Sunday, June 14, 2009

Prayer Request

We are having a very tough time with getting a loan. After Michael was laid off he took 2 weeks off (which was much needed for him, he has worked everyday since he was 16) before actively pursuing a job. He couldn't find something making the pay we were used to, not to mention something he was passionate about. He finally found a job at Lowe's but he was working the night stocking job from 9p-6a. Let me tell you that was NOT fun!!! We never saw each other! After about 3 weeks of working at Lowe's my Uncle hooked him up with someone at Jarboe Sales Inc. He was hired on instantly and is a deliver driver, delivering wine & liquor to liquor stores, restaurants, casinos, etc. He is really liking his job (because he isn't on his feet all the time). So everything sounds great right? Michael has a full time job & a part time job, I have been hired on as a 5 day a week preschool teacher and still working 4 nights a week. Sounds like everything is going great, right?! Well there is a problem to this "picture perfect" picture. Michael for the first 90 days is on a training period. Which means that he is technicially working for a temp agency until Aug 3rd. Well when the mortgage company goes to do what the call a Verification of Employment (VOE) Jarboe says Michael doesn't work there. :(

We are now working with a lady who has been very helpful (and takes pitty on us, since our house has been done for 2 weeks now) and is proactive in getting us the loan!

Here is where you come in...For the next week or so if you could just pray that the loan will go threw, the underwriter will have everything they need and see that we are good, honest, never miss a payment, fabulous credit people and give us the loan!! As soon as we here something I will let you all know!!

Thank you for your thoughts and prayers over the next week! We NEED them!!!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

First year of marriage

Cheers to us and many happy years together!!

It is 7:20 on June 7, 2009 and right now was when Todd Craig was wrapping up our ceremony! I can not believe that we have been married a year already! It feels like it has gone by so fast. I have to say that this has been an exciting and hard year. Here are a few things I have learned:

1. Michael likes to go to bed early.
2. He doesn't like clutter!
3. He never makes the bed!
4. Even when he lost his job he was still optimistic about our financial future, never showed me he was scared.
5. Michael like to grocery shop every weekend.
6. Our parents have been very supportive in our financial decisions and given us advice when needed.
7. Michael does NOT travel in airplanes well!!!!
8. He could eat a peanut butter sandwich EVERYDAY!
9. He lets me reward myself buy shopping when I have had a rough week.
10. When I was making decisions about finishing college he told me that whatever I decided was my decision and he would support me 100%.
11. When I was told my car as on it's last leg, he told me he would get a ride to work from his sister so I didn't have to be without a car. (My 4-Runner is working GREAT, by the way!)
12. When I want to have a girls night out, he doesn't complain.
13. Michael's idea of a good weekend is sitting at home. Mine is running errands and being out and about.
14. He doesn't care if I babysit both friday & saturday night, even if we haven't seen each other all week.
15. After all the car trouble, lay-off, and house issues we have been dealing with I would NEVER want to have all those hardships with anyone but Michael! He is such a strong man and I am proud to call him my husband! This last 365 days has been a true test to our marriage and I can't wait for the next 70 years to spend with him!!!

I love you baby! Thanks for marrying me!!!

Pictures Celebrating our Anniversary!

Opening our topper...praying it tastes good!!