Michael and I are settling in to married life pretty well--we're learning a ton about one another, and while we know there is some time apart coming up, it is nice to be with each other basically 24/7. I'm beginning to get my bearings as far as the roads around here, but it's taken me a long time. It's been a while since I've had to learn my way around a new town. Anyway, we love having our own place to decorate (we got our shipment of art that we'd received as gifts this week!) and our own kitchen to use and experiment with recipes in. Of course, we still only have one pan to cook pasta or boil vegetables in, but it's a minor detail since we were able to get most everything else we needed regarding kitchen utensils, thanks to the generosity of our guests at the wedding last month. Target never saw us comin'! (Or Bed, Bath & Beyond, ha.)
I'm going to try to keep this blog up-to-date...but that hasn't exactly worked when I've tried to do so with my own personal blogs in the past, so bear with me. Maybe Michael will want to write some, too...unfortunately he'll be heading out to California for training for the month of July, and deploying to Iraq for his second tour in October. Please pray for us, as the time is short and we want to be able to make the most of every moment. I'll head up to Chicago to start my master's degree in mid-August, so we'll have two months of "commuting" a few times each month before he leaves, which will be tough. Luckily, we have been blessed with the funds to do so and thanks to cell phones, we'll be able to be in touch constantly next month.
We hope and pray that you are all well, and do keep in touch. I will keep our address updated on my Facebook account, and if you don't have Facebook, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to get it. I am planning on uploading a few pictures soon of the apartment, so stay tuned!