Make My Day - 2011

December 31, 2011
  • getting/trying to install shelves
  • diet root beer
  • ringing in 2012 with my honey
December 30, 2011
  • sleeping in
  • finishing another book
  • cleaning up the house with Nate
December 29, 2011
  • quiet office
  • snuggly kitties and a super soft blanket
  • extra help
December 28, 2011
  • seeing downtown Boulder, CO
  • frozen yogurt and diet Coke
  • flying back to Nashville
December 27, 2011
  • WiNoT coffeehouse
  • finishing a book
  • snow fort
December 26, 2011
  • tubing at Keystone Park
  • Beau Jo's pizza in Idaho Springs, CO
  • Starbucks with Lyle, Lisa, Nate, and Nana Ruth
December 25, 2011
  • Christmas Day scavenger hunt
  • Board game swap
  • yummy food
December 24, 2011
  • flying into Denver
  • seeing the mountains
  • snow!
December 23, 2011
  • Christmas at the grandparents' house
  • reading
  • early to bed
December 22, 2011
  • seeing Jenn, Evan, and Amos
  • Christmas dinner at Mom's
  • rec center with Nate
December 21, 2011
  • flying to Kansas
  • Wii bowling
  • pizza night
December 20, 2011
  • working from home
  • getting packed up
  • napping
December 19, 2011
  • Reese's pieces
  • cooking toasted tortellini
  • less stress
December 18, 2011
  • Nate home early
  • meeting new friends at church
  • more work done
December 17, 2011
  • finding a better cat box
  • college sports
  • getting some work done
December 16, 2011
  • Friday
  • date night with Nate
  • diet Coke break
December 15, 2011
  • pay day
  • soup and OJ
  • Nate taking care of me when I'm sick
December 14, 2011
  • early to bed
  • lunch at Logan's
  • 67 degrees!
December 13, 2011
  • seeing the artist's work up of my sketch
  • a raise!
  • new ottoman
December 12, 2011
  • getting a big task done successfully
  • encouragement
  • Nate taking care of me
December 11, 2011
  • Immanuel
  • chicken dip
  • one day closer to Christmas break
December 10, 2011
  • getting research done
  • getting laundry done
  • extra help Rx
December 9, 2011
  • brunch at Monell's
  • gifts from the Joneses
  • shopping with Nate
December 8, 2011
  • Cheesecake Factory
  • sleeping well
  • checking out The Container Store
December 7, 2011
  • working from home
  • finishing reading a book
  • extra help Rx
December 6, 2011
  • best Nashville pad thai at the Smiling Elephant
  • getting some writing done
  • getting a new game in the mail
December 5, 2011
  • preteen team at the Land's
  • cookies
  • playing Words with Friends with Nate
December 4, 2011
  • Hebrews 5
  • Immanuel Christmas Concert
  • Nate loving me well
December 3, 2011
  • sleeping in until 9
  • BBQ for lunch
  • rest
December 2, 2011
  • Nate getting up early to make my lunch
  • Cindy bringing Krispy Kremes to the office
  • God's grace
December 1, 2011
  • celebratory Cheesecake Factory gift card from Erica & JR
  • hope in Jesus' blood and righteousness and God's sovereignty
  • Nate being super supportive
  • Lee Ann playing in-office therapist :)
November 30, 2011
  • research group
  • promotion
  • celebrating with Nate
November 29, 2011
  • open doors, opportunities
  • Nate being done with his semester
  • Christmas music
November 28, 2011
  • coming home and being in the mood to clean
  • making toasted tortellini with marinara sauce
  • having power back in our house
November 27, 2011
  • blueberry scone
  • progress on TGP
  • Miles and Otis keeping me company while Nate worked
November 26, 2011
  • sleeping in, Nate making me tea with sugar and milk
  • 70 degrees! Football with Nate
  • diet Coke
November 25, 2011
  • painting the kitchen
  • ice cream cone
  • Nate home early
November 24, 2011
  • Thanksgiving with friends
  • throwing the football with Nate
  • opportunity knocks
November 23, 2011
  • working on things at Starbucks
  • Christmas shopping done
  • evening with Nate
November 22, 2011
  • new/additional job title
  • celebrating with Nate
  • meeting new people
November 21, 2011
  • coffee meeting
  • intro email
  • warm weather
November 20, 2011
  • getting breakfasts and lunches at Sam's
  • Nate bringing Hebrews 4:1-13
  • my wonderful, wonderful husband
November 19, 2011
  • early morning reading + tea
  • making chili for lunch
  • spending the day with Nate
November 18, 2011
  • date night
  • house cleaning
  • free oil change
November 17, 2011
  • focus
  • snuggly kitties
  • hot tea
November 16, 2011
  • good news at chapel
  • getting invited to a baby shower 
  • relatively easy babysitting
November 15, 2011
  • coming home to Nate
  • watching Miles and Otis get along
  • choosing fonts for my book
November 14, 2011
  • learning about worldviews
  • sitting by the fire pit
  • diet Dr Pepper
November 13, 2011
  • talking with Morgan and tea with milk
  • hearing Ryan preach at The Brook church
  • reading Jesus + Nothing = Everything
November 12, 2011
  • backyard football
  • steak dinner
  • s'mores over the fire pit
November 11, 2011
  • book meeting
  • arriving in Alabama
  • Famous Joe's pizza
November 10, 2011
  • lunch with Andy and Jeff at Pei Wei
  • getting dishes and laundry done
  • seeing Nate before he left for work
November 9, 2011
  • half day vacation
  • going on a quest with Nate
  • Nate loving me no matter what
November 8, 2011
  • hot tea with milk
