Wednesday, March 26, 2008

House Hunting

Our weekends for the past six weeks have been mostly spent looking for a house. We found an area we really want to live in. It's very close to our church and not too far from both of our jobs. So far we have made offers on two different house and have been turned down both times. We know the house God has for us is out there, we're just ready to find it! We're work with a schedule; the lease on our apartment is up the end of May.

This is the front of one of the houses we went to last week. What do you think??? 


I love company

A week ago today, a friend from college came to see us. It's had been about two years since Matt and I had seen Stephen, that's due to the fact he's from Northern Ireland! Not only did, Stephen come, Mary Downing did as well.  The four of us used to hang out all the time while we were in college. 
Since we had company, we decided to go into Atlanta and do some of the touristy stuff. I was so excited because I had been wanting to go to Atlanta but never did. Kind of felt like I shouldn't be touristy since I live in the area now. Thanks Stephen and MD for giving me a reason to act like a tourist!
We went to the World of Coke. I had been there when I was younger, but the location has changed and it has had some up grades. My favorite part, I think everyone's for that matter, was the room where you got the taste Cokes from all over the World. It's amazing how gross some of them are! Sadly, I don't have pictures from the World of Coke. The four of us decided to use one camera instead of three. Most of the pictures are on Stephen's camera.
After walking around the World of Coke we worked up an appetite and went to the Varsity for lunch.  Varsity is a local place known for their hot dogs and shakes.
Funny picture, I know. Matt couldn't get Stephen and MD to stop laughing. Stephen kept trying to drink his shake but it was so thick he couldn't get it up the straw. Everything is funnier when it's said with an Irish accent. Even complaining about how thick shakes are. 

If you're gonna act like a tourist, might as well go all out and wear the funny paper hats!
Stephen and MD headed to Jackson on Sunday after church and lunch. A quick yet awesome visit. It was so wonderful to be able to spend time with MD and Stephen. Hopefully it won't be two years before we get to do it again!

Monday, March 24, 2008


My birthday was March 14. Poor Matt had to meet a lot of expectations because birthdays in the Johnston house are a HUGE deal. My dad always said it was like Christmas for just one person. A normal birthday growing up was breakfast and presents in bed, lunch out and the diner of your choice. 
Opening presents! This is a movie my folks gave me, Rear Window. So good! Go rent it! 

Time to eat. My family had a cup we used only on birthdays. Momma sent me one for Matt and I use for our family. Matt made me cinnamon rolls and julics for breakfast. Very yummy.

My first birthday being married was wonderful! Weird being a way from my family but very fun getting to spend it with Matt for the first time. He came to my work and took me out for lunch. For dinner he let me pick what we had, can't go wrong with Papa Jonhs! Thanks to everyone for helping to make my birthday so special!


A few weeks ago Matt joined our church softball team. Matt did really well considering he's never played softball or baseball before. He plays catcher and is hoping to get a home run this season. I took some pictures but they didn't turn out. I'll get some up before the seasons over. We've had two games so far, lost the first and won the second. We're really enjoying softball. I'm slowly figuring out the rules. Thankfully there is another young couple who comes to the games, they've been helping me a lot.  

Thursday, March 13, 2008

She only looks sweet

Our sweet puppy, Tonks, at least that's what I thought until I got home from work last night. I went to change and saw I had left a new cashmere sweater that my parents got in February on the bed. When I went to put it away I noticed something was wrong.

Tonks had chewed holes in two parts of of it! you can see that in the middle by the buttons is still wet. The other spot is on the right hem. Needless to say I was not happy and Tonks knew it! 

Sunday, March 9, 2008

My first post, oh boy!

My family has ben on me for a while to start a blog so they can keep up with what's going on with Matt and me. So, here we have it! I'll add more about house hunting and our life later. Just wanted to get something up for everyone. Let me know what y'all think!