Monday, January 31, 2011

Weekend in Bullets

  • This weekend was wonderful and great and I wasn't ready for it to end.
  • The temperatures were in the 60's and 70's...could not have asked for better weather.
  • Went to an event on Friday night and learned some more about sex trafficking.  I also watched a CNN special called Selling the Girl Next Door last week.  I'm completely floored by all of this.  Even though I've heard, even though my dad is working with it all the time, there's something about it that just kind of slapped me in the face last week.  I want to do something.  I'm starting to think and pray about how I might get involved here in Dallas.
  • I walked 9 miles around White Rock with Shawn Saturday morning.  We didn't set out to go that far, but the weather was almost too perfect not too.  
  • I got a hair cut.  A much needed hair cut.
  • I read for fun.  One of my favorite things.
  • I celebrated Charlie's 30th birthday with great friends.  Pictures to come, but it was a special time celebrating a wonderful friend.  
  • I went on a run in my neighborhood Sunday morning.  I'm kicking it into training mode again to see if I can handle busy season and training in order to run the Big D half with my sister on her birthday.  Busy season isn't really busy yet, so I'm going to give it a few more weeks of training before I actually sign up.
  • I got a ton of stuff accomplished around the house.  Changed air filters, packed up old dishes, grocery shopped for the week, and made chili in anticipation of the cold weather.
  • And topped off the weekend with acoustic worship at Shoreline...always a favorite.
  • Is it Friday yet? I'm ready for another weekend!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Lists, lists, lists

  • Apparently only list posts will be happening in the month of January.
  • I spent last weekend out at Possum Kingdom lake with all our girl leader's for student ministries.  It was such a great weekend out of Dallas hanging out with friends and meeting new people.  I didn't take a single picture, but it was wonderful.
  • I found out I don't like brussel sprouts, but I love cooked bell peppers.  This is news people.  But I still won't eat them raw.
  • I also faced my fear of putting air in my car tires.  It was successful. Thank goodness.
  • I am doing The Journey (a bible reading plan through my church) this year. We are in Isaiah right now.  I can't say that I've ever read all the way through it.  I think I always give up, but I'm really enjoying it this time around and learning a lot.
  • One of my friends from high school started a blog.  It's way fun for me, because of course, I know him.  But their life is crazy.  He and his wife are my age, have three boys, two of which are twins on the autism spectrum.  I love reading their story and reading how they figure out what it looks like to love these boys and follow Christ in the midst of it all.  You should check it out
  • I've been a little bit of a funk lately.  The cold weather, some frustration with different areas of my life, and I don't know what else have played a part.  I'm thankful that I got a chance to lay it all at the feet of Jesus this weekend at the retreat.  This week is better. 
  • Lindt Dark Chocolate with a touch of sea salt is heavenly.  You should try it. Sounds weird, but it is amazing!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Random Tidbits

  • My tire pressure light has been on since the temperature dropped below freezing.  Happens every time.  But I have a fear of putting air in my tires.  There was an incident in college.  Let's just say I did more harm than good.
  • Oh, and my car needs gas.  Desperately.
  • It snowed yesterday.  I heart snow.  And it wasn't so much snow that the whole town of Dallas thought they needed to shut down...which was even better.
  • I wore athletic tights to work today.  And Uggs.  I mean, the high was 35 degrees.  But at least I put a nice sweater with them.
  • I love peanut butter.  I've already eaten small amounts of it twice today.  I might see if I can work in a third. Earth Balance chunky is my favorite case you care.
  • Body Pump might be my new favorite form of exercise. 
  • I got to meet these little guys this evening.  They are absolutely precious and tiny! I might steal one...she has two...she can share, right?
  • I bought brussel sprouts at the store today.  I'm going to try and find more vegetables I like, so I'm going to try a new one every time I make a grocery trip.
  • I cooked dinner in the crock pot.  I think I should do it more often.
  • I've made some great food lately.  You should try them both!

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Christmas 2010

Christmas this year was so wonderful.  Before I left time to spend time with family Jen and I through a little party at our house.  It was fun to hang out and spend time with friends, but we didn't take any pictures.  Which is a little sad. 

But for actual Christmas, I headed out to Granbury for Christmas Eve and day then headed to Amarillo the day after Christmas.  Between the holidays they gave us and a few days of vacation, I was off work for a week and a half, which was absolutely amazing.  It was some much needed rest and time away from Dallas and great time with family. 

I always love Christmas.  I love time with the family, remembering the reason that we celebrate Christmas, and relaxing time off of work.  And this year was no exception.

Christmas Eve and Day in Granbury:

 Uncle Jeff and Mom...the last in the running in the "When will the Munger part of the family arrive?" poll, but someone stole all the cash.  They were sad.

 Dad and their element!

 Me and the madre.

 Dad and's kind of scary how much they look alike!


 All the food...

 The parents...aren't they cute?

 My plate...yum!!!  Green chile stuffing, stuffed pork chops, green bean bundles, grilled veggies, red pepper risotto, and poblano pumpkin corn pudding.

 Aunt Pam, mom, and my other aunt Nola Ann.

 The sisters with Jeff and NolaAnn.

Christmas in Amarillo:
 I love Spode Christmas dishes!

 Mom's beautiful mantle.

 Dad opening gifts!

And the mom.

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Goals for 2011

I don't usually do resolutions, but I decided that I do have a few goals for 2011. So here they are:
  • Learn to use my camera on manual mode.  No more automatic!
  • Use the envelope system for budgeting eating out, groceries and clothes shopping.
  • Run at least one half marathon.
  • Go to Body Pump (or do strength training) twice a week.
  • Lose the last 30 pounds to get into the healthy BMI range.
  • Eat healthy on a more consistent basis.
  • Be "all in" for my last full calendar year with my small group girls.
  • Bible study and journal consistently.
And last night at midnight I toasted to going on a date in 2011...that's not too much to ask, right? :)