Monday, January 26, 2009


What is beautiful to you? How would you explain beautiful to someone that doesn't know or understand the concept? To me something isn't truly beautiful unless it moves you. But how to explain that to someone who doesn't know. Beauty is so individual. Pretty is fairly universal or cultural but beauty...... it varies so much. And something can be beautiful when your in one frame of mind or mood and just pretty when your mood is different. I think the term is over used. It should be reserved for things that are very much more then pretty.

Thanks Andy, for making me take the time to think about it. It's nice to ponder the positive things.

Monday, January 19, 2009

The veiw from our windows.

So I just wanted to show people who don't yet know, the view from our apartment windows. I think we have the best view in the complex.

Lazy Weekend

Other then hosting a Spaghetti lunch at church with the Youth Group, we've had a nice laid back weekend. So I'll talk about something that happened a couple weeks ago.

On the 1st, we were both off so we went with Dad to lunch and to a couple of parks that we wanted to check out for some pictures that we want to take in the spring. We went to the Columbus Topiary Gardens and to Gregory's Mansion. It was a lot of fun and cool to hang out just Dad, Brad and I, even though it was a bit cold. Anyhow, here are some pictures of our adventure.
Me snuggling with my new Topiary Man. Just cool!

Brad looking all GQ in his hat and jacket.

Monday, January 12, 2009

The calm

So Christmas is over and we are settling back into the swing of life after "the season". We are getting a better handle on Youth Group and have had decent attendance at the last event, bowling with the middle schoolers. It will be fun to watch these middle school kids grow up with the youth group.Brad has just started rehearsals for the show he is directing at Hilliard Davidson HS. The show is Don't Drink the Water and will go up February 20th and 21st. He thinks it's going to be a good show and the kids he's working with seem to be good kids.

I am am in two weddings in the next 15 months and am Matron (WHAT?!?!) of Honor for both. It's going to be a fun time with all the planning and party having and such. I'm excited for both girls and have had a blast watching them try on different options for gowns and reveling in their brand new engagements. However watching them and helping them makes me glad that mine is over and that I have a wonderful husband to be with. Those dresses are beautiful though.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Our first married Christmas

It was wonderful. Christmas eve Brad and I went with my family and all significant others to my Dad and brothers church for midnight service. All our presents were wrapped so we didn't have to stay up after church to wrap. I think this is the first year in as many as I can remember that I haven't stayed up even later to wrap presents. We woke up Christmas morning around 8:30 and had cinnamon rolls and opened 1 gift each. Around noon we packed up what was under our tree and headed to my parents. JJ had spent the morning with his biological dad so he had just gotten back when we got there. I helped Devin and Dad wrap gifts that weren't finished and we waited for Mom to get home. We started opening gifts around 4 and finished around 6.

We were surprised because my cousin Courtney was in town and came to spend a few hours with us and went to visit with Grama too. Grama decided not to come to our house this year for both Christmas and Thanksgiving. She has decided that at 99 she shouldn't have to leave her apartment unless she wants to..... and she doesn't want to.

Overall, it was a wonderful Christmas. Very relaxing and great for our first Christmas as a married couple. I hope that next year we can afford to travel to see Brad's family and experience all the "exciting" things that go along with traveling during the holiday season.

Now for some pictures. :) This would be Brad choking Neala during our family picture.
And of course, the "kids" on Christmas after they got feathers everywhere from the toys in their stockings. :)Gaius showing off some of the feather mess.