Thursday, May 31, 2007

We made it

We don't have internet access (or our own phone) at our new residence yet, so Bobby and I are sitting at Chick-fil-A using their Wi-Fi. I just wanted to make a quick post to let everyone know that we made it to Pennsylvania just fine, after a loooong drive last Friday. We are still unpacking, but also enjoying our new home and the pool. Bobby started working yesterday at his new job, and that seems to be going well also.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

A favorite St Louis tradition

One of the first places our neighbors took us when we moved into Atherton was Mr. Wizard's, and so I thought it was fitting that we go there one last time before we moved away. So I was able to gather a few couples who have all lived in building 8449 at one point to go there this past Sunday. For those of you who haven't had the privilege of going there, Mr. Wizard's is a frozen custard stand. We had one just a couple miles down the road, but sadly it is closed now(permanently), but fortunately they have another location not too far away. It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon and what better way to spend it than with good friends and good treats!

And of course, we took a photo to commemorate the event.

No longer a seminary wife

Last Friday Bobby graduated from Covenant Theological Seminary with his Master of Divinity. It was such a proud moment for all of us that where there to celebrate with him, and for those who weren't able to come but still sent their warm wishes (thank you!). Following the ceremony there was a nice, but very crowded, reception in the church's all-purpose room. Unfortunately we weren't able to find all of our friends for pictures, so being the wise wife that I am, I suggested that we snap a few before the ceremony and even re-created one two nights later! (but we still didn't get a picture with everyone that we wanted to!)


Bobby's cheering section - my dad, Jen, Katie, & Darren in the back row, and my mom, Nanny, Bobby's sister Mindy, Bobby's mom & dad in the front row. (there is a better picture of them below)

Here is a small part of the group of Kirk of the Hills seminary graduates and their wives (otherwise known as "Pam's girls" - Pam is the one in purple) - unfortunately we couldn't find everyone at the crowded reception! Did I mention that it was crowded and hectic??

The Hammonds pose with the graduate.

One proud wife with her Master of Divinity husband.

Me, Bobby, and the Spencers - Shaun & Danielle.

Congratulations Bobby and all the graduates of CTS, class of 2007!!!

Monday, May 14, 2007

Day of Pampering

For Christmas, Bobby bought me a very thoughtful and wonderful gift, a spa package! And yes, I know I'm crazy, but I waited until this past Friday to enjoy it. The spa that he bought it at is called Go! Spa - a girlfriend's gathering place. It was such a cute place. And I got the royal treatment - massage, facial, manicure & pedicure.

Then later that day I went and got my hair cut - almost 4 inches taken off.

I think I could get used to this routine... not working, getting pampered all day... but then again, no income doesn't normally equal lavish lifestyle.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007


Yesterday on The View, they showed this graphic:

It's a billboard in Chicago sponsored by a law firm specializing in you guessed it, divorce. It's saying that if you're not happy in your current marriage, or if your spouse doesn't look like this, then get out - get a divorce and go after that babe or hunk that you've always wanted. What happened to commitment??

Here's the full news story:

CHICAGO — A racy divorce lawyers’ ad in Chicago’s glitzy Gold Coast neighborhood had some area residents raising their eyebrows. The ad is sponsored by Fetman, Garland & Associates, Ltd., a law firm specializing in divorce. The billboard is complete with two scantily clad bodies — one male and one female — telling people that “Life’s short, get a Divorce.” It’s located near the intersection of State and Bellevue streets. “It’s offensive because the message is sex, and if you don’t have what you want, you dump it,” said another woman. Click here to watch the WFLD report But the law firm calls the ad “cutting edge” and is making no apologies for it. Lawyers there say the ad isn’t for everyone, but instead targets couples looking for a way out of a bad marital situation. “If you’re unhappy, that life is too short to continue in an unhappy marriage, those images provide hope,” said divorce attorney Corri Fetman. The law firm is promising more similar ads, including another in the same Gold Coast neighborhood, known for its deep-pocketed residents, nightlife and glitzy cars.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

The Beginning of Last Things

We had two major events this week...

First, Bobby's last birthday here in St Louis. Happy 30th!!!

And second, we paid our last rent check!

Another exciting "last thing" will come next week - May 9th will be my last day at work! (good thing we won't have to pay anymore rent checks...)

This is so cool!

From American Idol last week (yes, it's taken me this long to figure this out). Amazing, isn't it??