But enough of that pessimism, which I absolutely detest. So what else has been happening in June? We got to go to Memphis for the wedding of a dear friend from college. Laura and Josh were married at a lovely outdoor ceremony the first weekend in June. Remember how I mentioned my cousin's graduation from university was hotter-than-you-know-what? Well, I lied. This wedding was definitely hotter than that. It was literally right on the Mississippi River...but it was beautiful and there was AC available and the ceremony programs were these adorable hand-held fans:
I love the Order of Ceremony so much!
It was great to see a lot of friends from Mizzou and to catch up with them. But check out the gorgeous bride and her groom:
How can you not love the smiles on their faces?
Perfect kiss picture...
Other than the budget fiasco, work is going really well. The elders even got to meet the mayor of Louisville:
I launched the blog for the Refugee Elder Program, and I think it looks pretty smashing myself. It's already gotten hits from several different states and a few other countries as well! Learn a little bit about my job and check out the blog at:
I continue to work for the Athletic Director of the local private school. It really is a fun side job! We've got field hockey through the beginning part of July and then a break before fall sports begin. I'm also cleaning a lady's house every other week for June and July. My friend normally does this, but she just had a beautiful baby girl and needed a break (naturally). The woman is seriously sweet and hilarious and the extra bit of money is going toward our Africa fund.
Isaac has been working quite a bit in June and continues to walk the dog for extra tuition money as well. I think he isn't needed for July and maybe August for the dog walking position, however, so he'll get a bit of a break from that soon enough. He continues to do the accounting for his store as well as pull the regular shifts. His boss and his wife have been so incredibly supportive of our trip to Africa, and we are very thankful that the Lord provided him with this job when we first arrived in Louisville.
But the big news is definitely that Isaac is in Costa Rica until late tonight. He's been able to email me while there and is simply having a wonderful time. He's gotten to preach and then lead some seminars, and I think he's really enjoying the theological education bit of it. I'll try to get him to post some pictures and more details about his trip later.
We're looking forward to July- celebrating our anniversary, spending time with friends, and attending the wedding of a girl in our community group at church!