Monday, January 22, 2007

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Snow Day!

It's snowing! Joshua and I had no idea we were supposed to get snow. This morning we were downstairs making coffee when I heard what sort of sounded like rain. When we looked outside it was all white! And it's still coming down!
These are from outside our front door. Sammy wasn't so sure about this cold white stuff. He did run around a bit though.

As I'm writing this it's coming down pretty hard and with good sized flakes. This is so great! Most school districts have closed up here and UT Arlington is also closed. So when Joshua gets off for the afternoon we are planning to have a snow play day! Right now I have the fire going and am still in my pjs. I don't think I'll be running any errands this morning, but I will do my work.
Hope everyone is having a great day.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Ice storm

Some of you may have heard about our ice storm this weekend! I think it was actually worse in Cleburne (where we were) than here in Arlington, but there is still ice all over. This morning it was 25 degrees when I checked the weather at 10am. The high for today is supposed to be around 31. Last night we had rain, which meant icy roads and stuff. When I took Sammy for a walk around 10:30 there were still a few icy patches on the sidewalk, even though the sun had been out all morning.This is my Tahoe bumper after I came back from the store at 11:45. On the drive home I kept hearing these crunching noises from the back of my car and when I got home I realized why! Haha! The back was covered in ice! And it's a decently thick layer (I mean, considering it's Texas!).
The sun has been melting the ice this morning, so I'm sure we will be back to normal in no time.

Disciple Now!

This past weekend Joshua and I were leaders at the Disciple Now retreat at Clayton's church in Cleburne. We had so much fun! I didn't get any pictures of Josh's guys, but here are my girls.
That's our group! I had 11th and 12th grade girls and they are awesome!

On Saturday afternoon we played with inflatables at the church. The best was this one where you put on this inflatable suit that looks like a transformer and wrestle your opponent. I did it twice.

When Joshua and I challenged each other I totally beat him 2 out of 3!

The study we did with the students was one based on the verse in 1Timothy 4:12 that says "Do not let anyone look down on you for being young, but set an example in speech, in life, in love, in faith, and in purity." In 5 sessions we broke down that verse and talked about how they could set an example and leave an impact in each one of those areas. It was really good and the students really liked it.
Sunday afternoon we drove back to Arlington. We hardly even unpacked before we crashed and slept for a while. Great weekend.


Ashley and Ross are now engaged! Yay! He proposed last Tuesday and some friends and her parents met them at Papasitos afterwards. She was surprised and excited and very happy. They are looking at getting married in August.
Showing off our rings! Haha!

Thursday, January 11, 2007

We are still here! I have wanted to post pictures for a long time now, but I don't ever seem to have my camera, computer, and cable in the same place at the same time! The trouble with have a 2-story house is that you always seem to leave something you need on the other level from where you are! I guess the good news is I'm getting exercise! =)

A quick update: This is our last weekend before school starts! We have had many projects at the house and Joshua has been pulling long hours at the architecture office. He will start back at school on Tuesday the 16th and I will go back on Friday the 19th. This weekend we are leaders at a high school Disciple Now retreat in Cleburne at our friend Clayton's church (he's a youth pastor there).

We have other exciting things to post and pictures of the house to post. Maybe I can get to it after my meetings this afternoon! Hope all is well!

love, Sarah, Joshua, and Sammy

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Christmas with the fam

Here we are, Christmas evening just after eating dinner. Don't you love the matching Santa hats?

Monday, January 01, 2007

A White Christmas

We got to spend Christmas in Denver with Sarah's side of the family again this year. Getting there was an adventure, though. After waiting in the airport for 5 hours, our flight from San Antonio to Denver was cancelled because of a broken part. They rescheduled the flight for 7am and we got a hotel room there in SA. We had to get up at 4:45 the next morning to get to the airport and get our bags all checked in. After that we made it to Denver no problem.

Colorado was as white as you can imagine!

During the day the weather was nice and not too cold. We didn't really even need to bundle up with scarves and hats. Then Christmas eve it snowed a light, steady snow. So beautiful.

Here we are enjoying a good snowball fight with my cousins, dad, and brother.
The guys built a snow tunnel through this pile of snow and my grandmother and I built two snowmen.

So much snow fun!