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Thursday, January 31, 2008

All Dressed Up

This past weekend, our church had our annual Ladies Retreat. This year my sister was the chairman. She did a FANTASTIC job (and I'm not just saying that because she's my sissy). She started getting everything ready last year, while pregnant. I would have lost my mind with all she has on her plate...two kids, selling her house, and organizing this big event, and yet, she did a GREAT job. The theme was "All Dressed Up" which came from Colossians 3:12. I was not able to spend the night because Clark is still nursing, and I did not want to look like Dolly Parton after going overnight and not nursing, so I just came up on Saturday. It was a lot of fun. I was able to drive Maegan - my new sister in law, and I think she had a good time, too. Here are some pictures from our fun day:

Maegan, the bride, after one of our games

The chairman...she's so tiny, you can barely see her :)

me and Maegan

a dark picture of Jenn, Lisa and Jaime

Martha and Mom

these three were on the ball, and dressed to match the pink and black theme!

Saturday, January 19, 2008


Shannon tagged me to come up with 7 random things about me so here goes:

1. I don't like having different colored hangars in my closet. I have all white. I have tried to throw all other colors away, but if I come across one and we need it, I put it on Brody's side of the closet.

2. I generally read the ending to a book before I finish it. I guess I can't stand's probably why I also look for my Christmas gifts before Christmas.

3. I hardly ever freeze food. I am afraid I'm going to do it wrong, and end up poisoning my family.

4. I don't like lunch. Maybe it comes from years of packing the same thing every day when I taught school.

5. I am terrible at directions. I generally have to mapquest directions to someones house about 4 times before I actually remember how to get there.

6. I like trying different foods when I go out to restaurants. I try not to order the same thing twice...unless I REALLY love it.

7. I letter count. It's hard to explain, but when I hear a word or a name, I tap out the spelling on my fingers and have to make it even. My thumbs are for the middle letter if it's uneven. Example: ja_i_me. Weird...I know.

OK...if you want to play, I'd love to read your list...if I haven't scared you away by my crazy quirks :)

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Goin' Green in peas. He loves them so much he doesn't even mind that he's wearing one of Scarlett's old bibs :)

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Wedded Bliss

Brody and I celebrated our sixth wedding anniversary on December 29th. It was also the day that my baby brother, Jordan got married. I can't say it was the most romantic or relaxing anniversary we've ever had, but it was definitely the most exciting. Sadly, I did not get many pictures. I guess having the entire family (minus Clark) in the wedding kind of keeps you from having the time to get as many shots as you'd like :) Luckily, the photographer is going to give us a CD of all the pictures to do with as we wish, so maybe I can post some better ones later. For now, here are a few:

our wedding day December 29, 2001

Jordan, Maegan and my parents December 29, 2007

sweet Clark

My mom made these precious outfits for Clark and Briggs but of course I did not get a picture of them together.

Scarlett and Beck
Scarlett was SO excited to be in the wedding! me and Scarlett

the best attempt at a family photo.

I could house a small family under my double chin, Clark is in a crazy position, and Scarlett has a cheesy grin, but was the best we could do!