Monday, December 29, 2008
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Today at the gym I had my very first (not to mention, very BOLD) "Are you pregnant?" It made me happy!
I like calling my belly a "her" instead of "it".
Since I can't do an all-over dye on my hair during pregnancy, I am SERIOUSLY considering getting my hurr did...by a professional. The roots are OOC, and if I highlight it myself without putting some darker color in it first, I'll look nice and trashy.
An email I received today from Parents.com informed me that as a pregnant woman, I need to do the following:
- Get a pedicure.
- Get my hurr did.
- Buy some new lingerie
I'm surrrre that #s "1" and "2" can be arranged...however, I'll edit #3 a bit and just get a new bra since most of mine don't fit anymore! Life with boobs is interesting...I'll have to share a funny little story about that next time.
Merry Thursday to all, and to all a GOOOOODnight :)
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
The old gang + 2 new additions (B & Jules) - Reidling
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Every year, the Curry and Freede fams go on our Annual Easter Camping trip to Pedernales Falls. This is from Easter 2007, when we were forced to keep approx 25 people in a little house on the the Agan's ranch because the weather was so terrible. It SNOWED, we lost power, we played lots of mafia, and just acted a fool. It was awesome...and me and Nug obviously thoroughly enjoyed the snow (as you can see!)
So...now I tag: Ivy, Jamie Blackburn, Nug, & Loobs
You must do the following:
1. Open the 4th folder in your "My Pictures" folder...or whatever location you keep your pics on the computer.
2. Open the 4th picture in the folder and upload it to your blog.
3. Tell us allll about the pic!!
4. Tag 4 more people to do the same!!
Have fun :) Don't CHEAT!! It's okay if your pic is random and pointless... :)
Thursday, December 11, 2008
EXCITING UPDATE!!! -I didn't find the camera cord to put pics on the computer, I DID however, find the little chip that fits our computer's memory drive sooooooo...do you know what this means!??!!? Starting Monday, I WILL ONCE AGAIN BE POSTING PICS!!! So, for those of you who have forgotten what Brian and I look like: Have no fear! Come Monday, our smiling faces will be only a click away :)
Have a super fun, festive, cozy, hayride-enjoying, christmas-carol-singing, study-free weekend!!
Monday, December 8, 2008
On Saturday morning, we both slept in til almost 10:00!! Ahhhh it was an amazing feeling to wake up @ 4 different times and just lay there and fall right back asleep. We had some yummy Braums for lunch and then worked allllllllll day in the backyard and on unpacking/organizing the house. We still have quite a bit of work to do, but man- we were ULTRAproductive and it felt great. We had planned FOREVER to go see the 20th anniv production of The Nutcracker (one of my all-time favs), but didn't realize that it was during the conference championship games, so we ended up nixing the ballet and watching football all afternoon/night. Good times.
Sunday we went to church IN TYLER for once, had some delish McAllister's, knocked a couple more much-needed errands, and then worked on the house even MORE! Today is a GREAT Monday because I actually feel somewhat relaxed and NOT overwhelmed when I look at our steadily-shrinking pile of boxes to unpack :)
Yayyy for weekend at home.
Oh, ps- we find out in EIGHT DAYS!!!
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
It was jussst fabulous to be with Rachey, Rand, Rileton, and Reidy-boo. We went to see Four Christmases... PRETTY silly, but of course I liked it. I think Vince Vaughn is hilar...always. Love the guy. Annnd on Friday night, our fam went to the Freedes. The kiddos played golf (a fun new card game I learned and love) while the adults played Wii... oh man. It was great. Our parentals were jumping around the room, screaming, grunting, flailing. Pure entertainment. Rachey's arm was QUITE sore the next day.
On Saturday my mom and I dragged (and I mean that literally) our hubbies kicking and screaming to a wedding. Schwinnybabe got married...she is now Mrs. Lindsay Gentles, ha, funny name. We enjoyed cracking jokes about that one all night. B and I headed over to a great couple friends' house to watch the OU-OSU game. It was 3 couples...all 3 preggers! They're both farther along than me so it was great to grill them with questions :)
OH! Also over T-giv break, my wedding video finalllllllllllly arrived!! Yayyy!! I've watched it twice already. We even subjected the Freede/Agan fam to the whole thing ha. Artista media did a great job with the video...it just took a while. Oh well. He even got some SUPER important shots that our photog didn't capture. So it worked out perfectly :)
Happy Hump-day everyone!
