Sunday, October 28, 2012

Still Alive.

Hello. I feel like I've barely breathed in the past month. But I'm here. 

And no, we're not having a baby. It seems like most times people have an extended blog absence it is due to a baby. 

That is definitely NOT the case. Yet.

We do have a house, though! And we LOVE IT.

It seems like we've barely been there since we've moved in...but we love it. I look at Jordan multiple times a week and just say, "I love our house." And he does the same. Well he looks at me. He doesn't look at himself and say that. 

So what have we been doing??
  • The day we closed on the house, we went to a retreat at Mountain Top Youth Camp called Extreme Weekend for college age and 20-somethings. Jordan did the music. Amazing as always.
  • We packed up, painted 4 rooms in the house, painted the apartment, and moved.
  • We had Jordan's parents, grandparents, and sister stay with us.
  • We had our first ever youth group meeting. At our house.
  • Jordan started a new basketball season.
  • We started a new study with our church (and any visitors!) on Love and Respect by Emerson Eggerichs.
  • We went to the NC state fair a couple of times, and took my sister-in-law Anna and cousin Brooke for their first time. They also stayed with us.
  • My car broke down, which made us into a one car, carpooling couple there for a while. (Don't worry, Lexi is back, you would definitely know if she died for good because I would be overcome with sadness.)
  • We took the youth group to the fall youth rally in Greensboro and stayed there for a weekend.
  • I've had six Scentsy parties and much more to come.
  • We took a much needed mini-vacation to Williamsburg, VA to colonial Williamsburg and Busch Gardens.
  • And all of our other normal obligations in between. :)
So now you can probably see how I've barely had time to breathe. This was all in ONE month.

But I'm not complaining! It's been amazing to see God working in our lives in so many ways and filling them with blessings and responsibilities. I just don't want to get caught up in my own bubble and plans, I want to seek HIS direction and daily guidance.

I'll hopefully be blogging more regularly. My goal is 3 times a week...but I can't promise anything! Haha. 

Here's some pictures of the aforementioned activities.

I was so happy to finally be HOME!

Our regular drinks at the Love and Respect study. We have it at a coffee shop. And neither of us drink coffee. 

My beautiful sister-in-law Anna eating a Krispy Kreme burger at the NC state fair. Pretty much my nightmare. (I hate donuts if you're new to this blog.)

Some more sights at the fair!

The guys playing football in the pouring rain at Extreme Weekend. Yes, there were injuries. Yes, I was under a big umbrella but still got soaked. 

I love Mountain Top Youth Camp.

My hero.

My favorite ride at the fair - the Zipper!

My cousin Brooke, me, and sister Anna. Love them. :)

I melt every time.

Some of our awesome youth group, Jordan, and one of my best buds Sydney who also helps with the youth. We had a bowling kick-off night!

At Busch Gardens. I'll tell you more about that later. :)

I've missed y'all! My life isn't the same without being in the blogging world!


11 comments:

  1. What a HUGE house! How will you ever fill up all that space?!

    I've taken a vacay to Williamsburg + Busch Gardens before! It's a good time, can't wait to hear more about it! :)

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  2. I've been wondering how life was going for you! Dang girl, you have been busy! But what blessings have come during this busy season in your life :)From the exterior, your home looks gorgeous! And I am loving all of the involvement in your church! What great opportunities to share in fellowship with the youth and other members of your church! Hope you have a great start to your week! :)

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  3. What is love and respect about? An actual book or more of a devotional. I just fibished The Shack and I am looking for a new read!

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  4. Hi Ashley! I'm Emily and I recently started following your blog -- I love it! Glad you're back. Your new house looks amazing! And I have heard so many good things about the book Love & Respect -- I have it but haven't had a chance to read it yet!

    Looking forward to getting to know you more.

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  5. Good grief girl...busy isn't the word!!! S L O W D O W N!! :) P.S. I LOVE doughnuts!!!! LOVE THEM! How could you NOT love a hot, Krispy Kreme???? :) Glad you are back!

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  6. girl you have been SO busy!! sounds like a good busy though :) so happy for you & Jordan with your new home :)

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  8. We miss you! Please blog again and update on the house decorating!

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  9. Looks like you've been having a lot of fun!!! So glad I stumbled upon your blog... love finding other Christian women on here :) Happy Holidays!

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