Make My Day - 2012

December 31, 2012
  • quiet office day
  • seeing Les Miserables with Nate
  • Thai food for dinner
December 30, 2012
  • warm house and afternoon naps
  • gospel hope in Rom. 8:28-30
  • helping Nate make the coffee at church
December 29, 2012
  • fat snow flakes for hours
  • productive day: cleaning, laundry, cooking
  • sleeping in
December 28, 2012
  • incredibly quiet/productive day at work
  • making crescent dogs
  • new HVAC installed! We have heat!
December 27, 2012
  • seeing the Arels on our flight home from KC
  • snuggling with Miles and Otis!
  • going to 8th & Roast with Nate
December 26, 2012
  • reading the first Harry Potter book to Nate while he drove to KC
  • dinner with Sam and Anne
  • The Roasterie and Mexican train dominoes
  • meeting Bosco the basset-beagle (bagel)
December 25, 2012
  • playing Rummikub with Mom and Nate
  • Christmas at Dad's
  • genealogy books
December 24, 2012
  • Christmas Eve dinner with the fam
  • Christmas at Mom's
  • taking Daisy on a walk
December 23, 2012
  • church at The Seed
  • seeing old family photos of Grandma's family
  • afternoon at Grandpa & Grandma's
December 22, 2012
  • taking Tofer on a walk
  • watching the KU v. Ohio State game
  • playing Mexican Train dominoes with Nate, Lisa, and Mike
December 21, 2012
  • walking downtown Wichita
  • lunch at Freddy's
  • seeing Life of Pi with Nate's fam
  • dinner at De Fazio's (25th & Amidon, Wichita)
  • Christmas lights
December 20, 2012
  • snow!
  • working on a puzzle
  • new leads on the family tree
December 19, 2012
  • seeing The Hobbit in IMAX 3D
  • catching up with Nate's fam
  • rest and relaxation
December 18, 2012
  • arriving in KC, dinner from Oklahoma Joe's
  • Nate's mom unwrapping the Verismo
  • sleeping in a dark, dark basement
December 17, 2012
  • rain … I liked not having to scrape my windows this morning!
  • going to the Cornell v. Vandy game with Nate
  • running into the Andersons at the game
December 16, 2012
  • our church, I love our church
  • almost finishing the big kitchen cleaning
  • starting to pack for our trip home
December 15, 2012
  • starting the big kitchen cleaning—everything out!
  • Nate coming home from church budget meeting ready to tackle our family budget
  • meeting up with Kierston
December 14, 2012
  • evening with Nate
  • hoping in a Savior who will make all things right
  • receiving Christmas cards in the mail
December 13, 2012
  • fairly fast/problem-free endoscopy for Nate
  • Nate saying some funny things on anesthesia
  • being home to take care of Nate
December 12, 2012
  • Ancestry iPad app
  • Turkey Hill ice cream coupon
  • watching Modern Family
December 11, 2012
  • finishing final lasers
  • homemade Extreme Cookies & Cream (chocolate) milkshake
  • warm bed and snuggly cats
December 10, 2012
  • having P.F. Chang's free rewards so my lettuce wraps lunch was free :)
  • early Christmas present: 1-story cat condo … Otis loves it. Miles is still warming up.
  • date night with Nate + Cheesecake Factory gift card
December 9, 2012
  • making some more Christmas gifts
  • receiving a gift from Alyssa
  • making ham and potato soup
December 8, 2012
  • putting family photos in an album
  • working on some Christmas gifts
  • popcorn from The Popcorn Factory
December 7, 2012
  • hardcover book Killing Lincoln on sale for $2.99 on Amazon plus free shipping w/ Prime
  • Christmas bonus
  • rain
December 6, 2012
  • Viewpoint Forum points racking up … up to $65+ ($300+ over 3 years for surveys)
  • watching Funny Farm (1988) starring Chevy Chase
  • Otis snuggling up to me at bedtime
December 5, 2012
  • unexpected hello
  • some guy picking up our bagged leaves
  • tgp blog post
December 4, 2012
  • less on my plate
  • early to an appt and in right away
  • making dinner for less than $3 (plus some supplies already on hand)
December 3, 2012
  • taking Miles and Otis outside to play
  • open windows/high of 76
  • cookie break at work
December 2, 2012
  • warm, warm weather for the next week! 70s!
  • Ray's sermon on Immanuel, God with us (John 1:1,14)
  • sitting next to Tonya at church
December 1, 2012
  • scanning all the old family photos my mom brought me
  • discovering a college acquaintance on the family tree
  • working on some homemade gifts
November 30, 2012
  • Nate is Beard of the Month
  • Nate's sweet friend mailing him an Amazon gift card
  • Nate making me dinner :)
November 29, 2012
  • space heaters and electric blankets
  • pre-release Jenny Simmons CD
  • $25 off service call coupon
November 28, 2012
  • Nate being picked as Beard of the Month :) 
  • church friends having babies
  • working extra hard at work so I didn't have to take anything home
November 27, 2012
  • getting my metal stamps in the mail (ordered yesterday from Amazon!)
  • Nate making me laugh
  • my aunt getting a CD I sent her in the mail
November 26, 2012
  • watching a Ken Burns documentary on prohibition … very interesting
  • evening with Nate
  • Christmas-only radio stations
November 25, 2012
  • Ray's sermon on holiness and what it's not
  • Mom making caramel apples
  • putting up the Christmas tree
November 24, 2012
  • seeing Lincoln
  • walking around Opryland Hotel
  • breakfast quesadillas and turkey bacon
November 23, 2012
  • touring the Jack Daniel's distillery in Lynchburg, TN
  • watching Christmas Vacation
  • biscuits and gravy for breakfast
November 22, 2012
  • 2.5-mile hike at Percy Warner (in shorts!)
