Sunday, May 18, 2008

Our New Normal

New grocery store. New church. New jobs. New address. New mexican food restaurant. New curtains. New routine. New normal.

We are beginning week three of Houston living. Things are slowly ironing out into a new normal. Today we went to our new church. We sat with new people and heard a new pastor. (Loved him!). We sang new worship songs and I wore some new earrings. (Irrelevant, but still...) and we took the puppy to a new dog park after church. He had a ball and ran and played with other puppies as if he was never sick this week! He just bounced back!

My new job is.... overwhelming. But I think that I could be really really good at it. I picked up on everything quickly and all my co-workers are incredibly nice. They are much more strict about things than my last job, but I am confident that God has me there for a reason!

We saw Prince Caspian this weekend. Highly recommended! It is, at its core, a war movie, so don't be expecting a feel good comedy. But I appreciate the metaphors and I truly believe that the title character looks a heck-of-a-lot like my brother in law, Jeremy. So that was fun for me. No one else sees the resemblance though. ARE YOU PEOPLE BLIND?!?!

Yesterday I ate at Red Robin with my mom, my sister, and the Parker. We had a ball!

Anyways, I wanna give a shout out to Lindsee, my college graduate! I AM SO PROUD OF YOU LINDS!!! And to all the other grads out there, way to go! :)

I hope you all have a blessed week, whatever your "normal" may be!


  1. So glad that you enjoyed First. If you are looking for a Sunday School class, the Newlweds class is great! Let us know if there is anyway we can help you get involved!
    Welcome to Houston!

  2. YEA for a 'new' life! I love you and am so glad you are back and getting back into a routine. Or 'a new normal' as you say.


  3. So glad you are enjoying all things new. New starts are so great. Enjoy the ride and all the NEW God has for you!

  4. Okay, your story about picking up pine cones cracked me up!

    And what do you guys do, exactly? What took you back to H-town?

  5. Enjoy your new normal Jen!! This will all seem so old before long!!

    Blessings and hugs~

  6. P.S. I need a girls weeked post! Please! :)

    And, your check is coming! Forgive me!

  7. So glad that everything is settling down for you Jen, though I agree with Lindsee that a girls weekend post is most definately in order! I got a bit impatient, and went over to lindsee's to see the pics! hehe looks like you girls had such a blast!!

  8. You're famous! I saw the shout-out on Amanda Jones' blog. How fun is that!

    I'm glad you are starting to get settled and that you enjoyed the new church on Sunday. Hope our paths will cross soon!!

  9. Great blog here! As I was reading this post, I could relate to almost everything you said. I know exactly how you feel - after getting married, everything is so new! I moved cities, but can't imagine moving to a new state!

    I also went to see Prince Caspian last weekend and loved it!

    Oh, and I used to work at a Red Robin...hahaha!!

    Good luck on your newly married life! =)

  10. I AM SO BEHIND. I saw where you got to meet Amanda! fun!
    I had no idea that you moved. =)