take time tuesday.

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everyone is doing these little aliteration titles, i wanted to fit it.

tuesdays are one of my most free nights. tonight is a really free night. i’m really bad at making alone time for myself and i’ve been packing so many things into mondays and tuesdays lately. work has been incredibly busy and i just haven’t had anytime to myself after work. i’ve become super tired. but this tuesday is going to be amazing because i’m hanging out with a high schooler after work and then i have nothing!
i’m really excited. so i’m taking a little time to update my friends on the happenings of the alsbury’s.

College/Future
bryan and i have been discussing him adding a minor in music to his degree. music is obviously a big passion of his and we both agree that he would love it. this was a little overwhelming to my forward-thinking, money-and-time-and-baby-conscience mind. when he first mentioned it to me, i was not very happy. i cried a little.
bryan is a great leader and a great man but we differ in the ways we plan things. he tells me everything (whether it’s about what he’s eaten today, or about our future, it makes no difference) that is on his heart or his mind, without necessarily thinking everything thouroughly through. he’s just telling me everything, talking to me.
i, on the other hand, do not say anything on a serious level with out entirely thinking through my defense/case for making such a decision.
we’re working on this. communication is key.
anyway, after a lot of discussion we decided that he should go for it and that it would be a great addition to his college education. i’m really excited and i think he’s really excited to.
however, it changes up the plan. a lot.
raise your hand if you love changing plans?
*i cross my arms stubbornly*
i can’t say it’s something i love. but it’s something i’m realizing is inevitable not just because of my choice in husband but because of my choice to follow the living God and live by His Spirit. again, i’m reminded how God speaks so clearly into my life through my future husband.

just in case you were wondering, here’s the current plan:
>we get married on may 23rd, 2009
>lg continues to work until bryan graduates
>we move into a pretty expensive one bedroom apartment in august 2010
>bryan takes 10 more credits at dmacc in fall of 2009
>starts at isu january, 2010 (his 60 dmacc credits to transfer)
>we move into university village to save money in august of 2010 as bryan will be an isu student then.
>double majors in finance and management, graduates 6 semesters later in december, 2012
>bryan gets job
>pay off any debt we have with lg’s income
>buy a house, get pregnant, have babies, etc.

and here’s how it has changed:
>we get married on may 23rd, 2009 [this is staying the same hopefully]
>i continue to work until bryan graduates [this is also staying the same, and i have a lot of job security as i’m the only one who knows how to do what i do!]
>we move into a pretty expensive one bedroom apartment in august 2010 [delete this line!]
>bryan takes 10 more credits at dmacc in fall of 2009 [delete this one too!]
>starts at isu fall, 2009 (his 50 dmacc credits to transfer)
>we move into university village to save money in august of 2009 as bryan will be an isu student
>double majors in finance and management, minors in music, graduates 6-8 semesters later in december, 2013 [this seems like soooo far away]
>bryan gets job
>pay off any debt we have with lg’s income
>buy a house, get pregnant, have babies, etc.

we’ll see. i’ll follow bryan wherever he leads our family. pray for us! we have a lot to do if bryan is going to be able to start at isu in the fall.

Wedding Planning/Marriage
we are getting married in 95 days! woot for double digits! it seems SO close now!
in the past few weeks i have:
>completely finished the constructions of the invitations and only have about half of the envelopes to address
>sent my awesome mother-in-law the guest list and ideas for the rehearsal dinner (we totalled almost 50 people! she was awesome about it though!)
>registered at pamperedchef.com! so fun! i wanted to get everything

as far as preparing for marriage goes, it’s been really fun. i’ve been meeting with an awesome woman of God and bryan is going to start meeting with her husband again (they haven’t been able to meet since last semester). we’re in the engagement class with c-stone right now and i really like it. i’ll have more on that later.

AND we picked out and bought our wedding bands on sunday! yay! i LOVE my wedding band. it’s exactly what i wanted and the cheapest one of its style! bryan’s is a similar story! praise God for sales! : )

Spiritual Growth/Learning
i’ve been learning a ton lately. i want to start updating regularly the things God is teaching me. i’ve been studying the book of Galatians for a little over a month and I want to articulate all that i’ve been learning so prepare to see blogs!
i’m also going to start reading a book by jerry bridges called, “The Discipline of Grace”. i’m really excited because i have a very tiny grasp on God’s grace. i’ll update you on that too!

ok, i’m done for now. hopefully i’ll take some more time to update so these aren’t so long!

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2 thoughts on “take time tuesday.

  1. hooray for everything.changes although, are not so fun.but God’s got that crazy way of working all that nonsense out. and one more time:YOU’RE GETTING MARRIED!!YAAAAY!!just thought i’d remind you.n’case you forgot how SERIOUSLY exciting that is.hooray.i will pray that God keeps up his good work with you guys.love love,Jeska

  2. LisaGrace,I LOVE YOU SO MUCH! Sometime, in the next few years, we’ll have to hang out. 🙂I am not saying this to pressure you in anyway – I understand your busy-ness because it’s pretty comparable to mine. But at some point, my dear – I can not wait to have some LG time. 🙂 LOVE YOU!(oh – and I’m excited to read about what God has been teaching you, too!)

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