Thursday, June 18, 2009


Starting to take our apartment apart :(

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Big weekend

We had a big weekend... Ric and Anna Rose both came to visit.
Friday, I ran 2.5 miles, showered, then I picked green beans, squash, and blueberries with Abigail in her parents' garden.  Then raced home to take 2nd shower and make lunch before Ric got here.  Had lunch, then took Ric to Atlantic Station/Ikea then a tour of GAC on the way home.  Got 2 Redbox DVDs (Benjamin Button and Slumdog Millionaire), made supper, watched movies, and Anna Rose arrived about 11:30.  Stayed up past 1 talking... Saturday morning made breakfast and then headed to Word of Coke... then lunch at Taqueria del Sol and dessert at Star Provisions.  Anna Rose and I went to the pool and then the park to walk.  Then shower and made supper.  Anna Rose headed back to Nashville and Ric, Doug, and I went to a Gwinnett Braves game.  This morning we had leftovers for breakfast, headed to church, had leftovers for lunch, too, Ric went home, I took a nap (!) and then got ready for small group.  Whew!  Busy weekend.  Tomorrow I'm doing a Camp Salud class early, then probably crashing afterwards!

A few pictures...

I have that same book!
yummy quesadilla and fresh fruit!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Congrats Chuck and LeeAnn

Congratulations to Chuck and LeeAnn Taylor who brought baby Salem into the world today!   See their blog 
(a picture from their blog)

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Daniel's wedding weekend

A few highlights from the weekend (more pictures on facebook)... in reverse order:


Daniel and Kate leaving under the Texas flag and rose petals
Leslie and Brendan (married almost 2 years)... don't they look glamorous?!
The beautiful bride and handsome groom
Daniel and his 2nd dad
Liz and Doug


The Kittrell/Branch family :)
Daniel with his pseudo-sisters
our table at the rehearsal dinner

Thursday, June 4, 2009


Last night Mom and Dad took Doug and me to a yummy French (actually Provencal) restaurant near their house in Dallas.  It was SO good and authentic!  It made us excited about France.  For dessert, we had exquisite souffles... Doug's was chocolate and mine was raspberry...

Tonight we are eating with Jessi and her fiance (got engaged Monday), Ryan, at an Italian restaurant... hopefully it will be as good as Lavandou!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Turn my heart oh God

I am reminded this evening that I can't control the future... in fact I can't really control the present, either.  And the past- we'll that is history, like it or not.  All I can do is offer myself to God. This song is on my mind tonight:

Turn My Heart  


Turn my heart oh Lord,

Like rivers of water.

Turn my heart oh Lord,

By your hand.

Till my whole life flows

In the river of your spirit,

And my name brings honor

To the lamb.


Lord, I surrender to your work in me,

I rest my life within your loving hands.


Doug is setting up dominoes at my parents house... we are now officially bored.  Good thing we leave for TX in the morning... then OK for Daniel's wedding.  (Then back to TN, then GA.)

Monday, June 1, 2009


In reverse order...

Jenny's and my legs after the race

Buddies after the mud pit
Struggling through the mud pit

before sweat, blood, and mud
with our Craigslist bike