Monday, December 17, 2007

Wintery Scene

St. Louis got a bit of snow on Saturday night. So I thought I'd run to the Seminary and take some wintery pictures. There are more on my flickr site but heres a preview.

The snowy chapel

Wintery Luther

Nick and the Snowman of the Quad

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Walking in a Winter Wonderland??

Well its kinda snowy here in St. Louis. I guess we are getting like 4-6 inches of snow. I don't know but there is quite a bit out there and its still snowing. YIKES. Enjoy the wintery pictures of St. Louis...they don't get this type of weather that often.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

And I've Never Been To Boston In The Fall...

But I have been to St. Louis in the fall...its pretty out right now.

Monday, November 12, 2007


Well this whole posting every day is harder than I thought. I just have a weird schedule and I don't get the time to get on the computer as much as I'd like.

Anyways, I finally have the new pictures up from my photo day. I played with a couple of the features so check it out! Here is a preview of something I saw at Forest Park. For those of you who don't know its the location of where the 1904 World's Fair took place.

Friday, November 09, 2007

Not so good

So this NaBloPoMo isn't going so well for me. I missed another day. But I have a good excuse. Before work I went out and took some pictures with the fixed camera. It was fun. I went to Forest Park and then over to the seminary. I have a new "art project" for myself. I am going to be taking pictures of the sem during all the seasons. Its a very pretty place and the seasons can really enhance the beauty of it. It was fun.'ll get to see some of those soon. I work to much so hopefully by monday you can see those.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Get ready!!

Well tonight I have to work from 10pm to 2am for the christmas floor set. I am not really looking forward to it. I have to close tomorrow now and I really wanted the day off. But one of our shifts just had a baby (well his wife did) and he can't come in now. Understandable...but now I am closing 3 days in a row. I can't wait until thanksgiving! I need a break.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

New Projects

Well I finally finished one crochet project and I am now starting on another. I would give more details about it but its a present and I don't want that person finding out what it is. But its my first time making something like this and its going pretty well.
Wednesday night is the floor set at Starbucks. I'm not looking forward to it. But I do have Thursday off. So whatever. It just feels too early for Christmas. But I guess there are only 2 more weeks till Thanksgiving. This year is just flying by.
I have my camera back but I haven't had time to take pictures and get them on the computer so enjoy a picture of a Lutheran pumpkin.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Nothing in particular

Just another post of nothing ness...I got my camera back. I am going to take some pictures soon. I've been working too much. I want this shirt.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Well its techinically still the 3rd for me!

So I know its the 4th. I missed another day...oh but I didn't! See I have just finished my day and I am just now ready to go to bed. It was a CRAZY close at work tonight and I am having a hardcore apple cider before bed. What a way to end the day. So thats it basically. I'll leave a real message on the 4th.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Day 1

Well November is the month of NaBloPoMo (otherwise known as National Blog Posting Month) and I am already a day behind. Thats sort of how things have been for me this year. Our last year of seminary and I'm always a day behind. Yikes.

For me right now things are good and busy. I am working at Starbucks and LHM which has been exciting. I'm working a lot but things are going really well. This year is a little bittersweet everything is our last right now. We are enjoying our time in St. Louis and seeing friends but next year we'll be spread out through out the country and making new friends. So its a little odd. The colors are so pretty here right now. I wish I had my camera but it isn't doing so well.

Nick is doing well too. Next week is finals and we have only two more quarters left of 4th year. Wow that went fast. He's been doing well in classes and really well at field work. He gets to preach over the quarter break and is looking forward to it.
Well thats pretty much all I have. I'm going to try and post everyday...we'll see how well I keep that up!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Something old, something new...

Congratulations Steph and Sean!
Oct. 13th, 2007

Friday, September 07, 2007

Red Scarf Project!!

I just wanted to let any of the knitters/crocheters know that if you would like to participate in the Red Scarf Project again this year you'd better get started. They have changed the dead line from January to October 15th! So start sending your red scarves to:

Orphan Foundation of America
The Red Scarf Project
21351 Gentry Drive
Sterling, VA 20166

For more info on details go Here.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Hello again!

