Tuesday, March 25

Old project

This post is for mom h...I never got around to posting these pics before.
Here's the hutch you gave us and we have added "our touch" as you said.
It is working great! We changed the knobs to silver & gave it a new background.


Monday, March 24

Spring Break

Well, Andrew is back to school this week and I now am on spring break!
Here's a peek at the project Andrew completed during his break.
new shelf that Andrew cut, built & painted.
We needed more room for our coffee fetish!
we also got a new hanging light for the kitchen.

Thursday, March 20

Happy Easter

One of my favorite things about Virginia is the trees that bloom with flowers.
They are so beautiful, though they do not last very long!

the sky was so blue here! I didn't even digitally enhance it!
We are excited to celebrate Easter this Sunday.
We have a great service planned at church.
We love & serve a God who is ALIVE!
Behold the Lamb

Behold the Lamb
Silent before His accusers
As thorns are pressed into His brow
They lift Him up
Oh see the spikes that hold Him
Redeeming blood flows down
But look again
The cross stands empty now
And He is risen

Behold the Lamb
Carrying all our transgressions
He freely takes our place
Endures the lash
The mocking and the laughter
Of those He dies to save
But look again
The cross stands empty now
And He is risen!

Behold the Lamb
See Him crowned with glory
Behold the Lamb
Cast your crowns before Him
Crying Holy Holy is the Lamb.

Mark Altrogge © 2000 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI)

Tuesday, March 18

Weekend trip

Since Andrew is on spring break this week (yeah!), we took advantage of having a free weekend and went to see his parents. We had a very nice & relaxing day.
(until the tornado warnings started coming!)

the dog immediately assumes you want to scratch her belly!

Andrew's lonely old tire swing

working with his dad on our next house project (to be revealed later)

back on the road in the rain :(

Tuesday, March 11

Walk for Life

Many of you know I volunteer at The Crisis Pregnancy Centers of Tidewater. Their annual fundraiser the Walk for Life is coming soon! I want to ask anyone that lives in this area to consider being a Walker themselves or anyone to support Andrew & I through a pledge donation.

There are 3 walks this year to accommodate everyone's schedule: Saturday, April 19th is at Mt. Trashmore. There will be face painting, clowns, a big bounce, and games for the kids! Saturday, May 3rd is at The Virginia Zoo in Norfolk. This is an excellent one for families as the immediate family all gets free admission to the zoo for the day! Saturday, April 26th is at First Baptist Church of Suffolk. Andrew & I will be doing the Walk at Mt. Trashmore as we will be out of town for the other 2. For anyone that does not feel physically able to do a "Walk", you can still collect donations and have a part in this event and you don't have to do the actual Walk. Also, let me stress, the Walks do not have a specific end time, and once you start you can take as leisurely pace as you would like. Especially at the Zoo, you are free just to enjoy looking at the animals and enjoying a free Zoo day.

How do I get involved? Go to http://www.cpcfriends.com/ and click on Walk for Life. There you can register for the event and download a WFL brochure which will tell you exactly how to begin raising pledges for this event.

As we stressed a couple weeks ago in church, there are around 9,000 abortions happening in the Tidewater area each year. Many of these women are terminating their pregnancies because they believe they have no other choice. CPC is there to give hope, love & support, to those who need it the most. The Crisis Pregnancy Centers reached about 900 women last year and were able to give support and help to many women who were considering ending their pregnancies. The Centers offer pregnancy testing & ultrasounds, baby & maternity items, options counseling, and parenting classes all for free! The Centers want to reach more women this year! This event is your chance to help on the front lines in the battle for these little ones who do not have a voice. Last year this event had 600 walkers and raised $140,000. Their goal this year is to have 1,000 walkers!

Email me for more info or to make a pledge: aandkhughes@msn.com

Monday, March 3

I am feeling spring!

I have decided that winter is officially over and I am sincerely hoping I am right! Saturday was the first time in several months that we've been able to get out and just enjoy being outside! We plan to spend every second we can (translation: our saturday nights) outside from now on .
We spent the evening in downtown Norfolk, enjoying the water, and seeing some very cool neighborhoods that were built in the 1600's. There were even some original cobblestone streets. We hadn't seen this part of Norfolk before, and it was just great to spend a couple of hours outside and not be freezing!
(I know those of you in the north are thinking we're big wimps, and I have to say...yes...we are!)