December 31, 2010

My year in pictures

2010 was a year of ups and downs for me. It included many days at the pool, three trips to the beach, two hospital stays, one surgery, and a new business for me. I have to say, when I look back, there was much more good than bad. Mostly because of my amazing friends and family that are always there to help when I need it. So here's my year in pictures.

Katie turned 4
snow days

me at my sickest...sometime in march
new family

new friends

school days


wedding day



new adventures



Here are the answers from the GWU alphabet art I made.

G             Handrail on side of DCC
A             3rd story window, Decker
R             Chair on porch of OMG
D             Observatory
N             Sign outside Decker
E              Bridge at Lake
R             Light at Lake

W            LYCC windows
E              fence at stadium
B             sign outside Decker
B             windows at Decker

U             Arch in front of LYCC
N             From science building sign
I               Hamrick Hall window
V             Water fountain at Lake
E              Window from OMG
R             Sign from Decker
I               Fence in front of Hamrick
T              Lights in Stadium
Y              sign from decker

Lots of the pictures came from Decker Hall since Emily lived there. Hopefully I'll be able to do more of these in the future they're lots of fun.

December 27, 2010

Something Different....and a giveaway!

I made this for my good friend Emily. I got the idea from a craft show we went to earlier this year. I took all the pictures on the campus of Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, NC.
So, here's the challenge. The first person that can email me ( with the location of all the "letters" wins a free copy. They're also available for purchase. I'll post the answers Friday. Good luck!

December 26, 2010

my loves

It's been a few weeks since I've posted anything on the blog. I haven't been feeling so great and had surgery, but now I'm finally starting to feel "normal" again.
I gave lots of pictures as Christmas gifts this year, here are some of my favorites.

The pictures of Katie and I were taken by my cousin Jeslyn, I love them so much.

December 14, 2010

I just had to add that my friend Jamee has a great blog. It's one of my favorites.

December 13, 2010


Joy is what I think of when I look at Abby. It's so sweet to see the love she has for her parents, and that smile....I love it... I could take pictures of her all day.

I met the Millers a couple of years ago when John came to work at our church. Jamee and I quickly became friends when we discovered we both suffer from chronic ilnesses. We've bonded over hospital stays, horrible doctor visits, and pill counting . I'm not glad that either of us has to go through it, but so glad we have each other.

December 4, 2010

The Gilpin Family

This is my sister Tara's family. They are missionaries in Brazil and are in NC on furlough for the holidays. It's so fun to have them here and have all the cousins together.


These are my nephews, Zac and Ty. Zac is a sweet and cuddly baby boy and Ty is Katie's "best cousin friend". Love these boys.

December 1, 2010

My Girl




She is so smart and pretty and funny and brave. I am so proud to be her mom.