Sunday, August 26, 2007

Party like a Rockstar!

Last night Braden's cousin Jonathan Kenna was in town with his touring band called Silverstein. Jonathan is the tour manager, the drum techie, and basically he keeps the guys in the band on schedule, planning hotel stays, and meals, money, etc. So we spent the afternoon helping Jon out with getting groceries for a bbq cookout for the guys, and pick up other odds and ends that the guys were in need of (batteries, fans, propane, etc.) before their concert at Headliners, which is actually really close to our apt. here in Louisville.

Jonathan had some pretty interesting stories about being on the road with a bunch of guys day in and day out. I can't imagine what it would be like living like that for most weeks of the year.

Silverstein is a bit more hardcore music than Braden and I normally listen to, but we decided that we should at least look like rock fans going to the concert (or try to). Here's a pic of us before we left:Anyways, so after the concert, we got to hang out in Silverstein's tour bus, which was pretty amazing, and huge. There were 12 bunks in there each with their own tv screen. In the front "living room" there were some comfy couches and a big flat screen tv, and more in the back "living room". There was a fridge, sink, ice bins (otherwise know as "rock" bins), and food pantries. Although it seems like they live pretty well on the road, how pleasant can it be living like that with 11 or so other guys in small quarters?

My pictures didn't turn out too well from the concert, here's the best one:
I had never seen such a violent mosh pit, but it was probably pretty normal of these types of concerts...and oh my gosh, crowd surfing has a whole new meaning to me! Of course I didn't take part or come anywhere near the crowd of people...I stayed safely behind the band's t-shirt would you like 190 pound people flying in the air for you to catch them! Ha! (If Thomas ever reads this post he's gonna laugh)

Sunday, August 19, 2007

There goes Joe!

The other day, my father in law was riding by on his, that was a short visit.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Kentucky State Fair 2007

Animals, food, music, free stuff, and lots of people = the Kentucky State's a pretty big deal in these parts.

Friday, August 17, 2007

David Beckham. some non-related news to our lives, David Beckham scored his first goal for the LA Galaxy team. If you know me, you know that I love soccer and that I have a weird fascination with celebrities...and David Beckham is both a soccer player and a celebrity! haha! So here's a clip:

Thursday, August 16, 2007

The Office

The next season of The Office starts Thursday, September 27 9/8c. I can't wait!

Saturday, August 11, 2007


My good friend Elizabeth Kimmel from highschool/college came to visit this weekend. We had a great time shopping at "The Summit" (an outdoor shopping center), eating at the Hard Rock Cafe in downtown Louisville, and hanging out by the Riverfront. It was great to catch up and spend some time together before the craziness of the semester begins. Here's some pictures:

It has begun!

The beginning of the new semester is upon us.

Braden is taking a full load, for seminary...3 classes/9 units. He's taking Intro to Old Testament, Intro to New Testament, and Church History. He will go Tues./Thurs. and will continue to work at UPS (M-F) and Panera (Fridays). I am also taking classes this semester as part of the Seminary Wives Institution. The program is really neat and I am excited about learning, hearing good teaching, and meeting other seminary wives.

Orientation was held this morning/afternoon today up at the school so now Braden is officially ready to start class this coming Tuesday. I'm excited for him!

This evening a service was held where seminary students brought their wives and afterward there was an ice cream social. We met some other couples that have just moved to the area just like us. It was nice to hear that others are going through a similar experience of finding their way around town, looking for jobs, looking for a church home, being away from family, friends, and the familiar, etc. So...we're not the only crazy ones doing this! haha!

Friday, August 3, 2007

One year later....

Sunday, July 29th was our one year wedding anniversary....we finally "celebrated" tonight...with going to see the opening of Bourne Ultimatum (which we both really liked being as we already Bourne fans) and dinner out. Time sure has gone by quick, and we have accomplished quite a bit since last July.

  • We have successfully moved to two different states on almost opposite sides of the country (from MO to CA and from CA to KY)
  • Braden graduated from The Master's College and is now enrolled for seminary classes that start later this month at Southern
  • I learned to cope with being hundreds of miles from my family and close friends, which for me is still can be hard at times, even though we're alot closer to home now, but it really has taught me the lesson of being content.
  • We have made some great friends in new places and kept ones from where we started.
  • We have learned alot about each other and will continue to for...forever! At times, it's no walk in the park, especially if there is added stress with finances, work, school, etc. but it's all worth it. I pray that while doing so we remember the perfect marriage example of Christ and his bride, the church. Looking at those verses in Ephesisans 5 are such an encouragement at times.
  • And much, much more!
Here's some of my favorite pictures from our wedding day: