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Unfortunately, that was the case last week…

Last Thursday we spent the evening with the Grays.  The Grays are the wonderful photographers that we visited the previous weekend at their studio warming party.  Thursday night they had us over for home made potato soup and brownie-mint chocolate chip ice cream sandwiches.  We came with salad and sparkling grape juice (apparently a Zach favorite!) in hand.  It was a great meal!

We had great dinner conversation and just a really good time of catching up.  We then proceeded to play Cranium. Guys vs Girls.  We, the girls, totally had them, but for some odd reason we lost.  It seems that their “cameo” abilities out did our psychic “cloodle” abilities.  So close.

What a great time.  We love you guys!

Friday Jeff spent the whole day at the Youth Specialties Conference here in town.  AIM had a booth, and Jeff’s boss, Seth, was doing some seminars or something like that.  While Jeff was gone, I headed to downtown Franklin with another work friend to a fun girls’ night.  Her church was hosting a book reading/signing for author Shauna Niequist.  Her new book, Cold Tangerines, is a compilation of essays about life.  She is so funny and has such great perspective.  I’m so glad I was there to hear her read a few of the essays, because they are even funnier live.  I highly recommend the book (I’m only starting, but knowing it’s going to be great!) to anyone out there wanting to find humor and lessons out of every day life.  This book is especially wonderful for that special lady in your life.

Saturday we prepared the apartment for the arrival of my brother and his “friend” this week, and then headed to a disappointing movie.  Yes, we went to see Twilight.  Yes, the books are silly books written for crazed girlie teenagers, but the story is really sweet.  And the book had great guts to make an awesome action movie.  But, the director didn’t see it that way apparently… or at least not the way I thought it should’ve been seen.  There were a bunch of girls at work that read it, and I’ve talked to some who also share in my disappointment – – maybe we should all apply to direct the next one together.  I bet we could do a better job.

Sunday brought church, which we had in a beautiful old chapel and had a wonderful Thanksgiving service.  Everyone there offered thanks to God for what He had done this year, and it was so wonderful to be a part of that and celebrate with everyone.

Then Jeff spent the afternoon back at the conference while I cleaned some more.  Then we patiently waited for the brother to get here on Monday.  We took Tuesday off from work to show them the sights – – that included Opry in all it’s Christmas-decor glory.  Hooray!  That blog to come next…

Happy Thanksgiving Week to you all.

*Jeff’s take on the Thursday night adventure…

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So this post promises to be a short one, but that’s ok.  Gives your eyes a break, and it’s good to not have a jammed-packed calendar all the time.

The last two Sundays we’ve been having afternoon praise band practices.  It’s been fun learning some new songs, spending time together playing and working out some kinks.  Oh how we love music…

We’ve been doing Monday night Bible study at Community Bible Study.  We’re dab smack in the middle of Isaiah.  Seems kind of fitting, considering the current state our country is in. 

On Friday we saw Quantum of Solace.   It was pretty good.  I think the previous one had a better story line, but this one was still good.  If only the camera shots weren’t so quick during action scenes!  We both left asking ourselves:  would we ever be thirsty enough to drink a can of motor oil?… um, I’m thinking NO!

Oh, and let’s not forget gas has broke the $2.00 mark!

Saturday we relaxed all morning, picked up a bit that afternoon and then headed to the mall to enjoy some sales.  My hubby is looking pretty darn good, if you ask me!

And this brings us back to Sunday.  We headed to church, then band practice and then had the pleasure of celebrating with dear friends who were having a studio warming party.  Zach and Jody Gray are pretty amazing wedding photographers in Nashville and have their own business called Gray Photography.  They are awesome people and awesome photographers.  So added bonus there!  Jody used to work with me at Provident, but fortunately their business is doing so wonderfully that she has been doing photography full time since October with her hubby!  If you ever need a photographer, these are your people.  And they travel, too!  I don’t know if that’s good news for you, or for them.

So we hope you all are enjoying the cooler weather and holiday season.  This next week proves to be a great one for us.  We’re having our annual Thanksgiving service at church, where we’ll give thanks for things God has done for us this past year.  And we’ll see parts of both our families next week as well!  Exciting stuff!

   Remember that gas crisis in Nashville???

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September 2008

   After that, it was over $4.00 a gallon…

   BUT NOT ANYMORE, PEOPLE!!! 🙂  Last month I bet we spent almost $200
   less on gas, and this month it’s going to be even better!!!!!

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November 2008

  Now I can afford Jeff’s Christmas present (ha!) and maybe get that cool new
  rug, too…