Buying a Car – Robert the RedFord

We mentioned in our post about year three that on top of buying a house this year, we also bought a car.  Another new adventure for the two of us.  We knew this purchase was coming soon-ish as Ellie (Devra’s car) will be turning 20 next year, and Eddy (Will’s car) was a 1999 Ford Taurus.

With both of our cars being 90’s babies, we knew that one of them was going to need replacing soon.  Consequently, we had been saving our pennies for a new car for the last two years.  The plan was to replace Ellie in the beginning of 2016 with a small SUV.

Well, like most plans we make in life – God had some different timing in mind.
Instead of saving for another 5 months and replacing Ellie, we had a nice surprise of Will’s check engine light coming on.  Eddy’s transmission was going out, for a car that’s only worth about a grand, that’s a kiss of death.

Poor Eddy. Time to put the ol' boy down.
Poor Eddy. Time to put the ol’ boy down.

We were given estimates to replace the transmission, and decided that it wasn’t worth it.  We weren’t quite where we wanted to be with our car fund yet, but buying an SUV was a strategic move we felt we should do.  We want to start a farm in the next few years, and the SUV would be part of that.  We also have two old cars that aren’t always so reliable and wanted the peace of mind knowing we have one car we can count on to get us to Kansas and back at Christmas without worry.

The next week was very stressful and exhausting.  Eddy sat motionlessly in the driveway – saving the last few moments of a working transmission for the drive to the dealership to trade him in.  Will and I shared Ellie…. Which was challenging because we don’t work the same schedule and we were trying to go here and there looking at cars.

We knew we weren’t buying a NEW car (probably never will). We knew we wanted a 2008-2012 Ford Escape with low miles and preferably all-wheel/4-wheel drive. AND we had a very strict price point.  We had been saving for a new car because if at all possible we don’t want to have car payments.  Every sales person would offer us financing, and every time we would say no. It was tempting, but we stood our ground.


 

Here’s where the story of buying a car really starts

What we were looking for is the magic combo everyone is looking for.  As soon as an Escape meeting our criteria would hit the lot – it would be gone. After a week of spending every spare moment looking on line for possible car candidates and multiple hours every day going around to various dealerships we finally had it narrowed down.  It was Thursday night, we were leaving for Colorado the next day, and we wanted a car to come home to.

Saying their goodbyes.
Saying their goodbyes.

We landed in a predicament between a blue Escape with 119K miles on it with a warranty from the dealership (due to the high miles) for exactly the amount we had in the car savings fund, and a red Escape with 54K miles on it and a price that needed to come down for us to consider throwing extra money at it.

We found ourselves with no time and no space to make a big decision. I will spare you the details of the whole scenario. In two separate cars, we were in transit from one dealership to another.  We used those moments to pray, seek godly counsel, listen, and try to discern the best decision for Team Pomeroy.   We asked God to give us peace about which car to pick.

When I got in that red Escape to meet Will at the dealership, I was overwhelmed with a peace I hadn’t felt yet during this process.  I beat Will to the dealership, but he had told me the price we needed to be able to buy the Red Escape.  I walked in and told the salesman that the mechanic said the car was great and we agreed with him.  I told him we had another car offer on the table that worked for our budget, but that this was the car we wanted and we needed the price to come down.

While he went to get a piece of paper that Will had but I didn’t, Will arrived at the dealership.  He looked at me and said “This is the car, Wifey.  This is the car we want.” God had given us both peace about the decision.  What happened next was even better – Nick, the salesman, came back with a new offer on the car.  The price was exactly what Will said he would sign on the dotted line for, BUT I had not told the salesman that price.  It was just further confirmation that we were making the right choice.

buying a car - Robert

Will let me write the big check, and less than 24 hours before leaving on our anniversary trip we brought Robert into the Pomeroy Life.

I am going to miss having matching cars, but we learned so much through the process of buying a car.   We learned about all the fees that get added to the sticker price of a car. More importantly we grew in our ability to listen to each other, to stick to our principles, to weigh options, to humbly seek counsel, and to work together as a team.

Robert is hubster’s new car.  He was sweet to offer that I get the new car and he take mine since we had been planning to replace Ellie, but I told him that I get to spend money on school, a gym membership, races to run in, house projects… all he wants money for is the occasional lunch out with his coworkers.  He should get the new car.   What a man though.  Such a servant.

