Sunday, November 20, 2011


I spent last week working in Charlotte and living at my 2nd home, casa de St. Louis. It was a very busy week and I was glad to see the weekend arrive.
Sunday night, Kel & I went to dinner and caught up on life before the crazy week began.
The majority of the week was spent running from meeting to meeting, prepping for a GIGANTIC presentation, having to deal with teammates getting let go (heartbreaking), after work activities and hanging out with friends.
The good news is...I got to attend 2 baby showers (YAY!!), volunteer at Crisis Assistance Ministries, attend an offsite with my extended teammates and partake in Family dinner nigh

I always look forward to family dinner night and couldn't wait for Thursday to roll around. The Bruces, Chids, Kessl
er and Parker came over to the St. Louis house for a night of food, drinks and laughter. Kel made delicious soup that we ate in Panera bread bowls...HUGE hit! We ended the night with the ever so popular, cookie cake, to celebrate Ellen & Sara's birthdays. I always love an excuse to eat cake!

I was so excited to catch up with friends, that I neglected to take many pictures. I did however take a few pictures of the food...priorities!

We already have the next Family dinner planned and I'm so excited that my husband will be in town this time. He hasn't been to a family dinner in so long.
Even though the week was a long one, I wouldn't trade it for anything. I'm grateful to be able to see my Charlotte family and teammates every few weeks.

We're heading back to Charlotte on Tuesday morning to spend Thanksgiving with the in-laws. Then we only have a few weeks of work before our 2 week Christmas vacation...WOOT WOOT!!!! I LOVE THE HOLIDAYS!!

Happy early Thanksgiving to everyone...gobble gobble.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Bama Trip

I'm sad to see our 3 day weekend already over! Mike & I headed to Tuscaloosa, AL on Friday for Abby Reece's 2nd birthday party. I hadn't been to Tuscaloosa since college, so it was nice to be back. It was sad to see all the tornado damage still present all over the town...Em told us about it but you don't really believe it until you see it.

My sister, Em, did an amazing job on Abby's party. She is so creative and crafty and pulled together an awesome "doggie" themed 2nd birthday party. All the kids & parents had a great time and were asking Em to help them plan their kids' parties.
Abby & Nate always make me laugh and seem to grow up way too much in between visits. Even though it was sad to leave, we were thankful for the time together and it made us so excited for Christmas!!
I will save all the pictures and details for Em's post because I know she will do a full recap. In the meantime, here are a few pictures from the weekend!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Some phone favorites

I was going through my phone tonight and found some funny "App Family Weekend" pictures. These were too great not to share. Enjoy!!

Always travel with a fire extinguisher.

Our car speakers for the trip

Robby was annoyed and didn't like our loud singing

My first trip to Cookout!!

Missing Masser :(

A little breakdown after our Coltrane photo shoot

Never a dull moment with the St. Louis family!

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Sunday, November 6, 2011

Bedside Baptist

Some Sunday mornings, Mike and I really miss our church in Charlotte. This morning we decided to stay in bed and watch Pastor Furtick live...and it was well worth it. It was a sermon that both of us really needed to hear and were totally convicted.
We missed seeing our friends at Sunday School, but sometimes we just need to take a break and hear Pastor Furtick bring it!
Have a great week!!