Sunday, December 23, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
So, I know that my blog's circle of influence consists strictly of my fav female friends who, for the most part, don't care a whole lot about football, HOWEVER!! This is NOT just about football...this is about Mr. Rileton Curry...my super cool bro who we all know and love...right?? Okay, regardless of your feelings for my brother, PUH-PUH-PUH-PLEEEEEEEEEEASE click this link and vote each week for TRINITY for ESPN's Pontiac Game-Changing Performance of the YEAR!! The top teams will get an invite to the ESPYs!!!! (the link will take you to the "Trinity Miracle" page. Scroll down a bit and you will see a big box in the middle of the page where you can click to go to the ESPN voting page. THEN, just click on Trinity!
Now...For those of you who don't know what the ESPYs are, every notable athlete in every single sport is present. It's basically like..the Grammys of sports. So..it's a big deal. And if Trinity makes it to the top, Riley is pretty much guaranteed a spot to go with his coach..ANNND if he gets a date, one of my lifelong dreams will be within reach!! I'm pretty sure that he would choose Morgan, the love of his life, over me...but I'm TOTALLY willing to pay her out!! Okay...anyway. Just please vote. Not for me, but for all of the Div3 football boys at Trinity who never have and probably never will experience this kind of attention again! How FUN, huh?
k. thanks loves :)
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
I dig it. I think you will too.
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
We were home for The Reidster's playoff game against Texas Football GIANT, Katy High. This is Reid's LAST TIME to head to the center with his fellow captains for a High School coin toss!
At the game I saw Lenny, pretty much the greatest CHS fan ever, at the game annnd Tay Tay, who I hadn't seen in almost 2 years! I miss my soccer girls! Oh, and Lenny and I spent halftime brainstorming ideas for our high school 10-yr reunion! haha...i think we have plenty of time to get THAT thing planned. :) BTW- I'm PRETTY sure my hair was straight when I arrive at the game. Darn humidity!
All of Reidster's biggest fans after the game...AFTER he had showered! What a cute little family portrait :)
- I got to head to Austy for a VERY short time to do a fun presentation at UT (oh how it made me MISS being a Longhorn student!!)
- I got to hang out with Banana for quite a while who I miss a WHOLE heck of a lot!
- I got to go to dinner with LizzyFizzle on her graduation weekend and get the scoop on her life/relationship/future plans! It was SO great to hear how amazing she is doing!
- I got to see my Moo...even if it WAS only for an hour :)
- The Curry Connection was back in action for the weekend and it rocked!
- Brian flew back to NYC for his last out of town phase of training.
- WE SOLD MY CAR!!!!!!!!!! finally! :) Thanks Mer for the selling tips!
- I got to see Kayla at church!!!!! Um...i MISS youuuu!
PRAYER REQUESTS for the week:
- Please pray for an anonymous friend who is going through an EXTREMELY trying time.
- My cousin (in-law) is about to go through a tough divorce. There are 3 kids involved and it is just SO heartbreaking!
- Mer's grandfather, who is expected to sit with Jesus in the near future, and their family
- My friend, Tiffany, who we have been training at APEC. She takes her physical exam on Thursday...the last step to make it into the FBI!! She is SUPER nervous and anxious and excited!
- Safety for my trip to NYC on Friday and for the returning trip for both Brian and me!! CAN'T WAIT TO DO THE NYC CHRISTMAS EXPERIENCE w/the hub!! <3>
Monday, December 3, 2007
A few minutes later our whole place is FILLED with smoke, and the shrill, EAR-PIERCING screech of BOTH smoke detectors is threatening to deafen our whole building. Brian is flipping the switch back and forth trying to figure why the heck it won't work, I'm standing on a chair frantically waving a towel and pillow by the smoke detector to get it to SHUT UP before my eardrums explode, Kerbey has freaked out and is cowering under the chair, Brian and I take turns sprinting to the sink to fill a bucket and douse the fireplace until it has completely flooded over, and Brian and I are suffering from burning eyes/nose and are near the point of suffocating. Not to mention I was worried that the neighbors were going to freak out and that the fire department would be storming through our door at any moment. Well...Brian finally just ripped the smoke alarms out of the ceiling and after a few minutes with all the doors open, the smoke started to dissipate.
We proceeded to rant about how retarded it was that the flue was disfunctional. We made plans to go ranting and raving to the office about how they needed to come fix the flue and make them feel guilty for ruining our morning. Brian went over to dry up some of the water from the fireplace and he goes, "uh... whoops..." So um.... he found the REAL flue switch. We were totally flipping the wrong little metal thingy. So... yeah... "whoops" :) It's not OUR fault the flue switch is tucked away so that you can't even see it!! How much sense does THAT make!? LABELS, people!!! A simple label could have saved us a LOT of trouble this cold, December morning! Oh well... good story to tell right? And definitely made for some good laughs and a humbling moment :) We enjoyed a fire anyway... and Kerbey FINALLY stopped trembling with fear about an hour later.
