Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Summertime...

We have really been enjoying getting to know some people better. A couple of weekends ago we went to our first Tides Game with TJ and Shannon Logsdon and had a great time. John and TJ kept on talking about the Funnel Cakes- I'm still not sure what all the excitement was about- but they waited until the bottom of the 3rd Inning and then went and found the Funnel Cake stand to fulfill their craving. Shannon and I were not as enchanted with the cakes as the guys were (which is unusual for me not to be enchanted with cake). And to make the night even better the Tides even won!!
I don't have pictures of our 4th of July festivities other than our morning of. John and I had been wanting to get Monopoly for a while so I suprised him with chocolate chip pancakes and Monopoly for our 4th of July morning breakfast. It was so nice to have the morning together. We just hung out at home until about 4:30ish when we drove to Portsmouth to meet up with some couples from our Sunday School Class to enjoy a picnic. Some of us migrated to fireworks in Portsmouth afterwards. Fireworks traffic is pretty intense so we decided to put all the guys in one car and all the girls in another so we could drive 2 cars (since there was 5 couples it worked out great). We got down there and found parking spots fairly quick, but unfortunately for me (I was driving the girls car) while I was getting lined up to execute a stellar parallel park job someone cut me off and took my spot!!!! Well, I took the advice that my brother in law Dan gave me when John and I first moved to Virginia Beach and used my horn- a few times- just to let them know I was there... just in case they hadn't figured it out....Either way we found another parking spot. It was a good night and we enjoyed our time getting to know some of the couples from church.
On Friday night Amanda and Kristen and I decided to take a spur of the moment trip to the beach. It was a hot day and a picnic and some water was the perfect cure. We had a great time floating around on the boogie (sp??) boards in the water. Kristen and I caught some waves and hats off to Amanda for her endeavor with her 7 months pregnant belly- I'm sure Baby Gretta loved it! I have loved getting to know Kristen and Amanda better. I really feel so blessed to have found some friends who I can form a bond with and share Christian struggles and life experiences- that night was such an encouragement to me!!
Anyhow- more pics to come and more to blog-- this was the preliminary. I must admit though I like it better when I can blog on a whim and not give a narrative of what's going on lately- but it's for the moms-- Love you!!!

8 comments:

Robert said...

Thank you, Bethany, for thinking of your moms when you gave us a nice long commentary of past happenings! What a blessing -- as Dan would say! Anyway, have you and John started your Monopoly game yet? Watch John -- he gets pretty stingy with the properties! Have fun.
Love,
Mom Varner

Tim & Kristen said...

Yeah for blogs for the mommas. I know how mom is...she checks these blogs I think every day. Who can blame her though with most of her children out of the house. I enjoyed reading you blog as well though!!! I am glad that we have been able to hang out as well!!! I guess it is my turn for a post now!! Good job on yours!

Robert said...

Last time I played monopoly with John, I was upset and in jail almost the whole time and John just laughed. Hope you have better luck and he is nicer to you!

T.J. and Shannon said...

Your July 4th breakfast was so cute - monopoly and all. Great pics!

jess said...

Glad you guys are having a nice summer. We heard the picnic on the 4th was really nice! Way to use that horn - I'm still trying to remember it's there - I always remember after the point of usefulness!

juliechall said...

I have to say that I love funnel cakes too! But haven't had one in ages....it makes me very tempted! It's been nice to see you guys more lately. See you Sunday!

Dan said...

Remember... the horn isn't just a weapon or a tool - it's a way of life! I had several chances to use it during our 9,000+ mile trip! :~{

We're looking forward to getting together with you guys after this week of camp. It seems like we've been gone forever. Keep up the blogging!

S&s said...

Bethany! I was thinking about you this week--and totally forgot that you had a blog--so I was quite glad when I happened upon it tonight! Haven't seen you in a while--except for waving to you as I run through the seminary building on Sunday mornings;) ...but Steve and I are looking forward to joining up with the class for the Grace Gatherings on Sunday--hope to see you guys then;)