Project365

 

19 September 2015

Friends, I just can’t seem to keep up with this project. It was a fun idea, but I think I am shutting it down. Unnecessary stress in my life when I remember I haven’t posted something since the beginning of the year. I will leave the pictures up that are here. Much love.

 

Maybe I will start it up again when I have no babies. HAH.

sam


 

5 January 2015

4am wake up call

4am wake up call

Somebody is having trouble adjusting to time zones after our Christmas vacay. Three 4am wake up calls in a row. Mom and dad are sleepy and starting to get a wee bit cranky. #cavebaby – you’re lucky you are so darn cute ♥


 

4 January 2015

A New Year's Resolution

A New Year’s Resolution

Our New Year’s Resolution – read a book about marriage every month or so. I am excited to see the results in our relationship!


 

3 January 2015

Christmas Cactus

Christmas Cactus

Home Sweet Home. I brought home two small pieces of Christmas Cactus from a trip home this past summer and they are growing and blooming! California has given me a green thumb.


 

2 January 2015

Happy Trails

Happy Trails

Flew home today. 6 hours and 18 minutes later – we made it! Somebody is a great little traveler.


 

1 January 2015

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Happy New Year. We woke up around 5:30 this morning with a 104.7 fever. We had a rough day. Praying this year picks up tomorrow.

 



 

29 April 2013 – 31 December 2013

Well, on the 29th of April, I started a new job. And kept my old one at the same time. Working 70 hours a week on top of normal life stuff just got the best of me in more ways than one. Now I am back to one job while also growing a baby inside me (#cavebaby makes his debut March 2014!), so here is hoping that I can keep up with this page in 2014!

Cheers

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28 April 2013

*4apr28

I have a new love – sorbet. I have always liked it, but I have always chosen its evil cousins, frozen yogurt and ice cream, in the past. Evil cousins, you ask? Well, dairy and I don’t get along well, so while I LOVE the taste of ice cream and froyo, it doesn’t love me back. I started making my own sorbet, all natural, nothing added. It is tasty and healthy! I wrote a blog post about it.

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27 April 2013

*4apr27

I found this mat at Target. I am really diggin’ the whole Chevron pattern (like everyone is these days). I guess I am a follower. It looks great in my kitchen!

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26 April 2013

*4apr26

I have a problem with Bibles. I LOVE THEM. I like different translations, different sizes, different commentaries from different theologians. I just love all of it. I first saw this Bible in our church bookstore with my friend Steph. We called it the hipster Bible – have you ever seen a cooler Bible? Well, I didn’t buy it, but as a going away present, two of my dear friends (actually my boss and coworker) bought it for me. I LOVE IT. SUCH a thoughtful gift. I miss both of them terribly. This Bible is a journaling Bible with lot’s of space for notes and a nice pen holder that fits my fave type of pen, a 0.5 zebra ball point pen. Ok, so I am a nerd. A religious nerd. I cannot help it!

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25 April 2013

*4apr25

New haircut! Can we just talk about how I don’t like taking “selfies” – it just feels awkward. But, I do LOVE my new haircut and wanted to share it with you. Layers! I was getting closer and closer to amish status until this haircut. Can we also talk about how when you move you have to find new everything? Luckily a new friend introduced me to her hair stylist and I really liked her a lot. One new things down, a dozed more to go. Next, a dentist.

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24 April 2013

*4apr24

The huz has been traveling this week, so what does that mean? Go to bed early and read for hours before falling asleep. I love to read as I fall asleep. The huz likes to chat as we fall asleep. I am working on being more chatty, but when he isn’t here, I revert back to reading. Although, now this has really just because a coping mechanism to ignore how quite and boring our house is when he isn’t here :)

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23 April 2013

*4apr23

I have a new passion. Keeping my apartment cool without turning on the AC. I know it can be done. My mom taught me the art of using fans to regulate the temperature of your home at an early age. I am trying to remember what she taught me. I just love my almost non-existent electric bill so much.

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22 April 2013

*4apr22

Summer is here in San Fran and I am trying my hardest to keep from turning on the AC. For dinner tonight, BBQ Chicken in the crockpot. So, where is the crockpot? Outside on the patio. My patio smells amazing and all the neighbor dogs are drooling.

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21 April 2013

*4apr21

It is getting warm! Sandals and Jamba Juice. My summer go-to’s.

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20 April 2013

*4apr20

I want a green thumb so bad, but I just tend to kill any beautiful leafy, green living thing I come in contact with. But, I am trying again! This is the beginning of my patio garden. A basil plant (that came like that, I cannot take credit), two pottings of parsley seeds (that were expired…sooo…they might not have even had a chance), and some garlic that was sprouting in the fridge, so I thought, why not?! Let’s plant it. The mug in the front is mostly filled with dirt, with some lemon seeds on the top of the dirt and then the river pebbles on top. I saw this on pinterest and wanted to try. The comment said that little lemon leaves would sprout and smell good. We will see.

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19 April 2013

*4apr19

This doesn’t look special, but the huz is out of town so I decided to experiment in the kitchen. I made some seriously scrumptious mushroom soup. um…YUM…I will definitely be making this again in the fall/winter, although it doesn’t really ever get cold here…so…I guess I will make it on a rainy day instead :)

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18 April 2013

*4apr18

We ate our DELICIOUS homemade pizza out on the patio tonight. I do LOVE the weather here. The huz refinished this table and chairs when we moved here with an outdoor polyurethane so that we would have patio furniture and I love it. It looks so great out here!

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17 April 2013

*4apr17

My dear friend Carol made me the COOLEST present. A guest pillow! She sews a pocket into the pillow and you can put a note in before your guests arrive. I LOVE IT. She gave it to me as a going away present in DC, but I am just not getting around to brag on it :)

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16 April 2013

*4apr16

I started a new book today. It came highly recommended by a good friend. I’ve been struggling with life lately and I am praying this book helps me bring things back into perspective. I feel like it might already be working. Prayer works!

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15 April 2013

*4apr15

My new breakfast. It is called the Glowing Green Smoothie…i think. Or the Green Goddess smoothie? Either way, it hides lots of veggies behind the delicious taste of fruit…just the color gives it away.

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14 April 2013

4apr14

The huz isn’t feeling well. Time to make some homemade chicken noodle soup! I am trying to not eat all the chicken before it gets into the soup…

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13 April 2013

4apr13

Look what finally came! We have been waiting months for this table to travel from India by boat. I LOVE IT.

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12 April 2013

4apr12

I have a problem. I tend to buy tea, before I really need more tea. This picture doesn’t do my problem justice. There is so much tea in this drawer.

Gotta go. Gotta go drink more tea.

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11 March – 11 April 2013

Well I did it again and I have no excuse. My phone didn’t break. I only work 30 hours a week. I spend way too much time watching Friends reruns. I just didn’t update this post. But, I am trying again!

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10 March 2013

3mar10

I have a new phone! (YAY). It takes panoramic photos! (SO COOL). This is a shot I took while running today. The cows seemed so much closer when I was standing there… weird.

