Monday, June 20, 2011

Being a newlywed!

We are home in Virginia! A few weeks ago, Joe and I made the 872 mile (15 hour) trip from our lifetime home in Madison, MS to Charlottesville, VA.  We are very slowly, but very surely getting settled in, though lots has happened since we pulled the move-in truck into our parking lot on June first. The biggest change since getting married and moving into a different time zone occurred the day after we moved in.  I went to an interview with an apparel company based here in Charlottesville on Thursday morning, and began work as the new Event Director for Robert Redd, LLC on Friday! Crazy! Joe and I just keep thanking God for the amazing opportunities He has provided us with.

We are loving being newlyweds! It is certainly a new world of shared sinks and trusting your partner with the grocery shopping (which we're still working on), but nesting has been quite an adventure!
We work on the apartment a little everyday and have spent 2 of our 3 Saturdays at the DMV (which as you can see below, we finally were successful with) and at every home/furniture/hardware store in the area.  I'm pretty sure by the time we actually have a fully furnished and decorated apartment, we will be on  a first name basis with the TJMaxx employees.

Our greatest apartment successes so far have been getting the piano out of the truck and into our office/study/music room (which dad, I told you it could be done!) and hanging our wine rack.  This, however, was a 99% success, because after we finally located studs and affixed everything properly (an hour long process) we realized we had hung the rack over our light switch.... minor issue.  We work around it.

Through all of our small trials though, we are really learning to trust each other, especially me! Joe is an incredible husband, and I am so thankful that he is willing to be the dishwasher/laundry man/cat caretaker/ and grocery shopper just to name a few.  We still haven't gotten the grocery thing quite nailed down, but no one does Sunday laundry like Joe and Eliza has quickly fallen in love with him just like I did.  I am so grateful for the life God has provided us with, and Joe and I cannot wait to see what else He has in store. 
(Joe with his adopted daughter, sporting a new Robert Redd shirt. One look at the company I work for and he was already a fan!)

We started this blog to keep all of our friends and family updated on how God is working in our lives, but also to see how we grow with each other in these first stages of newlyweddom! Hope you enjoy!


  1. Love the blog, Dianna! I laughed SO hard when I read about y'all putting the wine rack over the light switch! I'll have to come see that for myself. I'm so so happy for you guys, and can't wait to see you! love you sis! :)

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  3. I don't think my last post went through! :/ (technical computer errors)

    BUT! I love your blog! I am so excited for y'all and cannot wait to follow your journey! Hope you are loving Virginia :)



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