As for Robert’s name, Eddy was easy to name.  He nearly matched Ellie so he needed a matching name.   But where to start with Robert?!  For those of you who didn’t know me before I was Devra Pomeroy, I used to be Devra Redford.  When I would tell people how to spell my name I would say “Redford, like a red Ford truck.”  Consequently, before I was married I really wanted a red Ford.   At first Will suggested we name the Escape Redford, but I just didn’t think that was right.  Then he had the brilliant idea of naming it Robert, Robert RedFord.

So there you have it folks.  The story of our new addition.

buying a car - Robert
Look at that happy “new” car owner!

3 Years – Looking Back – Wedding and Anniversary Recap

We are about to hop on a plane to celebrate 3 years of marriage with a weekend of adventure in Colorado!!!!  Our actual anniversary isn’t till Tuesday, but that doesn’t mean we can’t start reminiscing right now. =) As we board our flights today, our bags are packed with the essentials for a weekend of epic adventures, and our hearts are filled with memories of all the everyday adventures these last three years have brought.

There will most certainly be a post about our Colorado getaway and the adventures had/lessons learned in year three.  For now, we will just stick to the reminiscing anniversaries past. So here you go Looking Back – Wedding and Anniversary Recap. 

If you don’t already know how Will and I met, here is a synopsis of Our Story.  It’s a pretty crazy one, but I love how our story got started!

This is the first photo that has the both of us in it, and as you can see, it's purely by accident.
This is the first photo that has the both of us in it, and as you can see, it’s purely by accident.

We met, we talked, Will flew 600 miles, and the rest is pretty much history.  But it’s well documented history!

I don’t have post about why we made the choices that we made for our wedding.  Maybe I should write one, but for now I will summarize it by saying that we wanted a wedding that expressed the BOTH of us, who we were as a couple, who we wanted to become as a couple, and the things that we stood for.  We made basically all of the decorations ourselves and did so pretty cheaply.  We are simple, and we want to have a simple, minimal, but beautiful life. I think that we accomplished that from day one.

OUR WEDDING DAY

wedding day

OUR DIY WEDDING

DIY Wedding

After the wedding comes life together.  We have been thoroughly enjoying ours!  Every year we sit down at our anniversary and intentionally comb through the events of the previous year to glean lessons from it, savor every ounce of joy, and take note of all the emotional, spiritual, and tangible ways that God has worked.  Here are some posts recapping years one and two:

Paper Anniversary - Year one
Paper Anniversary – Year one
That was a Rookie Move - Lessons Learned from Year 1
That was a Rookie Move – Lessons Learned from Year 1

YEAR 2

2 Year Anniversary - Memories and Lessons Learned
2 Year Anniversary – Memories and Lessons Learned
cotton-anniversary
Cotton Anniversary Celebration

If you aren’t already taking moments to be like Ferris Bueller – to pause and look around at life, then I encourage you to find a moment this weekend to do so.  It really helps put things in perspective.

There will be a post coming tomorrow recapping other thoughts and lessons about marriage so far.  So come back for that.  I hope you enjoy your weekend!  Stay tuned for more on Colorado and year 3!

Looking Back - Wedding and Anniversary Recap
Ready to run off to CO for an anniversary get away to celebrate 3 years of adventuring through life together!

Menu Plans and Grocery Delivery Start Next Month!

Menu’s and Grocery Delivery coming Next Month!

If you missed our post a couple of weeks ago, Will and I are starting a new business, Dietitian in the Making.

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We are so close to going live! We have a few more kinks to work out before we launch our menu planning and grocery delivery services, but the launch will happen next month!

In the mean time, we are doing trial runs with some brave beta testers, trying out tasty recipes at home, and getting more and more excited to be working with you!

How can you be a part?

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If you have questions or ideas, we would love to hear them.  If we do not have the answer yet, we will figure it out.

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Are you as excited about Dietitian in the Making’s Menu Plans and Grocery Delivery getting started as we are?!Spread the word!   Tell your friends, family, coworkers, neighbors… tell everyone! and encourage them to join the launch list for a special discount and update emails.

STAY TUNED:

Stop by the website, watch the Facebook page, Twitter, and Instagram.  We are posting some delicious teaser pictures and will be discussing the hot topic of Sugar soon!

Can’t wait to work with you!