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9 March 2013

3mar9

Well, my friends left yesterday. This morning when I woke up, my first thought was, “I wonder if Holly has made the coffee yet?” – because she had made it every morning she was here. Then I remembered she had gone home. BOO. This is a photo I took at Peju Winery.

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8 March 2013

3mar8

A friend gave me this book before I moved. I loved it! SO unique and such a fun read. I finished it last week, but tonight I am letting a new San Fran friend borrow it. I just cannot get over how good God has been to us in this move. I cannot believe I already have a friend that I am letting borrow books.

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7 March 2013

3mar7

This picture is gross, but I made stuffed bell peppers for the first time tonight. YUM. This is definitely going to become a family fave. We will be eating this a lot more.

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6 March 2013

3mar6

Well, a blizzard hit DC today so my friends couldn’t get home, so they are staying until FRIDAY! The blizzard seems to have been a bit of a dud, but nonetheless, their flight was cancelled. We are enjoying the blizzard here in California.

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5 March 2013

3mar5

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE games and lucky for me so do my good friends who came to visit. We played a lot of Monopoly Deal and Rummikub today. We have a more chill day since it is there last day here :(

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4 March 2013

3mar4

Stopped in for brunch at the Buena Vista before our Alcatraz tour. One of my favorite days, other than the really cold wind. Alcatraz was SO cool. Really well done. If you are ever in San Fran, Alcatraz is a must if you like history.

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3 March 2013

3mar3

We took an unexpected detour and walked around UC Berkeley today. A beautiful campus.

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2 March 2013

3mar2

We stopped on our drive to Stinson Beach to check out some rocks and cliffs. A beautiful stretch of the PCH (Pacific Coast Highway). I love my friend Holly on this photo. She is the one laying on the rock. haha.

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1 March 2013

3mar1

We visited Napa today. Our friends are in town! I LOVE AND MISS my DC friends and it is SO WONDERFUL to have some of them here this week. This is a photo of Peju Winery. I highly recommend it. Beautiful.

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Sorry that the pictures are sporadic at the end of February. My phone has been on the fritz and hasn’t been working or saving photos. Praying for a new one soon!

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24 February 2013

2feb24

This picture is blurry because I shot it while I was running, but I SAW A FOX WHILE I WAS RUNNING! Do you see it in the field? It was standing on the road you see at the bottom of the photo when I first saw it. Of course, I didn’t get my phone out in time.

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22 February 2013

2feb22

My blue cup which the huz refers to as my Si cup. Do you watch Duck Dynasty?

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20 February 2013

2feb20

Power outage. Good thing I have an obsession with candles…

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18 February 2013

2feb18

A fun last morning at The Buena Vista.

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17 February 2013

2feb17

My new favorite breakfast. Eggs in a Bread Basket. mmmm

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16 February 2013

2feb16

We went to Stinson Beach this weekend with Justin and Lauren. We didn’t realize how busy beaches are here on holiday weekends. in February! A beautiful drive. We stopped at a delicious little lunch spot. Sat outside. It is surreal living in a place where you can be outside comfortably all year long.

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15 February 2013

2feb15

Justin and Lauren came to visit! Lot’s of tourist activities abounded.

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13 February 2013

2feb13

Somebody is home sick today.

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12 February 2013

2feb12

A hike near our home. Matt enjoying the view.

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11 February 2013

2feb11

Ryan in a Kaleidoscope. wow, not an easy word to spell!

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10 February 2013

2feb10

I know this doesn’t look yummy, but this Tuscan Chicken Stew is absolutely delicious. I make it all the time now.

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9 February 2013

2feb9

Have you tried these? They taste so good – it is just not fair to any other snack.

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8 February 2013

2feb8

The cutest/best breakfast spot in Monterey. The weather was so nice we sat outside both mornings we ate there.

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7 February 2013

2feb7

I have never tasted a better salted caramel. Probably because it was salt water taffy. I couldn’t stop eating them.

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6 February 2013

2feb6

We went to Monterey! SO pretty and such a great trip.

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5 February 2013

31jan

Missing my friends today. But, I get to see these two later this month! The end of February cannot come soon enough.

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4 February 2013

2feb5

Our mirror came! Our mirror came! Our mirror came! love love love.

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3 February 2013

2feb4

I love our fireplace. I love the smell of fire. I love having a fireplace.

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2 February 2013

2feb3

I rediscovered Euchre with Matt, Ally and the huz recently. I forgot how much I love this game. I grew up playing this game with my family and I cannot wait to play it more and more and more!

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1 February 2013

2feb2

Muir Woods. WOW. About 20 minutes from my house. Beautiful Redwood forests.  One of my favorite things about living here so far – being outside ALL THE TIME.

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31 January 2013

1feb

My friend Rachel gave me this book a year or so ago and I am finally getting around to reading it. WOW. Talk about an emotional rollercoaster – not for the faint of heart. I definitely recommend it, but don’t read it if you are looking for a lighthearted read.

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30 January 2013

30jan

This is the box that we purchased from The Wooden Duck. This is the reclaimed Rosewood that I mentioned earlier. So pretty! I cannot wait for our mirror and end table to come!

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29 January 2013

29jan

Another unexpected blessing with this move. Our good friends Matt and Ally are living in the area until February. What a great way for us to ease into our new home! Getting to see familiar faces twice a week make it seem like we have been here so much longer. Card games, good food and great conversation abound when we all get to spend time together.

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28 January 2013

28jan

I found Bridges Climbing Gym. As I work towards trying to make San Francisco my new home, it is important that I find those places that I am myself in, feel comfortable in and places that get my out of the house now that I work from home. Bridges I think might be one of those places! It is mainly just bouldering, but since I don’t have a climbing partner, bouldering is just about all I can do. They also have slacklining, yoga, kickboxing classes and much more! So excited to try some new things.

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27 January 2013

27jan

I could get used to living here. Driving across the Richmond Bridge.

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26 January 2013

26jan

The Wooden Duck is my new favorite place. Reclaimed wood made into the most BEAUTIFUL furniture. A little expensive, but considering it is solid wood that is going to last a long time – totally worth it! We walked out with a beautiful wooden box and a mirror and end table are on container ships being shipped from India :) Reclaimed Rosewood – SO EXCITED for it to show up!

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25 January 2013

25jan

I have started a new quilt and I am super excited about this one. It is a t-shirt quilt of all the old, nostalgic t-shirts that the huz and I have collected over the years that we do not wear anymore, but we do not want to throw away. I cannot wait to see how it turns out!

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24 January 2013

24jan

My sister took a trip to Germany and brought me home one of my fave candies. MMMMM.

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23 January 2013

23jan

New coffee table! LOVE IT. The huz picked it out and built it. He is the best. I am a lucky, lucky girl!

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22 January 2013

22jan

The huz is home and he brought presents from friends! Look at these SUPER CUTE stamps from my friend Heather! I cannot wait to start stampin’! :)

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21 January 2013

21jan

A handwritten note for a dear missionary. There are few things I enjoy more than getting a letter in the mail from a friend. I love being able to send them as well!

