Saturday, January 8, 2011

{2011 Project Life...Week 1} & a winner :)

First things first...we have a winner for the giveaway!! Woo Hoo!! Going about it the old-fashioned way, names were written on a piece of paper, folded, and placed in a basket, the lucky winner that was randomly drawn is......Erika! Congratulations...message me your info and I will get the book headed your way. Enjoy!

I failed miserably at my attempt at a Picture A Day last year...I really think it had to do with me trying to start on our Anniversary in August. My brain just doesn't work that way. So...I'm trying again and this time, beginning on January 1. I'm also only going to recap on here once a week instead of trying to do that daily and my daughter is joining in on the fun and we're meeting once a week to put our layouts together for the week. Fun!!

The cabins at the Lake Norfork River Resort....we spent the weekend here for a Military Marriage Retreat sponsored by our church, Southside Community.

Quentin, Pat, Josh, Me, Joann (holding Pixie) & Karla
This was our last morning of the retreat. We had a wonderful time worshipping via YouTube...can't say I've ever done that, but it worked and it was amazing. Such an incredible weekend of fellowship & reconnecting as a couple.

We traveled to Blytheville for Blake's basketball game...the boys started slow, but ended up winning 43-21. Blake had 8 points and a bunch of assists, steals, & rebounds.

Sugar Bowl....We stayed home and watched Arkansas play Ohio in the Sugar Bowl at New Orleans. We had a few missed opportunities and couldn't quite come up with a win, but I'm still cheering on my Hogs.

Ashamedly, this was the first Wednesday night service I've attended in a while.
The church is reading through the book of Acts and on Wednesday's they're digging deeper into each chapter, each verse.

Quentin traveled with his brother, Warren, to Union City to look at guns today. He left me the sweetest note (leave the dishes and I will do them). I write him letters weekly, but getting a note from him is very rare, so I treasure everyone I get.

Date Night! I really meant to get a picture of me and Q at Olive Garden, but I brought the camera without an SD card...ugh! We had a wonderful dinner courtesy of a gift card from my Aunt Liz and then went to Barnes & Noble (our fave pastime) where I purchased The Chronicles of Narnia (I've never read these books!). Simple pleasures that I don't take for granted having been through two deployments.

There ya have it....the first week of 2011 in the life of the Bales' Pretty exciting, huh?! Seriously, I'm looking forward to capturing the everyday moments this year for my Project Life album. If you have no idea what I'm talking the link on my sidebar :)


Kelli said...

I love the special retreat you took. How neat. Happy Project Life Tuesday!

Sheila said...

Aren't love nots the best? Very sweet. Happy Tuesday!

Sara said...

Good for you for giving this another try this year. Good luck!

Susan said...

Hey Ginger,

First off, so nice to meet you! Thank you so much for your kind comments on my blog. You are so SWEET.

Looks like you had a great week.

The marriage retreat sounded wonderful. How special. It's been a while since we've been on one.

I enjoyed your pictures too.

I'll look forward to following you on this project.

Blessings to you♥

PS The kids on the header are my grandchildren. I have 5 grown sons.

Stephanie said...

Love your week at a glance!

I LOVE Olive Garden but my hubby not so much. He was turned off of it the first time we went so we haven't been back. I think I'm going to have to talk him into trying it at least one more time bc I could eat salad anad breadsticks all day!

This is my second year doing Project Life - it can be difficult to stick with but so worth it in the end. I love looking back on 2010 and realizing that I have all those pictures - it's an awesome feeling!

Glad you decided to try again!!!