  • cooking up a big meal for Thanksgiving
  • 68 degrees
November 21, 2012
  • finishing my 1st edits!
  • Mom bringing me old family photos
  • finding NBC anchor Jenna Wolfe on Nate's family tree
November 20, 2012
  • not having to scrape my windows! Yay for 50-some degrees at 6 a.m. 
  • flowers to Nate's mom for her birthday
  • Miles and Otis laying right up next to me when I went to bed :)
November 19, 2012
  • watching Ken Burns' The Dust Bowl on PBS
  • remembering Buddy :(
  • Nate working in the kitchen while I edited
November 18, 2012
  • celebrating Immanuel's 5th birthday
  • low 60s and sunshine
  • getting my editing done
November 17, 2012
  • Nate helping me trim up the yard/rake leaves
  • buying a string trimmer
  • orange rolls
November 16, 2012
  • early preview of Chris Tomlin's next album, Burning Lights (releases Jan 2013)
  • saving 4 vacation days
  • popcorn break
November 15, 2012
  • Nate having a new hobby
  • seeing/catching up with Andrea
  • text from Jenn
November 14, 2012
  • making sweet potato "soup" and green bean casserole
  • end of the year report
  • finishing up BRSC calls
November 13, 2012
  • writing snail mail
  • pumpkin spice bagel with cream cheese
  • a husband who prays
November 12, 2012
  • working on Year 2
  • evening with Nate
  • rain
November 11, 2012
  • Jeremy Rose preaching at Immanuel
  • taco truck
  • afternoon nap
November 10, 2012
  • making breakfast quesadillas, coffee/tea, OJ, turkey bacon for the fam
  • hiking Percy Warner/beautiful leaves
  • The Smiling Elephant
November 9, 2012
  • wearing my warm new gray sweater (even if today's high is 69)
  • Cracklin' Oat Bran
  • fire pit + s'mores with Nate, Andy, and Caitlin
November 8, 2012
  • making honey-glazed pork chops, green beans, and baked sweet potato fries
  • going to bed early! 8 pm … felt awesome
  • finishing up phone calls
November 7, 2012
  • making cinnamon rolls for Nate
  • nice people on the other end of my church phone calls
  • getting some deep cleaning done at home
November 6, 2012
  • voting
  • dentist getting me in early
  • work gloves
November 5, 2012
  • meeting up with Laura
  • making chicken broccoli casserole for dinner
  • warm house
November 4, 2012
  • Immanuel fam
  • 30% off + free shipping on a new sweater
  • Sunday afternoon nap
November 3, 2012
  • Women's Immanuel Theology Group with Kathleen Nielson
  • evening working on family tree and watching investigation shows
  • staying up an extra hour
November 2, 2012
  • diet dr pepper cherry … mmm
  • ordering Old Story New and Long Story Short
  • ice cream
November 1, 2012
  • home to Nate and a clean house
  • electric blanket
  • warm afternoon
October 31, 2012
  • Nate/bearded barista costume
  • hayride, smores, chili
  • hanging out with the Immanuel college group
October 30, 2012
  • Sbux with Kierston
  • getting a year's worth of production schedules
  • getting the OK on my CF statements
October 29, 2012
  • getting a Kindle book on sale
  • Miles and Otis being cute and cuddly
  • finishing another round of cold calls
October 28, 2012
  • 3-yr homeowner anniversary
  • talking about wrath in college community group
  • making chicken pot pie for lunch
October 27, 2012
  • biscuits and gravy breakfast with turkey bacon
  • cozy house on a cold day
  • booking round-trip flights and rental car for $10
October 26, 2012
  • evening in with Nate
  • Nate helping me with work
  • sending snail mail
October 25, 2012
  • making lemon pepper chicken for dinner
  • receiving snail mail
  • Otis photo
October 24, 2012 
  • making chili and cornbread for dinner
  • cleaning up the kitchen
  • watching Modern Family
October 23, 2012
  • finishing up my Joel story
  • relaxing evening
  • sunshine
October 22, 2012
  • really great, warm weather
  • trees all sorts of fall colors
  • new family tree discoveries
October 21, 2012
  • early service
  • afternoon nap
  • getting laundry done and sewing on buttons
October 20, 2012
  • writing
  • Otis being extra snuggly
  • making chicken fajita quesadillas for dinner
October 19, 2012
  • date night
  • Awake tea latte
  • the beginning of the weekend
October 18, 2012
  • getting the study cleaned up
  • finding a photo of me and Granny
  • working at home/the story of Jonah
October 17, 2012
  • writing in the cafe
  • talking to my mom
  • helping our neighbor Don move his TV
October 16, 2012
  • discovering a new (faster) route home when 440 is slow
  • leftover stromboli for lunch
  • finding a photo of Nate's great-great grandfather
October 15, 2012
  • check from survey participation
  • making ham and swiss stromboli for dinner
  • writing Hosea for kids
October 14, 2012
  • Ray preaching on Revelation 21
  • helping Nate close up the church
  • nap
October 13, 2012
  • sleeping in
  • at-home tailgating
  • Nate's day off
October 12, 2012
  • thunderstorms
  • cute little visitor in the LW cafe
  • Friday!
