Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Day 6 - Whatever Tickles Your Fancy...

How about a blast from our past! :)

(Man we look young...oh wait...we were!! ha!)

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Favorite Quote - Day 5

Amanda and Derek: Dwight Schrute: "Fact...."

We joke about this one all the time. We will say "FACT..."

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Day 4 - Favorite Book

Amanda: "The Princess" by Lori Wick. It is a Christian novel and I have always been a sucker for those. And so is my mom, I guess I come by it honest. :) This also means she has everyone under the sun, so I have a whole Christian novel library at her house. :)

Derek:"Brave New World" D's last History of Ideas book and also one of his favorite books. :)

Friday, August 27, 2010

Day 3 - Favorite TV Show

Okay...Desperately sorry for being MIA for a while.

Moving on with this 30 Day deal... :)

This one is a common one with the both of us:

LOST hands down. Derek bought season 1 because the store did not have the one he was looking for and then we were hooked. We buy every season when they come out on DVD!

So, this means you Lost people out there...we have NOT watched the final season...so no spoilers on the comments. :)


Monday, August 16, 2010

Day 2: Favorite Movie

Favorite Movie:

Amanda: Anne of Green Gables - This is a classic. If you have not seen it and like movies that are set in an early 1900's time period (I think this is right, correct me if I am wrong...) you should totally watch this movie. I had them on VHS and basically wore those out and about a year after Derek and I got married he bought them for me on DVD. Occasionally, he will graciously watch them with me. :)

Derek: Gladiator - all around good movie. the soundtrack is great. I also like the story and the character development. (Amanda has never seen this movie...)

I have quickly realized...I am not a daily blogger...sorry to buildup the everyday thing and then let you down. :(

I have also realized how much I do not want to be at my computer when I come home from looking at a computer for 8hrs a day. :) I will update as much as I can. It might not be every day though!!

Friday, August 13, 2010

30 Days of Us...

So, here I go! I am shooting for an everyday challenge. Instead of 30 days of me, I am doing 30 Days of Us! So that our blog readers can get to know both of us and not just me, AG, who writes on our blog most of the time. So...here goes for day 1!! :)

Day 1: Your favorite song:

Amanda: My favorite song is probably: "Center" it is a Christian music song and the entire song is about Christ being the center of your life. And the is my desire all the time, is that Christ will be the center of my life and my husbands life. A friend of mine sang this song at our wedding while we lit the unity candle. It was pretty amazing!! :)

Derek: "I'm Alive" by Kenny Chesney and Dave Matthews. It is pretty cool that they are very different artists yet they are friends outside of the music scene. It is also cool that even though they are very different, they were able to write a song together and sing it together.

Do it with me if you would like! I got the idea from a friend at: http://becomingvanderburg.blogspot.com/

Day 2: Your favorite movie
Day 3: Your favorite television program
Day 4: Your favorite book
Day 5: Your favorite quote
Day 6: Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 7: A photo that makes you happy
Day 8: A photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 9: A photo you took
Day 10: A photo of you taken over ten years ago
Day 11: A photo of you taken recently
Day 12: Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 13: A fictional book
Day 14: A non-fictional book
Day 15: A fanfic
Day 16: A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17: An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)
Day 18: Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 19: A talent of yours
Day 20: A hobby of yours
Day 21: A recipe
Day 22: A website
Day 23: A YouTube video
Day 24: Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 25: Your day, in great detail
Day 26: Your week, in great detail
Day 27: This month, in great detail
Day 28: This year, in great detail
Day 29: Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30: Whatever tickles your fancy

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Qutoe of the Day...Maybe even the Month...

I had a doctor appointment today and as Derek and I are sitting in the waiting room a new patient walked in. She was talking to the receptionist and she got all her paperwork and sat back down. It was only a few minutes later when they called the patients name to come back and see the doctor. The look on the patients face, to the receptionist must have said, "I am not done with all the paper work yet." Beacuse the recptionist says loud and clear so everyone can hear...

"Don't worry if you are not finished, you will have plenty of time where you're going."
*Extra emphasis on the italicized words.

