Thursday, January 31, 2008


I'm waiting on the cable guy...don't you love how whenever you call to get something fixed, delivered or installed they give you a estimated time frame for arrival...blah!!

So to pass the time I'm shooting my resume off in all sorts of directions...who knows what I may find for my future career, but I do know GOD knows and he has a plan, so I'll just chill here in my cozy home, curled up in my cozy chair, along side my cozy dog.

Sev and I are trying to get adjusted to our new life. We're LOVING the house and the actual elbow room ;) I forgot what it was like to actually walk around and look for sev instead of glancing up and seeing him in the same room due to lack of space!!! He claims he got lost in our closet...according to him its because of my belongings in the closet...but I think its because we actually HAVE a closet (instead of a small hole in the wall with a few racks and shelves)....either way, we HAVE a closet and its the simple things that make you greatful for a home :)
Currently sev is working on getting registered for school...when he returns home we're planning on refinishing our kitchen table (which in true lindsey fashion I started over a year ago and have yet to complete!!).

I will admit I'm nervous...we're in uncharted and unknown territories right now in life. Severyn is trying to decide which path is best to take for his future flying career. While at the same time trying to decide what we are allowed to do financialy. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers. At the moment Sev is considering taking a 3 month course for airline pilot qualifications. If he does this it will take him away from home for 3 months during the week...ehhh, no biggie right, lol. However, its pricey...and is it worth it??
My dad has always taught me to plan plan plan...use your head and plan....sometimes I just wish I could mimic a feather and just float along with the wind...but its been ingrained in my brain to plan and when I don't have a plan I get anxious...and anxiety is no fun, plus I think somewhere its written as a sin.
So...on top of:
Finding a church home.
Getting settled in our home.
Finding secure jobs
Sev finishing his degree AND pilot qualifications
Organizing my house

I have....DO NOT GET anxious or impatient!!

So my meditation bible thought for the day will be:

Pslam 37

3 Trust in the Lord and do good. Then you will live in the land and enjoy its food. 4 Find your delight in the Lord. Then he will give you everything your heart really wants. 5 Commit your life to the Lord. Here is what he will do if you trust in him. 6 He will make your godly ways shine like the dawn. He will make your honest life shine like the sun at noon. 7 Be still. Be patient. Wait for the Lord to act. Don't be upset when other people succeed. Don't be upset when they carry out their evil plans. 8 Keep from being angry. Turn away from anger. Don't be upset. That only leads to evil.

off to send off more resumes :-)

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

and so it begins...



My daddy always warned me about this place!! He said it could be cruel, tough and I'm here and I'm SCARED!!!

"but Lindsey" say..."You've been out of High school going on 8 years and you've been out of college going on've been part of the workforce for sometime now."

However, College is nothing like the real have people offering you low interest rated student loans and waiting tables earns enough "play" money. Not to mention dad still paid the cell phone bill (which was the majority of my bills!!) Once I was out of college I had my dear ole' husband to fall back on...he earned a decent living. I could float from job to job (i get bored easily!!!). Now he is out of the Army and its up to me to find a good job while he finishes up school......granted he will work as well, but his main priority is school and working on all of his pilot ratings. (we're talking MAJOR bucks here!!!)


I can't say I wasn't warned and for those who know me know I've taken every action possible to prepare for this scary place in life, I created a small cushion..........but I can hear the Real World whistle blowing and the train is headed full force in my direction and I'm scared to climb aboard!!!!!

...maybe if I sing "I don't wanna grow up...I wanna still be a kid" or maybe if I close my eyes, click my heels together and say "there is no place like childhood"...........can I go back to being little????

Well....ready or not...It's time to test out my I come, keep me in your prayers :-)

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Whats this????????

Within a matter of hours Sev and I went from flip-flops, shorts and sand between our toes to gloves, jackets and snow stuck to the bottom of our boots!!!!!!! Talk about DRASTIC!!!

We are currently in MT...we arrived in Salt Lake Utah this morning and drove up Utah into Idaho and on into Montana...we're staying in west Yellowstone until tomorrow evening. We played in the snow a bit this evening and we're getting up early to snow mobil tomorrow, we're also EXHAUSTED!! this post is quick....but I'll try to post more pictures this week...if not I'll post lots when we get BACK IN SC!!!!!

These pics are for my dad...he asked to see what REAL snow looks like (well, technically he saw it in Alaska...but still) this is no SC snow!!!