October 11, 2012
  • making dinner
  • Jesus is the mighty Friend of sinners
  • evening with Nate
October 10, 2012
  • Mom sending me old family photos
  • getting Matt Redman's CD (releases Nov 20)
  • Nate bringing home 25 packs of milk chocolate covered grahams … yum :)
October 9, 2012
  • reading/studying/researching the Book of Amos
  • productivity/clarity
  • having a wonderful husband
October 8, 2012
  • rest, rest, rest (sick day)
  • cold meds to relieve symptoms
  • chicken noodle soup
October 7, 2012
  • sleeping in
  • juice and soup ... we have colds :-(
  • back home to Miles and Otis
October 6, 2012
  • exploring Knoxville/leaving turning
  • hanging out with Chris, Annette, Mike, Deon, and Luke
  • Jonathan and Brooke's wedding
October 5, 2012
  • writing Amos TBS
  • sitting outside in the sunshine
  • Awake tea latte and breakfast sandwich
October 4, 2012
  • looking at Nate's old photo albums
  • blog post up for TGP
  • getting survey stuff in the mail
October 3, 2012
  • going to the zoo with Nate
  • Publix pick six
  • Explicit Gospel Bible study
October 2, 2012
  • working at home
  • Nate helping me make a video for a focus group
  • "sleepy sounds" – app that plays rain sounds
October 1, 2012
  • all-day rain (4 inches)
  • Nate helping me make chili
  • Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (Jerry Seinfeld)
September 30, 2012
  • Sabbath rest
  • Nate becoming a deacon at church
  • lots of family tree progress
September 29, 2012
  • sleeping in
  • getting the shower clean
  • bonfire with 50+ Immanuel friends
September 28, 2012
  • making breakfast quesadillas with Nate
  • scenic drive at Percy Warner and hiking trails
  • signed up for focus group
September 27, 2012
  • Thank You note/T-shirt from the CK team
  • date night!
  • coming home to a clean house
September 26, 2012
  • Groupon deal for the movies
  • watching a RedBox movie with Nate
  • writing about Jesus in Job
September 25, 2012
  • creating a great working form/PDF portfolio for CK
  • Jeff having candy in his office
  • very nice weather
September 24, 2012
  • family tree breakthrough
  • making breakfast quesadillas for dinner
  • A/C off, windows open
September 23, 2012
  • Nate being voted in as a deacon
  • A/C off, windows open
  • Otis sleeping on me
September 22, 2012
  • Women's ITG with Dane Ortlund: Gospel Change
  • going on a walk with Nate
  • first day of fall
September 21, 2012
  • easy trip to the vet for Miles and Otis
  • Nate's endoscopy going well
  • Nate being funny on sedation meds
September 20, 2012
  • watching a movie with Nate
  • breakthrough on Lurie side of family tree
  • free Awake tea latte at sbux
September 19, 2012
  • long-awaited meeting
  • taking the cats outside
  • beautiful weather, low 70s
September 18, 2012
  • hot tea lattes
  • meeting deadline
  • rain and cool temps
September 17, 2012
  • using a gift card at Chili's/watching the Broncos with Nate
  • updates to our floor at work
  • venting to my sister
September 16, 2012
  • 45-minute nap after lunch
  • Ray preaching the real Jesus
  • Jordan, Anna, Rachel, and Alyssa in college group
September 15, 2012
  • sleeping in/no alarm
  • caramel apple spice and breakfast sandwich at Sbux
  • falling asleep at 8:30 with Miles and Otis curled up next to me
September 14, 2012
  • finally finishing 1st edits
  • getting a thank-you card from Julianne
  • pay day and a little something extra
September 13, 2012
  • riding in Nate's car
  • having a clean house
  • cool air
September 12, 2012
  • cooking up chili and cornbread for the college kids
  • playing Wits & Wagers
  • Fall Festival fun
September 11, 2012
  • Jani talking to me at Bstud
  • seeing Tonya and Annette
  • carpooling with Nate
September 10, 2012
  • making dinner: gourmet grilled meat and cheese sandwiches
  • Miles being cuddly during dinner
  • raspberry lemonade
September 9, 2012
  • getting work done in the office
  • fall-like weather
  • Immanuel college group
September 8, 2012
  • getting up early/bagel with cream cheese/hot tea
  • finding a car for Nate and getting a good deal
  • Nate trying to teach me to drive a manual and being nice when I killed it and cried :)
September 7, 2012
  • wonderfully quiet at work and really nice surprises!
  • Google hangout/talking with fam (Andy, Caitlin, Mom, Erica)
  • Nate taking me to The Cat Shoppe
September 6, 2012
  • froyo date with Kierston
  • yard getting mowed
  • book study announced at work
September 5, 2012
  • getting a ton of work done today
  • the smell of rain
  • laughing at tweets
September 4, 2012
  • good timing so Nate and I can share my car since his won't start
  • staying busy/productive all day
  • bagel with cream cheese
September 3, 2012
  • sleeping in/holiday
  • discovering great uses for powdered/dry milk
  • whole day off with Nate
September 2, 2012
  • rainy day
  • afternoon nap
  • worship at Immanuel
September 1, 2012
  • Nate getting out of class early and coming home before he had to work
  • relaxing Saturday
  • Amazon Prime videos
August 31, 2012
  • quiet day in the office
  • photo competition with Nate at Belmont
  • selling an old Droid phone
August 30, 2012
  • yummy Awake tea with Splenda and milk
  • ESPN's 30 for 30 episodes on Amazon Video
  • free access to U.S. census this weekend on ancestry.com
August 29, 2012
  • writing stories from 1 & 2 Kings
  • great new templates to save us time at work
  • helping Nate make more Hebrew flashcards
August 28, 2012
  • dark morning skies
  • helping Nate study his Hebrew
  • getting Georg Link's book in the mail
August 27, 2012
  • The Campbells meeting their daughter in China
  • Awake tea and hot oatmeal with brown sugar
  • making burritos for dinner and freezing six for later
August 26, 2012
  • working behind the scenes
  • seeing Hudson and Luke at church … cute babies.
