Thursday, December 25, 2008

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Photo shoot with my folks

Before I left NC
I did a little photo shoot with my parents:

Ok guys, pretend you're trimming the tree

Good, now showcase the tree.

Um....great? Now, just look pretty.

And finally, squeeze together for a self-group shot!

I love that my parents go along with this type of thing...
they are so much fun!

Its the time for christmas songs

Here are my Christmas Eve music videos:
Otis Redding

Just put Mr Wilson, Hannah, and my faces in the places of these other folks.

Wishing You a Merry 'Vintage' Christmas! from Jared Foster on Vimeo.

A Christmas Song from Matt & Chris in Mexico
Its about fish drinking for the coming of Jesus, obviously.


Family/Wedding Weekend O' Fun

This past weekend I had the opportunity to go to NC to be with family
for my uncle's wedding.

My very favorite part of the celebration was getting to see all my precious cousins,
along with plenty of other wonderful relatives that I see far too infrequently.

It was such a happy reunion, and we missed those who weren't with us, like Zach,
and my sister Katie and boys.

G-pa and Mama in Steve's fabulous house.

Arden and Josh recharging for a long night of dancing.

Lovelies Sarah and Sandy

Daddy and Mama cuttin' a rug,
with cousins dancing in the background

Baby cousin Virginia and me having some look-alike this girl!

I hated to leave them all, but hopefully it won't be as long before we see each other again this time.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

My kind of pickle.

Alright, so maybe every dill pickle is my kind of pickle.
But this morning (yes, morning) I really wanted a pickle, but I felt held back
by social stigma. Although I wouldn't have to tell anyone that I ate pickles for breakfast,
what would people think if they knew?

However, as I opened the fridge *just to look* at the pickles,
I noticed something on the lid I'd never seen before:

That's right...

I mean, I'm an adult, and the lid of the pickle jar told me it's ok, so
please don't judge me.

It's just my kind of pickle.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Nothing too exciting...

Z and I are just enjoying a relaxed evening by the fire with the tree lights glowing. Good conversation and good music, a wonderful way to end the day.

Last night I co-hosted a semi-formal(ish) chocolate party at a friend's house. It was a lot of fun, but harder work than I had thought, so today was all about relaxing, and some housework.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Alright, so I know it's still Advent, but...

Align Center
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

I'm finally done with classes and work for the semester,
and I've caught the holiday spirit big time.

Ok, so it didn't last long, but these big, fat snowflakes were gorgeous!
(And the weather man said I could have some more soon)

I don't know why an this Advent calendar features Santa,
but rest assured I think about sweet baby Jesus as I savor my daily morsel.

I pulled out some old holiday decorations, but I've also created some new,
like old glass pillar vases filled with colorful orbs on the mantle!

And finally, Z and I bought our very first Christmas tree last night.
I turned on the fireplace and we spent a fantastic evening decorating this little gem,
and now our downstairs smells so fresh and evergreeny...
Yay for holidays!

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Photo catch-up

A quick recap from Thanksgiving weekend

Pretty fading leaves from the kitchen window before we left Knoxville

Daddy's fresh green beans cooking

Mamaw, Matthew, Jessica, Anna, Susie, and Zach recovering after a tasty Thanksgiving lunch

James Li did not have a raincoat...or a poncho...
so he created his own "all in" rain gear.

Zach and I had so much fun at the Clemson v. South Carolina game!
Clemson won for Z's 25th birthday!

Mr. W was happy to be home, and even happier when I didn't mind that he was in Z's suitcase (I was about to do laundry.)

Overall, our Thanksgiving trip was wonderful. We loved seeing family and friends in both NC and Clemson! We can't wait to see you all again, and anyone we may have missed!

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Happy December/Advent.

We had a fabulous Thanksgiving (and we hope you all did, too). And we spent Friday and Saturday in CLEMSON! We got to see wonderful friends, eat at Ancheaux's, and celebrate a Tiger win over South Carolina for Zach's 25th birthday! And now we say happy December and we welcome Advent with snow, chocolate Advent calendars, special worship time, and hopeful meditation...hopefully the meditation part will be better after I finish up exams on the 9th. :)

Pictures soon.