Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Anyway, they have the cutest little one year old, Canon. Canon was nice enough to pass down a little tiny Clemson t-shirt to baby Reed. The shirt looks bigger in the picture because we are so close to the camera, but in real life it looks so small. I can't believe our little person will be wearing in within the year!
Ok, I think it is time to change the poll on our blog. Clearly, an oreo is black and white....and those of you of think dark brown and white...remember that the next time you go somewhere and see two black things surrounding something white and you are tempted to go..."oh look, an oreo." And our poll got scued because Garrett kept voting from other computers....what a cheater. Hopefully our child won't get his values.
Anyway, the poll will be taking bets.....Do you think the Reed baby is going to be a boy or a girl.....my hunch is a boy but don't vote based on my hunch. I mean what do I know, I am just its mother.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
We have finally found a house in Charleston which is exciting. It is out at Wild Dunes which is great because it is close to Garrett's parents condo. Our lease starts the first of November, so if it is looking like the store is still going to open in early December, then I will go ahead and move down then. I have also found a new doctor in Charleston and will start seeing her at the end of October...so we are excited about that.
Garrett is doing great....just continuing to work his tail off while being excited about becoming a dad. We had are first ultrasound last week...so here is the first picture of our very little baby. I will go ahead and preface the picture with this.....no there are not twins! The bigger blob on the left is the baby....the smaller blob to the right of the bigger blob is the yolk sack...it goes away when the placenta is fully formed and takes over.
Anyway, hope you all can have grace with us for not posting more often....we are definitely a little overwhelmed but excited by life. Love you all!
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
- Charley Spann's baby dedication
Donald and Mary Beth Spann are some of Garrett and I's closest friends here in Greenville (it should be noted that both Donald and Mary Beth are both CofC grads...go Cougars!) Charlotte "Charley" Rose Spann was born on April 30, 2008. On Saturday August 23, 2008 we got to gather with our closest friends and Donald and Mary Beth's families to worship and thank the Lord for Charley and to pray over D & MB as they begin their journey into parenthood. It was such an amazing and sweet time. Garrett and I are so blessed to be a part of their lives and are so thankful for their friendship.
- Dinner with parents and grandparents Reed
After Charley's baby dedication, G and I went to dinner with his parents and grandparents. We all went to the Lazy Goat (our fave) to celebrate G and I's anniversary and Len and Paw Paw's b-days. Words can't describe how fun it was to be with the family....we are so thankful for every second we get with them!
- Trips to Atlanta for both Garrett and I
Garrett went to a training with our friend John (pictured above..he and his wife Kelly are some of our best friends and our co-workers), and I went to meet with my fellow trainers...we really do love our jobs which is nice. John and Kelly are making the move to Charleston too...which makes us happy because we really love them.
- A visit from one of my fave friends, Margaret.
- Going to the USA Cycling Championships,
- Spending time with Courtney
- Surprise visits at work from my sister and brother-in-law.
No pictures of this one...which is fine because they wouldn't have done the visit justice. We went for a super amazing walk and then had the best lunch at Mary's. I loved every second I spent with Margaret...can't wait to live in the same town as her again!
Another perk to living downtown, the USA Cycling Championships happened outside our front door. Garrett got an amazing picture of George Hincapie (if you don't know who he is shame on you)! Also, while the racers made their way up Paris Mountain, they had a kids race downtown. My friend Grace (pictured above in the pink shirt) rode in the race...she did a great job! Garrett got some great pictures of her race.
Court leaves for California tomorrow!!! She is going to a bible college out there for the next year. I am definitely going to miss her but I am excited for her. Luckily we got to spend all of Sunday evening with her...we watched the Sound of Music (Courtney's first viewing...can you believe that???) and we played a killer game of Canasta. I am not sure anyone has ever had a better send off!
No pictures of this either but it was fun when they showed up to see us. They live about an hour from where we work, so it was really fun to have them make the trip to see us....they rock.
