However, I discovered the hard way that watching movies in which a baby is born is NOT good for my emotional stability.
Monday, December 22, 2008
We watched "Juno" last night for the first time. Interesting and humorous flick.
Posted by Deb at 4:15 PM
Saturday, December 20, 2008
There is nothing quite like Alabama football.
We were fortunate enough to go to the SEC Championship game in Atlanta... while the results weren't quite what we were hoping for, we watched some great football and almost cheered the Tide to a national championship game.
Posted by Deb at 8:01 AM
Friday, December 19, 2008
Ah Christmas-time. The chill that nips your nose. The crunch of snow underfoot. The smell of the fire lazily burning in the fireplace.
It's 70 degrees in Tuscaloosa.
(No worries... we are leaving Tuesday for Colorado where I'm sure the weather will feel a little more Christmas-like!)
Posted by Deb at 9:32 AM
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
It probably comes as no surprise that we have decided not to send out Christmas cards this year. But know that we still wish our friends and family a joyous Christmas and happiness at the turn of the year.
Many have asked for our new address... I never did get around to sending out "We've Moved!" postcards... and I was tempted just to post it here on the blog, but decided that might be slightly risky. So, if you are in need of the Lauers' Alabama address, just shoot me an email at dlauer28 [at] gmail [dot] com.
Posted by Deb at 3:28 PM
Friday, December 5, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
As we climbed the steps at Bryant-Denny Stadium to reach our seats for the Alabama-Auburn football game, we looked up to see two familiar faces. Jeremy and Charity Scott, friends of ours from St. Louis, were perched on the seats in the row directly behind ours! Jeremy is originally from Tuscaloosa and, believe it or not, his parents have season tickets that just happen to be one row away from ours. Crazy! We enjoyed cheering with them as the Crimson Tide finished the regular season undefeated and shut-out the Tigers from the other side of the state.
Charity and Noah over the summer.
Posted by Deb at 5:20 PM
Thursday, November 27, 2008
In spite of the sadness that continues to interrupt my days, I have much for which I am thankful. I got to spend this year loving my little boy and watching God work in him and through him. My heart overflows with gratitude knowing that Noah is now whole and at peace as he hangs out with Jesus in heaven. And I have a wonderful husband who reminds me of this truth when the tears are rolling down my face.
Happy Thanksgiving to our family and friends. We love you all.
Posted by Deb at 11:07 PM
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
I have been very fortunate to travel with the Alabama volleyball team this season as they go on the road to play against their SEC foes. We are currently in Florida, in a David vs. Goliath type match-up, hoping to show the Gators what we are really made of. It is our last away match of the season with our last home match the Friday after Thanksgiving.
So, as I sit staring at the banners hanging from the ceiling in the arena marking the 16 consecutive years that Florida has made the NCAA tournament in volleyball, it cannot help but feel surreal. Last year at this time, Josh's season with UMSL had already ended and the idea of coaching somewhere else had not entered our minds. Today, he is sitting on the Alabama bench as the assistant coach and coaching against one of the sport's most accomplished head coaches in Mary Wise. Life certainly offers unexpected twists and turns.
The blessings at Alabama have been many. We are glad to be with the Tide.
Posted by Deb at 10:57 AM
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Welcome friends, both old and new.
We have decided to let Noah's story on our other blog stand as a tribute to his life.
You are welcome to visit there as often as you wish...just click on the memory card to the left. I know I am blessed each time a see his sweet little face.
This is simply a new chapter in our journey, as we figure out what life looks like now. Thank you for your continue prayers!
Sunday, November 16, 2008
I came across this video of a car commercial on a really fun blog called Cake Wrecks.
It made me smile and I hope you enjoy it, too.
If you were as amazed as I was by this commercial,
check out the video that shows a little bit more detail about its production!
Posted by Deb at 10:35 AM
Saturday, November 8, 2008
I called St. Louis home for 16 years. So when I had the opportunity to go back for a visit last weekend, it was like food for my soul. My friends loved me well over the weekend and my heart felt almost whole for the first time in months.
Posted by Deb at 3:56 PM
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
The team is currently 9-0 and ranked #1 in the country!
Here are a few pictures from our first home football game:
Posted by Deb at 5:49 PM