Thursday, October 29, 2009

So long....

Well, the time has come for me to say, "So long!"

I'm an old married woman now, so I can't be blogging like I'm a single gal anymore, because I'm not....

But, that just means I get to learn what it means to blog like a wedded woman now :)

I won't be posting on this blog anymore, since the name no longer applies. If you're so inclined though, please feel free to check out my new blog and see what it's like for me as I become "Vanderburg!"

Hopefully A's quest to make me into a better storyteller will show through in the new blog - better stories, less rambling :) Thanks for sticking with me thus far - I appreciate you, blog buddies!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Breaking news....

Just in....I got married yesterday.

Yup, I am now a Mrs. (or a MSR, as the groomsmen wrote on the truck, but whatever). The wedding was beautiful, perfect (albeit cold) and such a joyous time.

I am incredibly blessed. I pray the ceremony and reception spoke the love of Christ to those gathered there, and that it shared the Gospel in a way that God will use to speak to people. It's been an incredible blessing to be able to speak about the Lord in our wedding.

Anyways, we're off to Mexico (Meh-hi-co) in the morning! I'll be switching to a new blog, since Lauren A. Crane doesn't fly so much anymore!!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

The happenings in NYC

Hey readers (all 2 of you, right?)! I've been a baddie and not been updating while in NYC, but just wanted to share a few tidbits with you of what's been going on. It's been a great trip so far - really busy - but I really like the city and the people I've met. Although not "outgoing," as in they don't approach you, they're open and willing to talk and very helpful.

You may be wondering what on earth I'm doing in NYC the week before the wedding, right? I'm here with Southeastern, helping a church plant called The Gallery Church as they transition into a new space in mid-town Manhattan. Specifically, I'm writing about the trip on a live blog feed we're running, and I'll be writing articles post-trip for Outlook, as I've done for other trips.

So, anyways, here are a few images our photographer took so you can see what I've been up to!

Busy writing - or Facebooking :)

Standing in front of the Times Square Police Dept.

Checking out a map to figure out where we're going.

Yummy caramel cupcake!

Eating chicken on a stick - smells better than it tasted. Weird texture.

Doesn't this remind you of Abbey Road? Crossing to hand out granola bars/church fliers.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

It's coming...

I just put on my wedding dress. And my veil. And both pairs of the shoes I ordered.

I danced around our (currently empty) master bedroom to the song I will walk down the aisle to in 2 1/2 weeks.

I think the excitement is kicking in.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

What a month.

I just moved out of my apartment. My dear, sweet little place I have loved so dearly and have cherished as my home is now empty and not mine. I cried a lot last week, leaving behind 922-306, and I'm struggling to really feel at home in our new place (about 15 minutes down the road into Raleigh). It's crazy how a few rooms can mean so much, but they held more than just my things. They held my memories and some really hard times, and some really good times, too.

Looking forward though, means spending this week in our new apartment, which doesn't feel like our home without Adrian there. Next week = New York City for work. The following week = Maryville for a little event called my wedding. The following week = Mexico with my husband. Wow.

What a month.