  • buying/downloading/using Scrivener for my book
  • picking up Otis from the vet
November 7, 2011
  • productive day
  • sleeping 13+ hours
  • warm air
November 6, 2011
  • Immanuel College group studying Hebrews 3
  • extra sleep
  • blueberry scones
November 5, 2011
  • bringing Chick-fil-A lunch to ITG guys
  • college football
  • 50 free prints at Walgreens
November 4, 2011
  • home early
  • BBQ chicken quesadilla for lunch
  • e-mail from Jenn
November 3, 2011
  • 5 nice T-shirts/long-sleeved shirt for $5
  • making caramel popcorn
  • evening in with Nate
November 2, 2011
  • Keith and Kristyn Getty in chapel
  • babysitting Isaac and Lily
  • reading
November 1, 2011
  • listening to the new Shai Linne album
  • playing photographer with Otis
  • seeing Miles and Otis snuggling! (And Miles bathing Otis … so cute)
October 31, 2011
  • team meeting with candy
  • lots of sleep
  • chocolate mini wheats
October 30, 2011
  • hearing Scotty Smith preach
  • diet cherry 7-Up
  • time with Nate
October 29, 2011
  • donut run
  • post-lunch nap
  • early to bed
October 28, 2011
  • new printer
  • college worship gathering
  • falling asleep in the balcony with warm air and great music
October 27, 2011
  • home-work
  • walking around Radnor Lake/photographing fall colors
  • brown sugar meatloaf, green beans, tater tots
October 26, 2011
  • getting a City Challenge T-shirt
  • making fajitas for dinner
  • work luncheon
October 25, 2011
  • carpooling with Nate
  • Reese's meetings
  • clean dishes
October 24, 2011
  • diet Coke
  • Nate coming home early
  • Samantha coming over for dinner
October 23, 2011
  • watching football with Nate
  • stomach relief
  • clean bedding
October 22, 2011
  • quick trip out of the house
  • eating solids
  • adorable sleeping cats
October 21, 2011
  • feeling a little better
  • naps
  • Nate taking care of me
October 20, 2011
  • sleep and Gatorade
  • watching LOTR
  • keeping down applesauce
October 19, 2011
  • blanket straight out of the dryer
  • performance-free love
  • afternoon chats
October 18, 2011
  • reading at Starbucks with chai
  • cool, crisp air
  • hamburgers
October 17, 2011
  • early morning convos
  • editing marathon at work
  • texting Jenn
October 16, 2011
  • Nate bringing Hebrews 2:1-4
  • Immanuel cookout
  • getting 42.99 Nike shorts for 4.29
October 15, 2011
  • Baja Burrito - delicioso
  • picking paint colors for the kitchen
  • writing
October 14, 2011
  • Sonic happy hour
  • easy afternoons
  • letter from Jenn
October 13, 2011
  • free T-shirt
  • dropping in on the missional community group at Trevecca
  • Nate being awesome
October 12, 2011
  • learning more on InDesign
  • making dinner/eating at the table
  • stressless day at work
October 11, 2011
  • getting U-Verse set up
  • finding Nate a coat at Essex
  • early mornings with Nate
October 10, 2011
  • new books
  • early bed time
  • OJ
October 9, 2011
  • seeing Christ in the story of David and Saul
  • impromptu bike ride
  • making "pizza pie" and two pumpkin pies
October 8, 2011
  • planting azaleas, blueberry bushes, daffodils, and tulips
  • going to the library
  • nap
October 7, 2011
  • Training and Development day
  • watching The Conspirator with Nate
  • breakfast wrap and chai tea latte
October 6, 2011
  • spending our $50 gift certificate at Team Nashville
  • care group in Franklin
  • sunrise
October 5, 2011
  • tip money
  • trimming up the yard
  • riding my bike
October 4, 2011
  • grilling pork chops
  • feeling motivated to clean the house
  • if it could chuck wood
October 3, 2011
  • pizza bites
  • free greeting cards
  • wearing a comfy coat
October 2, 2011
  • starting Hebrews in college group
  • organizing the attic
  • watching football with Nate
October 1, 2011
  • free Nashville Preds game
  • getting a lot done around the house
  • taking a nap
September 30, 2011
  • free dinner
  • college worship gathering
  • hot shower
September 29, 2011
  • trying a new recipe (chipotle chicken … spiiiicy!)
  • Colin and Justine over for dinner
  • seeing Taylor Swift at Starbucks
September 28, 2011
  • outlining
  • grilled pork chops with green beans
  • clean tub and shower
September 27, 2011
  • making dinner: cheesy pasta and veggies
  • experiencing go-gurt for the first time (genius)
  • beautiful weather
September 26, 2011
  • building InDesign pages
  • fresh rain-filled air (smells so good!)
  • winning $50 gift card to Team Nashville
September 25, 2011
  • click 'n pull
  • getting things done around the house
  • quiet afternoon
September 24, 2011
  • napping with Otis
  • using InDesign to design a magazine
  • chili and bonfire with the 20s community group
September 23, 2011
  • building the fire pit
  • Friday fun day
  • evening with Nate
September 22, 2011
  • mail from Nana Ruth and fam
  • making spaghetti and breadsticks for dinner
  • talking to mom for 1hr 20min
September 21, 2011
  • "floor vents"
  • volunteering to "kitten-sit" for 1-3 weeks
  • watching Miles and Otis
September 20, 2011
  • early evening nap
  • marinating/grilling chicken … yum
  • Nate being great
September 19, 2011
  • grill covers and $25 file cabinet
  • free online classes
  • rainy day
September 18, 2011
  • talking about the law in community group (Galatians 3! awesome!)
