Thursday, November 30, 2006

Guess what????? It's snowing!!! Hurray, our first "real" white Christmas! I'd get pictures, but the camera battery is dead...tomorrow, though, I should have some.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Well, we are adjusting to life without my sister being around. It is very interesting how one can get so easily set on a schedule for everyday life. We've decided to wait a while before we do this again. :)

We went to the Evans's house last night for dinner. Colton taught me how to play...oh bother, now I can't remember what the name of the game was, but I believe that he won. There were more black pieces than white pieces on the board, and since that was his color, I think he won. :) My baby brother has also decided to be a preacher when he grows up.

On Sunday afternoon, we put up our Christmas tree. My grandparents wanted to have an early Christmas while they were in town, so here are some photos from that. It was rather strange doing this without Christa here. We miss you, dearie.

Friday, November 24, 2006

My Sister's Wedding

For twenty years, my sister had to put up with me. For twenty years, my sister was always there. For twenty years, one of my dearest friends, my sister lived with me. Until now.

Today, Daniel has taken my sister, my friend. The service was beautiful, fellowship sweet, such a memorable day. Even though her attention was focused more on her guests and her beloved, I will always treasure the glances that she threw my way throughout the day. It will take some time for me to fully grasp the fact that she is now gone, but I know that she will be happy with Daniel. Please keep them in your prayers as they begin a new life together.

I was a little more laid back about taking photos today. I almost carried the camera instead of my bouquet, but the silver and black on the camera didn't exactly go with her theme. ;-) I figured that other people could take up the slack and just pass them along. So, for those of you who were able to attend would you mind sharing the photos? :) Here are a few that I did get...

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Yesterday was one of the most depressing days of my life. My dad went out to get our new license plates, and he did the unthinkable. Yes, all of my dear southern friends, you might want to sit down, take a deep breath, brace, are you ready? He bought plates with the face of you-know-who on it!! To top it off, he didn't customize them at all! No southern flair to the icky things at all. So, if you want to come out for a cry party, you are more than welcome to...after the wedding. ;-) After all, two is better than one.

And, we only have two more days...

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Six more days.

The most common phrase in my house these past few weeks has been:

"After the wedding!"

Thursday, November 09, 2006


Yesterday, at the meat market, without even knowing my age, one of the owners told me that I wasn't old enough to get married. ;-)

Monday, November 06, 2006

Today, Jessica and I went out to rake our yard. If you told me a few months ago that I would be raking a huge country yard, I probably would have laughed so hard, I might have cried. But, we did it. We pulled out our music, nice new speakers, and had a ball. We raked for several hours, put all of the leaves into a pile that was about five feet tall, and when we were done, guess what we did...we jumped into it. We ran, we leapt through the air with the greatest of ease and came crashing down into the huge leaf pile. Then do you know what we did...we did it all over again! :) Yes, for those of you in doubt, we are still young enough to do it. Blisters are well on the way, but it was worth it. Ahhhh...the joys of living in a state with four seasons...

Pictures of the birthday bash are below as well. I have a really good one of David, but I wasn't sure if I should post it or not. I'm wondering if there would be any pay back on his part...

Caleb's nice swollen ankle.
What a great party...
The joke of the day was..."How many Presbyterians does it take to change a light bulb?" I'm not sure that we took a count...anybody?
Making Caleb's cake.
Caleb's birthday cake