Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Bridal Shower Tea

I've been in Richmond these past days visiting family and friends. But the real reason for the visit was to celebrate my dear friend's upcoming wedding with a bridal shower tea. 
I had so much fun helping put this shower together. I love events like this, just celebrating happy moments in people's lives. 
I love any excuse to bring out my teapot and saucers! I will also add that the hardest part was probably hanging up those pom pom flowers in the picture below. Lets just say we got very creative with stacking high chairs, a clothes hanger and holding onto each other for balance!
It was such a fun day. Makes me even more excited for the actual wedding day, which will be here soon. :) 

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Wekend Update

I've had such a busy and fun weekend, and it's been way too long since I've updated the blog so here we go…

I started out Saturday morning meeting some friends to run. It was way too cold, but I was so glad I went. I ran for Meg. A richmonder who was killed by a drunk driver last Saturday morning while out running. She was a mother, and it breaks my heart to think about what her family is going through right now. To think one day you are going for a training run, just like normal then your gone. This is what it said on the Facebook page and I loved it…. 
This Saturday, January 18, 2014, no matter what your distance, no matter where you live, run for Meg. Take in the fresh air, be aware of your surroundings, keep your headphones on low, feel the heaviness in your lungs, the soreness in your legs, and be grateful for it--for all of it. The sweat, the pain, the wind, the cold…everything. Be grateful for that moment.
I am grateful to be able to run. Grateful for a family to come home to. Just grateful. 

I got a haircut Saturday. It had been way too long since I last got it cut.She took about 5 inches off and it feels so good! Then one of my closest friends, Rebecca and her husband, Cori came for a visit. It was so great seeing them and catching up. I wish I had snapped some photos but totally forgot.

Sunday morning was huge for our church. We officially launched. Up until now it had been all planning and preparing for today. Me and Clarke served in the nursery, and it was busy, busy, busy. We were so thankful such a great turnout on the first day though. 289 is attendance and 8 gave their lives to Christ!
It was such a great weekend, went by too fast!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

5 things

Well it's my first post of 2014!

 Not much has been going on around here but I thought I would update anyway. 

1. We've been settling into our new house. We've been here almost a month and I'm almost done unpacking. I've been opening up boxes that we packed up in June, so it's kinda like Christmas again. I totally forgot about lots of pictures that we owned so I am figuring out what to do with all of them. It's been so much fun to have a house to design again!
Chloe's favorite part of the new house is the washing machine. The door is right at her level and she LOVES to watch it. 

2. Driveway update: I'm not sure if you remember back in my Christmas post I mentioned a clogged toilet? Well it turns out that problem came from when the cable company accidentally cut our sewer pipe underneath our driveway. The plumbing company had to destroy our driveway to get to the pipe to fix it.
Luckily the builder took care of everything, especially the bill. But they had to resod our front lawn and power wash everything as well, but they were so nice about it.  Even though it was frustrating, I'm so thankful it's fixed now. 

3. Chloe got sick this past Sunday. She had a fever until today and a cough and runny nose. She is normally not the best sleeper but she really hasn't been sleeping well recently. I feel so bad for her.
We've been snuggling on the couch a lot. It's been sooo cold here. Today the high is 17! We are both getting cabin fever, but there's no way we are going out!

4. So I signed up for winter half training! I'm beyond excited. It's actually kinda funny because when I started training for the half I wasn't sure how I would like it. I was used to training for a marathon and after loving that so much I didn't know how the half would be, but I loved it. I still felt challenged and I loved the shorter training season. The running community here in Winston has been such a blessing in my life. I've made such good friends. The fall training program was such a step out of my comfort zone, but I grew not only as a runner but as a person as well. The race is in Raleigh and I'm excited for a race in my new home state.

5. The church that we've gotten involved in officially launches January 19th. We are apart of the launch team and up until now we've been preparing to officially launch. I'm excited about what it will become.

That's about all I have for now. Hope you are staying warm!