Thursday, July 28, 2005


We finished unpacking from our move to Bainbridge last Wednesday and started packing it all up again last night, only a week later. This time however, we will be moving almost all of our belongings to our storage unit and only taking the necessities with us to Hawaii (clothes, DVD's, Books, pictures and of course the espresso maker). It is hard to part with some of our stuff not knowing when we will see it again but exciting to be moving.

We have been very busy getting ready for our big move. I will be happy once we get there and all this headache is behind us. And the adventure continues...

Monday, July 25, 2005

Aloha Hawaii!

After much prayer and contemplation, Jonathan and I have decided to take my dad up on his offer of moving to Hawaii to learn how to be stunt people. The reactions from loved ones has been very split and the past couple of days have been very hard for us(especially me).

We don't enter into these major life changes easily, however we feel like this is where we should go. Who knows where this path will lead us, but it is an adventure and we are excited to find out.

I know not everyone agrees with our decsions. I ask that everyone pray for us but remember that at one time I am sure you have all done things that not everyone has agreed with. Sometimes they turn out to be bad decisions and sometimes they turn out to be good decisions . If you don't try you can't find out. We are adults and like it or not we have to make adult decisions even when people we love may not agree. We just can't make everyone happy even though I wish we could.

Thank you to those who have helped us make this tough decision and guided us through the pros and cons. We are excited and can't wait to see what lessons God has before us. Stay tuned to hear more. For now, pray that I can survive the next two weeks and that God prepares our heart for the next chapter in our lives.

Thursday, July 21, 2005


Standing at a crossroad can be very tough. You can only see so far in front of you. It is easy to look back and see how everything worked out just the way it was suppose to, but looking forward can be so much harder.

When you are married you can't make decisions just for you any more, you have to make decisions as a team. However, in my opinion before we make big life changes it is often wise to seek guidance from those in your life you respect after taking it to God. What do you do when you don't know what to do? Pray. I have. Ask those I love. I have. I am getting mixed signals on the latter and can't tell on the former. Hmmm... what to do. I guess go running. That seem to help with the butterflies in the stomach for a short time.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Getting Settled

We are finally getting settled after a long weekend of moving. It is so nice not to have the hour and a half commute each way. I have been coming to work earlier and leaving earlier and I am really excited about the few hours I now have in the evening. Our cottage (too small to be a house) is in the middle of the woods and is very dark even in the middle of the day. That will take some getting use to. I feel like I am in a cabin in the woods. It doesn't feel like home, yet.

Our cats are still adjusting however. They are hiding under the bed and aren't quit sure about their new surroundings. I am sure they will get use to it in time. Still waiting to see why Bainbridge is the number 2 place to live in the country.

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Our week in New Jersey

Jon has a great post on his blog about our week in New Jersey. It is a long post but worth the read because he is such a good writer. We really had a fun time but it has been hard getting back into work mode and packing up to move this weekend.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Sean Hannity Rocks!

Last Friday we went to the Hannity Freedom Festival in New Jersey. It is an annual event that raises money for fallen soldier's children's college fund. We had such a great time despite the drizzle off and on most the day. The event was held at 6 Flags so we spent the first part of the day riding the roller coasters. Because of the rain there was hardly any one at the park. We never had to wait in line and actually rode one of the roller coasters 10 times in a row. Later that night was the LeAnn Rimes concert. She was great. After the concert we snuck in to the after party and got to talk with Sean Hannity and meet his wife and children. Here is the picture we took of me with Sean. I have so much respect for him. He was very nice in real life. I just hope he stays humble.

Monday, July 11, 2005

Best Places to Live 2005

The list of the best places to live 2005 came out today. Bainbridge Island, Washington was number 2. Jon and I both work on Bainbride and we are moving there on Saturday to be closer to our offices. It is pretty here but I am not sure what makes it the best place to live. I guess I will see shortly.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

The Garden State

I have been really enjoying my time in the Garden State. We have been so busy. I think I finally caught up on my sleep today. We flew in Saturday morning at 6:30 am ET (we took the red eye) and haven't stopped since we got here. I think I have gained 5 pounds because all I have been doing is eating. Tonight I am headed to the spa for a message. This was my Christmas present from Jon. I am super excited.

Friday, July 01, 2005

Happy Birthday Jon!

Today is my dear husband's birthday. He is a the big 25. I hope you have a great day sweetie and remember you will be 30 before me! (Disclaimer: No, that is not our baby since we don't have any children. That is baby Riley. He is so cute! Mom, don't get any ideas.)