Wednesday, July 29, 2009

our jobs

Well as you can see my wonderful husband has discovered our blog and has begun posting. I am excited to see what kinds of things he adds to this blog. He's a brilliant writer and has incredible wisdom that the Lord has blessed him with.

For my post I am finally sharing about my new job and I thought I'd share about Blake's as well. First Blake has gotten himself a job at Blockbuster at least until school starts. After that we will just have to see how school turns out for him and what kind of time he will have on his hands. He's enjoying it and is able to get mainly day shifts so we still get to spend our evenings together....which is a huge blessing!

I have now worked at my job for 2 and a half weeks. If you didn't know I am working at a wholesale monument company in a sort of secretarial position, but helping out also with some of the art and layouts on the monuments. I am really really enjoying the job and really enjoying all the people that I work with. It is such a blessing to have this job. The Lord has truly provided for us thus far. I trust him fully with our future.

That's all for now, but I hope to post pics of our new home soon! :)

On Forgiveness

People are hesitant to forgive because deep down they understand that true forgiveness would be an invitation to the offender back up to the same moral level as the offended. When we ask for forgiveness what we are asking for is grace. We are asking for the one we have offended to forget the offense altogether and carry on as if it had never happened. This is an audacious concept and why true forgiveness is such a difficult thing to give.

After a person realizes that they have done wrong they are moved to a lower moral level than they previously occupied. They know it and the offended knows it. It is natural, perhaps even just, for the offended to relish their newfound position on a higher moral level as a consolation prize for having been offended. This, however, is where grace comes in. Grace understands that this perceived moral discrepancy, while extremely evident, is an illusion. In reality each of us have committed offenses against one another and have lowered our moral standing consequently. Grace remembers Paul’s words, “In humility consider others better than yourselves.” Allowing someone who has offended us to remain on this illusory lower moral level is impossible if we are considering that person better than ourselves. Therefore, the Christian has no choice but to forgive. Not only to emulate Christ’s forgiveness of ourselves, but to combat pride in thinking of ourselves above others.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

On the Wireless Mouse

Unless you’re working on a desktop with a monitor that is excessively far away from the port for the mouse, there is absolutely no reason anyone needs a wireless mouse. They suck up batteries, they are inherently less reliable, and they are easier to lose. Yet, here I find myself typing this on a laptop with a wireless mouse. The same wireless mouse I’ve had for four years. I know I have put far more money into the batteries for the mouse than I would ever dream of paying for the actual mouse. The replacement procedure for the mouse is a difficult and frustrating one, often resulting in a loss of connection between the USB input and the mouse that forces me to try to figure out the completely random pattern of button presses and unplugging necessary to reignite communication between the two infernal devices. On top of all of that, I’m out of batteries now and find myself forced to work with the two square-inch touchpad on the laptop with a broken left click and low sensitivity.
But, I have no intention of buying a wired mouse, though they only cost about $10. For whatever reason ,when the batteries aren’t dead and the communication between the mouse and USB is working, when the sliding panel is not stuck and the mouse is on the right surface, I beam with pride over my wireless mouse. Occasionally I even place the mouse on the armrest of my chair where no corded mouse could go and work from there for a while. Not because there is any necessity in doing this; just because I can.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Our Wedding!

Here are some photos from our wedding that I edited!

Saturday, July 18, 2009


Well we are married! haha sorry it took me so long to post about all this. It's actually been three weeks ago today that we got married! Crazy how time flies. The last three weeks have been crazy. I am going to do a separate blog for each of the three weeks and then when I receive my wedding pics back from the photographer I will post those. The week directly after the wedding we were on our honeymoon, which was wonderful.

For those of you who didn't know we went on a cruise out of New York City up to Canada. We stopped in St. Johns, New Brunswick and Halifax, Nova Scotia. It was beautiful in both places and stayed in the 60's so it was nice to get away from hot Texas weather. When we docked back in NY at the end of the trip we spent that day in NY, which was the fourth of July. It was cool because we got to see the fireworks! Here's some of my favorite pics from our trip:

As you can see we did a lot of fun things. In both places that we stopped in Canada we went on what the ship called "excursions". They were coordinated and put together by the ship and it just made it super easy to get around and plan your day on land. In New Brunswick we went to the little fishing village of St. Martins and had some yummy seafood chowder and walked into sea caves while the tide was low. In Nova Scotia we took a boat out into the harbor of Halifax and saw lighthouses and pulled up a lobster trap. They they took us back to a restaurant where we learned out how to crack and eat a whole lobster. It was messy and fun.

While in New York we had a cab drop us off in Times Square and we just walked around all day seeing famous sights like: NBC studios, times square, central park, FAO Schwartz, Toys 'R Us, Empire State building, etc. Then in the afternoon after being super super tired of walking we went to the movies and saw Public Enemies. Finally in the evening we got dinner from a hot dog vendor and sat and watched the fireworks. It was so wonderful!

Well that's about all for post: Moving to Waco!

Sunday, July 12, 2009


It was only a few months ago that I found myself writing a post about my Nonnie and her passing. Now her dear husband has joined her in eternal life. This morning my Pa-Paw passed away peacefully in the arms of my Mimi his daughter-in-law. I loved my Pa-Paw very much and while I am sad that he is no longer here, I rejoice in knowing that he is with our Lord dancing in heaven with my Nonnie, his wife.

By the grace of God I got to see him for the last time the day after my wedding. He had not attended the wedding due to his heath and the high temperatures that we experienced on the day of our outdoor wedding. He did come the day after though, to my parents house to a sort of brunch they had for our family. It was wonderful to see him and spend such an exciting time with him.

One thing I will never forget about my Pa-Paw was his tender love and compassion he always showed to his family. The devotion in which he took care of my Nonnie was breath taking. He stayed by her side through thick and thin, sickness and health, poorness and wealth literally until death did them part. On the day of our wedding while I was saying my vows I not only thought of the husband I was saying them too, but each of the couples in my family who have been shining examples of life-long marriages and love. My Nonnie and Pa-Paw were one of those examples. I also thought particularly of the men in those relationships and the way they treated their wives and how they acted out the Biblical command of "cherishing". My Pa-Paw was an incredible example of that.

On that last day that I saw him he didn't say much, but sang the entire song that he has always sang to me since the first day that I met him. It goes:

K-K-K-Katie, beautiful Katie,
You're the only g-g-g-girl that I adore;
When the m-m-m-moon shines,
Over the c-c-c-cowshed,
I'll be waiting at the k-k-k-kitchen door.

I love you, Pa-Paw and I can't wait till one day we are together again in heaven with our dear Lord.