Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Catching Up . . .

This is a hodge podge of recent pictures that I haven't taken time to post.

The Saturday before IHC, Aaron and I along with Mark and Kristin sang at Auburn Bible Methodist Church for a revival service. Afterward we ate at Skyline with Jeremy & Lisa Robison and Angie Burton. I love Skyline and have eaten their many times, but, this was the first time I ever knew they had ice cream cones!! These are actually mini cones. They are so tiny but cute and the perfect size to complement a 3-way. Really - I think they are for the kids, but they sold them to us for 50 cents each. :-)

I really enjoyed IHC this year - especially since my 2 sisters were there!

This is what you would call 3 kids in a packed van!

The cousins always enjoy playing dress up. We had hardly been at Jeff's house for an hour when they came downstairs looking like this.

Drew meeting his new cousin, Karson, for the first time. They already look like buds to me!

The awesome flowers from my boss on Administrative Professionals Day!

It was the perfect weather for the GBS picnic last Thursday!

Mark Cravens was the favorite pitcher!

Aaron loves playing with Jake (Ron and Jennee's dog). I thought it was so funny to see Jake drinking out of a water bottle.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Welcome to the World!

My new niece, Emme Grace Englund, was born yesterday, April 26! Congrats to Jeff and Vicki and her 4 older siblings: Drew, Caleb, Kaley, and Camen.

Kaley finally has a sister!

Camen already adores his little sister - he wanted to hold her all the time and kept patting her.

Camen was so funny - he kept counting her toes.

While Jeff and Vicki were at the hospital, Aaron and I kept the other 4 kids. We had a lot of fun playing games like Uno Attack and Bingo, we made homemade sugar cookies, we went up to the church for a few more family pictures for the new church directory, Aaron took them to the park after we got home, and then we got to go to the hospital to see the new arrival.

Camen enjoyed having his "own" dough - he did cut out a few cookies, but was mainly more interested in poking the dough.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Senior Time!

Last night I had the privilege of taking Rachel Crissinger's senior pictures and we had so much fun! She was so easy going and excellent to work with.

I had a really hard time sorting the pictures because I took so many - I just couldn't stop. Here are a few of my favorites.

Monday, April 07, 2008

A Whirlwind of Activity

A host of pictures . . .

Last Saturday we went to Findlay Market for the very first time. I absolutely loved it and can't wait to go back. It's so much more than just fruits and vegetables. I can't believe we have lived here for 5 years and just now discovered the goodness of this place.

They had salsa, soap, honey, flowers, woodworking, baskets, meat, cheese, bread, spices, waffles, desserts, fudge, bakeries, and a host of other items.

Late that afternoon our church had a surprise retirement party for our pastor's wife, Mrs. Durr, at Karen's house. Surprised she was! It was fun.

There was one small catastrophe that happened with the chocolate fountain. Mrs. Wingham was overseeing the process of melting the chocolate and the three tiers had lovely chocolate cascading down. All of a sudden the piece in the middle rose up about 4-5 inches and the fountain was still spinning! I never heard so many people scream and scurry. There was chocolate flying all over the place (as you can see in the above picture - which was taken after it was stopped). It was terrible and funny all at the same time.

Later on that night, we met at Ron and Jennee's house for a surprise birthday party for Mark Foster.

Kristin made this incredible dessert that was delicious!!

Jennee, Katie, me, Kristin

Jake, the dog, was very possessive of his bone. . .

. . . except when Wesley got a hold of it! He did exactly what Jake does with it - in the mouth it went!!

On Monday, Mark's actually birthday, Mark grilled out steaks (fillet Mignon from Findley Market) and we ate on the back porch!

This is a little late, but had to post this picture. Kristin was overjoyed that Michael English was coming to town last week and just HAD to go see him in concert - so we did.