Thursday, December 20, 2012


Lots of things have been happening for the Logan 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
 We BOUGHT A HOUSE.  yeah, a real one.  Basically the Lord is real good to us and we got a great deal on a downtown bungalow from the 1930s.  Its cute, comfy, and feels like home.  We are a half mile from the farmers market and all our favorite Harrisonburg bars, restaurants, and shops!  Here's to a great summer of walking downtown!  And, although it was "move in ready" we wanted to do lots of work to it before we moved in.  Hence, no time to blog and my social life slowly decreasing.  There will be much more on that later...

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
I got to emcee this reception--that was a fun first!

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 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. 


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