  • working on Buckles/Hendricks side of the tree
August 25, 2012
  • making breakfast and tea/coffee
  • rain
  • getting laundry done 
August 24, 2012
  • evening home with Nate
  • cake break
  • Friday 
August 23, 2012
  • new discoveries in Nate's family tree
  • raspberry pomegranate Refresher from Sbux
  • back to the zoo for vitamin D (sunshine) and exercise 
August 22, 2012
  • seeing pics from Amos' 1st birthday
  • Google Hangout with the Amoeba (the Jones fam from CO, KS, MO, and TN)
  • finding tons more info about our family trees
August 21, 2012
  • another trip to the zoo: low 80s, overcast, hardly anyone there
  • researching about mine and Nate's families
  • reading quality work
August 20, 2012
  • going to the zoo
  • helping Nate learn the aleph bet (Hebrew alphabet)
  • getting the curriculum hook-up for our college class
August 19, 2012
  • having lasagna already prepped for lunch
  • reading and Otis snuggling
  • beautiful weather … low 80s
August 18, 2012
  • getting errands done
  • reorganizing/cleaning the bedroom + closets
  • Staples printing a sweet Immanuel banner
August 17, 2012
  • seeing Nate before he left for work
  • Friday!
  • getting Romans study on iPad
August 16, 2012
  • finding out Google Docs has expanded their font choices
  • rocking out to the radio with Nate while we sat in rush hour traffic
    (I'm FREEEEEEE! Free fallin'!)
  • thunderstorms! I slept through most of them but we like the rain
August 15, 2012
  • free Awake tea latte
  • finishing a gig
  • making dinner and Nate loving it
August 14, 2012
  • good performance news
  • lunch with Nate
  • Odie sandwich
August 13, 2012
  • getting my ducks in a row at work
  • Nate's first day of classes
  • eating gyros/supporting our Istabulite (Turkish) neighbors
August 12, 2012
  • Starbucks refresher - raspberry pomegranate
  • 72 degrees on the way to church
  • Ray being encouraging
August 11, 2012
  • detailing Nate's car
  • Miles and Otis 
  • Nate coming home from ITG
August 10, 2012
  • Sweet Cece's break
  • riding the bus home
  • spending time outside
August 9, 2012
  • coworkers who make me laugh
  • Lee Ann being a great and wise listener
  • cleaning my car, changing the air filter in Nate's car
August 8, 2012
  • talking to Mom on the phone
  • watching Olympics women's volleyball final match
  • getting books, ink, and air filter in the mail
August 7, 2012
  • Nate taking me to Sweet Cece's after a long day
  • using an app to save 50%
  • carpooling with Nate
August 6, 2012
  • changing my own windshield wipers
  • Nate making pulled pork for dinner
  • not-so-hot weather
August 5, 2012
  • watching the Olympics
  • heavy rain
  • church at Immanuel
August 4, 2012
  • holding a kitten
  • sleeping in
  • fixing the fill valve in the toilet
August 3, 2012
  • carpooling with Nate
  • helping Nate with ITG prep
  • OJ
August 2, 2012
  • TAZO Awake black tea
  • getting a 90-day supply of my beta blocker for FREE through Medco
  • watching You've Got Mail with Nate (his pick) :)
August 1, 2012
  • writing three "Noah & Natalie" scripts
  • making alfredo cheese ravioli with vegs and garlic bread
  • watching Final Witness, one of my new fav. shows
July 31, 2012
  • riding the bus from the muffler shop back to work … easy ride and a cute little girl (maybe 3 yrs old) sat near me and said, "What's your name?"
  • lunch mtg postponed
  • a blog I read every day posted about their new kitten. Cute!
July 30, 2012
  • cooking oven baked chicken, corn on the cob, and red potatoes
  • MacGyvering the antenna to pick up NBC = watching the Olympics
  • seeing Andrea at the office
July 29, 2012
  • table for 10 at an Indian food restaurant
  • arriving back home
  • relatively cool temps. in St. Louis
July 28, 2012
  • getting a new purse at Phoenix Rising in the Loop
  • petting sting rays at the zoo
  • annual trip to Ted Drewes
July 27, 2012
  • arriving in St. Louis
  • watching Nate, Ryan, and Sean's video and laughing a lot
  • Andy and Nate shooting off fireworks in the parking lot
July 26, 2012
  • Dr. Estrada "graduating" me. No more cardiologist appts. for now
  • getting rid of the ants in our kitchen … ant traps work wonders
  • watching Wipeout with Nate and laughing
July 25, 2012
  • quiet, peaceful, beautiful morning working at home with hot tea+milk+sugar and Otis curled up next to me on the couch
  • Page CXVI hymns
  • dinner at Kierston's
July 24, 2012
  • meeting/getting to know Julianne
  • doing the dishes then rewarding myself with ice cream :)
  • posting a blog post
July 23, 2012
  • grace—feeling reasonably calm and less stressed at work today
  • Nate video chatting me during lunch
  • getting the study cleaned up
July 22, 2012
  • watching The Firm
  • Nate loving me so well
  • early to bed
July 21, 2012
  • watching a movie with Nate
  • Nate helping me with work
  • free diet cherry Pepsi and wheat bread from Target
July 20, 2012
  • afternoon nap
  • tea
  • 1/2 day vacation
July 19, 2012
  • thunderstorms
  • discovering a nearby cat shoppe full of free roaming cats and kittens
  • watching Otis in his new harness
July 18, 2012
  • hot earl gray tea
  • lining up a freelance gig
  • evening with Nate :)
July 17, 2012
  • lunch with Andrea, Avery, Jessica, Jackie, and Trudy
  • Target coupons for free stuff in the mail
  • progress on big deadline project
July 16, 2012
  • ice cream party for interns
  • getting the yard mowed
  • laughing with Nate/speaking in espaƱol
July 15, 2012
  • Nate teaching Reasoning Faith class: The Goodness of God in the Reality of Hell
  • Dr. Bruce Ware preaching on Isaiah 6
  • reading some chapters in A Praying Life
July 14, 2012
  • knocking out cleaning, 6 hours worth!
