Tuesday, June 1, 2010

life's little blessings

i've been on a bit of an unintentional blogging hiatus but in my defense i have been very busy. you see literally the day after my last post i had one of the most memorable conversations of my life where i was told by a boy, that i very much admired, how amazing i was and how he wanted to pursue a relationship with me. yeah, i know. pretty good news. it was shocking to me as i've never had a guy be so up front with me about his feelings before, but it was so unbelievably refreshing! so the last 6 1/2 weeks have involved lots of long phone conversations and late night chats by the car as we probably set the record for the longest goodbye ever. oh new love... it makes us do funny things.

so here's a little photo for you of my boyfriend gerald and i (yup i love that i can say boyfriend now... haha). he's smart and funny and sweet and loving and gentle and the list goes on and on. i'm sure i'll expand on all that another time. there's more exciting news to share!

i bought a house! almost 2 weeks ago i settled on an adorable townhome in the city that i've grown to love. i knew last summer that God was calling me to move to this community but i had no idea the amazing plans that He had set for me. under normal circumstances i would never be able to be in this place, but He worked out all the details in a way that all credit can only be given to Him!

my life has been consumed with painting, lifting heavy furniture, lots of shopping and way too much check writing. the feeling i have at the end of each day when i get to just rest and soak it all in is so wonderful. this is MY home! God has entrusted me with this place and i am so happy. i'm surrounded with such great people (including my pastors and several of my church family) which made this feel like home so much quicker!

i will update with before & after pictures soon. i'm still in the middle of getting everything how i want it, which i'm sure will be a forever process, but i like how it's all coming together. so hopefully i'll have more to show you soon!

i also had the privilege of witnessing my beautiful niece emeline kay enter the world on may 10th. she has already added so much joy to our family and i love watching my sister in her new role of "mommy." she's doing an amazing job and with such grace. i'm blown away with how calm she has handled this crazy transition in her life. makes me think i'll actually be able to do it someday, too. haha!

so as you can tell life has been busy, busy, busy but so very good! thanks for sticking with me on this crazy ride. :)


13 comments:

Brittany Ann said...

Yay! So glad we got to see Gerald here! Oh, I am just so overjoyed for you! After you told me the story on Saturday, I was bursting for you!

Gina said...

My goodness! Gerald is a CUTIE!! You two make an adorable couple. So glad things are going so well for you. :)

the weldons said...

so many great things happening in your life!!! so happy for you!!!

Katie said...

Okay, LOVE that you say boyfriend :) and GEEEEEEZ I cried when I read what you wrote about me. I wish I handled it with as much grace as you say, lol...thanks sis.

Kishah said...

Oh! Congratulations! As I am very much into houses--working to be an architect---I would love to see pics!!!!!! :)

Keshet said...

Soooooooooo excited for all that God has been doing these last couple months! And happy to see you finally get a chance to share it with the (blogging) world. :) Love you!

Sarah said...

love it girl! so excited to hear all the things happening in your world. you are amazing!

Tatiana said...

alright... You go girl! Got yourself a man and a house in just a few weeks! I guess a ring is next??? I'm so excited to know that you're doing so very well! You so deserve it because you're awesome!

Bethany said...

What an awesome picture of you two! You both look so natural together! I am anxious to meet him. So some day soon I would really love to check out your new house! I know you are one busy woman, but is there a day of the week that is good for you? XOXO

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Congrats on the new relationship and house!!

Laura and Ryan said...

I'm betting you make the best aunt in the whole world! Enjoy that little princess she is adorable!

Michelle said...

Congrats! New love is definitely a sweet thing.

Congratulations on purchasing your new home.

I found your blog through Brittany but I also read Katie's blog too.

Melissa G. said...

That's awesome! Lots of good news! I'm so happy for you!