Friday, November 28, 2008

Thanksgiving Traditions

Since moving to Virginia Beach, Rob and I always spend Thanksgiving with his family. We meet up in Charlottesville or Blacksburg and it is always a great time. Both areas are absolutely beautiful. We love the countryside and college town feel (in case you don't know, Charlottesville hosts University of Virginia and Blacksburg, Virginia Tech). We always take walks with the dogs and enjoy the crisp, clean air. We were in Blacksburg this year with Rob's cousins, Doug and Phyllis and their kids, Aran and Robbie (Nelson). We also had a visit from Rob's brother and his family.

So, here's the order....
*Arrive whenever

*On Thursday, everyone relaxes and then slowly works their way into the big meal...all the usual...turkey, ham, potatoes, sweet potato casserole, and all the fixings

*After dinner, we take a football, take a walk...whatever it takes to make room for pie. Uncle Chick and Aunt Sharon make the most incredible apple and pumpkin pies.

*Then, the Trivial Pursuit game comes out and everyone gets serious about the competition

*We also usually make a puzzle some time during the weekend, decorate gingerbread houses, have an incredible sausage, bacon, and pancake breakfast, and an early Christmas gift exchange.

*The last thing I love about Thanksgiving is that we always decorate for Christmas right after....I love to get a real tree every year and decorate it with all the trimmings.

I love the time and always look forward to it. I'd love to hear about your favorite Thanksgiving traditions if you care to share!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Guess who's pregnant..... it's probably not hard to guess that I'm actually the one that is caring our baby :) We are excited to share that our little baby is 8 weeks old. It's been a ride so far and we can't wait to continue through the process. We would love your prayers as we consider this immense task of raising a child to love and serve Christ. We feel that this is an incredible blessing and privilege from the Lord. What a miracle that a new human being is growing inside my body. We serve an awesome God!Our first picture with our baby!

So, it looks like a little blob, but on the left you can see the little circle and our little guy/girl is right in the middle. It was the greatest thing to watch it's little heart beating on the monitor!

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

OBX getaway

We love living in VA Beach and getting to enjoy so many different areas. One of our favorites in is the Outer Banks of North Carolina. My boss has a beach house down there and we have been able to rent from her many times. It's the most relaxing vacation ever. Hope you enjoy the pics!