Thursday, January 29, 2009

Bad Make-up Job?

Nope, it's my very first black eye... well it's more like a red eye, but I'm still very proud of it! One of my co-workers asked if I got in a fight and I said, "Yeah, and you should see the other guy!" but here's the real, not quite as exciting story... Mark & I were playing soccer last night with some other people from the college and I tried to block the ball with my eye... "keep your eye on the ball" right? Maybe not the most intelligent thing to say unless you like wearing what looks like red eyeliner... which I happen to like quite a bit right now! :)

Sunday, January 11, 2009

A New Year

Well, work and school are back in progress, so we're getting busy once again. Last week, before everything started back up, Mark & I were blessed to have a few days off to go down to California to see my family. It was really nice to see everyone again. Adam & Meca and Mark's parents and younger brother even made a special drive out just to see us while we where there... don't we feel important! :) Unfortunately I forgot to get out my camera while Mark's family was there.
The first week back at work was really slow with not many students, but hopefully that will be improving soon. Mark is excited to be taking a full load at school this term and I'm hoping the excitement will last the next 9 weeks as homework and class projects increase. One nice thing is that his job has slowed down so he'll be able to focus on school more... even though an extra paycheck would be nice, I think it's better for him, and God has still been providing everything we need.
As I write this I'm listening to frogs outside and it reminds me of growing up going to sleep to the sound of them and crickets... it's a comfort sound I still enjoy hearing. It's so easy to get caught up in all the busyness and crazyness and then to stress out wondering what we should do and how everything's going to turn out and are we going to make it? Sometimes it's good to just stop and listen.
"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." -Jesus (John 14:27)