Sunday, January 18, 2009

Whew.

So, I've been out of the blogosphere for over a week now, and I feel so disconnected. I have missed my creative outlet of blogging and also it's seemed weird to not know what's going on in my blogging buddies lives. Anywho, I'm back. The past week was incredibly busy, and I'm hoping for more downtime in the coming days.

Last Sunday, Brian and I made the decision to officially put our house on the market. You know, list with an agent and all? We came to the conclusion that we didn't have the time, energy, or desire to deal with the lookers who were apporaching us about our home. We needed someone to represent us. So, we enlisted the help of an agent early last week, and our home made its market debut on Thursday. Please pray that our home will sell quickly to a qualified buyer. We'd really like to move on to investing in a home that we plan to stay in for a while.

We trust the Lord to bring the perfect buyer at the perfect time, and in turn to provide the right home for us to move into. Our prayer is that He would just guide us through the steps and guard us from unwise or harmful decisions.

We spent the weekend in Midland, Texas for Brian's sister's wedding. It was beautiful. She was stunning - as always. It was great to see many of Brian's family members and long-time friends. Here are a few pictures from the day:
Brian. Always the jokester!




Erin, the beautiful bride.


Lauren and Josh (my SIL and BIL)

Berkely, the flower girl (and Brian's cousin)

Groom's Cake

Wedding Cake

Getting ready...


Here are some big things that you can help us pray about:
-house on the market - pray for a quick, routine sale to a qualified buyer. Pray for a smooth transition of ownership without any complications. Pray for Brian and I to be full of wisdom and discernment as we wait on the Lord's timing and deal with these matters. Pray for the energy to keep our home "show worthy" for lookers.
-purchase of a new home - pray that the Lord would lead us to a home that we can use for His glory to minister to our family and others. Ask God to make His will clear and to protect us from unwise business decisions.
-Chemo - my 5th (of 6) chemo treatment is scheduled for this Friday. Pray that the Lord would keep my blood counts high enough to receive the treatment. Pray that my body would tolerate the drugs with ease and without complication.

Thanks for keeping up with us!






8 comments:

ASC said...

your blog is truly an inspiration. I look forward to following!

Amy said...

I'm glad you're back. And I LOVE the wedding pictures! SO romantic!

I will be praying for you and Brian too regarding your requests.

God Bless,
Amy:)

the undomesticated wife said...

I'm going to have to show hubs the groom's cake. Hubs is a musician and would totally appreciate that cake!

Good luck with the home sale. I don't know what part of our state you are in, but I pray that you all live in an area with people beating down your door wanting to make offers! :)

And as always, good luck with the treatments. I always keep you in my prayers!

Sweet Simplicity said...

What a gorgeous bride! I hope you have lots of luck selling your house and buying a new one. I'm sure those can be scary things.

RandomWonders said...

Many prayers for you!

Mrs. Cup said...

I was born in Midland!!!

Praying for all of those things. Hey, I wanted to run something past you. Would you email me? mycupoverflows08@gmail.com

Rachel said...

Glad you're back....I've missed new posts on the blog. I love your unapologetic faith and trust in God. This is a classmate from high school - You can send me an e-mail to Miss_rayray@hotmail.com if you have time.

Alabamamom said...

I'll be praying for your house to sell quickly, a new place, and the chemo. I pray daily for your healing.