Thursday, September 23, 2010

Camping, Texas, and Haircuts

Ahhh! It's been a while since I've posted... I've been a bad blogger. Anthony's not feeling well (he caught a cold), so I'm awake still while he's been snoozing since 8:30. I thought it would be a good time to catch up.


I had a birthday since I last wrote. 25. Quarter of a century. Not too sure how I feel about that, but so far it's been great! Anthony and I went out to lunch together and I got to Skype with my parents. Then we went camping this past weekend and got to celebrate with friends from home. Needless to say, it was a wonderful birthday!

Camping. Ah, camping. It was a blast! Even though it rained quite a bit, I still consider it to be a success. It was so wonderful to see some friends from back home. There's something about being with people who truly know you inside and out. It was truly refreshing and not nearly long enough. Though probably enough to hold us over til Christmas. We also enjoyed some hiking... not nearly enough thanks to the rain... but some nonetheless. I'll be honest... it felt amazing to sleep in a bed when we got home. And shower. Showers are always nice.

Next up... TEXAS! We leave on Sunday afternoon for the state of Texas. We'll spend some time with Anthony's brother and sister-in-law and their family for a few days, then head to Waco for a David Crowder worship leading conference. The whole week should be wonderful. I'm excited to spend time with Anthony's brother and sister who we don't get to see as often.

In the spirit of randomness, I will share a quirk about myself. I got my haircut yesterday. First time in about 5 months and it really needed it! However, for some reason, I really hate getting my haircut (unless it's with you, Little One). I never like spending the money that it can sometimes cost to get a good hair cut. And I ALWAYS feel awkward making conversation with the hairstylist, who is usually much much cooler than I could ever be. I shrink back into my shyness and my mind goes blank for conversation. Then I feel like I can never go back to that stylist because it was so awkward. So I wait forever til I desperately need a hair cut again and the cycle continues. I probably just need to get over myself, but that's my story for you all to know.

Alright, Anthony's stirring in bed. I think my typing might be affecting his subconscious. That's my cue to sign off!

Until next time,
Emily

Friday, September 3, 2010

Septemeber

September is here! Which means cool, crisp weather, football games, sweatshirts, bon fires, and camping! It also means that my birthday is right around the corner. There are many reasons to love September. Everyone enjoys the cool relief from the muggy, sticky August weather. School starts again (though unfortunately not for Anthony or me). Leaves begin to change (though perhaps September is still a little early for that...). It's just a good time of the year.

This September will be a busy one for me and Anthony (though a fun one as well). Anthony gets to preach on Septemeber 12th... he's already been mulling over his sermon. Good News kicks off their small groups and classes this month (both Anthony and I are leading one of each). My birthday is on the 14th (yay me!)... I'll be 25 (yikes!). We also have a couple of trips planned.

One of those trips is a camping trip with some wonderful college friends. Anthony had this brilliant idea a while back when we were trying to figure out how to ease some of our homesickness. He thought it would be fun to see if our friends wanted to meet us half way for a camping trip this fall. The only problem was that we really only had one weekend available before it got too cold. That weekend happens to be Sept. 17th-19th, and that weekend also happened to work for a lot of our friends! We are so pumped! We didn't know if it would work out or not and it seems to be coming together. We'll meet at a state park along the Mississippi and it should be a joyous time.

Another trip is one that I might have mentioned before: Texas. Anthony and I get to travel down to Texas at the end of the month to attend a worship leading conference hosted by David Crowder. As if that weren't cool enough... we get to take some extra time and visit Anthony's brother and sis-in-law and my aunt! It will be a fun mini-vaca, and a good chance to catch up with some family we don't get to see very often. Not to mention the awesomeness of the conference.

AAAnnnnddd since we are talking about trips, I suppose I should mention that we did something kind of crazy last week... we bought tickets to HAWAII!!! Yeah, I know, be jealous. We had been thinking about it for a while now, and we happened to catch amazing airplane deals, so we had to do it. We have friends out there who just had a baby. Not to mention that this is the island that Anthony interned on (Kauai). Not to mention we'll be going for our anniversary in January. Is it a splurge? Yes. But worth it? Totally. I don't know if we'll ever be able to do this trip this cheaply again, so we might as well take advantage of it while we can!

I think that's about all going on in our lives right now. Or at least all of the exciting stuff. One thing Anthony and I really wanted to be intentional about before we had kids was traveling. It's so exciting to see some of that start to happen :)

Happy Labor Day to everyone!

Em