  • straight down, heavy rain
  • meeting a new neighbor, Ann, and her dog Tia
July 13, 2012
  • cleaning up a bit around the house
  • more rain!
  • KMP picnic
July 12, 2012
  • heavy rain and low 70s temps
  • seeing baby Tuck :)
  • evening home with Nate 
July 11, 2012
  • Nate and Matt killing it with CCs
  • lunch at Baja Burrito
  • Nate playing Wheel of Fortune with me before bed 
July 10, 2012
  • funny new TV show
  • knocking out some Yr 3 CCs
  • rain! heavy rain
July 9, 2012
  • Nate and me celebrating our first anniversary
  • flowers and a sweet note from Nate
  • going out to dinner
July 8, 2012
  • a little bit of rain/thunder in Nashville
  • coming back home to Miles and Otis
  • one more evening of rest together before going back to work
July 7, 2012
  • seeing Atlanta from the observation deck at the downtown Westin
  • checking out Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site
  • lots of relaxing
July 6, 2012
  • stumbling across Atlantic Station
  • checking out IKEA
  • discovering Yogli Mogli (best froyo!)
July 5, 2012
  • touring the World of Coca-Cola
  • swimming
  • sushi and seafood for dinner
July 4, 2012
  • Braves game in Atlanta
  • starting off our anniversary vacation
  • figuring out the MARTA
July 3, 2012
  • Nate video chatting me at work to say hello :)
  • really great shower this morning/new shampoo & conditioner
  • getting my free platypus soft bottle in the mail from LL Bean
July 2, 2012
  • rain/slightly cooler temps
  • free cat food + ice cream sandwiches with coupon for less than $1
  • in at my dr. appt. early
July 1, 2012
  • early service at church
  • making pork chops and corn on the cob for lunch
  • ordering tickets for the Braves game July 4
June 30, 2012
  • clean house!
  • BBQ ribs
  • Saturday rest
June 29, 2012
  • retirement party at work
  • double-date with the Newlands
  • bowling
June 28, 2012
  • going with Nate to shoot hoops (even though it was 102 outside)
  • sesame chicken for dinner
  • cracking up at #fatbands names on Twitter.
June 27, 2012
  • parking in the garage (cool car after work)
  • watching Into the Wild
  • free $10 gift card from LL Bean in the mail. Plus free shipping, no minimums. I ordered myself a platypus soft bottle—100% free!
June 26, 2012
  • Nate going to the zoo with me
  • 85-degree day
  • falling asleep early
June 25, 2012
  • Jeremy's little boys stopping by the office … so cute!
  • going to the zoo after work
  • playing Wheel of Fortune with Nate
June 24, 2012
  • reading Psalm 25 with Nate
  • getting chores done
  • day of rest
June 23, 2012
  • Saturday morning sleep in
  • hiking 3 miles at Percy Warner Park
  • afternoon nap
June 22, 2012
  • productive day in the office
  • Nate cleaning up the house
  • Friday
June 21, 2012
  • a day to recover
  • sleeping in
  • Nate taking care of me
June 20, 2012
  • getting through the EP study at Vanderbilt
  • Nate taking care of me
  • first day of summer
June 19, 2012
  • going to the zoo after work
  • making something for Nate
  • talking to Nate's parents
June 18, 2012
  • oatmeal for breakfast
  • dinner date with Nate
  • evening with Nate
June 17, 2012
  • hearing Dane Ortlund preach on Psalm 25
  • talking to my dad (Happy Father's Day!)
  • watching the NBA finals while Otis slept on the clean laundry
June 16, 2012
  • sleeping in
  • Cracker Barrel for brunch/playing Checkers
  • cutting Nate's hair
June 15, 2012
  • checking out the Artisan Festival at Centennial Park with Nate
  • getting my EP study rescheduled for Wednesday
  • watching a movie with Nate
June 14, 2012
  • finishing my final laser edits
  • going to the zoo with Nate to see the baby lambs
  • sesame chicken and rice for dinner
June 13, 2012
  • carpooling with Nate
  • slow cooker pork ribs and potatoes for dinner
  • playing Monopoly with Nate and Kierston
June 12, 2012
  • half day working from home
  • new bed frame
  • making burgers and watching NBA with Nate 
June 11, 2012
  • making grilled chicken salad for dinner
  • Oreos
  • Nate being home all evening
June 10, 2012
  • lunch and hanging out with the 20s group
  • 1.5 hr. nap with Nate
  • watching We Bought a Zoo 
June 9, 2012
  • sleeping in
  • making breakfast with Nate
  • afternoon at-home movie
June 8, 2012
  • finding my missing jeans
  • really good pizza from downtown
  • getting stuff done at work
June 7, 2012
  • having Kierston over
  • beautiful weather
  • getting the house cleaned up
June 6, 2012
  • replacing my cabin air filter for just $20
  • Nate getting a promotion
  • last day wearing my heart monitor
June 5, 2012
  • Nate trimming the bushes
  • making green beans and marinated grilled shrimp for dinner
  • talking to a very excited customer in Canada about TGPfK
June 4, 2012
  • blueberry scone
  • sharing a caramel chocolate malt with Nate
  • 8:30 bedtime
June 3, 2012
  • Kierston going to Immanuel with us
  • post-lunch nap with Nate
  • Otis snuggling
June 2, 2012
  • Nate taking me to the zoo
  • hour-long nap
  • getting 3 more bushes trimmed
June 1, 2012
  • starting a memory book for our anniversary
  • free donut day
  • evening with Nate
May 31, 2012
  • writing a postcard
  • heavy rain
  • evening with Nate
May 30, 2012
  • carpooling with Nate
  • making chicken tacos for dinner
  • looking for anniversary vacation spots
May 29, 2012
  • productive workday
  • heavy rain
  • Nate getting a promotion
May 28, 2012
  • making it back to Nashville by 2 p.m.
