Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Scott & Bekah's Wedding

I had the pleasure of flying to Orlando this past weekend to be matron of honor in my dear friend Bekah's wedding. It was all a little strange: being without husband or kids for two and a half days, staying up until two in the morning talking with a girlfriend, being back at Metro (our old church), seeing Bekah & Scott finally get married. It's been a very long road for them and I was so thrilled to finally see them married :o)
We had a shower/bachelorette party on Thursday night that was lots of fun girl time drinking sparkling juice from pretty glasses in our glam dresses :o)
Friday was spent decorating the church building and at the rehearsal dinner site. Then the rehearsal that evening followed by a fun outdoors dinner with campfires.
Saturday was the big day and went by way too fast! Scott and Bekah had many unique things in their wedding that was totally their personalities, but the most original was that instead of getting in a car or horse and carriage or even something crazy like a hot air balloon, they just walked away :o) Their car was around the corner, but it was kind of funny to watch them just walk away!
My dear friend Dena took me back to the airport as soon as the happy couple walked off. I was so glad to get to spend a few minutes with her anyway :o)
It was a whirlwind of a weekend, but such a blessing to be a part of!! We love you guys!

Monday, February 16, 2009

My Funny Valentine

What a joy it is to be a part of the PC! We get to take part in things like the Sweetheart Banquet last night but miss some of the humiliation the students face at such events :o) The PC admin team did an astounding job to give us a night full of creative romance and humor and of course surprises. It was such a blessing to us as I know it was to all the other couples who were there! My favorite part of the evening was dancing with my funny valentine, the man I love more than anyone in this world, as we exchanged our "I can't believe we're in Maryland" expressions and reminisced about our wedding day and how we never imagined we would end up here. God is so kind!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

Sending our love to you all!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

It's been a while

We've been busy enjoying some warm weather up here in MD...well, warm compared to what it has been. Prior to the last couple months of 30s, 20s, and even some single digits I would have thought 50 degrees was cold, but it feels like spring now! Yesterday it was almost 70 and the kids and I spent the whole day outside and even had a picnic at the park. Last weekend we took them to this HUGE playground in Germantown that looks like a castle and a ship, and also has lots of animal statues, little cars to drive, adorable little houses, crazy swings, and a music section with different xylophone type things. Then we went for ice cream again :o) Not quite as cold as last time.

The kids have a new game where they poke the mud with sticks then wipe it on trees in our front yard-like area (its not technically our yard, but just in front of our house). They'll do it for hours and just laugh and laugh with each other, which makes me laugh. That has become one of the most precious things to me recently--seeing my children laugh together. I thank God as I watch their little friendship growing! Isaac was hitting Samy the other day and I asked him if he wanted to play by himself in his room and he burst into tears and said, "I want to play with Samy!"

The kids also love making "tunnels" out of blankets and pillows in the living room--something I can remember doing when I was little. While Isaac and Daddy build castles just so they can knock them down, Samy has started washing the dishes with me almost every night after dinner. Not much help, but its hard to say no to that sweet little "Please."