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20 January 2013

20jan

My favorite part of our apartment – my bookshelves! So pretty. So many books. I have a confession. I probably haven’t read 40% of those books…which means I have a lot of work to do before I purchase anymore…a lot of work. Lucky for me, I love to read!

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19 January 2013

19jan

There are four or five woodpeckers devouring these palm trees outside my patio. They are really pretty, but I really love those palm trees…so…please don’t kill them. thanks.

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18 January 2013

18jan

My new planner came today. It is so lovely. I have a deep and abiding love for organization and school supplies and work supplies and office supplies. I don’t get to use it daily until April. I think I can wait. I think.

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17 January 2013

17jan

The huz is out of town, so what do I do? I bake! homemade bread and cookies…my house smells amazing.

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16 January 2013

16jan

The second part of my Christmas present from Joshua Cave came today. LOVE. It seems that being a redhead makes it very difficult to paint me (skin tone, freckles, colors, blah blah). I have been told that I am difficult. haha. SO he sends me this! I LOVE IT!… And the book of short stories by Mark Twain. It cannot get any better. Merry Christmas to me!

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15 January 2013

15jan

The huz is out of town for work so my dinner was simple and scrumptious tonight. I also had one of my absolutes favorite combinations: BBQ chicken and Kraft Mac n Cheese. YUMM

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14 January 2013

14jan

SO much wildlife near my new home. Deer, coyotes, heron, woodpeckers. I love it!

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13 January 2013

13jan

Cool bottle. Pretty delish Malbec. fun game night with friends!

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12 January 2013

12jan

My new running trails up in the North Bay.

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11 January 2013

11jan

Ok, I promise this is not a picture of my view. It is a picture of a deer! …in front of my beautiful view…

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10 January 2013

10jan

I am going to try and not take a thousand photos of the view from my patio this year. I am going to try to let this be the only photo I post on here of this view. But, it is just so pretty. I might have a hard time not posting it. a lot. But, I am going to give it the old college try.

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9 January 2013

9jan

I received a gift today! A beautiful bookmark that my Bible study leader Carol made for me. It goes along with a lesson I missed since I moved. I miss her so much!

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8 January 2013

8jan

Knitting a big, wide scarf. So far, so good. Hoping it turns out adorable. We shall see.

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7 January 2013

7jan

Snickerdoodles from yellow cake mix. They were really, really, really good. And I am still LOVING my stoneware!

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6 January 2013

6jan

THREE. POUNDS. of GUMMI BEARS. We are still working on it, but it is disappearing much quicker than it should…

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5 January 2013

5jan

Our first Saturday. The huz started a little project. He is refinishing our dining table and is also going to coat a counterheight table and two chairs with an outdoor polyurethane so we can have patio furniture! Our patio is what I am most excited about in this apartment. I cannot wait until it warms up so I can sit out there without getting cold.

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4 January 2013

4jan

Started a new book tonight. My friend Su gave me this. I cannot wait to dig in!

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3 January 2013

3jan

My Gran gave me a round stoneware for Christmas! I LOVE IT. I made the most delicious pizza on it tonight. mmmmm.

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2 January 2013

2jan

My friend Holly gave me the loveliest copy of Anne of Green Gables you have ever seen as a going away present. This quote is fitting as I start a new year and start life in a new city.

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1 January 2013

1jan

I started this year with a brisk walk with my mom. A walk with my mom is actually a hike because she lives in the forest. We found this forgotten outhouse.

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~~~2012~~~

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Well, I am going to attempt something I have never attempted before. I am going to attempt to do something everyday for an entire year. A lofty goal, no? Not promising it will be pretty, witty, inspiring or make you think everyday, but I hope it does give you a glimpse into the daily life of this cave wife.
stay tuned for a photo a day for every day in 2012!
hopefully to be accompanied by a short caption.
love,
sam

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11 September 2012

9/11

gloomy drive today.

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9 September 2012

giggles.

Today my co-worker and I dressed EXACTLY THE SAME without knowing it. So, we decided to take twin pics. And then I got the giggles and couldn’t stop. Typical Sam.

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8 September 2012

The Melting Pot

There are few things I love more than dipping fruit, marshmallows, cheesecake and other delectables into melted chocolate. YUMMMMMMMMMMMM.

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7 September 2012

ladies day

fun day relaxing with good friends.

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6 September 2012

Barbara Starr Necklace

New necklace from my Labor Day Weekend! love it! It’s made from fabric.

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5 September 2012

Nat and I were showing Holly how to use Instagram today. This was a photo we snapped in the process.

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4 September 2012

double date with some wonderful friends tonight. Tonight I was reminded just how much of an extrovert the huz is. He was slumped over on the couch, listless with sleepiness and not feeling like going out for dinner at all. He slumped down the hall, slumped down the stairs and out the door and as soon as he opened the car door and said Hi to our friends, he morphed. BAM! wide awake and back in action. He didn’t slump one more time that night.

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3 September 2012

for your garden.

Starbucks gives away old grounds to be used in gardens. Things like this always make me want what I can’t have. I want a garden.

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2 September 2012

Mexican Train

Love this game! Played until the wee hours of the morn with the girls and Barbara and Jim. Two of my new fave people!

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1 September 2012

North Carolina

North Carolina

Went to Lake Norman for Labor Day with Michele and her bridesmaids. SO. MUCH. FUN. Spent the weekend on the boat, in the lake, playing games and sleeping. What a wonderful Labor Day Weekend.

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25 August 2012

flowers

This photo does NOT do these flowers justice! They are Gladiolus and they are a bright burnt orange. If you don’t know this yet about me, my fave color is orange and I LOVE THESE. They are getting me excited about fall :)

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26 July 2012

crazy skies

I ran to Panera for dinner tonight before I fly out EARLY for the Dominican Republic tomorrow!

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25 July 2012

dad support

Card classifications are getting out of hand…what happened to the blank card in which you wrote whatever was most appropriate??

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24 July 2012

from yesterday

I cannot seem to find any photo’s from today! This was from yesterday. This is my friend AJ making a ribbon bouquet for our beautiful friend who is getting married! A long drive home yesterday, but good friends make it all that much better.

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23 July 2012

thank you!

Hi friends! Today I wrote about a thousand thank you notes, for volunteers, family, from my birthday, etc… you name it, I finally caught up on it! Thanking people is something that is important to me, letting people know I appreciate them, their thoughtfulness, their hard work and who they are and who God made them. Have you thanked someone in your life today?

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22 July 2012

driving home

Drove back home today with Michele and AmyJo. It was a long drive, but we passed this pretty building in Richmond, VA. It is always fun to spend a weekend with friends, but I am never more happy than when I am coming home to the husband.

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21 July 2012

bridal shower

We came to NC for Michele’s bridal shower. It was a lot of fun. We laughed a lot and ate a lot of very delicious, fried, buttery food. a lot.

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20 July 2012

morning run in NC

Got up this morning and took a real muggy, hilly run. This is a photo I took of a small lake I ran around.

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19 July 2012

roadtrip.

Driving to North Carolina with Michele. Drove through some crazy storms.

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18 July 2012

wood carving.

This carving has red eyes. And it is a little freaky. My coworker is out of town and I took this picture to let her know that the weasel and I miss her.

