Thursday, April 10, 2008

While We Were Out

As you can imagine, while we took a blog break...a few noteworthy events happened in our lives. Instead of including them all in one post...and then failing to post again for some time(not the most popular way to go I've learned), I've decided to spread them out over a few different posts. So, first on my list, and he won't be happy about this, Adam!

Some of you know that Adam had to take his final oral surgery boards in February to become board certified. So naturally he started studying the first weekend in January. And when I say weekend, I mean a few hours on Saturday. So he gets to the Boards in Dallas on Valentines day and sees some of his buddies from his program. They tell him that they've been studying for months and months, they've taken all kinds of review coarses, and two of them that lived in the same state had met up on the weekends to go over different oral surgery case senarios.

So the next day he took the board and we had to wait about 6 weeks to find out.

Of course he passed-we all knew he would. It's official! Adam is now board certified! Yea!

So...a long awaited CONGRATS to the most brilliant man I know. I don't know alot of people who could study as little as he did and still do amazing. He's so awesome!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Guilty As Charged

The charge?

Wreckless abandonment...of my blog.


Up for suggestions...I'm sure something along the lines of a promise to blog more frequently, and I suppose I could offer up an apology for such a delay in an update.'s to my new found effort, to live up to the responsibility of a blog owner.

Oh, and a special thanks to all the pressure from family and friends to get my bootie in gear and get blogging are such loyal viewers.

Love you all!

Friday, January 4, 2008

To one of the Greats!

Happy Birthday to one of the GREATEST people I know. Just wanted you to know that on this special day we were thinking of you!

Oh, and cute pictures! (Be There) You were such a cute kid!

You really are one of a kind. Everyone who knows you, loves you!

Funny story about Robert: Robert was having surgery on his finger. Well the kids and I went to pick him up after it was all done. Upon given the instruction to remind Robert to "buddy tape and elevate" the nurse told me that they all just loved having Robert there for the day. Now I must note here that they made him wait about 6 hours to have his "scheduled" surgery. I don't know about you guys...but after about an hour they would have been telling me not to let the door hit me on the way out! Yet several times she told me "We just really enjoyed having Robert here today, he was such a pleasure to be around." That, my friend, says alot about you! Of course him going off about Opera (while on anesthesia of course) would prove to be quite entertaining....but that is a story for Robert to tell!

Anyway, thanks for letting us celebrate your big day with you!

Happy B-day Roberrrr! We love you!

Friday, December 14, 2007


Christmas time has long been one of my favorite times of year. For most of my life, when the season would near and the anticipation of Christmas grew stronger with every passing day...this is what I would picture:

Christmas as a kid!
There is nothing like it!
And for us was always the same routine.

Dad would send us to bed letting us know that he wasn't able to do much this christmas...and yet christmas morning we would rush downstairs to find present after present almost extending beyond the room. Santa always came...sometimes he had little helpers...sometimes he managed it all by himself. But he always came.

I remember we'd make as much noise as it took to wake dad up. Then, as always, he'd start up the hot chocolate that we'd drink before dividing out the gifts . The big waffle breakfast would follow the much anticipated unwrapping.

As the day draws closer, it makes me think of how, as I've gotten older, christmas has changed a bit.
Of course it becomes more about the spiritual meaning...(but I'm sure if you wanted the sermon on that you would be reading the bible instead of my I'll keep it about the "wordly" christmas)
I'll never forget how christmas felt to me for so many years...but now christmas morning brings a new picture to mind:

It's been fun to see how it's changed for me... teach my kids the true meaning of christmas...

...To build new holiday traditions with my little family... have them experience the 'magic' of christmas... see their excitement that morning...

Now...this is the christmas I live for!

Monday, November 5, 2007

What do you think?

I saw this on a friends blog and thought I'd give it a try.

I guess are kids are a pretty even mix!

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Saturday, November 3, 2007