Locally yours,

Devra | Dietitian in the Making

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Summer Bucket List 2015

Last year I posted a Fall Bucket List because Fall is my favorite season and I wanted to be sure not to miss out on any of it! This year since I have the Summer of from school I want to be sure that I make the most of these sunny months of freedom.  I mean that from a productivity standpoint, but I also mean that I want to be sure I savor these months, enjoy the life they bring, the opportunities to soak up the sun, eat FRESH produce, make memories, and not be cooped up inside.

With that in mind here’s Will and I’s bucket list for getting every last drop of summer.

Summer Bucket List

Summer Bucket List

We have already been camping once.

Achieving Our Goals
We have gone on our first of 3-4 camping trips!

And we have had one cook out!  The annual Memorial Day Cookout at the park.  This year I think will be especially memorable for all of us as it ended in a mad dash through the pouring rain to our cars caring leftovers, babies, and a grill!

My hubster the grill master.  FYI, Farm Boy can cook!
My hubster the grill master. FYI, Farm Boy can cook!

I want to pause for a minute and say that I REALLY like annual events.  I have always loved traditions; trust me – my sister and I are the tradition police at Christmas time.  Here’s why, traditions provide a backdrop for seeing how much has changed.  

This year there were babies who are crawling and walking who were not born yet at last year's cookout... and next year there will be 4 more new additions who weren't born yet at this one!  
This year there were babies who are crawling and walking who were not born yet at last year’s cookout… and next year there will be 4 more new additions who weren’t born yet at this one!

 

Oh!  I almost forgot one tradition/very important thing that will happen this summer – Celebrating our Anniversary in July!  This will be three years of living this everyday adventure of life together! 

 

HURRAY!!!!

 

What is on your Summer Bucket List?

Do you have any Summertime traditions that you are always sure to squeeze in?

School’s Out for the Summer!

School’s out for the summer! It’s over!  9 more credit hours of school down. 2 more A’s in the books.  1 semester closer to completing a degree in dietetics.  I am so pumped!  This is the first time I have a substantial break in school since I started 14 months ago.

Freedom. Time to recharge.  A chance to focus on other things.

You will not be needed for storing/lugging my books for a while Mr. Backpack.
You will not be needed for storing/lugging my books for a while Mr. Backpack.

This summer is going to be great!  There are a lot of house projects that I want to accomplish this summer, memories I want to make, bonfires I want to burn, tents I want to pitch, and some ol’ ballgames that I want to be taken out to! All that being said, I also think that this summer off is going to help me refresh my passion for nutrition and gain some more vision for how to use my degree.

To celebrate and let me know how proud he is of me Hubster came home yesterday and asked to take me out to dinner or whatever I wanted.  Seeing as we had tasty leftovers in the fridge (and I am not a huge fan of eating out) I opted for a double scoop from Graeter’s.

oh Mocha Chip... you never let me down.
oh Mocha Chip… you never let me down.

We earned those double scoops.  Both of us.  I might have put in the hours of homework, but Will put in hours of encouragement, of working hard to pay tuition, making the occasional dinner, helping out when I was super stressed out about my homework, and coming to my math rescue on more than one occasion.

To the bookshelf with you giant heavy books!
To the bookshelf with you giant heavy books!

Summer is going to be great! I will share the Summer Bucket List for thePomeroyLife so stay tuned!

Also, look forward to seeing pictures of our redone table and chairs very soon!  You got a little sneak peak in the photos of my books and backpack.

 

Happy Hour Friday – The Moms’ Birthday

Superwoman herself <3
Superwoman herself <3

I know a handful of saintly people in this world, and I had the privilege of being raised by one of them.  My mother, or The Moms as I know her, is kind, patient, humble, generous, and sacrificial.  Some of my fondest memories with her are nights on the couch gorging on Starbucks mudslide ice cream (why did they discontinue that?!), days in the kitchen making goodies for our friends, afternoons on the phone so she could be present in my life, and hours of her putting up with ridiculous music chauffeuring me back and forth to soccer practice and games.  I remember mornings in bed listening to her tell me stories when I was a little kid, walks to the creek, that one time she wouldn’t let me get lucky charms…. Decorating for Christmas till everything was just so, and the way she has always done everything in her power to turn my dreams into reality.

Well now she is 60.  When you have survived 60 years of life and for 2 dozen of them you have had to put up with me… I think you deserve to be celebrated and immortalized in word.  So here’s to you mom. The woman who truly cares for all those around her – know that you are cared for too!

The view from the deck of our cabin.
The view from the deck of our cabin.