  • raspberry lemonade
  • NFL games, afternoon nap
September 17, 2011
  • breakfast/study with Nate
  • beautiful day
  • finishing book layout
September 16, 2011
  • casual Friday
  • free pizza
  • home early
September 15, 2011
  • reading Note to Self by Joe Thorn
  • having Charlie and Tonya over for dinner
  • brownies with mint chocolate cookie ice cream
September 14, 2011
  • Jenn finally starting a blog :)
  • kudos
  • cooking
September 13, 2011
  • making infographics
  • fresh air, walk during lunch
  • fetchal treats
September 12, 2011
  • being invited to an unexpected meeting
  • free: Zest product, Preds tickets
  • 20-min. walk outside during lunch
September 11, 2011
  • lots of college kids
  • trimming up the yard/replacing the weatherstripping
  • learning InDesign and working on book
September 10, 2011
  • buying tulip and daffodil bulbs
  • beautiful day
  • picking up lunch for ITG/eating some :)
September 9, 2011
  • celebrating the best two months ever
  • IKEA catalog ... so many ideas
  • working on the book
September 8, 2011
  • ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-changes
  • making strombolis for the boys
  • 8 p.m. bedtime
September 7, 2011
  • chili with Fritos for lunch
  • being focused/productive
  • carpooling with Nate … I love my husband! :)
September 6, 2011
  • knocking multiple things off the list
  • evening nap
  • message from Clarissa
September 5, 2011
  • breakfast with Nate
  • open windows, rain, fresh air
  • laying out my book
September 4, 2011
  • baking for the college group
  • getting laundry put away
  • organizing our books
September 3, 2011
  • library with Nate
  • writing
  • chocolate Mini Wheats
September 2, 2011
  • Friday four square
  • no cost date night
  • home early
September 1, 2011
  • hot black tea with milk and Splenda
  • "hey girl"
  • waking up next to my best friend
August 31, 2011
  • painting a table
  • seeing lots of my coworkers take the stairs instead of elevator (cool!)
  • making pancakes and turkey bacon for dinner
August 30, 2011
  • interviewing Shaun Groves
  • developing ideas
  • staining furniture and making chalkboards
August 29, 2011
  • lunch at Baja Burrito
  • putting the bedroom back together/decorating
  • FLYTE writers conference
August 28, 2011
  • Immanuel college group
  • painting the bedroom
  • a passion for the gospel
August 27, 2011
  • getting a library card
  • Behr color matching (pretty accurate)
  • time to relax
August 26, 2011
  • walking/starting the City Challenge
  • date night! VS, Apple Store, Pei Wei, movie: The Help
  • God is in control, and other truths Nate reminds me
August 25, 2011
  • early to bed
  • cooking dinner for Nate's friends
  • art mtg at Starbucks
August 24, 2011
  • cooking/baking
  • Red Machine
  • Kevin trimming the hedges
August 23, 2011
  • free diet Mt. Dew
  • Nate getting his car back
  • good day at work, feelin' good
August 22, 2011
  • no cavities
  • nice weather
  • picking up Nate from class
August 21, 2011
  • sweet reminder of our hope from Dane Ortlund
  • paying just $5 for a tow (thanks, roadside assistance!)
  • relaxing day
August 20, 2011
  • sleeping in
  • organizing
  • painting the clock
August 19, 2011
  • a surprise adventure
  • hot chocolate
  • laughing with Nate
August 18, 2011
  • extracting Nate's main relay from the Honda
  • Evan and Jenn having a baby! Amos Jordan Riordan, 9lb 11 oz
  • taking a half day for rest
August 17, 2011
  • ice cream break
  • cooking dinner
  • fixing the Internet
August 16, 2011
  • health assessment–having the body of a 20 yr old! ;)
  • falling asleep in the swing chair with Miles
  • discovering mint.com
August 15, 2011
  • what's on the DL
  • craft project
  • watching Nate's excitement about hanging his swing chair
August 14, 2011
  • finished painting! furniture back in the study
  • lunch with the McLemores and Poschels
  • throwing stuff away
August 13, 2011
  • almost done painting
  • Nate coming home early before work
  • homemade Gatorade slushie
August 12, 2011
  • Prison Break
  • sleep
  • Friday, hurray
August 11, 2011
  • painting and loving the look
  • slightly cooler temperatures
  • making playlists
August 10, 2011
  • Miles being snuggly
  • painting the second bedroom with Nate
  • getting grocery shopping done
August 9, 2011
  • being married one month!
  • celebratory orange juice
  • sketching ideas for graphic parable page
August 8, 2011
  • Nate saving me from toxic fumes with a walk outside
  • moving stuff to the attic = less visible clutter
  • printing photos for cheap, progress on TYNs
  • making General Tso's chicken with broccoli and rice for dinner
August 7, 2011
  • worship with other cultures and languages
  • arriving back home
  • reading Jesus + Nothing = Everything aloud to Nate
August 6, 2011
  • 17,000 steps
  • St. Louis Zoo penguins
  • frozen custard
August 5, 2011
  • driving to St. Louis
  • dinner with the Jones and Spaldings
  • Buddy
August 4, 2011
  • Nate grilling
  • sleeping well (thanks to a half-tablet of Benadryl)
  • change
August 3, 2011
  • making French bread pizza
  • cutting Nate's hair … finally :)
  • being married
August 2, 2011
  • carpooling with Nate and eating sliced apples on the way to work
  • using my free lunch coupon
  • Jerry asking what my blog address is
  • encouragement/compliments
August 1, 2011
  • popcorn at Home Depot
  • sampling paint colors
  • reading/writing
July 31, 2011
  • reading Jesus + Nothing = Everything
  • grocery shopping with Nate
  • reading/discussing/discovering how the minor prophets point to Jesus
July 30, 2011
  • sleeping in until 10:50!
