The Yeagers

New Blog! December 9, 2008

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Well, I have jumped on the bandwagon that is Blogspot. Why? Because I can make my page cuter and customize it more 🙂 So, here’s the new address….

 

brittandjonyeager.blogspot.com

 

Check it out!

 

Dallas, Philadelphia, Thanksgiving, and a Tonsillectomy…OH MY! December 3, 2008

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Howdy, all! The past month has been quite busy here at the Yeager household. I’m really looking forward to the Christmas season when things will hopefully settle down!

 

We’ll start where I left off…November marked mine and Jon’s 3 month anniversary! It’s hard to believe that in a few days, we will have been married for 4 months. It has gone by so fast and I am truly blessed by the husband God blessed me with. We have so much fun together! Jon has also reached his support-raising goals and we are just over 100%! Praise the Lord. There have been times along the process that have brought me to tears to see how abundantly the Lord provided for us. We were a little worried going into it because of the recent stock market crash, wondering how God would provide. I prayed specifically for our faith and trust in God to be strengthened and He has amazed us in his provision! For those of you who are supporting us prayerfully or financially, THANK YOU! You are being used by God to bless and provide for us and we are blessed and encouraged beyond measure! May this time of pray and giving be a time of great faith and trust in your God as you watch him provide for your needs in countless ways! We love you so much!

 

November also marked my 24th birthday…WOOHOO! Another year older. As many of you know, Jon is considering seminary in the near future, so we visited Dallas Theological Seminary the weekend of my birthday. We had a blast! They had a prospective student day on Friday, so we spent the day learning about the school, visiting classes, discussing financial aid, etc. with some friends. That night, Jon’s mom made a delicious dinner to celebrate my birthday, complete with strawberry cheesecake from his grandmother (homemade!!). I felt so special! Saturday was my actual birthday and we left Dallas after lunch. Jon surprised me by taking me to get pizza (my favorite!) and we went to see Madagascar 2. It was such a fun and special weekend celebrating my birthday. For those of you who know me well, you can attest to the fact that I am no against prolonging the celebration of birthdays. HA! It was great! 

 

The following week, Jon and I took a trip to Philadelphia to visit the other seminary he is considering. We had a blast! The first day we got there, it snowed through the night into the next day. We came outside and actually had to use an ice-scraper that came with our rental car. My how things are different in the north! Here’s a picture of the cute, quaint hotel we stayed in Chestnut Hill:

 

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We spent all day Friday at Westminster, which was so fun! We had a lot of one-on-one conversations with the faculty, staff, and students. Everyone was so wonderful, kind, and helpful. Here are a few pictures from the seminary:

 

This is Westminster's sign/entrance.

This is Westminster's sign/entrance. A lot of the area we were in seemed very old world. It was so fun!

 

 

The Administration building is an old summer home that they have added on to and made their administration building.

The Administration building is an old summer home that they have added on to and made their administration building.

 

This is the library, along with the faculty offices.

This is the library, along with the faculty offices.

 

This is Westminster's Bookstore. Their prices are 15% lower than Amazon's, so it's easy to go crazy in here!

This is Westminster's Bookstore. Their prices are 15% lower than Amazon's, so it's very easy to go crazy in there!

 

We spent Saturday walking around downtown Philly. It was crazy to be in such a historical, yet developed city. We visited their Chinatown, Independence Hall, ate yummy Chinese food at a huge farmer’s market, and went shopping. It was FREEZING! Mix 33 degree weather with wind and shade from the buildings and you have what we affectionately know as “freeze-face” and chapped cheeks. It was still all so fun! Here are some pictures from our downtown adventure:

 

Through these newer buildings, you can see the oldest and largest masonry building in America. Pretty neat!

Through these newer buildings, you can see the oldest and largest masonry building in America. Pretty neat!

 

 

Independence Hall

Independence Hall

 

 

This is THE second Bank of America. Pretty old!

This is THE second Bank of America. Pretty old!

 

 

Sunday was our last day in Philly and we decided to visit a church while we were there. It was really great to get a small idea of the kind of Christian community they have up there. It was also neat to get outside of Philadelphia city limits and more into the suburbs…something a little more familiar 🙂

 

We came back Sunday, spent a couple days preparing for Thanksgiving, then left on Wednesday to spend Thanksgiving in San Antonio with my family. It was so great to get away again and just relax. Thanksgiving was delicious and I got to spend a lot of quality time with family, which I had really missed. I also got to see my best friend/college roommate over the break. She now lives in Arizona, so our times together are few and far between. I hadn’t seen her since our wedding, so that was so fun! Jon and I decorated our duplex for Christmas, which was so fun! One of my good friends gave us a huge tub of Christmas stuff for our wedding, including a 7 ft. tree! It has made our first Christmas together so special, fun, and cute! Thank you, Jessica!

