Monday, October 24, 2011

Great weekend!

Rachel and Jonathan came to visit this weekend! We picked them up on Saturday morning, and away they went this morning. We had a great time in historic Boston, seeing the Old North know, the one where Paul Revere put the candle in the window. "One if by land, two if by sea". Yep, that one! It was cool, and Rachel loved seeing it! We took a few pictures outside of that church (maybe Rachel will post them on her blog :)
We are so thankful that Rachel and Jonathan flew all the way out here to MA to be with us! That was such a great gift! We got to go to church together yesterday (which we haven't gotten to do in a very long time), and we enjoyed eating together! Mmmmm, lobster!

We love them more than they can know! We praise the Lord with them for Rachel's new lungs and am so thankful to see her feeling so well! Just for the record, she ran up the stairs to the kitchen with no problem and at the top, she was the one who commented about how out of breath I was...that makes me smile!
I love you both!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

He is our Provider!

The Lord is so faithful!

I have been taught this from God's Word, I've heard it from my family and I've witnessed God's faithfulness in the lives of others.

I love also being able to testify to His faithfulness! God has shown me that He is in control... with everything! With my salvation, He is sufficient. With my health, He my joy. With our finances, He is in control.

Because of having CF I am not able to hold a full time job. There is a risk that I will get sick and be unable to work, as well as the risk of being put in the hospital with little or no notice. My health has been really good recently. I haven't been on IVs since March! Can you believe it!?!? I went from needing IVs every ten weeks (for the past couple of years) to not needing them for 6 months!
The Lord has given me a lifestyle that enables me to take care of my health and my body properly. I love every minute I had at Moody, but let's face it, college is less than advantageous for anybody's health, especially someone with extensive health problems.

So... The Lord helped me through my time at Moody, and now I'm married and He has provided all that we need and so much more!

I have a few babysitting jobs right now. Each family has one child (all boys :), and I am working part time. There has been such a neat opportunity that I got connected with a couple of years ago. I started helping out with Research Surveys related to the treatment of Cystic Fibrosis. I get to talk with someone about how well the medicines are working and how I like the treatments, and that sort of thing. In exchange for my time and opinions (expensive opinions of course...hehe) they send me a check! It is so neat to see the Lord providing jobs that I can do...and jobs that only I can do!

Yesterday and today I got signed up for two new phone interviews that will pay very well! Lord, You know our know us!

In the next few weeks I am anticipating the opportunity to enroll in a three month clinical research trial that involves testing a new drug that could help CF patients in an amazing way! this new drug is unprecedented in its amazing results!
I may or may not be chosen to be involved with this study, either way we will continue to learn to trust in God for each breath, each day and each dollar!

Thank you Lord, for knowing our needs and knowing us! We want to trust you more each day!

Our prayer is that we will trust God with every detail of our lives together and we have confidence that He will provide as He does all of the time! And when I say He provides, I mean more than just money. "His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness." 2 Peter 1:3

I pray that you find your sufficiency in Christ alone today!
To God be the glory, Great things He has done!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Brookstone, back ache, and back to school

Today was a fun day for Peter and I!
First... we went to a farmers market right here in Marblehead... we got a Tomato :)

Later this afternoon we had a free dinner at Peter's school. Since we are in New England we didn't find this to be the kind of large group meal where they have everyone bring a salad and main dish, or where they order fried chicken or subs... nope, this was an all out CLAM BAKE! Yummy! We had clams (precisely 5 each), clam chowder, corn on the cob, chicken, cole slaw, pasta salad and napkins ( I guess that is a given).
What a blessing! A yummy, free dinner- and a great time to meet other people!

Then... we went over to the mall to walk around and just be together (we love doing that)!
We walked into Brookstone (It's a store full of fun stuff that they try to convince you that you can't live without- needless to say, we walked out empty handed). Let's just say they had the most amazing massage therapy chair. Well, that was fun, and I'm sure I looked ridiculous reclining in "anti gravity" mode and having my back, neck and feet messaged all at the same time.

