Saturday, July 31, 2010

Not me

Most girls have a dresser of some sort in their room
Usually there is a mirror on it
that way they can do their makeup, fix their hair, check their outfit.
Not me
This is the first thing I see when I wake up. Greets me in the morning

We are officially moved out of 9925 alden glen as of 4:45 today.

I handed in the key and drove away for the last time. 5 years in that house. I did get a little sad. Earlier this morning I passed Jeanie driving through the neighborhood. I thought "that is never happening again!!" and when I got in the car to leave after the walk through a country song called "the house that built me" was playing.

But I am excited! I'm getting settled in the new place, my clothes fit in the closet,(praise Jesus!) I introduced Ashely to Friday Night Lights. Its already a big hit. And, I found my closest Starbucks, and they are much friendlier than the one at the Arbors

More house pics coming soon
Oh! Shay sent me this pic from Chicago. Made my day

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Monday, July 26, 2010

Shock and awe and tears

I had a meltdown. I had a "I want my mommy" meltdown. "why?" you ask. Because Saturday I made what I felt was a good deal of progress in packing. I moved some boxes, patted myself on the back and headed home. Then I found out that not only did I need to paint the accent walls in the kitchen but the entire thing, the entire living room and dining room/ sitting room (I knew that room was a possibility). And the roomies had to paint their rooms and bathroom (we already knew that)
So then I did what any 28 year old independent woman would do. I called my mommy and wept. If you don't know her, she is the best. She reminded me that the Lord is faithful, that He knows what I can and can't handle, and to rest in Him. She also reminded me that half of the stress is thinking about what has to be done, and that the best part is it won't last forever. There is an end date. And it is soon. After the phone call I felt tons better.
But it gets better. And that is where my friends come in.

Krystal came over. We started packing the kitchen. Then my hero showed up. That's right. Step-dad hero! He brougt a trailer, packed up all my furniture except my bed and drove it to the new place. Also helped me with some random fix it's here and there. And never once did he complain about the record breaking heat. Yup. And for favor repayment? "just come home for dinner soon. Mom and I miss you." yeah.
It still gets better

I left for work aware that I was one blessed girl.
I knew that 2 beloved friends were going to come and "start helping" with the painting while I was at work. Krystal had offered this during the breakdown on Saturday and Jessica had made the offer weeks ago, before we knew what all would be involved. So I expected to find some primer up, edges taped and paint cut in. That alone had brought tears of gratitude.
I got home today and found the following

And now for the kicker... After all that work...

I have the most amazing, loving, selfless friends in the world. Krystal and Jess, I can never thank you enough

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

end of an era

98% of you know me personally
87% of you have been to my house at some point
of that 87%, 56.4% of you know that I am moving out of that house.
and of that 56.4%, 92% of you have expressed some saddness.

I am moving. I am SO SO SO excited about it. I am moving to south charlotte, right across the street from southpark mall. I will be MUCH closer to work, and a lot closer to Shaynah & Michael and Michelle. I am moving in with my friend Ashley, who i work with. That means carpools! and that mean carpool MIX TAPES!!! and that means Glee SING ALONGS IN THE CAR!!!!!!!!!!
but, there are a lot of amazing memories from the house that I am going to miss.

I moved into the alden glen house with Dena 5 years ago. I vividly remember that first morning in the house. It was a sunday, and we came into the very empty kitchen. The sun was streaming in the huge window, and we just squealed a little.
Since that morning, many wonderful things have happened in that house. Dena got engaged in our living room. Emily and Daniel fell in love. I got the phone calls about many friends announcing they were pregnant. I taught Alathea to say "kenni" at my kitchen table. Shaynah and I became best friends sitting and laughing like idiots in my living room, kitchen... everywhere. I picked out and decorated my friend christmas tree as a grown up. Many many dance parties. DFL was born in that living room. It is the official home for our wonderful bible study. Lots of amazing times of worship, get togethers, time with the Lord and fellowship with eachother. Lots of friendships were built in this house. Lots of couples too.

Anyway, I am very excited about this next chapter. But there always is a sense of sadness. It will be hard being away from the north side of town. To be so far away from Crossway. It has been so nice to only have to drive 3 minutes to church. The new commute will be a lot longer. But i am excited about being able to serve south charlotte, invite some people from that side of town to church! Maybe we can talk the pastors into a South Charlotte CG... :)
Anyway, if you have had any wonderful, happy, funny memories in that house, share them with me!