Thursday, February 28, 2008

Life Update

Well, last week Rochelle and I were in Indiana for our friends Kyle and Sam's wedding. We had an awesome time catching up with them and seeing them get hitched. A few things went a little hay wire during the ceremony but really, it couldn't have been any nicer. The girls were stunning, the boys were incredibly hansom, and Kyle and Sam both looked incredible. It was great to see them tie the knot. It was funny because Kyle said that he wouldn't start crying until he saw one of us start. As soon as he saw Sam walking down the aisle he started balling like a little irish school girl. It couldn't been because I had just told him that he'd only be sleeping with one girl the rest of his life... but I think it was because they're just the right fit. We couldn't be any more happy for them.
Things for the move to Florida are moving along. The condo is getting squared away. Truck and trailer rentals are coming along. All we got to do is pack. It sounds like a small job but the other day I put all of our books in boxes and I was ready to just stay here in KY. We're having fun with it though. Rochelle has been thinking about colors for the condo. I've been thinking about how crazy my first 4 days will be when we get there. We've got 4 services on Sunday that have staggered times. I'm excited. We've been trying to figure out what we should do for a second car too when we get there. Lease... or own. Any suggestions?
I'll be gone for 4 days. I'm leaving tonight for a retreat called Faces of Christ. I've got mixed feelings about going. It's sort of a requirement from my boss but he said it'll be a really great and memorable experience. I trust him but I'm stilled a little bummed that I'll be away from Rochelle for that many days and that I'll be missing the whole visit of my buddy Dave. He's coming down to do some consulting for Jesse's church tonight and staying till Sunday. We'll be able to hang out on Sunday, but that's just not enough time with my boy. Oh well... life is good any way you look at it.
Grace and Peace.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Sam and Kyle's Wedding

Well, this weekend our good friends Kyle and Sam are getting married. Rochelle and I both are in the wedding and we're really excited to be there to support the two. When we were still in Lansing, we hung out with them almost everyday. We're gonna miss them like crazy when we move to Florida.
Plans to move are moving slowly. We've still got to figure out how we're gonna scrape the money together for the security deposit and first months rent. It'll all come together I know, but it's still a little nerve wrecking. Once we get down there we'll be fine, we just have to get down there. We're planning on selling Rochelle's car so that will help a little and I'm sure we have some other things we can get rid of too. We'll see, it will work out.
Well, for the short time that I had in Lansing, very short time, we were able to have dinner with Rochelle's family. It was nice because we won't see them again for a long time. We went to Cheddar's, my absolute favorite restaurant in the world. Rochelle's parents got me new Chaco's for my birthday. They are exactly what I need for the new job. They'll be my work shoes. It was sort of funny because as soon as I saw the fam. it looked like everyone was going to cry because we all new it was our "Last Supper." We had a great time talking about her parents cruise, our new job, and just life in general.
Well... everyone, keep in touch. We'll try to do the same.

Friday, February 15, 2008

HEY GUYS! It's Rochelle again...

I was reading my old Xanga the other day--back in my prime, I was a blogging phenom--now I'm strugging...a keep up with make take me a while to get back in the swing of things.

Well, this weekend Paul mom, brother, and nephew are coming down for a visit. They should be here late tonight. It's going to be a CRAAZYY weekend. All 5 of us in our tiny 650 sq. foot apartment, with only one bathroom. It shall be fun. (Paul and I are currently house/dog sitting at Paul's bosses amazing, AMAZING house--I will make it totally obvious that we are newlyweds/college students by adding in that I'm excited to do laundry for free!!!)

After the weekend is over, I shall ride with Paul's mom back to Michigan so I can spend the entire week with my friends/helping Samantha with anything she needs for her wedding. Paul will be joining us in Michigan on Friday afternoon.

I'm very excited for what this next week holds, and even more excited about what the next month holds! ...I think that about all I have for you...

Until next time!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


Well, it's official ya'll. My last official day on the job here at Southeast is March 18th, 2008. I had a great talk with both Brian and Greg and have their blessing. This morning I discussed it with Brian and he was so happy that we had a place to go. I guess he had thought there wasn't really a time they absolutely needed us. But as soon as he found out he was more than happy to send me off to our new ministry. He said that there's no reason to feel guilty because this is what the internship was all about, equipping me with the tools necessary and sending me out. Rochelle and I are very excited about the move. We'll pack up as much as we can and move down on Wednesday and hopefully arrive very early Thursday. That'll give me a few hours to get ready for rehearsal that night. We'll keep you updated on the move. I've gotta figure out moving expenses etc. and we've got to start packing. Thanks for all the prayers. God is good.

