Thursday, August 28, 2008

The Nats

Ok, so I'm not a huge baseball fan but I LOVE going to baseball games. It's such a summer activity and it gives me an excuse to eat a bunch of really bad food and drink beer.

This summer I bought a pack of tickets so I could go see the Washington Nationals play whenever it worked with my schedule. It's been a little tricky getting people to go out during the week - partly because the stadium is a little far from where I live - but my friend, Jenn, was free and came with me this past Tuesday to watch the Nats take on the Dodgers.

So I'm on the metro on my way to the game and I ended up meeting these two random guys - Sean and Ron. They ended up sitting with us at the game while we downed hamburgers from Five Guys and miller light. It was great! That's one thing about DC that I love: you never know who you're going to meet but it's for sure that you'll have a story to tell about it!

We also met this guy with an owl. And these other guys who were hanging out that the bar and arguing with each other about who was a better player back in the 1940's.

I can't wait for this Saturday, when I go to my next Nats game!

Oh, by the way, the Nats beat the Dodgers 2-1. :-)

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The Fair and the Party

A lot of activities took place this weekend but I'm going to compress it somewhat so that this blog doesn't take up all the space on my page.

First, Alexis and the aggies and I went to the Prince William County Fair on Friday. The forty-five minutes we were there were a lot of fun. Unfortunately the weather didn't cooperate and it started pouring on us so we decided to come back to my place and watch movies.

Oh, and take my advice - even if you're really hungry, do NOT eat a corn dog and then get on this centrifuge ride called the Gravitron. I seriously thought I was going to hurl.

Saturday was the big day for Rachel, the woman with whom I co-lead my bible study. We had a party/fundraiser for her at my house and it was awesome! Not only did we raise some cash for her, but we had a great time hanging out by the pool and meeting some new people.

It was the third and final party in three weekends that we've had here at the house.

On Sunday I rested.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

The Girls

I know I've mentioned them before, but I haven't really written much the wonderful girls in my small group. I see them every Wednesday night at 7:30 when we laugh and catch up with each other and keep each other accountable and study whatever book we're going through at the time.

The most important and most wonderful aspect of this group is how we minister to each other.

They have been with me through the break ups and the bad days. They have also been there through the excitement of new relationships and promotions. We go through all the hills and valleys together and I can't imagine a greater and more dynamic group of women than these. I hope that I give to them as much as they give to me.

We decided to take a picture of the group a few weeks ago and here it is. I love y'all!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Exploring the Virginia Wine Country

I am a wine drinker. I prefer reds to whites but occasionally I'll be in the mood for a good pinot grigio or chardonnay. I have always enjoyed getting back to the source; seeing where the wine takes on its flavor and who the people are that make it.

I went to a few vineyards in Texas but I had yet to explore Virginia wine until this past weekend. My dear friend Alexis and I went to the Breaux vineyard with some friends we met at church a few weeks ago.

We had a great time getting to know these guys and learning a little more about what vintages Breaux had to offer. The wine was excellent and I even had a white wine that I really enjoyed. The day was a little hot but breezy and perfect for sitting outside and sipping on a few glasses with some good friends.

Here is a picture of all of us: Alexis, Austin, Reagan, Shani, and Sean.

By the way, these guys are all aggies who just moved to the area after finishing their masters degrees! It's so great to have a little bit of Texas right here in VA.