Monday, February 26, 2007

A weekend of packing...

Yet another wonderful weekend with Jes this past weekend.

I was able to leave Richmond on Thursday afternoon, despite such a crazy week last week. It was wonderful to start the weekend early. Last week was the end of the Virginia General Assembly, so my class reporting on the legislature was in overdrive!

This weekend we started working on the house that we will be living in when we get married and that I will be in as soon as I move to NC.

The house was Jes' grandma's house, and so to start off, we have to clean out all of her old stuff. It was fun to look at the belongings of Jes' grandparents, who I will never know, and feel as if I can get to know them as we clean out the house.

It is a daunting task, but we are really looking forward to the many hours that we will put in getting the house ready for us!

On Saturday, we helped Jes' church, Central Community move out of their old building. We packed up the entire church and took a bunch of stuff to a storage unit, and started loading the moving truck.

It was a lot of hard work, and on Sunday morning, our muscles were quite sore, but it was really a lot of fun!

It's so exciting for me to already feel as if I am a part of the church and that I can provide some service to them even though I am not attending there yet. now I want to talk about Grey's Anatomy. Yes, I admit, I am a shameless addict!

So...I think they were really stupid in the way they handled the past few weeks' episodes. First of all, it is almost unheard of that someone could be brought back to life after the amount of time that Meredith was down...especially without severe brain damage.

I think they could've done the same thing, but just in a way so that when she was brought back only a matter of minutes had passed. I think this would've allowed them to bring in all of the same plot elements without ruining their medical credibility.

Clearly, I am still going to watch the show, but I hope in the future they stick more to the medical drama and try not to come across like a glorified soap opera.

Any thoughts?

Monday, February 19, 2007

New York, New York!

You Belong in Soho
Although you may not be a professional artist, you do dabble in one form of art or another.And you indie culture of all kinds - from little botiques to art house films.

Where should your inner New Yorker live?

I thought this was fun...I snagged it from my friend Stephanie's myspace page. I used to dream of living in NYC, but now I just can't wait to live in Greensboro with my future wife!....194 days to go!

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

A Valentine's Video: Moulin Rouge Love Medley

When thinking about Valentine's Day, I thought of this song....enjoy!

Happy Valentine's Day!

vintage love
Originally uploaded by
A day to celebrate love.

I am blessed to have known such great love in my life.

The love of my family. The love of friends. The love of my future wife!

But most importantly, I have known the love of a savior.

This Valentine's Day is so special to me because in 200 days I will be married to the love of my life.

What's funny is that Jes and I were each other's "Valentines" last year before we were even dating! Who knew?

Check out this link to learn about the history of Valentine's Day:

Monday, February 12, 2007

Weekend update...

I had another incredible weekend with my beautiful fiancee.

On Friday, Jes took me to a vineyard and winery. We shared yet another new experience and participated in a wine tasting. It was a fun experience and we even bought a bottle as a keepsake. Neither of us are huge wine fans, but we both preferred the same kind. Red and not too bitter.

On Saturday, Jes took me to the circus. We met her friend Jennifer and her boyfriend Zac. It was another great experience to share together. I had only been to the circus twice before, so I felt like a little kid full of excitement and anticipation.

Sadly, I had to come back home on Sunday and it was back to real life. A harsh and dreaded reality, but one that must be met for the coming months.

We were able to go to church together on Sunday afternoon at Jes' church, which will be where we will attend after we're married. It's always such a pleasure to worship together and just take in the experience of a Christian community together.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Another road trip to NC!

Tomorrow I will take a drive down 85 to spend the weekend with my beautiful fiancee.

I am so thrilled to be able to be together for a few days. We are planning to do so much in the short time that I will be down in NC. I'll update about the weekend when I get back.

I made a purchase this week in preparation for my trip that I have held out on up to this point.....I got the Justin Timberlake album. I have to say, this white boy sure can make a pretty fine beat. I can't help but 'bust a move' as I'm driving down the road listening to his stuff.

I've enjoyed all of the singles on the radio, especially "What goes around" that has been playing for a few weeks now. I decided that if the singles were a good representation of the album in whole, I needed to check out the whole thing.

So with the help of my BOSE sound system and some good music, my drive should be rather painless tomorrow.

Oh yeah...Don't miss the Grammy's this weekend!

Monday, February 05, 2007

New Pictures on Flickr!

I have added a bunch of new pictures on my Flickr page.

Some are from a while ago, so I appologize for not getting them up earlier.

New pictures include:

Canoeing at my house

Jes' graduation

Making our gingerbread house Christmas

My B-day

The night we got engaged

Check 'em out!

Cell-phone press conference

I had a press conference this morning at the Virginia State Capital dealing with teenage cell-phone use while driving.

A 16-year-old girl was there to share about a tragic experience. In 2005, this young woman was riding in a car with her best friend who was driving and talking to her boyfriend on her cell-phone. Because she was distracted by the call, she pulled out in front of a dump truck. The driver was killed in the accident and the girl who spoke today spent a whole year in the hospital recovering.

The purpose of the press conference was to gain support for a bill that is before the state legislature that would outlaw the use of cell phones by teenagers while driving.

I'm not sure what my opinion is on the bill, but I think that issues like this really make you think about the effects of your actions on other people. Sometimes things that we do so routinely and seem like such a part of our everyday lives can have very major impacts (negative and positive) on the people around us.

What seemingly insignificant decisions do we make everyday that have eternal implications?

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Maymont Park

So Cute!, originally uploaded by random thoughts photography.

Jes and I went to Maymont Park in Richmond a few weeks ago, and I just added the pics to my flickr site.

Check 'em out!

If you're ever in Richmond, Maymont is a great place to spend a few hours. It was an old estate that has been donated to the city and turned into a park. They have lots of neat gardens and a nature center. Very fun and educational. A great place to spend the day with someone you love!