Saturday, March 31, 2007

Handsome Handy Hubby

My handy hubby did some house updating today installing a new light in our dining room as well as a new faucet in the kitchen. I startled him when I took the first photo as he was working on the light and thought for a moment something electrical had happened when the camera flashed (not smart, wife!)
In addition to being handy, he's also helpful. He prepared pot roast in the crock pot for dinner and it was mighty tasty!
Enjoy the pictures of his handiwork!

Sunday, March 25, 2007


I was talking with my mom the other day and she mentioned that she wouldn't mind volunteering at a local floral store on its busy holidays to help deliver flowers. I thought this was neat as I never knew my mom had this desire.

That made me stop to think about the many dreams or "inklings" that I've had throughout my life of things I might like to do someday. Here are a few:

*Become an astronaut (I think that desire has passed!)
*Decorate store windows
*Own a coffee shop
*Write fiction novels
*Live in the country with a golden retriever (or two)
*Design greeting cards for Hallmark
*Travel & take in God's beautiful creations

And here are a few of J's:
*Become a pastor
*Live on an acreage with a John Deere utility tractor (oh boy!)
*Play basketball with kids (and no, we're not expecting!)

What are some of your inklings?

Friday, March 16, 2007

Spring Break

Well, I must say it's been a relaxing week for me as it's spring break. Although I didn't have the week "off", I took my share of vacation days to enjoy a bit of a break. Justin had a couple of days of training for work in Dubuque so I went along. I spent my first day shopping and the second day relaxing and took in the movie "Amazing Grace." What a great movie! I'd highly suggest viewing it. The end of the movie was my favorite with the song "Amazing Grace" being played by bag pipes and eventually a full band. Absolutely beautiful! A short synopsis of the movie is that it's based on the life of William Wilberforce, set back in the 1700s. William was one of the main forces behind ending slave labor. So, the movie follows his life and work. See it, enjoy it!

Happy Spring!

Monday, March 05, 2007

Down South Wedding

Justin and I enjoyed a wedding in Baton Rouge this weekend of one of his college teammates. It was wonderful being in warmer weather and seeing green grass again! And what a fun wedding! My favorite part was the jazz band that came at the end of the reception and escorted the bride and groom outside to their limo, playing the whole way. What a neat way to end a wedding day! While in Baton Rouge, we also saw a few plantations with Justin's parents. Enjoy the pics and note the GREEN BEAUTY!

Rain or Ice, the Party Goes On!

Last weekend we celebrated Mom's 60th birthday with a surprise party. Well, she was certainly surprised, especially since the weather was so nuts with rain, snow, sleet and ice! Many were not able to attend, but we still had the party (without heat or electricity)! Here's a few pics from the day.