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.