Friday, July 30, 2010

Food Bank

I met with the volunteer coordinator at the local food bank yesterday. We went on a tour and I learned about all of the different assignments that I could perform. They don't serve individuals, but they still have a kitchen to make TV dinners from scratch. Not only do they make dinners to distribute, they also have chefs from Le Cordon Bleu come in and teach underprivileged people basic to intermediate cooking skills. They need volunteer "sous chefs" to prep food; that's definitely right up my alley! So that's what I'll be doing on Tuesday/Thursday mornings. I'm so excited!!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Thankful Thursday

I am thankful that Jed was able to find a good job right out of college.
I am thankful that we're not starving students anymore.
I am thankful to be back in Texas.
I am thankful for air conditioning.
I am thankful that I was able to take a trip down to San Antonio for a few days to visit friends.
I am thankful that my sister lives close.
I am thankful that I have health insurance for the first time in over a year.
I am thankful for my wonderful husband.
I am thankful to be celebrating two wonderful years of marriage this weekend.

Monday, July 19, 2010


Oh wow. A lot has happened since my last post. Must be because that was over 3 months ago...
[Disclaimer: I never read long posts like this, so feel free to skim it]
We moved. Jed got a job in his field and we live in DFW now. We got here at the beginning of June and had a month of corporate housing while we looked around. We went to the ward closest to Jed's job and met a couple who happened to be moving that week and was going to be breaking their lease. The apartment was exactly the size we were looking for, and in our price range, so we took over their lease. It was definitely Divine intervention!

I got to go to my good friend, Micheyl's wedding the first weekend we were here. She was a beautiful bride and I'm so grateful that I was able to be a part of her special day.

My whole family, minus Tom who is on a mission right now, came in to town for a week when my sister blessed her new baby girl. It was a blast to be with all of the family and I wish they all lived closer. My sister Emily lives on the east side of Dallas, but it's about an hour drive, so we don't get together as often as we would like. It's still nice to have someone that close.

Jed likes his job. The handful of people on his team are all over 50, so I guess we won't be making any good friends from work... oh well.

I'm having fun being a stay-at-home-wife, but I also get pretty lonely and bored from time to time. I'm wanting to get in to some volunteer work. I'm thinking about Big Brothers Big Sisters, a local food bank, a hospital, or something else. Any suggestions would be great!

I'm going down to San Antonio to visit my friend Heather for a few days this week. I wish the drive was shorter so that I could go more often, but at least I don't have to fly.

Hopefully I'll be more frequent with posts now that we're mostly settled in and I have the time to sit down and express myself.