Back to school...
Monday marks the first day of this semester-and we are very excited! Peter is in a class called "The Theology of the Pentateuch", so we are reading the Pentateuch together out loud...and we are about to catch up on some of that reading, so I gotta go!
Thanks for reading...and thank you for your support and love!


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Almost 8 Months!

Can you believe it????
Peter and I will celebrate our 8 month anniversary in two days! in July we celebrated our anniversary of 6 years of dating too! Wow. Time flies when you're having fun!

Here are some pictures to document our first few months of, fun, moving, trips, and anything else :)

These pictures are...
  • Our kitchen table all decorated for valentines day
  • Me trying to cook a chicken
  • Peter and I when we were engaged (last August)
  • Peter talking to me on Skype when he was in Boston and I was in Chicago during our engagement

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Hello All!

We are still alive out here is Boston! We have disappeared for a while because we have been in the process of moving, and adjusting to our new life in Marblehead, Ma.
Here is a bit of an update that Peter wrote about a week ago...

We love you all!

The Boston Freys

Friday, June 10, 2011

What to do when the power goes out- Frey style

Last night, soon after I did the blog, the power went out! It was our first power outage as a married couple, so we enjoyed it! But I was seriously frightened because the sky became so dark, and the rain fell so hard, was kinda scary. So, what did Peter and I do??? Well, We roasted marshmallows over candles of course! haha Yummy, red candle marshmallows (we don't really recommend it)! 

We had dinner ready to go on the grill, and since it was raining so much we decided to go out on a date. We celebrated our 5th (month) anniversary of being married! So much fun!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

What's up Doc?

On Monday we went to my doctor...the good news is that my lung function (despite my symptoms) is great! Praise the Lord, He has sustained these lungs and keeps them going, even when I feel yucky. I finished my antibiotics (except the inhaled one) and I'm doing well! This morning I decided to do my therapy in a unique way... if you have ever seen me do my vest, you might understand this... I strap on a black plastic vest which blows up with air, and essentially just SHAKES me! The purpose is to shake loose any mucus that is in my lungs, so that it can't get comfy and get bacteria! Anyway...I decided that today I will do my vest backwards... and it Worked! I felt a lot better after putting on my vest backwards, because the back of it (which I put in the front) reaches my upper lobes of my lungs in the front, and helps them to "wake up" and work better! YAY for silly things that make my lungs feel better.
Anyway, enough about myself... let's get on to business-
This week has been crazy busy for Peter. He is finishing up his first summer class. It was a preaching class and he had to preach twice in a week! He finished his second sermon this morning, and now on to studying for his final tomorrow morning. What a trouper!And he is loving the class and can't wait till Hebrew starts in a couple of weeks! I was already watching utube kids videos that teach the aleph bet  (Hebrew Alphabet)! I might have been singing by myself in the living room the other night...hmmm
I babysat this morning, and that is always fun for me!
Well, unfortunately I don't have any pictures to share because I am charging my camera battery (which has been dead for a number of days- oops!)
Thanks for keeping up with us!
One more thing... I think I will do a series of posts to serve as a "Cystic Fibrosis awareness/teaching". I will post pictures and videos, so that you all will know a bit better what we are talking about when we say "the Vest" and stuff!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Month of May

The Month of May has been good... a bit of fun, fevers, and flowers.
It's Peter's Birthday month (19th) so that was super fun to have his first birthday...first married birthday that is. I got him a creme Brulee set (he loves creme brulee)...what a fun treat! We had a blast making it together...and what man doesn't feel powerful with a fire torch in his hand? hehe
I got sick earlier in the month (that's why I haven't written at all) and we have been trying to keep this lung infection under control with pills and inhaled antibiotics (trying to help my body last longer off of IVs). We are in the process of figuring out (or rather, trying to figure out) why my body does what it does. Praise the Lord, my lungs are in really great condition (little scarring) and are able to breath very well...the problem is, they decide not to breath so great some of the time. So...we are trying to figure it out and stop the cycle of sickness that has happened every 10 weeks for he past number of years. Our CF doctor has been good and really nice and understanding. It has been a joy to work with him. Our Cf clinic on the other hand can be kind of frustrating...only because it's a HUGE clinic (hundreds of patients). So they have a nurse for when I'm on IVs at home, and a different nurse if I have a question about my meds, and a different nurse I see in clinic and a different person to call if I need to schedule an appointment...etc You get the point.
So, today is my last day on my oral antibiotics and I have a couple more weeks inhaling my other antibiotic. Next week we go to see the doctor and hopefully we can figure the next step in helping my lungs out!
With the condition of my lungs I should only need IVs like once or twice a year (instead of every 10 weeks).