  • buying and installing shades
  • video chatting with Hannah, and Evan and Jenn
July 29, 2011
  • scoring some great free books
  • carpooling
  • warm biscuits with honey
July 28, 2011
  • winning coffee, donuts, and office supplies for all my coworkers
  • pork kabobs on the grill
  • watching Out of Africa with Nate
July 27, 2011
  • awesome off-site lunch mtg. with big ideas
  • finishing Vol. 4 second edit
  • Bon Iver concert at the Ryman… best concert I've ever been to in my life
July 26, 2011
  • lunch with the team
  • friends who freecycle/getting an $80 mirror for free
  • after work nap
July 25, 2011
  • group date with Charlie & Tonya, Robert & Katie (picnic at Centennial Park)
  • cookie break
  • laughing with friends
July 24, 2011
  • grace upon grace, reading John with Nate
  • fetchal treat trip
  • paradox
July 23, 2011
  • getting wedding pictures
  • Cool Springs trip/spending gift cards
  • sweet opportunity invitation
July 22, 2011
  • funny people
  • grilling thai chicken skewers
  • mail from Jenn and Evan
July 21, 2011
  • shopping with gift cards
  • seeing Andrea and Avery
  • watching a movie with Nate
July 20, 2011
  • talking with Jessica about wedding/being married
  • chai tea latte from my honey
  • video chatting with Caitlin and Andy
July 19, 2011
  • hot tea and quiet morning
  • gas company disconnecting the outdoor lantern
  • being married
July 18, 2011
  • small world
  • finding out I can mail in SS card form instead of standing in line for hours
  • being back in the office
  • downpour and watching Nate and Miles nap hard
July 17, 2011
  • being back with friends at church
  • getting lots of cleaning done
  • Nate coming home after work (instead of to an apartment like he used to!)
July 16, 2011
  • relaxing morning with Nate
  • watching video from the wedding
  • Real Simple magazine, cool ideas
July 15, 2011
  • driving to Jax and seeing UNF
  • Nate and I coming home
  • opening presents
July 14, 2011
  • back at the beach with chairs and umbrella
  • seeing/scaring a crab
  • Nate and I finding a local Italian cafe for dinner ... great manicotti
July 13, 2011
  • daily ice cream
  • dinner at the World Famous Oasis
  • walking St. George Street with Nate
July 12, 2011
  • free movies
  • pad thai and sushi with Nate
  • haircut
July 11, 2011
  • day at the beach with Nate
  • walking to dinner
  • great breakfast
July 10, 2011
  • stopping by a clean/organized house (thanks, Clarissa!)
  • flying to Jacksonville
  • evening in St. Augustine with Nate, seeing a sea turtle
July 9, 2011
  • getting married to Nate!
  • Anne and Clarissa being awesome
  • fun reception
July 8, 2011
  • decorating
  • family and friends arriving
  • rehearsal dinner
July 7, 2011
  • finishing off the to-do list
  • meeting Marissa
  • TV stand
July 6, 2011
  • insurance that covers locksmiths
  • Tonya meeting me at the church to figure out decorations
  • Nate's family over for dinner
July 5, 2011
  • Lee Ann finishing gift tags
  • Jessica stopping by to see how things are going pre-wedding
  • text from Jenn
July 4, 2011
  • cleaning up/arranging the second bedroom
  • cookout with the neighborhood
  • thankful-fors with Nate
July 3, 2011
  • sweet gospel in community group
  • rest
  • Nate calling me on his way home from work
July 2, 2011
  • sleeping in
  • painting the bathroom
  • communication and comfort
July 1, 2011
  • going home early
  • surprising Nate at Starbucks
  • date night! dinner and a movie
June 30, 2011
  • Sonic happy hour
  • haircut
  • printing and finishing wedding programs
June 29, 2011
  • laughing
  • talking marriage with Felicia and Donna at lunch
  • 10 days until wedding!
June 28, 2011
  • meeting our FLYTE writers
  • working on programs
  • sleeping in a little
June 27, 2011
  • cooking! pork chops and salad for dinner
  • making a cardboard house with Nate for Miles
  • friends helping with wedding tasks
June 26, 2011
  • 15-minute nap (much need and perked me right up)
  • last PMC with Ray and Jani
  • finally asking for wedding help
June 25, 2011
  • Katy, Scott, and Joey helping us move Nate
  • FYK Lawn Party, disc golf and washers
  • ham and cheese stromboli
June 24, 2011
  • Nate bringing me a diet cherry Dr. Pepper at work
  • seeing the reception slideshow … so great
  • Friday
June 23, 2011
  • getting our marriage license!
