Thursday, October 29, 2009

Trunk N' Treat redneck style!

The pictures say it all! We had a great time carving our first pumpkin together and an even better time at Trunk N' Treat. We were the best rednecks ever! Had a blast and laughed so hard when people didn't know it was us in the costumes. Pretty bad when someone asked Andy who he was sitting was me! Very fun night!

Saturday, October 17, 2009


Hello...we are comfortably laying on the couch watching college football and life couldn't be better. We are recovering from last nights teen lock-in at Venice Church of the Nazarene. It was a LONG night, but we wanted to share some of the highlights from the evening.

We had a great group of teenagers, but they sure had a lot of energy. I (Ashley) discovered a new interest...Rockband! Andy had to practicly shut it off to get me to stop playing. I really enjoyed hanging out with the teens and playing RockBand! We enjoyed some crazy games one of which Andy got to taste raw egg. Yes, you read it correctly, my poor hubby got a taste of his own medicine when one of the other youth workers challenged him to his own game. The object of the game was to blow the raw egg into the other persons mouth before they blew it in yours. Each player had an end of the tube with the raw egg inside. It was pretty gross! The night continued with devotions on the beach at midnight. The teens continued the fun while I attempted to sleep in Andy's office.

It was a great event...13 hours later, 13 pizzas, tons of games, enough Rockbandto make you sore and making an entire box of pancakes....we made it home. I quickly learned the best thing about a lock-in is when it's over! We slept the rest of the day and now we are lazily relaxing on the couch with a little college football. Gotta love youth ministry!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

"We live where they vacation"

Ice cream after a day at the beach

Ashley & Riley Girl

Our living room looking into Dining area

Our View

Courtyard leading to the front door


The Newlyweds at the Venice High School Powderpuff game
Ashley's office at Eagle's Wings Counseling Center.

Of course Mom had to have a picture of me at my desk.

The AMAZING view from my office.

The funky chairs I found...the kids love them!

Showing off my Domestic Diva apron!

Domestic goddess in the kitchen

Getting ready for our small group "The Gathering" which meets on Sunday nights in our home.

Getting the snacks ready

Just wanted to show a few more pictures from Ashley's parents visit. This post includes pictures from Ashley's office, our house, and more.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

House Guests!

Mom and Dad came to visit this week and we had a blast showing them all around the town. Our first stop was Sharky's, the resturant we always take friends/family visitors, right on the beach. We made it just in time for the sunset and were able to sit right on the beach. It was a great night of relaxing, catching up and good food. Of course, I got nachos...but everyone else got seafood. A few of our favorite local places include: Bogeys, Obees Subs, , Kilwin's Icecream, and of course Venice Beach.

We really enjoyed the laughs, memories made and the SUN! Thanks Mom and Dad for being our first house guests as a married couple!

We would love to have more friends and family come visit!!!