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17 July 2012

burundi

A lot of my photos recently have been about Burundi. When we were hanging photos, I decided to get this one framed. I love her expression. This was taken a few years before I traveled to Africa.

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16 July 2012

love my new office.

The new digs at work! My boss and I share this space (you cannot see our desks, they are behind me.) We LOVE it. There is no air flow at the moment…but, once we take care of that, it will be SUPERB!

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15 July 2012

new running shoes.

My first pair were a little small, I ended up with some bad blisters at the end of our half marathon. A friend highly recommended these, cannot wait to try them!!

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14 July 2012

d.i.y.

Today we went and picked up our dresses for Michele’s wedding! We also worked on some wedding crafts. I got two blisters and a bruised tip of my thumb for these, but they are going to be so cool. Crafting is fun when it is with friends!

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13 July 2012

organizing

organized some of our books today. so. many. books. I needed to move a bunch to the loft.

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12 July 2012

friends help friends…

…build their IKEA furniture! Holly got a new desk. The huz came to the rescue!

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11 July 2012

my fave.

My fave used bookstore is having a sale this month. cha-ching!

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10 July 2012

happy birthday huz!

Today is my husband’s birthday! His brother is a super talented artist and this is his birthday present this year. It is from a photograph taken at our half marathon in May.

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9 July 2012

love dc.

I actually snapped this yesterday, but really wanted to share it. I love old buildings, especially old churches.

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8 July 2012

coldplay

Last minute, we went to the Coldplay concert! Steph has a friend who had two tickets – he couldn’t go, so he sold them to us. It was AMAZING.

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7 July 2012

burundi.

This is a piece of cloth/canvas that I need to have framed. Makes me miss Burundi!

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6 July 2012

painting party

Helping Stephie paint her new place! LOVE the color.

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5 July 2012

ice cream break

Every Thursday, my department meets up with the IT department (we used to sit in the same wing) for an ice cream break. The ringleader, Larry, wasn’t here this Thursday, but we had our ice cream break nonetheless! I HIGHLY recommend the Magnum Double Caramel ice cream bar. tuh die fowah.

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4 July 2012

Happy 4th of July!

Spent the 4th with good friends on the top of a hill on an army base overlooking the district and watched the DC fireworks show. Could I be more patriotic?!

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3 July 2012

another beautiful night.

Muggy nights make pretty nights. But they make whiny nights. I don’t like muggy nights, so I whine. Not my finest characteristic.

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2 July 2012

A birthday marzipan pig!

My friend Julie brought this marzipan pig back with her from a holiday family tradition she has. and we celebrated for my birthday! She is norwegian and her grandmother hides the pig in a rice pudding and the person who finds it, wins. I love family traditions.

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1 July 2012

driving to dinner.

Went to an air conditioned dinner with the huz tonight. It was delish and the drive there was beautiful.

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30 June 2012

power outage.

Came home tonight to no power. Some crazy, freak storm rampaged down from Ohio on Friday night and left over 2 million people without power. It was a hot, muggy, sleepless night.

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29 June 2012

the scenic route.

We took the scenic route home today. a beautiful drive.

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28 June 2012

Beau and his peg leg.

Beau broke his leg! He has to stay inside for a whole month. Poor guy. He is not going to like it! He will like being spoiled rotten by my mom though :)

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27 June 2012

It’s mah burfday

Happy Birthday to me! Spent the day with family, friends and lot’s of crazy animals. And a funfetti cake. booyah.

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26 June 2012

the best banana pudding you’ve ever had.

My brother-in-law and I snuck out the last of Gran’s banana pudding to the back porch so we wouldn’t have to share it with anyone. It is sooooo good.

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25 June 2012

children’s library

I love my parent’s loft. the perfect reading nook.

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24 June 2012

The Benewah Fellowship

My mom leading Joys and Concerns at The Benewah Fellowship. Jake preached and did such a fantastic job. A great Sunday.

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23 June 2012

sunsets in Idaho

Sunsets in Idaho are magical.

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22 June 2012

grillin’!

My dad is the grill master! That man can cook a steak better than anyone.

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21 June 2012

goatey goats.

My parents got goats! They are the cutest and they love people. They come running when they hear my voice, probably because it sounds just like my mom’s voice and my mom feeds them daily :) Pets always respect Dad the most, but love mom the most because they know she is the keeper of the food.

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20 June 2012

on our way!

On our way! Had to take two detours (situation with our tickets), so we ended up flying through Seattle. Mt. Rainier always makes me homesick.

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19 June 2012

one of my faves!

a birthday friend from a co-worker! part of a travel care packaged for my trip to IDAHO!

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14-18 June 2012

Well, I messed up. A friend told me that if I went to the Apple store within a year of purchasing my iPhone, they would give me a new one, no questions asked. It turns out this is true! But, what it also meant was that I went to the Apple store without having backed up my photos on my phone, and so I lost 5 days of photos.

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13 June 2012

traffic. boo.

There was a traffic on a part of my commute where there is usually NO TRAFFIC! why? People, this is my shortcut, I don’t want to see you on it tomorrow. deal?

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12 June 2012

brunch with my dear friend, Carol.

I had a chance to catch up with my friend Carol today! I love her and she is the definition of hospitality. I love her and our conversations!

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11 June 2012

the giving tree.

One of my faves. I created this in a black and white photography class I took in high school. I was cleaning out drawers and found this. I think I want to frame it.

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10 June 2012

brunch date

I love brunches with the huz.

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9 June 2012

smashbook

I finished it! I have had this journal/scrapbook thing since high school. I put in memories, notes from people, prayers, thoughts, poems, dreams that I have had – anything and everything. I am a very nostalgic person and I like to remember. Well, recently a friend told me she was starting a “smashbook” which was a new concept to me. Turns out it is the same thing! A smashbook is a book that you “smash” memories, movie tickets, notes from friends, thoughts, etc… into. Well, it got me to thinking about this smashbook, so I got it out this morning and finished it!

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8 June 2012

memories

I have been going through old files and boxes of memories and found this. I took a B&W photography class in high school and snapped this while me and some friends were in downtown Seattle. Crazy to think that this was over 8 years ago…!!!

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7 June 2012

date night

Date night tonight with the huz! A beautiful night out.

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6 June 2012

Romans

I am studying Romans in my Precepts class (in-depth verse by verse Bible Study). It’s a doozy. But, I am loving it! I just wish I had devoted more time to the study overall. I don’t think I will ever fully comprehend the book of Romans.

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5 June 2012

devotional from today

I read this today in my devotional. A good reminder.

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4 June 2012

Hatfields and McCoys

The huz explaining the story of the Hatfields & McCoys to Steph and I. He got totally sucked in to the History channel series and loved it! It seemed kind of depressing to me…

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3 June 2012

World Relief

I took this photo of a page from World Relief’s Annual Report. I love what WR is doing especially in Burundi.

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2 June 2012

bohnanza

This is one of my favorite card games and I got to play it today!

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1 June 2012

GMA and Brad Paisley

I am enjoying my morning off with some Dunkin’s coffee and a little GMA and Brad Paisley. I love my weekend!

