Thursday, October 13, 2005


Hey everyone!!

Again I say sorry. I haven't posted anything in a long while.

Luke and I are doing great. We are both involved in just about every aspect of ministry at the church, except for the children's ministry. I love working with the youth. They are really excited all the time for no aparent reason. There is a conference in Denver right before DCC. I can just imagine how that is going to be. There are a couple of girls that have never been on a trip like that before. I am going to need some sleep after that one.

On the work side of things. We worked our butts off and we are the best large Civil Engineer Squadron in Air Combat Command (ACC), the Major Command. So now in Dec-Jan time frame the Squadron will go up for the Best Large Civil Engineer Squadron in the Air Force. For us to get that award was a big thing because since we were on the BRAC List, ACC has kind of forgotten about Ellsworth and we proved them so wrong.

The wedding is getting stressful again. Between the pictures and the flowers and the cake and everything else in between, I am about to lose it again. But I am defiantly more excited about it this time. I can't wait.

All my spare time is being spent at the Black Hills Community Center, on base, because I am working on the Haunted House. That is a pain in the butt. The Active Airmans Council got involved but they are really not helping. So it is for the most part the ladies at the Community Center and Shawna, one of my co-workers, a guy named Vince, and me. There is no way the 5 of us are going to pull this off without a little help. I hope it isn't a flop.

Luke and I will be home soon. We are coming home the 21st, driving all night. The 22nd will be a long day. I have a dress fitting, I have to see family and friends and the Ransomed Heart Concert is that night. I miss those guys. The 23rd we will be in Salina for the Building 429 and Casting Crowns concerts. After church of course. Luke and I have tickets and backstage passes. I think that will hit me when I am on the road to Salina. Cuz I'm excited but not like OH MY GOSH!!! yet.

Ok, I promise I will keep everyone more updated that I have been. Hopefully work doesn't keep me too busy.

"Let your roots grow down into him and draw up nourishment from him, so you will grow in faith."
Colossians 2:7, NLT

Thursday, August 04, 2005

One of Those Days

Almost everyday I can say that I stay pretty busy at work. There is always something to do or something to work on. For the most part I am almost always working on something.


Today is one of those days in which I have nothing to do...and when I say nothing, I mean NOTHING. I find myself surfing the internet and reading the news more than anyone I know. Sad, it is very sad. I am glad I don't have any money cuz the whole snack room would be out of snacks.

But on a happier note we got a kitten for our Logistics Warehouse...or the Warehizzi as we like to call it. We were really excited to get a cat because we needed a way to get rid of the we needed a mouser. Well, it turns out that he loves to just kind of sit around and hang out. Nothing but a nice nap in the sun if you know what I mean. When the guys working up there if they don't have anything to do they play warehouse baseball and the cat loves to go an chase the "baseballs." It is really funny to watch the cat run on the painted floor. He slides around and tries to catch himself before he runs in the the shelving units.

Anywho...for those of you who don't know, Luke and I are excited to tell you that we have scheduled our wedding for November 26th. That may or may not happen considering the availability of everyone but we are excited. I am glad that we didn't get married when we did, because I have learned so much since then. I know a lot more than I did before...not saying that I know everything now but it has been a great 3 months of learning.

I will make sure I keep you all updated about things that are happening with the wedding and life in general.

So I leave you with this...

Don't be dead as a doornail, delight yourselves in Christ daily.

Monday, July 25, 2005

It has been a while

Ok guys,
I know I am terrible. I haven't posted anything in months.

Ok, so updates.....ummm.....
There really hasn't been much going on. We just got done with an exercise and we are recovering from that...grrr.
Luke and I are doing well though. Everything is good. We might have a new date set for the wedding so be on the lookout for that.
Luke's parents, Amy, and Jake are coming to visit this weekend and I am very excited. It will be nice to see them and spend some time with them. I will go see Mt. Rushmore for the 4th time in 3 is all worth it. It will be great to get away from the "job" for a little bit.
If you haven't been able to take a look at Luke's new website, please do...
He and I are very excited about that. You can take a look at what we hope to be doing in the future.

Ok, I am going to sign off now...I have some more work to be done before I leave.

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Mysterious ways

As you all should know by now...Luke and I decided to postpone the wedding. Let me tell you that I was not happy with this at first. I wanted to scream and cry and everything else in between. But after a lot of prayer and counseling it was the best thing that we could do. I still went home and had an amazing time. It was good to be away from work for a while.

