Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Breaking News!!!

...our wedding pictures are POSTED!!! Scroll down to HOOD/AUDI WEDDING. The password is HOOD!!! Happy viewing!!

Saturday, August 26, 2006

NIGHT OF THE BLUES

...thought it was a sad night???? You're WRONG!!! It actually WAS a BLUE night. You see, our friend Chris turned 32 this past week and inivited a slew of people to his house for a birthday shin-dig. And the theme was BLUE. Everyone else just wore normal, casual clothes...in the color of BLUE. However, Daniel and I simply found BLUE things in our closets, and put all of them on. He sported jeans with blue swim trunks over them and a BLUE under armor with a BLUE and BLUE striped polo shirt. To top it off, he wore his BLUE bike helmet and BLUE tennis shoes! I wore BLUE and BLUE tie-dyed beach pants with a matching BLUE and BLUE tie-dyed tank. To top off my outfit I wrapped my head in this BLUE head scarf I bought in Egypt and wore the BLUE earrings Daniel gave me. We definitely stood out in the crowd of people! And we had a GREAT time!!!

Chris gave away door prizes often and this BLUE cowboy hat was one of the door prizes. Cute, huh?

It was fun to see friends Nicole and Amy. I actually met Nicole when I went to Turkey with the BSU at Tech. She knew Daniel from Turkey as well and has just recently moved back to Fort Worth. Small world!! Tech friends, do you recognize her?

Carl, our new Ghanian friend, it was nice to meet you. We enjoyed talking wtih you!

And Kenny, so nice to FINALLY meet you.

And Chris....

HAPPY,

HAPPY

BIRTHDAY

TO

YOU!

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

SOBERING THOUGHT

Got this statistic from a friend of mine who recently attended a church-planting conference in Los Angelos.

"THERE IS 1 DEATH EVERY 13 SECONDS THAT HAS NO MORE OPPORTUNITY TO ACCEPT JESUS AS SAVIOR AND LORD." - ONE EVERY 13 SECONDS…IF THAT ISN’T URGENCY WHAT IS???

May we be bold in our witness for Jesus!!

I remember Wheeler, my former college pastor, saying, "If we really truly believed that hell is real, we'd probably live our lives differently." I've thought of that comment several times since then. And it's so true. If I really believe in the anguish of hell, why in the world am I not more bold in sharing my faith?

That the LOST would know Him...

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

BRIDAL PICTURES

You can view my bridal pictures online now!!! You will scroll down to "HOOD BRIDAL" and the password is "HOOD." The wedding pictures will be up some time next week...

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Puerto Plata

The Dominican is BEAUTIFUL and we had a great time. Lots of time just to relax and hang out together. We went on a few of excursions - kayaking on the Caribbean Sea, riding horses through the palm tree and lucious green-covered countryside, riding in a jeep on a safari where we watched a lady make coffee, saw lots of fruits native to the Dominican, watched a man roll a cigar from tobacco leaves, drank coconut juice straight from the coconut, and met some really cool folks from England and Wales. After the safari, we swam through, climbed, and slid down 7 waterfalls, plunging into a pool of icy water on the final fall.

I know I said it was relaxing, then listed off a bunch of things we did. But...those were just a couple of the 7 days. The other 5 days we spent on the beach, under palm trees with the breeze blowing in from the Sea, or by the pool reading and talking. Or...we were in our room, recovering from the meal we had just eaten. At an all-inclusive resort, it's a bit difficult to turn down seconds and thirds!!

Here are some photos from our week in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic!

the morning we went kayaking

los caballeros

banana man on the beach

WE'RE MARRIED!!

besitos

mas besitos

i enjoyed playing with our new camera

yummy tiramisu

Wednesday, August 09, 2006