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31 May 2012

new phone cover

My phone cover broke, so I found this one on Amazon for a great price and I LOVE IT. The brand is Elago and the color is awesome and it is slick and I love it. It’s the little things in life.

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30 May 2012

morning light

I love the way the light comes in through my window in the mornings. I think I need to let it in this morning. I took a quick photo break from my devotional this morning, Valley of Vision. This is what I was reading at the time:

“Thou hast helped me to see,
that whatever good be in honour and
rejoicing, how good is he who gives them,
and can withdraw them;
that blessedness does not lie so much
in receiving good from and in thee,
but in holding forth thy glory and virtue”

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29 May 2012

wedding bouquet

My bouquet from Nat and Scott’s wedding is holding up beautifully! I heart peonies.

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28 May 2012

C.S. Lewis’ Space Trilogy

Who knew C.S. Lewis had a Space Trilogy?! I did not until a month or so ago. So crazy! I started it today. I wonder if it will be as good as Narnia…

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27 May 2012

Race day!

We did it! We completed a half marathon! First timers: me, Jake, Merrill, and Heather. Josh, Ryan and Sam had run that far before in races. It was the hottest, humid-est day of the year and we did it!

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26 May 2012

Happy Birthday Merrill!

Today was Merrill’s birthday! We celebrated with cake! We take lighting the candles very seriously.

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25 May 2012

beautiful bride.

My beautiful friend Natalie got married today. A beautiful bride, inside and out. So excited for her!

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24 May 2012

Ghanaian Chocolate.

Ryan brought me this chocolate from Ghana. He was given it at work…but I think it was kinda old. It tasted really chalky…Before I had eaten any of it, I gave some to a few of my coworkers. They accused me of trying to poison them… haha

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23 May 2012

Bachelorette part deux

Coco Sala! A fun night with the beautiful bride! We started with manicures and pedicures, dinner at La Sandia and finished the night in DC at CoCo Sala for chocolate dessert. We are getting excited about this wedding!

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22 May 2012

another book…

I have a problem. I read too many books. I love them and I love my bookmark.

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21 May 2012

carpool buddy!

Ryan and I left my car at church last night so that we could carpool today! I love my carpool buddy.

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20 May 2012

Membership Orientation

I went to Membership Orientation today. Pastor Lon leads it. If we end up staying here, I want to become a member so I started the process. I am operating as much as I can like we are staying here and not moving.

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19 May 2012

so darn cute.

My boss’ daughter is so adorable. I LOVE her.

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18 May 2012

Bachelorette Party.

Drove out to the Virginia wild to visit a winery for a wine tasting. We then enjoyed this bottle of red with cheese/crackers and chocolates. SO FUN! It was such a beautiful, relaxing way to spend our Friday, one week before Natalie’s wedding.

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17 May 2012

the Magnum.

Thursdays are ice cream day with my department and our IT department. Every Thursday at 2pm we go down to the cafe and get ice cream. It is an IT tradition that they have invited us to, one of the many perks of sitting in the same wing as the IT department.

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16 May 2012

new wheels.

Julie got a new set of wheels and it is a thang of beauty!

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15 May 2012

pretty flowers from a pretty friend.

My beautiful friend Arita sent me these flowers. She is a beautiful woman inside and out and I am so blessed to know her!!!

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14 May 2012

whose are these?

This is the only photo I took today. I found these sunglasses in my car and I took this photo to send to a few friends who they might belong to. Are they yours by any chance?

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13 May 2012

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day! I am blessed beyond belief to have my mother, my grandmother and my mother-in-law in my life. Three beautiful, wise, godly women. LOVE them!

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12 May 2012

run run run

Snapped this photo while running on Rock Creek Park Trail. Beautiful place to run. SO MUGGY though. yuckuh.

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11 May 2012

9 miles.

So tired. I just keep running and running. I gotta keep running though, race is in 15 days!!!

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10 May 2012

feelin’ nerdy

My friend’s really cool, hipster “goggles”.

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9 May 2012

anothuh book.

I am devouring books lately. Here is another one that I should have read 2 years ago, but I am finally getting around to it and I am excited!

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8 May 2012

Summer Smells.

I bought this while I was in Florida. This  car freshener will always remind me of my best friend Ashley. She had this in her car in high school. Love this smell!

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7 May 2012

long trip home.

Storms in Atlanta kept me in the ATL airport overnight…yuck. Finally got home and took the metro back to Rockville. So sleepy.

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6 May 2012

Cave’s love the pool.

Cave’s live in the pool. and the beach. and the pool some more.

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5 May 2012

Sister graduates!

Dani graduates! Such a fun day! Spent the morning with Sally, Mike and Colette at Sally’s apartment. Love Florida!

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4 May 2012

I love my beautiful family. I love the beach, but mostly I love my family.

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3 May 2012

old book revisited.

I read this book in high school and I am re-reading it this vacation. PBA bound baby!

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2 May 2012

commute

a muggy commute on the way to work. Snapped this while waiting at a really long light.

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1 May 2012

blue stache.

My friend Owen dyed his stache blue. Really brings out his eyes.

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30 April 2012

The couple who brushes together…

…stays together.

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29 April 2012

Pike’s Peek 10k

My first race! I did it! 6.2 miles (10k) right down Rockville Pike. Catch the blog post for details!

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28 April 2012

’tis the season to plan a fall wedding!

My friend Michele is getting married this fall. These are her colors – pretty!

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27 April 2012

sunset

Pretty sunset in Rockville tonight. Pictures never do it justice.

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26 April 2012

seeds.

I’ve been trying to cut back on wheat and dairy in my diet. So, I have been eating a lot of nuts. A lot.

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25 April 2012

glitter gal pals.

Tonight we glittered animals for Nat’s wedding decor. Then we decided to glitter ourselves a little bit.

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24 April 2012

seeds.

A gentleman donated seeds for us to give to people in need. Problem is, it is kinda hard to take seeds to other countries…there are laws against that. But, we found some people who could use them! Today I sorted them all…

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23 April 2012

Chilly Michelle

Michelle was cold tonight during/after small group. She decided to bundle up.

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22 April 2012

Leaders Meeting with Will

Tonight we had a Leaders Meeting with Will. He taught us a lot about leading, discipleship and the right kinds of questions to ask.

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21 April 2012

8.4 miles!

8.4 miles! The farthest I have run yet! Check out the blog for more information…funny stuff happened on this run… ;)

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20 April 2012

Congratulations Arita and Umberto!

Congratulations Arita and Umberto! They were married yesterday and today we celebrated!

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19 April 2012

it’s about time!

Library card! Did you know you need two forms of ID and to sign all sorts of waivers for a Library card? The Library is not messing around.

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18 April 2012

Inside Joke

While in Burundi last year, whenever one of the girls on the team really brought it when training/teaching, our teammate Will would say, “Woman, thou art loosed!”. I saw this book today at Wonderbook (my used booktstore) and started reminiscing. Such a great trip!

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17 April 2012

The Discovery

I saw the Discovery today! This picture does not do it justice. It was so low and so huge! I have never been so excited about a space shuttle.

