Tuesday, December 16, 2008


It snowed in Portland. I love it. Except waiting for the bus in wet converse, but now I have boots so its all good. Some of my roommates had snow days for work....awesome!!!

I get to go home in 6 days. Though I love it up here, it will be a nice warm break and a good chance to see everyone. Looking forward to some time with the fam and friends. Also looking forward to getting some major wedding stuff done.

This will be Jerry and my 4th Christmas together (crazy)! We have our tradition of going to south coast, balboa island and fashion island to look at all the Christmas stuff. This year will be no exception :) Also, it is looking like we will actually be able to spend New Years together (a first)....which would mean that I would finally have my first news years kiss at age 22.

We had our roommate gift exchange last night which was a ton of fun. I sure love 3235 (a simple way of saying the ladies of my home address). This has been a really good year so far. I have grown a lot spiritually. I have a much better understanding of hard work and respect for those who go most of their lives without a car. I have learned how to budget, tithe, save and be financially independent. I feel like this year has been a really good transition into "the real world" and adulthood. I have a much better grasp of reality.

I am getting so excited for next year. I get married in less than 6 months :). As of now it is looking quite possible that I will have a part time job in residents life (my dream job), part time with Open Doors and full time grad student. Jerry and I are looking to stay there for a few years to save up a lot of money, have time to travel (since we have summers and a month at Christmas off-Europe here we come) and start up an amazing retirement fund. God is really good. Hopefully by the end of the next few years we will have the majority of our loans paid off and enough money for a down payment on a house too. God is so faithful to not only take care of us, but to give us the desires of our heart. He knows how much I love working with student life and it looks like I will have the opportunity to do so. Praise be to Him!!!


Steph said...

yayyy!!! does it normally snow in portland? it snowed all day here... lovely.

.heidi.noelle. said...

Oh Em...you are truly so dear to me. Kristin Franken and I were talking the other night and we were saying how happy we are for you and Jerry! We are so excited for this new season and journey for the both of you!!

carrie said...

you're amazing!!!