Friday, February 26, 2010

Coming to Miami!

We're getting ready to head out to the airport! So excited to see family and friends. I hope Miami is sunny and warm because I need to get away from this cold weather for a bit.

If you're in Miami and want to hang out, give us a call.

To all my SEBTS friends, hope you have a good spring break!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Sirens and Sealions

I have some really talented friends. I'm always amazed by the creative things my friends come up with. I try to highlight projects that friends are working on in order to raise support for them. They deserve it.
Today I wanted to talk about Sirens and Sealions, a local band in Miami, FL. I know some of their members and have always been impressed with their musical talent as well as other artistic endeavors.

Sirens and Sealions recently released one of their songs on iTunes (just search Sirens and Sealions), I bought it and haven't stopped listening to it! If I had any kind of musical/vocal/instrumental talent I would want to be in a band that sounds just like this. Johanna and Chanti have amazing voices and I am so proud of the guitar player and all-around awesome musician that Nick has become. And, um, Gerry has a cool haircut...I guess. ;-) This is really a great sounding I am strongly encouraging you to buy this song! You will love it, I promise.

And if you want to keep up with Sirens and Sealions here are the links to their:

Here's a video of them performing live:

Okay, now seriously, go buy their single and enjoy. :-)

Photo by: NBPhotographix (more talented friends...and they just had their first baby a couple days ago, congrats!)

Monday, February 15, 2010

Valentine Weekend

Alex and I celebrated Valentine's Day all weekend. It was fantastic. It all started with a delicious dinner at 42nd Street Oyster Bar.
Oh. My. Goodness.
It was really SO good. My husband definitely knows what I like.

We also made cute little presents for each other.

(I made him a little notebook filled with ten reasons why I love him...I also got him a book all about logo design)
(he photoshopped these pictures of us with lyrics from love songs and hid them around the apartment for me to find)
(he also got me this cute owl necklace...and a reusable grocery bag with an owl on it that says 'owl love you forever,' he really really knows what I like)

While we were at the restaurant it started snowing! It was pretty. By the time we got home it was really coming down.

On Saturday we woke up to a winter wonderland. We went out to Falls Lake to enjoy the beauty of the snow. We saw some crazy people kayaking in the frigid weather! We took a walk and got lost...but thankfully we found our way.

(isn't he handsome?!)

Sunday we got up bright and early to attend church at the Summit's West Club campus. Their regular band was out on a retreat, so the Summit en EspaƱol band was asked to fill in. Alex played guitar for them. I loved it. They obviously had a very Latin sound and they got the congregation movin'.

They treated us to Cheesecake Factory afterwards. I love that place! I hadn't eaten there since we moved to Raleigh.

That night we had a Denver2011 dinner at Drew & Andy's place. They cooked up some mouth-watering venison. We ate, conversed, laughed, and heard from Bryan about the vision for our church plant. We had plenty of guests with us, checking out what we're all about and praying for us. It was fun getting to know new people.

Well, that's it in a nut shell. I hope everyone had a love-filled weekend!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

I know there is so much hate on this holiday...but just embrace it and love each other.
Take this day as an excuse to eat an entire box of chocolates, guilt-free!
And remember God's love for you surpasses anything you could imagine.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

More Snow!

Here's a shot out of our window that I took with my iPhone this morning:

Crazy! More snow! Alex and I can't stay indoors, so we're off to explore.
Hope everyone is having a love-filled Valentine weekend.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


I don't know why I haven't blogged about this yet...but if you follow me on Twitter you already know that my sister, Reima, had a baby at the beginning of February. So that means, I am a TIA!

I've only seen him in pictures, but he is adorable as can be. I can't wait to meet him.
Congratulations to Reima and Alfie for this addition to their family.

Baby Aiden

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Dreaming of Spring [Dresses]

The weather has been pretty nasty lately... Gray clouds, sleet, freezing rain... It's gross.
I'm kinda ready to say, "so long," to this winter season, but it seems I'll have to wait another month or two.

In the mean time I've been hanging out on the Antropologie web site and dreaming of owning one of their gorgeous dresses. If they weren't so expensive I would own all of them, I'm pretty sure.

Here are a few of my favorites for Spring/Summer:

How's the weather where you are? Ready for a change?

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Denver Vision Trip Video.

Check out this video that Alex made of our Denver trip. I'm so thankful for my talented husband. Also, check out our Denver2011 site for the latest update on what's happening with our church planting team. Thanks for all your prayers!

Monday, February 01, 2010

Hello February!

We're already in month #2 in 2010! Time is just flying by.
Today is a snow day, no school or work, hoorah! Alex did have to go to work though. (boo...)

Anywhooo...if you're enjoying a snow day as I am (or even if you're not), check out the Ruche 'Be Our Valetine' Sweepstakes. I love this shop. So soft/feminine/vintage. Check out their website and enter their contest. Good luck!