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
The NEXT day we find out if we're having a boy or a girl...YAYYY for Tuesday, Dec.16th!!
The following weekend, my parentals and bros are coming to stay with us in Tyler to have our Curry Christmas. Superrrrrrr excited about that one too. Our first official guests in our new house!
And then, of course, it's CHRISTMAS WEEK with the Bradfords. It's the year for the Big Bradford Christmas, and Brian and I are super pumped. I can't believe it's already Christmas season, 2008.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Went to the doc yesterday. Finally gained some weight...yay!! Got a flu and a tetanus shot...ouch. My arms are sore.
Last weekend in The Shoog, I attended Schwinny-babe's bach-ette partay. I was the pregnant-girl-DD. Fun times :) I didn't have my camera so I'm still waiting on ppl to post pics.
We leave for Austin today for DANE AND JULIE'S WEDDINNNNGGG!!! Yayyyyy :)
Thursday, November 20, 2008
So...I know I said that I was officially showing, but I'm not really that much. My stomach is shaped differently...it's just ever-so-slightly convex. BARELY though. I mean...it's even smaller than it was last week...I guess because I haven't been as bloated, ha-gross. Anyway- pics WILL COME. I'm serious. Brian and I have a goal to go through every single box by Thanksgiving, so the cable has GOT to show up somewhere.
Lastly, I have a prayer request for a friend of mine. She and her husband have been trying to get pregnant for a LONNNG time, without success. It's really been a trying time for them, especially with so many couples around them getting pregnant, having babies, etc... Just keep them in your prayers! Pray for patience, faithfulness, and for a BABY!!
Love you guys...hope your week has been fantabulous. Ew...I don't like that word..it just popped out.
Friday, November 14, 2008
PS- We keep meeting people who's "best friend/sister/cousin" just named their baby the SAME names that we have tentatively picked out!! grr...
PPS- Brian did 2 online Chinese Sex Predictions (which have been SWORN to work by many of his friends...right...) and they have BOTH said "girl". We shall see...
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
I had planned on posting a couple of book reviews, one of which I have been meaning to recommend to everyone forEV. But, due to my recent activities, I am in dire need of a confessional...
On Monday evening, while Brian was working out with a buddy, I got out all of our Christmas decor and decorated our whole house for Christmas!!!! Hahaha...I know we're still a few weeks out from THANKSGIVING, but I just couldn't resist. I LOVE the holiday season. And having red & green, santas, and snowmen everywhere overwhelms me with joy no matter WHAT kind of day I'm having. For real. Plus, this year my fam (Rachey, Rand, Rileton, & Reidster) are coming to Tyler to stay with B and me to celebrate our Christmas. And I. AM. PUMPED. I justified my early decor by saying I needed an early start to see what else we'll need for the big weekend! Um...I think I have allowed myself PLENTY of time to stock up on anything we're missing. And I automatically lifted the spirits in our household. It's awesome.
YAYYYY for CHRISTMAS TIME!!!
PS- Brian and I officially heard our first Christmas carol of the season at Academy last Friday. Seriously...they start earlier and earlier every year. So, why not follow the trend?
Have an awesome week!
Monday, November 10, 2008
Hope everyone had a terrific weekend! Brian and I are heading to The Shoog this weekend because he has a business conference, I have Schwinnybabe's bach-ette party, AND i have to make a special delivery to the Future-Mrs-Nug-Girod since I was unable to attend her shower due to a last minute illness :(
Have a great week!