  • being productive when I got home
  • finally seeing Nate after 84.5 hours without him :-(
May 27, 2012
  • pancake breakfast
  • watching the Cosby's
  • snuggling with Gray Gray
May 26, 2012
  • walking Daisy and Heidi on the Katy Trail
  • homemade chocolate ice cream
  • s'mores
May 25, 2012
  • ice cream for 10K in May
  • uneventful drive to Columbia
  • fireflies in the country
May 24, 2012
  • Nate grilling for dinner
  • getting a CD in the mail
  • getting started on Winter edit
May 23, 2012
  • carpooling with Nate
  • $15 of free froyo after work
  • laughing with Nate
May 22, 2012
  • winning free Sweet Cece's yogurt
  • halfway done with heart monitor
  • watching Born Free and Harriet the Spy while doing laundry
May 21, 2012
  • "cat paint" app … hilarious
  • shooting with an 8mm camera app
  • making spaghetti dinner
May 20, 2012
  • new friends at church
  • rest
  • Miles and Otis being sweet
May 19, 2012
  • sleeping in until 10 a.m.
  • baking curly fries
  • nap
May 18, 2012
  • reaching 10K in May
  • productivity at work
  • date night with Nate
May 17, 2012
  • haircut
  • Roomba
  • story progress at work
May 16, 2012
  • writing from home
  • Nate taking care of me
  • slower heart rate
May 15, 2012
  • Nashville Zoo
  • taking Kierston to Baja Burrito, Sweet Cece's, Centennial Park, and Starbucks
  • new (nearly free) glasses
May 14, 2012
  • feeling good enough to make it through a full day at work
  • encouragement from sweet Jani
  • date night with Nate
May 13, 2012
  • straight-down rain
  • calling Mom
  • grace
May 12, 2012
  • sleeping in
  • brunch at Cracker Barrel with Nate
  • errands with Nate
May 11, 2012
  • evening with Nate
  • finishing cataloging our home library
  • getting some things done around the house
May 10, 2012
  • sustaining grace
  • my awesome husband
  • a home library cataloging app (so cool) 
May 9, 2012
  • FaceTime with Nate while he was on break at work
  • getting laundry (mostly) done
  • taking Miles and Otis outside
May 8, 2012
  • finishing organizing Nate's GMail
  • wrapping up Summer '13 story summaries
  • getting heart monitor in the mail
May 7, 2012
  • walking to USPS during lunch. Beautiful outside, nice breeze.
  • ability to focus and be productive, by the grace of God
  • fun evening with Nate, cooking dinner, and going out for ice cream
May 6, 2012
  • Reasoning Faith class
  • $1,350 medical bills (so far) … we only owe $190! :) LOVE insurance.
  • inexpensive deals at Aldi
May 5, 2012
  • productive morning
  • air conditioning
  • rest
May 4, 2012
  • much needed nap
  • dentist: no cavities!
  • evening with Nate
May 3, 2012
  • wearing my new shirt from Macy's
  • Red Machine juice smoothie
  • rearranging my office
May 2, 2012
  • free lunch with Stetzer
  • mid-day e-mail from Nate
  • getting the dishes done
May 1, 2012
  • in and out early at my ECHO appt.
  • Dad calling to see how the ECHO went
  • no wait to get my hair trimmed
April 30, 2012
  • Nate going with me to the cardiologist
  • blueberry bagel
  • Odie being a snuggle puffin this morning
April 29, 2012
  • Walmart fixing my flat tire on a Sunday for just $10
  • encouragement from coworker
  • watching NBA with Nate
April 28, 2012
  • productive morning + 1 hr. nap
  • all afternoon/evening with Nate!
  • going to the park and to Sweet CeCe's
April 27, 2012
  • snoozing the alarm so I can snuggle with Nate :)
  • winning a copy of Wednesdays Were Pretty Normal
  • 2.5 hrs. with Nate before he goes to class tonight
April 26, 2012
  • free cards + free shipping
  • knocking out half of my intro/outro scripts
  • seeing a clip from a video using the script I wrote
April 25, 2012
  • hearing from my brother
  • getting a start on script writing
  • seeing Nate before he went to work
April 24, 2012
  • fast and efficient dr. appt.
  • a little extra sleep
  • Lecrae album
April 23, 2012
  • chocolate graham crackers
  • new toothbrush
  • new whiteboard on my office door
April 22, 2012
  • hot tea and community group
  • Ray preaching on peacemakers
  • being productive around the house
April 21, 2012
  • Women's retreat at Immanuel
  • hanging out with Tonya
  • making a planter
April 20, 2012
  • getting a dr. appt. scheduled
  • home early to see Nate
  • Friday 
April 19, 2012
  • Sonic happy hour
  • free books
  • time with Nate
April 18, 2012
  • walking to lunch at Panera
  • text from Jenn
  • making dinner (lasagna)
April 17, 2012
  • calling 35 churches
  • blue machine Naked juice
  • falling asleep when I got home
April 16, 2012
  • free lunch/snack
  • meeting with Think Tank thinkers
  • Odie napping on me when I got home
April 15, 2012
  • watching basketball with Nate before he went to work
  • grocery shopping
  • Ray's sermon on Matt. 5
April 14, 2012
  • sleeping in … until 11 :)
  • talking to Mom (happy birthday!)