on a different note: the flowers are in full bloom and there is a beautiful tree bush thing outside my kitchen sink window which has huge pink flowers on it!
It's hot outside and it's hot inside too! Today is humid and hard to breath, so I'm just layin low. Peter's hard at work on his first summer class (preaching 101 sorta). We just watched a sermon together on dvd which was one of his assignments. He preaches on Friday and so he is submersed in sermon prep as well. We are so thankful for our time here in seminary. What a blessing!
Another big thing that happened this month is that my friend Tamara (one of my bridesmaids) went to Africa! She will be there until November. She has been doing well so far- Praise the Almighty! I miss her terribly, but she is serving Christ and He will teach her, use her and grow her while she is there!
Oh yeah, we also went to Chicago so that I could walk for graduation! That was awesome! We split an 8 pound cheeseburger with a bunch of guys from peter's prior dorm floor~ YUMMY!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Friday, May 6, 2011


This is Peter singing to the steam coming from the boiling water... Ps he did not know I was video taping!

Turkeys in New England!

While driving around we saw some HUGE turkeys 

The past two weeks

The beginning of the parade
Peter and I at a frozen yogurt place (we had a coupon!)
Peeking in Charm City Cakes
Charm City Cakes in Baltimore
My amazing sister
My Momma and Me!
The four Meroney Girls
Hair in eyes shield
Are you ready for a haircut?!?
This is Peter in our homemade barber's gown
#1 Sorry I haven't blogged in forever!

Hello All! Well, the past two weeks have been nothing less than EXCITING! Since I last blogged, Peter and I have had a ton of adventures, and I can't wait to tell you about them.
I think the best way to capture the exciting adventures of the last two weeks is in pictures... so here we go!

First, Peter gets a haircut...and I'm wearing a star wars helmet because the hair was getting in my eyes.
Then I flew home and surprised my family and spend a couple of days with them! So much fun! I was so glad to get to spend some much needed time with my sister- I haven't gotten to hang out with her since her transplant!
While I was home, I got to see my very amazing friend, Catelyn Briggs (and her brothers)!
While my mom, sis and I were in Baltimore, we went to see Charm city Cakes... and I tried to look through their mail slot to see inside...I really couldn't see anything.
When I got home to Danvers, there was a parade in front of our house!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Singing, sermon, sweets and sweat

Yesterday we went to Arlington to our new church to celebrate Easter Sunday! The service was fantastic! There was music, and the sermon, and ... Baptism! Baptism is a reality in our lives as followers of Christ that just as Jesus was buried and raised to life, so we are baptized and rise out of the water. What more appropriate day is there to have baptisms than on Easter morning?!?! We loved worshiping with our fellow believers as they followed Jesus in Baptism on Easter!
After the service we were all invited to stay for a picnic! It was beautiful! They served the most unique church picnic lunch...and it was DELICIOUS! It was cous cous (I think) with herbs and spinach, Focaccia bread and a cookie. They also had cotton candy (which was served by one very sticky pastor) and popcorn. There were even three people who played music (a saxophone, clarinet and a banjo)! It was so much fun. We really don't know very many people yet, so we kind of wandered around and tried to say hello to some people.
After we finished eating... we helped clean up. The church actually met in Arlington town hall because they expected so many people that we wouldn't fit in our church building! We helped to pack up all the sound equipment, tent, tables...etc and took it all back to the church which is right across the street. There was even a police officer there all morning directing traffic so people could walk across the street! It was so nice outside and warm... and after pushing a huge speaker and tearing down a tent... I guess you could say we were a little damp...I mean we were so sweaty!!! If you are familiar with Cystic Fibrosis, then you might also know how salty I might have been after that... yes, indeed I was a pretzel!
We hope you also had a great Easter, celebrating the reality of our Risen Savior!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Mary and her gallon of milk...

