Saturday, May 23, 2009

we're back

after about 15 months of nothing, i've decided to try and do this blog thing again. i always feel like nothing is going on in our lives worth writing about, but i'm learning that's not true. we're about to undergo several exciting things.

we're going on a shortcation for our 6 year anniversary. it's longer than a daycation, and we're going somewhere so it's not a staycation. it seems to be the new "in" thing to make up vacation words, so we're going on a shortcation. our anniversary is sunday, may 24 and we'll be gone until the 27th. it's a surprise for matt, so i won't tell you know where we're going, but we'll put up pictures.

we're starting the P90x workout routine. what i've gathered from others who have done this is that it's an intense 90 workout routine with a bunch of different styles that you can do at home while watching the dvds.

"P90X is a revolutionary system of 12 sweat-inducing, muscle-pumping workouts, designed to transform your body from regular to ripped in just 90 days."

we'll also be going to colorado for 2 months for a training and confernce. we'll be in ft. collins, co for june and july. the first 6 weeks will be a training for other campus crusade staff members who are going overseas long term, and the last 2 weeks will be a conference for all campus crusade staff members. we hope this will be a time to get us back into the weird world of crusade, and slowly transition us back into thinking about living overseas.

so with all of these exciting things, i thought this might be the time to try and get in the habit of blogging. we've also gotten a new used camera (thanks brooke) so it gives us a good excuse to use that.

i hope that this sticks this time!

Monday, February 18, 2008

our house

if you're here looking for pictures of the house we're living in, like i suggested you do in our current update letter, i must apologize. there are obviously no pictures of a house on here. i threw out that idea before i realized that we've misplaced the cord to connect our camera to our computer thus making it impossible to post pics.

we'll continue to search for the elusive cord, but if it permanently escapes us we'll buy a new one. then i'll let ya'll know about the picture situation.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

my attempt at sharing

so for my first entry i will express my usual dislike of sharing (especially to potentially millions of people). not that i'm arrogant enough to believe millions of people will read this. but it's a possibility. at the training matt and i just returned from they strongly suggested, if not presented as a requirment, all new staff start a blog.

so here i am.

the other twist to this "sharing"story is this. in order to go overseas with campus crusade (the company for which we work) we had to take a personality/psychological test of about 800 true/false questions. the results of this test were spot on. the main thing that was brought out about me was that i am unable to express my inner world.


at first i was understandably confused, but since then i've been praying. the Lord has provided opportunities for me to share. some i've taken, some i haven't. but i'm starting to learn what my inner world is, and how to share it with others. so hopefully this blog will help me to grow in this area that i'm apparently deficient in. if you have any suggestions, i'm listening!