The Yeagers

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!