Tuesday, November 27, 2007

I love 'em!

A highlight of this past long weekend was the time that I got to spend with my sisters. It was hard to get all of us together at one time when we lived under 1 roof, so now that we are under 3 roofs it's a wonderful treat to be all together. Wednesday before Thanksgiving, Allie and I took a drive downtown (or uptown or whatever) and had lunch with Chelle at a one of her favorite places, Phat Burrito. It was amazing . . . the burritos, true to their name, are HUGE!

We all (including Mom!) got matching jackets from our mawmaw on Thanksgiving, so on Monday I went over to Mom and Dad's house and we had a mini photo shoot with the tripod . . . Spartacus was intent on being involved as well.

I'm really looking forward to Allie coming home again for Christmas and the days off Chelle will have from school for the holidays!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

We had a most wonderful Thanksgiving, spending it w/ my Mom's side of the family. The day was full of cooking, football (watching that is . . . ), story telling (both true and not so true), and lots and lots of laughter. Enjoy the pictures and the great video of Allie . . .

Mom taking a quick break from cooking

Mawmaw taste testing . . .

Greg and I took some pictures for our Christmas card . . . this one wasn't the winner . . .

Neither was this one . . .

Or this one . . . =)

Allie keeping in shape during the off season

Sitting down for the feast . . . we all started eating so intently at this point that we forgot to take more pictures!

Youngest child, anyone?

Monday, November 19, 2007

Sluggish Day

I've been feeling rather sluggish all day today, pretty much since the alarm clock went off this morning. It's been hard to motivate myself to do ANYTHING . . . and I couldn't figure out why . . . then I realized IT'S MONDAY! Though I may not be working anymore, my body apparently still bucks at the idea of Mondays. Mostly because I have to be separated from this cutie after wonderful weekends together.

That's him at Youth Explosion! 2000 . . . the summer between our sophomore and junior year of high school . . . the summer we first started liking each other . . . *awwwwww* (I got to tell a brief recap of "Our Story" last night at care group to a new comer and it was quite fun to tell it to someone who isn't tired of hearing it yet, haha)

This past weekend we finished up our Christmas shopping, finished the framework for our new garden in the backyard, hung out at the Rosses, Sr for the Panthers game and then CG. Full weekend, but so much fun! Greg actually got to lead CG for his first time ever on Sunday. Jeremy Oddy (our fearless leader) and his family were out of town for Thanksgiving so he asked Greg to lead our group. Greg did a fantastic job, he asked great follow up questions and led us all in a wonderful discussion about leaving our comfort zones in order to serve and further the gospel.

I'm looking forward to the rest of this week . . . Allie comes home for break on Tues, we get to have a sisters lunch on Wednesday and Mom and I are cooking up a Thanksgiving feast on Thursday!

Thursday, November 8, 2007