Thursday, July 17, 2008

We're running for cancer!

Matt and I are running in the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington D.C. on October 26th. We've already started our training and we're excited to have the chance to run for a cause. We have both lost loved ones to cancer and we thought this would be a cool opportunity to not only raise money for research, but to participate in an event in honor of those we've lost and those that have survived this disease. If you'd like to help us reach our goal of $2000 (between the two of us), visit our site at If you donate, you'll have the chance to submit the name of a loved one, or your own name if you're a cancer survivor or sufferer, and we'll add that name to our t-shirts, and run in honor of those people.

We're excited for this opportunity and we hope you consider partnering with us!

Monday, July 14, 2008


Just wanted to share my favorite picture of Matt this weekend at the beach.

Life is better at the beach

These shots make me want a Canon 40D very badly. We enjoyed our weekend away at the beach, walking on the boardwalk, shopping, and meals at fun places. Haylie loved the water.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

meet chamberlin

Last weekend, Matt and I finally got to meet our niece Chamberlin! Matt's cousin's Brandon and Ashleigh had Chamberlin on Matt's birthday on May 1st. She's a happy baby with a cute dimple and she is LONG! We enjoyed a couple of days visiting with Matt's cousins down in DC and then spent the rest of the weekend home for a few low-key days.

These are some flowers I picked from my garden! One of the many perks from a flower garden is getting to enjoy a bouquet for free!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Catching up

I have to get over the fact that I can't always dedicate a whole post to a specific group of pictures. I've take a ton over the last couple of weeks so I figured to relieve myself of the burden of a loaded memory card, I'll just post them in one big post with a (brief) description of the happenings of my life in the last few weeks. I didn't have the time to edit the photos at all so here they are straight from the camera. Here it goes...

Visiting Kelly, MJ and Maddie in Northern VA.

Maddie getting rid of some gas...

Hangin out on the floor

Impromptu girls night with Nikki and Jen and their little girls (little over a week apart) Kaelyn and Brooke.
They're leaning in like they're posing for the pic. so funny.

Alexis eating a fudgecicle. Aunt Jen helping her get it all over her face!

The end of the night, we played Wii boxing after the husbands joined us after their Bible study.

I knocked Matt out

We had the Gibson girls over for dinner with Dad Stan and our friend Ken. We played in the backyard and the girls were SO sweaty at the end of the night.

Macy chased this "butterfly" (moth) around for 30 minutes

Jenna trying to keep cool (notice the sweaty hair)

Macy playing cornhole with Jenna and Matt. Notice the intensity on her face

Cute Macy

Sadie B feeling SO hot

Forcing Jenna to smile. it looks like she has to go the bathroom.

That's better

Jumping Macy

Piggy backs for Jenna and Macy


Sadie just played with the colored pencils

Sadie the athlete

Last weekend on our way back from DC (for work) we stopped in Baltimore at the Inner Harbor for Phillips All-you-can-eat seafood buffet!



Wyatt playing the drums in grandpa's office. He also plays the guitar. I'll post videos later.

Watching his shadows on the wall


I met my friend Heather (mother of the Gibson girls above) at the mall one night for dinner and she brought along her 4 year old, Jenna. FULL of personality.

Chowing down a Cinnabon!

This is how she walked through the mall for a while

Throwing pennies in the fountain