Friday, November 23, 2007

Black Friday

Walmart, Circuit City, Target, Michael's and the mall...those were the stores I visited this morning starting at 5am...

I met up with my friend Erin at 7am in Michaels and after gathering lots o' decorating tidbits, we fortified our energy at Panera and then hit the mall. At Bath and Body Works, a lady asked us if we were all done with our Christmas shopping...Erin and I laughed, cause we really ended up shopping for ourselves (I did get my sister a pink vacuum cleaner (hence the Walmart trip)- as she requested, and my Dad gets something, I'll do my shopping in AZ).

Here are some pics of my now-festive casa/dom/house...

Christmas decorations 2007


Well another Thanksgiving come and gone. Mine was great, how was yours? I spent the day the Miller's house...they are one of my surrogate families here in Houston...they didn't really have a choice, I just adopted them :). I so love hanging out with them. Good food, lots of laughs, energetic games of Catch Phrase and Scrabble and us gals pouring through the Black Friday ads...what more could you ask for? So many things to be thankful for...

Thanksgiving 2007

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Let's GO DYNAMO!!!!!

Well, folks, for the second year in a row, the Houston Dynamo have clenched the MLS Cup with a 2-1 victory over New England Revolution (can anyone say deja vu?). It's all about the orange!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

5K Frenzy

I did it! I ran my first 5K today! I ran the whole way ( I stopped to walk briefly while asking someone if I was going the right direction). I didn't finish last either! I also signed up to run the Houston Marathon 5k (keywords in that statement being "5k"- lest anyone thing I am more athletic than I really am).

Afterwards, to cool off, my friend Stephanie and I walked the course it really was a 10k! Next up...The Reindeer Run 5k in December....bring it on!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Dun duh dun dun

I've been sucked into the world of Facebook...uh oh...but I'm talking to some friends from high school, which is really cool...especially considering my 10 year reunion is just around the corner

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Project Status

So, just in case anyone was on pins and needles to know where I am with those projects I mentioned a few weeks back...I have designed my Christmas cards and have most of the supplies and I am on chapter 10 of "Moby Dick". I really need to get started on those bookcases...

Church Picnic

Yesterday was our church's been two years since the last one. Cecil and Carla Shy rocked the organization on this one! There were "potato sack" races, tug-of-war, and relay races for the kids (very Anne-ish :) ) and a volleyball game and a softball game for the adults. And there was a moonwalk (you know those blow-y uppy things that you can jump on?). Although once the kids left to tackle the relay races, some of us "big girls" took our turn jumping around :).

Here are some pics (just click the picture to go to the album)

Nov07 Church Picnic

Aunt update

Thank you all for your prayers for my aunt...keep them coming! The tumors are responding really well to the chemo. They are shrinking! Whoo hoo! She's got another round of chemo coming up and then surgery will be discussed.

Last Sunday...

So I am a little behind in posting...last Sunday I went over to the Axelson's for lunch after church. The Lunsfords were there and we had a good time hanging out, chatting, eating really good food, and playing with the kiddos.

Mikaela likes to try on everyone's shoes..included my high-heeled boots. I was afraid she would break her little ankle, but she did really well...must come with the chromosomes...

Mikaela...very pleased with herself

Melissa L. and his Cookie Monster pose

But I'm a baby too! Nathaniel, Mikaela, and Elijah