Friday, February 19, 2010

CBU and Collins' home updates

Last weekend, Travis was in San Jose leading worship for a conference.  It is the second year in a row he has been out of town during CBU's homecoming weekend.  Hudson and I went together, but we definitely missed Travis.  I always love going back for homecoming, because it gives us a chance to catch up with some of our friends and it is just fun to be on campus again.

After the game, I walked around and so many memories came rushing back.  Every corner of the campus holds different memories for me.  I think sometime soon Travis and I are going to make a date of just walking around the school and remembering together.

There is really nothing like the college experience at a small Christian university.  Travis and I met there, fell in love there, and we met most of our best friends.  The depth of those friendships is something I will always cherish and as we get older I cherish them even more.  I look back on our time at school and I am reminded about how much growth happened in both us during our college years.  I am excited to share with Hudson the story of how we met and fell in love, the pranks Travis was a part of, how they got back at him for those pranks, the times we led worship together, the classes that taught us so much and gave as an even deeper hunger for God, the events we went to, the friends we made, the roommates we had, Travis' time in the band Vermeer, my trip to India and Europe, and so much more.

We started having breakfast at my friend Ally's house and then we were off to run a 5K with some of my girlfriends and our boys.  I hadn't ran in months, so it felt good to get outside and exercise.  On a side note, one of the things I have always wanted to do is run a half marathon.  My sister, Brooke and I are training to run one this summer and this run was my first day of training. I got new running shoes for Christmas from a place that takes about 20 minutes to analyze the way you run, the shape of your foot, etc. and then they fit you for shoes.  I have never worn a pair of running shoes that fit better than the ones I have now.  It definitely makes a difference.

Hudson and I at the game with our mascot, the Lancer.

Ally, Whitney and Hudson:

My best friend, Amy and our boys:

On Sunday, we went to my sister Brittany's church.  It was awesome to see what God is doing through their church.  They definitely have a community of believers who live life together as they strive to live lives honoring to the Lord.  After church we had a barbeque with family and the Hofschroer's.
*Trever... we had what you refer to as "Taylor's majesty" and it was delicious;)

Hudson was exhausted by the time we got home.  I love it when he sleeps like this... so cute.

Since Travis didn't get back until late on Valentine's Day, we decided to celebrate on Monday.  We woke up and went for a run along the beach and afterwards breakfast at one of our favorite spots across from the pier.

And lastly, yesterday was Travis' brother, Brandon's birthday so we had him over for dinner to celebrate.  We made homemade gluten free pizza and then regular pizza.  The regular pizza was very irregularly shaped.  I couldn't seem to get the dough to roll out into a nice circular shape.  It gave me a new respect for pizza makers ;)

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Good Times

Travis and I went on a date last week and it was absolutely wonderful.  My mom and step dad came down to watch Hudson while we went out to dinner.  We were given a gift certificate to the Chart House in Dana Point, so we were able to dine like a king and queen.  

It was one of my favorite dates we have ever been on.  Our conversation was so good and really just spurred us on to be more Christ like.  I love dates like this.  We dreamed together, reminisced together, shared areas where we desire to grow, laughed together, cried together and just loved on each other.  I am so thankful to the Lord for a husband who loves Christ more than me.  

I told you we ate like a king and queen.  Yum!

After dinner, we walked outside to enjoy the view of the harbor and just spent time praying together.  

Other news in the Collins' home... Hudson is crawling everywhere!  We love it!  He now likes to crawl under his exersaucer instead of being in it.

Moments we cherish:

Also we had a birthday party for Bailey.  =)  Haha... well, it was just a fun excuse for friends and family to get together.  Bailey is Brittany and Taylor's dog and she is now a year old. 
This is her when she was about 2 months old:
Here is a picture of her now:

Eating her birthday cake... oh this makes me laugh.  Britt and Tay got her a cake from the dog bakery here in San Clemente.  I just have to say only in California can you buy a cake for your dog.
Hope you all are having a wonderful week.