Our Savior's love, shines like the sun with perfect light. As from above, it breaks through clouds of strife.

May 25, 2009

Happy Memorial Day

Our day was filled with fun. Hope yours was, too!

Swimming, cookouts, and friends!

May 16, 2009


Last weekend we went on a little get-away to NYC. My generous sister watched Clara for 3 days and 2 nights (our first time leaving her overnight).

We stayed in Times Square. Here is a view of the Chrysler Building from our hotel room. Our first indication that we were going to miss Clara more than we thought was when everything we saw reminded us of "Annie"(Clara's Favorite movie). "These floors better shine like the top of the Chrysler Building, or your backsides will"- Miss Hanigan

We did what we usually do for a vacation, pack as much as we possibly can do into a 2 day period of time.

We first started with a Night in the Museum, and after Greg got lost looking for moon rocks, we were able to enjoy some overgrown Lizard Bones. (Natural Selection, yeah right, this guy should still rule the food chain)

(Nicolle 27 weeks pregnant with baby girl #2)

Friday evening we walked through Greenwich Village, Soho, and Little Italy an ate at this delicious little Italian restaurant.
Saturday morning, we had breakfast with Greg's cousin and his wife- James and Emily. Sorry, we forgot to snap a photo of the lovely couple.

On Saturday afternoon, we saw La Cenerentola (Rossini) at the Metropolitan Opera. This was the highlight of the trip for Nicolle.

And the highlights of the trip for Greg were 2 trips to Wegmans (It is a supermarket, if you have never been there, you will not understand).
Overall it was a great trip and Nicolle has never encouraged Greg to drive faster than when we were heading back to Roanoke to pick up Clara.

We missed her!

May 13, 2009


Have you tried this? My friends Kelly and Tom told me about this website. It is awesome. I enter in the books I own and don't want anymore, then this site finds a trade for me, automatically. I just have to print out a mailing label and throw my book in the mailbox. I have been getting "free presents" of new (to me) books all week in the mail. Very fun and easy. They also trade music, DVD's, and video games. All free, you just pay to ship your own stuff out. You should try it!

May 3, 2009

1/2 Marathon Trail Run

Greg ran a 1/2 marathon lat Saturday- it was at our very favorite park- Bur Mill Park. Clara and I (Nicolle) rode my bike around on the bike paths to meet up with Greg and cheer him on as he ran on the hiking trails. We all had a great time-
  • Greg loved the race
  • Clara loved watching the runners (she thought it was hilarious that they would dump water on their heads and then drop the cup and run away... without getting in trouble! -A TWO YEAR OLD'S DREAM COME TRUE!)
  • Nicolle loved taking in the beauty of the trails around the lake and dreaming of living in a house right by the trail... someday.
  • Greg finished in less than 2 hours and 30 minutes(by 40 seconds)
Clara painted this sign all by herself... the "Go Daddy Go" was a little covered in paint by the time she was finished.
Greg did a fantastic job on a very tough course. Way to go!!!
(Here he is right after the race- Alive, but barely).