Mom's 60th Birthday (1) Mom's 60th Birthday (7)

To show her how much we care, my sister and I schemed up a way to celebrate her birthday.  The distance thing makes celebrating birthdays difficult in my family, but Will and I really did not want to miss doing something for her 60th.  My mom isn’t really the party type.

she's not the party type... but we still made her a cake.   We decorated the cake in her favorite - yellow roses. Dara taught me how to make Rosettes.
she’s not the party type… but we still made her a cake. We decorated the cake in her favorite – yellow roses.
Dara taught me how to make Rosettes.

Dara and I figured that the perfect way to negotiate the distance issue and the Moms’ more introverted nature was to book a cabin for the five of us for a weekend! It was a surprise that she didn’t know about till the day of.  Sure she was suspicious, but she didn’t know what we were up to.

The cabin was in southern Illinois, and it was beautiful.  The perfect place to retreat to, to soak in creation from the porch, and to relish moments with your family.  We even got to see Superman! We also got some of the most delicious chocolates at this awesome chocolate shop in the middle of nowhere, but those did not last long enough for photo documentation.

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Overall we were awarded “Best Birthday Ever.”

I would write more, but I have probably already said more than my mother would care for.  Something needed to be said though Moms; you’re too great to not share about and celebrate a little bit more!

To anyone else needing ideas for your parent’s birthdays… a family get away.  Do it. Make some memories.  Spend time with one another.  That’s probably all they want anyway.

some hardcore Uno playing.
some hardcore Uno playing.
random 4 story cross where you can supposedly see 3 states from.
random 4 story cross where you can supposedly see 3 states from.

One Month in our New Home

This weekend marks one month of being home owners and living in our awesome house! One month ago today we were blessed with having our friends and family fill our new home as we moved all of our earthly possessions in.  A day filled with so much intangible treasure – love and joy – deserves to be commemorated.  It’s not exactly an accomplishment to live somewhere for a month, but making a house into a home takes community so why not share on here how our house is coming together so far.

We needed  two bathrooms, 3 bedrooms and  a big yard.  Beyond that we wanted a two car garage, a bigger kitchen, a dish washer hidden washer and dryer, and a more open floor plan. Super extra wants were a pantry, good natural lighting, porch/patio, a lazy susan, a fire place, wood floors, and shudders.  God blessed us with all of those except for the fire place, and we are beyond grateful for how awesome we think our house is.  There are so many extra things we didn’t even know we wanted.  A pass through to the kitchen, an entry way, lots of closets, and the sound of rain on a tin roof (provided by the skylights in the living room).

Despite all of those features, the fresh paint, the unpacking, and the decorating…. it’s more than new area rugs that makes a house a home.  It’s about creating a space  that expresses us both individually and as a couple.  About making this place better together, like we make each other better.  It’s about opening the door to invite in family, friends, and neighbors.  It’s about having a warm, dry place to rest your head.  A place to feel safe.  A place to connect with God.  This home is becoming all of those things for us.

 

We have several projects up our sleeves, and when spring finally decides to come out of hiding we will have our hand very full taming our wild back yard, landscaping, and getting out garden going. Please, put your email address in on the right side of the blog and hit subscribe so that you can share in the adventures of the Pomeroy Life as we make this house a home full of love, joy, memories, people, and plenty of first time home owner adventures.

I am a firm believer in photo documentation.  So here is our home so far!

the living room. I love how hubster incorporated the shudders from our wedding in this room!   (I can't show you the wall with the TV.  That's an on going project that will be posted soon!)
the living room.
I love how hubster incorporated the shudders from our wedding in this room!
(I can’t show you the wall with the TV. That’s an on going project that will be posted soon!)
vintage crates from our antique mall dates =)
vintage crates from our antique mall dates =)

Walsh Ct.

