Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Cars, Cars, Cars

As most of you know on March 20, 2010 I got into a car wreck... So my car looked like...

Needless to say, my car was completely undriveable. So Joel and I went car shopping. the plan was to get a car with a low apyment that was only a few years old. However, my sweet sweet husband was willing to part with his dream car in order for me to have a better car. So we both ended up with new cars. Look at what we got!

His and Hers 2009 Nissan Sentras. (Mine is the black one)

Inside Joel's

Inside mine

From the back

This car is the FIRST car I have owned, and its all mine! It's also the FIRST time I have had a nicer car than my husband! (Mine has bluetooth, intelekey, a spoiler, and a few other little perks)  It's also the FIRST time I got to drive a car off the lot!

Thank you Joel for loving me more than your car!! I know how hard it was for you to give up your Infiniti, and I promise someday you can have your dream car back! I love you!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Softball Season

Our ABF class has a mens softball team and Joel decided to play. Tonight was their first game. Joel played catcher, and boy did he look good!

From where I was sitting, every time someone swung the bat it looked like they were going to hit Joel in the head.

The below picture is Joel hitting a ball into left field that was unfortunately caught.

I was amazed at Joel's natural athletic ability. He was home-schooled so he was never really given the opportunity to play organized sports growing up. I was one proud wife watching him play. I also enjoyed sitting and talking/cheering with some of the other wives. Our team gave it a great effort, but they lost. We have another game next week, so better luck next time.


As most of you know Joel and I both got jobs at a grocery store called Aldi. They have recently expanded from up north and are opening up lots of locations in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area. So grand openings have consumed most of our lives recently (hence the lack of blogs).

For those of you who don't know about Aldi, you should really check them out. It is a different way to shop. First of all, you have to rent your shopping cart. It's kind of like at the air port where you put your quarter in and it gives you a cart. After you are finished shopping you return your cart and you get your quarter back. The experience is also different because you have to either bring your own bags or pay for them. They also don't accept credit cards, only cash and debt. (But if you ask me you shouldn't be paying for groceries on credit card anyways). I know I am trained to say this, but everything Aldi does is to save you money.

It is a great place to work. We both started as cashiers and have already become shift managers. While I love the job, manual labor is not what I thought I would be doing when I graduated from college. So you can pray that I will find contentment in what I am doing and where I am now.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Spring Break

It was so weird not having a Spring Break this year. It is the first time in my life I can remember not having one. However, Joel's dad was in town for a couple of days so we got to spend some time with him. We haven't seen any of his family since we moved back to Texas in October.

And on Monday we drove to Flower Mound to see Erin and Jordan. We hung out and played a new game from Europe. I lost horribly... but that is nothing new. We also went and changed all of the tuxedos that the guys picked out for the wedding. Here is everyone at Men's Warehouse.

Then Erin, Jordan's mom, Jordan's sister and I went to Davids Bridal to look at Erin's dress. She is going to look so amazing, not that she doesn't all the time. We also looked at Bridesmaid dresses. We found one that we all liked, and that I look good in! Yay for that!

Then the rest of the week Joel and I worked the grand openings at our stores... more on that in a different blog. And that is how Spring Break went. Sometimes it is tough to grow up.


 On Saturday night I visited North Place Church near my house for their Easter production. It was very simple, no major theatrics, no large set, no over the top drama, but it was incredibly moving. We sang then the pastor preached the resurrection story. As he was telling about each of the disciples, they came on stage and took their place at the table for the 'Last Supper'. Once he was finished the song 'I Want to Leave a Legacy' came on, you can hear it here. As the song was playing the soldiers came in and 'killed' each of the disciples exactly how they were killed in real life. Then a group of twelve teenagers/college kids came up and replaced the disciples. It was very moving, and it was a challenge to our generation to leave a good legacy. I guess it just really hit home for me because it made me think about the legacy I am leaving behind. My great grandmother celebrated her 91st birthday this week, and she is an amazing woman of God. She has left me with a great legacy, and I just hope that one day my grandkids and great grandkids say the same about me.

As for Easter day, it was very uneventful. Joel and I went to our church, the Heights. It was a wonderful service. After church, we came home to my parents house and ate fried pork chops. Since there are currently no little ones in our family (and by that I mean the youngest is 13), we did not have an Easter egg hunt. My mom had these big eggs full of candy for us though. Then Joel and I took a nap. That night we went and picked my sister Breanne up from a friends, she is just now on Spring Break.