Friday, January 6, 2012

2012: Off To a Good Start

We have had some good times this week to kick off 2012. 

The hubs kicked off the week with the Orange Bowl...his family are HUGE Nebraska fans. 
Sadly South Carolina won by 10, but they had a blast wearing their red and white with pride. 

Midweek we hit a Magic game. The Magic SWEPT the Washington Wizards. Honestly, it was barely a "game", but always fun to go watch Dwight, JJ, Hedo and the crew hit the hoops. 
 We rarely take pics at the game, but after the house cleared out we thought we'd snap a couple real quick before leaving.

Then last night......
What is this you ask??? Um, only some roasted baby artichokes sprinkled with parmesan and chili peppers GOODNESS!!! 
Our community has started something called a Food Truck Round-Up. It's where gourmet food is made in a truck. All these local trucks (we counted 14!!!) literally round-up in a local park, they have a small band, and lots of picnic tables. 
You can't tell very well but this is a little peek into part of the round-up.
So for a few bones you can get yourself an AMAZING meal from different trucks. 
We'll be doing this every first Thursday night of the month! Great food! Great for the community!

Oh yea, I received my Amazima Ministries beads made in Uganda by women who are learning to use their creativity to make necklaces instead of turning to prostitution or brewing alcohol. They are simply beautiful! If you haven't read Kisses from Katie, I highly suggest you do. She is a young girl who has given everything to God and has built an amazing ministry in Uganda. Beautiful and COURAGEOUS story. 

Today, I plan on continuing my training for "The Run for Donna" half marathon in honor of Gina and Abby. Two young women in their late 20's and early 30's bravely and faithfully fighting the fight of their lives against breast cancer. Somedays I just don't feel like running (i.e. today) or the run seems to hard, but then I think about Gina and Abby. They don't get to just "rest" or "take a day off" so I keep focused and don't give up. 

I plan on wrapping up the day in reading The Help and in study for Sabbath School tomorrow. Always thankful for Fridays because that means a Sabbath is here with God's beautifully planned day of rest for us. 
Wonder what's in store for next week???


Alison said...

Looks like ya'll are having a great 2012 so far!!! And I love your dedication to run in honor of these courageous women! Cannot wait to meet you in just a few weeks!!! :)

Stephanie said...

Sounds like fun!! I just started Kisses From Katie last night, it's so good!! And The Help is next on my list, the movie was great!!