Fan Girl Friday

Happy Friday, peeps!

Today, Huff the Hubs started his furloughs so he helped me pick out all the awesomely nerdy finds for today! And let me tell you, he found A LOT! I guess this is one of the perks to getting an extra day off a week!

Summer is the time for weddings (I’ve already received about 250,000 invites for this summer alone!). Sometimes, when you go to one wedding, they seem like all the others. But not this one! Check out this comic-book/super hero themed wedding!

Holy nerdy wedding, Batman!

Holy nerdy wedding, Batman!

I especially love how they did the seating for the reception! I’d like to sit at the Harley Quinn & Joker table!

 

This next find was HtH’s FAVORITE. Its no secret that the man loves Legos, and when he saw this he was almost tempted to hide the Tardis Cookie Jar we use to keep our spatulas in just so we could order this from Apartment Therapy:

Just don't step on one of the pieces!

Just don’t step on one of the pieces!

 

This summer, I’ve been doing a lot of lounging by the pool or in the hammock at my dad’s Tiki Hut. I’ve been desperate for a good summer read and since I’ve had The Maze Runner from my sister for over a month and only read to Chapter Four… I think it may be time to switch it up. Thankfully, one of my favorite authors from my teen years just released a new book! Geek squee:

This cover gives me GOOSEBUMPS. Get it?

This cover gives me GOOSEBUMPS. Get it?

I’ve been reading mixed reviews about it. But that won’t stop me from the nostalgia of sitting outside reading R.L. Stine!

 

My niece and nephews (who just left from their visit here in OK…tear…) absolutely LOVE Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I mean they are bordering on the obsessive their love is so intense. So I think for Christmas, Aunt Jessie may have to order these for them from Think Geek:

Cowabunga, dude!

Cowabunga, dude!

 

Finally, if you haven’t made any summer travel plans, I’ve got the trip for you! Check out this AMAZING Hobbit-themed motel in New Zealand! Isn’t it adorable?! I just hope that they serve food as often as Hobbits eat!

No visitors! (Except on party business.)

No visitors! (Except on party business.)

 

 

 

God Is Bigger than the Boogey-Man

As some of you may have heard, there are some budget-related arguments going on in Washington. If Congress cannot come to some sort of an agreement on budget cuts and spending, thousands of people across the U.S. that work in government and government-related jobs may have to take a furlough or just lose their job entirely. (For full report on the impact, there’s an article here.)

Huff the Hubs works on a military installation and may have to be one of those people that take a furlough. Granted, it won’t be forever and it won’t impact our day-to-day finances that much. However, it’s still an unknown and unknowns tend to make me want to curl up in the fetal position while someone gingerly strokes my hair singing “Soft Kitty”.

It’s not just the financial aspect, either. With these cuts also brings fewer air traffic controllers and fewer security personnel at airports. (For those of you who don’t know, I’m terrified of air travel. Even though I’ve been overseas twice and flown all around this nation, it still terrifies me. Probably because the first time I ever flew was two months after the attacks on September 11, 2001.)

And Huff the Hubs and I just put a down payment on a “babymoon” to London*. In two months. When the sequester starts.

This also means that our hopes of saving a down payment for a house, saving for a new “family” car (I drive a tiny pickup), and getting to Baby Step 3 will all be pushed back quite a ways.

Needless to say, I’ve had some anxiety.

I’ve been worrying and fretting (and pregnancy hormones aren’t really helping) about everything from “What if we can’t afford a crib?”  to “What if we crash in the Bermuda Triangle?”

I talked to my sister yesterday and when I told her this, she said, “Why are you letting Satan steal your joy?”

After massaging the toes she just stepped on, I realized she was right. This baby is a blessing and our trip is also a blessing. Both things, Huff the Hubs and I believe, are from Him*. And He’s not going to give us something that’s bad for us.

Then, I thought back to the words I had spoken to Huff the Hubs just a few months ago:

“God’s not going to bless us with a baby without a way to take care of it.”

 

Yes, it’s true we live in an uncertain world in uncertain times. But there is one thing I’m certain of: God is bigger than my fears, my anxieties, and my doubts.

*Before Huff the Hubs and I knew I was pregnant, we decided we needed to take a big trip this year. We knew we’d probably have a baby, and we wanted to go before the responsibility hit us like a ton of bricks. We prayed about it, saved for it, and truly felt like this was a God thing. We got our passports before I found out I was pregnant (a move we both believe was God’s way of saying: “You need this trip!”) and we booked before the sequester. We’re savers and we’re still able to afford the trip. Some people may say we should use the trip money for other things, but 1. its already been earmarked in our financial plan and 2. this trip will be something we will cherish since it will be our last as just a married couple. Soon, we’ll be parents and it’ll be harder to do these things. So we could cancel and not get our deposit back. Or, we could go and enjoy each other’s uninterrupted company. I chose uninterrupted company.