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Merry Christmas!

This is the print we ordered to go above our couch. Dont you love it??

It's from this shop.

Merry Christmas Friends!

29 things

1. finish our wedding album (seriously hoping to get this off the list this time around!!)

2. go on bike rides with Dave

3. attend an auction

4. participate in a race

5. start the 2nd bathroom

6. get large bookshelves

7. file all important papers

8. put really important stuff in the safe

9. spend more time with grandparents

10. journal more consistently

11. write more handwritten letters and notes

12. make an advent calendar

13. make curtains for bedroom

14. finish bedroom re-do

15. hang art collage in dining room

16. hang art above couch

17. save for big trip!

18. get into a grocery shopping routine

19. bake my own bread consistently

20. learn how to use my sewing machine

21. get into a consistent work out schedule

22. incorporate flax seed into more things

23. cook with more grains

24. learn to write grant proposals

25. be more like Jesus

26. start the kitchen re-do

27. plan weekend getaways to local towns

28. learn how to knit more than just a straight line

29. keep my house clean

fall 2010

I'm back with another recap. I figured since it's almost Christmas I should share what we were up to this fall.
Warning: this will be a long post.

First, Dave turned 28

In October I helped out at a women's retreat at Camp Shamineau. I was in charge of the decorations.

Yes, we were sweatin' to the oldies

And of course we had work weekend at the cabin

Then the Amos family and Hildens took a drive out into the country and came upon this freaky weird little drive in that was decorated with bears. Yep.

And there was a nature walk

Then I turned 28!


Look at those handsome gourds! Is a pumpkin considered a gourd? Either way, let's take a closer look at each one shall we?

We tried to put Olive in a hotdog costume for Halloween but that lasted exactly 3.7 seconds. Oh well.

And finally, this is a picture of my baby cousin at Thanksgiving (and my aunt). Umm...yeah. Too cute for words. Seriously...nothing to say.

28 things

A few weeks ago I turned 28. It was not all that monumental except for the fact that it was my golden birthday!
For a few years I've been making a list every year around the time of my birthday of things I want to accomplish in the next year. I'm very sorry to report that I wont be able to cross off that many things. Oh well. I'll just carry over some things to the next list! Here's the rundown:

1)Go to the Global Market
2)Finish our wedding album going on three years of marriage. still haven't done this. whatever.
3)Get a bike (or find my old one?)
4)Get Dave's bike fixed
5)Go on bike rides with Dave
6)participate in a race
7)Take a road trip with Dave a mini one to Lanseboro. it was awesome.
8)Attend an auction
9)purchase a sewing machine kellie gave me one! or did I buy it from her? I cant remember
10)Renew our passports
11)Use our passports
12)Attend more community functions hmmm....
13)Paint the kitchen
14)Paint our bedroom still working on the bedroom re-do
15)finish porch project
16)Start on library project
17)plot out and plant perennial garden
18)File all our important papers
19)Establish a weekly date night still not good at this. Rats.
20)Organize laundry room Dave did this. Does that count?
21)Love people at work that are hard to love this is a work in progress.
22)Bake something once a week
23)Clean out and organize garage Also Dave. Looks amazing.
24)Plan a few "weekend getaways" to fun little towns in the area I guess Lanseboro counts for this one too, but this will probably be on my next list.
25)Spend more time with our grandparents
26)Organize the closets. All of them.
27)Save up for and purchase a DSLR camera and lenses
28)Learn how to use camera in # 27 Working on this!

29 things list coming soon!

LA or Bust!

1. We love LA

2. It might have something to do with the fact that Justin and Autumn live there

3. It also has to do with Disneyland. It really is the happiest place on Earth

4. We had the chance to visit at the end of summer

5. It was awesome


After months of preparation and hard work, the Seeds For Change fundraiser is behind us. For our first attempt at something like this, I would say it was a smashing success! We had a great turn out, we raised awareness for our program and most importantly, we raised some much needed funds to get our program off the ground!
Thank you so much to those that came and supported us! And for those that were unable to make it, here is a wonderful picture recap courtesy of our friend (and I.T. extraordinaire) Jeff Printy.

Seeds for Change Fundraiser

Seeds for Change Fundraiser

Seeds for Change Fundraiser

Seeds for Change Fundraiser

Seeds for Change Fundraiser

Seeds for Change Fundraiser

Seeds for Change Fundraiser

Seeds for Change Fundraiser