Sunday, March 29, 2009

My old dorm

I was browsing through my old photos today and I came across my first year dorm room. The crazy pink and magenta rug popped out at me and I just wanted to acknowledge my beloved roommate, Rebekah, and thank her for allowing us to have that rug in our tiny space! Thank you, my dear, you are a true friend. If I could do things over again, I probably would have done a black and white theme with bright pops of color. But, I can always decorate that way in the future whereas never again should I use hot pink. Every once in a while I get a small desire to be back in that little dorm room; then I think of flip flops in the community shower and every bit of that desire disappears. It does make me miss you Bek. You used to be right there, at arms length, always sleeping next to me. Now we have husbands, queen size beds, and private homes. I'd say we're doing pretty well.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Spring Cleaning

I'm in need of a little homemaker sympathy. The other night Michael and I discussed what to do with a broken "shower bow." Michael received this shower bow for Christmas. It is designed to create more elbow room by somehow pushing out your shower curtain. The problem you never knew you had. Anyhow, it broke well before we even got it up and functioning. No problem - my father-in-law gave us his old broken shower bow in hopes that they would be broken in different places. Unfortunately, they broke in the exact same spot. Here we are three full months later and this thing is just sitting around our bedroom. Not one but two and the pieces aren't even in their boxes.

What's my solution? Throw them away right? In my opinion, they are never going to work. But my sweet, tender-hearted husband doesn't want to ever have to tell his father that we "threw it away." I completely understand (which is why I suggested we tell his father first). But Michael's response to my frustrated comment, "If we're not going to throw it away, what will we do with it," was in all honesty and sincerity "We will put it to the side and never do anything with it."

Shock. I was in shock. Speechless. 1) Did he hear what he just said? 2)In our small apartment, there is no place to "put it to the side." 3) "...never do anything with it." Need I say more...

So my question to you all is, what do we do? Should I have more compassion on him and let him keep it somewhere, never ever to be used or should we pitch it? I am in no way complaining about my wonderful husband. I love him so much, especially his tender heart. But come on y'all....a shower bow?

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

For the whiner

The future Collinsi

A coconut latte please.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Katie and Steve's Wedding

Saturday March 21st Katie married Steve. It was so fun and she was a beautiful bride. It was great to have my family there as well as many of my closest and best friends. Here are some fun shots from the day:

Sword arch

Dad goofing off
The Butters

The future Browns
Beautiful Bride and Handsome Groom
Right after the ceremony at Trinity
Greencroft Club
No explanation necessary
Our corsages were magnetic! I'd never had one like that before.
We loved the wedding and we love seeing our friends become husband and wife!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Birthday Joy

I have had a wonderful birthday week. Not just day, birthday week. I have been so blessed and felt so loved by everyone. I wasn't expecting so much joy, simply because I was not with my whole family - but our Charlottesville family totally stepped up. :) My youngest sister and I nearly share birthdays. She was born the 17th of March and I am the 18th. It has been so much fun to share that with her especially since children LOVE to celebrate birthdays. We went home last weekend for her party and to have some family time. 

Mom made my favorite Red Waldorf Cake:

Brianna's birthday party with 10 little girls was at Fitness Just For Kids:

On Tuesday before Community Group (how we miss you Jax and Mal) Michael brought home 23 balloons and beautiful bouquet of flowers. All our lovely friends arrived at our door singing Happy Birthday and Amanda made a big platter of chocolate covered fruit with candles for me blow out. 

So on Wednesday I started the day off at the elementary school where three different teachers had presents for me. The Kindergarten room where I spend most of my time had a big white board with a "Happy Birthday Mrs. Daubert" pictures drawn on it. All 22 of the children made me birthday cards which they made into a cute little booklet. One of the teachers made a big bar of peanut butter brownies for our little celebration. They made me a crown to wear also.  It was so cute to have all these little bodies hugging you and saying "happy birfday Ms. Daubert!" Jenny came and brought me a delicious  lunch from Hot Cakes and an iced coconut latte from Shannondoah Joes! My birthday was on the afternoon announcements too. :) 

I had some time to kill before dinner and some money to spend so I went shopping and found the greatest deals! I was thrilled. Ashleigh took me out to dinner because Michael had a school event. Ash surprised me with LISA who drove down just for a quick night out with us . Just like old times - amazing.

We went to dinner at Continental Divide where Jenny (rocking the Portico shirt) joined us. 

Thanks  for reading, if you did, I just wanted to document the joy of my 23rd! 

Thursday, March 12, 2009

It happens at this young age

Hilarious. I was walking down the main hallway of the elementary school and this sweet, tiny little boy was approaching me from the opposite end. Looked much like this:

He was no more than a few inches taller than my knee caps, kindergarten or 1st grade maybe, so I was smiling at his preciousness. I wanted to make direct eye contact with him to help encourage social interaction.  As he gets closer and closer to passing me, I notice he is staring at me too. I smile bigger. This little rascal makes the cowboy guns with his hands, points them at me, raises his eyebrows, then makes the telephone signal with his hand, puts it up to his ear and cooly nods his head at me.  

Stunned. How could I respond but to bust out laughing at our exchange. Does the woman hunting begin already?

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Once Upon a Time

Parks used to live near me. He was so precious. Michael and I got to babysit Parks for the first time while our friends, Mallory and Jackson, went to a farewell dinner with the pastors. I had so much fun babysitting that sweet Porkster! I was privileged enough to get to bathe him, massage him (oh yes), comb his hair, read to him, feed him a bottle, and rock him to sleep!!! Let me tell you, folks, that boy looks like a little angel when he is sleeping. I would have taken a picture of him but I figured the lightening bolt of a flash would be rude in his peaceful state.  I am so thankful for getting to be a part of his little life routine before the Andrews officially moved from Charlottesville! 

We had our first Community Group without the Andrews last night. It definitely felt different but we all know that God has them where He wants them! I sure will miss their company though. *Sniff *Sniff* Michael and I will just be making more trips down to VA Beach I guess. 

Monday, March 2, 2009

Snow play

Today was great. After a long morning of sleeping in, we woke up ate a good breakfast and Michael set out to shovel the sidewalks and parking spaces on our street. Such a good man. He even cleared away the sidewalk and parking space of the mean man neighbor who tried to tow away our friend's car and we got the police involved. (We won.) 

After the shoveling Michael insisted on going sledding. Our neighborhood happens to have a great hill for sledding - so on we went. It turned out to be pretty fun and an extremely good work out too. Climbing up the huge hill just about took my breath away. After the final slide down in my mind, I said, "Alright, that's it for me." Michael answered back, "Great, so one more time tandem and then one more time separate." Typical boy answer, but so funny. We went down one last time. 

Check out the  beautiful Happy 2nd flowers :)

Sunday, March 1, 2009

I love March

Welcome to the year March. We are so happy you are here. Hopefully you can bring us beautiful Spring weather, lovely daffodils, green eggs & ham, and great birthday presents for me. (Don't judge, I think my love language is gift giving.) Spring will be so refreshing this year. I am pretending that there is not snow piling up outside my window at this moment - even though we get tomorrow off of work now. I can't decide if a "snow day" is a good way to start off the month or bad? I am so exhausted from an early morning at church, so I shall retire to the bed chamber immediately. I just wanted to add a new post so that I could see March pop up on the blog tracker.