Thursday, December 21, 2006
So after trying to go christmas shopping then the Service Engine Soon light comes on and puts a damper on the shopping trip, I take the car in and $200 later...my car is mostly better. I guess there is still a small problem with the mass air intake. The guy said that its on the low end of the range that ford says it should be but that it shouldn't be a problem. I was worried that it would cost me more like $800 before I took it in. I am under the impression that cars just break bad and cost a ton. So I was a bit relieved.
During my day at home while the escort was getting fixed I finished a baby blanket. I am so proud of it I am putting a picture of it up here too. The blanket is pink, white, and brown. My sister said it sort of looked black on her screen. This pattern came from the book Happy Hooker. This book has lots of great information in it. Its great for a begining crocheter.
Here's a close up of the detail work of the edge.
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Monday, December 04, 2006
Here is a picture of this year's Christmas tree. We didn't put the garland on it this year. Its looking good.
Saturday, November 25, 2006
So Thanksgiving was great for Nick and I. This year we went to The Cellar's (a restaurant in Geneseo) and had their Thanksgiving Dinner. It was decent. Not the best but good enough. Even better that I didn't have to cook the whole thing my self. We sat around all day watching tv, went out for dinner, and watched a movie that we had rented. Good times had by us. This was a picture of the sunset on Thanksgiving night. It was super cool. I hope everyone else had a great Thanksgiving.
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Thursday, November 02, 2006
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Wednesday, November 01, 2006
This is how Savannah's Halloween went. It was fun. Nick and I sat on the porch and passed out candy until it was all gone. We ran out by 6:30! There are alot of kids by us. Nick and I didn't dress up (although we wanted to...just never got costumes together) but Savannah was Frankenkitty. She didn't like her little costume. She even had little braclet type things that went around her legs but it was hard enough to get the hat on her. We only left it on her for like 15 min. She seemed pretty miserable. Just enough time for me to get a couple of pictures. Maybe at Christmas she'll let me put reindeer antlers on her! I doubt it.
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Thursday, October 26, 2006
Well, since the last post I've finally got and stuck with a job that I really like. I am working at Starbucks. I know its not a glamorus job but I do enjoy it so far. The benefits are GREAT too. The people I work with are awesome. I've been there for about two weeks now. I'm not the best barista yet...well I'm not even a barista but I will be soon. Its not hard work just fast paced and you can't freak out when it gets busy. So thats been nice. And what is awesome is that I can transfer to St. Louis if I would like to. So work is going great! I don't have too much else to say so I'll just get running.
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Nick is good. We've offically been here for two months now. Its kinda crazy that two months have gone by so quickly. And at the same time it feels a lot longer than two months. I guess thats what happens when you don't work for two months...So thats pretty much it here. I hope everyone is well.
Monday, September 18, 2006
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Nick is doing well at church. His monday night bible study started and with all the other stuff going on he is now in the full swing of things here. He is really enjoying what he's doing.
The weather here has been kinda icky. Its been overcast, rainy, and cold the last week or so. It went from crazy hot to kinda wet and cold overnight. The leaves are starting to change so that means fall is here soon!! I love fall. So that's all thats going on here. I hope everyone is doing well!
Thursday, September 07, 2006
Monday, August 21, 2006
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Well, it’s Wednesday of my first week as vicar. I have finished my first sermon which I will be giving in Church on Sunday. I have met our members at the local nursing home, and this afternoon I will be going with pastor to the
Wednesday, August 02, 2006
See ya later,
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Thursday, July 20, 2006
The view of the storm coming from Busch Stadium.
This storm produced some really neat lightning....well neat as long as it wasn't hitting close to you.
Here's a sign that fell down in the city.
A down tree in South City.
Thursday, July 06, 2006
So anyway, I do miss Wisconsin. I miss school too. They are changing a bunch of stuff at school. They are fixing the bluff so that you could actually walk down by the lake. It should be beautiful when its done but right now everything is torn up and you can't go and see any of it. It was also awesome to visit with the Schmidt family. I love spending time with them. They are my second family. Amy's wedding was beautiful. We didn't stay the whole time mostly because we didn't know many people and Amy was pretty busy. But that was very good. We also stayed by my sister's house and got to spend some time there.
So now we are back and things are getting down to the wire! Nick talked to the supervising pastor about moving in and all that important stuff. He also talked to his parents who are helping with the big move and now we have an official move out (and in) date. August 10th! We will then be in IL that day. Things are becoming more bittersweet. I've just gotten used to my job and St. Louis. I've made some friends and I've been involved in things here BUT I am excited to do something different and have things be kind of how they will be when Nick graduates. Its sad to leave but exciting to be somewhere new. So now on to packing...the ever tedious task. I don't know where to start or what boxes to pack things in. I need to obtain more boxes because I know we don't have enough. I might have to hit up the grocery store. I'd also like some more rubbermaid containers. So thats job #1 for this weekend...with a little bit of pool time.
This may be it until we get to IL. I'm sure that time will come faster than I know. This summer has already flown by!
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Right now Nick is taking summer classes. It seems to be going well for him. Its almost halfway over. Its scary to think how close July is. Work is going well. My last day is July 28th. I am taking that last week to tie up any loose ends before we move. I'm a little excited to go somewhere new but sad to be leaving LHM. I haven't started packing and I think I am going to start that this weekend. I just don't know where to start. Its a bit overwhelming right now.
This summer has been weird so far. We had some very HOT days in May and then just this last week it was only in the 70's. Not that I am complaining but it just seems strange.
Well thats whats going on now. Stay tuned for more info!
Monday, June 12, 2006