Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Settling In

Aside from all the name change business, Kyle and I have been keeping busy with the general week-to-week stuff:
  • Work: Kyle is working full time while I nanny two days a week until I'm done with grad school.
  • School: I'm finishing up my thesis for my Master's Degree this May! I just got the approval on my research proposal and a mentor to oversee my work, so I'm excited to get this thing started and finished in the next 3 months.
  • Church: We finally get to serve together on the communion team (it's the little things that get us excited) now that we are married. I'm still serving leading in the Kids Ministry in the late morning, and Kyle has started serving as an usher because our services have been so full lately!
  • Community: We have our regular weekly community group through church where we discuss each week's sermon in light of what's going on in all of our lives. We also each have a separate men only/women only group that gather once every two weeks. It's nice to be able to get together with members of our same sex and dig into timely struggles and joys. 
  • Recreation: Kyle's ankle has finally healed so he's back to basketball once a week (and I know he's really happy about that!). On the days I don't nanny, I go to the gym in the morning. I've been looking forward to this a lot lately because on my new robot phone I can download sermons to listen to while I'm on the elliptical. My favorite pastor to download right now is Alistair Begg (ladies, his Scottish accent is mesmerizing, I'm telling you).
  • Being married: Being married is just the best thing ever. Having your favorite friend around all the time seems like it will never get dull or boring! Perhaps we're still in the "honeymoon" phase, but we're totally ok to just soak it in for now :) Our church has been working through a sermon series called Real Marriage, so we've been setting aside time each week to discuss the content and how it applies to our marriage. This includes a bi-weekly date night!

This week's date night was our monthly trip to Taco Bell.
We had to limit ourselves to one trip a month.
We we're so excited this month and may have went a
little overboard. We did manage to eat it all though
(not with out a little regret and a large stomach ache)!
  • Spending time with family: My sister have been fortunate to spend a lot of time with my mom lately, as well as spending time with my new sisters and cousins (and all their kids!). 
  • Projects: More to come on that in the next post :)
Giving it grace: I was telling Kyle the other day that I've been having trouble orienting myself within my "new life". I'm the same me, but the places I go, things I do, and way I spend my time have changed dramatically in the past few months. Sometimes I just find myself sitting on the couch in our condo not really knowing what I should be doing with myself in that moment. Those are the times that I know I am supposed to be pressing into God and asking Him to guide my steps (even if it's something as silly as "Get off  your tush and go to the gym!").

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