Weekend, Friends, and iPhones

Nothing too exciting to report here. We had an average run-of-the-mill weekend. Made infinitely better (as always) by some quality time with friends. Friday night we had some friends over to watch a movie and eat snacks. I made these:

And they were epic. I’ve loved donut muffins for awhile, but add Nutella? Perfection. They were so good that I made them again for a snack for small group on Sunday.

Saturday morning I had coffee and quality time¬†with some girls from our small group. It was so much fun and made me wish we could do it more often. Like every weekend? How does that sound, girls? ūüėČ

We decided to do a relaxed and casual date Saturday night and went to Bull City Burger and Brewery for burgers–beef and bacon for Corey and their amazing bean burger for me.

Sunday night we were reunited with our small group, and honestly I don’t think we realized how much we missed these people. We had so much fun sharing and laughing and being serious and just¬†laughing…a lot. How did we get by without you guys this summer? We are so looking forward to a great year learning and growing with you all.

It’s always a little sad when the week starts again. How do the weekends fly by so fast? I’m currently delaying the return to reality by attempting to make a decision between these two iPhone cases:

Effective, right? (And yes, I do in fact have an obsession with navy and white…)

Have a great week, everyone!



Newlywed Weekend

This weekend we went to PA to spend time with my sister Bonnie and her husband Mark. They got married 3 months before we did and this was our first time spending time together as married couples. It was a lot of fun! The only downside was that it was such a quick trip and I felt like we didn’t get to spend nearly enough time with M & B.

This was also our first road trip as a married couple.

Even though Corey looks pretty somber here, we really were looking forward to the time together in the car. I think I made Corey talk more than he’s ever talked in one weekend. He’s probably exhausted today. Sorry about that, husband! It’s just that I rarely have you trapped in one place with me for 7 hours.

Here are some more pictures from our adventures this weekend

Picnic at the Yellow Breeches at Messiah College. It was so fun to be there with Corey! So many great memories of my four years there.


After our picnic we went to Hershey’s Chocolate World to see how chocolate is made! This was Bonnie and Mark’s fifth time at Chocolate World (see the “5” in their picture?), and Mark is still¬†fascinated with all the “real” chocolate.

We also got some AMAZING chocolate at the end–because what’s a trip to Hershey if you don’t get some chocolate out of the deal–and a gift to take home for Jon and Jess who were so sweet to walk Sammy while we were away.

We also spent a lot of time playing with Spencer, Bonnie and Mark’s cute little kitten, and eating delicious meals Bonnie made for us.

Thanks for such a great weekend, Watsons! We enjoyed every minute and can’t wait to do it again!



First Post

So we’re newlyweds. And we’re excited. About marriage, about life, and about the potential and seemingly endless possibilities ahead of us. It seemed fitting to start a blog to remember this time and to share with family and friends. I don’t have the best track record with blogging, so we’ll see how long this lasts. For now, here’s something that we’ve been loving this week:


(Photos and slideshow by Brian Fleming Photography)