Saturday, July 23, 2011

Weeks 24-29

Catching up! Believe it or not, I really did take a picture-a-day most every day this year! Just have to catch up on all the posting! Here's the first installment. :)


Week 24

June 12, 2011 - I finished painting today! And they do look pretty good once they're on. Unfortunately, it looks like they're going to be a pain to put back on, but we'll get to it eventually. Also, I finally have my colors and fabric picked out for my kitchen! They're so pretty with the cabinets - I can hardly stand it.

June 13, 2011 - My brother is in town, and it's his birthday! He's working here all week, so we'll get a lot of time to hang out! I'm excited.

June 14, 2011 - Today was Owen's birthday, and his Mom sent little "Owen birthday boy" sheriff badges for everybody to wear and some other stuff on that theme. We had some fun with it.

June 15, 2011 - Some of Jack's students got him some special flags to hang in the school as a gift. The American flag hung over the capital in Washington DC, and the Korean flag was flown in Korea. We have such thoughtful students!

June 16, 2011 - Tonight we filmed some of the VBS stuff at Stonebriar, and Eric, playing Ned in the skit, used the "fan mail" box I made for him.

June 17, 2011 - Our kitchen is coming along! We have most of it painted now and it's just waiting on doors!

June 18, 2011 - Tonight Jack took me out to dinner at Bonnie Ruth's. Holy amazing food, Batman. He's a keeper for sure.

Week 25

June 19, 2011 - We dropped my key fab in my car and Jack worked very hard to get it back for me today.

June 20, 2011 - We have doors!!! It's amazing just how much the white cabinets brighten up my kitchen! Now if I could just get rid of that awful wallpaper...

June 21, 2011 - Today Jack left for his Mastership training in Little Rock, and while he's gone I'm having the walls textured as a surprise. (Before he left, he said "just please don't start any more projects." Heh.) As it turns out, the first contracter didn't show up, and the second told us we had to take off the wallpaper first. Yikes! My amazing neighbors, the Bedenbaughs, helped me peel wallpaper all day and Chris even mowed my lawn so I could keep working on the kitchen!! I am so, so blessed to have such wonderful friends.

June 22, 2011 - The contractor started work on the kitchen today!! We're running behind and it's making me nervous, but I am glad it's getting started at least.

June 23, 2011 - I made it to Little Rock today to find a very hungry husband - he had just been released from his 3-day Mastership fast. Tonight we had the Founder's Gala, where Jack and his friends ate and ate and ate. He's very glad to be done with that part, and I'm glad to see him again!

June 24, 2011 - Today the Top 10 competetors competed for World Champion, and we ended up with five medals, three of which were World Champ medals! We're so proud of our students!!

June 25, 2011 - Tonight, my husband was dubbed "Master Jack Hornbuckle." I have never been so proud in my whole life. It was definitely an unforgettable moment for both of us.

Week 26

June 26, 2011 - Our neighbors? Amazing. Fantastic. Beautiful. Wonderful. Today we came home from Little Rock to a completely-painted kitchen. I can't believe how pretty it is. I can't stop looking at it. I'm so thankful for them. Jack was so tired when he got home that he didn't even notice at first. When he did, though, he was so excited too!

June 27, 2011 - Jack got this fortune in his cookie at dinner. I think it's pretty darn accurate.

June 28, 2011 - Grocery shopping with Jack is usually super-fun, and not just because he insists on choosing the cart with the little car.

June 29, 2011 - I absolutely love the fabric I'm using to make our kitchen curtains! That's what I've been working on every night this week!

June 30, 2011 - This is what phone promo CDs look like when girls are Broadcast Editors.

July 1, 2011 - My curtains and window seat are all in my kitchen! I am so in love. I can't stop looking at it all! I only got around to making one pillow for the window seat, but hopefully I can get the others made soon!

July 2, 2011 - Today was Jack's Mastership party - so many wonderful friends showed up to celebrate him, and we even got a bounce house for the backyard! It was definitely a fun day.

Week 27

July 3, 2011 - I picked him because he's charming, see? We're really enjoying hanging out in our newly-pretty backyard, thanks to our neighbor, Robby, cleaning up some of the weed-trees we had around before the Mastership party. It's pretty great back here now!

July 4, 2011 - Happy Independence day! We spent today swimming, relaxing, and eating, all the best things!

July 5, 2011 - Today Joel was on a hunt for a new hat. This is the kind of hat you can find at Urban Outfitters. I was hoping he would get it, but for some reason he wasn't into the idea.

July 6, 2011 - We're leaving, on a jetplane! We got to the airport pretty early tonight for our flight to Colorado, so we ate at a restaurant and actually talked to each other. It was magical. I missed this boy.

July 7, 2011 - Colorado!! Today we had a zip line "adventure," which turned out to be quite boring. But we enjoyed laughing at the ridiculousness with Shane and Cassandra!

July 8, 2011 - Today we went rafting all. Day. Long. It was so much fun, until that one rapid where we almost flipped over and I let go of my paddle and subsequently busted my lip with the end of it. And had to pull Jack back into the raft after he was thrown out. Now THAT was an adventure. Later we went to Royal Gorge - Jack wasn't a fan of that bridge at all!

July 9, 2011 - Today we drove up to the top of Pike's Peak. It was beautiful at the top, but very cold and not exactly a carsick-prone girl's dream drive. I'm glad we went once though!

July 10, 2011 - More driving today! We spent the day around the Colorado Springs area, and our most memorable moment was at Cave of the Winds, where we had the most awkward tour guide ever.

Week 28

July 11, 2011 - Sigh. Unfortunately, we had to leave the mountains today to come home. Every time we visit there I wish we lived there. Every time.

July 12, 2011 - Eric brought me back ice cream bowls that match my kitchen from Alaska! It was so nice!! I call them my happy bowls.

July 14, 2011 - Our belts are the same, kind of!

July 16, 2011 - Jack doesn't love dying my hair (he hates it actually), which makes the fact that he's willing to do it for me super-nice.

Week 29

July 17, 2011 - Today Master Rose came and took pictures at Jack's school.

July 18, 2011 - I made hummus!

July 19, 2011 - This is our very favorite pork loin - I cook it in the oven all wrapped up for 8 hours until it just falls apart. Now that's a good dinner.

July 21, 2011 - Tonight we watched The Lincoln Lawyer on Amazon on Demand. Jack was kind of amazed that I could put it on the TV with an HDMI cable. Sometimes it's fun being married to a technology-deficient man.

July 22, 2011 - Oh, this. We wait the whole year for Grimaldi's blueberry cobbler cheesecake to come back (it's only seasonal). Dates with Jack are always great - Dates with Jack and blueberry cobbler cheesecake too? Perfection.

July 23, 2011 - Tonight we spent the evening with our friends John and Amanda playing games and visiting. Jack has to rein in the crazy competitive when we're with friends. Not sure if he did a great job of that tonight - we'll see if they ever let us come back!