Friday, November 30, 2007

Jones Family Thanksgiving

We just got back from a wonderful time with the Jones' Fam in Columbus, GA. It was a lot of fun, but short-lived. Lord willing, we will one day be closer to our families.

Our Thanksgiving week itinerary included:
Going to see Sarah's lab at Emory where she spends all day with fruit flies (David is pulling for the red eyed team :)
Spending some time with Grams, who was a blast to play Apples to Apples with--btw if you have never played this game, we recommend it .
Playing Worst Case Scenario where we learned that it is better to back slowly away from a mountain lion, but not a tigress with her pray. And we also learned that bad caviar can be made better with lemon juice-- all important things we all need to know. This game was pretty funny too, with everyone's thinking out loud about their answers- i will vote for the Maurine/ Melanie team for the funnest. David and I came in last!
Eating chili out of cute Pumpkin bowls while visiting with David and Paige, friends of the Jones'- they knew David from their time in Switzerland
Going shopping on Friday and getting all of my shopping done! except for my brother-- Dad, any ideas???
Holding baby Isaac and playing with Daisy- she has really grown into a sweet little girl
Going to the Festival of Lights at Calloway Gardens, where Buddy made the call on the blankets and we were definitely the coziest group on the trolley-- thanks Buddy!

We had such a good time with everyone, and we hope to see you all sooner than next Christmas!

Here are some pics......... *thanks to Mel for some:)...........

this was Isaac's quisitive face
We had just given Daisy her Christmas present-- dress up stuff

Mimimo reading The Night Before Christmas to Daisy

everybody all together

Eryn and Sarah

Daisy loved the Frosty, Gingerbread Man, and Nutcracker at the Festival of Lights

Us on the trolley

Thanksgiving Dinner

Random pic of our Christmas tree and a table we set up to eat by the tree:)

Friday, November 09, 2007


Below are pictures of our neighborhood Halloween party. I'm glad we finally have pictures of our friends, so you can see them. Halloween was a pretty busy day. My work had a company wide party (1000 people) with a ton of booths and food (which, of course, was provided by us, the cafe and bakery). Poor David had to eat the food there so we could have a free dinner on his birthday-- I had no time to fix anything! Then we headed to the neighborhood party stayed for an hour or two and it was off to bed. We did celebrate David's birthday on Sat night with Chipotle Burrito and Blockbuster rentals :)

Justin, Cassi, and their son Cody the Monkey

Me and David-- ok so we went as each other, and I don't normally wear a pepper chef's hat but I thought it would enhance his outfit-- notice he is even wearing my cafe name tag :)

Porter Kuster, the CSU football player with a kool-aid mustache-- we babysit him everyweek, and he is a hoot

Steph, the Dragon, she spent so much time making this costume last year that she decided to wear it again

David and Marshall, the Headless Horseman

Chloe the Buffalo, and Ariel the Kitten-- they actually just moved out of the neighborhood, but we hope to keep in touch

Me, showing of David's molecule that I poorly re-drew-- I thought it made a nice logo for the plain chemistry jacket

the close up of the molecule "logo"- i did a pretty good job i think for having absolutely NO IDEA what i was drawing-- well, then again, i have no idea if i did a good job or not :)

Marshall (headless horseman) and David carving pumpkins, I must say that David cannot do anything half-hartedly-- he worked very dilligently on this pumpkin for a long time

here is the finished product, I was proud of him!

Mark and Steph-- he is a lot more lively in person:)

Grayson, two and a half months old, he is Porter's brother and we babysit him too

all the guys, and the world's biggest pumpkin

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Endowing Generations

Our church has just finished a campaign to pay off it's building debt in order to "endow generations" more believers with more money for ministries, and new churches. Instead of paying off 2 million in interest over 20 years, they decided to pay have a campaign to pay it off in three years so the money could go elsewhere. David and I feel really fortunate to be a part of a church that has this kind of vision. We normally have about 500 "members" at our church-- I don't think we have placed membership yet, but we are anyways. And the total ammount given was 1.1 million! Which is over half to pay off the church.

Jen and I were asked to make cake for the celebration event that was on Sunday.
Here are some pics of that.

Stay tuned for Halloween pics :)