Thursday, October 27, 2005

My Pumpkin Carving Skills

Ok, so I didn't have the time this week to actually redeem myself on pumpkin carving, but if I had...believe me this is how good it would be, if not better.

Monday, October 24, 2005

Pumpkin Carving Champion

Don't let the title of this post fool you, I learned that I have no skills at carving pumpkins…I am sure my husband and some of our friends will agree. This weekend John and I went to the wedding of one of our favorite people, Dave Drake from Raintree in Lubbock. He was married out on a plantation and so they made it kind of a whole weekend thing. Friday night after the rehearsal dinner everyone carved pumpkins to be set out for the wedding the next day. To say the least mine was not one set out front. After cleaning one out I was tired of being sticky and cold so I just attempted a simple eyes and nose on the pumpkin…although in the dark the face did not exactly turn out symmetrical. And then I thought ok, I will do something that is easier…a heart, which turned out beautifully if I don’t say so myself. After having accomplished this I thought I would take a chance and try something harder…it was after all the Tech vs. UT weekend and everyone there was Tech fans so…yes I tried a double T, which ended up not only caving in but not at all looking like a double T in the first place. I gave up after that and tried not to claim my pumpkins after setting them in the crowd of others, but of course my wonderful husband did not fail me and told everyone which ones I did. To say the least my pumpkins were the butt of many jokes. But have no fear I hope to return next week with a picture of the greatest carved pumpkin you have ever laid eyes on!

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

My Visits

So today I had to make my first trip ever to the SPCA, it was so sad. For those of you with cold hearts it might not be a sad place for you but oh, I couldn’t handle it. I went there because a week ago I found a little cat outside my house; it was starving and so skinny. Naturally we fed her, even though it was a bit of a food snob, probably because at first we didn’t have any cat food so we gave it a can of tuna after that the dry cat food really didn’t impress her much. But today I took her to SPCA in hopes that they can find her a permanent home. The family in front of me was bringing back a dog that they had gotten there 3 weeks ago but had bitten her husband and dad, and when they took their dog back the 2 year old little girl started crying saying they took my dog. Oh, its just too much to handle.
On a happier note, this past weekend I flew to Amarillo, thanks to my giving husband I didn’t have to make the 6 hour drive. I went to visit 2 of my friends from LCU, Traci and Monica, well it was suppose to be 4 but we will forgive the 2 that backed out on us. J We had a blast though, it is always great to be with familiar people that already know you so well, and it just feels at home. I would have a picture for you to see but, someone has not remembered to email them to me, so you will have to wait.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Where is Autumn?

Well, I have given up waiting on autumn to arrive and have decided to move on without it. Maybe if I just go ahead and start wearing my fall and winter clothes someone will get the hint and it will become cool, even cold. Fall and winter are my favorite times of the year, having three big holidays, wearing all of your snuggly warm clothes, seeing all of the trees change to beautiful oranges and browns…well at least you see it in the pictures. Here the leaves just fall off the trees and turn one dull shade of brown. I really enjoy it though, especially all of the decorations! All the millionaires around here have already had their landscapers put out tons of pumpkins and scarecrows, and other seasonal decorations in their yards, it looks great, so very festive. Oh, and this is the only time of year that the degree that we set our air conditioner at matches the actual temperature of the house, which is great. In the spring and summer we usually keep the temperature set at like 65 degrees, but in the heat of the day our 80 year old home only gets down to like 80 degrees…so you can imagine how excited we are about cooler weather. And lastly why I love fall is because it means that Christmas is on its way. You see I love to decorate for holidays, but I refuse to decorate for any holiday other than Christmas, it simply would cost too much money and I don’t think I want to be old enough yet to get into all those decorating holidays. So I get all kinds of stoked for Christmas to come and put out the great Christmas stuff I have, at least I think it is great, John is a bit of a scrooge about Christmas decorations. So, come on Fall, I am ready…how about you?

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

What a Weekend!!!

What an amazing weekend! There was incredible worship lead by David Crowder Band, amazing classes with all the big names in ministry, and loads of free resources and t-shirts. But the best part of it all was spending time with some of my best friends ever!!! On Saturday, my birthday, we took a little hiatus from the YS Convention and went to San Francisco! It was so much fun; the town is great, full of huge hills which Neena was excited about, as well as a Pier 1 too! (Just for you Josh and John). We found the Golden Gate Bridge twice, although the first one was really the Bay Bridge. The Golden Gate bridge red and breaking through the fog looked amazing. We walked around Pier 39 and ate dinner at Bubba Gump’s Shrimp place, which the food wasn’t that great but the view was incredible, overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. The weekend was completely rejuvenating and I could not have prayed for or imaged a better weekend (unless Traci could have been there), praise to our Lord. I do have to admit that I even cried when we finally left Josh and Neena at the airport. It is always so amazing how you can be away from your friends for months at a time and you each have completely different lives even, but the unity and love that bounds together in Christ is unlike any friendship I have ever had and the instant you are together again the time away from one another is simply a dream. So to my best friends from college Natalie, Traci, and Neena (and our new addition to the group; Jessica) love you tons and I could never tell you how great you are to me.