Sunday, June 15, 2008


DJ and I came to St. Louis on Thursday.  Just after we arrived to the city, DJ told me that he had a big surprise.  We headed to the train station and boarded a train for Chicago.  After a maddening 8 hour trip due to MANY delays we arrived.  My best friend and her husband and baby have lived here for the last four or five years so DJ made plans for us to come visit.  We have had a fabulous time and I will be sad to leave tomorrow, but we still have lots of fun in store as we travel back to St. Louis tomorrow and celebrate our anniversary on Tuesday.  
On another note, we have good news (no we aren't pregnant)!  We got an offer on my mom's house!!! Whoop!  Praise God!  If you think about it, please pray that everything works out so that we can get rid of our second house payment.  (Although, I know that it will be really sad for me to say good-bye to my mom's house.)  If everything goes well, we will go to San Antonio for the fourth to clean out the house and then we will close on the 10th.  Pray all goes well!  I will keep you posted!  

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

DJ's on Oprah!

Instead of working on my research for the class that I am taking I was playing on the computer today and found something funny. DJ has a good friend that writes a blog read by people all over the country and this was his post just after we got engaged almost 3 years ago...DJ and I are about to celebrate our 2 year anniversary, so I thought this would be an appropriate post for this month. Enjoy!

My friend and old roommate DJ Gililland just got engaged. When asked how much he loved Andrea, this was his response:
Congrats, D.J.

God's Big Backyard

I wish I had pictures or videos to share our latest experience in God's Big Backyard. DJ and I have spent the week at Vacation Bible School as the emcees and we are having a blast. Each night we work with 2 teenage brothers to produce a skit and then we spend the rest of the evening dancing and singing in the music rotation. I can't even tell you how tired we have been each night! Last night we had to video our final night of skits because we won't be there to perform. I so wish that we could see a video of outtakes. The brothers (14 and 17) are a dog and squirrel and for that night's skit they had the most lines. It was so funny watching them try to remember as the 17-year-old had a full dog costume on and the 14-year-old is wearing a kangaroo head (that is supposed to be a squirrel). They have been great sports about the whole thing and they have cracked us up nightly, but tonight will be our last night as "Alex and Stan in God's Big Backyard" because we leave for St. Louis in the morning! I will try to post the video if I can get my hands on it. The best part was watching the squirrel try to nonchalantly read his lines off the floor.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Messy Painter

If you see me anytime soon and you wonder why my hands look a little dirty it is because I have been a painting maniac! We have some friends that are about to welcome their third precious little girl into the world so we have been helping them get some painting finshed before the baby comes (probably this weekend!)... and then I got all inspired and decided to paint the last room in our house that I hadn't yet painted. That room is pretty much finished today and needless to say, I am a mess! I think I even have paint on my tummy! I can't help it, I am just a messy painter! So be warned that if you ever need some help painting I will be happy to help, but I am not the neatest person that you could choose.

I leave in the morning to go to Dallas for 3 days for a class. I am still working on my masters and HSU offers a few classes in the Metroplex. The same class is also being offered here, but it meets everyday. The class in the Metroplex only meets 2 different weekends so that works much better with our busy June. We leave next week for St. Louis for 10 days or so. I am SO excited!!! DJ has his annual convention there this year so we are going out 5 days early for our anniversary. He says that he has big surprises in store and I CAN'T WAIT!!! Hope you are enjoying your summer also!