  • grace
April 13, 2012
  • half day/sleeping in
  • being back in the office
  • beautiful day
April 12, 2012
  • T4G day 3
  • getting Chandler's new book for free
  • hearing Chandler and Piper preach
April 11, 2012
  • T4G day 2
  • hearing testimonies
  • David Platt on missions
April 10, 2012
  • lots of free books
  • singing, 8,000 voices strong
  • T4G day 1
April 9, 2012
  • starting T4G class at SBTS with Nate
  • seeing a bird in a nest over its babies
  • hearing from a diverse panel at chapel
April 8, 2012
  • Easter at Immanuel
  • Jesus is alive!
  • evening with Nate
April 7, 2012
  • touring downtown, the Ryman
  • nap
  • dinner at Corky's 
April 6, 2012
  • Dad and Karen in Nashville
  • seeing The Hermitage
  • Hunger Games at Opry Mills
April 5, 2012
  • winning 1/2 day off coupon in the KMP Easter egg hunt!
  • spending time with Nate
  • rest
April 4, 2012
  • playing Where's Waldo? on the iPad :)
  • FaceTime with Nate
  • useful meetings
April 3, 2012
  • being productive
  • free music from Page CXVI
  • phone date with Anne
April 2, 2012
  • cleaning up the house
  • Sonic happy hour: strawberry Diet Dr Pepper
  • finding Nate's old KU jersey
April 1, 2012
  • Ray's sermon on mercy
  • getting laundry done
  • Otis being a snuggler
March 31, 2012
  • Michael and Hilary's wedding
  • photo booth
  • KU beats Ohio St.!
March 30, 2012
  • Friday!
  • finishing up YR2 rough draft
  • coming home to Nate
March 29, 2012
  • awesome Think Tank
  • sitting outside in the sun
  • Nate bringing me lunch
March 28, 2012
  • lots of help at my Think Tank
  • seeing Nate before he had to work all evening
  • kudos
March 27, 2012
  • early to bed
  • trimming the bushes
  • warm weather, cool shower 
March 26, 2012
  • productive day
  • ice cream sandwich
  • being silly with Nate
March 25, 2012
  • college community group
  • watching KU beat UNC
  • being married to Nate
March 24, 2012
  • sleeping in until 10
  • shopping with Nate
  • getting rest
March 23, 2012
  • date night with Nate
  • watching KU hoops
  • cleaning my office
March 22, 2012
  • chocolate cookies and cream ice cream
  • afternoon nap
  • rain showers
March 21, 2012
  • time with Nate
  • finishing soft proofing
  • FaceTime
March 20, 2012
  • Nashville Zoo with Nate's fam
  • kudos from TW
  • beautiful weather! 83 degrees
March 19, 2012
  • Centennial Park + 80s
  • taking Nate shopping
  • eating at The Smiling Elephant with the fam
March 18, 2012
  • Immanuel with the fam
  • road trip down Natchez Trace Parkway
  • KU basketball and milkshakes
March 17, 2012
  • getting up and getting the house clean
  • taking Baja Burrito to the ITG men
  • Caitlin, Andy, Lyle, and Lisa arriving in Nashville
March 16, 2012
  • watching NCAA basketball
  • taking a shower
  • more sleep
March 15, 2012
  • staying home/recovery day
  • Nate taking care of me
  • extra sleep
March 14, 2012
  • Nate coming with me to chapel
  • hearing Matt Chandler speak in chapel
  • wanting to love Jesus more 
March 13, 2012
  • mint chocolate chip ice cream
  • high 70s
  • taking photos with Odie :)
March 12, 2012
  • Nate getting me out of bed so I would go to work
  • soaking up fresh air outside with Miles
  • Shai Linne reminding me of the gospel
March 11, 2012
  • taking the cats outside to play
  • hanging out in the study (windows open)
  • watching Vandy beat UK
March 10, 2012
  • doing yard work
  • playing with babies
  • napping with Nate
March 9, 2012
  • feeling bold
  • writing my brother an e-mail
  • coworker friends
March 8, 2012
  • VBS experience in dept mtg
  • pinkberry treat!
  • rainy day relaxing 
March 7, 2012
  • starting new Rx
  • the Adewunmis visiting/staying over
  • finishing up final lasers for Fall 
March 6, 2012
  • letter from 12-yr-old BX reader
  • making southwest chicken salad for dinner
  • singing to Nate :)
March 5, 2012
  • productive day at work
  • planning meals
  • finding things in common
March 4, 2012
  • helping move the children's area upstairs at church
  • free lunch
  • snuggling and watching NBA before Nate left for work
March 3, 2012
  • sleeping in until 10
  • going to the store with Nate
  • Otis being a snuggle bug
March 2, 2012
  • staying safe from tornados
  • half day home
  • Nate home from class early
March 1, 2012
  • March! Spring is so close!
  • quick photo shoot
  • dr. appt > new Rx
February 29, 2012
  • watching Hugo with Nate
  • getting to bed a little earlier
  • department party
February 28, 2012
  • drawing a comic for BX
  • carpooling with Nate
  • playing DrawSomething
February 27, 2012
  • 3-mile hike at Radnor Lake
  • KU v. Oklahoma State
  • Nate cleaned house 
February 26, 2012
  • DropWords
  • lunch at Immanuel
  • watching basketball with Nate
February 25, 2012
  • sleeping in
  • watching KU beat Missouri
  • afternoon with Nate
February 24, 2012
  • scheduling a think tank
  • hearing about Mercy Ministry
  • college worship
February 23, 2012
  • people trying out TPGfK
  • 74+ degrees!
