Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Brian and Lanterns

Brian left for New Jersey today! He will be playing for the Somerset Patriots this summer (that's the same team he played for last summer). I will be going up in a couple of weeks to join him. It's hard to be away from each other again, but at least it's only for two weeks. I am staying here so I can go to Todd's wedding. You can check out his fiance's blog at the link to the right. After Todd and Erin's wedding, I have to fly to Grand Rapids, Michigan for a business meeting. My boss will fly me to New Jersey from there. As much as I'm not looking forward to 2 days of meetings, at least I got a free plane ticket out of it!

On a completely different note, I absolutely love it when I find a good deal! Especially when I find something I really like, and then find it something similar elsewhere for a fraction of the price. That was the case last week when I was trying to find decorative things to go on top of my kitchen cabinets. I saw a big lantern I liked at Pottery Barn for $130. That just seemed too expensive, especially when it was only one of many items I needed. So at the suggestion of my wonderful sister-in-law, Wava, I checked out a store called Home Goods. I found a great lantern similar to the one at Pottery Barn for only $25! I was so excited. Of course it's not as great as the one at PB, but hey, for $100 less, I'll take it! Here's some pics in case you're curious.

Pottery Barn lanterns:

My Home Goods lantern:

Friday, April 11, 2008

Brian's home!

Well, the good news is I got to see my hubby sooner than expected! He came home today! The bad news (I guess) is that he was released from the team in Taiwan. Although, I hesitate to say that's bad news because we've been praying that if God didn't want Brian there, He would take the opportunity away, and He did. Therefore, we have to believe that God has something else planned for us. The hard part is waiting patiently to find out what that is. Right now we literally have no idea where we'll end up this summer. I'm just hoping and praying God makes his desires for us clear, and that we are at peace with whatever and wherever that is.

We've also moved into our new townhome! I moved in about a week ago, and I'm so glad I don't have to stay there without Brian anymore. There are still boxes everywhere, things to be organized and cleaned, but my family helped me paint while Brian was in Taiwan so at least that's done! We're still having trouble realizing that we actually own this place, and aren't just renting it for a few months. I'm sure it will hit us hard when something goes wrong and we can't call maintenance to come fix it for free like we could in an apartment!