Update on the pictoral sitch: I CANNOT FIND THE FLIPPIN CABLE to connect my camera to the computer, so I can't upload pics right now. My poor little Macbook went out on me, and we have no Apple Store here, so I have to wait til THAT gets fixed to get any pics on here for you guys. If all else fails, I'll load some pics while I'm home in the Shoog this weekend. :)
(from last Friday)
Welcome to the second trimester! This week's big developments: Your baby can now squint, frown, grimace, pee, and possibly suck his thumb. Thanks to brain impulses, his facial muscles are getting a workout as his tiny features form one expression after another. His kidneys are producing urine, which he releases into the amniotic fluid around him — a process he'll keep up until birth. He can grasp, too, and if you're having an ultrasound now, you may even catch him sucking his thumb. In other news: Your baby's stretching out. From head to bottom, he measures 3 1/2 inches — about the size of a lemon — and he weighs 1 1/2 ounces.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
On that note- I am officially SHOWING! It's not like...an actual baby-bump. But I had 2 different ppl at work today tell me that they can see it! And Brian said the same thing...he was watching me vaccuum and he spotted the chunk :) Basically, I just look a little tubby in the stomach region. Where my belly used to be flat, it is no longer so. Kind of exciting!
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Anyway, I know that the future of our country, our lives, our freedom, and our children is something that can be incredibly scary, considering how NOT in control we are. BUT, even though it's not always easy, God STILL tells us not to worry. Just pray and trust in His grace and mercy. It doesn't guarantee that things will go the way we want them to. It doesn't guarantee that things will be easy, or only slightly difficult. Times could become miserably trying, but God still tells us not to worry about tomorrow, for it will worry about itself. All things work together for HIS glory. We are in GOD's hands. Regardless of who the president is...Bill Clinton, G Dub, Obama... God is in control. That's pretty comforting, if you ask me :) Why don't we unite behind our president...our country...God? ONE NATION UNDER GOD, right?
Monday, October 27, 2008
For the previous year or so, I have become steadily more depressed the closer I get to work every morning. With each mile that passes, another giant gas station sign slapped me in the face with its ugly, ugly pricing. The sickness in the pit of my stomach grew with each passing mile, as I was one mile closer to having to REFILL THE STUPID GAS TANK!!
Wellllll...now I find complete and utter JOY in my early-morning drives. Instead of dreading the increase in price that I was destined to see at LEAST every few days, I now look forward to seeing how much the gas price drops each week. Today, the lowest I passed (which also conveniently happened to be RIGHT by our house) was $2.17!! How can I help but sport a massive grin the entire way to work!?
I realize that the ever-dropping gas prices are a reflection of our plummeting economy. However, to be honest, the acute effect that gas prices have on my life easily outweighs the bummer of our present economic state. I feel perfectly content with experiencing instant moments of bliss at the expense of the US economy. i am less annoyed with having to drive to and from work twicea day, which in turn makes me more excited about being at work, which results in me doing a better job! I am more motivated to use the miles to get to and from school on class days, which makes me a better student :) I am less reluctant to go to the grocery store during the day, which I am positive that Brian appreciates... So, I choose to temporarily ignore our economy's struggles, and focus on the HAPPIER things in life...
YAY FOR DROPPING GAS PRICES!!
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Anyway, it's crazy to think that there exists a little bitty 2-inch baby inside of me, with a heart that's probably the size of a PEA that is pumped at 163bpm. THAT, my friends, is nuts. I love it :) The doc said my uterus is barrrrely starting to pop out of my pelvis, so the bump should start it's massive growth session here pretty soon.
I'll post some pics of our new house soon! Promise. We are supposed to get internet today, so that should speed the process along :) My life is a wreck without constant internet access. As pathetic as it sounds, it's all too true. :)
Monday, October 20, 2008
Props to my hubling who shot a 74 on Friday in Dallas! My dad totally didn't believe him when he called to tell me...he grabbed the phone and started quizzing him. It was quite hilar. I'm so proud :) He and his buddies then proceeded to win their tourney! Go team!
Brian is out for boy's night/MNF (I don't know why those 2 things always seem to coincide...there ARE females out there who love MNF too!) so, he rented me a movie (BABYMAMA!!) and I'm stoked to go home, prop my feet up, eat a cookies'n'cream ice cream sandwich and INDULGE.
Haven't gotten a chance to look at your pics, Mer, but I love you and I'm glad you guys had the greatest time ev. Wish I coulda seen it all!
