Friday, September 19, 2008

Why 80 degree weather rocks!

The arboretum has a fall concert series every Thursday for the next 8 weeks. It was only 6 dollars for members and you can bring your own food - what an enjoyable way to spend an evening! We had our dear Hurricane Ike survivors with us as well. The concert was on the lawn right by the lake - fantastic. Awesome music, excellent food, wonderful family. Quite the evening! To make the night even better - we've been enjoying a week of awesome weather and it was around 70 degrees - yahoo!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Our daughter loves Waterdeep

Well, one of our parenting hopes has been fulfilled - our daughter coos along to and then is comforted by the poetic genius of Waterdeep. Awesome. We really discovered this on our way back from Houston when we had quite a bit of car time and we would sing lots of songs to Abi, but the ones that really did the trick were Waterdeep's songs! We know that many of you are rejoicing at this discovery as well!

Donald & I dancing at our wedding to Waterdeep

Full circle: Abi sleeping to Waterdeep

Friday, September 5, 2008

Hunger 101

September is Hunger Awareness month in North Texas.  This link from the North Texas Food Bank's website gives a slight insight into the frustration that so many people in our community face.  It was eye-opening for me.

I highly encourage those of us living in North Texas to check out their website and find ways to be involved during this month specifically and beyond.  Donald and I have found at times that it is as easy as being specific about where we go grocery shopping.  After being in the "Mother Club" for about 2 months now, I can only imagine the pain and grief that a mother or a father must have at not being able to provide their babies with adequate nourishment.  Those of us who love God and love others can do more!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008


So, this is totally stolen from Jenny & Brian's blog, but it has sparked so much conversation between donald and I and our family, that we had to post it too. Following this link and watching this speech is definitely worth it. You will be encouraged and singing "Oak Cliff" when you're done. BUT, we're still glad that our house feeds into Richardson ISD and not Dallas ISD. Note: The Zoo is located in Oak Cliff, so I feel a special bond to the jingle.