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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Tres Anos

I'm not sure if any of you all can believe it because I know I can't....but Garrett and I have been married for THREE YEARS as of yesterday! I really cannot believe how fast time has gone by...however, when I really think about it we have crammed a lot into the past three years, so far we have received a few degrees, lived in 5 houses, and had 6 different jobs between the two of us! Anyway, I could spend hours walking down memory lane...but I won't. However, I should also note that yesterday was also Garrett's dad's b-day....Happy Birthday Len! We celebrated yesterdays events with the Reed's at the Piedmont Club last night...super fun and super yummy!

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 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

Life is Funny

A quick update on the happenings of our lives. The past month has gone by super fact we have been so occupied with various things that were it not 1,000,000 degrees outside, I might not have known we had even transitioned into August. We haven't gone Heelying with our gang, "Heels Angels" in a few weeks now. This is largely due to the fact that two of the gang members were dating and recently broke up...that makes group events awkward (especially since there are only 4 local gang members). Here is a picture from the last time we went out as a group. We were celebrating Chelsea's b-day. Which was super fun b/c we made her dress up like a cowgirl and then Heely down Main St. in a dress.

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. ( 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 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 it should be a fun weekend. (and yes we are in the car right is a pic to prove it...Kristin thinks she looks like an Angel in this picture...but she says know like with a real redneck accent).