Friday, May 15, 2009

One Week...

One week from yesterday will be my last day at work. Odd. Actually, after today I will have 4 days of work left. Crazy. I'm still feeling pretty good about it, although I do get a little sad every now and then. :o) I've got a lot of ideas floating around up in my head right now as to what I'm going to be "doing" after I get back from Texas, and I'm excited about the possibilities. :o)

One week from today I leave for Texas. Exciting. :o) For those of you who don't know, my sister-in-law, Lauren gave birth to my first nephew on Wednesday, May 6th. As far as I know, everyone is doing fine, and happy and healthy. Well, not all are HAPPY. ;o) Apparently Taylor is very jealous of her new baby brother (who's name is Jacob Ryan Pinkston, by the way). Her mama says that she is very mean to Jacob and anyone who holds him. I feel bad for her, but I know it will pass. Funny little kids. :o) Hopefully she's not mean to me though when I'm down there, because I can't wait to see her, and plan on taking her off of her mama's hands for a little one-on-one time. :o)

Well, Mike leaves for Anchorage on Sunday night, for more training for work. He's going to be gone all next week, and then gets home the night I'm leaving for Texas, so we're barely going to miss each other. Bummer. We weren't exactly planning on being apart for three weeks, but that's just how his training worked out. We will survive I suppose, but being apart for a week when he went to California was rough. They say that absence makes the heart grow fonder though, so maybe sometimes people need that. :o) Someone should check in on him though, and make sure he's eating more than frozen burritos, subway and taco bell. ;o)

I'll try to post along the way while I'm in Texas, but we'll see how that goes. I'll probably have quite a bit of down time since Kaylee is going to be working a lot. But, I've also got a pretty full list of things I want to do while I'm down there, and I'm just hoping we can get everything in. :o) Trying not to stress though. It IS supposed to be a vacation, after all. :o)

Alright, well I haven't updated in a while, so I just thought I'd say hi, and let you all know what's going on around here. Hope you're all having a great day! :o)

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

My Friend

The day before the Clark Family left to go back to Hawaii, Tori and I got together to do a photo-shoot. We had a lot of fun, and look forward to many more practice sessions this summer, so I can get better at photography. :o)

Tori is, hands down one of my very best friends. I love her more than I could possibly say, and I really don't know what I would do without her. She is always such a Godly encouragement to me. And she just has this way of so sweetly, softly, yet firmly, telling me when I'm wrong. Seriously, I can't take a "what you're doing is wrong" talk better from anyone else than I can her. She's always there to help me have a better attitude, and think on the positive side of things, when I'm complaining about something. Especially here lately. She's been there for me when I've gone through, and am going through tough situations that I simply don't know what to do in. She's such an encouragement to me, and I'm so thankful that the Lord brought her into my life all those years ago at the Coffee Cabin. :o)

We never know where God's path of life is going to take us, but I'm so glad I have met her along the road. I really believe that God is going to do great things in her life, and am so excited to see what He has in store for her.

I love you, Tori. :o)