Moral of the story:
ALWAYS disarm your smoke alarm before building your first fire of the winter. OR...you could always just label your flue switch!
Saturday, December 1, 2007
PS- props to all of my blogging buddies whose elfinations are HYSTERICAL!!!!!!!!! PLEASE go Elf Yourselves, if you haven't already!!
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Kerbey was seriously AMAZING over the weekend. It was our first long-term road trip with her. I had taken her to Nac to see my cousins but only for the day...this was a whole 4 DAYs away from home! Everyone fell in love with her...(duh) Charlie, Brian's little cousin was obsessed with her. He completely exhausted her...which has NEVER happened! We were excited :) She only had...MAYBE 5 accidents the whole weekend (which is unbelievable considering her normal 3 accidents per day trend).
This was Kerbelicious and Charlie ALL DAY LONG on Thanksgiving.
Amy practicing her puppy-sitting skills for when Bistro and me go to NYC!!
Marsh-Marsh, Davey, & Ames babysat her on Saturday while Brian and I road tripped it to H-town to watch The Reidster's playoff game. We trekked through the rain and then sat in it for THREE HOURS!!! Good thing we came prepared with our ski gear, a tarp, approximately 5 raincoats, beanies, gloves, trashbags, rainboots, scarves, and hoods! I SO wish I had a picture of everyone...we looked ridiculous...but it was worth it! The Rangers pulled out a victory. Down by 12 with under 5 minutes left, we came out on top 34-32! UNREAL. Congrats Reidy-boo :) It was awesome to see my parentals, G-momma, Riles and Morgster, and the Reidster. I can't WAIT til Christmas with the Currys!!!
But Thanksgiving with the Bradfords was definitely TOTALLY awesome. All 5 of us Bradfords haven't gotten to spend that much time together in FOREV. Brian and I have been running around like crazy and Amy's a work-a-holic (too busy hanging out with celebrities, planning marathons, and throwing high profile parties for Dallas' finest!).
Anywho- I'm glad to hear how awesome everyone else's T-givs were! I miss all of you LOTS and can't wait to see everyone! I hope we will all be in the Shoog at SOME point over the holidays!!! Til then, God bless, love you, ...holla :)
Friday, November 23, 2007
So a couple of weeks ago I started working on my Christmas gift list. I do this every year in an attempt to start my Christmas shopping EARLY...so that I don't become "one of those people". You know the ones I'm referring to... the "ones" who are running around at 10:30pm on Christmas Eve to find that last minute gift, which they're OBVIOUSLY not going to find because it's been sold out since 2 weeks after Thanksgiving, so they get stuck with the classic (and lame) gift card. Not that I'm dissing the gift card...it's a beautiful thing...but if you can't come up with something personal and original for a family member... okay...I digress.
Back to my Black Friday adventure. I had every intention of getting up at 5:30 to head out, and well, I got half of it right. I got up at 5:30...to let Kerbey outside to take care'o'bidness...and went back to bed :) I tried again at 7:00, but decided I would just shop online. I could have SWORN I heard that online sales are even better than the in-store sales. Um...whoever gave me that bit of sadly mistaken advice is on my bad list. SO...after an hour of scouring the internet for anything even RESEMBLING a good deal, I armored up. I put on tennis shoes, a baseball cap to hide my greaseball of a head, and Brian's extra large "scrub jacket". I figured looking this nasty would clear the aisles enough for me to get my shopping done quickly! Actually...I was just WAY too tired to do anything to improve myself. Sooo...off I went...my first Black Friday shopping trip EVER! (my mom and i have NEVER been big on the idea of shopping at the exact same time as 8million other people.)
Needless to say, 3 hours later I returned home with a trunk full of AWESOME gifts, a 1/2 tank less than when I left (I have yet to create a mental map of Lufkin), and a LOT more still in my bank account than I could have imagined! Who knew shopping could be so fun...and COMPETITIVE??
So...all that goes to say...God Bless Black Friday :) It's my new fav holiday!
Thursday, November 22, 2007
MERRY THANKSGIVING to all...I love you! :)
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
I stumbled across this story while on my daily ESPN.com surfing trip :) It's exciting to hear stories like this....stories about people who are taking advantage of the size of their circle of incluence to increase God's Kingdom...without having to be in the spotlight. Pretty inspiring! Check it out...even if you DON'T like football!! ;o)
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
So anyway...I've been googling all morning, and I have diagnosed her with "Kennel Cough", which I think she got (ironically) from the VET!!! grrr... When we went last week there was a nasty mangy looking dog who was basically coughing up a lung the whole time. I tried to keep Kerbey away from him, but he was in the waiting room. There was no way to hide her from his nasty little germs. EW!
I'm not taking her to the vet yet... instead, I'm proceeding with a more... holistic approach.
A few different herbs and some honey will HOPEFULLY do the trick and save us from a third vet visit in as many weeks! We'll see how it pans out :)
Does this count as being a "mom" ? ;)
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Saturday, November 3, 2007