Everything you have wanted to know

I know, it has been awhile.  Life happens and SO many things keep me busy.  Mostly things like the State Fair and work (LOTS of work) and friends.

There are a few things I have been promising, things you want to know: like my my mom’s lasagna recipe, which I will e-mail upon request. You CAN make it—I’m the expert at baking/cooking failures and I succeeded. *high fives all around!*

Other awesome things you want to know: how much I love indie music.  I’ve took the liberty to note some of my recent favorites NEW artists (yeah, I’m pulling the hipster card and liking bands before they get big) and list them out for you to get on your iPod or your next mixed CD.  You are welcome.

  • Mount Moriah
  • Caroline Smith and the Goodnight Sleeps
  • Howler
  • Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
  • Ryan Adams
Lastly, for everyone’s entertainment, and yes, this IS what we have been up to this summer:

Laura and I went on the Oregon Trail with Beth this summer! (credit to Laura for the photo)

In all seriousness we are PUMPED for Beth Moore study to start again.  Laura wrote up at little post on it you can see at the Women at Hope blog.  (There are also some other GREAT pictures of us with Beth!)
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Signed, sealed, delivered

I sent and received some great Christmas cards this year…here are some of the top ones!

First, the one Laura, Beth and I gave to all our friends in the Beth Moore Bible study we lead!

We love that Beth could be in our Christmas card this year!

Next up, a good friend surprised us all by sending out a card with several wonderful pictures: Tim and Micky, Tim as Santa and Tim AND Santa…that’s not confusing….

Make sure you read the quote...creepy...

A person whose blog we like to stalk friend had this deal on his blog that if you send in a card, you get a card.  Awesome?  Yes.  Lucky for him he got a card book from us.  To see the complete card book, call him up or visit Laura’s blog here.

Who is who? Those Sloweys were tricky this year...

The last card that makes this post complete I received just this week.  It is hard to describe, it is just awesome.

I think Mike survived his run-in with Rudolph because I did get this card.

Next year, send me an awesome card and I will truly appreciate it and probably post it or maybe just hang it on my refrigerator.

Fall clinches the magic

Goodbye summer, hello fall–it’s here and life has gotten suddenly busy (and magical for Twins fans!)  Here is a short summary of my (really busy September):

I’ve been hanging a lot with some of my favorite people!

Do you know who is who?

Special shout out to Laura for drawing such an awesome picture of our small group. Everyone will want to join us for sure!

I also forgot to mention we our friend Beth came with us on vacation!

We took Beth on vacation with us to Argentina.

Yes dear ones, that is Beth Moore with eating ice cream with us.  She’s going to be helping Laura and I lead a women’s large group Bible study at Hope.  We are so excited to start that up in a few weeks.  There has been lots of preparation/planning and it looks like we will have over 30 women joining us!  PTL!

Lastly, my September has been full of lots of baseball…I have one more home game and then maybe some playoff games to attend.  Of course there’s the blogs to follow, playoff talking to be done and the general education of people who do not know anything about the Twins.

Home sweet home

October is going to be magical that’s for sure.

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