Sunday, December 6, 2009
We had a good thanksgiving, but I don't have any pictures because I accidently left my memory card at home. I guess I could have bought a new one but really I didn't have a spare moment to even go pick one up. We spent part of the Thanksgiving holiday in Arkansas and then spent part of it in Oklahoma.
This week and next week are pretty packed full with Christmas activities, so we are going to be pretty busy but we are excited about everything going on. I think the next two weeks are going to fly by!
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
1. It has rained here everday for the last two weeks. Maybe not all day but at least of a little while everyday.
2. Big Brother has started and Matt and I are big fans of the show.
3. Several members of my family have come to visit us in the last two weeks.
4. Matt and I are starting to feel a little overwhelmed with school right around the corner.
5. Although we are overwhelmed I think I am ready for students to start coming back.
6. Matt has had to get some dental work done today.
7. We went and saw Harry Potter and I loved it and can't wait for the other ones to come out.
8. I found the best popsicles at Sams. They have real chuncks of fruit! So good!
9. I've been really wanting to plan a trip to NYC. I don't know why but I have just really wanted to go lately.
10. I'm reading a couple good books right now. I'm reading Crazy Love and Into the Wild. Totally different books but both really good.
Well, gotta go but leave me a comment and let me know what is going on with you.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
We will be having a busy next couple weeks too, so I will try to be better about posting more frequently. I would also just like to ask for your prayers Matt and I have lots of things going on (looking at houses, school starting, my job search) and we are just trying to sort thru everything. We need the Lord's guidance and we would definately appreciate your prayers.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
This is group picture of us at the bottom of the Great Pyramid. There is a rope around the bottom of the pyramid so you can't get close to it, but a very nice guard let us climb over the rope and take some pictures. You can see how tall the rocks are, the one next to me is about as tall as I am.
We also had the opportunity to climb Mt. Sinai to see sunrise. We had to leave about 2am to start climbing. Mt. Sinai is close to 7,000 ft. We were able to ride camels a little more than half way up the mountain. Riding the camels was one of the highlights of our trip. It was very dark while we were riding the camels so we got to see the desert night sky. It was breathtaking. Being there made the Old Testament come alive. I could never explain the awesomeness of the whole thing. It was just amazing!
This is me on my camel. It was so fun to be able to ride a camel up the mountain.
The Sunrise from the top of Mt. Sinai!
Just a landscape picture after the sun came up.
Overall it was a great life changing trip. We had so much fun and I don't think that Matt and I will ever be the same because of this trip. I can't even begin to explain everything that we learned while we were there. We learned lessons about ourselves, other cultures and religions, we learned about God's Word, and learned more about God's heart for the nations.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
We had a great weekend with friends and family celebrating Lyndsey's accomplishments. We are all so proud of her.
After Lyndsey's graduation Matt and I spent some much needed time with family. We were able to spend about a week just hanging out with family.
Then, Matt and I had the opportunity to go to North Africa to visit some friends. We had a great time and were able to experience new things.
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Well, I think we are going to be taking a blogging vacation. We have a lot going on this month and to be honest I was planning on not blogging until the end of everything. So, I've just decided that I'm going to take this month off. I needed to just be able to enjoy the things that we have going on this month without the pressure of updating the blog about everything that is going on. I will update you the first of June about everything that has happended during May. Well, I need to get going. Ya'll have a good month and I'll see you in June!
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
It's been a while since I have used the Idea prompter so I decided I would see what ideas it had today. It suggested coming up with titles for my autobiography. I thought this would be something fun to do, so here goes....
1. "There's always an adventure" - It seems like when my sister and I get together you never know what is going to happen. Some of the most random things that have happened in my life have happend when my sister and I are hanging out. We have a good time together and we laugh a lot.
2. "It's Jacque." - Because of the spelling of my name a lot of people miss pronounce my name. When I was growing up in school, I hated when we would have substitute teachers because when they would call roll they would always stop at my name and say "Ok, tell me if I pronounce this wrong.... jock?...jack?" and all of my schoolmates would say "It's Jacque". Even when I was in college I had a professor that called me Jack all semester and I finally got tired of correcting him, so I just let him call me Jack.
3. "No Driving in the Rain" - When I was sixteen I had a series of car wrecks all in the rain. Because of these car wrecks I hate driving in the rain and don't like other people driving in the rain. I get really anxious when I have to drive in the rain, or I know someone I love is driving in the rain. I try not to be anxious about it, but my husband will tell you it's pretty bad.
Well, I think that is it. I don't think I will be writing a autobiography anytime soon,but it's kinda fun to think about a possible title. What do you think about these? What would you title your autobiography?
