Wednesday, October 22, 2008

outback

Last weekend Baron & I attended Outback. No, we didn't go out for a steak dinner. Outback America is a retreat that...well...is kind of hard to explain. It builds relationships - with God, with parents/teens, and with spouses. We had a GREAT time, and we both gained a lot from it. Even though it wore me out, with the dawn-til-dusk schedule, it was a good weekend. I don't want to explain it too much, in case anyone reading this ever has the priviledge of attending {the lack of expectations makes it all the better}, but here are a few pics from the weekend.



{this picture was taken just before the sun rose...yes, I was up that early! showered & everything! :-)}


{the sun rising over our camp...oh yeah, did I mention we slept in tents??}

{this is just as we got to the top of the "mountain". no, we weren't being sweet by holding hands; Baron had to drag me up the trail!}

{this is what we had to hike up to at sunrise...it was a great view but I sure was sleepy}

{yes, I have a bandana around my neck, thank you.}



{ok this place had THE BEST apples in the WORLD. so I was a total dork & captured the memory with a picture.}


And here is a short video to give you an idea of what some of the worship time was like...except it wasn't always this, um, bluegrass-y. :-)

video

Monday, October 13, 2008

just for fun

I yearbooked myself. Check it out:

{1952}


{1966}

{1994}

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

hair on a biscuit.


At my office, we have a redneck customer who once answered the question "How have you been?" with a hearty response: "Oh, I'm hangin' in there like a hair on a biscuit!" The disgusting metaphor has become a constant joke around the office. But for me right now, it is so applicable.

I've been so busy that I haven't had time to blog, so I wanted to at least post something so y'all wouldn't have to see my "product endorsement" post any longer. So what have I been busy with? Well, the biggest thing is that my office moved last week. Which doesn't sound like a big deal, unless you have been in that position before. At a job for 5 years, responsible for about 5 different job duties, accumulating lots of stuff...etc. Moving an office is a much bigger task than you would think. It has been stressful, frustrating, and annoying. Our new office is REALLY nice (check out the "town" where we moved to here: http://www.townofhampstead.com/) but so far it is not very practical for most of us. I will not bore you with the reasons why it is impractical, but just know that it is. Very pretty though! That counts, right? :-)

Besides the work move, I've volunteered to help out with a baby shower, a bridal shower, and the ladies' retreat at Vaughn Park...among other random tasks & activities. All of which I am thrilled to do, and none of which I regret agreeing to.

Perhaps soon there will be a time when I don't have something that needs to be worked on. For now, I need to go to bed...I have to get up earlier these days thanks to the new office location about 10 miles farther from my house! :-)

Hopefully soon I will have a "real" post for you to enjoy! Sorry for the "filler" post!! (Please don't stop reading...)