  • lunch with Nate downtown
  • mint grasshopper ice cream sandwich
June 22, 2011
  • Mandisa at chapel
  • video chat with Jenn and seeing her pregnant belly :)
  • crafting for wedding
June 21, 2011
  • coming home to a freshly cut lawn
  • great friends willing to help with wedding
  • evening talking with Nate
June 20, 2011
  • errands/planning progress with Nate
  • Flavor Ice on hot days
  • UPS bringing wedding gifts
June 19, 2011
  • community group
  • trying out catering options for rehearsal dinner
  • finding great deals on decorations
June 18, 2011
  • thunderstorms and watching birds
  • seeing Nate and showing off the clean house
  • taking an evening off from wedding work for a movie
June 17, 2011
  • getting the yard trimmed up
  • cleaning the house
  • Friday!
June 16, 2011
  • detailing decorations
  • not holding back
  • goodnights
June 15, 2011
  • Katy treating me to lunch at Baja Burrito
  • sopapilla cheesecake
  • evening with Nate
June 14, 2011
  • great coworkers
  • early bedtime
  • two things off the wedding to-do list
June 13, 2011
  • wedding shower at work
  • Ryman with Nate
  • Nate and Miles napping together
June 12, 2011
  • community group at Immanuel
  • starting to paint the bathroom
  • time to rest
June 11, 2011
  • finding help for Nate's car relatively easily
  • cruising through the country, top down
  • picnic and music with the Petersons
June 10, 2011
  • Nate grilling
  • movie night: true grit
  • changing my own Nissan air filter. Take that, mechanic!
June 9, 2011
  • one month 'til the wedding!
  • getting Owl City & Mat Kearney media passes
  • cooking with Nate
June 8, 2011
  • new office!
  • making stuffed shells
  • UPS delivering wedding gifts
June 7, 2011
  • design mtg … always a good time
  • making dinner
  • cherries on sale at Aldi
June 6, 2011
  • Nate unclogging the tub. Or God. We prayed.
  • receiving a much anticipated check
  • watching baby tapes my dad sent
June 5, 2011
  • PMC with the Ortlunds
  • rain and slightly cooler temps
  • getting rest
June 4, 2011
  • nap
  • 5 weeks until the wedding
  • whole day with Nate
June 3, 2011
  • date night with Nate
  • finding ties for groomsmen on sale
  • random person at Red Lobster giving us a coupon
June 2, 2011
  • doing things on the computer that make Jeff say, "How are you so smart?"
  • making broccoli and chicken cheese casserole
  • making bridesmaids necklaces
June 1, 2011
  • mailing off a project
  • Nate doing laundry while I cooked
  • nice walk at lunchtime
May 31, 2011
  • rest and sleep
  • being back at work
  • time with Nate after four busy days
May 30, 2011
  • seeing my parents in Burlington
  • opening early wedding presents in the car
  • 40 days until wedding … I can't wait!
May 29, 2011

  • Caitlin and Andy getting married
  • hanging out with Ryan and Ashley
  • God is moving
May 28, 2011
  • hugging Nate after he got back from camping
  • Old Chicago with Nate's extended family
  • rehearsal dinner
May 27, 2011
  • girl time with Nate's sisters, mom, aunt, and cousies
  • dinner with the bridesmaids
  • visiting the Hesston arboretum
May 26, 2011
  • getting ready to start on a bunch of work to find I had already done it … yay for working ahead
  • FLYTE party
  • getting a head start for Kansas
May 25, 2011
  • giving Nate his present I've worked on since December
  • working at home ... much needed
  • falling asleep before 8:30
May 24, 2011
  • watching Miles play with/kill/eat a cicada
  • Miles snuggling up during early morning lightning storm
  • Looking forward to marry my best friend!
May 23, 2011
  • Nate's promotion to shift manager!
  • Kevin mowing the yard
  • Chinese food and early bedtime
May 22, 2011
  • biscuits and gravy breakfast
  • relaxing afternoon
  • talking to my mom on the phone
May 21, 2011
  • finding dresses
  • Ravenchase with Keith and Megan
  • getting engagement pics back
May 20, 2011
  • going on a walk
  • cicada hunting with Nate
  • Nate's gourmet hot dogs
May 19, 2011
  • hearing from Kristin
  • getting water shoes for about half price
  • making chicken pot pie with my honey
May 18, 2011
  • talking to Provence catering manager
  • grace and a loving fiance
  • open communication
May 17, 2011
  • engagement photos
  • tacos
  • loving Nate
May 16, 2011
  • pleasant lady at USPS
  • scheduling meeting with caterer
  • slow cooker: BBQ beef
May 15, 2011
  • blueberry muffins and turkey bacon
  • watching Nate and Miles play
  • getting grocery shopping done
May 14, 2011
  • Las Paletas with Sam and Anne
  • buying a wedding band for Nate
  • finding Nate pants for the wedding
May 13, 2011
  • half day/Spring Fling
  • picking dozens of strawberries with Nate
  • Judy calling me to say congrats
May 12, 2011
  • early to bed
  • watching The Office with Nate
  • bueno communication
May 11, 2011
  • starting to get RSVPs
  • making jewelry for bridesmaids
  • making rotini lasagna
May 10, 2011
  • mailing invitations
  • getting to be brave
  • reading Ephesians to Nate while stuck in rush hour traffic
May 9, 2011
  • being 2 months away from marrying my best friend
  • making homemade pretzels. also, tilapia.
  • finishing invitations
May 8, 2011
  • hearing Bruce Ware preach on Job
  • afternoon nap
  • PMC with Ray and Jani
May 7, 2011
  • honest convo with Kevin (he wants to mow my yard)
  • Musicians Corner with Anne
  • finding Jones soda at Big Lots
May 6, 2011
  • arranging care of Miles while we are in KS
  • Fridays
  • reading Note to Self
May 5, 2011
  • printing the invitations
  • putting together invitations with Nate
  • getting an instant camera
May 4, 2011
  • God providing in totally unexpected ways
  • being an editor
  • hilarious but good wedding advice from a writer
May 3, 2011
  • writers who follow directions! Hurray!
