Thursday, July 17, 2008

Quiet Week

Well, it has been a quiet and slow week for us. We are looking forward to leaving for the beach on Saturday. It will be nice to get away for a full week. I just need to find some time to pack. We've packed the little one, but T and I still need to pack. I have Bible study tonight, but I'll probably get started when I get home. Please pray for safety as we travel this weekend.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

For Sale

My condo is officially on the market. We were lucky that we were able to rent the condo the month after the wedding. Unfortunately, the lease ends at the end of July and our renter is not ready to buy. We are hoping and praying that we are able to sell it quickly.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Pictures from the weekend

Just a few pictures from the weekend. You will not see A in any of the pictures as I will not post any of her on the blog.

Papa and Trey playing in the pool.

Trey taking a nap with his fishy.

A took this picture of us.

Trey telling A not to take any more pictures.

July 4th Weekend

We had a great July 4th weekend. We left on Thursday evening for south Georgia to spend the weekend with my in-laws. I am so incredibly blessed to have wonderful in-laws that I enjoy being around. They have always made me feel like part of the family for which I am truly grateful.

It was a pretty relaxing weekend. We mainly played in the pool with A. On Thursday and Friday nights, we could see fireworks from the backyard. On Saturday night, we attended a party at the neighbor's house. It was a lot of fun, but I had to leave early because I did not feel well. When the rest of the family returned home on Saturday night, T and A had fun with the sparklers. A was scared of the sparklers at first, so T had to teach her how to hold them. Once he did, she had a great time with them.

A was a little grumpy on Sunday morning and didn't want to go to church. T's parents attend the 8 o'clock service, so we did have to get her up early. She was very well behaved during the service. She did act up a little towards the end of the service, but I was so proud of her for being good the majority of the time. She also got the hymnal out and started singing her own song with the words, "Jesus is my saviour." It just made my heart melt.

My favorite memory of the weekend had to be a conversation A and I had in the pool on Sunday afternoon. A has a habit of just randomly telling us that she loves us. It is very cute and sweet, but this time I expanded that conversation. It went like this:

A: "I love you, C."
C: "I love you too, A. Do you know why I love you?"
A: "Why?"
C: "Is it because you are so pretty?"
A: "No."
C: "Is it because you are so sweet?"
A: "No. It is because I'm your stepdaughter."
C: "Yes, that's right. And God made you my stepdaughter. And just like God will never stop loving you, I won't either."
A: "I won't stop loving you either."

The sad part of the weekend came on Sunday afternoon when it was time for T and I to leave. A is staying with her grandparents for a few extra days and her cousins are coming to visit as well. A was a little sad for us to leave, but she knew she'd have fun with her grandparents and cousins. T and I sure do miss her, though. We are looking forward to our vacation to the beach in less than 2 weeks!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


Last night, T and I played team trivia at a local restaurant. It was general knowledge trivia, so questions came from categories such as sports, music, movies, etc. I'll post some of the questions at the end of this post. Of course, anyone that knows T knows that he is a genius especially when it comes to useless trivia. I was able to contribute a few answers, though, that T claims he did not know.

Most teams were made up of 5 or more people, so I did not have high hopes of winning. I would have been thrilled with a top 5 finish. At the midway point, we were in 3rd place. However, going into the last question we had fallen to 5th. I did not have much hope at this point. On the last question, you could wager up to 20 points. We had nothing to lose so we went for the full 20. T narrowed the possible answers down to 2 and I agreed with him. I told him which answer I would pick and he went with that answer and turned it in. We were thrilled when we found out we had the correct answer. The MC said there was a tie for 2nd. T and I looked at each other and I said, "We must be one of the teams tied for second place." Then the MC announced the points total for 2nd place and we knew we had won 1st place! We won a $40 gift certificate to the restaurant.

It was a great night overall. Even if we had not won, I would still cherish the time I get to spend with my husband doing something we both enjoy.

Some of the questions from last night:

Sports: What NFL team led the league with fewest yards allowed?
Gems: What is the birthstone for July?
Athens: What is the highest exit number on the loop?
Sports: What kind of wood is used to make most baseball bats?
Presidents: Which president appears on the $2 bill?
Weather: What is the difference between a hurricane and a typhoon
TV: Name 7 of the top 10 most watched tv season finales. You cannot use Friends or Seinfeld.

Final Question: If you are standing in Pierre, South Dakota, what is the closest city with a professional sports team?