Thursday, November 17, 2011

Nov. 6

On November 6, we dedicated the new Sanctuary for Woodlawn UMC. It was an exciting day and one we have been waiting on for a long time. Here is the outside of the Sanctuary building (also included in the building that you can't see here are several classrooms, updated bathrooms, and a high school sized gym):

After many many months of hard work and tedious details, the building is complete and making a presence on 54th St. in the Woodlawn community. Below is the inside of the Sanctuary the day before the dedication:

Matt has worked so hard to make this dream a reality and I could not be more proud of how far he has brought Woodlawn UMC. Below is an image from the actual dedication service:

The builders were able to use stone from the old building as well as several stained glass window pieces (not pictured here) that are a beautiful reminder of the longevity of this congregation in this community. It was a wonderful day of celebrating the Resurrection, a church reborn, rebuilt, and renewed even out of the ashes. Now for what is yet to come....

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


I'm behind but a few weeks ago I was able to spend the day in Texas with my mom and dad. A day in Texas in October meant only 1 thing to me, a trip to the State Fair.

I hadn't been to the Fair since I was in college so it was nice to get reacquainted with Big Tex, to smell the smells, and just be in the atmosphere.

Surprisingly, I didn't eat as much as I'd thought I might. The only fried food I had was the delicious funnel cake above..although I was VERY tempted by the fried brownies.

It was lovely to enjoy the setting sun in the wide open sky. There was even some good ole Texas country playing in the background before we left. These are the moments when I really miss Texas....

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

My Fav Costumes...

In keeping with the Halloween spirit, here were some of my favorite costumes:

1. The Black Swan and her counterpart, the White Swan.

2. Earbuds, an ode to Steve Jobs.

3. Mario & The Princess

And then who can forget this little one....

Due to her momma not feeling so hot, Mags did not get the chance to wear this for actual Halloween but she looks awfully cute don't you think?

What were your favorite costumes this year?

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happy Halloween! (a day late)

Hope you had a very Happy Halloween!

We've been on the slow recovery back to health in our household so we didn't consume as much candy or dress up as much as I would've wished but we still had a little fun. Check back soon for some of my favorite costumes this year.