Thursday, November 26, 2009

It’s a Feast!









Happy Thanksgiving!

We had a fun time playing games and scrapbooking and of course, eating!

Above: Liz, Micah, Kaileb, Melissa, Carl, Tamara, Jack, Xander, Chloe, and Nadia.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Happy 31!


I had a great birthday!  Really, we’ve been celebrating all  month.  T and Cliff and Jack and I went out for yummy sushi at the beginning of the month to celebrate T’s and my birthdays.  My Mom sent my birthday gift early and we’ve been enjoying the partitioned vegetable dish and hors d’oeuvres tray.  Brent sent more tools for my tool box and Jack found me an out of print Occupational Therapy book that I’ve been wanting.

After Jack took me out for waffles, he went to school and I went home to finish packing for a trip to Colorado.  Jack’s dad met us at the airport and drove us home to a great birthday dinner: ribs, baked potatoes, mixed veggies (very yummy –check out the recipe blog for this one), homemade applesauce, and yummy chocolate birthday cake.  Liz and the kids came and we had a great time.  Liz gave me handmade Christmas cards.  So great!  Melissa bought me a church book that I’ve been wanting and Nadia made a woven hot-pad one-handed (she’s in a cast)!

Thanks to everyone for all the birthday calls, texts, tweets, and facebook notes!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Belmont Fun


We’re in the midst of the last semester of classes with just 2 more live weekends to go!  These are my classmates and good friends:  (L to R)  Stephanie, me, Beth, Stacy, & Stacey

We are Bruins!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Castle Cats












Once upon a time Sammy and Sasha were kittens and became good friends.  Unfortunately, Sasha was too “alpha cat” and would push Sammy around according to her princessy whims.

In another kingdom, far, far away, lived a princess named Andrea.  This princess was not snobby like Sasha.  She was the owner of a new castle.   This castle was fancy and fit Andrea to a tee.  The only problem was that her castle did not have a cat.

Sammy, being the gentlemanly cat that he was, was just what Princess Andrea and her castle were in need of.  So, Sammy and his king and queen (Jack and Tamara) made the long journey to visit Andrea’s castle.  Sammy fell in love immediately with the princess and took on the knightly task of exploring the castle.

Poor pushy Sasha was left, with her paws in the air, now that she had no one to give orders to.

Moral:  If you’re mean to your friends, you’ll end up with none.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Andrea’s New House


What a fun weekend! Jack and I drove out on Friday night to spend the weekend with Andrea and to see her new house!!! How fun! We helped trim up the front yard, take out some stray volunteer palm trees, hang light fixtures, hang pictures on the walls... We really got a lot done and had a great time. We had lunch at Red Robin and Jack made us chicken pesto pasta for dinner. Andrea made her traditional princess waffles for breakfast, but with a pumpkinny Fall twist. It was hard to believe the weekend went by so quickly and it was hard to say goodbye.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


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One thing that I have always loved is having music in the home.  I always loved listening to my mom and Jocelyn as they practiced the piano.  It was so nice to have piano for family home evening and Sunday evenings.  I always wanted to play the piano, so that I could bring music to my own home.  I’ve taken lessons on and off through the years and have never put enough effort in to be very good at reading the notes.  The Lord must have been looking out for me, because I got to marry Jack and he brings beautiful music into the home.   Jack likes to play piano for stress relief.  It is so nice when I’m working on homework and he sits down and plays.  It just sweeps all that anxiety and stress right away.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Dr. McPhee and Me


Our dear Dr. McPhee is not known as the most approachable guy. He is, however, our research advisor and must, on occasion, be approached. Yesterday we had some questions for him. When we were done, the following conversation ensued:

(you’ll probably want to click on the comic to enlarge it.)

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Sunday, November 1, 2009

Fancy Fall Fun

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This weekend, instead of staying at a hotel, Beth invited us to stay at her house.  We had such a nice time!  We talked about school and we talked about life.  We made pizza and we relaxed in the hot tub.  Ohhh, how nice.