  • singing
  • tacos for dinner
May 2, 2011
  • great day at work. Editing more than 100 pages. bam!
  • Nate reading Jonathan Edwards
  • making soup + grilled sandwiches
May 1, 2011
  • honey glazed pork chops and veggies
  • Osama bin Laden killed
  • cutting apart map/RSVP cards ... any progress helps
April 30, 2011
  • breakfast with Nate
  • marriage seminar with Ray and Jani
  • lunch with friends
  • $0.72 for Hershey's Kisses at Target (75% off Easter candy)
April 29, 2011
  • date night with Nate
  • free Redbox movie: The King's Speech (I love promo codes)
  • beautiful weather
April 28, 2011
  • using doxo.com. Super cool.
  • going on a walk with Nate and picking strawberries
  • Nate booking our Nashville hotel
April 27, 2011
  • doing good work
  • hanging with Nate during thunderstorms
  • hot chai latte on a rainy day
April 26, 2011
  • Nate making tilapia and sauteed asparagus, mushrooms
  • dinner with Samne (last one before they move back to Kansas)
  • taking photos
April 25, 2011
  • trimming up the front yard (I have square bushes!)
  • Nate killing spiders for me
  • reading Linchpin by Seth Godin … incredible.
April 24, 2011
  • the risen Christ
  • Easter lunch+fun with Chris & Annette
  • Barnes & Noble
  • weekend with Mom & Erica
April 23, 2011
  • getting the yard fixed up
  • ordering Jones soda from Publix
  • playing basketball with Nate and Erica
April 22, 2011
  • shopping for wedding stuff
  • lunch at Baja Burrito
  • ham & swiss stromboli for dinner
April 21, 2011
  • pleasant a.m. elevator convo
  • getting centerpiece cloth from Susan
  • creative work on Google sites
April 20, 2011
  • working on blog posts for work
  • watching Pixar Story with Nate
  • grace upon grace upon grace
April 19, 2011
  • waking up thinking of these lyrics: "He shed His Son's blood in our place." (Sojourn album)
  • helping host Jessica and Will's wedding shower
  • after dinner walk with Nate
April 18, 2011
  • e-mail from Jenn :)
  • making beef stroganoff + 2 apple pies
  • seeing FLYTE printed
April 17, 2011
  • afternoon nap
  • mercy doesn't stop at forgiveness
  • 70 degrees and soaking up sunshine
April 16, 2011
  • Saturday a.m. tradition: Nate coming over for turkey bacon & eggs
  • free day at Sam's Club
  • chill day
April 15, 2011
  • learning to listen
  • seeing Nate (finally!)
  • gift from Chicago: new Sojourn album
April 14, 2011
  • progress in the details
  • mowing the front yard
  • Miles sleepin on my lap
April 13, 2011
  • major cleaning/organizing
  • getting caught up at work
  • sleeping well
April 12, 2011
  • sunshine through the trees
  • designing
  • hearing from Nate
April 11, 2011
  • seeing Nate over lunch before he left for Chicago
  • dinner with Samne
  • thunderstorms
April 10, 2011
  • sunny morning
  • booking our honeymoon!
  • spending the day with Nate
April 9, 2011
  • making hamburgers for lunch
  • seeing flowers blooming on my plants
  • working on wedding stuff ... 3 months to go!
April 8, 2011
  • crossing six things off my work list
  • going to Lecrae concert with Nate
  • front door parking spot
April 7, 2011
  • running with Nate
  • Erica being awesome and getting our taxes right
  • making homemade pizza
April 6, 2011
  • dinner with Sam and Anne
  • hilarious team meeting
  • watching Nate bond with Miles :)
April 5, 2011
  • scheduling PC repair
  • getting Nate's car
  • relaxing evening
April 4, 2011
  • lunch with Nate
  • meeting with a florist
  • thunderstorms
April 3, 2011
  • drinking Coke while Nagi showed Nate what's wrong with his car
  • warm sunshine and nap
  • prayer
April 2, 2011
  • turkey bacon, oatmeal, and toast
  • registering with Nate
  • wedding work
April 1, 2011
  • great insights
  • Nate finding an awesome mechanic
  • tacos + milkshakes
March 31, 2011
  • phone date with Jenn
  • card from Clarissa
  • booking appt. with florist (progress!)
March 30, 2011
  • Google Video Chat
  • coming home to Nate
  • dinner with Samne
March 29, 2011
  • breakfast/department party
  • message from a friend
  • securing tables for wedding
March 28, 2011
  • finishing a project: painted pot with ribbon detail and flowers
  • Caitlin offering to let me use her wedding stuff after her wedding
  • cooking pork chops and mashed potatoes and veggies
March 27, 2011
March 26, 2011
  • sleeping in/sicky day
  • thunderstorms and basketball
  • working on registry
March 25, 2011
  • "Yep, we're in the same boat." (Yay for not being alone in the boat.)
  • something stirring
  • Nate taking care of me when I'm sicky
March 24, 2011
  • caramel apple spice
  • working hard but loving it
  • chocolate animal crackers
March 23, 2011
  • lunching and walking with Nate
  • receiving Free Stuff Fridays books ($68 value!)
