Sunday, October 26, 2008

From Poles to Pews

When we moved to Atlanta we knew that we would have to spend some time searching for a new church. We visited many places and were welcomed with open arms at all of them. None of them felt quite right. Then we stumbled on CCB. At first we thought that it would just be a good replacement for the home church we had left. It only took us a few weeks to realize we were wrong. Though our two churches have their differneces, both are just as special to us. We have made wonderful friends that have become our family. Tonight was just one of the things that makes our church so special. Every few months they have a volunteer dinner, just to say thank you to all the volunteers. Our church actually opened its doors at a strip joint. They took over a famous strip club in Atlanta (we've since stopped meeting there) and the pastor that started our church came back tonight to speak at the dinner. He talked about how we made the news all over the place with the heaadline: "From Poles to Pews". We love our church!And this is the back of Jen and Ian...they're so cute.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Yes, I'm a perfectionist

I was asked to make some baked thank you gifts for a group of volunteers at our church. I decided to make biscotti. I've never made it before, but I am a pretty good baker, so trying a new recipe was fun. But when it comes to sharing my baking with others I'm a perfectionist. So now there is a whole bag full of not perfect enough biscotti that didn't make the final cut to be given away. Come have some!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Naked Cowboy

So how did I possibly forget to post this picture Chris sent me from NY?

New York

So Chris is in New York this week with some people from his school. They are at a photography convention. I am very jealous that he is there without me, not to mention that I don't do well being alone at night.

Friday, October 17, 2008


Working for a while in the OB field, I have worked closely with families experiencing the devastation of premature birth. However, until this week I had never had such a personal experience, and though I still cannot fully understand what a parent feels with the loss of a baby, I now feel more compelled than ever to fight for these little ones. Our dearest friends lost their twins to prematurity. Thank you to all who have been coming beside them to pray for this family. In light of this, I am compelled to lead you all the March of Dimes website. Many of you received an email from me regarding this, but if you were not on that list, I invite you to visit in order to sign a petition urging congress to fund more research on this. Prematurity is the #1 cause of death for babies under the age of 1. Would you please help? And to our dear friends, we love you and are continuing to pray.

Rainy day in the A.

So this is Chris, I don't usually do the posts here so I thought I should identify myself, and no photos today. Today it is raining, and I am done with school for the day, have no shoots scheduled, and don't go to work. I have been planing, scheduling, sketching and prop shopping. Soon I will go to Wal-mart for some more prop shopping and tonight is movie night with some friends, some very good friends that we have only known for less than one year. There have been some very interesting things happening here and there recently in our world. Because of all of this, details to be spared, I was struck with the people we are surrounded with. And by surrounded I don't really mean physically, some of them are 3000 miles or more away. What I really mean is that our people are amazing. Our friends and family are good people and we love them. So if you are friends or family reading this, know that we love you and are thankfull that you are in our lives. And for those of you at home (the amazing Pacific NorthWest), we miss you all dearly and we are very excited to see as many of you as possible when we are home for Christmas. Sorry y'all, I just felt compelled to be emotional for a moment. That's it, peace out y'all!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Chicken and Waffles

Jessica and Jordan are here from Portland!!!!!!! Last night we gave them a true Atlanta experience and had a southern meal at Gladys Knight's and Ron White's (No not tater salad, she means Ron Winan) Chicken and Waffles which is so yummy. Then we took them to the Varsity for ice cream.

Bill Hallman

Last quarter, Chris had a class where the big assignment was to shoot a fashion look book for a local boutique. The boutique had a show for their opening fall line. When we got there, we realized we were seriously underdressed, so we had a drink, had lots of fun looking at the clothes, looked at the cool cars parked outside, and went down the street to have dinner. It was lots of fun though to see his pictures hanging. I absolutely loooooove this bag!!! We did buy one thing though, an outfit for Sophie. Yes, Sophie is our friends Yorkie.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

I laughed Out Loud

One of the things about being a nurse is that you get a crazy amount of mail. So when this month's Nurse's Week (yeah, kinda's not a weekly publication with that name) came in the mail I eagerly opened it up and began reading. Well not really, I just happened to be bored so I flipped through it. Anyways, I came across this article about a hospital in Oregon. The nurses have to wear yellow sashes when they're administering medications so that nobody interrupts them in hopes of decreasing medication errors. I know that this is important and that medication errors actually kill a number of people yearly in hospitals, but this is hilarious. Where I worked we took a more modern approach to passing meds. The patients had barcodes on their armbands and we scanned the patient and the medication. Salem Hospital FBC thankful for the scanners!!!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Comments Please

So I was debating about whether or not to post this wonderful picture from our dinner out last night, but the wives decided it should be out there for the world to view. Since moving here, Chris and Kyle have become great friends. (Now let's see how long they let me leave this up).

When You're Going Out for Indian... had better check to see if they're open. We went out for Indian food (for the first time) with Kyle and Regan. This is their favorite place...too bad they're not currently open for business. So we ended up at Desi Spice (which in my opinion, was very good, but overpriced). We also me their friend Gigi with the great dane. For those of you that don't know Kyle and Regan, every time they talk about Gigi, they say "Gigi with the great dane." Thanks guys, but how many Gigi's do you think there is around here? We think we know who she is. :) Then we went to Apre Diem for desert...YUM!!

Friday, October 3, 2008

A day off

Regan and I both had the day off today, so we drove up to Dawsonville to the outlets...what fun!!!!

The Debate

What better way to watch the VP debate than with a bottle of Merlot and Figo to go. Now Adam and Kyle, I am not going to get into an argument because I really haven't made up my mind, but I will say this. Being a healthcare provider, I do not want the government making any healthcare decisions. Yes, the Caprese lid says CRAPrese. I thought it was pretty funny.

Our Neighborhood

For those of you who are interested in where we live, we decided to take you on a tour of our neighborhood. We are lucky to be able to walk to most places, so last Sunday night we walked to our small group. It only takes about 30 minutes. It's nice to have the grocery store right across from our apartment. Yes, this is called a package store, but it's actually a liquor store. Don't ask me why they call it a package store. Fellini's Pizza, some say the best in town, I don't agree. They finally are putting a sidewalk down this street. Now we can safely walk places. There are a lot of monuments along the way, a nice history lesson. A few of my favorite houses. This is Piedmont Hospital, one of the better hospitals in this city. The fire hydrants are silver...weird. And now we arrive at the Means' condo. It's probably about 2 miles away. The Reves live right across the street, so we often switch condos for small group.