Thursday, December 27, 2007

Gimme Some Sugar!

I don't know how many posts are already of our dogs drooling over cookies we are making, but they are just SO CUTE! So, here are some more! Note Moses' particularly pathetic look.

Christmas Dinner

Kevin and I enjoyed a fabulous Christmas Dinner with our good friends, Ellen and Ross along with their SUPER SWEET dog Jack. Here are some pictures of that event.

Christmas 2007

Well, Christmas was quite fun, and I think everyone liked the gifts Santa brought. Lazarus and Moses especially like a football made out of a tennis ball material from Uncle Christopher and family, and the huge toy box from Grandma Joan. As you can see, it was a lively morning playing with all of the new toys. My gift from Kevin was a very special one. He got me a cross, hand made in Peru, that supports the local artisans there as well as fills a spot on our newly formed cross wall. It is beautifully hand painted and just exquisite! If you'd also like to support this cause, stay tuned, and I will get the information up. Kevin is enjoying his President Lincoln T-shirt from me, and a football and basketball from Lazarus and Moses.

Merry Christmas to Everyone, and Lets all pray for Peace on Earth. God Bless EVERYONE!!


Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Remme Corporation Christmas Party!

We had a good time at the Remme Corp Christmas Party, eating lots of great food, doing the two-step and seeing the historic chapel on the property. Fun was had by all. At the end of the evening, we were informed that all the Remme Corp employees received a great GRILL for Christmas! What a treat. Our current grill is broken, and has a funky thing growing on the side of it, so this was a truly needed gift that we will be sure to enjoy.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Texas State Holiday Party

My work had a holiday party this past Saturday at a beautiful new house near Woodcreek. The party was hosted by a colleague in the Geography Department. It was a lot of fun fellowshipping with other faculty in a non-academic setting and getting to see and meet other spouses and partners. Since our dogs did not come, we were eager to be entertained by quadruplets of our office manager who are about 2 years old. They are a total hoot! Anyway, this picture is of us in front of the Bay window overlooking the Blanco Valley.


Monday, December 03, 2007

Hard Day's Work

On Sunday, Dad decided to trim the trees and he asked me and Lazie to help. Our main job was to help clear the limbs as the fell and take them to the brush pile to burn later. Laz helped a bit with the sticks by chewing them and making small pieces of mulch. I tore apart some of the leaved branches to make smaller piles that in hindsight were more difficult to move. We used the pick-up and Dad loaded the material into the bed and I was the navigator through the back yard-- see I am in the navigator seat! It was a lot of fun driving through the yard, but it was hard work. Laz and I were beat by about 8:00, so we took a nap on the couch before we all went to bed.


College Gameday in San Antonio

ESPN's tv show, College Gameday, did a live broadcast from in front of the Alamo on Saturday because the Big 12 Championship was played in San Antonio. Julie and I decided to go and be part of the crowd. USC was playing their rival (UCLA) that day so we made signs and wore our USC gear to cheer them on. We were not the only non-Big 12 fans there as some Ohio State people were near us too. It was a lot of fun, and we got on TV during the segment where they discussed the USC game. Nobody has claimed to have seen us on TV yet, but the photos are screen shots from our TV as we recorded the broadcast to see ourselves. We also enjoyed seeing USC win their game and advance to the Rose Bowl.

As for the BCS... It once again screwed over the Pac 10 as only USC made a BCS bowl. This hurts their revenue, and the match-ups are very disappointing. They basically did a wasted vote type of gerrymandering by putting teams that have a legitimate gripe about being better than LSU (USC, Okla, Ga, Va Tech) in crummy match-ups versus underwhelming opponents rather than having them play each other. Not to say the underwhelming opponents may not win their games, it just shows the gutless nature of the BCS!