Sunday, October 28, 2012

Randy & Candy come to Wake Forest!

One of our favorite couples from back home came to visit us in September!  We had such a fun time with them! 
 Randy is one of the Pastors at our church back home in Knoxville and his wife, Candy is the ultimate pastor's wife.  She is such a smart lady to learn from and I just love her to death!
When they got here on Friday night, we took them to Carolina Ale House...because that's where we take pastors!  Ha!  It's actually a delicious restaurant!
Here is me and Candy in front of the restaurant:
Randy & Candy inside...
and here is Chase, Jon, and me...
Chase just moved here from Knoxville too and he lives across the street from us!  He and Jon grew up together, so it's pretty neat to have him here now. 
The next morning we got up and I made panloafs for everyone.  Panloafs are pancakes on steroids.  They are roughly about the size of a regular dinner plate.  My sister, my friend Hailey, and I might become famous for them one day.
After breakfast we took Randy & Candy on a tour of the campus.

I forget how pretty the campus is every time I get to go up there.

Here they are sitting on Jerry & Nancy's bench (Jon's parents). 

It really isn't their bench, but we like to think it is.
Candy and I found some buckeyes!!

Here's the Missions Building:

And another buckeye.  They're supposed to bring you good luck so we kept ours.

Here's Randy figuring out where everything is...
We also took them to Shorty's Famous Hot Dogs for lunch.

You haven't been to Wake Forest unless you've been to Shorty's.  It's a hole in the wall joint, but it's quite tasty!
I think they liked it!
After we got done eating lunch, we did a little shopping and caught part of a hockey game that was going on.  None of us were really dressed for the hockey game, but it was fun to watch for a bit.
It was pretty chilly in there.

And then we went to.....

Goodberry's!  The best place for frozen custard goodness! 
It seems like all we ever do with people when they come to visit us is take them shopping, eat a lot, and play games.  I just have to make sure that they get to experience the maximum amount of things when they are here!  Even if we do eat three square meals a day, shop till we drop, and are play games until we're all exhausted.  What can I say, Chateau J & K aims to please our visitors!  Haha!  :)
Later on Saturday night, we might have eaten some more food!  Ha!  I made chicken fajitas for everyone and we snacked on those and some chips and salsa.
The rest of the night was spent laughing and playing games.  Randy & Candy taught us a fun, new game called "Greedy". 
The next morning we took them to our church and then they hit the road.  :(
We had SUCH a fun time with Randy & Candy coming to visit.  I told them that we have to make this into a yearly event now that they will both be retired by the end of the year.
Thank you Randy & Candy for coming to visit us!  Thanks for driving out here to see us, bringing us a bag full of goodies, taking us out to eat, and getting me the cutest cupcake candle.  We love you all and can't wait until you come back!
And for those of you who are reading this and have never come to visit us, it's time to book your trip!  :)  We love having people from back home come to visit us.  It's like bringing pieces of home to us for the special!
Hope you enjoyed our fun time!
The Preacher's Wife
Next time, I'll tell you about my parent's trip here...

Saturday, October 20, 2012

My T-Shirt

I had to go through some more training at work a while back.  An ice breaker game we had was to decorate a t-shirt that was all about yourself.  I decided to go all out on my t-shirt. 

Here's everything that I drew (I'm going left to right on my shirt):

I *heart* Pinterest--I really do!  It's so much fun and I'm so glad that I finally caved in and signed up.  I've gotten so many crafty ideas and yummy recipes off of it.

I *heart* my job!--I really do love it!  I'm having such a blast doing what I'm doing!  I'm so glad that I've finally found my calling in life---and that's working with seniors!

Tennessee Volunteers--I wanted my shirt to seem like it was a Tennessee shirt since that's where I'm from, where I went to college, and that's what kind of shirt you can normally find me in on the weekends.

Jon *heart*--I love my husband so very much!  I've always said that if I ever got a tattoo that I'd get something with his name on it...and possibly a heart, and arrow, and angel wings, and his face, and the saying "My Baby" under all of it.  Unfortunately, I'm not a gifted artist and I couldn't draw it on my t-shirt.  Not to mention I didn't have that much time.  My husband is extremely handsome so I think it'd take me or anyone a long time to draw his strikingly, good looking face.  :)
*heart* Friends--I do love my friends!  I have many special people in my life that I'm blessed to call friends.  Some close by and some far away, but no matter what, I know that they would always be there for me and I'd always be there for them in a pinch.
I *heart* my Family--I drew the whole family on there!  Me, Preacher Man, my Mom & Dad, my sister, his Mom & Dad,  his sister and her hubby, their two kids, and Preacher Man's grandmother, Ma.  I even drew my Mom's dog on there since she calls him my brother.  Ha!  I do love our family so very much!  Jon and I are so blessed when it comes to the family blessed that I felt it necessary to draw everyone on there because I love them all so much.  :)
The Cross--Jesus is my Savior and I'm nothing without Him and the sacrifice that He made on the cross.  My relationship with the Lord is the most important thing in my life.  I try daily to put God first, family second, others third, and myself last.  I hope that I can show His glory in everything that I do.  Although I know I fail daily, I am thankful for His grace and mercy! 
I *heart* sports--I do love some good sports!  I'd say basketball and tennis are my favorites!  I'm a football fan, too!  I'm not the most athletic, but I'm pretty good at a game of horse....fortunately for me, I married Mr. Most he's helping me get better.  Although, I will say that I can spank him in some tennis!  Ha!
Fish--I love fishing with my husband....however, I will NEVER love it more than he does.  He could do it morning, noon, and night.  I enjoy it and I love getting to go out on the water with him.  Sometimes I just like watching him fish because he's in his element....and he's pretty stinkin' cute!  :)
I *heart* baking--Oh, how I love to bake!  Baking is my stress reliever.  I don't know what it is about it, but I love it.  And I love to feed people so it works out pretty well for me.
I *heart* board games--For people who know me really well, they know I love a good board game.  As a matter of fact, I have a different name when I play games.  Her name is Kathleen.  Kathleen is a very competitive lady.  She sometimes gets a temper when she plays (not a bad one--a fun loving, fun spirited, sweet-trash talking person).  I just really enjoy games, and I like to win--especially against my husband and my sister.
Duke--I love the Blue Devils!  I started watching them when I was in high school and I've been a fan ever since.  I think Coach K is one of the greatest basketball coaches ever, aside from Pat Summit.  I wear Duke Blue, NOT Carolina Blue, like my husband does.
So that's a lot about me that you might not know. 
Can't wait to share with you a few more things that have been going on.  We've had two sets of visitors come stay at Chateau J & K recently.  This past weekend my parent's came and we had such a good time together.  I'll be sure to post about their trip here soon!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!  We're rooting for Tennessee to beat Bama!!
Go Vols!
The Preacher's Wife

Saturday, October 13, 2012

The Crazy Lady in the Grocery Story

I bought a few balls at the grocery store the other day.  I just couldn't help myself!  They were 38 cents each so I decided to pile my buggy full!  And I got a few stares in the store.
And of course after I piled my buggy full I remember ten things that I needed to get.  So there went the crazy lady pushing her cart full of balls across the store ten times.  Haha!
I do have a reason why I bought!  Oh how I love my job!  :)
Happy Saturday!
The Preacher's Wife