Saturday, February 27, 2010

Good news!

WE GOT AN APARTMENT IN SAVANNAH!!!  It's the one that I posted pictures of but (as I said before) it looks a lot better (newly done floors and fresh paint EVERYWHERE).  We're so excited!  So, as of March 12th, our new address will be:
3411 Bull Street #4
Savannah, GA 31405

Please send money! ;)  And keep praying!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


We left Savannah around 11 on Wednesday.  We didn't want to drive ALL THE WAY back home, so we stopped at Mom's for the night.  Then, on Thursday, we went to Logansport.  Mia has learned to crawl and is getting around really well.

She's so adorable (just like Aunt Cami ;D)!

We spent the night in Logan, then (finally) headed back home Friday afternoon.  I had to work that night, then we had to hit the road again Saturday for Kirk's farewell fun in Broadripple.  Kirk got a new job and will be moving to Kansas City, MO this Saturday.

We're so excited to be leaving Indiana!

Good luck, Kirk!

We spent the night at Tricia's, and she made us a big breakfast on Sunday morning (pancakes, eggs, bacon, toast, juice, coffee, and tea!); it was AWESOME!  We stopped in Logansport to have dinner with Kolin's mom, Dave, and the boys before heading back home.

We got to dog-sit Etta this weekend, and she was such a good girl for us!  She really enjoyed hanging out with all of our friends.


Keep praying.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Savannah, Day 3

We woke up a bit later today, had breakfast around 9:15, and took a morning swim before getting ready to go apartment-hunting.  We looked at a few duds before finding one we really like.  It was a carriage house that had been turned into two apartments.  We toured the studio and liked it a lot, but it only had one bedroom.  We looked at one more place that was just OK, then found the place we want to live.  The following pictures aren't the actual place we want to live; ours looks a lot nicer, but the layout is exactly the same, so you get the idea.  It has two bedrooms



with a jack-and-jill bathroom,

a nice kitchen,

 large living room,

 and separate dining room;

 all of the floors are oak and it's newly painted.

We had a late lunch at Harris Baking Company.  It was really delicious.  They make multiple loaves of fresh bread daily and have pastries, cakes, soups, salads, sandwiches, etc.  We were happy to find a yummy cafe after our depressing experience yesterday.

I had a job interview at 5 on Hilton Head Island, SC, and I GOT THE JOB!  It's as creative director for Shout Church, an online church that will hold it's soft launch in April and hard launch in October.  This is something that really hasn't been done before, so I'm really excited to be part of it.  I start next month!

To celebrate the fact that we're OFFICIALLY going to be moving to Savannah, we had dinner at Uncle Bubba's Oyster House.  Uncle Bubba is Paula Deen's brother and he has a gorgeous restaurant sitting right on the water in between Savannah and Tybee Island.  The chargrilled oysters are to die for!

Keep praying (it's obviously working!).

Savannah, Day 2

We were so tired on Sunday night that we went to bed at 8:30 (no joke!) and woke up at 4 in the morning.  We just hung out in bed for a couple hours before hitting the breakfast bar at 6:30.  After we worked out and showered, we headed out to do some house window-shopping, and we found our dream house:


It has 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a sitting room, dining room, kitchen, wraparound porch, balcony, and a small guest house; it's so perfect!  We're hoping it's still on the market once I get my settlement.

After house-hunting, we hit up Broughton Street to shop a bit.  Kolin found a shirt at Gap for 5 bucks and I bought a swimsuit.  Our hotel has a heated outdoor pool, 


so after we had leftover pizza for lunch, we went swimming:

Kolin had a meeting with his new boss, the owner of Wright Square Cafe.  Kol with be the pastry chef at his new restaurant opening on Skidaway Island in May.  Afterwards, we walked around downtown:

 smiling in Forsyth Park

We ate dinner at Cafe at City Market.  This was the first disappointing experience I've had in Savannah.  I guess we should have known to not expect much when we walked in and absolutely NO ONE was in there, but we just thought that it was because of the rain and cold.  Our waitress took forever to do anything, and the food wasn't very good for the price.  To cheer ourselves up, we had drinks and dessert at The Lady & Sons, then headed back to the hotel to have a bottle of wine.

Keep praying.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Savannah, Day 1

We made it to Savannah yesterday a little after 4. We were originally going to wait until Sunday morning to leave, but we couldn't sleep Saturday night, so we left just before midnight.  On the way, we stopped in Sevierville, TN, Dolly Parton's hometown, to see her statue in front of the courthouse:


coppin' a feel

gettin' fresh

Our hotel, Springhill Suites, is absolutely beautiful.  We have a king size bed, 


a living area (with pull-out couch), 


and the toilet and bath/shower are in separate areas, which is nice.

