Thursday, July 26, 2007

Summertime Adventures

This summer Ollie has been on some very fun adventures, it's exciting that everything is a first for him. Here he is at the Green Valley Pool, his first of many times swimming this summer. I think he really likes it.
Here we are taking a break in Africa, well the Asheboro Zoo's section of Africa. We're not sure if Ollie knew he was at the zoo, but he enjoyed his long stroller ride.

Ollie started eating a little bit of veggies with his cereal, doesn't it look yummy!
We also went to Smith Mountain Lake with some friends for a few days. Here he is, the stud in green, in between his two sweet friends Maddie Grace and Anna Cate.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

It still fits...

6 years, lots of french fries, La Bamba, reeces peanut butter cups, one baby, and my wedding dress still fits. Never mind the fact that it might look like I am breathing in this picture. This past Saturday was mine and Matt's 6th anniversary and every year I put on my dress and thankfully it has always fit, :). We also have one square of our cake left, yes from 6 years ago. And every July 7th, Matt pulls it out of the back of the freezer unwraps the many layers of saran wrap and we have a bite. I can't say that it is nearly as delicious as it was 6 years ago, but traditions like this help keep our quirky little love thang going. Maybe next year our little love child will get to have his first bite of our wedding cake, yum! My how we've changed in 6 years, Matt has a very brief history of our journey on his blog

Saturday, July 7, 2007

The mountain of mercy...

"Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths." Micah 4:2
Matt and I just got back from a mini-vacation to Damascus, VA. This was the cabin that we rented. It was so peaceful and comfy. Ollie stayed with his grandparents, he had fun, they had fun and most importantly Matt and I reconnected, what a blessing to be with the one you love.
We went down the "Creeper Trail" which is this beautiful 17 mile trail that winds down the mountain. I love the way the air smells in the mountains, it reminds me of summer camp growing up. I wish I could bottle that smell and take it out on days when I need to be reminded of God's goodness.
Here's my sweetie, you can stop and have lunch at the Creeper Cafe. We did and had a slice of chocolate cake that was written up in Southern Living.

We highly recommend taking a break from the everyday life...its good for your mind, heart and soul. Today is our 6th anniversary...stay tuned for some pictures of our yearly events.

"Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him." Ps. 62:5