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Monday, June 25, 2007

Our week in Florida

This last week we enjoyed a wonderful trip to Ft. Walton Beach and then over to Panama City. We were down there for the College Retreat (Rando spoke during the morning sessions). We went a day early and stayed an extra day for some much needed rest and "us" time. The last few weeks have been crazy with the adult basketball tournament and me finishing my masters (I only have my portfolio left to do), so we haven't seen much of each other. During the retreat we enjoyed awesome worship and digging into the Word as we looked at how to be ready to give an answer to the world when asked why we believe. I personally learned so much from Rando and Paul as they preached on defending our faith.

We also enjoyed fellowshipping with old and new friends. I really enjoyed laying by the pool for hours with Pam Turner (she taught me piano when I was in elementary school and now we were able to talk and share as adults). This trip reminded me of how much I missed Hebron the last 8 years and how glad I am to be back. We also enjoyed getting to know Paul and Missy Perkins (and their precious boys) better. The college kids were a lot of fun too. Here is a picture that makes me feel old! I babysat these HBC staff kids (of course they are adults now).

On Wed. night we drove over to Destin to see a dear college friend, Josh. It was so neat to hear what all God is doing in their family.

After the group left, we took the scenic route over to PCB. We found a hotel and then headed to my favorite place to get a steak, Angelos. For those of you who know my dad this confirms that I am his child! Thursday night we ate, played putt-putt, walked on the beach, and got in the pool.

Friday, we drove back and picked up our precious baby, Noodle! She missed me the most (okay... I know she is a daddy's girl, but I like to think she missed me too).

Saturday we went to the Braves game (as you can tell this is our favorite summer outing) with my sister, Dana. It was extremely hot and I will be okay if I never go to another day game in June, July, or August as long as I live. In the 9th inning Bobby Cox made our long hot day worth it when he tied Tug McGraw's record for most ejections. The three of us have been saying for a while that we wanted to be at the game where he hit this milestone and we were! I know it is sad that we wanted to be there for this, but it is funny to watch him fuss!

Sunday, we were back at church and what a wonderful day it was. The sermon was great. I encourage you to check it out at www.hebronchurch.org.

Enjoy our pictures from our trip. They may be a little fuzzy, but I took the advice of a friend and resized them to save space on our blog. Have a wonderful week!

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Sorry, I thought I had my pictures included but evidentally I did it wrong!

Can you believe Rando ordered these just for my birthday - Okay, so they have them every Friday night, but they brought the evening to a great close!

We are waiting on the fireworks!

My HOT husband - he is a little mad at how crappy the Braves played!

I have the best sister in the world! She is not only my sister, but my best girl friend!

Rando and I at my birthday dinner - The Chophouse.

I'm not real good at this

I have already been bad at keeping up with this blog, and I don't have any excuses. The past 2 weeks have been busy ones. Last Wednesday (June 6th - my dad's birthday) I presented with a group of teachers from my school at the Gwinnett County Public Schools' Leadership Conference. Yes, pretty intimidating! There were 20+ principals and assistant principals in the room. It was nice to have some friendly faces in the room (my mom was in there along with some of the administration from my school). It went really well, and reaffirmed to me that yes I do want to go into leadership at some point.

Last Friday was my 27th birthday. Someone had given us 4 Braves' tickets so we took my sister and one of Rando's high school friends. We had a great time. I am including a few pictures of that great night below. The Braves looked pitiful. Alfonso Soriano hit 3 homeruns in the first 4 innings. I have to admit that I wasn't too upset about that b/c he is on my fantasy baseball team (yes, Rando and Dana suckered me into fantasy baseball).

Saturday we went to Outback with my mom and dad to celebrate mine and my dad's birthdays. It was a nice evening out. This week I have been in a class so no fun stuff to report.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

First Try at a Blog

I have enjoyed reading blogs of some friends I haven't seen in ages so I thought this might be a way to catch our friends up on where we are today. Of course there won't be any pictures of kids to look at (sorry to our parents). Right now we are enjoying summer. It has been so nice to spend evenings together and not have to rush off to bed. I am actually getting to stay up later than Rando right now!

This last Saturday we celebrated our 6 year anniversary. We decided to eat at Benihana because that is where we ate the night we got married. We enjoyed spending time just the two of us. Of course we showed our age because we came home and played Rummikub.

I am in my last few weeks of my masters program and I cannot wait to not have papers to write. I am going to rest awhile from school before possibly going on to get my specialist. We will wait and see what God has ahead for us, because I cannot imagine going back to school for another degree if we have kids.

This coming weekend we have several fun things planned for my birthday so I will try to update later!