Friday, October 31, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
This video touched my heart this morning beyond words. These last couple weeks a certain subject, abortion, has been on my mind due to certain issues in our country and the election as a whole. This family is amazing! Not many people would do what they did and I wish there were more of them out there. Majority of people, unfortunately, would take the "easy" way out of this kind of situation....but EVERY child is a gift.....EVERY SINGLE ONE! I hope this video touches your heart the way it did mine.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Zach's carving was much harder than mine and unfortunately, we only had steak knives. He had to concentrate really hard....Can't you tell!
My goofy pumpkin!
Friday, October 24, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
So, we joined the Bodenhamer Center and I have been loving it! Not only has it been nice to have some extra energy, but I am finding that there are people in my age group around Gulf Shores. Don't get me wrong...it has been hilarious watching the snowbirds riding the bikes in their jeans and button down shirts! It has been really nice to also have a "hobby". Exercising has always in some way been a hobby of mine, so its great to pick it back up, even though I have barely been able to move this week. While I was working out yesterday, the Gulf Shores Dolphin swim team was having a swim meet....I got so excited. Maybe this could be another way I could get involved. I am going to call the coach sometime this week to see if I couldn't volunteer to help the team out.
On Saturday, we went to a couple's shower for our friends Jen and Jason. They are getting married November 8th. We meet some great friends of theirs that live in the area. We are looking forward to seeing them all again at the wedding. One of the couples we met said they saw Zach and I working out that morning....small world :)
On Sunday, I went to St. Margaret's for mass. Unfortunately, Zach had to work so he couldn't join me. But I really enjoyed it. I finally found families and the priest was great. The church has just built a new sanctuary and they are having a big dedication ceremony and opening Mass in a couple weeks with a big lunch for the parishioners afterwards. I am going to sign us up for this. I think it will be a good thing and a great way to socialize and meet some more people. This weekend we will be visiting the Christian Life Church. I didn't feel completely comfortable visiting a new church, one that I am not very familiar with, by myself. I am looking forward to having Zach with me and hopefully he will enjoy the church.
Monday, October 20, 2008
Some not so good shots.And then some good shots!There were the cutest ducks in one of the ponds. Whenever you got really close, they would run across the water.Can you find the Blue Heron.....this is when I wish I had the other lense....soon...very soon!
He is back on the list. I have got to see Michael Buble again. He was AMAZING! I loved every moment of his concert. He really put on a perfect show. He was hilarious and was not too bad to look at either. He even made all the men in the crowd feel a little better about being there. Was worth every single penny. Thank God he is coming out with another album soon because that means another tour. He ends this tour in Madsion Square Garden.....very tempting!
Friday, October 17, 2008
I have this imaginary list of things I want to do before I die....don't we all in some way? Well, my list includes going to Ireland, having kids, going inside the Louve, and much more. But I get to check off one of my things to do tonight! Zach and I are going to see Michael Buble!!!!! YAY!!!! I am absolutely in love with Michael and everything he sings. I first saw him on an episode of Oprah like 2 years ago. He was just getting started and lucky for him Oprah heard his amazing voice and had him sing at her Christmas Party. He has brought all the classic songs from Frank and Dean back to life. He is wonderful. I have all of his CDs and I listen to them every time I go on a road trip....I could listen to him forever. And I get to see him tonight. Not only do I love him, but Zach does too. Our song is "Everything" by Michael and we danced to it as our first dance. I can't wait!
Go out and buy his CD...you will not regret it or stop listening to it!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Today, Zach and I joined the local rec center, The Bodenhamer Center. Not only would it be nice to shed a couple pounds, but I thought this might be a good way to interact with other people possibly our age and meet some locals. I am really excited about it because I love to work out. It may be hard to get me there at first, but once I am there, I love how I feel when I am done. Plus..."exercise gives you endorphins and edorphins make you happy!"
My second attempt to become more involved is to find a church. I have been going to a church, when we are actually in town, in Gulf Shores, but have not been able to connect, so to speak. So, I am going to try a church in Foley, where there are more families and residents. We will see how this works. Since Zach and I are not the same faith, I have decide to research and try to find a church in the area that he might enjoy going to as well. Zach has been so great in supporting my faith and going to church with me, but I also want him to be able to grow in his own faith. In Orange Beach, there is a church that I have been hearing wonders about! It is called Christian Life Church ( http://www.clcwired.com/ ). After hearing such good things, I decided to go online and do some research. I loved their mission and really felt that it was something that applied to Zach and myself. Their website was so informative and really what I was hoping to find. There are so many activites to get involved in and I really hope we like it when we visit this Sunday. So we have a crazy Sunday ahead of us....first we have Worship Service at CLC at 8:30 then off to Mass at St. Margaret of Scotland at 10:30....then maybe we will go work out. That might be pushing it :)
If anyone has any other suggestions on how to get involved, I would be more than happy to hear them!
Friday, October 10, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
Kaite Beth made this for Kendall. I thought it was so adorable!