Saturday, November 29, 2008


It's been a while since I've really blogged an update about my life and peer pressure is everything, so here goes. November's been a relatively steady month. Work has seen its share of  good and bad days. Outside of work, things are mostly normal. Still running. Still working on Christmas cards-- although, I finally received my pictures yesterday that will be on our cards, so now I can really get to putting things together. I've gotten a lot of Christmas shopping done- especially yesterday- which I think was my first early morning black friday. I didn't do the 4 AM thing, but we were at WalMart around 6.... and everything was already gone. Those of you who would have received Iron Man are now getting whatever else I could find. :)

We did Thanksgiving @ the Miller's again this year. Fortunately, I didnt have to work! I was certain I'd be there all day, especially when I woke up at 5am that morning and had not received a "you can stay home!" call yet..... that came at 5:05. So I was thrilled to be staying home- even more so after a horrible day wednesday. We watched some of the Macy's parade and made the trip out to Cresson to see Nathanael, Mary & Doug. While there, I discovered another thing I love about the holidays.....
Pomegranate 7-up!! It's delicious!!! Mary always has interesting beverage choices when we get together; flavored teas, sparkling juices, interesting sodas. This year we had pomegranate 7up and it was awesome. While @ Target yesterday, we got 2 bottles of our own! I would recommend picking up a bottle of this seasonal treat before it's gone!!! (I may just have a glass right now.)

I cant very well update my blog without giving a running update. I finally invested in a new pair of shoes--
The guys @ Luke's Locker helped me pick out a great pair-- I love them!! No more knee pain!! It was great, I went in, they measured my foot, watched me run and came up with 3-4 options. After walking around the store with a different shoe on each foot, I decided on the aasics. So the girl is getting everything together and goes, "because you'll need a little extra room when running, I suggest you go with a half to full size bigger for these." So what size did she pull out?!?!

A 10.5!!!!!!!!

I about choked. Now, they feel great and they run great and I think it was a good decision, but dang. That's a big foot I've got at the end of my leg. No shoe looks cute that big. Regardless, it's made running a little more enjoyable and a little less painful. 

Last weekend, we went to the big game-- Dallas vs SanFran. Jordan's been waiting his entire life to see the 49'ers play a real season game and he will wait no longer. 
This was the one & unfortunately only time during the game that SanFran was on top. Dallas ended up winning, which was a bummer, but we still had a great time. We had some really great seats that were very close to the field. Only problem? Almost every play we were on our feet- because so was everyone else!

Being that I'm a BIG fan of Making the Team, I HAD to get some shots of the DCC. We were never super close to the cheerleaders, but I could usually pick out a few familiar faces when they'd dance by. Despite the skimpy uniforms and crude dance, somewhere deep down I wanted to be a cheerleader- maybe it's my inner dancer that is dying to overtake my 2 left feet. Then, reality sets in... I dont know if my neck could take all that hair tossing. 

One happy boy

Earlier this month, I finally took the first step in the right direction with my camera and took a few photography classes. About an hour into it, I was thoroughly confused. There wasnt much Rick Dalton could've said to make this stuff make sense. Sure, I can rattle off the 7 cardinal movements of labor in my sleep (engagement, descent, flexion, internal rotation, extension, external rotation/restitution, and expulsion.), but I have no clue what this man is saying.  Eventually things start coming together a little better, and I really appreciated the more applicable lessons; positioning, light, rule of thirds, leading lines.... etc. In the end, I have a greater respect for those who are successful photographers and a little more discerning eye of those who arent.

So December 11 is the first day of our extended Christmas holiday, in which we'll be traveling to Augusta to see my side of the family, Jordan's grandparents and our friends. We'll be there until the 17th, I'll work the 18, 19 and 20th and we'll be off to Houston until Christmas day to see Jordan's family. We leave Houston Christmas day and I work 26, 27 and 28th. It'll be a whirlwind of traveling and visiting and eating- the visiting and eating part will be great. The whirlwind of running around? Not so much. So those of you Augustans who keep up with us by way of blog, save us a little visit time!

We have officially begun (began?) the process of finding a church. Jordan has his resume available to the seminary to send here, there, and everywhere. There are very few jobs posted here in DFW, but there's always the hope of something opening up. I keep telling Jordan he should submit his resume to this church in Charleston, SC! There are many openings in GA, lots and lots here in TX although most are west Texas (out in the middle of nowhere). We both know what we'd like, and we're praying for our desires, but also praying that God would send us wherever His will leads (this includes softening our hearts to another area!!). We'll just have to wait and see!!! Meanwhile, I grow more and more weary of our little apartment. I'm so done with apartment living- I'm ready for a house. 

And finally (this was a long update!), I am completely overjoyed for our friends Jeremy & Michele, who just found out they're having a sweet baby girl!!! It's an incredible blessing!!! Jack will be a great big brother-- we are so thrilled for this sweet family.

It's time for Christmas decorations!!!!

Current song: Crush by David Archuleta

Ps. my hubby just met Shane Everett @ the Dallas Gun show! How neat is that??


Melissa said...

I'm exhausted from reading your update. :) I'm impressed by all you do. You truly inspire me... because you are talented, and creative, and just an overall amazing person... and I must admit, I like Making the Team as well... hehe. :)

Mandy said...

Hey Hollie! I came across your blog recently and read it here and there and love it! And I love your labor and delivery blog. But it's great hearing an update on the two of you and what all God is doing in yall's lives away in Texas! And Chase and I would love to see yall when you come in town if it works out. Happy Thanksgiving!

Megan said...

You know we have yall on the calendar already-yay! P.S. Jordan got a pair of Aasics too!

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