Sunday, December 26, 2010

More travels...

We safely made it to PA today. We left snowy Richmond earlier than we expected to in order to beat the worst of the snow. Now for a week with the Ford family before heading back to St. Louis. Praise the Lord for a long Christmas break this year!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas Travels...


We traveled from Missouri to Roanoke to visit my aunt, uncle and cousins- 11 hours

We traveled from Roanoke to Norfolk and visited with lots of friends- 4 1/2 hours

Then we traveled to the Dickenson's lovely home in Glen Allen, VA for dinner- 2 1/2 hours

Then we traveled to the Cates in Colonial Heights- 45 minutes
We will be here until the 26th weather permitting...

Thursday, December 9, 2010


Lots of random thoughts on a random Thursday night:
  • I am currently loving Bigelow Vanilla Chai tea. Just add a little milk and some sweetener and you have a delicious treat in the morning.

  • I have currently been finding joy in the rare morning that my car is not all iced over. The past two weeks I have become VERY familiar with my ice scraper. Is there a product out there that stops your car from icing up? If not, I am going to start inventing one!
  • People out here don't say y'all or you guys, I am still trying to figure out what is the appropriate plural form of you.
  • For the past 3 weeks I have eaten the same exact salad- spinach, goat cheese, cranberries and pine nuts- for lunch at school. Could there be such a thing as too much of these things?
  • Today was Shop and Save's $10 off / $50 purchase Thursday deal. Thursdays are incredibly busy because of this deal, yet to me it is worth it so I go. I waited in a super long line- with people who seemed to be stocking up on groceries for life...anyway I spent $51 at the register, yet my $10 did not come off because I bought milk, and milk and alcohol don't count towards your $50 purchase- who knew. So- I had to go back and buy 1 more item that cost $2.15 or more...she wouldn't just let me grab a diet coke and gum that was in the aisle...annoying!
  • We are traveling to Roanoke, Norfolk, Richmond and West Chester this Christmas- all in two weeks starting next Saturday...we can't wait!
  • Marty and I went through an entire bag of muddy buddies/puppy chow in two days, and he wonders why I don't ever make it.
  • Tomorrow at chapel I will hear 300+ children ages 3-12 sing worship songs and that fills my heart with such joy!
Happy Thursday Y'all!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

30 Before 30 update

At the beginning of November, we had a good friend who is also a professional photographer take some pictures of us.  I have always wanted some nice pictures of the two of us, and I am happy to be able to cross it off of our 30 before 30 list...
 14. Get professional "family" portraits made (just Marty and me)
  It was a beautiful Fall day, the leaves were at their peak.  The pictures turned out lovely!  Thanks Kacey for all your hard work!  Check out some of her other work here
Here are some of my favorites:

Saturday, December 4, 2010


We have a great movie theater "chain" here called Wehrenberg Theaters. Today, if you bring 5 canned goods to donated to the Red Cross, you can see any movie before 5pm. We have been waiting to see Harry Potter at a discounted price, but since it has been so new there has been nothing available. Well, today we can go and see Harry for $3 each, and feel good about donating canned goods. We are going to an early show so we can come home and watch the Hokies play at Charlotte- GO HOKIES!

Happy Saturday!