Friday, September 24, 2010

a gypsy at heart

Yep, thats what I am. I have lived so many different places in my short time being married. I get rather tickled at times when I think of my life the past 2 and 1/2 years. I really am a gypsy! Let's see if you agree: We married in June 2008. The first place we lived was a small 1 bedroom apartment in Bowling Green. I loved this place. It brings back special memories, and hard times of learning to live with the one you love. Next, we were expecting a new member of our family soon and made plans to rent a small house in Auburn, where Matt is from. This was a precious little farm house.

I had so much room there, and I enjoyed decorating and having the feeling of HOME. So many special memories were made here. Bringing home my sweet new baby boy. Sleepless nights. Hard nights, memories of the tough times our relationship had in that place. I miss this place though. It felt like it was ours even though we didn't own it. But, it was old. The spiders got old too. So did the carpet in the downward slanted bathroom, lol. With me still being in school and wanting to save money, we moved to Matt's parents after living in the farm house for 6 months.

All of our belongings in storage, except for just a few items we couldn't do without, we moved into the upstairs of Matt's parents home. Here we lived 7 months while I finished school. This was a sweet time. We are so thankful for their generosity. It had its hard times too. You miss having privacy and your own things. Often feeling like you are crowding someone. They never made us feel that way. It's just the way I think anyone would feel in a place that was not their own. Hard times here as well. Struggling to spread myself between my family and the last semester of Nursing school. Leaving here finished a long drawn out chapter of my life. One chapter in particular that I was ecstatic to complete. Accomplishment of my dream.

So this brings us to Matt's dream. Nashville, TN. I enjoyed living in this town. East side of town, a 2 bedroom 1 bath upstairs apartment in an old red brick house. I won't repeat the annoying mishaps of this lease agreement. We moved out 4 short months after living here. It was neat having our own place again, aside from the apartments flaws.

Mold and heat lead us to my aunt's home in Gallatin, TN. This lasted one month. So many things up in the air at this point. Still no job luck for me in Nashville. Very strong possiblities in Louisville,Ky.

Possibility brings me to Vine Grove, Ky. Living in my parents home. Its been almost 6 years since I've been living at HOME. I feel safe here. Hard times again. Matt and I are separted now over the few months as things unfold and stable out in our job situations. We have plans to see eachother on weekends until he can get a job in Louisville.

So this little gypsy family is partly in Vine Grove, partly in Nashville, partly in Auburn, and partly in Louisville. Wherever we may be though, we appreciate being together. Home or not, we have each other. We also have countless generous people in our lives who have given us their homes when we did not have our own. I thank God for them. Thanks Randy and Sheila, Aunt Mel and Uncle Frank, Mom and Dad, Eric. Each of you have been such blessings to our family.

I look forward to the day that I can welcome each of you into my very own HOME. Until then, I will do my best, with God's help, to be content where I am.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Oh My Goodness!

Ok, let me just rewind back to July 30th, and then briefly fast forward to today September 13th. Wow, has my life been a crazy whirlwind or what?? Here goes:

So somewhere around the end of July we began having increasing troubles with our apartment we were living in. The air conditioning was out, water leaks in the ceiling, mold growth, all in the middle of the super hot summer. Long story short, with a nice little nasty gram from my cousin who is a lawyer, we terminated our lease with a full refund of our security deposit! 1000$ in pocket, Praise the Lord!

We are now living with my aunt and uncle in Gallatin, TN. Matt has an exhausting drive to work everyday. We are very grateful to my aunt and uncle for taking us in during our homeless situation.

Tillman turned one at the beginning of this month! It was a precious day for us. He loved his little dinosaur cake. He is also walking now, all over the place. I'm sorry I haven't documented this wonderful developmental milestone as I should have. Life for me is a little busy lately:( I'm sure you understand.

My brother got married the last week of August. SURPRISE!lol. Yeah, so, now I have a sister-in-law to get to know. I am moving in with my parents next weekend I think, so I will get to know her very soon. They are having a wedding ceremony Oct. 2. I'm in the wedding. Fun stuff! Congrats Jordan and Naphtali!

My sister-in-law (my husbands sister) is getting married. I found out about their engagement the beginning of September. She asked me to be the maid (matron rather) of honor. Isn't that sweet? I'm excited for Addie and Dustin. Congrats to you all too!!

Job possibility, strong possiblity, inKentucky. Which is why i'm planning to move in with my parents this weekend. Working on getting my RN license in Kentucky. Waiting on the finger print card to come in the mail. Yay, i just got licensed in TN, lets give KY a whirl. Why not? Spending hundreds of dollars on nursing paperwork and what not is so much fun and really easy on the checking account right? That's what I thought.

I'm sorry, I just don't have time for pictures right now. I'm tired.

Oh, I had lunch today with Matt and our friend Jeff at Chile Burrito. I really wish there was more cheese on my burrito. bummer.