Sunday, July 3, 2011

What we've been up to...

Hi, everyone!  Sorry I haven't blogged much since the apartment post.  There's nothing too exciting to report, but I'll write anyway :)  We've mostly been unpacking and setting the place up.  Getting settled.  I still haven't hung anything on the walls, though.  (That is my least favorite part.  I'm not a very confident decorator!)  Here are some pics of the place:
My favorite room! 

Still adding my little country touch :)

Lots of great cabinet space.

My goofball :)

The living room.  Large enough to host a large college faithgroup.

The guys.  (Our friend John lives with us.)

Front door!  Yay

The little community pool.  Andy and I just took a dip--it's nice!

Guest/John's bathroom.  I LOVE this print from Target.

Our room, undecorated.

Our little bathroom.
We also have a hallway, a guest room, and a back porch not pictured :)  I promise to post more pictures when we get the place decorated.  Our goal is to use these next two weeks to finish up the "settling in" process as much as we can.

On Sunday July 17th, our Antioch Tempe team is having our first real meeting.  We're having a Vision Rally at the Phillips' house, where we'll share the vision for our moving out here and what our church and movement is all about.  We'll be inviting any Christian believers we have met or already know out here and will invite anyone to be a part of what we're doing here in Tempe.  Then we'll have our first church service (again at the Phillips' home) at the beginning of August.  So, in other words, we're getting close to the starting line here, and I want to have the little details taken care of.  Andy's been taking care of the car stuff (changing our insurance, getting new registration, etc.), so I'll be the domestic one :)

Another thing we've been doing here at 2525 College Ave is job searching, resume sprucing, and praying!  I am still waiting on a nursing job--part time or full time--and Andy is applying to various part time jobs.  He has an interview at a tutoring center on wednesday.  He's been study up on Trigonometry and Calculus--so funny!  He has to take a literacy test in addition to the interview.  He'll do great, he's so smart.  You can pray that we continue to walk in faith and trust God in the waiting process.  We know He will provide.  We definitely do not want to be like the Israelites who were brought to the desert, but doubted God's goodness.  They ended up wandering in the wilderness for way longer than God had intended because they didn't trust Him.  Some ended up getting the blessing, but only after 40 years.  Lord, may we continue to be faithful and trust in your GOODNESS!  My resume is out at several different places. I'm praying for a specific job at a pediatrician's office.  We'll see.

Lastly, I drove to La Quinta, CA with my friend Kristen this weekend.  She was going home for several days to work on support raising and talk about our church plant at the church her family goes to.  The drive is only about 3-4 hrs (depending on how fast you drive... ), so it was fun to go to another beautiful locale so close by.  She grew up in the desert of California, so she is used to this Tempe climate.  We had grand plans to visit Disneyland or Universal Studios.  Naive us, we thought the tickets would be like $30-50.  Um try $80-150!!  No way.  We ended up sleeping in that day and driving up the mountain to Idyllwild, a cute little mountain town.  It was very quaint.  Here are some pictures from the weekend.

This is the view from her front yard!  Amazing!

Kristen's childhood home!

Idyllwild, CA

Gorgeous views from the drive down

Sweet friends

My "wish you were here" photo

1 comment:

  1. FUN to be so close to Cali!! Go back to Disneyland on your bday, when its free. :)