the whole reason we started this blog was to keep you all up to date on our progress with moving... needless to say, I have done a terrible job in doing that. Mostly because until recently nothing much has happened- except still desiring to one day go. However about 3 weeks ago Chase and I filled out a "preliminary information form" with an organization and then had a question/answer phone interview. During this conversation we learned a lot about the organization, the process they have in place to help people get overseas, and that our goal of leaving in Sept. 2010 will most likely be pushed back until at least January 2011. At first this made us sad... but then we remembered that this whole process is in God's hands and He is leading the way. We are putting our trust in Him and believing that this is His plan for our lives and so we are going to have faith in it.
We are now in the process of filling out the "formal application"- which is quite lengthly. Please pray that we would be diligent in filling this out and allowing God to lead the process.
Thanks for your support and prayers. Keep praying....
today Chase and I are celebrating our ONE year anniversary! We cannot believe how fast it has flown by! We have had a wonderful first year and look forward to 80 + more years!!
I have always heard people say, "I am more in love with my husband today than I was when we got married..." and I always wondered what that would feel like... I can honestly say that that statement is 100 % true. I think this is because we know each other on such a different level now- Chase has seen me in my worst and my best days, has seen me steal covers in the nights, has seen me get stressed out when I haven't had time to clean in a week, has seen me not like Paige at all and then the next minute love her to death, he has seen me when I am consistently spending time with the Lord and when I have gone through dry seasons.... We have traveled overseas together and have decided with the help of our Savior that we want to move there and share Christ with those who don't know him - this is a huge reason I love him more today... I love seeing his desire to see the lost come to know Jesus, his drive to research how to do business overseas, his heart to meet with the lost here in lubbock, his desire to pray with me to seek the Lord for direction and answers. There is so much more I could write about, but I am just going to say that I have LOVED my first year as a McGough and I still get butterflies when I get called, "Chase's Wife"!
I love you Chase Matthew- thanks for a wonderful first year!
Pictures from our "stay-cation" this weekend coming soon...
we have had a wonderful/busy summer so far. Since this is the first summer that both of us have had to work our full time "grown-up" jobs we have had to be creative between all the wedding celebrations on how to enjoy the summer... we have had many late nights with friends (trying to pretend we don't have to go to work the next day), have traveled to Albuquerque, Ohio, California, and Dallas for weddings on the weekends... I love summer time, but this summer has been so hot (108 degrees somedays)... We are hoping to spend more time outside and hopefully at the pool before the fall.
Bennatt Adai McGough turned 1 when we were in Dallas!
Happy Birthday Sweet boy!
4th of July firework show with Glenda and Cecil...
Chase enjoying his time with his dad!
Reid and Lesley's Wedding in Dallas
We got to spend sometime with Jeff and Cara!
They are expecting a baby in 8 months- so excited for them!!
Nails/Girls Day with my nieces, Glenda and Sherry...
Ben came along for the day as well and was such a trooper!
Miss Amanda has come down to visit a few times...
it is becoming more and more often- which I LOVE!
Girls night with Suzan who just left for Saudi! :0(
Hanging out with Aubs in Albuquerque- look how green it
is there! I love it!
DELICIOUS Green Chili Chicken Enchiladas and Sandiago!