So AT&T finally decided to install our internet...after a month. Its been super frustrating to be waiting that long but hopefully now I will be able to update my blog a little more frequently
So I went to Atlanta to look for an apartment and I think we found one! We are still waiting on them to send out some more information to us but we have been approved so we will be moving in at the end of the month. Isn't it pretty!
I really like the large porch and it has a fireplace! I'm looking forward to it!
So now that I have officially turned in my two weeks notice, I can announce that Will and I are moving to Atlanta! Will just took a position as the Technical Director at the Georgia Asphalt Pavement Association. He interviewed on Tuesday and Wednesday, they called him on Thursday and wanted him to start Monday (today!). Our heads are still spinning a little because we had no idea a job offer would move this fast. I'll be sure to post updates as we find a place and move!
This past week Will and I went out to California to visit my parents. I hadn't been to Northern CA before and Will got to go even further west then he had ever been. It was fun getting to see my parents new house and where they work. Mom and dad had the week off so we got to visit a lot of interesting places with them.
First place we visited was Muir Woods which is where you can find huge redwood trees...thankfully there were no apes :)
In case you can't read the numbers, this tree was planted in 909ad and fell in 1930...its kind of crazy how old these trees are
We also got to visit San Francisco. We had dinner at the cheesecake factory and I tried the Ghirardelli cheesecake and it was fantastic.
We made our way down to pier 39 and saw Alcatraz and all the touristy stuff down there
We also went to Yosemite national park. Will and I hiked from the tip of glacier point all the way down to the valley. My legs were killing me for the rest of the trip but the views were beautiful...except for that last mile of the hike that wouldn't end.
We also visited the winchester mansion. Sadly we couldn't take pictures inside the house because its quirky. There is a door that if you walk through it, you will fall a story down to the porch, there is a staircase that goes straight up to the ceiling and many other strange things because the woman who built the house was afraid that whenever she stopped building on the house that she would die.
That was the majority of our trip. I'm glad we had the chance to visit my family and spent time with them.
Our CP group went apple picking this past Saturday at skytop orchard. Sadly its nearly impossible to keep such a large group together while doing something like apple picking but we had a lot of fun hanging out with the Hills when everyone else went behind a line of trees and disappeared. Our two favorite kinds of apples were technically not picking but when we passed by those trees, they had so many apples that they were dropping a third of their apples to the ground already. Will and I picked a bushel of apples. We are looking forward to making our favorite pioneer woman recipes!
We lost the rest of the group....but we still had a blast!
Look at all the apples on this tree! I have no idea why it was closed because the apples where already passing being ripe and were dropping to the ground right and left.
We finally caught up with the rest of the group and they had a successful day as well. I'm glad that we got to spend time with everyone!
Such a sweet little boy! Even though it was 100 degrees outside and everyone else was dripping sweat, little Samuel loved the weather and slept like a little angel the entire photoshoot. He was only 4 days old when we took these and he was still one of the bigger babies I've taken pictures of (even bigger than a three week old baby I took pictures of...he's huge!) but he is a little cutie pie! Here is Mr. Samuel
Last Monday, Will and I celebrated our first year of marriage! I am so blessed and thankful to be married to this wonderful man. It hasn't been the year we expected but through the year I've learned a lot and have grown to love Will even more.
To Recap the year:
I had a stress fracture in my foot the first several months of marriage and was on crutches
Will successfully defended his dissertation in November and graduated with his PhD in Civil Engineering in December.
We flew to AZ to visit my family for Christmas and it was the first time Will had ever flown in his life and the first time that either of us got to visit the grand canyon.
We moved into our first (rental) house in march.
8 things were replaced on my car
6 weddings were attended
4 sets of twins at our church have been born (I know, random, but still worth remembering)
3 major appliances were purchased and then completely broken within a month of being purchased...I think we will stay away from craigslist for awhile
2 demolition derbys
I ended my internship at crosspoint, and started working for first sun management as an IT assistant
We are still waiting on a job to open up for Will somewhere (that isn't in Afghanistan) but are still trusting in God's provision
The year has flown by but I'm daily reminded how blessed I am by the way that God has graciously provided for us. My husband's unwavering steadfast love for me has been such a beautiful reminder to me of Christ's love for the church and for both I am thankful.
To celebrate the day, we slept in (yay!), went to Panera for lunch, and then Will gave me my gift which was an hour long massage at a spa. We then went to Frankie's fun park and went mini-golfing. The heat was a little overwhelming so afterward we went to a bookstore to cool down and then headed to downtown Greenville where we had Thai food and Coffee Underground. We then headed home and enjoyed our anniversary cake while watching the video of our wedding day!
Wedding season part two has begun with three friends weddings in a row. I didn't get to go to Jimbo's wedding last weekend so no pictures...(though if you would like a funny story, ask my husband about how he ran into Jimbo on his honeymoon when my husband was heading back home).
This past weekend, Will and I got to go see two of our friends get married. Patrick and Lauren were in our singles cp group for several years with us and I'm so excited we finally got to see them get hitched. I don't think I'll tire of seeing a godly man and woman cut a covenant with God in marriage.
I didn't have a great seat at the wedding, so fast forward to the reception.
Our old cp group + Jason and Cayce
We are the Rogers. We have been married since August and are loving it! Will recently graduated with his PhD in Civil Engineering and I am currently an IT assistant by day and a photographer by night.