Fresh Flowers in the vase that our house warming flowers from Jared and Ruthann came in =)
Fresh Flowers in the vase that our house warming flowers from Jared and Ruthann came in =)
the dining room.  Refinishing the table and chairs is my next project.
the dining room. Refinishing the table and chairs is my next project.
organization station. (in the dining room)
organization station. (in the dining room)
just for Izzy Pup =)
just for Izzy Pup =)
The kitchen complete with granite counter tops.  I plan on refinishing the cabinets so they are an antiqued gray.
The kitchen complete with granite counter tops.
I plan on refinishing the cabinets so they are an antiqued gray.
coffee bar and seedling germination spot (you know, that awesome natural lighting).  Again shudders from our wedding decorations =)
coffee bar and seedling germination spot (you know, that awesome natural lighting). Again shudders from our wedding decorations =)
the beginnings of the Walsh house's first garden =)
the beginnings of the Walsh house’s first garden =)
make shift coat rack =)  Can't wait to finish our entryway!
make shift coat rack =)
Can’t wait to finish our entryway!
the beginnings of the office being put together.
the beginnings of the office being put together.
guest bathroom - the only room in the house my parents and I didn't paint.
guest bathroom – the only room in the house my parents and I didn’t paint.
master bathroom.
master bathroom.
also the master bathoom
also the master bathoom
we get to wake up looking out at trees and a creek every morning =)  and lately we wake up to trees and a snow covered yard.  Beautiful and peaceful!
we get to wake up looking out at trees and a creek every morning =)
and lately we wake up to trees and a snow covered yard. Beautiful and peaceful!
our bed =) some how it seems more comfortable in this house. lol.  A bed frame is also on the list of projects.
our bed =) some how it seems more comfortable in this house. lol.
A bed frame is also on the list of projects.
Izzy Pup's bed right by ours and right by a window for her to look out.
Izzy Pup’s bed right by ours and right by a window for her to look out.

The #1 Difference Maker in Our Move – Community

Happy Friday Everyone!  I like to save particularly happy posts for Fridays, so today I will tell about the BEST part of our move! Yesterday I shared four logistical tips that we learned from our move. Today I want to share with you what really made all the difference in our move – our community.

Sure there are lots of perks (like not having to start the car in the morning anymore because Ellie is snug in the garage), but these particular keys to our smooth moving process look beyond the physical and get to the parts of life that truly matter.  My word for the year is “Treasure,” because I want to learn to treasure what God treasures and see the true lasting value in people, things, and experiences.  I am sure that the Walsh House will play a large role in that lesson, starting with the moving day.  More important than a successful organization system or how much of our house we had unpacked/set up that first day are the people who helped us get there.

5. Family & Friends

Part of the reason we began perusing buying a house was to put down roots in our community of friends and in what God is doing here in this city.  Because of that desire, our desire for closeness with our friends, a search for wisdom and guidance, and our general policy of openness – we included our family and friends in this adventure of becoming home owners from start to finish.  Our Realtor was even a friend of ours!

Our families would get updates every time we went looking at houses.  After we saw the Walsh House… they received even more phone calls and texts asking for guidance, sharing excitement, and asking for prayer.  Our friends were involved, praying, and sharing in our excitement all along as well.  God even worked out the timing perfectly enough that we were at a game night with several of our good friends when our Realtor called saying the sellers wanted to work with us and gave us the final offer for the house.  What a way to celebrate!

Logistically, our family and friends helped a ton!  Will and I were blown away by how much my parents (who had to drive 10 hours to get here and then 10 hours home after helping us out tirelessly for 3 days) helped us accomplish!  Thanks to them we painted 3 bedrooms, a bathroom, the kitchen, the dining room, and a two toned living room before we moved in.  They also put a bunch of elbow grease into helping clean our old place.

The Moms getting her paint on.
The Moms getting her paint on.

Will’s Mom, sister, and Gram came to help on moving day.  Their hard work, van space,  and knowledge of how we keep our stuff was invaluable on move in day.  They hauled so many boxes and helped set up our bedroom, kitchen, living room, and everything!  They even brought us house warming gifts to help us continue to turn the Walsh House into the Pomeroy Home.

Our friends all came over and helped load and unloaded boxes, move all the furniture, assemble shelves and tables, and just make the whole process more enjoyable with their smiles and laughs.  Seriously, what would have taken Will and I days to do took our friends and family a few hours.  God’s love and Jesus’ servant attitude was alive and filling up our new home from the very beginning.

6. Prayer

We prayed a lot about buying a house.  We asked God to only open the doors He wanted us to walk through and close all others.  We asked our friends and family to pray for it as well. We prayed for a stress free move with all emotions in check, we prayed for an easy painting process, we prayed for a safe move and safe travels for our families, we prayed for peace, and we have prayed that God would use this new house for the glory of His name and to be a little spot of His kingdom here on earth.  You know what…. all of those prayers have been answered.  The move was pretty dang painless, and by God’s grace I managed to not be overly stressed.  Painting was a breeze.  Our families traveled safely.  It’s been one of those seasons where you enjoy the privilege of watching God show up and show off. 

