Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year

Jeremiah 29:11-13
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for wholeness and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. 12 Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. 13 You will seek me and find me. When you seek me with all your heart,
2 Chronicles 7:14
If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

John Piper' s Blog: "This is our way of encouraging each other to pray more consistently, more earnestly, more hopefully, and more biblically in 2009. "

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

A Glimpse of Wintergreen

Out in the snow about to attempt skiing. All I can say is we have no broken bones... ha. I will post more pictures later.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

give thanks for the ones you love...

We just arrived home from the 3 hour drive in the wind and rain home from Lincolnton, praise the Lord we all made it home safely. Thanksgiving weekend was wonderful. Daniel and I got to spend time with my Mom's side of the family on Thursday, Friday we both worked and then were on the road by 6pm to head to Lincolnton to spend time with the Wards. We greatly missed seeing the Hall's this weekend and can't wait to see you guys in WINTERGREEN!!! Here are some photos from the weekend... I can't believe I didn't take one picture in Lincolnton.:(

I had to start with Granny Smith! :)

Me and Colby. (cutie pie)

We played a little Volleyball. (of course)

There is a story behind this. Colby had my camera the majority of the afternoon (yes, the youngin). He took a TON of pictures of people and random objects. He actually is really good at taking shots. He took this photo and then said "oh, lauren, your so silly!" From his photo shoot this is the only photo I'm allowed to put up (requested by the fam)...HAHA

Another funny thing that happened was me trying to hit a baseball. It has probably been 10 years since I have attempted this. Mom was gracious enough to secretly grab some shots... ha

Daniel was trying not to get hit by the few balls that I did smash!

After Granny's Kari went with Daniel and me to see the movie 4 Christmases. It was really funny. There was one part that we didn't agree with but over all it was hilarious.

Friday morning Daniel and I got up at 5AM to restle the crowds for some of the sales. It was a hilarious experience that we will never forgot. Ask me to tell the story some time. Lets just say I don't know if we will go next year.

We had a wonderful time with Daniel's family, we had a game night that night until 1am with Stephen, David, Jessica, Dave, Mark, Austin and a couple of Jessica's friends...So fun. Saturday we celebrated David's 19th bday and had some great food! Today I got to help Jessica put up their Christmas tree at home! Can't wait to start decorating here at home!!!

Christmas is on the way!

Why do we love flowers?

I was having a horrible day at work a couple of weeks ago and Daniel brought these home to me. Such a sweet husband to know that these tulips (my favorite color) would brighten my day! xoxo

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Zoe as her favorite Disney character...Ariel.

I can hear her singing AaaaaaaaaahAaaaaah right now.

Soooo Old...but I just had to.

This was when we went out for Katie's Bday in June.

Last but not least... Jenni taking a video (I think we were supposed to act like bees were around) we thought she was just taking a photo... oh the fun you can have with a digital camera.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Fall is Fun

Here are some randoms from this fall season so far.

Zoe Shopping... Ha!

Out to Mellow for Paul's Bday!

Daniel (not paying attention). :)


A little painting.

Monday, November 3, 2008

"Take time for a great time...

NC State Fair."

A great time was had by all... especially Zoe Jane.

Thursday, October 23, 2008


Ingrid Michaelson's "Can't Help Falling in Love with You" will her cover of it! Love it!!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Valle Crucis (The Vale of the Cross)

Valle Crucis is where Daniel and I will spend our Anniversary weekend coming up... Just wanted to share a little history and some pics. We will be staying in the valley in an old historic farm house called The Mast Farm Inn! Read the history of Valle Crucis here it is really interesting (well most of it) :).

Mast Farm Inn

I hope I can take some photos as good as these! Can't wait!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

The Ward House in October

It is a gorgeous Sunday afternoon and I decided to share with you all some pictures of our home. :) We just recently painted the kitchen, dinning room and living room. I am really excited about it. It adds so much to the rooms!This is the view as we drive up to our house.
Pretty Mum!
Right outside of our front door we have some daylilies from Daniel's Mamaw's house.

Our front door with Pumpkin and wreath. YOU HAVE to have a pumpkin in the Fall!!

Dinning room picture.

Dinning room.

Living room.

Living room.

Daniel watching football!! :)

Wedding pics...

More wedding pics...

Kitchen (new green color!)

Living room again.

Heading up stairs.

Guest bedroom.

Guest Bath.

Our bedroom (kinda hard to see cause it's so bright.)