Tuesday, November 30, 2010

first christmas decorations

our first time to really decorate for christmas :)
(free print out here ... we dont have a colored printer, so i had to color my own :) )
thanks mom hunter for the nativity :) we love it!

Monday, November 29, 2010

holiday crafting

short, but so sweet

we drove to st. louis for Thanksgiving... it was a short, but very sweet time with family. we are so blessed! so much to be thankful for this year!
she makes great pies... just like a picture :)
all the waeckerles
all the hunters
matt has been in the habit of holding babies these days ... that's exciting to me ;)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

back in black... and gold

matt and i headed to AggieLand this past month to see the MU Tigers take on the Aggies... for those of you who haven't lived in texas, football is a HUGE deal here. Generations of families go to the same schools and have more school pride than i can even imagine having! Seriously, in church last week our pastor mentioned the Aggie win and a loud "whoop" echoed through the sanctuary! in church y'all!! they are die-hard fans ... Anyways, MU BEAT the Aggies (I'll give my own little "whoop, whoop!!" for that) and it was a great game, fun time with Matt and a great excuse to put back on our black and gold.

grandpa also visited... so good to see him :)

the new nest...

we have been busy preparing our new home... its not near finished, but we are learning balance as we try to get everything just how we want it :) its a hard thing to do when you realize its "just a house" and not anything eternal, but we are so grateful for our new nest and are thoroughly enjoying making it home. We did a major paint job (the house was basically all white-ish with some color) and have added our hodgepodge of furniture. We feel so blessed to have been given so much :) Oh how the Lord provides!!
foyer/front door
our bedroom
dining room... still in the painting process :)
guest bath before
...and after
guest bed before
... and after (we were going for grey walls, but learned that grey
is really tricky... good thing we really like blue ;) )
living area

we had ALL these students help us move-in... got it all out of the apartment, down 3 flights of stairs, and into the house in one and a half hours!!! so grateful for their help!!

my sweet brother, drew, was the first to stay the night at the new house... we (drew, peter and us) put mattresses out on the floor the night before move-in! so fun :)

more pictures to come.... we are in the process of major kitchen renovation :)