Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The Longest Week Ever

Did your teachers and parents ever teach you not to admit when you are home alone? Well, mine did. So every time I wanted to post about what was going on in my life last week, McGruff the Crime Dog popped into my head to remind me about stranger danger. I am not sure that anyone outside of my family and friends actually reads my blog, but McGruff is a powerful force.

Anyways, with that being said last week was busy! Mike was out of town (relax, McGruff, he's back), and I was busy packing and getting ready for the big move. Mike wasn't just out of town, he was out of the country. He went to Guatemala on a medical mission trip with people from Prestonwood and ServingHIM. Yes, while I was up to my eyeballs in bubble wrap and packing paper Mike was watching a Guatemalan gallbladder surgery. He saw some hernia surgeries, too, but that's a story for another day. So, while I was packing boxes I couldn't be too bitter. Saving souls is always a pretty powerful excuse.

An interesting factoid for you: last Wednesday was our third anniversary. Yes, Mike was out of town, but since he's been out of town on all of our anniversaries this wasn't a huge deal. And no, it doesn't bother me. At this point, it's just plain funny. My friend Jessica and I went out for my anniversary, and we had a blast with her son Caleb. You can read about it on her blog, but I am running out of steam here! Anyways, my very sweet husband sent me these beautiful flowers...way to think ahead Mike!

I have a lot more to write about the big move, but my food just got here so you people are going to have to wait. Food wins.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Getting Close

One more week until our big move! Several of you have asked how you can help, but don't worry. We hired these guys.

Monday, July 21, 2008

A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes

Eight days until we close on our house! I went furniture shopping tonight, and I think I got some pretty good stuff. This is the bed I really wanted, but I decided it was a little too impractical. How are you supposed to ride around in it if it doesn't have horses?

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Oh no!

We have made a horrible mistake. We are PAYING someone to build a new house for us when it became very apparent today that we could have just built it ourselves. Okay...maybe not. But if we had all of these guys helping us we just might have been able to pull it off. Today our Synergy class and the Foundations class from the Young Marrieds department at Prestonwood helped Habitat for Humanity with a house in Dallas. Our mission: put the siding on a house. It was pretty dang hot out there, but I think everyone did a great job! I can't say that I contributed all that much, but I did help feed people. And food matters. A lot.

This is everyone learning how to put on siding...we weren't exactly experts before we got there!

Mike using some really cool saw that I should know the name of...I'll bet Brooke would!

I love this picture...I think Synergy Siding Company has a nice ring to it.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Almost There

We had our final walk-through on our house yesterday! Everything looked great, so now we are just waiting to close. Here are some pictures. I'll have more someday after we move in.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

I'm Still Here

Hello blog friends...sorry I have been gone for awhile. As you can see from the picture, I have been very busy with some very important stuff (hey, donuts are serious business). I went out of town with the Goffinet/Joyce clan last weekend, and we had a ton of fun. Our first stop was Round Rock Donuts (see the pic) where we couldn't fit the travel trailer through the we just walked. Then it was on to Schlitterbahn and a whole lot of shopping in San Marcos at the outlet malls. The only down side of the weekend was when my mom shut the car door on my fingers. That wasn't so fun, but it's okay. I look at the numbness in my fingers as a little souvenir. Only two weeks until we finally move...and there is still lots of packing to be done!

Saturday, July 05, 2008

My New Best Friend

I think I am in love. I have wanted to go to Costco forever, but frankly I didn't want to waste the money getting a membership. I went today for the first time, and oh my! Now, I grew up going to Sam's. I am well aware of the thrills of gallon-sized mayonnaise and free samples. I have even been known to plan my Sam's visits at lunchtime so as to eat all the samples I could get my hands on (don't lie, you've done it too).

But Costco is a whole new world of fabulousness. I mean, where else can you go to get a new plasma TV, hardwood floors, engagement rings, and a 3 gallon vat of olive oil?? Actually, I was very impressed with their food selection. They have just about everything organic, including my favorite milk and a whole selection of frozen veggies. They also have paper goods made from recycled materials. AND for all of you Gorgeously Green girls out there, remember that shopping in bulk means less packaging and waste. Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go eat something organic.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

New York City

We're back from our vacation, and it was so much fun! I don't have much more to say about it, but here are some pictures. For even more pictures you can go to our Shutterfly collection at Warning: I take lots and lots of random pictures, and the collection is not edited!

The first night there we went to see Wicked...amazing! We saw Mary Poppins the next night, and it was great!

The Empire State Building

Look what I found at Nintendo World in Rockefeller Center...take that Game Stop!

Lunch and Frozen Hot Chocolate...Yum!

The Yankee Game...yeah the Rangers won!