All of that to say....Life is fun and the Lord is good. I am daily amazed that the Lord not only created us and redeemed us but that he also chooses to bless us the way he does. That is something I have been in awe of over the past few weeks..not sure if I will ever fully wrap my mind around it.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Our fun summer is coming to an end. We have been so thankful to be able to spend some wonderful time with friends and family over the summer. Most recently we went to Williamsburg for Rachel and Chris's wedding and over the past two weeks we have spent lots of time in the mountains.....I feel like we have been running (not physically running because we don't do that) up there as often as possible. We took a day trip last week to the Blue Ridge Parkway and hiked around Graveyard Fields and this past weekend we went and stayed at the Highland Lake Inn to celebrate our anniversary. I love the Highland Lake Inn because it is like going to the farm....because it really is a farm. We got to feed the goats and watched them get milked...Garrett became fast friends with just about all of the animals. I have some great videos of Garrett making friends with some goats and a turkey....maybe i will figure out how to upload them.
To be honest, I am not at all sad to see the summer end. While it has been fun, I really love the fall and cannot wait for it to be here. In true Reed fashion, we will be cramming a lot in the months to come. September is going to be crazy since Clemson has home games every weekend, however it is really fun super craziness. And... I am headed to Missouri at the end of September for my cousins wedding. Then, in October we will spend 8 days cruising to Honduras, Belize, Mexico, and the Bahamas with some of our favorite friends, Adam and Mandy Brantley. I really can hardly wait for this trip....so fun.
In November Garrett's brother, Cullen, and his wife Amber, who we are very close to, will be returning from South Korea...where they have been for the past year. We cannot wait to see them! Also around that time we should begin our move to Charleston. In summary... we are excited about where the Lord has taken us over the past three years but we are also excited about where He is continuing to lead us....wherever that may be.
In a total side note... our apartment complex gave away free breakfast to all the residents this morning. I didn't make it to get any but Garrett did...he said they were giving away "Frescuits" from Wendys. He described the "Frescuit" as a french toast biscuit...which sounds super nasty to me. Garrett affirmed my thoughts and said it was truly disgusting...and as if the "Frescuit" wasn't gross enough on its own...they added a bottle of water inside the bag with the "Frescuit" to make it a soggy wet "Frescuit"...I think I am thankful for my piece of toast. Enjoy some pics from the past few weeks.....
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
We have also been taking Stabler on some serious bike rides. No Stabler doesn't ride a bike...he runs alongside Garrett while we ride our bikes. We have developed a nice loop that goes down Washington thru Cleveland Park and back up Broad to our apartment. It is convenient since the dog park is smack dab in the middle of the loop so we all get to stop and take a break. On the way home yesterday we stopped at the Rock Quarry Garden. (http://www.greenvilledailyphoto.com/index.php/2008/07/09/rock-quarry-garden-in-downtown-greenville/) There is a pool at the bottom of the waterfall that Stabler loves to swim in. When we got home we noticed that there were little spots of blood all over our kitchen floor. After 10 minutes of me trying to convince Garrett that the blood was coming from his toe....Garrett finally proved that it was in fact coming from Stabler's foot. I guess he cut one of the pads of his back paw on a rock while he was swimming because that little cut bled all night and even some this morning. I have been debating buying Stabler little dog shoes for quite sometime now.... I know it sounds super stupid but he runs several miles almost everyday on concrete and I worry about his feet getting torn up. So I bit the bullet and went and bought the shoes today. I have a super hilarious video of him attempting to walk in the shoes...unfortunately I can't figure out how to upload it. Let's just say I will be taking the shoes back.
Other than that we haven't been too overwhelmed by life...my parents have been in the process of moving over the past week so I think we will all be relieved when that is over. They closed on their house yesterday so they should be settled into the new condo sooner than later. Currently, we are on our way to Williamsburg, VA with some of our best friends Kristin and Marshall McCall. One of Kristin and I's roommates from college is getting married...so it should be a fun weekend. (and yes we are in the car right now...here is a pic to prove it...Kristin thinks she looks like an Angel in this picture...but she says ain-gel...you know like with a real redneck accent).
