Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Life changes!

You know how there are things in life that you pray and pray for? You always want it so badly but it's just never quite given to you? The Lord just keeps telling you to wait. Wait. It is so hard, but what other choice do you have?

Then finally, years down the road, the Lords timing is finally evident. You finally see what you have been waiting for.

Jake is changing jobs! We are moving! And in the next few months we will (hopefully) be welcoming a new little puppy to our lives!

Jake has been in a very bad job situation for the past year and a half. I don't think there hasn't been a day where he or I have prayed that a new job will be provided. Over the last few months we heard about a possible new job situation, but nothing really ever came of it. Then finally, last week, it was all finalized. Jake put in his two weeks today. The day after Easter, Jake will start a new job. New boss. New company. New start!

We are also moving! We love our apartment that we currently are in. It is owned by lifelong friends of Jake's family. While that was great, and such a blessing at the time, it had it's downsides. We never truly felt like it was our home, because people would say "Oh, Jake and Joanna live at Sam and Jess's." No, we live in our apartment. But no one was very able to separate the two. So this coming Saturday, Jake and I are packing up and moving to a smaller, but more comfortable apartment out in the country. Still close to town, but far enough out that we probably won't be hearing sirens every night. We get our own private yard, even though there's still no fence. But we're probably going to do a dog run of sorts. It's a downgrade in many ways; no dishwasher, no laundry, we have to pay our own heat, and it's only one bedroom. But Jake and I felt so comfortable there instantly that we couldn't pass it up. It is so cozy.So us!

I'll try my best to post pictures next week after the move. I know I've never really done well at following through, but I'm going to try!

So to all those people out there who may think that God isn't hearing your prayers, He really is. He's just asking you to wait for His perfect timing. If it's in His will, it WILL happen. :)

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


What a nasty little piece of work I am. Here I am, on a blogging role, telling how I'm going to write as often as possible about my volunteering at the humane society, or my last escapades in the kitchen. And now it's been what? Two weeks since my last post? Hahaha, oh well.

In reality, I have a decent excuse. I've only been able to volunteer once. Life changes quickly, and now Jake is having to take our car to work most days. So obviously that leaves me carless with no way to get around but my two legs. And I'm not walking that far just to walk some dogs. :) But the one day I have been able to go was lots of fun.

It was just my first day, so as is protocol, I wasn't actually allowed to walk the dogs. I got to watch though! They do this thing every afternoon called Dog Walk, where yes, they walk dogs. Haha. A bunch of volunteers and staff walk all the walkable dogs in the building around a path that takes about five minutes (of if you're not a good walker on ice, more like ten minutes). There were probably 8 staff walking, and myself and another volunteer. Unfortunately there were only about 10 dogs to walk. So it went really quick. But it was still fun. Of course, very different from what I'm used to. But I knew that going in and don't have any complaints!

Hopefully I'll be able to go back again soon, but life is pretty hectic right now with a possible move to a new apartment and Jake hopefully starting a new job. So we'll see! I promise to try to do better about blogging still though. :)