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Sunday, September 26, 2010

October Events

I know that October is going to be an awesome month full of fun events because it's FALL!!! Yay for fall :) I just wanted to post some events in October that I will be attending or some that sound fun that you might want to attend. Please comment at the end if you know of anything else going on that I should check out. Remember, I've only lived in Columbus for a year so I don't know everything that's happening!

I will start by posting a link to the Buckeyes schedule so that you don't miss any of the games. I'm doing this because I know how you crazy buckeye fans are...


Oct. 2nd:
October 3rd:
October 9th-11th:
October 10th:
October 17th:
  • Columbus Marathon and 1/2 Marathon- I was totally supposed to run this thing but I discovered that I do not like to run like I used to...therefore, I chose to be lazy and not do it...this is more of a warning so that you may avoid the traffic associated with it: http://www.columbusmarathon.com/
October 20th-23rd:
I will be in Nebraska the weekend of Halloween so I didn't look up events for that weekend. Please post any other cool events that may be going on this month so that I may become a social butterfly :)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

I'm officially a slacker...

I haven't posted in two weeks and I promised I
would do it EVERY week...I do apologize for my
slacking. When thinking about what to post in my
latest blog, I couldn't possibly focus it on one thing.
So much has happened in the last couple of weeks!
Therefore, I will just catch you all up on what has
been happening in my life. And I must say that
things have been exceptionally awesome overall :)

I just happened to celebrate my birthday a couple weeks ago and it was an awesome time! It reminded me of how many people I have in my life that love me! What a blessing! There were many celebrations between family and work and friends. The night of my birthday, Jimmy took me out to eat at Benihana's at Polaris. I felt so fat after that dinner! We started off at the bar for happy hour and took advantage of the sushi specials. Not only did I take advantage of the sushi specials but I took advantage of the drink specials and had a beer...yes, a beer! If you know me well, you know that I don't drink beer! But I thought that since it was my birthday, I would be brave and try something new (I had a Kirin Light...it wasn't as bad as most beers I've had). After the happy hour adventure, we began the hibachi grill adventure!! The food was yummy, of course, and I decided to make it even better by ordering a Fuji Appletini!!! If you ever go to Benihana and like fruity drinks, you MUST try that one! Here's a pic from our dinner:

My birthday was on a Monday, and I took off the Friday following my birthday which meant a short week at work (I love my job but a short week is always amazing!). I didn't take off for birthday purposes but for wedding purposes!! Our friends Scott and Mariam got married in Nashville that Saturday! The wedding was so awesome (the pic at the beginning of the blog was at the wedding)! It was so cool the see the Indian and American cultures collide in the wedding:) Congrats to our friends!

Besides going to the wedding, we were able to spend some time with some old Nashville friends. I really do miss being there but feel so blessed that I was placed in Columbus. I know God has great things ahead for me...I just have to be patient and wait for them to happen! It was great to hang out with Shana and Casey and be around another married couple (they got married three weeks before Jimmy and I were married). I will always hold Nashville close to my heart...what a fabulous city!

That brings me to this week...it's been absolutely insane at work. Once I leave work, it's all good. My work hours, on the other hand, have been a lot crazier this week. I'm just so glad that I am beginning to learn to separate work from my home life. Here's something I've realized recently: I love my job but I love God more! It is a blessing to have a great job like mine...it provides me the money Jimmy and I need to survive...and it's an amazingly fun and interesting job! But I have no desire to be a leader in my field at the moment. I just want to enjoy what I do and not make my life all about work...there are more important things in my life. I believe, above all other things, that relationships are most important. That includes my relationship with God and my relationship with other people. Luckily for me, my job also allows me to develop great relationships!

The last big thing that has happened in the last two weeks has to do with Jimmy and I buying our first house. We applied for a conventional loan and we were denied. Not because of our salaries (we both make enough money) but because of our stupid school loan debt!!! I knew that going to PT school would give me a fair amount of loan debt but, when you combine that with a husband who has the same amount of loan debt, it doesn't get a a house loan! On a good note, we did find out that we qualify for an FHA loan and we're going to talk to the guy about it next week. We can't wait to actually start looking at houses! We're hoping to have a home buy the end of February (when our current lease is up).

Ok, time to stop blabbing...hope this catches all of you up on what's going on in our lives. I'm so excited about my future with Jimmy...he is an amazing husband and I love him dearly!!!

P.S. I'm taking this sweet class at church called e4 and I'm hoping to learn a lot so that I may share some things with you all in the future. Also, if you live in the Columbus area, you should check out Dia-spora...it's a young adults worship service at my church in Westerville...every second Sunday of the month...the next one is Oct. 10th.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Brand New Day

Hello all! I just wanted to start by saying that I am SUPER excited to visit Nashville this weekend! Jimmy and I are going to witness our friends Scott and Mariam get married :) And, of course, we are going to have all kinds of fun while we are there!

Just wanted to post a song that I was listening to today by Joshua Radin:

Some kind of magic
Happens late at night
When the moon smiles down on me
And bathes me in its light

I fell asleep beneath you
In the tall blades of grass
When I woke the world was new
I never had to ask

It’s a brand new day
The sun is shining
It’s a brand new day
For the first time
In such a long long time
I know
I’ll be ok

Most kind of stories
Save the best part for last
Most stories have a hero who finds
You make your past your past
Yeah you make your past your past

It’s a brand new day
The sun is shining
It’s a brand new day
For the first time
In such a long long time
I know
I’ll be ok

This cycle never ends
You gotta fall in order to mend

It’s a brand new day
The sun is shining
It’s a brand new day
For the first time
In such a long long time
I know
I’ll be ok

Look up the song people! It's a fun one :) One final thought: YAY FOR MY BIRTHDAY TOMORROW!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Reasons I love that I was born

In the spirit of my birthday (yay for September birthdays!), I thought I would list some of the many reasons that I love being alive! Here goes nothin'...

  • Christianity- I love that God created the heavens and the earth and that I had the opportunity to choose to follow Him :)

  • Marriage- I love Jimmy so much!!!! I'm so glad marriage exists so that I can enjoy a husband :)

    • Family and Friend Relationships- I love my family and Jimmy's family so very much!!! And I'm learning to make friendships that will last a lifetime!
    • Football- it's the greatest sport EVER! My life would not be the same without it...WOO PIG SOOIE!

    • Exercise- even though I go through lazy moments, I love to workout!

    • Spooning- if you've ever been in a relationship you must admit that cuddling is awesome...I need my daily dose of spooning!

    • Eating- food is awesome...nuf said

    • Water- I love drinking it but, most of all, I love playing in it! From pools to lakes to showers...water is fabulous!

    • Music- I was a band dweeb in jr. high and high school but what I love even more is hearing other peoples' music...I'm not biased or anything but drummers are pretty hot ;) (if you don't already know, my hubby is a drummer)
    • Dancing- I've been known to drop it like it's hot at least once a day

    • Movies/TV- life just isn't the same without Harry Potter or The Office or Sex and the City, for example

    • Caffeine- what can I say...I love my Coca-Cola and coffee

    • Seasons- I used to be a summer girl cuz I hated wearing a lot of clothes and I loved dresses...but in the last year or so, I think I've converted to a fall girl...just keep the winter away from me please!

    • School- I've been known to be a super geek...I love school...if I could be a professional student and make the same money I make now, I'd be all over it!

    Here's what I want to know from you...what are some of the reasons you love that you were born?