OH!! And congrats Blackburnssss!!!!!!!!! JOSIAH is freaking beautiful! Super happy it went well and everyone is healthy and happy...and good-looking never hurt anyone either.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Also, Brian's parentals were in town helping us out with the move and mayyyannnn they killed it! We got everything moved. Seriously. Everything. Except the air mattress we slept on in the apartment at the beginning of this week while waiting for the elec/water to be turned on at our house. We have now spent 2 terrific nights in our casa and it is just delightful :) Once I get things a little bit more unpacked I'll take some pics.
Annnnnd- I called to get TV/phone/internet connected and um...their first available date was almost 2 weeks away! Boo. So B and I are TVless, INTERNETless and living the simple life for the week. I mean seriously, WHAT did we do before these amazing technological discoveries. I feel ridiculous, but I seriously feel dazed and confused.
My (& Brian's) co-ed vball team is super fun. GOSH I love volleyball. I totally miss sand volleyball, as it is NOT the most popular thing to do here in Tyler, but indoor is a perfectly acceptable replacement. I even have cool knee pads like the big girls wear, ha.
We go back to the doctor next Wednesday! I'm excited to hear the heartbeat. Yay :) Hopefully they'll give us some more pics and maybe even an awesome 4 second video, haha. We got pics last time, but it looked like a little nut in a heap of black and white swirls. Not the most exciting thing to look at...not quite post-worthy.
I am P-U-M-P-E-D for this weekend. Brian and I are going our separate ways (bummer), but I get to see my paretals (I haven't seen my dad in 3 months!) and Rileton (whom I have also not seen for 3 months...gay) and my mom who I have only seen 1 time in those 3 months. GEEZ. Uncool. On top of just seeing the fam, I get to attend Rileton's fball game on Saturday, meet his roomies, see his new house, and THEN...he's coming with me to ATX for the UT v. Mizzou fball game!!!! So excited. Hopefully we'll be watching the Horns defend their #1 ranking. I haven't seen Banana or Tbaby in AGES, so that will be terrif. The only downer is that Magen will be outta town that weekend...so no Moo... she'll be at home celebrating her 24th bday and hopefully welcoming her very first nephew into the world!
I'm NOT thrilled about driving a million hours alone, but the fabbbulous nature of the trip makes it all worth while :)
Shout out to the Blackburn fam...I assume that little Josiah has taken his first breath, and just know that I am PRAYING for you guys and thinking about you and am sooooo excited that your son is finally OUT of your belly and in your arms :)
K...I gotta go meet the windshield guy. My windshield got demolished by a golf ball. I guess it was a farewell gift from the lovely folks at our old apartment. Awesome.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
On Monday, I all of a sudden woke up feeling back to my old self again! No nausea, no queeziness...just sleepiness, which is SO totally do-able :) I'm super happy to have my (somewhat) normal appetite back and my face clear of the greenish shade that was becoming normal...
Brian and I are doing the Alzheimer's Walk tomorrow night and the weather has been GOOORRRRRGEOUS...so I'm pumped :) Plus, I haven't worked out for the last month, so I'm super anxious to get some activity back into my life!
My parentals come home from their 2-week jet-setting trip tomorrow and I'm EXCITED because it means I get to talk to them on the phone again. I miss them.
I'm gonna be in Austin the weekend of the 18th and I am THRILLED! I miss that place and haven't been back in forev. PLUS I get to go see Rileton, meet his roommates, and spend Saturday night at his new casa. Fun times. Can't wait. Pray for his hammy...he's having issues...and hamstring issues are NEVER good.
Kerbey is going to become an outside dog (for the most part) when we move, and I honestly think she might go into slight depression. She has become the ULTIMATE snuggler again...just like she was when she was a puppy. When no one else is around, allllll she wants to do (literally) is lay in our laps, snuggle up in a ball, and lounge. I think she might sense my pregnancy...the change in my hormones or SOMETHING because she literally will NOT get more than 6 inches away from my stomach when I don't push her away. Presh. Our dog is the bomb.
I'm having a slumber party at my new casa sometime after we move for all of the girls at work. I. CAN'T. WAIT. Ahhhh having a house that is entertaining-friendly will be sooooooooooooo terrific! It will change our lives, and Brian and I are pumped. We are already dreaming about the many-a-football watching bash we will host. And our UT-devoted office right by the front door will be the perfect greeting for all our guests.