  • open windows
February 22, 2012
  • carpooling with Nate
  • sesame chicken for dinner
  • Miles and Otis falling asleep with me
February 21, 2012
  • evening with Nate
  • getting extra work done
  • working with Meredith on a gospel outline
February 20, 2012
  • temps in the 50s + sunshine
  • WC 802
  • getting the laundry folded and put up 
February 19, 2012
  • snow! (that quickly melted)
  • watching the Knicks with Nate
  • WC 802
February 18, 2012
  • getting the shower clean
  • taking lunch to the guys
  • diet Coke
February 17, 2012
  • date night
  • exciting changes at work
  • local thai
February 16, 2012
  • researching
  • quesadilla for lunch
  • sleep
February 15, 2012
  • making teriyaki chicken for dinner
  • mail from the Joneses
  • eating leftover ice cream cake :)
February 14, 2012
  • 1/2 day off with my Valentine
  • taking a nap
  • new watch
February 13, 2012
  • getting birthday presents
  • starting work on YR2
  • lunch at home
February 12, 2012
  • ice cream cake!
  • Cracker Barrel breakfast
  • Lookout Mountain
February 11, 2012
  • Tennessee Aquarium
  • breakfast at Bluegrass Grill
  • hot tub and a movie
February 10, 2012
  • lunch with the preteen team
  • dinner in downtown Chattanooga
  • Southern hospitality
February 9, 2012
  • valentine candy
  • pizza
  • night home with Nate
    February 8, 2012
    • finishing up Spring '13
    • Panera with Nate
    • surviving babysitting
    February 7, 2012
    • writing TBSs on Joshua
    • family friends offering us a free place to stay in Chattanooga
    • beef stew in the slow cooker
    February 6, 2012
    • Dr. Rainer pulling me into a meeting/affirmations
    • cranking out Bible stories
    • Reese's
    February 5, 2012
    • community group prayer time
    • helping plan next weekend
    • watching the Super Bowl
    February 4, 2012
    • sleeping in
    • bagels and eggs for breakfast
    • finishing a book
    February 3, 2012
    • finishing my Feb. 10 assignment early
    • date night with Nate!
    • Sweet Cece's and Sushi O Sushi
    February 2, 2012
    • party break for Jerry
    • making chicken stir fry for dinner
    • dr appt in Franklin
    February 1, 2012
    • successfully donating blood
    • baking cupcakes for work
    • listening to a Kevin Cawley sermon about Easter
    January 31, 2012
    • working from home/getting rest
    • 64 degrees + open window
    • Nate praying at bedtime
    January 30, 2012
    • text from Nate
    • warm weather
    • singing hymns at bedtime
    January 29, 2012
    • worship with Immanuel/Hebrews 9 in college community group
    • Nate not working! Watching basketball with him
    • napping/reading
    January 28, 2012
    • sleeping in
    • reading When Sinners Say "I Do"
    • napping
    January 27, 2012
    • Friday!
    • Gospel Project class
    • grace from Nate
    January 26, 2012
    • writing a TBS on Leviticus
    • diet wild cherry Pepsi
    • lunch at Jason's Deli for Rachel's birthday
    January 25, 2012
    • buying jeans and a new shirt
    • Geiger speaking in chapel
    • writing on Balaam and Balak
    January 24, 2012
    • getting a free T-shirt and a polo
    • writing on/studying Leviticus
    • night home with Nate
    January 23, 2012
    • sitting in on an art mtg
    • connecting the dots
    • writing about the tabernacle
    January 22, 2012
    • getting some work done
    • meeting new people at church
    • Nate getting home before 9
    January 21, 2012
    • Pfunky Griddle with Nate
    • compassion and comfort
    • watching college basketball
    January 20, 2012
    • blogging a poem
    • lunch at Demos'
    • home early before Nate left for work
    January 19, 2012
    • CentriKid writers conference
    • fajita quesadilla for lunch
    • WC and early to bed
    January 18, 2012
    • Minute Clinic to the rescue
    • T&D day out of the office
    • napping with Miles and Odie
    January 17, 2012
    • thunderstorms
    • eating edamame with Nate
    • finishing The Pact
    January 16, 2012
    • feeling good
    • making quesadillas for dinner
    • reading in a heated bed
    January 15, 2012
    • getting laundry done
    • putting a storage closet together
    • Mark 6:30-44; Jesus, community, mission
    January 14, 2012
    • sleeping in
    • reading The Pact
    • AFV
    January 13, 2012
    • working in the shared space
    • watching Mr. Popper's Penguins with Nate
    • redesigning the blog
    January 12, 2012
    • chicken soup with rice
    • writing about Jesus being the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world
    • warm sheets: electric blanket!
    January 11, 2012
    • dr. appt. moved up a month
    • finishing Same Kind of Different As Me
    • date night
    January 10, 2012
    • getting an electric blanket
    • putting up blinds/curtains
    • writing about the plagues
    January 9, 2012
    • 6 months with Nate
    • making pad thai for dinner
    • drifting comfortably to sleep on the couch while Nate and I watched football
    January 8, 2012
    • Hebrews 7, living in the light
    • watching football with Nate
    • finishing reading a book
    January 7, 2012
    • making breakfast with Nate
    • mid-morning nap
    • college basketball
    January 6, 2012
    • black tea with milk and sugar
    • appt. with Teresa
    • reading
    January 5, 2012


    • cooking BBQ pork chops
    • comfort and time with Nate
    • 7:30 p.m. bedtime
    January 4, 2012

    • edamame
    • fetchal treat
    • home for lunch
    January 3, 2012


    • Nate calling me at lunch
    • taking a walk
    • phone date with Jenn

    January 2, 2012
    • sleeping in/watching football
    • day off from work
    • bagel sandwiches for dinner
    January 1, 2012
    • friends at Immanuel
    • Otis being a snuggle puffin
    • napping next to Nate

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