  • phone date with Clarissa
March 22, 2011
  • sleeping with the air off and the ceiling fan on
  • seeing Nate before men's group
  • reading Luke, Exodus, and Psalms
March 21, 2011
  • short (2 hr) jury duty
  • meeting the band Anthem Lights
  • coming home to find that my neighbor Kevin had trimmed my yard
  • Nate's dad finding a lawnmower on Craigslist and buying it for us
  • spicy soba, walking with the Joneses, milkshakes
March 20, 2011
  • gospel
  • hiking at Radnor Lake
  • KU for the win
March 19, 2011
  • Nate's birthday!
  • going out for sushi & thai with Nate's parents
  • cutting Nate's hair and napping
March 18, 2011
  • making ravioli and crescent rolls for dinner
  • watching basketball/KU win
  • warm weather, music, grace and truth
March 17, 2011
  • good music
  • making cheesecake for Nate's birthday
  • later daylight, pretty sunset
March 16, 2011
  • grande iced tea to sip on all day
  • warm weather and early starts
  • listening to Owen Pye at Curb Cafe with Nate
  • stopping by Sam and Anne's
March 15, 2011
  • sleeping in ... and still making it to work on time!
  • seeing Andy's work on the July covers
  • accepted, secure, comforted
March 14, 2011
  • Erica doing my taxes
  • Nate liking my stroganoff
  • Bananagrams with Nate, Sam, and Anne
March 13, 2011
  • watching Nate bonds with Miles :)
  • rain, nap, and college basketball
  • reading
March 12, 2011
  • watching KU game with Nate
  • phone date with Ann
  • 75 degrees
March 11, 2011
  • Miles watching the KU game
  • Friday
  • freedom
March 10, 2011
  • cooking: Alfredo tortellini with Italian sausage and broccoli, side of French style green beans
  • finding something that was missing
  • reading Exodus 2 and Luke 3 with Nate
March 9, 2011
  • making cookies and orange curried chicken
  • watching Karate Kid with Nate (and staying awake through it)
  • Nate's heart and prayers
March 8, 2011
  • finishing Vol. 1 edit
  • Isaiah 53
  • making Nate dinner/lunch
  • thunderstorms!
March 7, 2011
  • starting work on something to find I'd finished it in December!
  • God's gracious provisions
  • Nate stopping by
March 6, 2011
  • grace for close calls
  • having the Wilcoxsons and Jeff over for dinner
  • my favorite place in the world
March 5, 2011
  • making breakfast: bacon, eggs, oranges, sausage
  • watching the KU v. Missouri game with Nate
  • Anne and Jessica W. coming over to help with wedding stuff
March 4, 2011
  • being brave
  • phone call
  • getting work done
March 3, 2011
  • playing basketball outside with Nate
  • dinner and the Office with Samne: chicken parmesan (so good)
  • hearing all of Nate's insider Belmont stories. 1 word: hilarious.
March 2, 2011
  • kudos
  • coming home to nateoh
  • Mark 4:35-41
March 1, 2011
  • sunny day
  • big ideas
  • postcards
February 28, 2011
  • making a Southwestern salad
  • "Be Still My Soul"
  • thunderstorms (sounds like spring!)
  • engagement gift
February 27, 2011
  • Isaiah 40 and prayer
  • cutting Nate's hair outside ... 70 degrees!
  • open windows and nap
February 26, 2011
  • taking a nap on a warm, sunny day
  • making a sale
  • spending time with Nate
February 25, 2011
  • $3 off next Kroger purchase coupon ... we bought Keebler Grasshoppers for 30 cents.
  • Going to see Keller speak on Mark 5 at Christ Presbyterian Church
  • my favorite place in the world
February 24, 2011
  • picking up my wedding dress!
  • no waiting on a haircut and oil change
  • Nate picking me up for lunch
February 23, 2011
  • getting pictures up on the walls
  • tortellini dinner with Samne and Nate
  • reading the Bible with Nate
February 22, 2011
  • Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners
  • comfy couch and snuggly cat
  • Nate coming over
February 21, 2011
  • grace like rain
  • watching the KU v. Oklahoma St. game
  • reading Genesis, Psalm, and Mark
February 20, 2011
  • bacon and eggs and juice - breakfast w/ Nate
  • discussing Radical with the 20s
  • learning to paint/painting the 20s community group room
  • 73 degrees. hello sunshine
February 19, 2011
  • running errands: car wash and groceries
  • Nate helping pick up/move furniture
  • new place mats
February 18, 2011
  • winning the Challies blog giveaway!
  • strategy reflections/discussion meeting with Gary Hauk
  • Nate and I being on the same page
February 17, 2011
  • Christ is more beautiful
  • Miles climbing into my arms to sleep while I worked at my computer
  • going to Starbucks to see Nate
February 16, 2011
  • 6 a.m. : 51°F, like stepping out of the house into a warm hug
  • date night with Nate
  • free cafe treats with my birthday coupon
February 15, 2011
  • getting my bulletin board up on the wall in my office
  • Nate and Miles being buddies
  • studying Abraham and Isaac
February 14, 2011
  • 3-mile walk with Nate after work
  • spicy soba and chocolate lava cake with Samne
  • watching the KU v. KSU game
February 13, 2011
  • "It Is Well With My Soul" ... sung by passionate lovers of Jesus
  • warm sunshine ... 65 degrees!