For many years I was unable to drink milk or have any dairy products... this summer it all changed! Now I eat cheese, yogurt, ice cream, and of course... my beloved MILK! We go through a gallon of milk in a week...or sometimes in 4 days :) I have to make up for lost time ya know.
The other night Peter was reminiscing about one of his favorite childhood cookies... Oatmeal Lacies. So I surprised him and made some... they were great! Now they are going to be one of my favorite too!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Food, Food and Food..and some Chick-Fil-A!

Here are a few of the Frey's Food adventures from the past few weeks!

The pictures are...
#1 at Jacky's Table (the French Restaurant last night)
#2 Our BBQ chicken legs and pineapple from our living room sleepover (where we had a crazy party with the two of us...and attempted to sleep on the couch...that lasted a whole hour and a half!)
#3 Our dinner at Chick-Fil-A last week (I had a coupon!) I liked this nugget because it is shaped sort of like Africa!

More pictures to come... Mmmmm

MY little Greek NERD...

The other day, Peter was doing his greek at the Island, and he wanted some sweets... so I gave him some NERDS. How very appropriate... A Greek Nerd!

My sweet husband...

Last night Peter and I went on an awesome date! He found a coupon on line that we bought on Groupon for 5 dollars. It gave us a wonderful meal at a little french restaurant in Boston! So much fun! And on the way home...we found ourselves getting slushies at 10:30 at night at our favorite little stop along Rt. 1...SONIC!

Today Peter is at a financial seminar at his school and then he works tonight! I cleaned the bathroom this morning... and I will be working for a few hours today...

Have a great Saturday- Walk with Jesus in whatever you do today! May all the glory be His!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

This old man came rolling home...

Tonight Peter and I were on our way home in the car from running out together...we found ourselves singing at the top of our exceedingly faster rhythms... "this old man, he played one, he played knick nack on my drum...with a knick nack pattywack" (You get the idea). We were just singing away, and then started laughing when we realized how funny it was that two adults were singing very loudly such a silly song! Oh, good times with the Boston Freys!
The pictures...
#1 Peter cooking Thai Chicken Curry in the crockpot
#2 Amazing flowers Peter brought home for me one night from a catering event!
#3 Peter being super cute on our honeymoon

Saturday, April 9, 2011

The first three months...

Yesterday marked Peter and I being married for three months... WOW! Time flies when you're having fun...and time flies even faster when you move to Massachusetts, get three jobs, go to MD for a lung transplant, come home, go in the hospital, work...etc. Through each of these things, the Lord has been our strength and comforter! What an amazing God we serve!
Peter's school is going great! The first week in May is the end of this semester, so the work is really picking up and he is writing papers and doing Greek like crazy! He is so great at balancing homework, work, and me. Thank you, Lord for helping Peter be a man who follows You!
Now that Spring has come, there are a ton of catering events (weddings) that Peter gets to work. they are long hours, but he really enjoys it...most of the time. In fact, he's catering right now!

I'm working every day of the week, and I am so thankful for my three families I get to work with. A 7 month old on Monday, a Two year old Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, and a One year old on Thursday. I also do date nights sometimes. It has been so fun to get to know the kiddos, and it's funny because they are all boys!

We have finally found a church we feel like we can stay (hopefully). Tomorrow will be our fourth Sunday. Lord willing, we will be able to get plugged in and serve and worship there!

The pictures are random pictures from our first three months of marriage!
Peter's first day of school this semester,my Dad, Mom, Blizzie, Peter and I when we met up a month after we moved to MA, and my Momma and I right before we moved in January .

Thanks for your support!