turning in.
I'll be here till Friday late afternoon, and then we will make our way back to Minneapolis, with a stay in Kansas City for the night. Saturday sometime, I'll be home again in my own bed. Even though these hotel beds are pretty great, I'd still love to be at home with hubby & Bentley!
I'm not sure what to expect from this conference, I'm the newbie.... but I am going to learn, take it all in, and absorb what I can and be thankful that I have a job, and get to travel and go to some fun places. It's an adventure, I've never been to Springfield or Missouri for that matter other than driving through once.
Till tomorrow, when I have more to say about this trip, and might possibly know what this conference entails......