Tuesday, February 26, 2008

These are a few of the things I miss the most (from MI)....

Well, Emily wrote the last blog some time ago and now it is about my time I suppose. She decided to write about some of her favorite things. I decided to take the other road and talk about some things that I (and Emily) miss. I think it is clear that we do miss all of our family and friends, but here are a few things that might be smaller but are still missed quite a bit.

- As we go to 4 different grocery stores trying to find everything we want, we have discovered how much we miss Meijer. Who would have thought.

- A strong church community.

- The Tigers!

- Thursday night guy nights

- Sunday night campfires (in the warmer weather obviously)

- Perpendicular Roads

- The plentiful amount of water

- Snow days (just the concept, not the actual weather)

- Driving the Aztec.... haha, okay not really

- Ultimate

- Church softball

- The speed bumps at Rivertown Crossings...

- Wiffleball... especially the tournament

- And of course.... Guys vs. Girls Pictionary!

So as the rain is falling outside and the thermometer tops 60 degrees... we don't miss the weather of Michigan, but I think it is clear that we do miss many aspects of life in Michigan (although the list is mostly on my side).

I hope you all have a good week, and we'll be writing again... sometime soon.

Jim

Friday, February 8, 2008

These are a few of my Favorite Things....

Dear Friends,

Life is good....and normal. Here are a few of MY highlights and favorites of the past few weeks...

-$30 plane tickets HOME! in June (visit www.skybus.com)
-Unseasonably warm weather in NC (highs in the mid 70's) this past week....
-Redeemer PCA, and our new church family. ..at last!
-A bill of clean health for my mom...and no more prednisone...
-The Baby Catcher, Chronicles of a Modern Midwife-a phenomenal book
-Goldfish crackers and Oprah @ 4.
-Tennis in Jan/February
-Baby Hapner! due 6.8.08. We're ecstatic to be an aunt and uncle...finally!!!
-Crockpot dinners. (I'm always up for new recipes...emily.hapner@gmail.com)
-Shutterfly Photo books! I created one with all our honeymoon pictures and it just came in the mail...amazing!
-Random phone calls with friends to catch up.
-Starbucks white chocolate mochas

happy friday. i hope you enjoy some of your "favorites" this weekend!

with love, em