Tomorrow…It’s Only a Day Away…

So tomorrow is the big day when we will officially load up the truck and head to Kentucky! We are experiencing a variety of emotions at this point–nervousness, excitement, and lots and lots of stress! Most of our apartment is packed, but running out of packing tape and accidentally packing up our last sharpie doesn’t really help with the progress 😉 To say the least, I’ll be running a few errands today!

We’ve said a good amount of our goodbyes so far…and the rest will come tonight with our last weekly service at the BCM. It’s a bittersweet task. We are definitely looking forward to the trip up to Louisville! We’ll be taking 4 days total: tomorrow we’ll be heading to my parents house (a 1.5 hour drive), Saturday morning we’ll head to Pensacola (a 6 hour drive), Sunday evening we’ll depart for Birmingham (a 4 hour drive), and Monday morning we’ll finish out the trip with a 6 hour drive to Louisville. It should be a fun journey–seeing as my parents are not exactly the “road trip” kind of people 🙂

Its possible that I might have gotten a job in Louisville…should know within the next week or so. I had a phone interview last week for a Claims Processing position with Humana health insurance. I thought it went pretty well and my interviewer made it sound promising. Please pray that I will be content with whatever God decides about this job. I know that He has something lined up for me…its just a matter of being patient and allowing Him to work. We also bought a car last week–talk about a leap of faith! We realized that having two cars in Louisville was more necessary than what we had originally thought, especially with both of us planning on working. Brian’s uncle got us a great deal at the dealership he works for in Daytona and we took him up on it! In the end, we stand assured knowing that God will provide for us financially. He always has and He always will.

Brian will begin school in just over two weeks and he is completely thrilled! Please pray that he would remain enthusiastic about his schooling and learn how to balance his time with all of these new responsibilities that come with a Masters level degree. I am so excited to see him in this new phase of life!! I, on the other hand, officially just finished my Bachelor’s degree last week. It was probably the most exciting day I’ve had since our wedding!! I’m looking forward to taking a bit of a break from school and (at least for the first semester) will just be taking a class one night a week with other seminary wives.

Well, we’ll definitely make sure to keep you updated as best as possible with the upcoming move! It’ll be a hectic couple of days…so we’ll probably fill you in when we get to Louisville. Thanks for following 🙂


Last date night in Tampa

16 Days and Counting…

As many of you already know, we’ll be moving to Louisville in 2.5 weeks…July 29th to be exact! Crazy as it sounds, we do not have a free night until the day we actually get to our apartment in Kentucky! It has been insane trying to cram everything into three weeks–places we want to make sure to visit, people we want to see, and on top of all that, school and work! We are just exhausted these days!

I am finishing up my final class for my degree within the next week and a half! Most of you know that I walked in the spring but still had two online classes over the summer in order to complete my requirements. One was a work-at-your-own-pace class, so I’ve been done with that one for a while now. The other is my last religion class…and it is a tad more work than I was expecting/wanted. Not to mention that my professor is about the most liberal non-Christian that I could’ve possibly gotten, so that always makes it fun…considering I am taking a class on the Bible. Pray that I would find that time to make it a priority in these busy days!!
I can’t even begin to tell you how excited we are to begin this new phase in life. Lately, I have come to realize that Brian’s thoughts are very rarely focused on something other than seminary. For the past two years, he has had to finish up the degree that he no longer had a real passion for…and now he gets the opportunity to have that passion again. Obviously, he is beyond excited. And our apartment reflects that excitement. He already has about half of it packed up (I know I will be more appreciative of this during our last week here)!!!
We are heading to Daytona this weekend to spend some time/say goodbye to Brian’s grandpa and his Uncle’s family. It’ll be a nice trip…it’s usually always pretty relaxing when we spend the weekend over there. We were just in my hometown for the last time this past weekend (besides a possible stop on our move up to KY). It was great to see everyone from North Oak and hear their encouraging words and prayers over us…God has definitely used that church to bless our lives and our marriage!
So that pretty much sums up what is going on with us at the moment!
As always, thanks for following 🙂

Our first post!

So this is our first post on our new blog: Fill Us Up & Send Us Out. We can’t believe that we only have 3 short weeks left in Tampa until our big move to Louisville, KY. It’s exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time! Our apartment is already about half packed (thanks to Brian’s unexpected motivation) and the moving truck is reserved! Luckily, the Jacobson family will be coming with us up to Louisville to help us move in…that will be a huge help! Every time we feel as if we are ready to move, it seems as if something happens that makes us realize how much we’ll actually miss our friends here! But we know this is what God wants for us…and it’s time to move forward with His plan! 

From here on out, we’ll both be posting on this blog (probably Ashley more so than Brian), and we’ll each sign our own posts. Its amazing that we have friends all around the world…so we felt this was the best (and easiest) way to keep everyone posted!

Thanks for following!