Saturday, December 31, 2011

Adios 2011, Hello 2012

2011 brought: the completion of 1 1/2 yrs of grad school, our 2 year anni, replacing everything possible on our truck, settling into the San Francisco life, embracing my love for all things asian :), pushing my sewing skills to new levels through a LOT of trial and error :), realizing I LOVE the art of pastry, falling more in love with Jesus through a different church than Grace (and loving it), glasses for me, knee injury for Jason, Jiu-Jitsu for Jason, climbing for me, sUrFiNG, trips home and realizing that home is slowly becoming this big, crazy, beautiful, broken city that we live in now, exploring amazing restaurants, hosting various visitors (moms and dads, cousins, aunts and uncles, friends and etc...apparently having an extra bedroom in SF is appealing to many haha), figuring out how to do this thing called marriage when there's little time for each other...and growing stronger through it, following a STRICT budget...and failing at it sometimes, Summer in October, Winter in August, making friends, loving our library, loving each other, life, and our sweet Lord.

2012 will (hopefully) bring: Jason beginning to teach (hello 2nd income), a M.A. diploma, a few cakes for me :), a dramatic decrease in the amount of traffic when I commute (I can dream right??? HA!), deeper relationships, serving our community and church, better stewardship, the information of a possible teaching position (if we go for South America their school year starts in Jan so the reality is that we COULD move as early as this time next year for a teaching position for Jason...yikes.  Not planning on it but we are open to what God has...), more reading, more cooking, organizing this crazy small house with all of our STUFF...I long to purge but Jason won't let me, haha, some thinking/deciding/praying on what it is I would like to do with my life...God a mom, but I feel the need for something...something else practical and compatible with motherhood (esp. when they're older), exploring the bay area a bit more, a snowboarding trip with friends, our 3 year anni in just a couple of months, backpacking this spring/summer, camping, surfing some more, a possible graduation trip for Jason...hoping for Italy...will probably be somewhere cheaper :), keeping in better contact with family and friends, focusing on what matters, loving all.  

So, here's to a great year! We have so much to be thankful for.  Have a Happy New Year everyone.

Peace y'all. :)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Christmas Already eh?

Dang, I feel like in one post it went from Fall stuff to Christmas stuff.  And for real?  It's been more than 2 weeks since I've posted.  wow.  Where has the time gone?  I guess it's just been a little busy round these parts.

The semester is days away from being done.  I have one word for that.  FINALLY!  What a semester it's been.  I mean, I don't think I imagined it possible for a person to ONLY do school stuff.  He's either at school going to class and doing homework...or he's at home, doing homework (which is probably why I haven't blogged being we have one computer and he's always on it).  He seriously has no time to do any.thing.else.  No Bible study, no exercise, no nada.  We managed to barely preserve Friday night date night....but I mean barely.  :)  So, it's almost done and though I know he is beyond ready to be done.  So am I.  I think we're both a little nervous for next semester as he becomes a slave, er, I mean starts his internship.  He also will be a TA for a prof and add a couple more classes in the could be another nutts-o semester.  I doubt it will top this last one though haha.  Full-time grad school is not for the faint hearted.  And to think...we actually contemplated ME starting grad school this last fall.  HA.  I say HA HA HA to that.  There is no way in heck that would have worked.  It's a good thing the Lord knew that!  :)

So guys, it's Christmas huh?

And I heard SLO is stinking fuh-reezing.  Haha suckers!  :)
It's not like it's been warm here in SF but no freezing temps so I'm good.  Ice and I are not complementing elements. 

And the Christmas shopping, oh there's so much to do.  And I hate trying to think of what to buy.  ugh.  This is what usually happens.  I think "oh I'll get so and so THIS".  I go to the store, go to buy it, then change my mind.  2 hours later I have nothing...for anyone.  Lame.  I don't know why I do this.  Maybe I have trouble letting go of my money  :)  Who knows...?

Anyways, our tree is so pretty and sparkly and once again adorned with purple, blue, pink, green and silver.  AND, watch out!  We went big and bought a real star!  $5 at Target thank you very much.  It's also glittery...I love glitter at Christmas.  Maybe a pic will be posted sometime soon of our tree that some kid called a "Charlie Brown Tree".  Literally.  I was holding it at Home Depot and some dad said, "Oh, how about something like that?"  The kid said, "No way Dad, that's a Charlie Brown tree."  Then I tackled him.  :)  Nah.  I didn't.  I may have glared at him though.  In the dark.  Yeah, I'm brave.  I know. 

Aight, I'm outta here.   Have a marvelous Thursday!