Wednesday, August 25, 2010

First Blog as Mrs. Swed!

So, R.I.P old blog, it died. That's what happens when you don't update for over 2 months (oops!). So, I will try to keep this one alive. 

So things going on in my life right now :

1. Andrew and I have been married for 25 days now. It has been great! Lots of new responsibilities go with being a wife. The cleaning/decorating/organizing/cooking/laundry type things. Luckily, I am blessed with a very patient and gracious husband. So I have not felt overwhelmed. Doing 7 loads of laundry was a little much, but add in watching Sense and Sensibility and I can do anything! 

2. School. I am a senior at Moody Bible Institute and I am a Women's Ministry Major. I do love school but it really can stress me out. God has really worked in my life through school. Through the classes, the professors and even, dare I say it, through homework. God has really blessed me with going to a wonderful school. With school I am taking my first preaching class (yipes!) so nervous, but excited. I am excited for my other classes too (Romans, Apologetics, European Reformation, and Ministry Leadership and Staff Relations) School will be very different not living on campus, but I'm excited about it. 

3. Family. I am blessed with such a great family. They rock. So it will be making plans to visit with them. I have a new family too which is super fun. My extended family is crazy and loud and SO SO much fun. I know family is very important to Andrew and I and we re going to do our best to keep very close with everyone.

4. Friends. THE best. I have such great friends. It is going to take more conscious effort to see them, not living as close to a few of them. Friends will also change being married and hanging with some new people as well. My friends are my sanity. You guys keep me grounded, encourage me when I need it and give me a kick in the butt if I need that. So thanks, you all are a true blessing. 

5. Youth Group. Andrew and I have been working with Harvest Baptist Church for 2 years and we LOVE it. I am so in love and blessed by the students there. For me, working with the girls is such an encouragement. They are all so sweet and beautiful. So we go there every Thursday evening for Youth Group and do other events as we can. We LOVE it. 

6. Work. I am a nanny for a family (the Bergers) in the city. The two girls names are Alicia (6) and Allison (4) . This family is truly a blessing to work for. Marianne and Richard (the parents) are two of the kindest and generous people that I know. Along with nannying, I am starting to do some personal-assistant type things. It's fun to switch it up and to have more responsibility. Nannying for the Bergers has never felt like a job. It's hard work, 6 and 4 year olds have their moments, but it is such a blessing. The girls are super sweet and can always put a smile on my face. 

Well, this is my life as of now. It is busy, it is crazy, but I love it. Well, I am going to try to blog at least once a week, so here we go!