Derek started chuckling then I did, I even had to nudge him to stop laughing because I was getting the giggles and that is not good because the receptionist was still sitting right there near us. Funny moment in the George Life!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

August Goals - July Accomplishments

Okay...Life at the Georges has been B.U.S.Y. We love it but it has not left much time for blogging. :) I get home from work and I usually have a few minutes to change before we head out to meet people or I am cooking to host. This is what I have been wanting to do for a long time though. Below I will write out my August goals and then below I will write what I accomplished in July and what I didnt. :)

August Goals -

1. Read another book from start to finish. :)
2. Continue to lose weight(3lbs-goal)
3. Do a devotional everyday
4. Date my husband once a week
5. Organize our bathroom.
6. Enter reciepts for our budget every 2 weeks.

(At the beginning of August when we had our anniversary we decided one of the things we wanted to do was to get organized. My husband is awesome and immidiately started wtih his office. It is almost totally done! What a man he is).

What did I accomplish:

1. Do my Bible Study every day (not double up). - This one still needs a little work...It is a constant battle for me to get up early enough. It does not get done at night because we get so darn busy in the evening.

2. Maintain my weight (if I lose great). - I gained a little bit, but not much for being on vacation.

3. Do Dishes every night and clean one area of my house each night that we are in town. - This did not happen... :(

4. Read another book cover to cover. (this should not be hard seeing we have HOURS on planes this month). - DONE!!

5. Continue to date my husband on a weekly basis. - Mostly done...when we were both in town...

6. Keep up with budget once a week (except when I am in AK on Vacation...that would be difficult)...this did not happen. Our budget in July got all messed up. But thats ok it all worked out. :)

Here they are a little late and a little crazy but thats okay. That's life. I figure if I am not flexible, life would be very disappointing!! =)

Sorry, for not posting in a while, stay tuned because I think I am going to try to do an everyday challenge!!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

2 year Anniversary Photoshoot

My Mother-in-law did a photoshoot for us in Alaska. I just love these pictures!! =)

Monday, August 2, 2010

2 Year Anniversary

Exactly 2 years ago today, I married my best friend! I love him so much more now than I did 2 years ago! It is a wonderful thing to married to a someone whom you love and cannot live with out.

Our week is so busy we decided to go on an anniversary date early. We went on Saturday, July, 31. We had a blast, Derek took me on a nice date, to a fancy restaurant in the Raleigh area. Then we went to see the movie, Dispicable Me. Very cute movie!! =) We talked over dinner about the greatest thing that has happened in our lives over the past year and we also decided on a few goals each of us had for the next year.

We decided for both of us, the most exciting thing to happen was Derek being hired at Stony Hill Baptist Church. This church is so wonderful and has been such a blessing to us in the few months we have been there. We love the congregation and the youth. It was truly the highlight of our year.

My goal was for Derek and I to take a vacation just the 2 of us for longer than a weekend. We have not done this since our honeymoon, 2 years ago. We are saving and hoping to be able to go sometime this December while I am off work for Christmas vacation. Another goal we set was to get our house totally organized. When we finished dinner we had about an hour and a half before the movie so we decided to go ahead to Target and shop for some organizational items. We got some photo boxes to keep things such as medicines, manicure/pedicure items from the bathroom, and extra toothpaste, shampoo, body wash etc. We got three boxes and started with these things and putting them in our linen closet right outside the bathroom. These items, the medicines especially end up all over the house, and when we need pain killers for one reason or another we are looking everywhere for it. This really bugs me. So, now, if it is not in our medicine box, we do not have it. =) We have talked about a few other things to implement to help us be a little more organized. What a good things it is to have goals.

Having been married for 2 years we get a lot of comments about having children. Well, our plan (which is not always God's plan) is to wait until Derek finishes school. Our parents advised us to wait until we finished college to get married and we were very glad that we waited. We decided it was best for us to wait until Derek finishes his MDiv before we have children. Many times I have been glad that my parents advised us in waiting and I think in the same way, we will be glad we waited to have children. It is not always easy but it seems to be the right thing to do.