Monday, January 28, 2008

Girl's Night

Catherine and Dana on pizza duty

Jodi (8 months pregnant with baby #2) and me

Bethany (experienced mom of 3) holding baby Chase

Chase's lovely mom, Amber

Catherine and me entertaining Chase

The women in our Tuesday night Bible Study decided to spend Friday night sans husbands while some of the men went night-skiing at Hoodoo. We baked Papa Murphy's pizzas, sat around visiting, and played a very fun game of Catch Phrase. Amber brought baby Chase (6 months) who is just about to start crawling, and we all enjoyed watching him laugh and giggle as he rolled across the floor. Robert and I continue to be amazed at what a wonderful church we have here in Bend. We are so thankful for the teaching and fellowship we've found at Grace OPC, and the friendships I have made with these women are an incredible blessing to me.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

C'etait tres romantique!

Last night (1/14/08) was the 3rd anniversary of our first date (and we've already been married 2 years and 4 months!) I had to teach a class until 7:25 p.m., and when I walked through the door, was happily surprised to find that my sweet husband had transformed our home into "Marche Cafe"; the little French restaurant in Eugene where we met for the very first time. The house was full of candles, French music was playing, and Chef Robert had cooked the very first meal he made for me (on our second date): Dijon breaded chicken, wild rice, and asparagus in garlic and butter. We shared a bottle of Champagne and exchanged gifts, one of which was the Reformation Study Bible (edited by R.C. Sproul) so we can begin the tradition of reading from the Psalms before dinner each night. I am so blessed to have such a great husband.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Snow Day!!!

The view from our front door this morning

It is snowing so hard in Bend today that all classes at the college were cancelled! Although that would have been nice to know before I slipped and slided my way across town to campus and trekked uphill to my office.

Here are some photo highlights of the holidays... and some pictures of my new haircut! I chopped off a 10'' ponytail for Locks of Love and I am lovin' it!

The Benningtons

Kai decided he liked Molly's Christmas present

Sunriver during our evening walk

New Year's Eve - Who are those goofy folks?

The new cut