Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Thursday, November 10, 2011

New Joisey

In September, we drove to New Jersey to spend the weekend with Ben's sister and family. We got to meet our newest little nephew and attend his blessing. I have to say, I have adorable nieces and nephews. Seriously, people. They are CUTE! When I was dating Ben I used to tell him I was in it for his brother's kids. We've been blessed with lots of new nieces and nephews since then, and little Sam is perfection, just like the rest.

While we were there, we went to the Jersey Shore and it was SO FUN. It's also the only thing I got any pictures of, which I'm so sad about!

I have been dying to try a deep-friend twinkie ever since Mysti told me about them a few years ago...and my dream finally became a reality. It was AMAZING!! I can now cross "deep fried twinkie" off my bucket list.

It turns out James loves the beach, he had so much fun! I can't wait for summer to come back.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Virginia Day of Service

September 24th was the Virginia Day of Service, so we went out with our church and picked up trash in our area. Here are a couple of pictures!

Aren't my Stay men cute?

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Dirty Sneaky Dirty (CUTE!) Raccoons

Ben had a Scout campout last night, and I was spending the evening getting crafty. It's always creepy when Ben isn't home, and around midnight I got really scared because I heard someone rummaging around our backyard/on our back steps. Turned out it was just a bunch of raccoons. I was so mad at them for scaring me so badly, but I must have watched them for a solid 20 minutes. I took some video because I didn't think Ben would believe me. I was so grossed out that they were touching all of our stuff and running around our backyard, last night I was 200% positive that we would get rabies if we used our backyard again. When I showed the video to Ben this morning, I decided they are the cutest dirty things in the world and I love them. I'm ready to adopt.

Funny how some sunshine and Benjamin change the way I see things. I even likened them to velociraptors at one point last night, and I had my cell phone in my hand (with 911 dialed and ready to press send) because I was certain a 7 foot man with a weapon was in my yard.

p.s-Someday I will post normal things about the actual interesting stuff that we do!