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16 April 2012

azaleas

pretty azaleas in front of my building. I do love DC in the spring. Of course, the humidity is minimal right now…just wait until this summer.

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15 April 2012

good readin’

I finished the Hobbit! Great book. I wanted to read it before the movie comes out later this year. It was worth it. I love J.R.R. Tolkein.

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14 April 2012

wedding clothes..

We went to a friends wedding today! It was a brunch wedding. I decided to wear heels, which looked cute, but I thought I might lose my legs – they were still so sore from my 6.2 miles yesterday…not the best idea I have ever had.

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13 April 2012

6.2 miles!

I keep running…6.2 miles today with Ryan in 55:30. Not too shabby!

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12 April 2012

Happy Thursday!

I came home to a surprise! My sister knows just what I like! I hope every Thursday becomes Happy Thursday.           :)

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11 April 2012

half windsor

My husband takes tie tying very seriously. He believes that the first impression you make on a person is important, and your tie knot plays a major role in if a person determines at first glance if you are a “slop-o-potomus” or not. Well done with the half windsor, babe. lookin’ good!

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10 April 2012

teeny tiny tobasco

Ryan got this teeny tiny tobasco somewhere recently. I love teeny tiny things.

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9 April 2012

Fiesta

My coworker Julie visited San Antonio last week and brought me back something pretty! (I jokingly told her to do so before she left…). It turns out that in a couple weeks San Antonio has a festival called Fiesta! at which all the women wear these flower crowns. So, I wore this one for most of the day today. Fiesta!

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8 April 2012

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter from the Turner Cave’s!

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7 April 2012

spring clean

Today was Ryan’s second day off in 55 days and what did he want to do? He wanted to deep clean the apartment. That man is high capacity, high efficiency, high energy, high humor. If it is good to be high in something, Ryan is high in it. I am a lucky lady.

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6 April 2012

cavemaking.com

Josh painted this for Ryan for Christmas a few years ago. Now both Ryan and Josh supposedly hate it, so Ryan is throwing it away. What?!? Do I not get any say in this?! Supposedly I don’t because I was neither the artist nor the model. cavemen. oy.

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5 April 2012

Happy Easter.

My Gran has the most beautiful handwriting! I love receiving cards and notes from her. She is so dear to me.

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4 April 2012

uh oh.

Our dishwasher broke today. Merrill opened it up to find two-three inches of water in the bottom. We scooped it all out, Ryan poked around inside of it and we ran it one more time to see if it was just a fluke, but no. It is broken. Luckily, our landlords are buying a new one and having it delivered sometime next week. We have the best landlords!

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3 April 2012

a few of my favorite things.

A few of my favorite things: old books that smell like they have seen it all. and candles that make my home smell inviting and warm. Smells, good smells, are very important to me. I have an overactive nose. I want my home to smell warm and inviting, lived in and also fresh.

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2 April 2012

flowers from my sissy

Came home today from work my my sister had bought me beautiful flowers. I love spring!

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1 April 2012

16 Handles

Went to froyo after church tonight. We love 16 Handles! Really good frozen yogurt.

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31 March 2012

prom hair

SO, I have this hairstyle that I do when I haven’t showered, my hair is not cooperating and I don’t know what else to do with it. I guess it looks kinda fancy, but I never thought much about it. A month ago I was skiing with some friends. When we went inside the lodge for lunch, I took my helmet off, and twisted my hair up like this. I didn’t think twice about it. A few minutes later, my friend Jess walks up to the table with her lunch and sees my hair. “What the heck?! Why do you have prom hair and we all have helmet hair?!” I tried to explain that I too have helmet hair, but to no avail. This up do will forever be prom hair. I wore it again today and saw Jess. She told me we are going to have to have a hair tutorial.

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30 March 2012

Congratulations!

Joey proposed to Michele tonight!  The hubs and I played a part in getting Michele and Joey to our neck of the woods so that he could propose at his parents house (Joey’s parent’s house is in our neck of the woods). We pretended like we were just going on a double date, but that we couldn’t hang out after dinner, just go to dinner. We all went to Matchbox and then parted ways as Joey and Michele decided to stop by his parent’s house and say hello. They have a beautiful home with an amazing backyard. He had about a hundred candles lit in the backyard, proposed back there and then had a surprise celebration party with a bunch of their friends at his parents house. It was really special and I loved playing a small part in it! Ryan and I showed up after they yelled SURPRISE.

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29 March 2012

The Valley

A book of Puritan Prayers and Poetry. I always gave the Puritans a hard time, they seemed so legalistic and rigid. But, these prayers show you the human side of the Puritans. I recommend purchasing a copy. Beautiful.

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28 March 2012

tea time.

I bought this teapot around Christmastime and I love it! There are few things better than a cup of tea after a long day.

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27 March 2012

HUNGER GAMES

We went, we enjoyed. we want to see it again! Well, except Ryan. He was a little disappointed.

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26 March 2012

it’s time to get serious about running.

The hubs is creating a running schedule for Stephanie and myself. We love him.

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25 March 2012

it’s laundry day.

Love the hubs, doing the laundry!  My husband is typically one step ahead of me when it comes to cleaning up the house. I recommend marrying a man who is one step ahead.

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24 March 2012

Canadian Tuxedo

Wearing jean on jean growing up was a serious fashion faux pas. Seems it might be coming back. We used to call it the Canadian Tuxedo…today I released my inner canadian.

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23 March 2012

The Hunger Games

The movie for The Hunger Games came out today. I walked past our neighborhood Barnes and Noble and noticed the pyramids of HG books in the windows. Needless to say, the first book’s pyramid is almost in ruins.

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22 March 2012

booooks

My book bag. I can fit a lot of books in this beast!

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21 March 2012

4.2 miles!

My friend Sam and I went climbing today and then went for my longest run yet! Went down Black Creek Park trail. SO good! Climbing was great too. Sam pushed me to do more than I thought I could do. Love her!

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20 March 2012

First Day of Spring

loving the blossoms this season! My building has some pretty trees surrounding it.

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19 March 2012

The Voice and technology

After smallgroup tonight we decided to watch the Voice. pretty good, but I think I still like American Idol better…just sayin’!

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18 March 2012

the long walk home.

As I was walking down the hall to my front door tonight around 10PM, I realized that I had not taken a photo today…so, I snapped one real quick of my hall. Today was one of those days where I walked around a lot. A busy day and church. A long day. Walking down this hall is something I do have a short, long, skinny, fat day. The parking garage is pretty far from my front door, I walk down three halls like this one. It’s a good building though, no complaints. I am starting to really like where we live.

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17 March 2012

St. Patrick’s Day sky

I took this photo on our way to dinner with one of the hubs’ coworkers, his wife and another friend of theirs. I took this photo through the tinting that is on the top of the windshield. I really like it! But, I didn’t like it nearly as much as I enjoyed dinner. What a great group of people! Very fun, very chill. good food, good conversation. A perfect way to spend St. Patrick’s Day.

