Monday, January 05, 2009

Thanksgiving in NYC

Thanksgiving in New York City was wonderful! It was great to spend time with the whole Weichbrodt clan who were so loving and generous to us. And now we can't wait till we get to go back again!

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

So I'm just sitting here on the couch next to Josh...

....and it reminds me that I love, love, love my husband!

Monday, July 28, 2008

A few new titles…

So apparently I have abandoned my blog. Leading up to the wedding I kept on saying to myself, “after the wedding I’ll get back on it right away with all my wedding pictures, and all the fun stories, and basically I’ll be a blogging superstar!” …and then real life happened, and all of a sudden it’s been over 2 months since I’ve blogged. But the thing is, there are so many changes and wonderful things, where could one even start? So in lieu of a writing a book for my few readers (but don’t worry I’ll add pictures soon!), here are a few of the new titles I’ve acquired in the past 2 months:

1. CORINNE ELISABETH MATHER—the name change is official! Corinne Chapell no longer exists in the United States of America…weird!
2. SISTER-IN-LAW—to 3 amazing new siblings
3. MASTER TRAVELER--in one month we traveled to/from the following destinations: St. Louis, MO; Buena Vista, CO; Colorado Springs, CO; back to St. Louis; Chattanooga, TN; Atlanta, GA; IKEA (yes, this does count as a destination); back to Chattanooga; Honolulu, HI; Fortworth, TX; and finally back home to Chattanooga.
4. GEORGIA RESIDENT—I’m not so proud of this one, but I’ve surrendered my beloved St. Louis/Missouri license and have a brand, shiny new Georgia license with my name spelled wrong on it. Can you tell how excited I am?
4. HOMEMAKER—so maybe this is still in progress….but…I mean…we’ve got fancy-schmancy window treatments…so that counts, right?
5. MOM—just kidding! No, we are NOT pregnant, but I did get a job as a nanny for 2 amazing little cuties!

And my favorite:

6. WIFE—yeah, this one’s pretty much incredible!

(oh yeah, and I'm in process of putting up pictures, but if you want a preview of the wedding shots, go to and scroll down until you see us!)

Sunday, June 01, 2008

J. Mather

So while Josh and I were at the game today (in freakin' amazing seats I might add--thanks Johanna!) we discovered one more thing to love about the Cardinals--they have a new player named J. Mather. So what if they pronounce it wrong and his name is "Joe" instead of "Josh"...we still think it's pretty cool...and we're just waiting till the Cardinals' Mather proves himself so he has his own jersey made (yes, I'm the loser that wants it). But I've decided, that my J. Mather, and their J. Mather have a lot in are just a few similarities:
1. M-A-T-H-E-R...duh!

2. Tall and skinny:
mine--6'; 165ish lb
theirs--6'4"; 195 pounds lb

3. Both are lefties....(ok, maybe that's a lie, but we can pretend, right?)

4. An amazing talent to often and as dramatically as possible...all in the name of sports.

Friday, May 30, 2008

a few little updates...

So for the past few weeks my life has been a little crazy, but someday there will be time again for free blogging and catching up with friends without questions like, "are you nervous yet?" being involved. But for now, here are a few things that have happened...

1. Taught 9th graders all about safe sex while reading Romeo & Juliet...
here's my classroom below...)

2. Explained to my 11th graders countless times that no, I'm not their friend--I'm their teacher.

3. Josh and I went to our first prom (oh, yes, we're finally 'old' enough to chaperon things like that.)

4. Graduated...and spoke at graduation...

5. 3 wonderful showers with friends from Chattavegas, from St. Louis, and from the Seminary!

5. Came back to St. Louis, went back to Chattanooga, came back to St. Louis in less than 2 weeks--all in the name of wedding planning of course!!!

6. Planned (and am still planning) a wedding so we can finally be Mr & Mrs!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Love it!

In the words of my future sister-in-law...

" A former Jenkins, now Chapell. A current Chapell, future Mather. A former Mather, now Weichbrodt."

A beautiful thing how it all comes together--am I right!!

Friday, May 02, 2008


So in the midst of everything else going on in our lives, Josh and I didn't want to forget that yesterday was our 1-year anniversary of when we started dating. So we took our date night and went to Tony's down in the Bluff View Art District--a new spot for me--and got some time to just enjoy each other after a very busy couple of weeks.

A year ago, after finally having the go-ahead to date (you know, that whole student-staff thing having gotten in the way before that point), we went on our first official date to Rembrandts, and fairly awkwardly decided that, yes, we were dating, and, yes, we could call each other boyfriend and girlfriend. At that point we finally started telling some friends and the girls on my hall (who promptly started screaming, tackling me, etc.) which was absolutely wonderful. The days following May 1 last year, were of the most exciting and fun times during my time at Covenant.
Now a year later, we're engaged (35 days baby!) and falling more in love every day!