Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Extreme Makeover - Hair Edition

Ok, so it's really not that extreme, I just wanted a clever title. After much deliberation, I got my hair cut last night. The blahs of the season change (even though this is my favorite) hit me and I needed a boost, so I got it in the form of a hair cut & highlight.

(these are simply NOT the greatest pictures of me so just look at the hair)

Before: Tuesday 5 pm

After: Wednesday 3 pm

You can't really see the color very well in these pictures, but it really is much blonder than yesterday.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

He is ordained!

(I hope I spelled that correctly...)

Bobby just called and said he was unanimously approved for ordination in the Presbyterian Church in America. Woo hoo!!! I didn't get many details except that he only got 3 hours of sleep last night, preached horribly (I'm sure that's not true), and is extremely drained. He now has to sit through a transfer & a licensure before he can come home. I probably won't see him for a few more hours. I've already cleaned the whole house, packed away our summer clothes, and baked these yummy cupcakes waiting, what else can I do?!?! I'm so excited. :-)

Friday, October 17, 2008

This is it!

Bobby leaves tonight for the Pittsburgh Presbytery Retreat and tomorrow morning/afternoon (Saturday, October 18th) he will have his final round of ordination exams - typically referred to as the revered (and dreaded - in my mind) PRESBYTERY FLOOR EXAM. oooohh!!! Sounds scary, huh?

I will update as soon as I am notified of the result.

Monday, October 13, 2008

West Virginia football

A couple of weeks ago we finally got to go to a WVU football game. It was great and fun, but unfortunately we had to sit in the student section (which is general admission.) So not only did we feel super old being surrounded by a bunch of teenagers/early 20's, but we were mortified to hear how there can be many uses for that awful 4-letter curse word! You know the one I'm talking about. By the end, it was almost funny to hear how many times it can be used in one sentence. Ok, so it wasn't funny. But the overall experience was interesting & sometimes entertaining. So here are some pictures and some highlights of the game.

Tailgaters before the game. I was really impressed with how many people & campers there were. This photo really doesn't do it any justice.

Before the marching band took the field, I spotted the twirlers practicing, which would normally delight me. However, if you look closely at the one wearing pants, you'll understand why I had a different reaction.

Ok, so these two (and another one that you can't see) were quite the characters to say the least. The one with his arms up in the air did a count-down to when the band would be taking the field for pre-game. I am not kidding. He would shout, "4 MINUTES UNTIL WE SEE THE BEST BAND IN THE WORLD!!!" Then he would repeat that at 3 mins, 2 mins, then counted down from 1 minute to 0 seconds, all while jumping up in the air & waving his arms. What a loon! Fortunately he calmed down during the game or we wouldn't have been able to see (or hear) anything.

Bobby & I trying to fit in as WVU undergrads.

This was another highlight... I couldn't wait until the game was over to hear the entire stadium sing "Country Roads." It was really cool. This photo also shows the final score: WVU 24, Rutgers 17.

Thursday, October 02, 2008


This post isn't really about me so I hope Danielle won't be mad, but in an effort to find something witty for her to see, I found this picture and couldn't pass it up.

I guess this is when you know you've "truly made it"... when someone carves your face into a cornfield!