Sunday, October 22, 2006


slate-rocks.jpgYesterday we spent all day working in the yard. We made two huge trips to the dump and got a lot done. Our yard and thus our home, now looks a lot more like it belongs to us and not someone else; but oh, are we sore! I can't wait until we start planting, but darn it if I find another rock!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006


Well, life's been good lately and the Lord and I have been closer than usual, so of course satan is trying to mess things up. I've been having some trouble with my hand, and I can't figure out what the problem is, so I hope it goes away soon.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Great times.

This weekend was so much better than I thought it would be!

Friday we went to a big concert event, and we encountered no traffic, no parking issues, no mobs of people-- just an awesome time of worship and some good food and great friends!

Saturday was way more incredible than I ever imagined. I learned so much and got so much out of the leadership conference. We had great people sitting with us at our table, it was interactive, and we had a lot of fun.

Today was so great! My brother surprised us by being in town this weekend, and went to church with us, which was totally the Lord speaking what I needed to hear. We had a great lunch afterward with him before he took off. We then found some bushes that will fit perfectly in front of our house next week when we have our first day of true yardwork.

How great will that be? :-) Another fun weekend coming up it looks like!

Friday, October 13, 2006

And now for the big reveal!

I've been thinking about this for over a month, and it's finally happened! With Husband's help I present to you-- Manna, the new recipe blog!

I am so excited by this new website, and I hope you like it too! Check it out and let me know what you think!

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Catching up...

I've been a little behind for the last month or so in wishing friends and family happy birthdays, happy anniversaries, happy events, congratulations, etc. So to make up for it, please accept my happiest wishes for the special goings- on in your life!

Woohoo for you! :-)

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

The look- it is a changin'!

As you can see, the look of the bloggie has been changed to reflect my changing tastes and preferences. Instead of being cutesy, I'm going for 'sophistication with a little cuteness' thrown in for good measure. What do you think of the new look?

Coming soon... my newest venture-- the recipe blog!

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Some of my favorite things...

Because it's my favorite time of year, I thought I would share with you some of my favorite things going on right now.

*The leaves changing colors and falling
*Snuggling up in warmer layers due to cooler temperatures
*Time with family and friends
*Hot cocoa and hot apple cider
*The state fair and caramel apples
*Remembering my first date ten years ago and all the wonderful memories since
*Being pursued and romanced by my wonderful hero of a husband
*Enjoying our first home during this season
*Scented candles from my favorite candle store

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Happy Fall!

It's finally Fall around here and I am loving it! It's gradually getting cooler, and slowly but surely the leaves are falling off our tree. Every day is beautiful, and I want to be outside all the time. What a wonderful time of year!

Monday, October 02, 2006

I'm watching you!

Lately it seems that everyone I know either has children, is having children, or is planning to have children.

(I think Nicole Kidman is pregnant, but after her rep shot down that rumor, everyone seems to be ignoring her baby bump in every papparazzi picture, except for me.)

I can totally understand wanting to keep a pregnancy secret for the first trimester, but let it be known-- I'm on to you! I think you're pregnant, and I'm officially on baby watch! :-D