I am back from California and the trip was really fun. I got to see a lot of cool things. Texas never ended but Cali was beautiful.

This is the desert in CA.

I know its blurry but this is one of the vineyards we passed.

San Fransisco at Night
When I was there the weather was beautiful. It was in the low 80's and the breeze was awesome. It was really neat. Now its back to the grind stone.

Nick is back in classes and he is really excited about them this year. He is looking forward to discussions with the classmates and profs. He is really excited about this last year. I am too but its just strange. We are almost done with all this schooling. I can't believe that we are actually done...well almost. This Wednesday we have a meeting about the call process....which sounds like its going to start sooner than I thought. Its a little scary I must admit. But more exciting than scary. I can't wait to see what God has in store for us.

It is nice to be back in St. Louis. We get to see old friends and go to some places that we couldn't go to for the last year. Its also really weird because they tore out the bridge that goes over hwy 40 from our apartment. I used to know my way around the city and now I don't. They are also doing construction on the roads that I need to use and that is frustrating too. So I am relearning by trial and error. If I get lost I turn around. Its worked so far.

I am working at the Delmar Loop Starbucks. Its a very different store from my old one. Its going to take some time to get used to it. I miss the people from Moline a lot. They were really great. I also miss the drive thru. It was so much fun. Now I have a new challenge. Getting used to the store where everything is stored above my head. I need a ladder to get just about anything. I need to invest in some giant heels. That might not be safe though.

So thats all I've got so far. I'll update with pictures later.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Real quick

We made it to St. Louis well and I am back from CA. I am waiting to get internet in the apartment before a real update. sorry

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Its that time again

Well everyone its that time again for us to move. We move on Saturday and then on Sunday I am flying to New Orleans where I'll be picked up by my friend Jenna and then driving to California to help her move. I know I am crazy but this is a once in a lifetime opportunity. I am very much looking forward to our trip. It will be a lot of fun. I will update with pictures then.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Some interesting CUW news....

So two of my professors Dr. Burkee and Dr. Walz (both in the social studies/history field) are going to be running for congress... against each other. You should read this article. If you live in WI and can vote for one of them please do. I respect both of them and really I don't know who I'd vote for. I guess we'd just have to wait and see what they have to say. I am looking forward to following that.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Ch ch changes....correction

Well I was using Photosite for my pictures. I really liked the albums and all the pretty effects and stuff I could do with it. I really enjoyed using it. But I learned today that they are closing their site. I've decided to cut my losses and all the time I spent creating photo albums with music and stuff...I AM switching to flickr and I will be posting more pictures there. I'm really bummed out. It won't be as pretty and as many albums. (Flickr only allows 3 free albums to non paying customers. I may pay to have more later) I am going to update the link as soon as I post this blog.

On a different note...HOLY COW!!!! 25 days till we move. I am so not ready....I'd better get packing.

Sunday, July 08, 2007

One month and counting

Well the Buchholz's had a pretty good July 4th and week. A good friend of ours from CUW came to the booming metropolis of Geneseo for a visit. Being a crazy group of kids we went to Chicago on July 3rd for the big fireworks. That was a lot of fun! We hit up some other sites in the city, Michigan Ave, Millennium Park to see the infamous Bean, and then down to the Taste of Chicago where pretty much everyone and their uncle came to the city for. And ended the night with some fireworks. Good times had by all. We cooked out on the 4th and watched fireworks on TV (apparently in the Quad Cities area people do fireworks on the 3rd or on the Friday after. Not sure why) and then watched some movies we rented. It was a great time. And now back to the grindstone for a few weeks before we move. I'm freaked out a bit about the move. I have so much to do and so little time. We move in about a month. I am sure I can get it all done by then! We'll see... Here are some pictures from the week!

Nick, Sam, and Erin in the reflection of the BEAN!

WhoooHooo Fireworks!!!

