Thursday, June 23, 2011


We made it safely to Georgia. We got in last night around dinner time. Morgan's parents took us out to Mellow Mushroom. Then we made daiquiris and watched a movie.

It feels so good to be home. As we crossed the state line into Georgia, I did some crazy dance in my seat (not easy with a seat belt on). I love my home state. I love everything about it. I love the way the air smells when it rains. I love how lush and green the landscape is. I love how friendly people are (most of the time) and how there are stands on the side of the road selling everything from peaches to onions to pralines. I love being home.

Here are the girls during the looooooong drive. Somebody took up the entire back seat. Somebody else is not happy about it.

But they finally worked it out.

Wedding shenanigans officially start tonight. We are going to dinner at my all-time favorite Atlanta eatery -- Swallow at the Hollow. We will enjoy some BBQ and live bluegrass, and then bachelorette madness will follow. I can't wait.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to my amazing dad!

I love his glasses. This was also my smile-without-showing-teeth phase.

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend. I caught up with Morgan and the kids at RYM. I went on the zip line and stayed for the annual cookout / dance party. It was awesome. Morgan says he was very encouraged by the week. I will give a more thorough update about RYM on our ministry blog.

Tomorrow is the last day before we head out on our Epic Journey. YEAH!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Today my friend's little girl had her second birthday party in the park. Nothing says happiness like two-year-olds running around, chasing bubbles with cake all over their little faces. It was contagious.

As I was riding my bike home from the party, I got caught in a rain shower. But not before snapping this photo of the sun setting over the pond. Pure magic.

Monday, June 13, 2011

S'more Please

Here we are, Day One of the Week That Shall Not Be Mentioned. I made it through somehow. Probably because of this:

We had a cookout and made s'mores last night. I do love a good s'more.

Morgan made it safely to RYM. I am glad he will get to spend the week with our awesome kids. I am trying not to be jealous.

I wish I had something really exciting to say, but the truth is, I am tuckered out. I feel like my mind ran a marathon today. I am going to snuggle up in my bed and dream about s'mores. I am going to dream about eating s'mores on the beach.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Oh Hail

Last night we got together with some of our friends for dinner. We grilled lamb and brats over the fire pit and ate outside in the backyard. We had the projector all set up to watch an outdoor movie, when all of the sudden, it started to rain. And thunder. So we moved the party inside.

Here we are playing outside, before all hail broke lose. Ha.

On the way home, it began to rain and lightning. Then, all of the sudden, we heard this loud clattering sound. It was hailing so hard, we were afraid for our car. We could hardly see out the front windshield. Fortunately, we were almost home. We pulled into the parking lot and waited in the car, afraid we would sustain bodily injury if we tried to make a break for it. The hail was falling hard in big chunks. It was setting off car alarms and probably bruising the arms and legs of the poor cyclists we passed a few moments earlier. When it finally calmed down enough for us to make a run for it, we did. We dodged through the hail like a couple of ninjas.
Cut to our arrival, soaking wet, in our apartment, where we discovered we forgot to close our windows. Oops.

I am going to do a toe-touch tomorrow when it's finally the weekend.