Monster Mash-Up

Happy Halloween!!!

In honor of Halloween I have put together a little Monster Mash-up. Click here to enjoy. It may take a few seconds to upload so be patient. It is definitely worth it:)

Trunk or Treat

Mike & I spent this past Sunday night at church for our annual "Trunk or Treat" event. Mike & I don't have any children, but we absolutely love the 6 children that are in our life group and we wanted to see them all dressed up. So we grabbed our camera and headed to church for this sugar crazed evening.

Here are pictures of our favorite little ones!

Ninja Boy

Bob the Builder

Spider Man & Super Man

Silvermist & Sleeping Beauty

Run 4 Mercy

This past Saturday Mike & I, along with our friends Amy, Rebekah, & Brad, participated in the Run 4 Mercy 5K. This 5K benefited Mercy Ministries which is a national biblically-based program that helps women ages 13-28 overcome life-controlling problems such as: drug & alcohol addiction, depression, eating disorders, unplanned pregnancy, physical & sexual abuse, and self-harm. We were so happy to be able to help out such a great cause!

As far as the race goes, we all did really well on our time. This course was definitely one of the harder 5K courses that I have run. It had a ton of steep hills, so it was challenging to say the least. No matter how hard the course, we are hooked. Mike & I already have our next 5K picked out. It will be the Dunkin' Donuts 5K on November 7th benefiting cancer research.

Searcy High School Class of...

This past weekend Mike & I traveled back to Searcy to enjoy our high school reunions. It just so happened that Mike's 20 year reunion was the same weekend as my 10 year reunion. So for those of you who are just now figuring it out, yes...Mike & I are 10 years apart. Anyway, this "double booking" actually worked out quite nice. Even though we both had events scheduled for the same time but different places on both Friday night & Saturday night, we just split our time.

Our two reunions were completely different, but they both were a lot of fun. I knew a few weeks before the reunion that not very many people had RSVP'd for my reunion. So I was prepared for it to be a small turn out. Mike's class we weren't sure how many to expect, and in the end I was blown away by how many people showed up for his.

Friday night we tailgated with Mike's class before the Homecoming football game. During the game we sat with a dozen or so of my classmates. Our agenda for Saturday, was a morning tour of the high school and then Saturday night were the more formal parties. Mike's reunion on Saturday night was at the Country Club and mine was at the Tea Room. Even though we had to bounce from reunion to reunion we both had a great time getting to catch up with everyone. And a big thanks goes out to all of those who helped plan both reunions!

Mike's Reunion:

Michelle's Reunion:

Asheville, North Carolina

A couple of weeks ago our life group traveled to Asheville, North Carolina for a much needed kid-free getaway. While in Asheville we toured the Biltmore Estate, ate at some really great restaurants, did a little hiking, and enjoyed kid-free conversation.

Here are a few pictures that were taken at the Biltmore. The Biltmore property is 8,000 acres. The main attractions on the property include the main house, a winery, creamery & stable, and the gardens & conservatory.

After spending all day on the Biltmore property we headed to downtown Asheville to eat dinner. The restaurant we decided to eat at did not take reservations, so while we waited on our table we did a little bit of shopping and enjoyed a very eclectic drum "performance". This "performance" was more like a jam session than anything else. It reminded me of the scene in the movie "The Visitor" where the main characters take their drums to Battery Park in NYC and join other drummers that are already there playing.

The energy at this park was amazing. There were all different kinds of people, children, & dogs and everyone was enjoying just being there. There were definitely lots of free spirits in attendance that night.

Janna and I posed for a quick picture at the sculpture in the park.

This was the view from our living room window in our Cabin!

This is the picture from our last night in Asheville. We actually ate at a restaurant in Black Mountain, NC called the Cellar Door.

Unfortunately, our entire life group wasn't able to make this trip and I can't finish this post without letting Josh & Karina know they were greatly missed!

He Kicks, He Scores!

It has been so crazy at the Organ household! I am so far behind on blogging and I am hoping to have several new posts up within the week. So I will start with this post about one of the cutest kids we know.

A few weeks ago, Mike & I were invited to go watch our nephew play soccer. This is his first season to play, and this was the first opportunity we had to watch him play. I primarily took pictures the whole time, but more often than not, I did find myself yelling just as loud as all the parents. It was amazing how much fun we had watching these little 5 year olds run around trying to kick a ball:)

Here are a few pictures of this precious boy having fun!

Where's Waldo?

No the real question is where are Mike & Michelle? This picture was on the front page of this weeks Brentwood Journal. The pic was taken right as the South Nash Dash 5K was starting. Mike and I are in the picture somewhere, if you can't find us you can refer to this post to see what we were wearing. Also, I can't finish this post without giving a big thanks to our friend Karina who called to tell us we were front page news:)