7.  “Breaking Bread”

We broke in our new house with City BBQ as a thank you to our family and friends for being there for us emotionally, spiritually, and even physically with the move itself.  Nothing makes a house feel more like a home than filling it with people you care about who also care about you and sharing a meal with them.  Jesus shared meals with people all of the time.

In those moments, it doesn’t matter if your house came off the pages of Better Homes and Gardens or if it is just a pile of boxes.  Good Food + Good People = Good Times.  That pause in the midst of the transition created space for memories and laughter.  Space to make sure that we appreciated what God is doing in our lives, where He had us, where He is taking us, and who He has running along side us.

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Will and I were blown away by God, our families, our friends, and how God shined through them throughout this whole process.   Sometimes there are seasons when we don’t feel close to God, don’t see Him moving – seasons when we feel stagnate.  This is not one of those seasons.  This has been one of those seasons when all you can do is look around and stand in awe and wonder.

I don’t know why God loves us the way he does.  I know that I don’t deserve it, but I still know that He loves us like crazy.  It’s fun to be His kid.  I hope that these experiences of ours encourage you, boost your joy, refresh your hope, and remind you that God loves us and He comes through.  We are all blessed in one way or another; now for the adventure of finding out why.

 

 

Happy Hour Friday – We Bought a House!

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I know it’s not Friday, but we bought our house on Friday!  We have been knee deep in painting and Home Depot trips since then, so I apologize for the tardiness on this announcement.    I am especially pumped for today too, because today our friends and family are helping us move all of our things to the Walsh House (that’s what we call it).

So here are the details:

  • 3 bedroom
  • 2 full bathrooms
  • 2 car garage!!!!!
  • A huge fenced in backyard with tall, mature, beautiful trees that backs up to a creek
  • beautiful floors
  • granite counter tops in the kitchen and bathrooms
  • open living/dining room with a pass through to the kitchen so we have space to have out friends over!
  • Lots of closet space
  • and friendly neighbors whose kids start free business to wash your car and carry your groceries (there was a flier on our door yesterday!)
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Our friend/Realtor said “give us a smooch!”

There will be many stories, pictures, and lessons learned to share in the coming days, but for now, just be excited with us! Time to embark on the adventure of making the Walsh House into our home, the PomeroyLife home.

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there he is, Team Leader himself.  The best, most fun, and trustworthy Realtor.  Thanks for guiding us and helping us seek God's wisdom in this adventure!
there he is, Team Leader himself. The best, most fun, and trustworthy Realtor. Thanks for guiding us and helping us seek God’s wisdom in this adventure!

February Preview

I really hate being sick.  I hate when my body pushes the pause button.  And I really hate that I had to break down and go to the doctor.  But on the bright side, my cough medicine doesn’t taste bad, AND it gives me the chance to post a blog.

February is going to be a very big month for the PomeroyLife.  We are hot on the trail of some of the goals that we set out to accomplish this year.  I am making strides (literally) in my marathon training.  Will is up in the morning making me delicious eggs and reading through Mark along with our church.

In other news... this happened today!!!!  I was super pumped to pull into Kroger and see this today.
In other news… this happened today!!!!
I was super pumped to pull into Kroger and see this today.

We are also working on the “buy a house” goal!  We didn’t think that we would be getting along so quickly on that goal, but God had other plans.  I am so excited to announce that we are buying a house!!!! More on that to come later. For now we will focus on some minor goal setting for February.

going to miss these neighbors when we move, but I am sure that God has ssome great ones in store for us at the Walsh House.
going to miss these neighbors when we move, but I am sure that God has some great ones in store for us at the Walsh House.

Why goals?  It sort of feels like they could spoil the moment. BUT I set them to make sure that I don’t miss the moment.  February brings with it work, school, race training and fundraising, packing, moving, unpacking, friends, AND investing in each other and celebrating “our valentines day”.

To help me stay on track with my training I want to do 100 minutes of wall sits and 100 minutes of  planks.

As for house buying a house, well we just have some minor goals on that front this month.  

  1. Buy a House
  2. Paint the House

To help balance everything going on I am going to attempt to finish all of my homework on the weekdays so that I can have the weekends to go for long runs, cook delicious food, and work on house projects.

February has a lot in store.  Stay tuned and be a part of the adventures of February and our new home as they unfold.  

and this happened last weekend while I was at a slumber party. it was like 5 inches of snow!  my favorite!
and this happened last weekend while I was at a slumber party. it was like 5 inches of snow! my favorite!