Hope hump-day is a sign of a GREAT weekend to come for all of you guys. Love :)
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Man...today I apparently turned green at work. I was training my 8oclock client, who is also one of my favs, and I all of a sudden started feeling iiiccckkyyyyyy. WHEW. Not good. And then Karla asked me if I was okay...because my face was turning green hahaha. It only lasted about 20 minutes and then I felt a million times better. So weird. I'll DEFINITELY take 20 minute bouts of yuckiness over weeks of daily yackage :) If this is the worst of it, then THANK YOU, LORD!
Okay...so I am COMPLETELY pumped to be preg, but it means I have to put a few things on hold. No indoor soccer league. I have to postpone my triathlon training goal. No Christmas ski trip for the Curry Fam. So...a teeny bummer....but SO okay :) Umm...I'd take a baby over ANY of those things without even blinking :)))
K...about this weekend: I'm super sad that I can't be at Nug's FCCC shower!! :( Brian and I have Race4TheCure this weekend so we'll be up all night on Saturday night. Trag. Sorry Nugling!! B and I WILL, however, get to go to church in Tyler for like...the 3rd week in a row. Um...awwwesommme :) Last week we went to Bethel Bible, and really liked it! We'll see. We've narrowed it down to just a select few, so we should be committing to SOMEWHERE before too long. EXCITING.
Rileton has a game in Birmingham this wknd, which is where his ex-girlfriend is at school. I think it will be probably be kind of hard for him to be there, in her territory, ...you know how it is. ANyway- keep him in your prayers!! My parents are in San Diego this week, they're flying home tomorrow, then to Birmingham and back on Saturday, and then off to Mexico for a vacay with some friends on Sunday. Soo....obviously they're doing LOTS of flying. Please keep their safety in your prayers as well.
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Oh, ps- did I mention that I'm pregnant?? :)))
Brian and I went to the doc on Tuesday and found out that I am due on May 8th. We got to see the little flicker of the heartbeat and everything...super cool! As I mentioned previously... I'm super tired these days... who knew this baby-making business was soooo exhausting?? Everyone has told me about the exhaustion, but I wasn't capable of comprehending it until I felt it. GEEZ!! I'm ready for the 2nd trimester so I'll have my energy back.
Anyway- Brian and I are supposed to close on our house on Tuesday. HOPEFULLY it happens! We were supposed to be in Austin this weekend for the football game, but with my lack of energy and the fact that we are trying to rush 30 days worth of closing into 17...we decided it would be best to stay home and get some important things done.
Last night we went to the "East Texas State Fair" to walk around and get a nice little taste of East Texas...but mostly just to take advantage of the YUMMY FAIR FOOD! I guess my hormones are throwing my eating habits WAY off because most of my fav things have been sounding SUPER nasty these last few weeks...including last night. Brian still got to enjoy plenty of his fair favorites though, AND we ran into one of Brian's old football buddies and his wife...and I think we are totally gonna be good friends :)
K...it's 7:30...definitely approaching my new bedtime... hope things are going well for everyone.
OH!- Brian and I are still church-searching!!! Please throw a prayer up for us. I'm getting frustrated with this process.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
THANKS MOMMA for a suuuuper great trip. I had a BLAST hanging out with you :) You're the best. Can't wait to do it again! Oh, and thanks again, SO MUCH, for cleaning my kitchen when we got back :)
I don't feel like uploading pics from my camera right now, so I'll post some pics later on.
Umm...we close on our house in a week! Yayyyyyy!!! SO excited!!
The only bad news I have to share is that I lost in BOTH of my fantasy leagues this week. BUMMER. And both by less than 6 points. So flipping annoying.
K, hope everyone is doing really well. Love you all. I hate keeping in touch SOLELY through our blogs, but hey, it's FAR better than losing touch all together :)
Monday, September 15, 2008
Keep us in your prayers... barring anything random and UNfortunate, we will start moving our stuff into our very first house in less than 2 weeks.... Superrrrr exciting!!
