July 22, 2013

Class, Paint, Repeat

So this last week has looked like this for me: drive to Starkville each morning for class and then turn around and drive back to Tupelo to work on the house.  To say it is starting to catch up with me would be an understatement since my eyes are fighting to stay open as I type this.  I got to campus a little early this morning so I decided to write a quick update since I have been a bad blogger this week.  

First, let's get the boring school update out of the way.  Class is class.  Motivation is a bit lacking, but a week from today I will be done with Ed. Research and that is really all that matters.  After painting for 9 hours yesterday, I wrote a four page paper that I'm about to turn in.  After all the paint fumes, it will be a miracle if it even makes sense.  On a happier note, I had a meeting with the head of the Educational Psychology department last week.  He has set up an independent study course for Intro to Counseling which means I will have a degree in December.  Praise the Lord for answered prayers!! I've never done an independent study course before, but from what I understand he will just give me requirements (like papers) and if I complete all the work I get credit for the course.  Hopefully I can work at my own pace so I can get it all done and enjoy the offseason! 

Now for the baseball update.  Chris has pitched twice since I blogged last.  The first outing lines was: 6 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 2 BB, and 6 K.  This week his line was: 7 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 4 K.  His was pretty happy about both outings, but definitely happier about this weeks.  Its always a good week when you don't give up any runs.  I'm so proud of him.  It is getting to be the end of the season and they are all exhausted.  It is definitely a long season.  They've played 96 games so far and have around 40 left.  All prayers are appreciated for the final stretch of the season.

And finally the house update.  ALL THE UGLY BROWN/GREEN WOOD PANELING IN OUR KITCHEN IS GONE.  You have no idea how happy it makes me to type that.  Unfortunately I don't have time to post my before and after pictures right now, but believe me they are coming.  So far we've done 3-4 coats on everything, but I'm going back after class today to finish touching up and going over anything that needs doing.  Next is the master bedroom which shouldn't take nearly as long because it has already been painted.  I don't have to cover up the super dark wood like I did in the kitchen.  All the bathrooms are done and so is the kitchen other than our painting.  The floor guys got there this morning so we should have floors by the end of next week.  So by next week all the furnitures will be in.  Yayyyy.  You can ask Chris, I am NOT patient when it comes to getting the house ready.  I'm hoping it will be as close to ready as possible for when we come back in September.

Chris' best friend, Channing, got married this weekend!  I was so thankful I got to go to Channing and Molly's wedding.  It was absolutely beautiful and perfect!! Channing is like a brother to Chris so it was definitely sad he couldn't make it.  There were jokes that I should wear a tux and stand in for him haha.  I am so thankful for Channing and his family.  The Walkers and the Strattons are like family. When Chris and I first started dating I met the Strattons it wasn't too long before I met the Walkers.  They immediately made me feel welcomed and I am so thankful for them.  We always have so much fun when we are all together!  I can't wait for the offseason so we can all hang out again.  

Yesterday at church a missionary from Ghana came to speak.  She was absolutely wonderful and I loved hearing about her work to bring clean water to a country that holds a very special place in my heart.  As she was showing a slide slow with pictures from her work, I noticed some very familiar faces! Mary Kay visits Rafiki regularly.  The picture was from 2009, so some the sweet kids were babies.  I couldn't help but tear up when I saw their faces and to get to talk to someone who knows the orphans that had such an impact on my life and have a huge piece of my heart.  I miss those precious kids daily, and I am praying that God will open another door so that I can get back to hug those sweet kids soon.  I posted on my old blog about my trip to Ghana, and I am sure I will have a post on here about the trip again. Here are just a few of my pictures from my two weeks in Ghana:


My sweet baby Junior

I love me some Leticia 
And my bestie Justina

Have a great week y'all! 

MK 

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