Friday, August 28, 2009

marriage license drama...

Well, we are eights days away from the wedding and today's major task was to apply for the marriage license. Gotta love Flint Town....the website was completly wrong about what documents were needed. Good thing I called to find out and Andy's mom was able to overnight the correct document to me. Well we get to the courthouse to apply and walking to the elevator I saw one of my student's parents with a baby. I greeted her and asked who the little one was...her reply this is my surprise baby, she's 16 days old. I found out I was pregnant the day before she was born. WOW....we got on the elevator and saw another parent of students I had worked with. I filled out the application and then proceeded to the counter where the lady told me Andy's birth certificate wasn't correct and she had to get her supervisor to approve it. I asked how can it not be correct when that is what they issed at birth? The supervisor approved "against her better judgement" as she put it. Then we find out they only take cash or checks so my dad had to run over to the bank across the street to get the money. Yes, my dad paid for me to get He got back just in time before they closed and had to actually pass the money through the door to me cause they locked him out. Now, tell me why they make it so hard to get a license. I understand that they have to make sure we aren't related or married or all that stuff....but come on really? O least we are one step closer to being married.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

11 days away....

Red Sox vs. Tampa Rays...Stadium #2 for us!

Our new furniture!

Our soon to be family... this was right after I got there....all of our shower gifts were in the room.

It is hard to belive we are 11 days away from our wedding. After an incredible time in Florida I have made it back to Flint to get the final details set for OUR WEDDING DAY.

I am totally amazed at the ways God has blessed us in this time of preperation. From all the deals we got on wedding stuff and vendors to getting a job in Venice. God amazes me and his faithfulness is evident through this job opportunity. I had given up on my search for a job in Florida the week before I was scheduled to fly back to Michigan when the office manager at the church in Venice came across a newsletter from a Christian Counseling agency who was looking to expand and needed professionals. I called the agency right away and was amazed that they were looking and praying for someone who was trained in working with children and families. We set up a time to meet and I was hired at the interview. It was so evident that this is the place that God had for me to work and be involved in ministry. I am delighted to be one of the therapists working with a great team of professionals and Christians. I am already praying for the clients I will serve in this new job...I look forward to starting after the honeymoon.

I am inlcuding some pictures from this summer and I figured I should update the blog before we actually get married. Excitment doesn't even begin to describe how I am feeling 11 days away from the wedding. I can't wait to be Andy's wife! While I was in Florida we spent lots of time working on setting up "our place." The best part was shopping in thrifty way and finding so many good deals.

More updates to follow as we get closer to Wedding Day!

Some of our teens at our house before I came back to Michigan. Such a great group of teens!