Friday, November 28, 2008

Christmas Tree!

Brad and I had to put up the Christmas tree before we left for Thanksgiving, so here it is! I think it's cute. We couldn't put any big ornaments on it because they kept making it lean...

The National Youth Worker's Convention was a lot of fun. The speakers all had very good things to say. I felt like I learned a lot from it. The seminars were really good too, I really enjoyed sitting in on the seminars. I'm glad it's over though because it was exhausting.

Thanksgiving was very good. Lots of FOOD. The PIE was the best. Tomorrow afternoon is Brad's family Christmas. There are lots of presents under the tree... it's crazy! I'm not used to the tradition but it seems like a cool one to get involved in. Maybe there will be pictures of it tomorrow. :)

Well I need to get going, I have stuff I should get doing. See you all soon! I can't wait to get back North for Christmas!


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

10 Honest things about me:

1) I am a full time student, and wife.

2) I help lead a small group in the youth group at the Church I go to.

3) Can't wait to have kids, but not for a long long time.

4) I'm a fairly tidy person. Messes bother me.

5)I LOVE to sing. I love music in general.

6) I recently attended the National Youth Worker's Convention in Nashville, TN and had an awesome time. I learned so much to apply to the youth group I will lead in the future.

7) I like the winter.

8) I love to cook.

9) I like to be fashionable, but I only buy if it's on sale!

10) Christmas is my favorite holiday, by far.

I am going to be lame and not pass this on... because I don't know any bloggers!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Pictures of Trick or Treat and my Hair

Today is going to be a picture post! Hehe. I got my hair cut this morning. Just trimmed really, but I thought you all might be interested in it. So here's the front:And Here's the Back:
After my hair appointment, I went grocery shopping. I got stuff for Brad's birthday celebration tomorrow. Apples and caramel, and some tortilla chips and some queso. Oh, and cake and ice cream. But that goes with out saying. :P

Here are some pictures of Trick Or Treat on College Street. Here's Anna and Laura painting faces:

And the Kelp Forest:

And the Manta Ray (he's under cellphane to make it look like we're under the ocean. We made a fake ceiling for the whole room out of blue cellophane. It was pretty cool):

Gordon walking through the Kelp Forest:

I didn't take a lot of pictures with the kids there, because I know I wouldn't want a stranger posting pictures of my kid online. So there's what I had! :0)

Saturday, November 1, 2008

November 1st!

I can't believe it's already November 1st! That means Thanksgiving isn't that far away! Crazy! The National Youth Worker's Convention is coming up in a couple of weeks too, which means I better get going on all my class stuff!

Last night was Halloween (obviously) and every year we do Trick-or-Treat on College street. We decorate dorm lobbies and let the community children come in to play games and get candy. We decorated Thomas Lobby as "under the sea" , it looked really cool. I'll post pictures of that when I go get my camera (I left it in Anna's apartment last night). I do have a picture of Brad and I. We dressed as nerds. Haha. You can't see it in this picture, but we both have our pants rolled up to look like high waters, we're both wearing our high tops with socks sticking out the top, and we have our glasses taped. I had some pencils in my hair too. Here you go:We had to let our true colors show through at least one day of the year. Last night was also an AG Silver concert. They're from Grand Rapids, so that was pretty cool that they came all the way down here. They're not really a "big" name, but they're touring around with Blood Water Mission, raising awareness and money for African villages that do not have access to clean water. They go in and dig wells for these villages and teach them how to do up-keep and how to use it. I think it's pretty cool because it's a sustainable way to help. They're not just walking in there and throwing some bottled water at the village. They say that with 1 dollar you can provide 1 African with clean water for 1 year. We weren't able to donate, unfortunately, but I do think it's a very cool cause.

Well, I need to get going. I need to start on my exegesis paper. I'm going to try to get a good chunk of it done this weekend so I can get it done before Thanksgiving. We'll see if that actually works!