Lots of things have been happening for the Logan family...in fact one might say this has been the busiest semester of our lives (yes, I still go by semesters for both my work and personal lives haha)....let me see if I can give you a brief recap since August...
I started my new job. Love it. Every day is full of adventure...I really never know what is going to happen. Sometimes I meet with a student and they cry, sometimes they laugh, sometimes they get real made at me, sometimes they share about growth and opportunity. I love it all. And despite that I am in student conduct, I have only met with 2 students so far that are just complete jerks--I count that as success! I also love my co-workers, they are baller.
|some co-workers, Chris and RJ, during our recent Christmas party|
|Our yellow bungalow!|
I finished up a practicum at the Office of Internal Programs and aced my Simulation University class. I have 4 more left till I graduate and 1 portfolio...hoping to graduate by December. One sad thing about only being in school part-time is I only get to take one class with my cohort. Luckily, they still love me and although I don't get to hang out as much, my time with them is wonderful.
|The International Bazaar at JMU that I planned in September|
|My cohort is amazing and helped us paint one night!|
Weddings. Yeah, our friends are still getting married. Although it is so busy to be leaving a lot on the weekends for these lovely celebrations, we would not miss it for the world. Luke and I are lucky to have such great friends and we are thankful we have gotten the chance to be with so many people on their special days.
|Amy and Eddie got married in Concord, NC in September!|
|Katie and Jeff had a beautiful wedding in VA Beach...even with Hurricane Sandy on its way!|
|All the Big Love girls reunite for Jess and Clay's wedding in Asheville, NC|
We went camping with Lisa and Brandon. They had never been before, and never slept in a tent. It was awesome. Can't wait for more of these weekends in the future.
We "chaperoned" a trip to Busch Gardens and rode the coolest new roller coaster...
|Long line for the new ride...beer needed|
I ran a half marathon. My mom ran the 10K, my aunt and I ran the half, and my sister-in-law ran the full. I had a great first 8 miles, then my knee decided to give up on me and I had to stop several times to strech. Despite stopping, I was still able to beat my last time by 45 seconds (I think it was 1:59:10 or something like that). I was a bit disappointed, but glad that God got me through it. Please don't ask me how many times I have run since then...
|We both ran our personal best! Glad to have a wonderful sister in law!|
|Dara ran her personal best for the half and mom ran her first ever 10K (a personal best too!)|
We bought a couch. We hadn't had a couch for 2 months because we ended up selling ours, our kitchen table, and our coffee table (yep the one I found 4 years ago in the church basement) surprisingly on craigslist. We actually made money despite my mom thinking we would not get more than $5 for all of it. So, we have been using our air mattress and camping chairs as our couch...
|bought these beauties at a going out of business sale...wasn't sure about the "extra cushion" at first, but they are super comfy and fit the look of the room perfectly.|
So those are some of the big things going on in our lives. Although I am sure we will continue to experience new things in the next year, I am hoping that we can slow down a bit and just enjoy our home, jobs, friends, church, lives...I will be sure to post some before and after pics of the new house soon! It is a continued work in progress for sure.