Friday, August 29, 2008

Our (My) New Car

Hello and welcome to our humble little webode,

We have recently added a new member to our family, a beautiful 6 lb (read: cylinder) Honda Accord. Is it a hybrid? Well, kinda. It's a hybrid of leather and metal. It's a hybrid of sleek and stylish. It's a freakin' hybrid of affordable and reliable. Ok, I may be getting carried away... : )

After much laser-focused attention and research, I found a car that can carry me safely to work and back with a more reasonable and economical impact on the environment. Born in California, we expect it will see it's birthplace when we return for Lynn's clinicals next year.

My favorite feature, you ask? Why, I admit, it's the dual-climate air conditioning: one for the driver, one for the passenger. A certain person we know (hint, hint) likes to turn the A/C on. Also, I may (repeat, may) become a XM-radio addict as it is included with the vehicle.
"Are you worried that the sunroof will muss up your hair before important social functions?" I get this question all the time from the press. I like to say - No. I use a hair gel imported from Germany. It is very strong. And disciplined. No issues there. Next question?

Since Lynn isn't proofreading this and it's likely my last post on our blog for a while, I'd like to give a shout out to the silent majority who have supported us in our webode by posting comments (hint, hint) about our pictures and our clever and witty captions in our blog. Each comment is like an entry in the lottery of karma, so, as Ghandi once said, "Feel free to post twice". : )

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Matt's 35th Birthday Party

Yes, 35. No, that's not a typo!

I know, it's hard to believe.
Living proof that some things get better with time.

Of course I had to outfit Matt and Mom in TCU paraphernalia.

On the eve of Matt's birthday we had some friends over to our house to celebrate. Together we enjoyed a fun game of Bolo (or ladder ball), some great drinks (Cristy-thank for the Mojitos!) and tasty Texas BBQ (thanks to Big D). You can tell that we are getting older as most of our friends now have kids. They add another level of entertainment for us all.

Happy Birthday Sweetheart! I look forward to sharing so many more with you!

And, as usual, thanks to Mom for helping out with all of the party details and food. I couldn't do it without you!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Rah Rah TCU!!

Rif, Ram
Bah, Zoo
Lickety, Lickety
Zoo, Zoo
Who, Wah
Wah, Who
Give'em Hell TCU!!

I was told at Frog Camp in 1999 that this TCU cheer is one of the oldest in the NCAA. I've never forgotten it and recently helped my new class to learn it on our first day. Yes, I back in college! It's a little different this time but I have to admit that it is nice to be at my alma mater.

On August 22nd I started my graduate education at Texas Christian University-School of Nurse Anesthesia and officially became a RRNA (resident registered nurse anesthesist).

A few years have passed between these two TCU ID cards.

My first day of graduate school. My mom was here and took my picture. Matt left me a sweet note in my lunch!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Baby Isaac is here!

Our wait is over! Isaac Alan was born on Sunday, August 17th. He was a healthy 7 pounds, 4 ounces and 19 1/2 inches long. That was really good considering he was over three weeks early.

Jill was diagnosed with antiphospholipid syndrome (which is a blood clotting disorder). When she became pregnant with Isaac she had start taking medicine and he became a high risk pregnancy. Her original due date was September 11th, but her physician wanted to induce her early, so Aug. 22nd was the decided date. While I was on vacation, Jill called and said that they were going to induce even earlier since her amniotic fluid was low. So, on the morning of the 16th she went into the hospital and a day and a half later she was holding her healthy baby boy.
Today I got to spend some time with them. Both Mom and Baby are doing exceptionally well! HE IS PERFECT!

Congratulations Jill & Adam on your handsome baby boy!

Catching up

Okay faithful blog readers--I am back! It's been over a month since I have posted but don't worry. I'll catch you up on everything that has been happening in our lives.
I am going to post date the blogs so that I can keep them in chronological order, so look back...

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Family Vacation - Rehoboth Beach - 2008

On Saturday we packed up the cars and headed up to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware (about 4 hours from Northern VA).
On our way we made the obligatory stop and Elmer's Market were they have some of the freshest produce in the area. There we bought peaches, corn, bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, potatoes, cucumber, blueberry pie and jams. Which lasted us most of our week.

Once we arrived at the rental house we quickly unpacked. Mom started cooking Girl Scout Tacos and Kristen made some wonderful drinks "Pain Killers"!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Family Vacation 2008

Yesterday (Thursday) we flew from DFW to Washington Regan. We were running a little late, but luckily our flight was delayed twice. We arrived late to DC where Matt's dad picked us up from the airport and drove us to their house in Reston, VA. We didn't have any plans for Friday and everyone had to work so Mom, Matt and I decided to go to our favorite burger joint and also went to the Arlington, VA County Fair.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Waiting for baby Isaac

Only weeks before baby Isaac is due we got together at the Rose Garden Tea Room. Jill and her mother-in-law Stacy, my mom and I enjoyed some girl time and ooh & ahh-ed over some cute baby things!

I made this blanket for Isaac and will take it to them when he gets home from the hospital.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Cassie's Bridal Shower

WEDDING BELLS & COCKTAILS to celebrate the upcoming marriage of Cassie & Johnny was held at my house on Saturday, August 2nd.

We enjoyed food, friends, family, games and gifts.