Thursday, July 31, 2008

Thankful Thursday

This week, I am thankful for:
- My singing telegram
- That my Dad is ok after falling off a ladder - aside from a banged up ankle
- My neighbor inviting me over to scrapbook with her
- My Vegetable garden - I love my Tomato plants!
- Being able to spend the whole weekend with Andrew!


Praise the LORD. Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.
Psalm 106:1

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

My Tomatoes are Ripe!!

Here is a picture of my First Tomato!! After 2 months of waiting, they are finally turning red.
I was able to pick my first one last Friday, but I forgot to post it until today.

Isn't it pretty?? It tasted really good too!!

I've been Scrapbooking!

Last night, my neighbor invited me over to scrapbook with her. I am still working on my scrapbook from our trip to Mexico 2 months ago! I was able to get a lot done. I only have a few more pages to do until it's complete!! Here are some pages from my scrapbook.







Tuesday, July 29, 2008

I got my first Singing Telegram!

Yesterday was apparently Singing Telegram Day, and to my surprise, one showed up at my house. Clara and Lindy came to my house and sang to me and Andrew. They also brought us a giant Hershey Bar. It was a very pleasant surprise!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Warning...You may cry

Eliot was born with an undeveloped lung, a heart with a hole in it and DNA that placed faulty information into each and every cell of his body. However, that could not stop the living God from proclaiming Himself through this boy who never uttered a word.

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Friday, July 25, 2008

Friday Five!

Andrew and I are always talking about our next vacation, so I thought that would be a good topic for my very first "Friday Five".

Where are five places (cities, states, countries, etc.) you would like to visit?
1. Australia
2. Germany - to visit Jennifer
3. Hawaii
4. The Grand Canyon
5. The Cayman Islands

Leave me a comment with your list.
Have a good weekend!!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Thankful Thursday

There are so many things in my life that I am Thankful for, but this week especially, I am thankful for:
- Andrew – loving me and knowing what is best for us, even if I don’t like it sometimes.
- Maggie being well enough to come home from the hospital.
- My family - for encouraging me everyday
- No cavities – I had a checkup this week.
- Molly and Toby – who love me unconditionally, even when I leave them by themselves all day long.
- The new look of my blog – so cute!

Reunion

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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Toilet Paper cover anyone...


Andrew's Granny asked me to make one of these a long time ago, and this past weekend, I finally just sat down and made it. It didn't take that long and I think he turned out pretty good. She had given me one to use as a pattern that she bought several years ago. I gave it to her on Sunday and she loved it. She wants me to make one for everyone for Christmas gifts. So, you might be getting a sneak peak at your Christmas gift for this year.

Friday, July 18, 2008

It's Official!!

Here is the link to the Store where Andrew is working. I'm so proud of him!
http://www.chickfila.com/localsite.aspx?storeid=00064

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Exciting News!!!

Starting tomorrow, Andrew will be running the Chick-fil-A at the Greenwood Mall. It is only an interim position right now, but this will lead into great things for him. I am so excited that this is finally happening. He started with Chick-fil-A two years ago, and it seemed like this day would never come. So, if you are ever in Greenwood, stop by the mall and say hello to Andrew.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Maggie Grace

Andrew and I went to the hospital last night to see Maggie. She is still in NICU and will be there till next Monday or Tuesday. Please keep her in your prayers. Abby is anxious to have Maggie come home with her. Here are some pictures from last night.




Monday, July 14, 2008

My Trip to Edisto Beach

Here are some pictures from this past weekend. We had a great time.

This is just outside the condo.
Searching for shark teeth. - I never found one :(

Me and my dad
Out to dinner one night
Sunset on our last night there.
Me and my parents
Our alligator friend
My collection of hermit crabs


I'm an Aunt...Again


Maggie Grace was born Friday night at 11:35 pm. She was 7lbs 15oz and 21in. Please keep Maggie and her mom, Abby in your prayers. Early Saturday morning Maggie developed pneumonia & was sent to the NICU. She will be in the hospital for about 10 days.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Edisto Island - Here we come!!!


I'm leaving this afternoon to go to Edisto Island, SC!! Jessica is going with me and we are both so excited! I will post pictures when I get back.

Zoe's Baby Blanket and Hat

My Sister, Sarah, sent me pictures today of Zoe wearing the hat and blanket I made for her. I love these colors together. Zoe is 2 months old today.


Monday, July 7, 2008

What a wonderful Weekend!

We had a great weekend. Friday was a busy day. We were up early getting everything ready for the Master of the Grill competition. We spent all day at my parents house enjoying the 4th with family and stayed late enjoying the fireworks. Here are a few more pictures from the day.


Saturday we were able to sleep in and get some much needed sleep. Saturday afternoon I had the chance to talk to Jennifer Baskin. With her living in Germany, we don't get to talk too often. Sunday I spent the day with my in-laws and didn't get back to Gaffney till 7:00 pm.

I'm hoping the first part of this week goes by quickly because Thursday, I leave to go to Edisto Island. My parents are there now, and invited me to go down for the weekend. Andrew can't come, so I invited Jessica to come with me. We are both super excited about the trip.
Hope everyone had a great week!!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

And the Winner is...

That's right... Andrew won!!


Here are a few pictures from yesterday. Notice the shirts that we are wearing. I made them Myself. I will post more about the day later. Enjoy!


Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Master of the Grill 2007

Master of the Grill 2007
Last year we started a tradition in my family that we hope continues for many years:

Master of the Grill!

All of the men in my family bring their grills to my parents house for a 4th of July cook off. They all have to cook Baby Back Ribs. Last year there were 4 men competing, but this year we have 5 participants: My Dad, and all the Son-in-laws; Andrew, Will, Jeff, Matt. We will have a panel of "Judges" deciding who's ribs are the best.

Last year they were required to do two items. The highest combined total score won. Andrew won for the Chicken and Matt won for the ribs. But Andrew won the title of Master of the Grill 2007 since he had the highest combined score. All of the men are practicing and getting their rubs and sauces ready for this Friday. Since they are only being judged on one item this year, It's winner takes all. I can't wait to see who wins. I will post on Saturday with pictures and to let you know who won. Here are some pictures from last year's competition.
Team Wolff (Notice the matching Tattoos)
Andrew preparing his ribs
My Dad did a Hawaiian Theme. Can you tell??
Will's finished products. He decided to do chicken fingers rather then grilled chicken.
Matt's Final Display

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

My First Vegetables

Sunday night I had the pleasure of picking my first vegetables of the season. I had one zucchini and one squash. I have several tomatoes on the plants, but they are all still too green and tiny to pick. Maybe next week I will be able to pick my first tomato of the season. Here are some pictures.