Thursday, September 11, 2008
On a brighter note, I do LOVE the way people in the US can pack up, leave their homes & flee for a safer place...and KNOW that there is someone somewhere waiting with open arms to provide them with whatever they need to make it. Pretty cool place we live in, huh?
About this weekend and the whole "Ike" sitch... I'm super thankful that Brian and I aren't really threatened by the most damaging part of the storm, but I'm selfishly BUMMED that the UT game got cancelled and Nug's shower got cancelled too! I was SO looking forward to our first trip in the Atx in months. Oh well...I'm excited for another weekend of laying low at home. And I'm praying for everyone who doesn't have the luxury of a worry-free weekend! Love you guys. To those of you further south: be safe and know that you're in our prayers!
Last thing, my nursing school app is due on Monday! I finally got every last thing done and collected and put together....so application status is now OFFICIAL! yay :) If I get accepted for the spring I would start in January and then have the summer off (UT Tyler doesn't offer summer classes for nursing school or I would be allllll up in that business). Anyway, if I DON'T get accepted for the spring, I would be bumped to the fall...bummer, but oh well. I'm not worried about it because I know that it's all for the best...but I am ANXIOUS to know where I'll be come January!
K... here's to a weekend of couch-lounging, football-watching bliss!
Peace & Love :)
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
...I'm not sure I'll ever know the answer.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
A friend from Austin is coming to stay with us this weekend to help us find a house (CJ-we're house-hunting too!) and to watch lotssss and lots of football! I AM SO EXCITED THAT FOOTBALL SEASON IS HERE AGAIN!
Brian and I had our drafts for our fantasy leagues this past Friday and Monday...I got pretty decent teams...we'll see how they pan out :)
We're starting our co-ed vball league in 2 weeks....yayyyyyy!!! HOPEFULLY we'll improve on last year's .020 winning percentage!! We've picked up some ringers, so our vball future is looking bright :)
My momma and I are going on a mommy/daughter vacay to Chicago in September! The weekend conflicts with a BIG event...but it was the only weekend of the fall we could coordinate our schedules...I'm pumped.
One of my clients hurt her shoulder prettttty bad yesterday while we were training, and I feel really bad! It's my first on-the-job injury :(
Kerbey is FINALLY out of her diapers. Much cleaner....but I kind of miss watching her waddle miserably around the house ha.
I can't believe it's almost SEPTEMBER!
Reidy-boo is on his way to Cali...I can't believe the baby-bro is a college kid! Geez.
Scarlett and Carson are two of the cutest little munchkins everrrrrrrrrrrrr. AND I really wish I could have seen his head-first dive into the stingray pond!
I got to see T-baby on our way through TheLub last week and it was GREAT! I miss youuuu.
Okay now...big news....brace yourselves...Brian and I are ACTUALLY getting to go visit the church we've been wanting to visit for about 2.5 months now (literally), but have just never been in town to do so. SAD. Awesome. I'm excited! I am prayyyyying that maybe THIS is the place God has been prepping for us for soooo long now :)
K...that's all the excitment I can muster up. Nothin big to report...just life!
Monday, August 25, 2008
So...we headed out on a 2-hour drive to Idaho Springs where we planned to make our 14er Summit Attempt the next morning. On our way to this teeny little town, the rain let up just enough to reveal the most amazing rainbow Brian and I have EVER seen! Each and every color was BLAZING with clarity, and you could see the full rainbow from one end to the other. Both ends ran straight into the ground...it was completely gorgeous and a super uplifting sight after SO much yuck-weather.
We arrived late that night to our shelter of choice, the Idaho Springs Motel. Umm...STRAIGHT out of a cheesy scary murder movie where everyone dies. Seriously...OLD. SCHOOL. Kind of gross (although nothing indoors seemed gross in comparison with our previous 36 hours). Our next door neighbors were SCREAMING profanities at each other all night long. Still...the BEST 8 hours of sleep I'd had in what seemed like an incredibly long time!
