Monday, January 21, 2008

I'm Back!

There's been a lot on the docket lately,
and I've been a bad blogger.
Way behind.
It's almost too much to catch up on appropriately.
So, I've made the executive decision
to dole out a few highlights
and move on to the present day.
Afterall, old news makes you snooze! :)

Here's a super-quick, in-snippets-recap. . .

-- Finished up the semester -- pretty pleased with my grades.
(Another one down! One full year to go.)

-- Dog sat Tate for two weeks. Didn't want her to go home!
(Norah L-O-V-E-S Miss Tater.)

Here she is, in all of her dachshund cuteness.

-- Finished getting ready for Christmas.
(Shopping for D, wrapping, grocery shopping, cooking, etc.)

-- Did the holiday thing at home - just us.
(Seemed very quiet this year.)

Snuggling with Tate and Kills on Christmas Eve night.
They wanted to go to sleep early so Santa would come!


How cute is this? Snug-as-a-bug-in-a-rug!
Seeing them together, especially when they're standing up
is a sight -- They're close to the same color, but Killian literally
weighs 90, yes ninety, pounds more than Tate. Hilarious.



Here's Norah in her Christmas morning outfit!
Anne Hector (Jen Truman's mom) made Killian
awholebuncha these last year. K takes them right off,
but Norah will hang around in them. So cute!


And just a cute one of my boy. He's a little out of focus,
but I liked the perspective. Having our babies (and Tate)
made the Christmas weekend.

-- My 30th - Kind of a strange birthday this year.
(All the calls from my favorite people absolutely made the day!)
Didn't do much. Shopped a bit (Banana Republic sale!)
and had lunch and dinner with David.
For me this year, it was less about celebration
and more about taking some time to reflect.
Perhaps a bit cliche sounding for a milestone birthday,
but that's just where I was. I've learned
I'm way better off when I embrace the feeling.
It keeps me honest.
Sometimes you just have to slow down
and let yourself feel it.
I've been doing a lot of thinking lately.

-- And then we all jumped into 2008!
NYE Day, I went to lunch with Lindsay and Jenn.
Then Jenn and I caught a movie (The Golden Compass).
The Morenos came over for NYE.
D made dinner, and we all played the Wii that
Linds and Michael brought over. SO FUN.
BTW, I kick total ass at boxing on the Wii.
Real live boxing, on TV with sweaty boys -- not for me.
But Boxing on the Wii -- AWESOME!!
Playing that game was the most fun I'd had in weeks.
Totally needed the hysterical laughing it provided!
I now see what all the buzz is about.


David, swing batter!


Michael and me, watching the show.


Me, the boxing champion! : )


I guess I had some aggression to take out --
My opponent didn't stand a CHANCE!


I AM VIC-TOR-I-OUS!!!

Alright, enough horsin' around.
It's time for the countdown . . .


The Morenos with less than four minutes to go 'til midnight!


The Links in the final seconds of 2007.


CHEERS EVERYONE!
We hope you have a wonderful 2008!

-- I kicked off the new year by going to the Titanic Exhibit at
the Phoenix Science Center. (One of my goals this year is
to make an effort to go to more shows, performances, exhibits,
and galleries.) It was pretty impressive. (Unfortunately, no
pictures allowed.) If you ever have a chance to go, jump on it!

That's it for now.
I hope all is well with all of you!

3 comments:

Kim Kwan said...

OK you....HAPPY BIRTHDAY (late!)! 30's rock, but 40's are even better! Live them loud!!

Also, had to say those photos of Killian and Tate are jsut AWESOME...so freakin' cute, the two red-heads all snuggied up togeher!

Now...you need to spill about the new Internship AND who is the cutest boy in teh whole world?!?!? ;-p

Lindsay Teague said...

yay...you're back. Hope your day at the office is awesome! How cool that you have a day at the office??? Love you, Sammy Davis Junior!

LT

Jen said...

I have to add my two cents - glad your back. Those hummingbirds flappin their tiny little wings were making me tired.