Thursday, November 29, 2012

November 2012 Updates

  • I started working at the Salvation Army as the kettle coordinator for the holiday season.
  • We voted in the election.
  • I had two interviews for teaching jobs.
  • We went away to the north Georgia mountains with our community group.
  • We spent a low-key Thanksgiving Day at home before sharing dessert with our friends, Jen and Justin.
  • My sister, Nicole, and her husband, Mario, stayed with us for a night on their way to St. Lucia for their honeymoon. They will do so again on their way home Saturday night.
  • Trevor lost his grandmother, Rosina Schwegel, on the morning of November 25. She was ready to feel eternal peace, and we can take comfort in knowing she is no longer in pain.
  • We have both been miserable with allergies for the past month.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Nic's Wedding, Part 1

Treat bags for the candy buffet, set at each place setting for guests to fill at their leisure

Close up of the bags - those are little cars above their names because Mario is a mechanic

Like Mother, Like Son - both Mario and Kimberley are decorating while talking on the phone!

Grandma, Nicole, and Mom pondering the candy buffet set up

Groom's dinner cake, made by one of my mom's coworkers. She sent a picture to her grandsons, who immediately said, "My birfday, Grandma?" Guess Michelle will be making more when her grandsons' birthdays roll around!
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Saturday, November 24, 2012

June 2012 Trip Photos

Just sharing a few random pictures from the trip home for my sister's wedding in June. These are all non-wedding photos.

ORD Airport, June 2012

The Farm, June 2012
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Saturday, November 3, 2012

October Updates

Here's what we were up to in October 2012:

  • I joined Trevor on an overnight to Charleston, West Virginia at the beginning of the month. It was a gorgeous day, and we discovered an awesome place called Ellen's Homemade. We ate lunch there and took ice cream cones to go. Trevor had a Guiness-flavored ice cream in a chocolate waffle cone, while I chose a pumpkin-flavored ice cream in a cinnamon waffle cone. It was absolutely heavenly.
  • A college friend of ours, Chris Cooper, was in town for a wedding on October 6. We both knew Chris for many years before we met each other - a common theme in our story! We met up with Chris and the Whiddons for brunch the morning of the wedding. While we were on the north side of Atlanta, we took a trip to Trader Joe's, which is always worth mentioning because Trevor does not love doing that!
  • Columbus Day struck the two of us with the stomach flu. It took us both two days to recover, which was especially awful because we flew to Minneapolis the day after we recovered. Trying to pack for a week away from home after spending two days in bed was absolutely awful!
  • While we were in Minneapolis, we did some shopping at the Mall of America and visited The Walker Arts Center. We drove to Sartell to see Trevor's grandmother, who lives in a nursing home there. We spent time with family and friends we hadn't seen in nearly a year. 
  • We celebrated the marriage of our dear friend, Ty Salisbury, and his new wife, Katy. We hadn't met Katy before, but it was clear to see these two are perfect for one another! 
  • I attended a very special bimonthly meeting for Thirty-One Gifts on October 27. Our company's founder, Cindy Monroe, came to our meeting! It was awesome to see her in our little town and to hear her talk specifically about the opportunities we have as consultants in Georgia. My sponsoring consultant, Angel Delong, joined me to have our picture taken with Cindy - an opportunity I really didn't think would be possible for a brand new consultant like me.
  • After our meeting, I rushed home, and Trevor and I changed into Halloween costumes to celebrate Mike Whiddon's 30th birthday/Halloween at their home in Alpharetta. It was quite the 1960s throwback - the Whiddons were dressed as The Flintstones and the Van Nevels were dressed as Batman and Robin. 
  • The morning after the party, we were up early again to attend the Country Living Fair at Stone Mountain. This year was the coldest and ickiest of the three years we've been to the Fair. We still had a lot of fun, and I even got Trevor a good start on his Christmas shopping for me! ;)
  • And finally, Halloween: We decided that the Papa John's we ordered for Halloween last year should become a "family tradition," so we ordered pizza and ate that in between trick or treaters. Trevor dressed up in his Batman costume, but I just put on a witch hat for the evening.