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:
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:
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:
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!