The drive home was beauuuutiful & we were sad to leave the mountains....but being back home has NEVER felt so good! We are finally staying home this weekend and I couldn't be more excited to have a weekend that does NOT involve a 4-hr drive to&from somewhere :)
Monday, August 11, 2008
The entire service was devoted to baptism. Apparently their preacher had delivered a super awesome message on baptism the previous week and the response was HUGE! There were at LEAST 50 people baptized that morning...and it's not even a very big congregation! We alternated between worship, and watching one person after another proclaim their faith in Jesus!! HOW could it possibly be any better that? Baptisms are always super exciting/emotional/joyful...but this Sunday was particularly riveting for me. I think I am just SO missing having a church family. I am missing being a part of a body of believers who come together to pour their hearts out to God every Sunday morning. I don't know... I was just sitting there thinking about each one of the people being baptized and how they each had to make the decision to dedicate their lives to Christ. Every single one of them was CHOOSING to make a change in his/her life...to just hand it over to God...it was CRAZY and it was AWESOME and it was EXCITING! This was just one small little church in Tyler, Texas, and 50 MORE PEOPLE joined God's kingdom in an hour! Imagine how many people are turning to God every day in all the rest of Tyler...in East Texas...in Texas....in the US in general.
I felt moved and encouraged and just REALLY excited about God after experiencing that. It was a blessing. It was awesome.
Congrats to my girl, Em...I'm EXCITED about how excited YOU are about what God's doing in your life and in your heart. And PS- those blonde locks are lookin goooood, girl :)
Sunday, August 10, 2008
The US men just freaking smashed the world record for the 4x100 free relay. And the anchor swimmer pulled off a freaking amazing swim. Seriously. Even if you don't watch the Olympics or don't like swimming or whatever...WATCH IT. Ridic.
So...2 down, 6 to go for Michael Phelps. I have to admit, I said I didn't think he'd do it. Maybe 8 medals...but not 8 golds. Um...I TOTALLY wouldn't put it past him.
And here's your olympic image (or 2) of the day :P
Michael Phelps is a freak of nature. Seriously. This guy is unreal. AND...he somehow seems like a toootally and completely normal, not to mention cool, guy! He appears to have maintained his humility as well, which is pretty amazing considering that the entire country worships him. And then there's Dara Torres...holyyy.... A 41-year old ANCHORING the USA's Free Relay? Are you serious!? And she had the 2nd fastest split time of ANY OTHER SWIMMER...not just from the US, but from any other country. That's INSANE. and awesome. How can you NOT be completely enthralled by such feats?
I love the gymnastics...girls haven't started yet but I can't WAIT. I think swimming & gymnastics are prob my fav...although anytime Lebron James is on a basketball court, I'm all over it :) We have our DVR set to record any time the Olympics come on to ensure that we won't miss a thing :) YAY!
PS- Did anyone else see the Opening Ceremonies? Umm...I sooo wish I could have been there in person. China's technology is ridiculous.
I seriously want to wear red,white,blue every single day right now. I guess the Olympics totally bring out my cheesy side. What can I say? I
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Anywho- our cute little puppy, Kerbey Lane, is growing up!! She has officially become a woman...and a much younger age than expected (bummer). The poor little thing is going through puberty hahaha. She lays around the house all day groaning (I think she has cramps) and sleep a ton. And um...she has to wear a diaper. Hahahahha....when I came in from work today I laughed for about 30 minutes. It's the cutest/most hilarious thing ever. We just have to put up with this for a year until we can breed her with Jesse's boxer. They will make some studly little boxer babies :)
So tomorrow night I'm doing my friend Emily's hair. Sooo excited!!! I mean, of course I still color my own hair, but I haven't done anyone else's in FOREV and I miss it! So, I'm pretty stoked. I get to pretend to be a hair stylist for a day. Woo.
OH!! and Emily's getting baptized on Sunday too!! SUPERRRR cool. I'm excited that I'll ACTUALLY be here to see it! We were supposed to be leaving for Colorado on Saturday, but plans have changed at the last minute. What was going to be a 6-person trip has withered down to a 2-person trip. BUT...it will be the BOMB for sure :)
K...love you all...gotta finish watching my show and dreaming about becoming an amazing dancer when I grow up :)
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Went to the back with the Curry Fam. LOVED IT! THe sun was blazin. The fam was the bomb (as always). Super great time.
