Wednesday, July 30, 2008
As great as all that is, I find myself wanting more....
I wish that the post office had a drive-thru service to purchase stamps and mail packages.
I wish that there was a drive-thru service at the grocery store. What I really think would be a great thing is for the option to call in your order at the grocery store (within a certain limit of items of course), and you could pull up to curbside pick-up and they would deliver your products to your car (because you gave them the description of your car, like when you order food from a nicer restaurant). Oh if only this would come about before baby #2 arrives! Any takers to create this great venture? I hope this doesn't sound like I am lazy. It's just sometimes the trip to go in and just get milk shouldn't take 15 minutes because Asher now knows about the elevator at Harris Teeter and wants to go up even though we don't need anything on the second floor. :) And just to add that I really am not trying to be selfish, I think this would be a great option for the elderly and handicapped customers.
Monday, July 28, 2008
- Hand Me Ups/Once Around the Blocks Kids July 30-31 (9am-9pm) @ West End Community Church
- WeeWares July 31-Aug 2 (9am-6pm) @ David Lipscomb University Student Activity Center
- Otter Creek Sale Aug 21-22 (8am-6pm) @ Otter Creek Church (where I attend)
For other sales and dates, check here.
Friday, July 25, 2008
This is my friend Rebecca with her little boy, Gavin. Rebecca is the one who has been organizing all of these fun events and does a great job!
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
We had delicious food to nibble on while Lindsey opened her gifts, including chocolate covered strawberries (made by Sherisse)...yum!
The hostesses of the party with Lindsey ...Jodi, Sherisse, Lindsey, Angie, Jean, and myself (nice side view for those wanting a pic at 28weeks!) and can't forget Carrie (not pictured b/c she had her sweet baby girl the day of the shower).
Friday, July 18, 2008
(picture from Lazzaroli's website)
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Asher is making fun sounds these days as he is learning to put new sounds together. I just can't wait until he starts forming them into actual words so that we can figure out what he is trying to tell us. Hope you enjoy hearing him as much as we do.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Family picture on the beach
This is the beach we would hang out on during the day but the homes in the background are not where we stayed.
Keeping ourselves shaded while playing on the beach.
Asher LOVED playing in the water (although not the waves) and the sand. Daddy and Asher in the neighborhood pool.
Asher enjoying his shovel and bucket.
Cousin Luke checking out the crabs at a "local" pier restaurant we ate.
Family picture on the pier after we had dinner.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Baking Soda--Neutralizes acid, scrubs shiny materials without scratching, unclogs and cleans drains, extinguishes grease fires, and removes certain stains. Also, can be used to deodorize refrigerators, carpets, and upholstery. Can clean and polish aluminum, chrome, jewelry, plastic, procelain, silver stainless steel, copper, and tin.
Table salt--Great at removing rust, used with lemon juice to clean copper, mixed with vinegar to polish brass. Makes for a great scouring powder.
White distilled vinegar--Great at removing stains, dissolves mineral deposits and grease, removes traces of soap, removes mildew or wax buildup, polishes some metals, and deodorizes your home. Use it to clean coffeepots, windows, brick, stone, carpets, toilet bowls. A tablespoon of vinegar added to your rinse cycle will act as a fabric softener. Also, can be heated in a bowl in your microwave to loosen difficult stains.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008
My friend Linda invited me to a party that was introducing a new fair trade company that is based out of Nashville. It was a really fun evening with musical artists playing while we checked out the items for sale. We also learned about Global Support Mission that is sponsored through this company. They are currently selling products, including jewelry, paper products, home accents, and other products, from Nepal and Uganda. You can learn more and even shop by visiting Second Avenue Trade Company. I was simply amazed by all of their beautiful hand-crafted products and still cannot believe that the prices are fair trade. I am always looking for options like these to buy products that I know are helping people who are living in extreme poverty. Below is a picture of Victor who lives at the Home Again Orphanage supported by Global Support Mission.
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Above is Asher playing with his friend Ethan.
Family picture of us on the Lipscomb campus (hope you enjoy the view of me at 25 weeks!).
After dinner, we headed home to put Asher to bed and then later that evening watched the downtown fireworks from our porch (another nice thing about living downtown).