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16 March 2012

Happy 50th Anniversary McLean

Today, we celebrated 50 years of impact our church has had on the greater DC area. It was a time of worship, giving the glory to God and reflecting back on all that God has done through this church and through the countless men and women who have served God through this church.

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15 March 2012

Celebrating The Job!!!

My sister got a job today! She has been in DC since mid-August job searching/applying/interviewing/hunting/applying well, you get the picture and today she won! So proud of her for not giving up. To celebrate? A little chocolate fondue at The Melting Pot. Flaming Turtle!

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14 March 2012

more pics of books.

Some people take pictures of food. I take pictures of books. I love books! This is a new book I started today. Looking forward to learning a lot from it!

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13 March 2012

omelettes du fromage

Sister made omelettes tonight. So delicious. She is a good cook.

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12 March 2012

small group

Monday nights are small groups nights. I have the privilege of leading, learning with and growing with an incredible group of women. We are studying Acts at the moment. Love this group! It is so exciting to be studying and learning about the beginnings of the church. History is coming alive on Monday nights.

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11 March 2012

candlelight

There are few things I love more than candlelight. I always have candles burning. Much to my husband’s chagrin. He does not like candles burning. Fire hazard. This is a kink that might always be a part of our marriage :)

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10 March 2012

sushi.

One of my favorite foods, which I cannot eat because of my jaw disorder. I am not supposed to eat any foods that I have to chew a lot or fully open my mouth to eat. This was Ryan’s sushi and I am coveting it. hardcore coveting.

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9 March 2012

as the sun sets

Today I was incredibly lazy. I stayed inside and worked on random little things all day even thought the weather was FANTASTIC outside. Not really sure what I was thinking. But, I also didn’t take too many photos since I didn’t do much of anything. This photo does not capture how cool the light looked streaming in, in different bar shapes all along our 28 foot high walls, but trust me when I say the lighting was magical. There is just something about when the sun sets.

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8 March 2012

Founding Farmers

We went to Founding Farmers for dinner tonight. Delicious food, great atmosphere and just a great time with friends and family. This is a shot of their interesting ceiling decor.

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7 March 2012

workin’ hard

It has begun. Some construction is being done near my office, right next to my cubicle actually. I know the finished product is going to be great and I also know I am only sitting here for another month or so, but it’s kind of difficult to concentrate with construction happening next to you.

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6 March 2012

just ran farther than I ever have before.

I have to keep running since I am going to attempt a half marathon in May. Feeling pretty good about 3.3 miles in 29:13!

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5 March 2012

storm’s a comin’

Snowstorm is coming. Better get home quick before traffic becomes a nightmare!

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4 March 2012

i heart dessert. especially chocolate.

We went to Coastal Flats for dinner after church. Our server Todd was great and brought us chocolate sauce for our Ozzie Rolls….ummm….DELICIOUS. I poked a hole in my Ozzie, filled it with chocolate and stuffed it in my mouth. Needless to say, it made a bit of a mess.

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3 March 2012

the vow

Went and saw The Vow today. It was pretty good, but it made me want to read the true story. So, when I got home, I bought the book. I have a problem with buying books. I can’t not buy them.

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2 March 2012

Everything you see, happens.

I went and saw this movie tonight. Wow. Talk about a real life movie. The acting was not the best, since they are not actors but actual SEALS, but I rarely, if ever, have seen a movie that was more real. I kept having to remind myself in every action scene, that this stuff actually happens! I loved it and I am so proud of our men and women serving in the military.

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1 March 2012

a long time comin’

I have wanted a Keurig for YEARS! and my friend Merrill gave hers to me in exchange for a normal coffeepot! LOVE IT! She had been coming over for coffee in the morning and when I asked if she had a coffeepot, she explained she had a Keurig, but did not like it. I explained (very excitedly), that I have wanted a Keurig for YEARS! I have some good friends :)

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29 February 2012

leap day

Project 366!!! I realized today that this is not Project 365, but 366. LEAP YEAR.

I only took one photo on leap day. It was a dreary leap day, so I attempted to take a photo of it, but it backfired. But, luckily, I really like it.

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28 February 2012

date night.

I love date nights. Tonight we went to a local restaurant, Mosaic. delicious and great prices.

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27 February 2012

straws

I love straws. I drink so much more water when out of a straw. I have been told that I need to drink more water. Know what that means? more straws!

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26 February 2012

the only day this year that looked like winter.

Beautiful scenery! West Virginia, wild and wonderful.

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25 February 2012

skiing.

A windy, wintery day on the slopes. crazy winds, but pretty good snow over the ice.

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24 February 2012

winter weekend away

First night of our winter retreat. Looking forward to skiing tomorrow. Worship was incredible. cello and acoustic guitar. LOVE.

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23 February 2012

I cannot get into my office.

We are in the midst of office moves so there is a lot of stuff that should be in storage that is in my cubicle. I can’t get to my desk at the moment…  :)

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22 February 2012

a cupcake birthday!

After a birthday dinner at Clyde’s, we had rainbow sherbet and funfetti cupcakes! Happy birthday little sister.

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21 February 2012

my new fruit bowl.

I didn’t take one picture of the birthday girl today! FAIL. I did take this fun picture of some yummy oranges in my new bowl that I bought with my Christmas money from my Gran.

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20 February 2012

small group dinner

On Mondays that are holidays, we (small group girls) get together for dinner, a movie, or whatever we are feeling. It is a time to catch up for those of us in town. I heart my small group girls. This week was the day before Stephie’s birthday. So, we gave her “verbal gifts”, a tradition I learned from my Precepts leader. You all take a turn and share with the birthday girl something you love about her, appreciate about her, admire in her. I highly recommend this tradition.

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19 February 2012

getting some much needed attention.

Today, Betsy (what I named the Corolla) is getting some much needed lovin’. Checking the fluids before we run some errands.

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18 February 2012

multi tasking

multi tasking

Saturday is a day to catch up on all the shenanigans we didn’t get to during the week. It takes a lot of technology to keep us running it seems.

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17 February 2012

booooots.

I should say booties. new shoes with my Christmas money.

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16 February 2012

birthday dinner

Little sister’s birthday is next week, so we went out for tapas tonight. mmm. mmm. tapas. we approve of this dinner.

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15 February 2012

banana nana bread

I made some delicious banana bread today. My mother-in-law’s recipe. yum-o.

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14 February 2012

Vday dinner

Tonight a few friends came over for Valentine’s Day dinner and to watch The Bachelor (i *cringe* when I have to admit that I am watching the Bachelor this season…but I am…). It was actually a really great time with a really great group of friends. Happy Valentine’s Day to me!

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13 February 2012

Vday surprise

The hubs works on Valentine’s Day so my gift came a day early! The best part about the gift? That it is for me and for Stephanie. A husband who takes care of and loves your family is one-of-a-kind. I am a lucky woman!

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12 February 2012

winter reflections.

the snow didn’t stick, but the chemicals and sand left behind from the snow removal company left me feeling like winter finally arrived. I also secretly love the reflections from the building across the street when the sun shines.

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11 February 2012

snow day.

Tonight after hanging out with friends, we drove home in a light snow. beautiful.