  • working/studying with Nate
February 12, 2011
  • touring Belle Meade Plantation with Nate
  • steak dinner at Outback
  • ice cream cake and hearts with Nate and Samne
February 11, 2011
  • birthday lunch at La Hacienda (great fajita quesadillas)
  • working on Galatians study
  • sunny day
February 10, 2011
  • dentist appt. getting moved two hours earlier + no cavities!
  • No limit birthday meal ticket from VP
  • Nate getting off work early and stopping by for a few minutes before bed
February 9, 2011
  • Trudy making me laugh with her story about traffic school
  • playing with Nate and Miles in the snow
  • making chicken fajita quesadillas
February 8, 2011
  • warm house
  • workout #4
  • dinner with Nate
February 7, 2011
  • fat wet snow sans ice
  • homemade pizza
  • KU v. Missouri game with Samne
February 6, 2011
  • getting Real Simple's wedding magazine at B&N
  • sunny day
  • Super Bowl party with friends
February 5, 2011
  • Cool Springs with Nate
  • productive morning + run
  • bowling with community group friends
February 4, 2011
  • finishing 1st edit of vol. 2
  • dinner with Samne
  • finding a wedding dress!
February 3, 2011
  • grace and more grace
  • cooking: baked chicken teriyaki and Oreo cheesecake
  • real life
February 2, 2011
  • visiting Andrea and Avery
  • running into Sam and Anne at Starbucks
  • getting grocery shopping done
February 1, 2011
  • art design meeting, always a good time
  • running my second workout
  • hanging out with Nate
January 31, 2011
  • watching a movie with Nate
  • editing an entire unit
  • January being over! (One month closer to spring!)
January 30, 2011
  • community group
  • making and eating lunch with Nate
  • starting a running program
January 29, 2011
  • 65 degrees
  • meeting with Tonya about wedding stuff
  • Taco Night with David, Sarah, Nate, Tim, Jessica, Jeff, Charlie, Tonya, Chris, and Annette
January 28, 2011
  • Jessica bringing me flower prices
  • my photo landing on nashvillest.com
  • quality time with Nate tonight
January 27, 2011
  • Nate surprising me for lunch
  • setting a tentative date/starting a little wedding planning
  • Audrey Assad's music
January 26, 2011
  • not icy roads
  • early birthday present from Mom
  • getting a book in the mail
January 25, 2011
  • getting a start Volume 2
  • store trip with Nate for treats and an ice scraper
  • watching the KU v. Colorado game
January 24, 2011
  • making strawberry cheesecake from scratch
  • chicken enchiladas with Nate, Sam, and Anne
  • playing Golf (card game) and falling asleep to a movie
January 23, 2011

  • encouraging community group
  • Nate fixing my crawlspace vent
  • cooking: lunch--Italian pork chops, green beans, mac&cheese; dinner--hash browns, eggs, bacon
January 22, 2011
  • Galatians study
  • watching the KU game
  • spending time with Nate
January 21, 2011
  • date night: Mexican restaurant and Redbox movie
  • quiet, productive day at work
  • dry roads on the way home
January 20, 2011
  • celebrating Cheryl's birthday
  • making peanut butter chocolate chip cookies for Nate
  • beautiful fat, wet snow
January 19, 2011
  • fast eye appt.
  • writing an ode
  • stay-in date night with Nate (pizza and a movie)
 January 18, 2011
  • being back in the office
  • girls' night with Anne
  • time with Nate
January 17, 2011
  • sleeping in until 9:30
  • finding jeans and making coasters with Clarissa
  • seeing Nate on his 10-min break
January 16, 2011
  • church: What is the gospel?
  • $1.50 movie with Clarissa: Life As We Know It
  • making minestrone soup and playing Bananagrams
January 15, 2011
  • hanging out with Clarissa
  • playing cards at Union Station until midnight with Evan, Jenn, Nate, Clarissa, and Tiffany
  • making chili and cornbread
January 14, 2011
  • Pancake Pantry with Evan and Jenn
  • exploring Vandy stadiums/gyms
  • cooking dinner and talking with Jenn
January 13, 2011
  • swapping out my office chair
  • Nate doing everything around the house for me :)
  • dinner with Samne and wedding ideas
January 12, 2011
  • watching snow flurries from the 7th floor
  • in bed before 8 p.m.
  • I love yous
  • all-sufficient help
January 11, 2011
  • Miles being cuddly
  • sovereign God
  • love. love. love.
January 10, 2011
  • the non-sounds of fresh snow at 5:30 a.m.
  • home early
  • making chocolate chip cookies
January 9, 2011
  • video chatting with my mom
  • lunch with Charlie, Tonya, Chris, & Annette
  • getting a bit of a start on wedding planning
January 8, 2011
  • dinner with friends
  • pizza
  • Samne's poquito pops
January 7, 2011
  • starting to regain my appetite
  • cooking some dinner
  • reading Genesis/Psalm/Matthew 6
January 6, 2011
  • Sprite Zero
  • Kleenex with lotion
  • toast with jam
January 5, 2011
  • not being nauseous
  • being a future wife
  • getting some rest
January 4, 2011
  • hot chai for breakfast
  • showing off my ring at work
  • nateoh taking care of me and my post-nasal drip + nausea
January 3, 2011
  • hanging out with Nate all day
  • getting my house cleaned by pros
  • reading with Nate at Krispy Kreme
January 2, 2011
  • seeing friends at church/announcing our engagement
  • making spicy chicken in peanut sauce with my slow cooker
  • cold delicious fetchal treats
January 1, 2011
  • rearranging my room
  • starting a reading plan
  • Nate proposing and my saying yes :)
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