Monday, November 30, 2009

Thanksgiving Break

This past week Chip and I had much to be thankful for! Less than 100 days til the wedding, great family and friends, safe travels, a break from school, the list goes on forever. We spent Wednesday and half of Thursday in Fall Creek Falls with his family and had Thanksgiving lunch with them before driving home to Nashville and having Thanksgiving dinner with my family. Needless to say, we were more stuffed than the Turkey (named Edward by my cousin Braden). Below are some pictures from our trip to Fall Creek Falls.

Sunday, November 22, 2009


Guess what? Chip and I both have jobs! Praise the Lord!! This is a huge weight lifted off of our shoulders, especially in this economy (I'm so sick of that phrase, it's so cliche but true). I will be part of Teach For America's 2010 Nashville teaching core and I will be teaching secondary english (the subject not the language) to either middle schoolers or high schoolers for Metro Nashville Public Schools. I am absolutely THRILLED about this and cannot wait! Of course, that doesn't all start until next fall- except for the Summer Institute June 5-July 11. In the mean time I will be babysitting baby Charlotte- who many of you hear me talk about on a daily basis, and baby Alex. This cutie-patootie is Charlotte.
Chip graduates from UT December 13 and starts working for a great company in Nashville December 15! We are so blessed to have a God that provides for us so well. However, part of me can't help but feel bad because I know there are so many families out there struggling right now. I have to remind myself that God places everyone in every situation for a reason, that His timing is perfect, and the greatest thing that Chip and I can do for these families is pray without ceasing for them and remind them they are loved.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Check here for updates

Hello friends and family! Chip and I officially have a blog for you to follow. You can check in here for updates on our lives, work, school, etc all in one nice, easy location!