Monday, May 19, 2008


So, I literally played golf 3 times last week! I haven't even played golf 3 times in my life before. I'm telling you, I'll do anything for my husband! Justin really did talk me into going to the driving range a few times and trying out golf, which I know he did not have to ask his wife to do! But, I'm far I actually like it. And hopefully I'll continue to like it because we are now members at a local (cheap) golf course! I think that we will really enjoy the time spent on the golf course together. We have been much more "active" lately (aka: we really haven't been in front of the tv very much at all!) because Justin's been playing basketball with some guys and I've been going to the gym several times a week now. I definitely like this more "active lifestyle" we have going recently. It's much easier in the Spring to want to get out and do fun things.

On Saturday morning we had a final rehearsal for the children's musical (which went great on Sunday!), then we went and played 9 holes of golf. We hung out in the afternoon with Justin's parents, then after dinner we decided we wanted to go play some more golf since we are now "members." We walked 7 holes that night and I was so exhausted that I didn't make it to the early service on Sunday morning. I think this could be a fun new form of exercise!

I spent part of last night looking for some "girlie" golf clubs on ebay to match my girlie glove and pink towel (my only girlie golfing items I currently own!) Today, I realized that I guess I am now officially a golfer because 3 tees came out in the washing machine. All from my pockets!

I think Justin wondered what exactly he had gotten himself into when I told him I was going to store some lotion in my golf bag because my hand gets to dry in the glove! The things Justin puts up with! I love him!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

quick update!

So...I think about things that I can blog all of the time, but by the time I get to a "stopping place" at night, I'm usually too tired or just uninterested in blogging at that point. I'm thankful, though, for faithful friends who give good bloggy updates, so here's an update from my week.

#1 - The garden's in....I'm so proud of Justin! We've got tons of tomato plants, squash, green beans, lettuce, corn(?!), cumcumbers and probably something else that I'm forgetting. I can't wait for all of these thing to grow and for us to enjoy them. I think some church members are excited, too, because half of our "crop" is between our house and the church. AKA: prime picking area on Sundays and Wednesdays. Hopefully we'll have an abundance of veggies, though, and we'll be eager to share. Here's a few pictures of Justin's hard work...

He's been so faithful to water and tend to his precious plants/seeds. Every time he's watered, though, it rains later that night! Oh, well...looks like things are ok because we saw some plants sprouting today. He was so excited!

#2 - I got in the planting mood and bought some beautiful plants to go in my pretty blue pots for the front porch. I was so proud of how they stood out and look so pretty!

Tonight, however, there was a huge storm that came through while we were in Mt. Airy. I promise, I am the worst at keeping plants alive and looking good. Here's how they look now....

How awful! The pretty blooms are ruined!

Flower petals were everywhere!

Oh well...hopefully they'll survive!

#3 - Our new "largest in the Southeast" Wal-Mart opened yesterday and I must say, I was very impressed. It felt so weird to be in "Little Elkin" shopping in such a nice store. Don't tell anyone this, but it secretly made me really want a Super Target here, too! But, I tend to spend more money at Target, so, overall the new Wal-Mart is awesome!

#4 - I'm now sporting some glasses. I got glasses in the 2nd grade, but I have worn hard contacts ever since the 5th grade. As long as I can remember I have always wanted to have the laser surgery done to hopefully correct my (terrible) vision. For graduation last year, my parents gave me the gift of paying for this surgery. I am just now starting the process, so I've got to wear glasses for 2 weeks, then have a consultation to see if I am a good candidate for the surgery. I'm not a fan of glasses and I feel SO weird in them right now. (Maybe I'll show you a picture one day....) Pray that I'll have wisdom whether or not to proceed with the surgery, if it is a possibility. I hope it will be! It would be so nice to see an alarm clock in the morning or something simple like that!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Welcome, May!

I can't believe it is the 1st of May already. We enjoyed this beautiful day by working in our yard, running some errands, and taking Jazz to the park. I just love that we can drive a few miles and let Jazz run on a trail and get in a river and play. It's so much fun to watch and so relaxing to spend some time together outside. Oh, we also went to the driving range this afternoon, and I must say, today was much better than the first. I actually enjoyed golfing. Well, here are some pictures of our recent life!

So, Jazz might be able to roll over, but somehow she still manages to get a clothes hanger stuck around her body. Go figure!
Justin and Jazz enjoying the freezing cold water.
My oh-so-adventurous husband! I just love him so much!
Us in front of the "waterfall"
I love it! So peaceful!