So Luke decided to move up here so we could be closer. We started dating in May of last year. I left for the Air Force in August. So needless to say Luke and I in our whole dating carrer have had about 4 months of actual dating time. So deciding to move up here would be awesome cuz we could have that time to be together. But I was very he going to find a he going to find an apartment...will he like it here...will he want to leave to go home. All these things were going through my mind and I was scared. But I gave it all to God and I knew that if this is what Luke was supposed to do that God would provide Luke with everything he needed.

And so began our journey. On Monday the 16th we left Topeka, we as in Luke, Papa-Big Luke, and I. We were on our way to Rapid City. We got here about 800 pm. I was so tired. I got really sick over the weekend and that was bad but back to the story. On Tuesday I went to the Doctor to get medicine and they gave me some and they put me on Quarters which means I am supposed to stay in my room all day...well that didn't happen. I went to town to help Luke look for a job and an apartment. Here I am praying the whole time hoping that God will provide. And he did. We found a few apartments that he could live in but didn't really like them. So we went job hunting. We stopped by the mall so he could go to the bank and found out we needed to go to the main branch. On our way there we stopped at The Bible and Book Store. Oh my goodness was God working.

Luke went in and Papa and I stayed in the car. After waiting a little bit we decided to go in. Luke was filling out an application. They were looking to hire a full time position. But there was something weird. The owner had mentioned a phone call he recieved a couple of hours before. There was a girl on the phone who said that her boyfriend was moving into the area. He has bookstore experience and was very involved in ministry. Also that he loves music and that that is his forte. To all of you who know Luke...that describes him to a "T". I didn't make that call. And NO ONE else showed up. If that wasn't God then who is!!!!!! Ok, so yesterday after they had their interview and got acquainted with each other and the owners took a little time to pray...they called Luke to tell him that he got the job. I am so excited. God works in mysterious ways!!!! After that we went by another apartment complex. They were beautiful. All three of us fell in love. It's in a great location and it is perfect. So now he has found a job and an apartment.

God has done some amazing stuff over the past few days. I feel so blessed with everything. I am looking forward to the next few months. It is going to be a blast. I thank God for all the things he has done for me over that past 2 weeks!!!! :)

Friday, April 22, 2005

Work Stinks

I have been working nights, as you all know, 6p to 6a.
Well I got a call at about 2p yesterday that the exercise had ended and I didn't need to come into work that night. GREAT!!!-You would only think.
I had to switch my schedule from nights to days in one day. Cuz right now I am working. I had to come into work at 0700 this morning. Loving life!! I am so tired I am surprised I haven't fallen over yet.
Anyway...I have two weeks till I come home and 3 weeks till the wedding. I can't wait.
Of course we still have a lot to do and get ready for. I still can't wait till it is all over and we are married.
I have to get back to working!!! Talk to you all laters!!


Friday, April 15, 2005

One More Month then I can breathe


I am excited that we only have one month to go. However I want to pull my hair out.

Being a female in the Air Force and getting married to a civilian is a monster to accomplish. Between trying to get a house and updating my mobility folder and getting my name tapes changed and setting up my TMO and going to MPF to update all my records...everything with my name on it...I want to scream. - A lot of this hasn't happened yet!!!

3 weeks till I am home...3 weeks till I am home...3 weeks till I am home!!!!

Now don't get me wrong I am getting married to the most wonderful man in the world and I am more excited than I have ever been but gees.

This exercise is going to kick me in the butt too. A little over a week of working 6p to 6a. We better get a day off at the end of this. We are definatly earning this months pay :)

Talk to you all later


Thursday, April 14, 2005

Another week down...a month to go

Howdy Howdy --

Well, here we are, a month away from the wedding. I told Jess today on the phone that we don't have to look at it as a month cause she will actually be home in three weeks. We are doing our best not to be anxious, but with only a month to go that is much easier said then done.

Prayers can go up for Jess right now as she has begun another exercise. She has to work nights again until next Friday. She will be working 7pm to 7am and right through the weekend as well without a break. She is already frustrated and needs any comfort we can give.

As for me, well, I will finish out my time by continuing my work at the church for the student ministry for the next three weeks and then a week off to help finalize everything before the wedding. Trust me, May 14 cannot get here soon enough.

During this time I will also be trying to find time to finish up the outline of the WHATEVER IT TAKES comference to get it posted on the MDP sight for those interested in reading it.

All in all, things seem to be good. Pray for patience and God's provision, because we will most certainly need it!!

All our love,
Luke and Jess