This was the road into West Yellowstone.
Me standing in front of a cafe...its closed for the winter and I don't blame them!! I would NOT want to shovel the snow from this walkway!!
Sevy walking through downtown west yellowstone. (yes, he has NO gloves on and yes he is holding a real estate guide...hahahahaha...he says he is moving us here and driving a snow plow for a living....once again...hahahahahaha)
Can I get a pepsi?? Talk about Ice cold!!!

Me, walking over a pile of snow :)

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

A Week Left in Paradise?!?!?!?!

It just doesnt seem possible!!

So...I know I'm horrible at keeping up with my blog as is...but for the month of January I'll probably be beyond horribly slacking!!

I took Aud to the airport last night. It was bitter sweet.
For those of you who don't know, Aud (Autumn) has been my bestfriend since preschool. We're like night and day...but we both agree that is what keeps us close.
When I began my Hawaii adventure not only was I scared to death...but I was also LONELY!!! I ended up arriving in Hawaii Dec. 1st 2004. Severyn was still in his first Iraq deployment and was extended...meaning I was going to be alone for the Holidays :( Alone in a land that didn't even say Merry Christmas. Autumn decided to give up her Christmas at home and fly to my lonely rescue. haha...I know most of you are thinking..."Its HAWAII!! It couldnt have been THAT hard for her"...but really, I know it wasnt easy...she left her family and all of her Christmas traditions and presents back home and helped me move in and get familiar with my new island home. She stayed with me until New Years Eve.

Fast Forward 3 years later...

Autumn managed to figure out a way to make it back out here to see me through the end of my Hawaii adventure. On New Years DAY, she arrived with a "To Do" list...full of all the things she wanted to accomplish while on this visit. I believe we checked everything on her list and then some!!

While she was out here we....SHE....took TONS of photos (about drove me NUTS!!!!) I tried to smile and be a good sport...but good grief, give my cheesy smile a BREAK!! Oh well, I'll probably thank her when it comes to scrapbooking time!!
Anyways...she has most of the pictures, I may have a few and if I find the time I'll post them later.

So today Sev is clearing base. We had the movers come this morning and look through the house to get an idea of how many movers and boxes they would need for our belongings. I have a few last minute island errands to run.
Next thursday the movers come to pack up our apartment. We will spend our last night in Hawaii on a mattress in the middle of our living room. Friday we will drive to port to drop our car off and then we'll hang out until our flight leaves later that evening.
We will arrive in Salt Lake saturday morning...from here I know very little...Severyn has been online and on the phone for the past week...making plans for our mini vaca in mid country. He tells me bits and pieces of his plans...I actually told him I didn't want to plan a thing...I'm TIRED of planning and stressing...its HIS turn!! haha.
He has scheduled our rental 4x4 and I know we're spending the first day in Yellowstone snow mobiling (is that a word, haha!!)...supposedly its the time of year for wolves and I pray I end up with AWESOME pictures of this sweet little adventure!!
The following day we head up north of the park and meet up with (sev's sisters, fiances, sister...lost??) anyways...she is a tour guide for a company in north Yellowstone and she was able to get us on one of her Snow Coaches...I have no clue what this will include...once again, its all sevs doings.
We then travel on in to MT!!! We will spend our time there with Sev's uncle in Billings MT...sev is hoping to get some flight time in and I'm looking forward to SNOW!!!!! I was allowed to purchase a SWEET little LL Bean jacket!!! I swear I get that from my daddy...we are jacket NUTS!! but I NEEDED it and it was ON SALE!!! hehehehehe. Of course I also needed some boots!! So Aud helped me on that search and we finally found a nice pair of North Face snow boots ON SALE!! Top it off with a scarf and gloves and I **think** I'm ready for the MT weather!!! We shall see....

Soooo you see we have big plans for Jan....hence the reason I wont be around much. Good news is I'm EAST COAST BOUND!!!!! yipeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!

Aloha Hawaii!! Thanks for the memories and adventures....but I miss my Ohana and my time here is Poa!!

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm Excited To Start A New Year!!!!

I'm rushing around getting ready for Auds arrival so I don't have much time. Just wanted to wish everyone a happy new year!! I'll post pics of our New Years celebration soon!!
I got TWO new year kisses!!! We watched the ball drop in NY on tv while eating dinner...kissed...then went downtown to bring in the New Year Hawaii Style...kissed, AGIAN!!! So do you think I'll be twice as lucky this year??!!

I will also post my resolutions later!! I've been working on them!!