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10 February 2012

mail call.

walking to the mail box in my TOMS.

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9 February 2012

C-A-P-S CAPS.CAPS.CAPS!

went to a CAPS game. they lost in OT. but the Guacamole and Salsa and Oyamel before the game was incredible.

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8 February 2012

chocolat chaud

Had dinner with a friend tonight at Le Pain Quotidien. Delicious Quinoa Cake and a delicious Chocolat Chaud. I heart DC.

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7 February 2012

new shoes.

The husband brought these home for me from his trip to NYC. LOVE.

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6 February 2012

bought a candle at IKEA

I have had this hurricane for awhile, but it is massive. I finally found a candle I thought would fit in it. But, the candle is about 5 inches too tall. Oh well! still looks alright.

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5 February 2012

two photos today because one just wasn’t enough.

first half of the Super Bowl.

We were riveted.

We were riveted.

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4 February 2012

what a mirror.

Today I went to IKEA with a good friend. We bought a mirror. It was quite the mirror. Such a mirror won’t fit in my tiny sedan. Such a mirror would only fit in my friend’s truck. He came and rescued us. Oh IKEA mirrors.

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3 February 2012

driving with friends

hung out with two good friends today. good food. good conversation.

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2 February 2012

best friends.

Look who is moving to DC!

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1 February 2012

Bibles for all peoples.

Today at work, I was sorting/organizing our storage closet and came across a bookshelf of Bibles in at least 30 different languages. French, Arabic, Spanish, Creole, Portuguese, Polish Czech, Tongan, Hausa, Mandarin, Russian, Romanian, Yaruban, and so many more. Incredible to see the Word of God in a way that can speak to so many people. Praying I can give some of these away!

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31 January 2012

somebody isn’t feeling very good.

The husband has a terrible cold. Or maybe the flu. Chicken noodle soup and saltines for you for dinner.

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30 January 2012

Burundian Wall Carving

Today we talked about fellow Christ followers around the world and what it is like to follow Christ in different parts of the world, different cultures. Made me think of my friends in Burundi. This wall carving was a gift given to me at the end of my 2010 trip to that beautiful country.

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29 January 2012

t-shirt quilt

Started my t-shirt quilt today! meant to start this years ago…some of these shirts are from 2002!

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28 January 2012

new shoes.

got new shoes for Christmas from my mom and dad. tried them out today…I think we are going to get along just fine!

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27 January 2012

wish I had a green thumb.

Today I am going to attempt to save this cactus…let’s see if I have a green thumb after all.

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26 January 2012

start a new book.

Starting a new book today. I want to read it before I see the movie. I have heard a lot of good things about this author. Let’s see if he lives up to the hype.

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25 January 2012

Just Ordinary.

We often think of the disciples as extraordinary men. But they were ordinary men chosen by an ordinary master. Today I had the opportunity to meet with, pray with and be encouraged by several “ordinary” women. God has made them extraordinary and I am blessed by their friendships and prayers. My friend Michelle and I are going to be reading the book Twelve Extraordinary Men together and I am looking forward to all that God will teach us through this book and the twelve men called by Jesus to be His disciples.

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24 January 2012

a beautiful friend

This is my beautiful friend Arita. She is one of the most patient, kindhearted, spirited and funny women I know. A woman of prayer and a loyal friend.

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23 January 2012

Office Space

I came back from a 10 day vacation to find this on the printer. I heart my office.

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22 January 2012

Victory!

Patriots are going to the Superbowl!!!

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21 January 2012

driving into town

We braved the roads today to drive into town to get the plow fixed and to enjoy a meal at the local mexican restaurant. Loving the view along the drive.

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20 January 2012

I’ll miss this view

The snowstorm seems to be moving on. The husband and my father seem to have gotten ahead of the plowing and we are enjoying the brief reprieve. I am attempting to cross country ski in a track made in the front meadow by one of our plowing machines…cross country skiing is not easy!

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19 January 2012

snow for days

It has been snowing for three days. I have shoveled two decks, two stairs onto decks and countless gates three times. I am a little sore :) But it is so beautiful and it is very gratifying to be here and be able to help my parents during the biggest snowstorm they have had since moving here. we love snow! 3 feet and counting…!

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18 January 2012

snowshoe-ing

Today we went on a showshoeing adventure. The snow is so light and airy though that we sunk about a foot and a half into the powder. Wish I was snowboarding in this!

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17 January 2012

shoveling snow.

Today was the start of a three day snowstorm. Today was the start of three days of shoveling and plowing. My sister and I got out and helped by shoveling the decks, stairs and all the gates. I have a feeling my arms and back will feel it tomorrow.

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16 January 2012

handsome man

Today I built a drop ceiling in my dad’s office with my mom and this studmuffin. Very gratifying to finish such a big project. I love being married to a man who can build/paint/fix just about anything.

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15 January 2012

daily walks in ID

Everyday since I arrived, my mom and I have been going on a daily “brisk” walk, to get some exercise. It is so peaceful, quiet and beautiful here. There is no better place to walk briskly, or in a halting pattern as I kept stopping to snap a few photos.

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14 January 2012

just puzzlin’

This is my Gran. She turns 91 in two months and she has a better memory and a quicker wit than I do. She lived through the Great Depression, WWII, and so much more. She moved in with my parents a year or so ago and I love having her so close. Half of the time that I call my parents, I end up talking to my Gran. I love her so much and am so blessed to have her in my life. moral of the story: talk to your grandparents, they have lived through more and have more to share with you than you will every understand until you are almost 91.

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13 January 2012

Home Sweet Idahome.

Left early this morning to fly home! The husband, sister and I left around 5am and arrived around 12:40 (i love traveling west). It takes over an hour to drive to my parents home from the nearest airport, but the drive and conversation are beautiful. Love being home!

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12 January 2012

everyone brought their kids to the party.

Tonight my husband and I went and spent some time with my Burundi team. It was so great to spend time with the team and their families, not to mention my team leader’s wife is an amazing cook. We shared laughs, memorable moments, serious moments and laughed a lot. I miss my team and it was encouraging to be back together again. This picture captures a moment where my husband rediscovered his love of BeyBlades, a spinning top type game or sorts…?

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11 January 2012

classics

Today I visited WonderBook, my favorite of all-time used bookstore. I read the LOTR trilogy in middle school, but never read The Hobbit. I want to read it though before the movie comes out in late 2012. Hope it’s good!

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10 January 2012

time to take down the decor.

We are finally starting to take down the Christmas decorations, but we are sad because they make us happy.

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9 January 2012

praying for Deborah

Today was our first small group of 2012, and it was our dear Deborah’s last. She received a job offer in NYC and is moving next week. Deborah is wise beyond her years, brings peace to all those who know her and is a Light in this dark world. We will miss her but know God will do incredible things in her and through her through this transition!IMG_2268.JPGIMG_2266.JPG

3 thoughts on “Project365

  1. I need a Sammy day….just looking at your little running pic blog makes me miss you till it hurts… when we visit next please teach me how to do a blog…I have an idea…

  2. Pingback: A face with a thousand meanings | cavelife

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