Sunday, March 8, 2009

the past two years

Well, I somehow talked Michael into buying a townhouse (at the time it sounded like a great idea) in Lees Summit, Missouri. We got an awesome deal on a foreclosure and soon began picking out paints and appliances. We had fun putting together our first home. We have had some terrible home owner experiences. For example, the toilet upstairs having a leak and coming home to water dripping from the ceiling into the living room. I love Michael, but he is NOT a handy man (he is getting better though). Lucky for us we have awesome neighbors that we always call for help. This past September we (well, okay Mike and Travis {our neighbor}) laid tile in the kitchen, entry way, and half bath. It was the best birthday present! This past weekend we had new carpet installed. I rolled around on the floor like a 5 year old before we put the furniture back. Our home is finally the way we wanted it to look. We are going to miss this place very much if we have to move. However, I will not miss falling down the stairs. That seems to happen every other month, and it is not fun.

We realized, as much as we love going to The Vineyard that the 45 minute drive was just too long. We tried a couple churches in our new town, but they were not for us. We soon found The Avenue. Small world, the pastor and Michael went to the same undergrad in West Texas. He loves the Longhorns and Cowboys just like us! Yes for those of you who have not heard Michael's hatred toward the Cowboys has ended. We joined a life group and have made even more terrific friends.

We have enjoyed having our families and friends come up on weekends to visit. They need to do it more often! Nothing else really exciting has happened these past two years. I still work at Creme and Michael is still in school. We have a crazy hyper dog, but more about him later.


  1. Who's the pastor at The Avenue?? It's great to hear you guys are doing well!

  2. Michael!! How are you friend? We are also in blogworld! Glad to reconnect!

  3. That last comment was from Mike and Emily Smith. Our blog is