Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!!

In honor of the day, a short list of things I am thankful for this Thanksgiving.

*The steadfast love of the Lord (Lamentations 3:22-24 - my current get my through it all verses!)
*My Dad and Mom who are in Murfreesboro for Thanksgiving with me!
*Ken & Jenn and Brian & Sara
*Chloe, Cash, & Cooper
*my church home and family.
*my friends. You are my extended family
*the sound of rain falling on a metal roof.
*a car that works well
*Patty C. aka the reason I have a car that works well
*things that keep me busy at work
*not working retail on Black Friday
*the beautiful fall I've been enjoying this year
*the DSL I'm using to blog right now
*my roommates... I don't say thanks enough for your just being there when I need you (especially during BL & ANTM! what are we going to do on Wed nights?)
*a clean house
*freedom to worship however I choose
*the beautiful weather outside today (60's on Thanksgiving??? nice)

and of course all of you in blogger land... I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Arrington Vineyards

I went to Arrington Vineyards with Patty and John on Veterans Day (11/11/08). We had a great time =o)

There were so few people off work that we had the place almost to ourselves! Patty had to be on call, but happily she only had one call the whole time we were there. The Vineyard was hosting a party for winners of an event for the Country Music Awards which took place the next day, so we didn't get a tour, but the girl behind the bar for the wine tastings gave John the tour sheet so he was our mock tour guide. He even made up a story that turned out to be right! haha

It started out to be a slightly rainy morning, but eventually the sun broke through the clouds and made the weather very pleasant.

Here are some pictures from the day:

Me at the gate entrance

The view into the vineyard

Patty by the vat of her favorite from the wine tasting

Our veteran

John was very excited about all the wine!

And some random small artsy ones that I really enjoyed taking...

Thursday, November 20, 2008


It's recently been brought to my attention that I haven't been up to par with my blogging efforts. It's true. It's been over a month since my last post and I hope to rectify that soon. I need to update on things going on & pictures taken... but for today, I hope you appreciate my humble offering of a cartoon that I think is a perfect explanation as to why I get annoyed with Christmas things so very early in the season.

*stay tuned for future updates, hopefully this weekend...