Life Updates

Blogtember 9/23 - A "life lately" post. What you're up to, how you're feeling, how you're doing on your goals, etc. Thank you Blogtember for suggesting this post. I know I do the 'lately' posts every other Thursday but I wanted to give a more updated life post. 

First off, tomorrow will be month 6 of marriage! hooray! I'll have to say, I'm pleasantly surprised at how great marriage is. So many people warned me of the 'first year', where you fight and realize Mr. prince charming isn't so charming and blah blah blah... Well, so far marriage has surpassed my expectations. Dave is my best friend and life with him has been great. No we aren't perfect but I can honestly say that we are growing and learning. I've learned that communication, prayer, reading the Bible together, and being patient while we both learn how to love each other are necessary for success. 
Life in Woodward - well, as many people know, moving here sent my emotions into wack-o mode but six months here have been good to me, I'm not so wack anymore and I'm enjoying small town life =). What do I do now in Woodward? First off, I still don't have a full time job and I'm ok with that. Yes, you read that right; no full time job. I know our culture is very big into work, building a resume, etc and that is fine but sometimes when I tell people I don't work full time, have asked me if I am 'soul searching' or they are just kind of surprised. Honestly, it felt weird to not work full time but one night at dinner Dave and I were talking about what we had read in the Bible and I told him that God showed me that being a wife, and focusing on loving Dave and living simply is exactly what I'm to do now...back to the point of what I do ... Tuesday mornings I go to the Senior Center. I visit with the people there, sing with them during their choir hour and play the piano when needed. Those people are a blessing to my soul and some of them are Christians who have a love for Jesus that amazes me. Also, every other Tuesday I am cleaning a house for a family in the area. 

On Wednesday's and Thursday's I am watching a cute little boy. His parents go to our church and both work. It's a long story but God worked it out where I can watch him two days a week and another lady from church watches him three days a week. He is one of the most laid back and happy babies I know. Also, when his Mom comes home from work we usually visit for a bit. It's been a big encouragement to visit with another Christian who loves God and is a lot of fun too - so, Kinzie, thanks a bunch!!!
Dave and I recently started working with the kids from church. We volunteer every Wednesday. There are about 150 kids and they feed them dinner, play games, share the Bible with them and have a class time. We are only into the third week so we are still getting to know the kids but so far we have enjoyed it. It's good to be serving. I'm also going to crossfit 2-4 times a week. Crossfit has been great because not only am I getting a killer good work out in but I am getting to know and meet some wonderful people who build a great fitness community.  
So, there you have my life, all written out. It's sounds so much busier written out! I'm thankful for my life in Woodward. It's simple. I have time to spend in the Word, time to spend with Dave and enough work to do to feel productive but not overly busy. 


  1. Happy 6 months! Jordan and I had a tough first year, but I know it's different for everyone. Glad you're enjoying being married, friend!

  2. Great post! I know what you mean about people saying "horrible first year." Ours has been wonderful too! And about the "no full-time job," I love that you are doing that. It's very common for people (and me) to measure our worth by our busyness, and that is simply NOT true. In fact, I think it's counter-productive many times.