 

And, finally, our biggest news of the past couple days would be…(no, I’m NOT pregnant!)…I had my tonsils removed! I have been fighting very frequent sore throats and swollen tonsils for the past year. It’s been extremely frustrating! My doctor in College Station referred me to an ENT and after one, quick look at my tonsils, he told me I needed to have them removed. JOY. We decided to do it quickly, before Christmas. The surgery went really well and the recovery portion has been MUCH better than I thought it would be! I’ve been extremely alert and the pain has been tolerable. Praise the Lord for doctors who know what to look for and take action!

 

So that’s what the Yeagers have been up to this past month. I hope your Thanksgiving break was wonderful, relaxing, and refreshing! Enjoy the beginning of this Christmas season!

 

Busy, Busy, Busy! October 28, 2008

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Well, I was informed by my sweet sister that an update was long overdue! As you can tell from my title, things have been busy around here! I was down in San Antonio for CBC’s Communication MInistry’s “Christmas in October” party. It was super fun! I had been working on the details of it for a while, so it was great to see it come together, as well as have a time to kick off the season with our awesome volunteers. There were new faces since I’d been there, so it was great to meet new people and visit with the old 🙂

 

Puresound, the CBC youth choir, just released a CD that features none other than Claire Bauerlein!! Claire, my younger sister, was singing in church the weekend I was in, so I was able to see her rehearse on Wednesday night. She did an awesome job in rehearsal and from what I heard, she did an awesome job during the weekend services. I’m just so proud of her! 

 

In other news, 2 of our close friends, Danny and Andrea, got engaged last weekend! Danny gave her a beautiful ring that was his great grandmother’s. They are a wonderful couple and we couldn’t be happier for them as they plan for their life together.  It was also neat to be on the other side of the engagement…the married side! 

 

This past weekend, Jon and I went to Grace Bible’s college retreat in Grapeland, Texas. We had a great time! It was really great to get away for a weekend and just relax. I had the opportunity to sing with Jamey, our college worship leader, which was awesome! 

 

Other than that, not too much is going on in the Yeager household. Jon’s support-raising is going well. It has been really neat to see the Lord provide and encourage us along the way. We continue to remind ourselves that all provision comes from the Lord and are eager to see the many ways he provides for us in the spring.

 

I hope each of you are doing well! May the Lord bless you this week!

 

I’ve found my new obsession! October 11, 2008

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And his name is Austin. As Jon was writing his support letter, he was looking through my pictures for a picture of himself and of us. What he found was roughly 9 million photos of my nephew. Well, I just added some more and thought I’d share them with you! As most of you know, he has begun walking. Aimee has posted a few pictures on her blog of Austin standing, so I figured, being the obsessed aunt that I am, I should post a few of my own! Here they are!

 

 

Please excuse the blurriness of some of these pictures…he’s quite the mover! In most of those pictures, he was playing hide-and-seek, which means getting a picture meant taking a ton and hoping he was still in one of them. I hope you enjoy his pictures as much as I enjoy him!

 

The Griswald’s live across the street from us…

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Here is proof.

Yes, this is one side of their duplex. Pretty crazy, huh? After Jon told me I should check out their yard (I’m still not sure how I didn’t notice it on my own…), I thought, “I have to get a picture of this.” Please excuse the blurriness of the picture…I was trying to be discreet as I began by taking pictures of our duplex, our tree, the front of their duplex, etc. Anyways, I thought it might give you a laugh. Enjoy picking out your fave Halloween scare!

 

Pics from last post, Jon’s Birthday Celebration, and Ring Dunk! September 24, 2008

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Well, for some reason, some of the pictures I posted on my last update didn’t show up. Here are the pictures of the flowers Jon bought me for our one month anniversary, the Pre-Hurricane Ike sky, and Hurricane Ike effects:

Jon celebrated the big 2-3 last Thursday. It was our first birthday as a married couple! (Can you tell I’m into the whole “celebrate everything because we can” mode?!) It started early with a breakfast casserole I managed to surprise him with, coffee, and gift-giving time. It ended with his parents coming in for dinner (Jon requested Frito Pie…hehe), singing happy birthday, and eating cake. We had a lot of fun and Jon said it was his best birthday yet 🙂

In other news, I finally dunked my ring! After two years of wearing my non-dunked ring, I finally found the perfect time to do it. Actually, my good friend, Andrea, was just getting her ring and didn’t want to dunk it by herself. In an effort to keep her from having to dunk alone, I volunteered myself. Tea was our drink of choice that evening and after downing a pitcher of it, we were feeling quite accomplished AND stretched. Not the best feeling, but we had a great time!

