Friday, March 27, 2009

lots of scripture, & the weekend

Here are the scriptures we have memorized/are memorizing since last month... we are going over all of them each week so we just continue to build the amount of scripture we have memorized.

"The Lord is not slow to fulfill His promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance."
2 Peter 3:9

"Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, & he in God. So we have come to know & to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, & whoever abides in love abides in God, & God abides in him."
1 John 4:15-16 (we also memorized 17-19 previously)

"No distrust made him [Abraham] waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, fully convinced that God was able to do what He had promised."
Romans 4:20-21

"For now we see in a mirror dimly but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known."
1 Corinthians 13:12

"...that according to the riches of His glory He may grant you to be strengthened with power through His spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith - that you, being rooted & grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth & length & height & depth, & to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God."
Ephesians 3:16-19 (we are memorizing that one in two parts since it's long)

"I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give an account for every careless word they speak, for by your words you will be justified, & be your words you will be condemned."
Matthew 12:36-37

This weekend we are going to Austin. It will be nice to get away & sleep in, eat a cupcake (duh), & hang out with my parents. I would like to lay out too if the weather is nice enough.

I'm glad the sun is back out! & now everything is turning green since we finally got some rain! My mom came & helped me plant some bushes in the front yard & I am quite pleased with them.

Have a good weekend!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

...I guess I could blog...

I got done with my work for today, with nothing else on my agenda. What a nice feeling! I haven't had much free time recently. It's cloudy out, with possible showers, so it's a nice day to stay inside.

So about our cruise. We went on a four-night cruise to Cozumel on Carnival Ecstasy. Here's a summary for you:

The boat: it was huge, & nice & clean. It had an atrium area where everything stemmed from, like the dining, the lido deck (pool), the lounges, the row of bars/clubs, etc. The rooms were small but nice. I could not get over the bathrooms. They smelled funny (not bad, just funny, prob b/c they were lined with blue plastic stuff) & the turbo toilets sounded like they were leaving for the moon when you flushed them. I was very glad to get back to our big bathroom with fairly quiet toilet! I could feel the boat moving the whole time, & had to take several Dramamine & had trouble eating the first two nights. Until about 2 days ago I still felt like I was swaying/dizzy/disoriented. But it's over now, YAY.

The food: yum. We didn't stuff ourselves, but we did have desserts every night! They have really upscale food. I loved the lobster, & Josh one night got braised short ribs that were amazing. Most of the menu changes every night so you have different things to choose from.

The days on the boat: the first day we just laid out on the boat & hung out. Even tho it was in the 40's & rainy when we left Galveston, it was sunny & warm that next morning in the gulf. The second (& last) day on the boat, we slept in, played putt-putt with new SA friends from our dining table, went to the Newlywed Show (live version with people on the boat), etc. We did not participate in most of the night activities b/c some were raunchy. We did go to one (clean) comedy show & a song & dance show.

The day at Cozumel: we went to a beach park & laid out, hung out in the ocean (BEAUTIFUL water), went on the paddle boats, laid in hammocks, ate, you get the idea. Then we did some shopping (just for a couple souvenirs) before the boat left. It was really pretty there. But we're not huge beach people so it was okay that we didn't spend more time there.

The overall experience: we enjoyed ourselves, & we were glad we got to go on a cruise together (he had been before but I hadn't) but we probably won't go on another one. We just prefer a different type of vacation, more like our honeymoon, where we stay in a really nice room that we can hang out in, towns we can explore, etc. We also didn't feel like it was an "us" vacation because you're pretty much with people all the time, & at dinner you are talking to the people at your table, which obviously isn't bad, we made friends, but it's not a time you spend together. But it was good to get away from work & the daily grind, enjoy some pretty ocean views, & relax a bit.

I leave you with a picture of Ned the Traveling Cow in Cozumel:

Friday, March 20, 2009

You know how sometimes you see a lone guy at the grocery store walking out with some unhealthy food like hot dogs, & a 12-pack of beer?

Josh is at the Spurs game tonight (for free, without me, I'm jealous), so this was me tonight at the grocery store: walking out with an individual piece of (vanilla, yum) cake & a 12-pack of Frescas.

I got a kick out of it.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

i promise i will eventually update, & tell you about our cruise...

but not today.