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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Weekend Trip to Columbia

Aaron, Toby, and I took a much needed trip back to "home" (aka SC) this past weekend to visit family. It was a really fun time because Aaron's brother (Chris), sister (Bethany), and her boyfriend (Matt) all came home from college to visit too. Above are the pictures that were taken while we (all of us previously mentioned and Aaron's mom) were waiting on a table at Red Robin. Aaron took the top one (hence why he's not in that photo) and Matt took the bottom one (same reason).

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Operation Christmas Child 2008

On Friday, Aaron and I went shopping for our annual Operation Christmas Child shoebox. Samaritan's Purse is a ministry that we respect and have faith in giving to and participating in their projects. We have been making boxes since before we met each other - For some reason though, we didn't make a box in 2007. We usually make both a boy and a girl box, but with money being tight for everyone right now, we decided to just make one box this year. We chose to buy for an elementary aged boy. Samaritan's Purse requests that if you are only going to make 1 box, then to do that for a boy because they always have more boxes donated for girls than boys. We bought items from LifeWay, Target, & The Dollar Tree...we had so much fun shopping together. Being with Aaron even makes The Dollar Tree exciting (Did I mention that I adore my husband?!) Below are some pictures of our box. :)

And just for's a picture of Toby...he enjoys fruit snacks almost as much as his daddy (for those of you who didn't know...Aaron is a fruitsnackaholic) Except, daddy ate all of the fruit snacks so poor Toby had to settle for the bag!