Monday, August 27, 2007

School days

I just had to post this picture of Katie that I took the other morning. It looks like she's ready to start school too!

Friday, August 24, 2007

Seminary Kick-off, Then and Now

Tonight was Southern's Third Annual Fall Kick-off Picnic, and it made me realize just how much has changed in 3 short years!

2006: a not pregnant Krista holding baby Benjamin

2007: Krista's 4 week old baby and a not-so-baby Benjamin!

2006: Katie in all her glory (8 months old)

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Changing seasons

With Adam starting his final semester last week and the weather cooling slightly the other morning thanks to a heavy rain shower, I'm hearing whispers of fall all around me. Even though it's still running 90+ degrees and the leaves a are dark green, I know that soon the leaves (and the temperature, Lord-willing) will be dropping, and it will be time for sweaters and cinnamon apple candles, pumpkin pies (and pumpkin spice lattes).

Just the other day Adam and I were talking about the blessing of seasons. For me, the changing of the seasons is a quarterly New Year-like experience. Right when summer's heat becomes too oppressive (like now) and your bathing suit begins to fade from use, the coming of fall can put a little bounce in your squeaky new shoe clad step. And when the reality of that new school year's work starts weighing heavier upon you, then comes Winter with its cold that drives you inside to enjoy the warmth and brightness of Thanksgiving and Christmas. And when the cold, gray days of February are about to do you in, in comes Springtime with her warming breezes and dots of green. I love that (at least in this part of the world) instead of having to wait around for a fresh start on January 1st, the Lord graciously provides us with seasons that are tangible reminders that His mercies are new every morning.
"Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his. He changes times and seasons..."
Daniel 2:20-21

Saturday, August 18, 2007

What does your Starbucks order say about you?

I sat down at the computer, fully intending on writing a serious blog post. This is what you get instead:

So, what does my "tall, pumpkin spice latte" say about me?

Personality type: High Maintenance
You pride yourself on being assertive and direct; everyone else thinks you're bossy and arrogant. You're constantly running your mouth about topics that only you would find interesting. Your capacity for wasting other people's time is limitless. Your friends find you intolerable, that's why they're plotting to kill you.
Also drinks: Water. Bottled, chilled, with four ice cubes, a twist of lemon, in a crystal glass.

Say it ain't so!

(I think my bad blogpost karma finally caught up with me: I just spilled my entire cup of iced coffee on my lap. Thankfully, I didn't spend $8 on it...I made it myself! Here's how I do it: pour chilled coffee leftover from the morning's pot into a glass to about 1/3 full. Pour milk to about 2/3 full. Add a packet of Splenda and stir. Add a bunch of ice cubes and enjoy!)

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

There and Back Again

So, we've finally returned to Louisville after a long journey. I've uploaded some new albums here. Here's a taste of what you'll find:

Harrisville, WV

Lindsay's Wedding

Time in Davidson and Charlotte

Sadly, I lost about 30 photos during the transferring process. I hope to snatch some pics from my mom and from friends to fill in the gaps. More to come, but for now I'm just glad to be back.

I also uploaded some new videos here. Have a look:

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