Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Boy

I was skimming through my few posts over the past was when my six year old nephew said, "you need to find someone to get married with."


Well, as you can see from my new blog picture, I have found myself a man.

His name is Matt.

He is from Georgia.

He lived in Nepal for two years and speaks Nepali.

He is also getting an mDiv here.

We met in January, when he and his roommate helped my roommate move in. She said she would cook dinner for them as a way of saying thank you. I was super excited about meeting boys, so of course I was all for it. Then on the first day of class she introduced them to me. He was so talkative and friendly, and at the end of our first conversation, he told me that I was "very interesting."

Then we went to chapel and he sat next to me.

He sang really loudly.

It was out of key and absolutely adorable.

A week later we had them over for taco soup. After dinner, we played a game of Spades in which he and my roommate were partners and lost terribly.

Our roommates say that was when they saw the sparks begin to fly.

We started hanging out every single day - chapel, class, gym - he even came to Starbucks, despite the fact that he hates coffee, to "study" with us.

One evening the guys had "Pancake Night" at their house. After we ate, we all watched "Seven Years in Tibet." Near the end of the movie, he held my hand.

The next day we had a "discussion."

We didn't start dating right away (but I wouldn't let him hold my hand until he was ready to commit!), but a week or two later. He wanted to "take some time" to think about it and get to know me better, since it all happened so quickly (we met early January, started dating Feb 12), but just couldn't seem to wait, so we decided we either needed to make it official or stop spending so much time together.

So we made it official. :)

And now we've been official for seven and a half months.


I like Matthew quite a lot. :)

Any questions?

Monday, September 27, 2010

Why Do I Always Do This?

So far this semester, I've had five quizzes in Greek, if you include the one I'm about to take tomorrow.

With the exception of one of the quizzes, I realized I had a quiz the night before, about 9 or 10pm...

Why do I always do this?

Thankfully, they're all review quizzes from what we learned last year, but still - yikes!

Back to studying participles...

Friday, September 24, 2010

I'm Back!!

Well, sort of.

I can't promise my bi-weekly (and sometimes more) blog posts that I used to make, but I am determined to get back in the swing of blogging.

"Where have you been?" you might be asking.

Well, you're not the only one asking such a question. It's filled my email in-box, my facebook wall, and the minds and hearts of all my faithful blog readers. All two of you.

For one thing, I don't have internet. That makes blogging kind of difficult.

Also, life has been busy.

Each semester for the past 13 months I've been taking 12-13 hours of grad school, as well as working about 25-30 hours a week. Now, in college that would have been an overabundant load of work, but seminary is a different ballgame. 9 hours is considered "full time", and I understand completely why. It's quite a challenge staying on top of things!

Also, I have a boyfriend. :)

His name is Matt, he's from Georgia, he used to live in Nepal (during the same time that I was in Spain), and he likes sports and Coca-Cola a lot.

I'm rather fond of him. Tee hee.

So that's another reason for my mysterious absence from the blogging world. Too much time studying, working, and attempting to date my boyfriend.

We've been dating 7 1/2 months now. WOW! I can hardly believe it!

You may be wondering where I've been working: Pappadeaux!! Google it. It's tasty. If there's one in your area, you should go there for dinner tonight. It's a Cajun seafood restaurant, and while a little bit pricey (I may work there, but I can't quite afford to eat there...), it's definitely worth it if you can squeeze it into your budget every now and then.

You may be wondering what I'm studying: Jesus! Well, sort of. I'm getting a Master of Divinity (mDiv) at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. It's been a GREAT (but challenging) experience so far. I'm learning so much, and really enjoy my classes, professors, and classmates.

To give you an idea of what kinds of classes I take at seminary, here's what last year looked like:

Church History 1 (33AD-crusades)
Elementary Greek 1
Old Testament 1 (Genesis-Esther)
Hermeneutics (interpretation)
Spiritual Formation (chapel, Scripture memory, Spiritual disciplines, etc)

Church History 2 (Reformation-current)
Elementary Greek 2
Old Testament 2
Spiritual Formation

Fall (right now):
Missiology (the study of missions)
Systematic Theology 1
New Testament Greek 1 (we're translating Colossians!)
Ishmael/Arabs in Biblical History

It's been quite an experience!

I also have the greatest roommate of all time.

Her name is Emily, and she was a journeyman in Spain, also. She lived in the Canary Islands and we met in Seville, became friends in the Algarve (Portugal), and hung out lots and lots in Barcelona, Madrid, Rome, Frankfurt, and Munich. Now we live together! She's been one of the greatest blessings to me. I was so lonely before she came, and having her as a friend and roommate has turned everything around. We cry together, laugh together, sing together, make crazy noises together, live, work, study, and go to church would think we'd get sick of each other, but instead, it's quite the opposite! I can't get enough of her!

Surely you're getting bored now.

Now that both of my faithful readers know that I still exist, I can get back to blogging as usual.

Come back soon!