Our Story

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Welcome to the Real World

...and we're glad to be here.

Matthew's job at Best Buy is going great and he's loving it. This week he's serving as acting supervisor while the normal supervisor is out of town. He's been working hard looking over numbers and getting ready for meetings. He is loving it! Jess graduated from Alabama (Roll Tide!) and will be starting her new job on January 10 as an RN in the Birth Suites at St. Vincent's in Birmingham (Roll Tide!). With the wedding in only 2 months, so many wonderful things are lining up for us as we enter the real world!

The new year began with quite a start for Jess as I was sick the entire evening and did not get to ring in midnight. I spent the next day sick as well, so my new year began late, but it is picking up quite nicely and turning into quite a nice year.

I honestly do hope to get in better shape this year and just be healthier overall, so I started back with P90X yesterday. Also I'm hoping to spend more time in The Word. I'm planning to make this the year I read the entire bible. I am praying and reading with this verse in mind
“If you remain in My word, you will truly be My disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:31-32

Jess has also discovered the joy of cooking recently and has made chicken cordon bleu, potato salad, tacos and been baking breads. The chicken cordon bleu came out really nicely and you can find the recipe on http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Chicken-Cordon-Bleu/Detail.aspx . As I delve more into the cooking world, I'll let you know what great recipes I find.

I had my first major cooking disaster as well. I recently learned how to make flour tortillas. I made them at home and they turned out quite nicely so I thought I'd try it here. I went to the store and bought the masa, but it turns out I bought corn masa instead of flour. They're not the same and seem to require a different touch. Someday I'll learn how to make corn tortillas, but for now I should stick to flour tortillas. Lucky for us, we had some store-bought tortillas in the bread cabinet and some chips to turn it into taco salad. At least it worked out overall.

As we look over last year, Matthew and I are so blessed and thankful for the family and friend we have in our lives and all of the amazing things that happened to us throughout this past year. We can't wait to see what the Lord has in store for the new year!

Love and blessings,
Matt & Jess