ALSO- went to Nick & Kim's wedding and reunited with some great friends. FUNNN and it was soooo exciting to see Nickster get MARRRIEEEED!
Got some okay pics from the weekend, but my mom got better ones. I'll post some of hers later. For now, mine will do :)
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
She seriously downed that baby in abour 4.5 seconds. No lie. (It MUST have been a delicious sandwich) So...I had to take the time to get her in trouble. THEN I had to take the time to make another sandwich. And by THAT time I was sweating so I had to change clothes because these are the clothes I'll be stuck in for the next 6 hours. Anywho- I'm already running late for class, so I'm just gonna wait to show up until our halfway break, at which time I can inconspicuously sneak in without anyone (particularly my professor) noticing I was late :)
In other news, Brian's 3-on-3 bball team won their championship and his full-court team has the championship on Thursday night. The final game won't be until 10:00PM if they make it that far. Um....I know I'm only 23, but I'm ALREADY too old for such a late night. Ha...most of the guys on his team are in their 30s and 40s...so I KNOW they're too old for it. We're leaving straightaway after his game to head to the Shoog and then the Curry familia is off to Galvey for the weekend!! Cannnnn't wait to see the fam OR to get some ocean in my life :0)
Oh...and the MOST exciting part about this weekend is.....
NICKYBABE IS GETTING MARRRIIIIEEEEEEDDDD!!! I'm so excited to see him in his tux...standing next to his bride :) It's crazy to even think about it. PLUS, Dane-o and Seanpack will be there too (Sean's bringing his new fiancee)....so all-in-all, I think this will be a STELLAR weekend :)
I hope everyone is doing super well. Jacci- I don't know a thing about the vaccination stuff, but I am totally learning from all of your experiences, so when B and I have a little munchkin, prepare yourself for TONS of advice-seeking phone calls :)
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
On Friday morning, I flew out to NYC to meet B for the a fun little weekend getaway. We went to Central Park for loonnnng time on Friday. I'm pretty sure if I lived in NYC I would LIVE at Central Park. There were people hanging out eating ice cream, throwing the frisbee, laying out in their bikinis gettin their tan on, playing random music, painting AMAZING portraits...it was awesome and it made me MISS Austin. I never thought NYC would remind me of Austin, ha. We went to a dif museum...the Metropolitan..pretty cool. Brian loved it because he's all into that ancient history kind of stuff. We went to see Phantom of the Opera (amazing, OF course..the phantom's voice made me melt), went back to the classic Magnolia Bakery for some TREMENDOUS cupcakes, did some hard-core bartering in china-town (one of my fav parts, always) and ...drumroll please..... WENT TO A GAME @ YANKEE STADIUM!!!!
I have always been a sportsfan and one of my "list of things to do" is to attend a game at every major league baseball stadium. Well...it's kind of changed to just a few of the major stadiums...but HOW could I not attend a game at Yankee stadium with all of the historical events that have taken place there!? After this season, they're tearing it down...so this was my last chance...and B made it happen. :))))) I WAS EXCITED! It was awesome. We sat in the bleachers with a bunch of people who are there for EVERY homegame in the same spot. There was a group of about 9 old men behind us who were decked out head to toe, are all bffs, pretty much act like they're bffs with the players, and most of them had their own personal scorebook in which they kept track of every little step of the game in a perfectly flawless way. Ha...they were um...hardcore. It was a very cool environment. But I can't lie...the Yanks are the ONE TEAM that I could NOT break down and buy a t-shirt to wear to the game. NOT a Yankee fan and NEVER will be. (Unless of course...I move to NYC...sad, I know.)
Brian and I had a splendid getaway and had a super fun time just hanging out together all weekend long. I love my hubbyyyy :))) annnnd, I love NEW YORK!
OH! I broke down and bought a camera battery charger so we ACTUALLY took some pics! Please enjoy :)
Sex&theCity IS good for something...they introduced me to the DELECTABLE cupcakes from Magnolia Bakery
@ The Majestic to see Phantom
How cool would it be to play a softball game in Central Park? Super cool view :)
Me: superrrrr excited to be @ Yankee Stadium! B: super excited about how much we paid for tickets ha