Monday, June 28, 2010


I promise I will try to upload some pictures this week. I have 200+ pictures on my camera that need to come off, and I want to show you guys how pretty it is here!

Jake had his 26th birthday last week. We celebrated by going out to Longhorn Steakhouse. It was good food, and of course we both ate WAY too much. I also got him the new Zac Brown Band cd (he LOVES them) and a gift card to Dicks, which he spent on golf stuff. He was pleased, and we had a fun day!!!

This last weekend was fun too. On Friday (Jake has Friday-Sunday off) we stayed around town but seemed to run lots of errands, and watched movies. On Saturday we went to a touristy town in Southern Maine called Freeport. It's a cute town with lots of shops and places to eat and, because it's in New England, it's all really cool to look at and old looking! We spent the day there, and even when it started raining, we really enjoyed stretching our legs and going into lots of stores. They also have (I think the one and only) L.L Bean store there. It's so big they have four buildings for it!!! Jake made me try on coats for fall/winter. I'm pretty sure we'll go back there around October to get me a good coat. I don't want to freeze come winter!! :)

I leave for California on Thursday. It's bittersweet to be going because I don't want to leave Jake, but I wouldn't miss my best friends wedding for the world. It'll be a short trip and I'll be back Saturday. And the nice thing is, that because Sunday is 4th of July, Jake has Monday off!! Which means we'll still get a two day weekend together before he heads back to work! :)

Fala comes a week from today!!! Assuming my moms driving goes as planned. I absolutely cannot wait, although the first few days here will be hectic. Another family friend of the Burke's will be spending a day here next week, and they have a German Shepherd!! Hopefully the two dogs get along well, I don't want Fala's first day here to be a bad one!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Good news!!

Well this week has been, and will continue to be, a busy one. Kelsey, Jake's sister, is getting married on Saturday! The quiet house of just five people will go from that to 22 people in just three days!!!! It's going to be crazy, but fun!!

Jake and I found an apartment we loved, but after lots of thinking and praying, decided we just can't afford it right now. And I mean, we really can't. But I can't help but be bummed about losing it. It was SO nice, and it had a washer and dryer included, which is SO rare anywhere!! So I'm still looking for apartments while Jake is off to work, then we talk about them when he gets home.

Still no luck on the job front. There is a possible opening at a dog kennel, but we won't find out for a few more weeks. I'm praying about that one. I REALLY want a job, but I want it to be a job that I do enjoy so badly. There are a lot of openings at little fast food type places (Tim Hortons, Dunk'n Donuts, etc), but I really wouldn't enjoy that type of job. So I'm still looking and doing my best to not get discouraged.

Back to the people visiting this week... my best friend (Kelsey and Jake's cousin) will be here soon!!! She is in the wedding, so she's traveling from CA to ME tomorrow, and will arrive around 12 midnight. So I really won't see her until Thursday, but I still couldn't be more excited!!

Two weeks from Thursday I myself will be going back to Cali, for Christina's wedding. She is the one coming out here tomorrow. I am the maid of honor and through God's good grace have been given a plane ticket. I will be sad to leave Jake for a few days, but I'm excited for the wedding. :)

AND! Fala comes in about 3 weeks!!!! My mom and Fala leave TX around July 2nd, and will be here in about 3-4 days. I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

We're here!

Well, Jake and I arrived in Orrington, Maine this past Thursday. We had a very fun trip traveling across the country visiting my mom, sister, and brother! It broke our hearts leaving Fala in Texas, but she will be back hopefully within a month. I miss her very very much, but I know she's loving it there! She has a Boxer friend to play with, a beach to swim in, and a nice air conditioned house! Really, it doesn't get much better!

Maine weather has treated me decently so far. The past four days have been sunny and warm. Today is cold with rain off and on, but I'm finding myself enjoying it more than I thought I would. I hope my attitude will last like that for quite some time!

Maine is beautiful. I had forgotten just how pretty and green it is out here! Right now at his parents house I'm in our upstairs bedroom looking out the window and even though it's dark and rainy, it's still gorgeous. I'm working on getting pictures up here so everyone can see what it's like. This house is magnificent... 6 bedrooms, 4 baths, and tons of land... I love it! I'm enjoying being in such a big, comfortable house before heading back to an apartment. :)

Speaking of apartments, Jake and I have been quite the busy bee's searching for some. So far, it's either too expensive, or they don't accept dogs. I'm doing my best not to get discouraged, but it is hard sometimes. I know the Lord will provide.

I have also been busy the last few days finding jobs, calling places, getting resumes sent in, etc. Surprisingly, the Orrington/Bangor (the big city Orrington is near) has TONS of dog kennels/daycares! WAY more than Camarillo ever had! I'm shocked, but very pleased! I've called four places already, 3 are not hiring, but 1 is willing to look at my application. I would love to work at a dog daycare again, I think I would love it!

Not sure what else to update on. When I get off my butt to take pictures, I'll try to remember to post them. I also have pictures I took on our trip, but I don't feel like posting them right away. :)