Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Thankful & Paper

David is so awesome. In this move I have done all of the packing, and I will do all of the unpacking in the new place. (Not to mention making this place spotless for our checkout!) And he, with his big muscles, is our mover. The only thing I am required to help him with is one of our couches that is too long for him to carry himself. I did my duty by labeling the biggest boxes "heavy" and i'm pretty sure he gets a little kick out of it.

Chapter 1 of our lives is almost complete. Our one year of marriage will be celebrated this Saturday. I had decided to make a scrapbook and include in it the highlights of this year as my "paper" gift to him- and David said, "Why don't I help you with that and we'll make it together." So that is the plan. It will not be finished by Saturday, but we're off to a good start. I plan on making a Q&A page for us with questions like "What is your favorite thing about being married", "What was the best memory of this year" ..etc. I will take pictures of the final product when it's completed. I will tell you I am having the HARDEST time with the "real" scrapbooking. Digital scrapbooks are SO MUCH EASIER because I can click a button to delete something if I don't like it. I have created and thrown out 4 first pages that will only say "The Garrisons" and have our picture.

Friday, July 24, 2009

I say, "The Plan" and God laughs..

Did you know that I switched majors in college from business to teaching? And then I switched back to business? In 3 (holy cow!) weeks I will have a Bachelor's in Business Management. My plan is to pursue teaching. In some counties, such as the one I live in, there are alternative ways to getting hired as a teacher without a teaching degree..and most of the time, the school will pay for some/all of the tuition to get licensed.

As we are nearing August, and it is very unlikely that I will get a position for the fall, because I will not officially have my college degree until August 15- teachers are supposed to go back on the 31st and students on September 8th. However, for the upcoming year I plan to sub and hopefully get a job next school year. (I do of course have my fingers crossed that SOMETHING permanent will open up! And praying. Hard.)

FYI I am still going to pursue photography part-time.

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Made me laugh..

They were happy that she was getting married before the baby was born, but in hindsight, buying the dress months beforehand may not have been a good idea.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

One year: Paper

Our first anniversary (August 1) is quickly approaching.. which means that I have 10 days to figure out what I'm doing for us! Traditionally, the first year is to be celebrated with "paper"--did you all follow this? If so, what did you do? I'd like to do something more than a letter to follow that tradition.. I would love to buy tickets to somewhere nice..that would be much easier if I had a that may just be a nice thought. I am signing two contracts on weddings this week and one next month- so that is nice.
Trusting God to provide and open doors is a lot easier than stressing! I. am. so. blessed.

Monday, July 20, 2009

It's ME!

Has it really been that long since I last posted? Eek. I assure you that it isn't that I do not have anything to say..I've got a million things running through my head!

I have four weeks left of this class i'm taking [corporate finance-yuck!] and it literally has sucked the life out of me. There is no way that I could keep up if I was not currently unemployed. Speaking of unemployed, once I finish this class I will have my Bachelor's in Business Management. Once I dust off & update my resume I will be sending it out..Photography is going GREAT! (Last week I had one wedding & 6 sessions!) I just want a job.

I'll be back to the regular posting soon.