Archive for December, 2011

National Harbor and ICE

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Before heading up to NJ for Christmas, we took a little stop at the National Harbor.  We went to ICE, had a yummy Irish dinner at  Harrington’s Pub and Kitchen, and enjoyed dessert, coffee and tea at Moon Bay in the beautiful lobby of the Gaylord. The next day we walked around the National Harbor before heading up to see family in NJ.

Here are more pictures. 

How Great is Our God

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

This is an awesome video that displays the greatness of our Creator God.  After watching this video I felt both insignificant and special. 


(The video is on the long side and there are a couple of advertisements throughout, but it is worth the time.)


Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

A long time ago my mother- in-law gave me 2 large pillow forms that she wasn’t using.  I thought if I could find the perfect overs, they would look great in our living room or even on our bed. After searching for a long while and many trips to Homegoods later, I gave up my search, until I saw some really cute ideas online!  So began the process of finding the perfect fabric and finding the time to make the pillow covers.

For the first pillow cover, I followed this pattern.

For the second pillow cover, I used this pattern.


I think they turned out really cute and they were easy to make! The pillows add a little color and softness to the corner of our living room.

Candy Cane Kiss Cookies

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011


That sums up how great these cookies are!!



GCA Christmas Party

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

The 5th annual GCA Christmas party was a BLAST this year!! Previously our parties had been in homes… but this year a local church graciously let us use their fellowship hall.  With 35 people attending, plus kids, there is no way we would have fit in anyone’s living room! The party was complete with yummy food, a gingerbread house competition, Christmas carols, and a gift exchange!

More pictures here!

NYC 2011

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Last week I traveled to NYC with 2 of my girlfriends! We took the MegaBus there and back. It was cheap and the best part was we didn’t have to drive! While in NYC we enjoyed shopping on 5th Ave, lunch at the famous Carnegie Deli, and going to the Top of the Rock!


More photos here!

Decking the halls…

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Our Christmas decorations for 2011!

Goodbye WRX

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

December began with a sad goodbye to Peter’s beloved car. After only 9 months, we traded it in after Peter received a free company car with his new job.  The Lord has blessed us with this gift, but it was still hard to say goodbye to his 2011 Subaru WRX.

Beautiful people!

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

My sister and her husband are beautiful people! I love them bunches!!

Here are some pictures I took for them!


Ben and Becky engagement photo shoot

Monday, December 19th, 2011

I was super flattered when my cousin asked me to do an engagement photo shoot for her friend Becky after seeing some photos that I had posted on Facebook.  I arranged to do the shoot for them when I was up in NJ for Thanksgiving.  Unfortunately it was a COLD and RAINY day, but Ben and Becky were troopers!  We got some pretty good pictures despite the elements! Here are a few of my favorites!

Congratulations to Ben and Becky! Best wishes for a wonderful wedding day on December 30th and blessings for a happy marriage!

More photos here!