Tuesday, October 23, 2007

In A Nutshell...

This weekend was as busy as I anticipated it to be! On Friday my team was waiting for the other school to arrive in the middle of a rainstorm when a rainbow peeked out and reminded me that God always keeps His Promises! It was a small blessing, but it meant so much to me ~ it sure brightened my day!


After the rainbow, I decided to gather the team together to start taking pictures. You know how that goes ~ reverse psychology: We take pictures and the other team arrives! So here is my sweet volleyball team and I'm happy to report they did a great job on Friday! It was very intense at times, but good Christian competition:o).

Saturday was just a crazy, chaotic day in so many ways. In the middle of the day we went to the wedding. My Mom is pictured below at the reception...


Sunday was busy as well. I was able to attend Sunday School and participate in the ongoing study of Abraham's life. In the morning service I had junior church with the 2 and 3 year olds and at night I was in the nursery, so I'm looking forward to being in church tomorrow night:o). During the afternoon, several family members came over, including two of our youngest ones! Ethan recently got a hair cut and Andrew is gaining weight, so it sure was sweet to see my little nephews:o).


My sister and brother were both able to come, and it was nice to spend family time with them that always seems to be too short...

Ann and I don't often get our pictures taken together and there's even a family joke about that. You see, back at Ann's baby shower, we had asked my sister (pictured above) to take a picture of Ann and I. After she took the picture, Ann asked if it turned out alright. Mary glanced at the camera and said, "yup, it's fine" so Ann and I didn't think to have another one taken. Well later on we were looking at the picture and here my head was cut off! So we jokingly told Mary she can't take our picture anymore:o).


The family time continued on last night, but I forgot to bring my camera for that. My cousin flew in from Charlotte, so my Aunt and I went down to Philadelphia to pick her up and spend some time with her. I'm excited because she is moving to NYC next week, so that means she'll be living closer (and I'll have a point of reference in the city too;o).


Somewhere along the way I caught a cold, for I've been sniffling and sneezing my way through the day today. Hopefully I'll get rid of it soon, but a little R and R should do the trick:o).


In the meanwhile, there is still time to enter the giveaway... I'm planning on closing it sometime Wednesday night; probably 9 PM. And I am completely impressed with the fact that after faithfully reading my blog since the beginning, I finally have a comment from a friend who shall remain anonymous... thanks for commenting!

4 comments:

Kay said...

Ethan has gotten so big! What a cutie! I keep telling Sarah that I'm going to come back from college to a baby bump. She keeps denying it though ;) haha. I don't even recognize all of those eba girls... yikes!!! I feel oooold!

Happymama said...

I knew that was your mom before I read that it was. You favor your mother. :)

~Kristi

Abbi said...

I maintain- they all look like Hammonds. I stand by my original statement. I think Ethan looks more like your Mom, whereas the typical "Hammond" look that we are so used to is more like your Dad.

They are sooo cute! Love the haircuts!

Melissa said...

I love the picture of the rainbow. :) Rainbows always seem to come when we can use the encouragement the most!