Tuesday, March 07, 2006
Ben and I have been busy these last few weeks with moving plans and getting everything in order. At the end of this month we're going to move up to Oklahoma (go ahead, sing the song...) where my sister and her husband live. We'll be staying there for a few months, then heading up to Wisconsin, where we plan to finish the rest of Bible School. These last few weeks have been great though. Extreme Home Makeover was in Central Florida redoing a lady's house, so we went to see what they were doing and got to meet some of the crew. I even got Ed's autograph! :) We were sick for a little bit, which obviously wasn't that great, but we're feeling fine now. This is Ben's last official week of work before the move and this weekend we're going on vacation with John and Lisa! We're both excited about all that's been happening in our lives, but with anything new, like a move, there comes stress and worry, so it's going to be awesome to get a little break in the middle of it. We would really appreciate your prayers concerning everything with the move, like safety, wisdom to know when to go up to School and a job for while we're in Oklahoma. Ben already has a job lined up for while we're there, but I'll need to find one once we get there. For now though, we're just taking it one day at a time and enjoying what time we get to spend together. Thank you for your prayers
Monday, February 13, 2006
Ben and I met at school in Wisconsin while washing dishes. We didn't really start talking until about 2 months after that, but as we got to know each other we saw that we had a lot in common and we started to develop feelings for each other. I would find myself hanging out in places where he might pass by just so that I could see him, or maybe talk to him if I was lucky. I liked him but I didn't think I had any chance... till one day when he asked me to go to coffee with him. We walked down to a cute little coffee shop where we talked for hours until I remembered that I was supposed to pick a friend up from work, so I stood up to leave but as I opened the door I heard him say, "Gina, sit back down for a sec..." When I sat down he told me how much he liked me and we decided that we should get to know each other a bit more and consider taking it to the next level. As I left the coffee shop my heart was floating and my mind was filled with diamond rings and wedding dresses... not getting my hopes up at all!! ;) What can I say, I'm a girl. The next month was so fun, we spent almost every day together just getting to know each other and having fun. Pretty soon we realized that this was an awesome relationship and we wanted to make it official. We dated for a while then for summer break we came here to his home in Florida, where he proposed to me on the beach (the one and only perfect proposal, I'm convinced, it still gives me butterflies.) We were married on August 6th in a cute little brick church and it was the best day of my life to that point. Every day since then has been better and better and I'm now the happiest I've ever been.