Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Just getting to it

Friday afternoon Mrs. Susie, Ike and I left after work to head down to Memaw's to spend the night.  We had so much fun hanging out with family.  We are so excited that we will be closer to them, but sad to leave our family here. These boys are both so smart and fun!  Ike is so good with kids. 

Saturday we were up bright and early!  Memaw fixed us breakfast and we got ready to meet some family in Jackson to help us with the "home" hunt.  We spent the entire day riding around looking at rentals and houses for sale.  We are not in a place to buy a house at the moment.  For many reasons one our house here is still for sale, we are not sure about the area we want to live, and Ike's new job does not start till October.  BUT I'm ready!  Especially after seeing the prices to rent there plus I am ready to be settled!  Patience!  Saturday was so much fun learning all about the new place we will be living and hanging out with more family, but we were not successful in making our temporary arrangements.  We got a hotel, and we were back at it Sunday morning.  We had decided that we would go with an apartment.  The more we thought about it, the more nervous Ike and I became.  Apartment pricing of course is based on the lease term, and we want a 6 month lease so it would not be any cheaper to live in an apartment.  So we were back at square one.  Mrs. Susie remembered that aunt Beverly's son had a house for rent.  So to make a really long story short...the plan is to rent from him on a month to month basis.  This way when we are ready to buy a house we can without the $2000 to break a lease or a pet fee!

I have to admit this weekend did a number on my emotions, and unfortunely Ike took the brunt of that!  There is so much going on right now both good and bad that I am just overwhelmed.  I have learned that I am so different from the females Ike has grown up around.  Well at least as far as emotions go.  One minute I am crying and the next I am biting his head off.  He just does not know how to handle me sometimes!  :)   

Friday, July 8, 2011

4th of July weekend

This weekend we got together for what we call "Columbus Boys Weekend".  We had our 2nd annual event.  I have mentioned this on my blog before but to recap.  These guys all grew up going to church together and as they put it adopted Ike along the way.  I think it so neat the relationship these guys have, and luckily all the wives LOVE each other so it works perfect!  This year all but one guy made it out.  I wish I had pictures of everyone but it is TIME for a new camera.  That is a whole post in itself.  Here are the FEW that I have, and I hope to get some from some of the others (Lauren and Stacie!)  So more to come!
 Some of the guys Friday night! 
Some of the girls Saturday
This is Ike and I at our house Sunday night.  My sister and brother in law had friends over to shoot fireworks.

Ike, Mrs. Susie and I are headed to find a home in our new town!  I am sooo excited and a little sad!  Ready for our new adventure.  I think I could live any where as long as Ike is there too!  I will hopefully be back with a new address! :)

Friday, July 1, 2011

Our God is good!!

We have had a crazy and exciting few weeks! First of all Ike had his last day of class yesterday! He took his final, and will not have to return to Mississippi State for class again. He still has his online class during July, but that is not bad at all.
Big news in our world...I got a JOB!! We found out about a week ago. We are really excited. It was just the job I was hoping for! That means we will be moving at the end of July! So the next few weeks will be spent finding some where to live, packing, finishing up our current jobs, Ike studying for the CPA exam, etc... We are feeling so blessed! God has been so faithful to provide everything in just the right time. I feel like He has confirmed to us over and over that this move is His will for us. I know sad days will come with the move, but I know that this is right for us. And if all that wasn't enough my work and Ike's work are across the street from each other!! Many lunch dates to come!
About our house... It's still for sale, no real action on it, but as Ike said God has taken care of everything! He will take care of this! We are praying and believing! :)
Now we are looking forward to an exciting weekend with all of Ike's Columbus guy friends and the wives' club!!