Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Year 33 - Week 3

This is late. I've been away from the apartment and haven't been on the computer.

So here we go with week 3.

Day 1 - Some of the girls from the office got together to make pizza, watch "My Big Fat Greek Wedding", and attempt to knit. Lots of laughs. I discovered this left-hander is not a knitter. Not my skill. But it was fun to try!

Day 2 - Suce, Kristin, and I got together. Sucy made an AMAZING dinner! Whoa! Delish. 
And we played games, which is always a winner! 

Day 3 - Chi Omega Christmas Market with Julia and her momma. It was lots of fun! Those places are always entertaining places to people-watch and see what things people make. 

Day 4 - Dad came to town for a weekend and a wedding! So of course we all hung out, especially because Luke and Abster were heading out of the country the next day! Love our family! 
There might have been some "Ticket to Ride" and "Amazing Race" which happened during our time together. 

Day 5 - I got to be Dad's date to the wedding. It was a total blast from the past! 
People we haven't seen in 10-15 years, which makes me feel old. Crazy. 
So much fun! 

Day 6 - Y'all! My family loves to play cards and we have had card buddies for a LONG time. These ends up being a staple of any parental visits to Dallas. 
So much laughter (as seen in this photo). So much fun. 

Day 7 - I confess. I have already failed the project. TOTALLY didn't take a picture on the actual day. I thought of it while showering, and promptly forgot. This was a text convo with sister on Monday. Does that count? Also it's a screenshot? Does that count? I don't know. Oh well. Yes, this was also screenshot at 4AM! Not a typo. AM. Dad has an early flight. 

Another fun week. This upcoming one will be great too! 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Year 33 - Week 2

This has been super fun! Some days it is hard to choose only 1 photo, but I'm going to try and do only one.

I've made it another week with no clock photo, but I know it will come (Kara - seriously, I think of you every day doing this! So fun!).

This week in photo review:

Day 1 - I love talking to so many of the people who call our office! Most of our guests are my parents age or older. They are so cute and hilarious! This was a 30 minute conversation guiding a sweet lady through registering for a trip. Love it! 

Day 2 - Wednesday nights this semester have been spent with my sweet friend, Sucy, who I know from Moody. This was our last dinner together (at least for her class requirement). I have LOVED having someone over to cook dinner for and to enjoy our chats. This night was - copycat recipe of Macaroni Grill's rosemary bread (it was amazing!!!) and a spinach tortellini soup. So good! Both repeat recipes. 

Day 3 - Dallas was hit with a MAJOR cold front (especially for November). I was FREEZING in the office and wore my gloves most of the morning to keep my hands warm. 

Day 4 - Some of the office girls decided to go out for lunch. Thai food!!! Delish! This is one of my favorite places, it is SUPER close to work, and they play the BEST music. Random, but fun! 

Day 5 - Finally was able to take my co-Sunday school teacher's kids out for a fun afternoon. She recently had a baby. Our original plan was a visit to the arboretum, but with the weather - no way! 
Instead we went to Northpark and I made up a scavenger hunt for us to do. Good times! 
(This was "find a water fountain").

Day 6 - Sunday school this year is studying the Old Testament - which I love! This week our lesson was Joshua. Can you tell what the snack was??? 
Graham cracker with frosting, drawn to look like the walls, and then teddy grahams lined up on the bottom like the Israelites. It was very clever and the kids LOVED them! No, this was not my idea. 

Also, during Sunday school my kiddos kept telling me "there is an 80-90% chance of snow, Miss Abby." I totally did not believe them, even checked the weather. 
Well, look what I woke up to on day 7...

Day 7 - The barest amount of snow. Those kids knew what they were talking about! This weather is making me nervous for this winter. Brrr! But I'm loving wearing all of these sweaters and scarves! 

This was a fun week! Can't wait to see what this next week brings! I already know a few of the photos, but who knows for some of the others. 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Year 33 - Week 1

A few years ago, one of my people, a heart friend, blogged each week and showed a photo from each day of the week. I always thought that was such a cool idea - take a picture each day and show it a week at a time.

With a birthday last week, I thought I would do it this year. So here is the first installment of Year 33, Week 1.

Day 1 - Julia is in Israel. I was FREEZING! so I wrapped up in the red blanket, sent her a text and said, "It is freezing here today. Enjoy Israel." 

Day 2 - I've been so blessed to meet each Wednesday night this semester with an old friend from college. I get to cook for someone (which I love). This week, I didn't have dessert, but realized I had different types of biscuits, so we had tea and biscuits for dessert. So comforting. 

Day 3 - I was heading to East Texas Friday after work. So I pulled out my quick escapes from Dallas book and starting looking to see if there were places to stop while out of the city. 

Day 4 - So blessed to see sweet Raychel perform in her musical "Clue". She was one of the first few kiddos I ever babysat (with her three brothers at the time) and now she is all grown up and an amazing woman of the Lord. 

Day 5 - Checked out this spot, based on the book's recommendation. Let's just say, this Midwest-born girl was less than impressed by the catfish. Oh to be at Kampsville Inn for the catfish fritters. 

Day 6 - I'm not much into baking, but couldn't resist making pumpkin chocolate chip cookies this weekend. Best. Recipe. of. These. Ever. Seriously like eating baby clouds. 

Day 7 - My favorite color of Burt's Bees is only sold online. Much to my surprise when I opened the package today, there was a FREE item inside. Y'all know I love free things! 

So my sweet friend, Kara, who has done this before often took photos of the clock right before she would go to bed when she had forgotten to take a picture. I almost did one this week, because I thought I had no material. It's coming - I can tell. 
Already, the project has made me more observant and intentional in my day, while not wanting to be a creeper when seeing something else interesting. Can't wait to see where this goes this year!