Saturday, August 28, 2010

Summer Ending

Not only is summer ending but that means August as well.  I need to post about August!

The early weeks were filled with Jon not looking forward to school starting and me not looking forward to it either.  I was just not looking forward to less time with him and I knew it was hard on him to think of how much more stress school would cause.  On top of working and going to class he was going to receive lots of school work, hours of studying.  I was just not looking forward to it at all.  But God encouraged me to be His wife who would: encourage, support, and help Jon in any way I can!

This month marked the second time my friend Kate drove up to visit me at the apartment!  It was so nice to catch up with her on life.  She shared wonderful insights on her life and how the mission trip to South Dakota went.  (It was my first year in seven years not to go.)

The first weekend in August Jon and I went to Johnston because my sister, Elizabeth was due with her second daughter.  I wanted to be with my parents to catch a ride with them down to KC to see my new niece.  Annabelle Marie Behrens was born on Sunday, August 8, 2010 at 4:16am.  (Liz check me if I'm wrong on the time.)  She is an absolute doll and I miss her so much!  Her big sister Evelyn loves her too!

The second weekend we went down to our niece's birthday party.  We spent Saturday with some friends playing games and just had some good conversations.

The third weekend we visited with Kate spending a lot of time together!  It was so much fun playing games and enjoying life together!  That Sunday night we helped at Timberline by watching the kids so the parents could focus on the church meeting.

This past week has been hectic.  Jon started school and we've been adjusting to this new schedule.  My parents were in KC helping my sister adjust to two children, so I was on call for my other sister here in Ankeny.  I was so excited to hear Melissa would probably have her baby earlier than expected!  (She has never gone into labor before her due date!)  So I got to their house Wednesday morning at 4am to help out.  Melissa had her fourth baby boy at 10:36am Wednesday, August 25, 2010.  He weighed 8 lbs 4 oz and 22 inches long.  He is an absolute wonderful baby!

Today marks the last weekend in August.  Jon and I stayed in Ames.  We had nothing we had to be in Johnston for.  It's going to take awhile to get used to not visiting Timberline, family, and friends.  Ames is my new home.  Home is where Jon is!

This is the Kaisand Home.  The Kaisand Korner! =)

About July

This month was filled with the blessing of saying, "We've been married for a month!"

We spent many hours unpacking and cleaning...making our apartment more like home.  Looking back it's such a blur, but it was so wonderful to just be married and together.  We spent every weekend returning to Johnston for different family things---sister's birthday, fourth of July, friend birthday, friend's wedding, and family vacation.  The Tometich fam had not gone on a family vacation for a few years.  It was so nice!  We went to Kansas City.  It gave my nearly 9 month pregnant sister (who lives in KC) a chance to not have to travel but enjoy the vacation.
On facebook I put a few pictures and videos from that trip.  Unfortunately more pictures are on my mom's camera and those are not downloaded yet.  That trip is filled with many wonderful memories. =)  Especially it being the first one where I had a husband too!!! =)

Becoming One

Each month I'm going to try and post at least one thing about what the Kaisand's are up to! =)
June was the month our story really started as being Kaisand's together.  I'm so blessed to have Jon as my husband.  God really answered prayer!  He knew the man I really needed.

Jon has some wonderful characteristics!
1. Strong man of morals and good character.
Not only does he know how important it is to have a good relationship with Christ and those around him, he also understands how important it is to check up on our relationship.
2. Understanding and uplifting
Never have I ever met anyone more uplifting and someone who encourages me as an individual!  I can totally be myself.
3. Opposites attract!
I totally know what that means now.  Before I thought it meant nothing and I was completely clueless about it.  Our differences are the things that make our relationship stronger.  We would not be the same with out the other. =)
4. Leisure time and outgoing
We both love to just sit back and enjoy life one step at a time.  We both have similar personalities where we just love to laugh and enjoy each other's company.
5. Confronting and conversational
Jon would rather talk about it than argue.  What a great father figure!

I could keep talking about my husband, but I know you're all wondering about the day I said "I do" to this wonderful man.  Jon and I both love looking back on that day.  We love the "party," the day we became one and all the people who was there to celebrate with us!  The day went so quickly we missed the chance to sit down with everyone who could make it.  We want everyone to get together soon so we can catch up!  We loved seeing friends and family all together in one place.  We appreciate all who came from near and far.
 Thank you all for helping make it such a memorable day!  We are so blessed to have such wonderful friends and family!  The wedding day story is coming.  It might have to come in parts so I can include all the special details. =)