Last night we walked around the city a bit.  We ate dinner at Vinnie Van GoGo's where the pizza was as big as our table:

After dinner, we walked by the river and got some pralines and chocolate for dessert at River Street Sweets.

The weather is beautiful, and we feel so much at home here; I can't wait until we can officially call this place home!

Keep praying.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


The last week has (mostly) been crap.

On Thursday, I donated plasma, then headed to Target to get a few things real quick.  Before I went into Target, my car remote wouldn't lock my car, so I did it manually.  Once I got done, it wouldn't unlock either, so I tried to use my key to unlock it and it wouldn't work.  Naturally, I'd left my cell phone in the car since I knew I wouldn't be in Target long.  So, I had to go back in to use their phone and call roadside assistance.  Thankfully, getting my car unlocked was covered by my warranty; i.e. it was free.  Fixing it, however, was not free; it cost me $50 to replace the transmitter in my car remote.  Not cool.

This weekend was a blast!  Jeremy's birthday was on Saturday, so we went out to Polsinelli's for a few drinks and finished out the night singing karaoke at Rehab.  I didn't bring my camera, but as soon as Mom posts her pictures on Facebook, I'll put a few up here.

Sunday was the Superbowl.  We spent the day at Kolin's mom's house eating things that were bad for us (li'l smokies wrapped in bacon and coated with brown sugar, nachos, etc.), then we went to Jeremy and Mandy's for the big game and (you guessed it) to eat food that was bad for us (buffalo chicken dip, deer sausage, cake, cookies, and the list goes on).  Sadly, the Colts stunk it up, but congrats to the Saints for their first Superbowl victory.  Here's my favorite commercial from the night:

Yesterday, I went to donate plasma and had my first (and hopefully last) horrible experience.  After the guy stuck me, the machine started running slow, so he had to move the needle around until it started running better.  The next cycle, though, the machine started running slow again and he had to move the needle around again.  Then he went on break and the girl that took his place moved the needle around a few more times before deciding to try the other arm.  I was able to finish on the other arm, but because I'd had so much trouble on the first arm, they set the machine to run super-slow and it took a really long time.  It was nice to finally get out of there with my 20 bucks.  But today my arm is very sore and extremely bruised.  Awesome!

Today, I went to get in my car and (once again) the remote wasn't working.  So, I had to call roadside assistance AGAIN.  This time once it was unlocked, it wouldn't start.  The roadside assistance guy jumped it for me and I let it run for about 5 minutes before turning it off.  When I tried to start it again - nothing.  So, I might need to get a new battery or (God forbid) replace the alternator.

Some good did come out of today: I had a phone interview with Olan Mills in Savannah; I applied to be a studio photographer.  It went really well and she said she'd be calling back to schedule an actual interview.  Keep praying!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


I started walking on the treadmill before and after I do Wii Fit everday this week, and I'm really enjoying it.  My pulse was too high to donate plasma this morning, so it felt especially good to walk out my stress.

We were finally able to file our taxes Monday; leave it to Ball State to wait until the last minute to send out my W-2!  We should get our check just in time for our trip to Savannah. :)

I went to a different church on Sunday and fell in love with it.  Kol and I have been going to Beulah (his dad's church) since we moved here, but his dad began looking for a new church last month.  Since I'm a member of the choir at Beulah, I decided to stay, but I think I might sing at Beulah every Sunday morning, then go to Granger for service at 11:30 from now on.

This weekend is the Superbowl (GO COLTS!), and Kolin and I will be going to Logansport as will Mom and Mike.  We don't have any specific plans yet, but I'm sure it'll be a lot of fun.

Keep praying.

Monday, February 1, 2010


Remember how I said I might have some good news soon a few posts ago?  Well, now I'll share.  In January, both Kolin and my jobs dropped off drastically, so we decided instead of finding new jobs in Goshen, we would job-search in Savannah.  It must've been the right time, because Kolin and I will be going there for a few days right after Valentine's day as I have an interview with a church to become creative director (updating their web site and doing video work) and Kolin has already been hired by the owners of Wright Square Cafe to work at a new restaurant they'll be opening in May.  So, if I get that job, we'll probably be moving there in March; if not, we'll definitely be moving there in late-April or May.  It seems like our dreams will be coming true sooner than we expected and we are SO excited!

PLEASE keep praying.