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
I have known Daniel for most of my life. We grew up together in Arkansas and grew up just blocks from each other. I would have never imagined growing up that we would be as close as we are today. Matt and I met Janna while we were at the seminary and we are so happy that they getting married! Congrats you guys! We love ya'll!
This week we have been busy at the BSU. We had an outdoor movie night and cookout to raise money for summer missions. We had a good time despite the fact that it was freezing outside, but we raised some money for our summer missionaries. I have a feeling that Matt and I are in the middle of a full on sprint to the end of the school year. Just because we have so much going on from now until the end of the school year. I can't believe that our first school year is almost done.
Well, this is what has been going on with us the last couple weeks. See you later!
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
I always like Beth Moore. I've never read a book of hers. I've only done her Bible Studies. But I'm sure that I will enjoy this book just the same.
I'm interested in this book because it is a tragic true story of a group of people that climb Mt. Everest. I became interested in this story because I went to Nepal one summer and I got to see Mt. Everest. I loved being in Nepal. Being there was when I really started to sense God moving in my heart and my heart for the Nations and His people.
So let me know what suggestions that you have. There are still nine months left in the year and I don't want to miss any good books!
Sunday, March 22, 2009
A couple weeks ago I got on this Brady Bunch kick. There was a marathon on tv one day and I got excited about it and since then I have thought about all the shows and cartoons that I used to watch when I was growing up. So I did a little research to see if I could find some. I remembered that there were a couple cartoons that I liked that had a narrator, but I couldn't remember much more about them, but I found them.
Well, I ended up just posting the link to the Youtube video. Hope that you enjoy these and that they bring back some childhood memories like they did for me.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
For dessert Matt chose to make Camellia Grill Apple Pie. Camellia Grill is a restaurant in New Orleans. We like Camella Grill, so when Matt saw this recipie I wasn't suprised when he picked it. I was really easy to make and it tasted really good.
So that was the last of our Valentines Day adventures. It was a great weekend and we just enjoyed spending it together. I didn't get any pictures of Matt and I on Valentines Day, I think I was just excited about all the food and sampling everything that we made together. I also enjoyed this because we had leftovers for several days and I didn't have to cook for a few days.
Monday, February 16, 2009
But here is the exciting part! When we walked in there was a note on the door that said that the night we were there The Blow Fly Inn was going to be featured on Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives on the Food Network. Matt and I were so excited. We love that show! It was so fun to able to eat there and then watch the Food Network and see what they said about it. We had a great Valentines Day weekend! I'll have to post more later about the other details of the weekend.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Well, I think that is about it for tonight. Hopefully, I will post again sometime this week, even if I don't have much to say.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
I have a bad habit. I like to do laundry, but I detest hanging it and putting it away. I don't know why I do it because I like our room to be clean and neat, but for some reason I sometimes get lazy and just put the hanging clothes in this rocker. Most of the time it isn't this bad, but sometimes it just sneakes up on me and it gets to the point where I can't stand it anymore. So here it is! It was tough, but I defeated the giant and now the rocker is empty. Does anyone else have the same problem?
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Friday, January 9, 2009
The presents this year were a little crazy. We love Christmas in our family and we all get a little carried away around this time of year, but it is always fun!
This is my nephew setting out the cookies for santa. Also notice the presents. This is the rest of them. The presents literally came out to the middle of the floor in the living room. It was a little hard to walk around in there.
While we were in Fayetteville my grandmother came to visit and ended up buying a house, so she is going to be moving to Fayetteville sometime this spring. We are really excited about her move and can't wait to help her get all her stuff moved and set up in her new house.
School has started back now at our campus, so Matt and I are back now, but this week we have celebrated my birthday and our anniversary. I had a great birthday, my sister came back with us after Christmas to visit for a little while. The morning of my birthday I woke up and Matt and my sister had made breakfast in bed for me. My sister makes the best breakfast burritos! Matt had to go to work, so my sister and I watched movies and then went and got pedicures. It was so relaxing. After Matt got off work we all went to New Orleans were we meet some friends at my favorite resturant.It was so good! I had such a great day. I didn't even know what to do with myself. Matt and I also celebrated our 4th anniversary. To celebrate we went and ate at Mary Mahoney's. It was very nice and the food was great.
This if were Matt and I sat. This is the glassed in front porch. It was really romantic. We had a good time just eating, enjoying eachothers company, and talking about some of the memories that we've had from dating until now. Now we are excited for the weekend. We don't have any plans, but we'll see what comes our way.