Monday, February 11, 2008


Cape Coral, here we come. Rochelle and I are officially going to Florida. I talked to Wes and he assured me that we have a place there no matter how long the wait. Now, they'd like us as soon as possibly, but they'll wait if they have to. They've already been telling people that the search is over and that they have picked us to fill the position. As happy as I am, I'm still waiting to see when we'll be able to go. It's hard to get both of my bosses together at the same time to talk about the Florida thing. Hopefully by the end of this week we'll know. Thanks for all the prayers.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

I'm here!

Hey guys!

I'm just letting you know that I'm here--it's not all Paul! =) ...Apparently he just has a lot more to say than I do...or he just gets to it faster. Oh well.

Thanks for all the birthday wishes, I had a fabulous birthday. I'll be venturing to Michigan next week, so hopefully I will get a chance to see some of you throughout the week.

Alright, Toodles!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

A Bump in the Road...

Well, my current boss talked with my future boss yesterday. Though I'm grateful that they finally had a conversation, I'm bummed at the outcome. The church wanted Rochelle and I down before Easter so we could lead that weekend and get settle in. After a quick conversation between the two, it sounds like Southeast won't release me until May 1st. Although this time at SCC could never be replaced, I was hoping they'd release me a bit sooner. I love the fact that I'll be able to have more time here(there's so much more to learn) but my heart is already in Florida. There's still a chance that they could change their minds but I'm doubting they will. My only concern is that CCF will be upset about this decision and make it harder for me to stick around. Either way, I'm hoping my attitude won't change around here. That I'll keep a positive attitude and good spirits around the office. It won't be hard because I love Southeast, but when you want to be somewhere else, it's hard to not let that show. Either way, I'll be leading at CCF Easter weekend.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Looking for a Place...

Rochelle and I have been looking at Condos and Houses for rent down in Cape Coral. The search is harder than I thought it would be. There are some great places down there and the prices are pretty decent. The only problem we're facing is that we want to save up money to put on a down payment. Anyway, we'll have some time to think it over once we get down there(if we ever get down there. My bosses STILL have to call them back) because there's a chance we'll be able to stay in a condo until we can find a place of our own. We have found a place that has really caught our eye though. The community is called "The Isles of Porta Vista." Here's some pictures of the place. They have a few floor plans and we can't decide which one we would like better if we moved there. The two with the bigger floor plan has two different set ups. One has a really large living room, 2 bedrooms, 2, baths, and laundry room. The other is the same except the living room is split creating a den. If we end up moving there, there are pros and cons to each setup. Here's some pics of the place. Some of the really cool features are that it's a gated community, a lobby entrance to the apartment, individual security alarms, and the washer and dryer are included in the condo(Rochelle's fav. part.) Anyway, here's some pics.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Happy 21st!!!

Happy Birthday to my girl. 21st birthday is always big. Looking forward to a fun day!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Rochelle's Birthday

Tomorrow is Rochelle's 21st birthday. Seeing as this is one of the most important birthdays we'll be doing something really special. Tomorrow morning, we'll be waking up before the crack of dawn to start our romantic day. We'll get ready together and then we'll be going to work. After a great day at work together, we'll come home and rest for a while. Then we'll have a nice expensive dinner at California Pizza Kitchen we're Rochelle will experience ordering her very first Alcoholic beverage. After I get her completely drunk, I'll take her home and the rest is censored... joking and joking. We are looking forward to having a good time though and celebrate this very important birthday.

Monday, February 4, 2008


This is the e-mail I got from my good buddy and supervisor Brian tonight...

"Had a good talk with Dennis from Cape Coral, by the way... -B"

No other information was given... nothing, nada, zilch, zero.
So I called him up... said he'd fill me in on everything tomorrow. So tonight I'll be wondering what my boss said to possibly my future boss. Stink!!!!

Saturday, February 2, 2008


Well, I've talked with the guys a few times from CCF this week. I'm getting really anxious about this whole thing. I'd like to finish out here in Louisville because that's what I said I would do and because there's a lot more things I could continue to learn. But, I'm really eager to move out to CCF and start the next phase of our lives. It's not too often that you find a place that you really feel you could lead but also find a place that your wife loves and would feel like she's a part of your ministry. Oh well, we'll continue to wait and pray for God's timing.