Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Adventures in Skatetown USA

Who says you can't rekindle the old junior high flame?

There's nothing like trading in your shoes for a pair of tight suede roller skates and taking to the rink with that special someone. So Ashley and I wandered over the mountain to Staunton's finest roller-rink to relive the glory days when Ashley was the skate-party queen! She talked a big game, but delivered some fancy foot-work to back it up. Behold:

Bottom line: much fun was had by all! Rock on Skatetown!!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Merry Christmas MORE

We also got some good gifts this holiday season. Our favorites were, of course, afternoons with friends. I got a few handy headache remedies (see left) and some boots...

But perhaps my favorite gift was the pair of tickets to see Ira Glass in Charlottesville in February.
I love my husband : ). and I do love Ira Glass.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Merry Christmas, D*mmit!

We had a great holiday. Backtracking in blog-post time, we had our friend, Andrew Briggs, in town for a show at the Garage, a newly renovated and quite wonderful space for art and music that has opened up this past semester close to, and in connection with, our church. Andrew's work, Freedom in Creation, is with former child soldiers in Uganda and gives them space to move into a creative partnership with one another through photography and art. It's pretty amazing, and we were excited to have him here with us.
Alex played some early in December, and kept the crowd happy with Christmas cheer!

We spent the rest of our break with friends visiting. A big hit was Caitlyn Ghoston, our dear friend Cherrie's daughter, and her many faces -- she was happy to perform for the camera as long as she knew her shots were going to make it out for the blog!