This month we have been out of town like crazy! We spent a wonderful sunny week in Panama City Beach, FL for the Big Break conference. Jordan and I got our own condo with another newly married couple - and who would have thought - we aren't the newest married couple any more! They had only been married for 3 months. We are going to hit 9 months on Sunday. We had a great time at the conference, got a little tan, which has since completely sunk in, and shared our faith a ton. Awesome thing: 2 women I shared with on the beach told me that they wanted to accept Christ, and I have since texted with one of them a couple of times! Jordan also saw a guy trust Christ that week. This was the first fruit (at least in the form of someone making a decision like this) that either of us have seen all year - so it was really encouraging!
on the way down to PCB
ju and brady
Then Jordan spoke at Cru - which is always so cool. This was his second time and he did really really well. I was so proud of him. Here is the link to his first talk last year at Cru if you're interested. It's on Philippians 1.
At the beginning of the last week in March I went away for a week to the Wives Conference. It was the longest we'd been apart so far, so of course I missed Jordan a lot and was really excited to come home, even though it was a wonderful week. I learned a lot about myself and about how I can process my life more often and about grace with my husband - really good material. Anyway, we were in a cabin with 8 women - all the ones in my cabin were married without kids yet and so we had a great time together. I don't think I took any pictures that week though - I guess I was just having so much fun it didn't pop into my head.
Here are the yummy pb and chocolate cake bites I made to take...mmmm
Last weekend we were in Mechanicsville to speak at Fairmount Christian and then just spend time with the families. :) It's becoming so nice to just spend time with my parents and us and talk and play cards...I'm enjoying how our relationship is growing and changing. Also while we were home I got my very own tomato plants from Jordan's dad! I can't believe he let me take some of his babies. I am officially a small scale farmer! Actually, I'm really scared they are going to die (they may or may not have almost died the other night when it got a little too cold for them). I think I am become really self-concious about my gardening skills. I need to practice up so one day I can have a big beautiful garden and grow lots of fruits and vegetables.
Now there's just 3 1/2 weeks left until the semester is over, or at least til I stop meeting with students. Then it will be back and forth to Mechanicsville for a month and a half while we raise support - and then to Ft Collins, Colorado for 7 weeks! YAY. We'll be doing new staff training and then we'll stick around for the national staff conference til the end of July. Then it's back to raising support and hopefully we'll be able to report early in the semester back to Tech (assuming that's where we're placed (: ).
Easter yesterday was so nice. We ended up going to 408 (my old house) for a lovely brunch. I brought smoked salmon bruschetta and coffee cake and bacon and we also had potatos, eggs, fruit, chocolate chip bread, ham, and sweet tea! It was quite the feast.
Easter evening was spent at our house with some friends over for wedding cake and wine. Since we knew we were not going to be here this summer for our anniversary, we figured we'd break out the cake a little early and Easter seemed like the perfect time since it's lavender with daisies on it. It was really fun last night - except for the fact that wine makes me so terribly sleepy. I was asleep before midnight and poor Jen was left on the couch with me sleeping for the second half of Gilmore Girls that we started after everyone left. Oops!
unfortunately we didn't really get a good cake-cutting picture at the wedding, so here it is the second time around :)
I am having an outreach Wednesday night at the international center for international students to come to so they can learn all about the true meaning of Easter. Aka: I'm showing the JESUS film :) I am really hoping it goes well and that people come. We're also decorating cookies and having a little discussion time at the end. It's my only outreach this semester so pray I get contacts from it so I can follow up with lots of students for the rest of the semester! If you haven't seen the Jesus film - you totally should. It's way better than I thought it was going to be. It's also in 1000 languages!!!