Nick and I at the Park

Sunday, June 10, 2007


Hello Readers!
Sorry for not updating you in a while. Things have been very busy here in Geneseo! Our time here is winding down and now we have to get ready to go back to St. Louis. It seems strange that there is only one year left of school for Nick. It will be nice to finally settle down and stay somewhere for a while. Well, let me update you on all that is going on.
Nick is finishing his vicarage. He only has something like 3 or 4 more times of preaching before he's done. Last week was VBS and both Nick and I both helped out with it. Nick is taught the 7th and 8th grade class and I helped with the 3 and 4 year olds. I was in charge of the crafts. Its was a great week. It was very busy seeing that I still ended up working a 31 hour week on top of it. I am also thankful its over. I had a great time helping and working with the preschool teacher again.
Nick's still doing the youth bible study and has really enjoyed working with the youth. He's had a lot of visits and other things going on but things at church have slowed down a lot since the summer came. I guess everyone sort of feels that way. Its a blessing though because we have so much to get done before August.
I've been working like crazy. We've had people out of work and stuff for a while so I had a lot of hours. I'm really going to miss the people at work. They have become really great friends to me. So far I've packed maybe 3 boxes. I am trying to get rid of some things too because we are going to be back in a very tiny apartment. Hopefully we'll get it all to fit in. I am sure we will. Its just a lot of work. If you would like to check out some of our VBS pictures check out the photosite. I've added a whole bunch there.

Saturday, March 17, 2007


Hello all,
Well the lenten season is in full swing by now. I've been promoted to shift supervisor at Starbucks. Things are good. I am also helping out with the preschool on mondays. The kids call me Mrs. B. Its kinda funny and a lot of fun. I don't have any new pictures. I should take some. It was really nice last week. Its gotten a little colder since and I guess its supposed to warm up in a bit. I really don't have any new information. Here are some pictures of Nick from a trip to Chicago a few months ago. I make him pose and he lets me take picutres.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007


I know its been a while since my last update. Things have gotten busy here (and cold). Nick is doing well. He's really got a routine and things are going very smooth now. I am now assisting in the preschool on mondays at church. Work is going great. I've been there for such a short time and people want me to be a shift leader (in non Starbucks talk its sort of like an assistant managerish). That has been really great and a little challenging. I don't know when I'll find out about that but as of right now I do have more responibility. I am the retail lead. I am in charge of all our stuff and how its set up. So thats neat. We got some snow yesterday but we are having some technical problems and I can't get any pictures up. I'll put some up very soon! I hope everyone is doing well!

Monday, January 01, 2007


Well 2006 was good to Nick and me. There isn't much I'm really looking forward to in 2007. Well other than its closer to Nick being done with school. So that will be nice.

Christmas was great. Mom, Dad, and Mike came for a couple of days, we got some awesome presents (THANKS EVERYONE!), Nick had like 70 services that weekend, I worked like a crazy person (but the money was well worth were $65 for one week!), and we got to go to IA to see Nick's extended family. We had a lot of fun. On the way home from IA I got sick. I don't know if it was overeating or flu but I felt like crap. I have finally bounced back and I am no longer on the cracker and gatorade diet.

New Year's Eve was a huge night for us. (Insert obnoxious laugh here) I worked a 12 hour day. I worked from 8:30-4 at the store in Bettendorf and then from 4:30 to 8:30 I worked at my regular store. I did it as a favor to a co-worker. She needed some one to take the later part of her shift (the 4:30-8:30) so she could go to Champange, IL to visit her old college friends. I know it meant a lot to her and I wasn't planning on anything so yeah. When I got home Nick and I had some pizza and some Asti and then Nick fell asleep at about 11:25. I stayed up till 12:15! So we really partied like rockstars!

Now for the next couple of weeks I hope to get back in to a routine. As my pseudo "new year's resolution" I am going to try to get back in to the working out habit. Nick and I didn't keep that in our schedules once things got busy with christmas things and services and work. So we are going to restart that again. This year I want to take more pictures. So I hope to do that. I didn't take any at christmas and I am bummed that I didn't. But I am also not happy with my camera and would really like a new one. Oh and I am also hoping to crochet more. I have a number of projects that need to be completed...but I'd really like to do some more charity stuff for like Project Linus or Warm Up America. We'll see how much I can get done. So thats pretty much all thats going on here. Nick has preached a whole bunch. You should watch his sermons....if you click on the link to the church you can check them out!