Jon and I are going to San Antonio this weekend! WOOHOO! I can’t wait. I’m so excited to see the fam and catch up on all the new things Austin is doing…like WALKING. Seriously?! Aimee sent me a video last night of him “toddling” and it is the cutest thing I’ve seen! I really hope he remembers me and we are fast friends 🙂

Jon and I are still loving married life AND each other. We are embarking upon the journey that is support-raising. Jon will be working as a college intern at Grace Bible Church (GBC) here in College Station. While a substantial part of GBC’s budget goes toward the college ministry, it is not enough to hire paid interns. This is largely due to the fact that 60% of GBC’s congregation consists of students. Therefore, we have the opportunity to ask people to partner with us in ministry, whether that be by prayer or by a financial gift. I know this will be a walk of faith for Jon and I, but I am fully confident in the Lord’s ability to provide through his people. I’ll keep you updated 🙂 And, since I’m unaware of everyone who reads this, if you’d like to partner with us in any way, feel free to let me know! We’d love to have you be a part of our ministry here in College Station.

Well, it’s well past my bedtime. And yes, it is only 10:55. Thanks for stopping by and checking in with us! May God richly bless you today!

 

One Month, Hurricane Ike and A Clean House September 13, 2008

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Howdy, all! Wow, it’s been a crazy past week!

Jon and I celebrated our ONE MONTH ANNIVERSARY! WOOHOO! Now, I know that to those of you who have been married several years, this may seem small. BUT, we’ve decided to celebrate the months this first year 🙂 I can’t believe how much faster time seems to go on this side of marriage. In honor of my husband of one month, I’d like to say a few things that I just LOVE about him!

  • He can ALWAYS make me laugh. I’ve laughed more than ever in this first month of marriage! I definitely married a fun, funny guy 🙂
  • He loves the Lord with all his heart. No matter what season my spiritual life is in, I can trust that Jon will love me and lead me in a way that encourages me to spend time with the Lord. This is such a blessing!
  • I love being involved in ministry with him. Jon and I have been blessed to lead a group of college-aged leaders this year and we are having a blast! Jon definitely leads well and I am happy to serve alongside him.
  • He is patient. I must admit that there were tears during my time of “transition.” Jon’s phrase? “Just let it all out. Just let it all out.” Isn’t he wonderful?!

I made Jon a card and he bought me some flowers. Here’s a picture of them:

In other news, I am working in the Grace nursery once a week. I started this last Wednesday and loved it! I am in the 2 year old class and I’m getting quite a taste of what Austin will be like in 1 year. It’s crazy how different they are! One of my favorites was a little boy that had on a shirt that said, “I think my name is No-No!” Isn’t that hilarious? More stories to come, I am sure 🙂

Also, as most of you know, Hurricane Ike has been making quite the appearance around Texas. Since Jon and I only have about 13 channels (we got VERY basic cable!) we have been bombarded with the facts, since all the local and nonlocal stations have had non-stop coverage. In preparation for his arrival, my body decided it was a good time to host a sore throat/cold! Perfect timing, huh? This was also our first hurricane that Jon and I have been through…and we got to experience it together! We thought it’d be fun to document some pictures. Here are the “BEFORE” pictures. The first pictures are from our backyard…the sky was so pretty. Then, the sky turned this crazy orange color as the sun was setting. It cast this orange hue over the entire city. We tried to capture it on camera.

College Station definitely didn’t get the brunt of the storm, but we did have a lot of rain and high winds. Here are some after pictures…

The storm is in the last stage of passing over us and we are grateful that not much damage was done here. We have been praying for those in Galveston and Houston who have been so affected by this Hurricane.

Finally, I have pictures for you of our duplex! Jon and I had planned to do our cleaning this weekend (I’m hoping this will be an “every 2 weeks” thing…I can hope!), and I thought I’d take advantage of the clean house. So, without further adeiu, here is where we live!

The first 3 pictures are of the living room: The first one of when you walk into our front door, the second is the wall to the left of you when you first walk in, and the third is taken from the kitchen.

The next 3 pictures are of the kitchen: The first of the kitchen table, the other 2 are of our counter/sink/etc. Can you tell we are somewhat lacking in counter space? However, I LOVE our kitchen!

The next picture is of our guest room, in the side hallway. After that, you have our bathroom (in order of appearance in that side hall!), and finally, the last 2 pictures are of our bedroom (notice the headboard Jon made…I referred to it in an earlier post).

Our duplex really does feel like home! We are loving the extra bedroom/storage. We definitely need it. When we’re living in a smaller space, we’ll be needing to do some downsizing…

I have been making some fun meals lately, so I think in a post to come, I will share some of those recipes with you. I’ve found that cooking for 2 people can be fun, but challenging. I find myself feeling as though I should eat the same portion-size Jon is eating…this is no bueno. I’m learning to make smaller portions and remember that I am much smaller than him and I should stay that way! HA! Anyways, yummy food is coming your way!

Hope all is well where you are!