Wednesday, January 30, 2008

How Would You Be Described?

We have the greatest group of young adults at our church (Kenwood Bible Methodist) and I love it when we have parties. We met at Jeremy and Emilie's last Friday night and had a great time eating pizza and playing the Bowl Game. Aaron is sure the game has a "real name" - but everyone I know calls it the Bowl Game. So, that's what it is.

Emilie started it off by explaining how the game works. The first round you describe the person you draw out of the bowl by using only words. Second round you only act, and the third round you can only say one word.

I see that hand, Jennee. Did you have a question?

The acting round is always the funniest part to me. I can't remember who Jeremy is trying to act like, but it sure was funny.

A very perplexed Ron.

Aaron and Josh sure thought something was funny.

It's really hard to describe someone you don't even know, which is what happened to Jenn. We got real creative with some names. :-)

Brent - a ready-made actor.

If we could get Holley to stop laughing long enough to act, she did really well. :-)

I absolutely love this game. We had all kinds of people: presidents and other famous people, church people, Strawberry Shortcake, Winnie the Pooh, bible characters, Paul Harvey, GBS people, and many more. We laughed at how people were described and the actions people chose to describe them. Later on that night I was thinking and wondered what would people say to describe me or how people would describe Aaron. Hmm. . . food for thought.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

How Cute!

Last week I took pictures of the Frederick children. They are always willing to let me try something new on them and we have so much fun in the process.

I love taking pictures of siblings - especially when they are as cute as the Frederick's!

Pretty in pink!

I just loved Christi's boots and socks - so of course I wanted them to show in the picture.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Sled Time

The latest addition to my collection of photography props . . .

No, I really didn't need 4 - I actually only wanted 1. However, the cool thing about auctions is you sometimes have to bid on a "lot" when you may only want one thing. So, here are my 4 sleds. It's probably a good thing they came all together, because I'm not sure which one I like the best. I'm anxious to try these out on some kids for Christmas pictures this next winter. . . if I can wait that long.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Together we will What??

Newport on the Levee is a fun place to go. We hadn't been for while and after we got there wondered why in the world we don't go there more often.

They had a mime out in the common area that was extremely entertaining. I could have stood there forever and just watched him. He was acting like an electronic mannequin and was moving in very real jerks. It was fascinating, but kind of a little unnerving at the same time. :-)

We ate at Dewey's Pizza and wanted to try their dessert, but didn't want to order individual portions. So, we decided to get one piece of Bon Bonerie cake and just split it. It didn't seem weird at all when Kristin and I ate are portions. However, we died laughing when it was time for Aaron and Mark to finish off their halves. You don't typically see two guys sharing cake. :-)

After we were full of pizza and delicious chocolate cake, we walked right by this fitness center. We had just been talking about exercising and this sign clinched it (you have to click on it to enlarge the picture so you can read the sign). Of course, the picture was not complete without the pizza box. After this picture, we promptly marched into Cold Stone Creamery and ordered ice cream. What a way to top off the evening!

Saturday, January 05, 2008

2007 - Year in Review

Wow! What a year 2007 was. I was thinking about some goals for the new year and decided to review a few highlights from last year.

January: We skied for the first time ever and loved it!

February: Aaron’s beloved Colts won the Super Bowl!

March: I saw the ocean for the very first time in my life while on a mission trip to South Africa!

April: it snowed in April!
(I know – not the first time this has ever happened, but it is unusual.)

my brother-in-law (Cameron) graduated from 8th grade and my sister-in-law (Leanna) graduated from Nursing School.

June: I missed 3 weeks of work and had to be hospitalized with my ulcerative colitis.

July: We had a ton of fun in the Cayman Islands with Mark & Kristin!

August: Aaron tore his ACL, had knee surgery, and was off work for 4 weeks.

September: GBS had a great report from the HCL Accrediting Team Visit.

October: my sister, Dana, married Phil Vernon.

November: Good friends, Erika and Matt, welcomed baby girl, Hannah, into the world (and I got to take her 2-week old pictures!)

December: I finished my master’s degree!
(no pictures yet from this grand event - graduation is in May).