Wednesday, December 31, 2008

So long 2008?

Everything I'm hearing about 2008 is that people are eager to see it go. My mom taught me to look for the good in all things though. This may be the best advice I've ever received. So, perhaps it wasn't the best year for us, for our country. Here's to looking on the bright side...

Travels to Miami, Chicago, Oklahoma City, Montana, Arizona, Minnesota, Mexico, New York and home.

Orange Bowl victories and National Championship dreams realized.

Tightened belts, but a renewed look at making the best of it.

Celebration of five years of marriage in which I couldn't be more proud.

Struggles for answers, but now with renewed faith.

A niece who brings infinite joy and demonstrates the true definition of unconditional love.

The promise of change.

The love of family.

Loved ones who are willing to embark on a journey to protect our freedoms.

The ability to create with my hands and the guts to put it out there for the world to see.

So many wonderful friends and so many good times.

Sadly, friends who experienced the loss of precious loved ones, but have a renewed appreciation for those that are still with them.

Happily, friends that discovered that wishes for families of their own had come true.

Going into 2009, I've found peace, have hope and know love.

Happy New Year.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008


I stumbled across this video. Not even sure how really, but it sure made me happy.

Merry Christmas everyone.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

A Little Holiday Cheer

Gayle had a little holiday happy hour at her house on Thursday. The "happy hour" turned into quite a party and we stayed past midnight. On a school night. The craziness began when Chris challenged three people to beer drinking chug-offs and Gayle downloaded the same Beyonce song five times on iTunes. Love ya, Gayle. Thanks for a great party!

Sweet Pat and Kara before the games began...

A little cheating going on...after witnessing Chris smoke the others, Brad decided to get a head start on the reigning champ...

So proud...
Then Kara decided to challenge Brad...

Brad didn't let the birthday girl win...

Happy Birthday, Kara!

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Go Jayhawks

Bowl bound again! Another reason to look forward to New Year's Eve! Go Jayhawks.

We suffered through the cold, rain and snow for the KU vs Missouri game. I had convinced myself that we were going to get our asses kicked. Perfect. No expectations.

It ended up being about the best football I've ever seen. Thank goodness we were on the winning end!

Make like a tree

I realize that posts are waaay overdue, so I will do my best to catch up.
I took these pics a few weeks ago when we decided to finally rake our yard. Annie was a little unsure when Chris dove into the pile and disappeared. She went crazy and then attacked him. Pretty funny.

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