Thursday, December 31, 2009

Highlights from 2009

We began 2009 be celebrating Mark and Katherine's wedding...

We are loving our church, Trinity, and all the sweet friends...

Hosted a huge Easter, 22 to be exact...

Celebrated Maria and Topher's wedding...


Watched my little sister graduate...

Celebrated my cousin's wedding...

Celebrated our two year anniversary (the cotton anniversary)...

Celebrated my 25th birthday...


We considered buying a home...

I said good-bye to my first group of kindergarten students...

Enjoyed a long summer at the beach...

Planned fun showers for Amanda...



Cheered on the Hokies...
Hung out with sweet youth group kids and went to Rockbridge...

Celebrated Amanda's wedding...

Celebrated Melissa's wedding...

Experienced a huge flood...

Loved Christmas in PA...

Hosted the 8th/9th? Annual HHS gals dinner...


I'm sure I left out some awesome times, but this is all that I have pictures to remind me of. Here is to another fun year, filled with many blessings! Have a wonderful New Years Eve with family and/or friends!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Back in Virginia...

A wonderful trip home filled with lots of this...




calls for lots of this my last week off...

Sunday, December 20, 2009

hey ya!

The busyness of the season is already upon us, yet we have loved every minute of it. We have celebrated the season with friends, co-workers, youth group kids, and family and it is only December 20. Take some time on the 4th Advent Sunday to consider this... The king of the universe, in all His beauty and holiness, chose to come to a dirty, sinful Earth because He loves you. With all the hustle and bustle of this last week before Christmas take time to think about how that should affect our hearts this season.

A sweet friend, Alaina, shared this with me. I am a kindergarten teacher; therefore, I love Charlie Brown. You can't sit still for this one :)