Monday, June 4, 2012

long time...

I don't know why, but I feel like blogging.  Just had a great weekend for the first of June. We had great weather- Friday night good friends in GA came over to eat and we sat on the porch with blankets!  Saturday night, Jacob & Kristen, and Sarah came and we sat on the porch and same thing, we needed blankets!  I loved it, it felt more like fall.  And then yesterday we all went to the Kenny Chesney/Tim McGraw concert.  Long day, but oh so much fun.  Good friends. Good memories.

I am so glad it is June, because it is my birthday month.  I love that about June, and usually the weather is better and not so hot. Hoping for an exciting summer.

Here are a few pics from the weekend, although they are on facebook and I am sure no one is reading my blog anymore as I haven't posted in a YEAR.
Maybe I will try to do better this summer.

 My friend, Ashley, on the porch chilly on June 1st!
 In the house we are renting, they have hydrangeas all over the yard...that was my sign this house was right and the cool inside didn't hurt..but I am loving seeing these and putting them throughout the house.

Monday, August 22, 2011

great day on the lake

We got the chance to go to Lake Jocassee Sunday.  It is beautiful.  It feels like you are not in SC, but out west or Lake Tahoe.  My aunt and uncle's boat is the best!  It has so much room, it's like a pontoon, but it is a speed boat.  We even skiied...even my parents, uncle, and Londa. I was proud of those 50 year olds!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Greenway walking

Lately we've been taking long walks on the great greenway trails near us! We did 4.5 miles one day, 6 another, today 3.5,and with a friend the other day I did 5!! Wow- fun and great exercise! Pictures will come later- I thought I could upload them straight from my phone but doesn't look that way!

 This is the bridge when starting in Alpharetta.
 cool cow pasture when starting in Cumming.
And this one is in Suwanee.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Had a great Memorial Day weekend...loved having Monday off! We went to the lake and got to see Ashley, Ms. Amy, Alison, Landon, Hal, Sarah, Von, Gloria, Andy, Gran, and my parents.  Great kick off to summer!
 This was so fun....when Alison and I hit Ashley's back, Landon would really smile at that!
 A boat ride at night to the The Dock...on Hal and Sarah's new boat.
 Dad and Bailey riding jet skis...Bailey has on her new life jacket.
 We got some sun!
 We visited Mama and I found hawaiian lays (sp?) and we wore them!
 Day time boat rides, Bailey sat up front to tan!
 The 3 pirates in the boat.
 We took Carrie Eckel's engagement photos, hopefully she will like one of them!
This is me, the photographer!
Can't believe it's June 1st! That means it is my birthday month!!! I am excited!!!! :)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Greensboro, NC

This weekend we went to my aunt and uncle's house in Greensboro, NC for my cousin's graduation.  We had a great time! We lauged, drank wine, sat on Margaret's awesome back porch, and ate really good food.  We watched home videos too! We highlighted Marjorie's hair.  We exercised on this cool trail that went through the woods--we ran--Tim, Emily, and then there was me lagging behind!  But it was fun and felt good!  Here are pictures to show our good times!

 marjorie being our mental cousin, Izzie.
 See me and Bailey outside the door waiting on the hair!

 we sat like this for way below Tim, laughing. Then Marjorie will see in  a few pics

Marjorie really liked slapping Tim. And she was using her English heritage and saying things like "bloody hell"...funny.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

drivin and bloggin..or ridin is more like it

We are on our way to Greenville to go to Greensboro, NC tomorrow for my cousin's college graduation party. Chris is graduating from Appalachian State University and Austin from UNC Charlotte.  We decided to go to small group and leave from there...not so sure how I feel about that right now, when I am ready to hit the pillow and close my eyes! I guess I could, BUT I always worry I need to stay awake to help make sure the driver is awake!  So, I got out my computer.  Rebecca told me it was time to blog! She is right.

Small group is good---been making more relationships there.  Tuesday night, we went to downtown Norcross to the farmers market with Beth and Pete. Then, ate at their favorite mexican restaurant. I can't remember the name of it, all I can remember is they call it "mexican heaven"! haa...they do have endless margaritas there! I don't really like those, so that isn't a pull for me. The farmers market was fun--it is always good to see the fresh vegetables! Both the Schemp's and us bought peaches! YUM. They are so good. I even made a salad for lunch yesterday and put them on it..very good!

Last night, we went to dinner again(yes, I feel unhealthy! too much eating out in the middle of the week! but worth it!) with Rob and Ashley.  Rob is celebrating that he is writing a book, and it is hopefully ( I say that just incase something falls through, pretty sure it's a done deal) going to get published!  So, they took us to Alpine Bakery---you would think that is just breads/ is BUT great italian food! And a cozy feeling restaurant! I don't know if I am spelling restuarant right?? I am getting tired. But, the food was great, then we got some amazing desserts--like a slice of cake was more than enough for 2 people in one sitting---and brought it back to our place for coffee and to eat it! Ashley showed me some tricks on photoshop too! 

Tonight, small group...and we started a new book called "The Forgotten God" by Francis Chan.  I really like it.  I don't know if you've ever read Crazy Love--my bible study in Greenville did that and we enjoyed it, but had a lot of drawbacks/thoughts we didn't know if we for sure agreed with about it..BUT so far in this book, I don't feel that way! so, at this point--one chapter in, hahaah---I recommend it.  We had great group discussion! It is all about how we forget the Holy Spirit...and how he is IN us and is here to be our counselor. And how Jesus tells the disciples it is BETTER for him to go away and for the spirit to be there, IN US. and he talks about how different we might be if we lived with the Holy Spirit leading us, moving in us, changing us.  We all agreed, we want this. We want the Holy Spirit, we want to be different than non believers, and we want to be like Jesus. There was a verse in Acts (?)---too dark in the car to pick up my book and find it----where Peter and John (also?) had been talking with Jesus and when the got done the people could tell and they were astonished... and the verse says it was so because they had been with Jesus.That was our prayer tonight, that we'd be that way.

The pics I have to add to keep you intersted are from last weekend. We had a long weekend in glorious Greenville! Downtown Alive Thursday night, Main St Jazz Friday and dinner with friends, Saturday shower for my cousin, Mollie, and engagement party for Tim's cousin, Lauren..., Sunday  church, great lunch and Ms Amy's and photography session of the beautiful child Landon. Then home to the ATL. Enjoy the pics and good night! i will try to do better Rebecca!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Birdhouses from Mother's Day

Seneca, South Carolina

 This is just a picture I took in February and I finally framed it.
I was trying to be creative.