It's been an exciting time in Red Sox Nation!
They became the ALCS champions and are now playing in the World Series!
It's really exciting to have moved to Boston at the perfect time in Red Sox history. We were able to go to a few games this past year as they made their way to the top!
We are going to be huge fans the rest of our lives.

First Chi Alpha Alumni Reunion

It worked out perfectly that the XA alumni reunion was scheduled for UVA's homecoming weekend, which just happened to be the same weekend that we were already going to be in town for cabin weekend. So here is Adam and I all ready to head off to the reunion from the cabin.We got to catch up with even more people than just those who made if up to the cabin. We were able to catch up with Pete and Amy as well as Stacey, Jen, Andrew and Amanda at our table. It was also fun to see all the newly married couples like the Needhams and the Bakers too. Then of course we got a wonderful update on how well Chi Alpha is doing since we all left UVA. It's awesome to hear what God is doing on the UVA campus and how the fellowship has grown!
I miss all these girls! I think everyone should come visit Boston at the same time! Now that would be a good time. Any takers?

Short hair shot with Celeste. Last time we hung out her hair was still long and I had just cut mine, so she decided to go for it and cut her hair short too. We'll have to get more pictures the next time we hang out, hopefully here in Boston, right?:)

What a great time and we were so happy to be able to make it to the event! We can't wait to hear how things continue to go with the future of Chi Alpha.

Mountains Weekend 2007

Mountains weekend is always a highlight of the year and especially the fall! We get to visit with tons of friends and family all in one place, in one weekend. We flew into Northern Virginia early Friday morning and rented a car to drive down to the cabin in Syria, VA just outside of Charlottesville. Here's the crowd Friday evening hanging out on cabin's wonderful porch! It was most festive.
My Blah actually made it to the cabin this year! She tried to come last year and couldn't find the place, so I made sure she had extra directions and my mom and I were waiting for her at the entrance to Graves Mountain Lodge to escort her to the cabin and celebrate her arrival! YAY!
About an hour later, Haley and Justin arrived. Haley's been five years now I think. She's become a regular and I always look forward to getting to spend the entire weekend with her. This year we played photographer...you'll get to see some of those fun shots later.
Dinner is always a delicious, rustic meal. We had butternut squash soup, spiral ham, sweet potatos and green beans! Yummy southern food! For desser there's yummy cookies made yearly by the Herndon mama and lots of apple goodies.
Adam and his dad doing what they do best as they listen to college football on the radio and Adam reads a religion book.Haley and I went out to play photographer. Of course she really IS a photographer, where as I was just having fun and getting pointers from a professional. Lucky me to have a best friend who knows what she's doing behind the camera lens!
The creek! Oh the memories we've had over the year falling into the creek as we play on the rocks. This year the water was low, so instead of trying to walk on the rocks Haley and I let our shadows do all the walking. Check out these fun shots!
Next year we want to get a bigger group together to take some more shots!
Drum roll please! That's right Evan and Amy are ENGAGED! Check out that rock and the proud man in the background! Congrats guys! Amy and I will officially be sister-in-laws, YAY!
The new future Herndon siblings. Evan, Amy, Jessica and Adam
I was all emotional after Amy told me the engagement story and then asked me to be a bridesmaid! AHHH I feel honored!
Granny even stopped by for a visit.

Then Adam's cousin, Sarah, came by the cabin with her parents. They stayed for dinner, but we left for the First Chi Alpha Alumni Reunion. We were so happy we got to visit with her even though it was short. That night after the reunion, we hung out around a huge Bon Fire made by Justin. GOOD TIMES!

Me and my mommy, the cabin is heaven for her! Last year we surprised her with our visit and she thought we were a halucination. This year she knew we were coming, so we could all look forward to seeing each other. No surprises this time around.And last, but certainly not least...My sister arrived Sunday with her friends since she had a band competition the day and night before. So we had a few hours to hang out, but hopefully she'll be up to visit us for Thanksgiving.

So overall, it was an amazing weekend. We got to spend tons of time relaxing and catching up with some of our favorite people. We are already looking forward to next year!

Apple Picking New England Style

What better way to celebrate fall than with a trip to Smolak Farms in North Andover for an afternoon of apple picking with members of our church!

Here's Adam wondering through the orchard as we search the wide variety of apple trees for others from GracePoint.
So I guess because of the lack of rain this year apple "picking" season was cut short, instead it became and an apple "scooping" trip since the last few apples had been picked off the trees and the rest had already fallen to the ground.

Then finally before we called it a day, we ran into students from our youth group while we were chowing down on tasty apple donuts and freshly picked apples of course!

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