Monday, August 10, 2009


I got a new car!! :-) Im super excited to have a reliable car! It was perfect timing. Kyle and I have been looking at cars for a while, and none of them really seemed to be the right car. Well, last weekend my mom managed to sell Big Red to a college student, and that meant that it was crunch time for me to find a suitable car within our budget. We started searching for one that we right for us, and just couldnt find anything that we really thought would work. I was really starting to stress out, because I was soon going to be without a car to drive (I had been driving Spencer's truck while he was away). God knew my situation though, and he knew that he had the perfect car for me. We ended up finding a car that we listed on craigslist with super low miles and right at our budget. I knew something had to be wrong with the car, because it was too good to be true. Could a car really just pop up like that? YEP it surely did! My mom thankfully was able to drive all over town to make sure the car was in suitable condition and I ended up with a new car before the week was over! God knew how to take care of me.

Its a cute little car. Its smaller than what I would have liked, and it doesnt have any frilly stuff in it, but it is a great car that will last us a while. You know... it really is crazy how God provides... and how he provides at the perfect time. Not necessarily at the time you would like, or how you would like, but he takes care of you. I am going to really have to practice leaning on him and trusting that he will provide and take care of our needs as Kyle and I transition into this new "military world" that is such an unknown to me. I will learn... We will learn together.

Alrighty... its off to do some more studying for me!! Last week of my first semester of Grad School! EEKK!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

OK, Sorry I quit Blogging

Ok, so recently I have all but been yelled at by a few people because I just flat out stopped blogging. Sorry guys!! Ill give you an update on the past year (almost) of my life

* Amanda returned from Hawaii!
* I am engaged
* I am planning a wedding on Jan. 30, 2010
* I have a cat named Achilles, but he only answers to Kiki
* I also got a dog. His name is Sullivan Pedro and hes the cutest little thing... even if he is about 20 lbs smaller than we had hoped for!
* Christen Deberry moved back to Texas!! :-) I got to hang out with she and Eric one Saturday this summer.
* Heather got into A&M. There will officially be 6 of us cousins at A&M this fall.
* I moved out into the country (sort of) in a cute little house
* I have a roomie who turned out wonderfully this time
* My cousin Jordan moved in with us this summer... suprise suprise we havent killed each other yet.
* I am leaving College Station in the Spring to go wherever Kyle is going to be stationed.
* I started running this summer. We started training for a half marathon, but I think its gonna take a while to get there. lol we are still only running 2.5 miles at a time! :-)
* Kyle and I went to a marraige counseling at FBC bryan, one of the best things we have done! Gave us some real insights on our relationship!

Hmmmm..... its hard to think of a lot of stuff off the top of your head.

OH here are a couple BIG things:

(1) I obviously am NOT in Dubai. When the Petroleum market crashed, I decided to stay and apply for grad school. This turned out to be the right decision because just a couple of months ago the company I was going to work for closed down the Dubai office. It was definitely a God thing that the "Dubai door" was closed when it was, or I would be without a job and not in school.
(2) I got into the MS Accounting program at University of Connecticut. I started in May and I will be finishing my first semester next week. Its been rough, but managable. The entire program is completely online, so its been a whole new learning experience. I really do like it though. Its a lot of work, but I am learning a lot too.

Ill try to be better about blogging to keep everyone updated!

Love you guys! Pictures to come soon!