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Thursday, August 28, 2008


Meet our beloved miniature dachshund (son), Toby. We got him the month after we were married and he has been so much fun in our home. We are convinced that life wouldn't be the same without this little guy in our lives.

Toby got a long overdue bath and haircut this past weekend from PetSmart. We were visiting Aaron's family in Columbia and we all agreed that he looked and smelled awful. But after they gave him the "summer special," which included a lemonade scented shampoo, haircut, and professional teeth cleaning...he was so perfect. :)

Please note his little "mohawk." I'm not sure why his hair grows like this, but he (we) always get compliments from it!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

New Job

The past month and a half as been filled with very tiring days of me being very aggressive with my job search. The job market is really hard right now and the bachelor degree is losing its value in the workplace. Technical skills and trades (which I lack) are becoming the most needed credentials rather just a "piece of paper stating BS or BA." The job search was quite discouraging and caused a lot of lack of trust in God on my part. Aaron would always remind me that I was sinning and God has called me to always trust Him.

Thankfully, in spite of my sometimes faithless pursuit of employment, God has provided me a full-time job in a church office beginning August 25th! I'm so grateful for this offer. A Christian school had also offered me a K-4 teaching position, which I had originally accepted because it was the only offer I had. But, I really didn't feel very good about taking it. I'm not sure that teaching in the classroom full-time would be a good fit for me. During my second day of orientation, I received an unexpeced call from the church saying that they had a position and wanted to interview me. The church has offered more money, less hours (37 vs. 40 hrs/week), and is only 8 minutes from home (the school was over 30 min away). So, God has been very kind to me and even if He hadn't provided a job for me at all...He has already given me more than I deserve. The only thing that any of us deserves is an eternity separated from Him in hell. And He has saved Aaron and me from that through the crushing of His Son on the cross - Thus, we are always doing better than we deserve!