Established 10.30.10

Established 10.30.10

Saturday, November 23, 2013

November - Shower, Trip & Events

November has brought so many fun things!
Helping plan Emily's baby shower was super fun and made me VERY anxious for my nephew to get here!!
What's your guess?  I guessed it was a girl!
Gender reveal baby shower... how fun! :)  Blue filled cupcakes!
Boender women!
I realize that Halloween is in October, but my trick'r'treaters didn't come until November.  Sweetest little bumble bee & lion :)
He only looks super sweet- he growled like a lion too! :)
Youth Group has been busy as ever, with our waffle supper fundraiser as one of the most recent things we've done.  It was a great night, good turn out, and raised a lot of money which will help fund our mission trip in June.
One of the girls offered to design t-shirts for the group this year.  The front is shining star, with the back showing Matthew 5:16.
Working hard! ...or hardly working ;)
A few weeks ago I got to go to Charlotte, NC for work.   Went to visit a customer and had a great meeting.  After that, went to the TCI Show which was in downtown Charlotte.  This was the view from my room:
The Nascar hall of fame building is the large building to the right.
Every exhibitor and attendee of the show was invited to a customer reception at the hall of fame one evening.  It was a neat place and we got to tour the whole thing while having hou'rdevrs and visiting with customers.
The inside was a large open area with a circle race track around the edge with race cars and info about all different tracks around it.  I found the Newton Speedway info :)
There was a small area where you could stand to feel what it's like to stand on a 30 degree incline which is the highest incline the cars race on....it was hard to stand on, let alone try to drive a car at high speeds!
The large screen in the center showed Vermeer's brand video a few times throughout the night since they were the primary sponsor for the event...it was pretty impressive!
New career opportunity?! Watch out Danica....
Along with traveling brings interesting food tasting opportunities.  One night we went to a restaurant and I wasn't sure what anything on the menu was (and too scared to venture out) so I went with a pork dish, mac & cheese, and what was supposed to be "greens".... The "greens" is the piece on the right side of the plate that was some type of fatty marbled goo with a dab of applesauce on top.  Needless to say I went and got some chocolate for desert to fill me up afterwards :)
Mahi Mahi - one of the dishes my friend ordered.
I've also been staying busy with helping PC drill team get ready for their state competition.  My friend/former teammate is the coach and it has been super fun to help out & brings back lots of memories!  My senior year we placed 3rd at the state competition - the first time PC placed in school history.  Shortly after state I broke my ankle...hence the large pink cast in photo below :)  Their competition is in less than 2 weeks- can't wait to see how they do! :)
Happy Thanksgiving to all!! Enjoy time with friends & family :)

Friday, November 1, 2013

3rd Anniversary

 Karl & I celebrated our 3rd anniversary this past week.  Time flies when you're having fun! :)  It rained this week so we got to go out for supper to celebrate.  A couple weeks ago my sister snapped a few pictures and I edited them so that I'd have some options for a Christmas card this year.  Below is a few of those:
I think we're a pretty darn good pair and we've definitely been wearing off on each other, that's for sure!  Karl has started to become more vocal in a witty and mouthy (good) way.  I've become more patient (trying) than I have ever been.   There is one thing that hasn't changed..... his grin when he's excited, and tries to hide the smile:
Another thing that hasn't changed is whenever we talk about our wedding, one thing that always gets brought up by friends and family is the mention of how funny the best man speech was... 
Do you think we've changed in our looks in 3 years?
Still one of my favorite pictures from the big day...my two favorite guys:
What a wonderful day it was.
Happy 3rd Anniversary Karl! :)