Sunday, September 26, 2010

Catching Up

I must apologize for my lack of blogging. I need to set some blogging at least two posts a week. Okay, ya'll need to keep me accountable. I'm trusting all of you, my blogging friends.

I have so much to tell you. First of all, my parents came for a visit last weekend.  They had been on vacation in Seattle and came to see me on the tail end.  It was wonderful having them here.  It was also Balloon Days last weekend.  My parents actually got to go up in a hot air balloon!!!  They said it was better than Seattle.  Here are some pictures Dad took up in the air.

We also enjoyed a parade for Balloon Days. I haven't been to a parade on over seven years!!!  It was so much fun!

Dad worked on some house projects for me while he was here.  He fixed up some of the trim the guy that laid my floors messed up.  He also replaced my deck steps and caulked some of the brick around my house.  I'm so thankful for all his help!

This weekend I went up to Ankeny for Annie's baby shower.  It was so much fun to see camp friends.  Annie looks so cute!!!  I can't wait to hold their little one when it comes in December!  Lynnae came with her little guy and I got to hold him...a lot.  I did share him, but only because I felt guilty for hogging him.

Lynn, a former secretary, rode with me part of the way to the shower and we had dinner together.  She introduced me to this fantastic place called the Hu Hot.  It was absolutely wonderful!!!  I was going to take a picture of my plate, but ate it all. Here is a picture of my empty plate though.

It seems I've been very busy lately and am thankful for all the things God has brought into my life to keep my busy.

Next week, my boss is sending me to Lansing, MI.  There is a CSR Convention at one of the insurance companies we write for.  I'm hoping to learn a lot. You can pray for me.  I get nervous going to things by myself.  I'm also going to be sharing a room with someone there.  Here's the catch...I don't know who. I'm really praying that God matches me up with the perfect roommate.

Thanks for being patient with me.  And remember, keep me accountable to write at least twice a week.


Sabrina said...

I can't believe you've never been to HuHot! Such tasty deliciousness you've been missing out on. :) It was fun seeing you at the shower...I let Cayden hang out with you because every time I looked at him, he gave me a grumpy face. I think he likes you!

Anonymous said...

We were excited to be in Creston! Not only seeing you (which was the best!) but riding in the Hot Air Balloon too - WOW!!! Praying for you & your week in Michigan- Love ya Erin! --Dad & Mom

Anonymous said...

Your dad took awesome pictures! I'm so glad he was ablet to help you around the house. Will be praying about the roommate thing during your time in MI. Wouldn't it be totally cool if she was Christian!

Mary Ann said...

So good to hear about your happenings, Erin! I miss you when you don't blog.
You parents are incredible. I'm so glad they got to come visit & go up in a balloon!
I will pray about your conference. I know just what you mean about not liking to go by yourself. I've had to travel for work a few times & I really had to pump myself up about it. I just got kinda down/grumpy from being alone so much :-) I'm sure your roomie will work out ok. Just be your wonderful friendly self! Can't wait to see you in November!

Steve n Vickie said...

I went to the annual balloon festival in New Mexico once when I was a child. It was quite an amazing thing. Your dad got some great pictures.