Tuesday, September 30, 2008

West Coast Living Update

I realized that I haven't posted in over two weeks so I thought it was time for an update. Cliff and I are still enjoying our time in Spokane and feel very blessed to have met so many amazing people. This is a picture of some of the friends we have been hanging out with on a regular basis. Most of them graduated from Cascade and have moved back to Spokane. Two of them have just been hired as the community outreach ministers for our church as of last night. Cliff is very excited to have a bigger staff especially since they are his age.

For a baby update. My doctor says I am doing great and am right on schedule. I feel abnormally big but he said it was simply because I am so short. I hope he is right. We have been getting things together gradually for Aidan's arrival. We have the crib and dresser here and the baby bedding is in. We finally finished registering and plan on paining this coming weekend. Still a lot to do but thankfully we still have three more months to do it. Time is certainly going by fast however.

Finally, here is a pic of some of the girls from the youth group that came over for my 80's party. They got all dressed up and had fun taking goofy pictures and then we snacked while we watched Girls Just Want to Have Fun. I think they enjoyed it. Cliff took the guys over to the building and played games around the church. He had 26 teens in class on Sunday morning which has been the average. Everything has been great and we are just enjoying all the blessings God is throwing our way.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Update on Job Status

I forgot to post that I did get offered the job!! I was a little worried because they interviewed several people but in the end it all worked out. They also offered me more hours than I originally planned as well. I will be working 8-5:30 on Wed, Thurs, and Fridays. I start next Wednesday and am very excited. I have also seen my first client at my private practice and have a couple scheduled for next week. So, God is good. Cliff and I love it here and it has become very clear why we were brought here.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Shout Out to Jordan Sparks at the VMA's

I have never been a huge fan of Jordan Sparks but have always thought she was very talented. However, she did something at the VMA's that I thougt was too great to go without mentioning. The host of the VMA's, Russel Brand a comedian/actor from the United Kingdom, chose to bash the Jonas Brothers in his opening speech for wearing purtity rings and basically making fun of anyone who chooses to stay a virgin until they are married. Jordan Sparks came out to announce an award and took the opportunity to say that she thought purity rings were a good thing and that "maybe people want to wear them so they aren't sluts." The next time Russel Brand came out to speak he appologized to the "teen audience" and to the Jonas brothers for his comment and said that he never meant to offend those who chose that path. Way to go JORDAN!!!!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Job Interview!!!

Well I am finally excited to announce that I got a job interview. I was looking for something part-time while I begin starting up the two counseling centers. This process is going to take several months, maybe even a year, so I needed part-time work pretty quickly. I was starting to get stressed about it, especially with the baby on the way but I think I might have found the perfect job. I go in on Sunday afternoon to interview with a family who is looking for a nanny for their 2 and 4 year old for 20 hours a week. The hours sound great to me because it is from 8-6 on Wednesdays and Fridays. She knows I am expecting and we discussed over the phone about being able to bring Aidan with me once he is born, which will be perfect!!!! So everyone keep me in their prayers for my interview with them on Sunday, this sounds like it will be perfect and I would be able to do it and not have to find daycare for Aidan. YEAH!!!!