Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Shred It with Jillian Michaels

My dear friend, Andrea, was the one who started it. She kept telling me about this workout dvd she does at home since she doesn't really like the gym. So, one night while we were hanging out at her house, I insisted (despite the approaching bed time hour) that we try it out. After ten minutes, I was swetting like crazy! What was this magical video? Who is Jillian Michaels??

So, I set out to find out for myself. I purchased the dvd from Target (thank you Target gift cards!) and brought it home. I tried level 1 and decided then and there that this was the one. Yes, Jillian and I would become good friends. And of course, like the loving wife that I am, I asked Tim to do it with me (or he was an amazing husband and volunteered...but I digress). He, like me, struggled through the first level. However, together, we laugh and giggle our way through twenty minutes of cardio/strength/core torture.

So, I just wanted to give kudos to Andrea, Tim and everyone at Peet's for encouraging me in this pursuit of glory with Jilian Michaels. You should definitely buy it (we'd let you borrow it, but we're addicted- sorry!).

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Mother's Day

Mothers Day was so fun! We had a great time having a Saturday morning brunch with Cindy, Dave, Becky and Rian at Veritable Quandry. It was soo nice to be able to relax and enjoy each others company and honor such a wonderful mom and woman!

Cindy has been so wonderful through this whole time of dating, engagement and marriage. Tim and I are both blessed to have her as a part of our lives!

Thank You Notes

Well, our "Thank You" note postcards arrived yesterday! I have 10 out of 100 done- yay 10%! It has been great writing them so far. Sooo many people blessed us not only with gifts, but with their time, money and talents. It makes me smile to think back (o so far!) on how people went out of their way to make sure we felt loved. What a special blessing! Anyways, check your mailbox because you will probably be the recipient of this little token of our extreme grattitude!!!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Now and Then

December 11th, 2007, is a day that will go down in infamy! That was the day of our first date. Hard to believe how time flies by so quickly, yet so slowly at the same time! May 11th will mark our 15th month of being together! I have been so blessed to get to know this man and to learn how to love him more each day. I was looking through my pictures last night and came upon this one, taken near the end of December. We don't look much different, but our lives have certainly changed since then!

I have married my best friend. It is the best feeling in the entire world! I cannot explain how surreal it still feels, but it is such a relief to not have to say goodbye anymore!
So, we are seeking prayer for job stuff. Tim wont be back @ Multnomah until the end of August, so we are seeking prayer for new clients and possibly a summer position.
I am looking into personal training more deeply and would love prayer for finances and time.
Thank you so much for your prayers and encouragement! God bless!!!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Our First Blog!

Well, we have been married for 32 days. It's flown by! We both are enjoying married life when we can in between work, church and homegroup. But, somehow we manage. We finally unpacked all of our new toys (thank you to all who blessed us with gifts- thank you cards are on the way, I promise!) and are getting settled. Yesterday was the battle of the bed frame. We finally have our room done!

Tim is wrapping up the semester @ Multnomah. Students will be leaving for the summer next week, which means Tim gets the summer off. He is working on building up his private practice, Lighthouse Counseling, and sees clients on Mondays at his office in Clackamas. He is also doing Membership shifts @ Cascade Athletic Club which is nice (free gym memberships!).

I am still slinging beans @ Peet's Coffee in Lake Oswego, but am looking at possibly going back to Costco while I pursue my certification in Personal Training. It's a slow process, but I am looking forward to finally doing what I am passionate about!

Well, that's about all for this first blog. If you would like to see pictures from the dating/engagement/wedding/honeymoon periods, check out our online albums at

More to come!