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
So, the latest happenings in our lives include: painting my sisters kitchen, my parents selling their house (no it was not on the market), starting the coolest Heely Gang known to man (i will provide more details on this at a later time), and playing a super intense game of putt-putt or if you are Kelly Childress, miniature golf. Oh yeah, and we have been working a little too.
I also got a new $7 wedding band because my real rings were making my fingers do weird things. From far away my new band is fabulous....just don't look at closer than 10ft because then it becomes obviously plastic.
That's all for now...don't want to over stimulate everyone with the excitement of our lives.
Saturday, July 5, 2008
I pretty much love the 4th of July. This year, Garrett and I attended the Greenville Symphony Orchestra's Independence Day Celebration at the new Heritage Park Amphitheatre. Garrett, my dad, and my brother-in-law especially loved this because they got to eat giant turkey legs.
I think my parents, who just returned from gallivanting in Europe for the past few weeks, were glad to be back and celebrating America!!! I n true Team Reed fashion, Garrett and I were ultra cool and dressed alike in seersucker pants, white shirts, and red accessories. Garrett was super excited to sport his America hat...my mom tried to convince him to wash it but Garrett insists that washing it is out of the question. He is afraid it will deteriorate and be lost forever.
We ran into my friend Jenn which was really fun. Out of about 10,000 people she and her daughter Shae (20 months) were sitting right next to us. They were there to watch Jenn's husband Chris because he was playing percussion with the orchestra. All in all it was a fabulous evening (the only thing missing was giant serving of banana pudding).
All I have to say is God Bless America!!!
On Thursday evening when Garrett got off work, we put on our walking shoes and headed to our favorite local sub shop, Subway. Luckily before leaving the house, I noticed (during a wrestling match between Garrett and the dog) that Garrett had a giant split up the back of his pants. So, he changed..then we left.
We didn't actually go into the concert because it costs $5...so we just stood on the other side of the river and watched...which a lot of people do (we aren't the only cheapies in G'Ville). I went to Ocha, a little tea bar, a got some bubble tea and Garrett got some gelatto from the Lazy Goat.
During this process, we had a 30 minute conversation with a group of Gold Wing motorcycle riders that were in town for the big rally (allegedly the biggest one ever). The people we talked to were from up North and they seemed to find Garrett and I very intersting...so interesting that they took pictures of us. Weird but whatever, they were nice. We also had another encounter with some Gold Wingers (these people definitely were from the South) and their dogs, Keisha and Razzle... I am not sure Stabler knew exactly what to make of them. You can't really tell from the picture...but the hair that they actually had was dyed pink.
We then ran into some friends, who Garrett talked to while I talked to another random couple about dogs for about an hour (which was way more fun than it sounds). During this time Stabler made himself at home in a homeless man's lap...which luckily the homeless man loved. After that we watched the concert while Stabler licked an unknown substance off Garrett's feet, which I have a video of but it would take a year to upload.
After that, we walked back home. I have to say that we absolutely love living in downtown Greenville....there is truly a ton to do and lots of interesting people to be met. If anyone is interested in taking a little road trip to see us....we would be delighted!!!
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
On to buisness, things that are going on in our lives currently.... we are looking for somewhere to live in Charleston (we should be moving in the next 2 months or so). If anyone has any ideas on that let us know. Other than that, we just got back from a super fun week of vacation. We went to Charleston with Garrett's family for a few days and then we went to Alabama for some of our good friends wedding.
I could write an entire post on the trip to Alabama...however I will spare you. It could be summarized by saying that the brides family paid for us (and all of our best friends from college) to stay at this amazing cottage at one of the nicest country clubs. We had our own room and bathroom...with the most awesome shower ever. We had so much fun but unfortunately took no pictures..... we have a serious problem w/ not bringng our camera anywhere. Maybe we will try to work on that since we have a blog now. Hey here is a picture from work in March.... it was Garrett's favorite day at work ever....he got to hang with Ms. South Carolina.
Anyway, believe it or not we do actually work.... we will be heading that way soon. Maybe we will take some fun pictures there so you can get an idea of how exciting our life really is.
We love you all!