Saturday, September 25, 2010

Another Saturday...

I'm so happy I made it through this week!  This was a tough one professionally.
So, some good news we found out our good friend does not have to go to Afghanistan!  We are relieved and happy for them.
Today I'm going to a baby shower for a good friend.  I love baby showers!  She's having a little girl but I resisted getting some super cute outfits and got some practical items.  I love seeing what people receive so hopefully she'll get everything she needs.
Isaac is getting tubes put in on Monday.  We have to arrive by 6 am.  Wow, it's going to be an early morning.  His surgery will then be at 7 am.  I wouldn't be surprised if we leave by 8:30 am to go home.  I have to be into work at 1 pm so I hope I'll have a few hours to hang out with him or better yet, take a nap.
Tonight one of Dylan's co-workers and her husband are coming over to watch football and hang out so that's something else fun to look forward to.
I hope everyone's week was great and have a relaxing weekend!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

What a week!

This was such a long week!
On Tuesday we took Isaac to see an ENT about his ears.  I am so glad we went.  Isaac had his ears looked at and then a hearing test.  We learned that even though 1 day earlier we had finished antibiotics getting over an ear infection, he already had infected fluid in his ears.  During the hearing test I could really tell all that he wasn't hearing because of the fluid.  Normally hearing should be able to hear between 0-20 decibels but Isaac couldn't hear anything below 35!  We scheduled his surgery for tubes on September 27.  I wish it was today!  Yesterday I picked him up from school, he had a fever and another infection.  Poor baby just needs a break and we're ready for the tubes.
Backing up, on Monday we found out that our very good friend Matt will be deployed to Afganistan in 18 days!  The emotions were overwhelming.  We share a very special bond with Matt and his wife Meagan.  We met them in birthing class and our sweet babies are 3 days apart.  The day I checked out of the hospital, Meagan checked in.  We spent my entire maternity leave hanging out.  Please pray for them.  We are hanging out with them tonight to enjoy some pulled pork nachos and watch the Texas game together.  Can't wait to see the babies together!
On another fun note my Herman Miller items came in!!  I've always wanted an Eames molded plastic armchair and Hang it all.  Right now Herman Miller has Limited Edition Walnut Hang it Alls.  This is perfect because it goes with my lounge chair and ottoman.  I got my plastic armchair in a new color Sparrow.  It's kind of a khaki color so it should go with any decor forever.  I'm hoping to find a really cute pillow to sit in the seat.
This is what my chair looks like, only Sparrow colored!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

The weekend is over...

Well, we had a pretty good weekend.  Did a lot of hanging out but I think we needed it.  I actually just sat and read my new Marie Claire magazine today while Isaac napped.  We watched a LOT of football.
This week we take Isaac to the ENT for all of his ear infections.  I'm completely expecting them to say he needs tubes and at this point I'm ready for it.  He's had non stop infections since the beginning of May.
Today I went shopping for a baby shower gift.  I love shopping for baby gifts!!  I went to Target and got lots of goodies.  I really think that I could easily spend hours in Target and never get tired of it.

Friday, September 10, 2010

New Pictures

Resting on Bevo after a day of watching football
Best Buds!

September 11

It's such a odd thing to try and not think about September 11.  I try not to think about it a lot because it makes me so emotional.  Sometimes it feels like it's been more than 9 years.
I do feel it's important that everyone stop, remember where they were, how they felt and think of everyone who died that day.
Here is my story.
I was headed to Art History with my suite mate Lacey.  We were walking past the cafeteria, across the quad on our way to class.  Lacey loved NYC and her mom called her while we were walking.  She told Lacey that someone flew into a building in "her city".  We thought it was odd but pictured a tiny little one person plane.  We got to class to didn't think about it.
Right at the end of class our Art Dept Head, Dr. Miley, came into our class which was really odd.  He went to the front and immediately said, "There's been a terrorist attack on NYC.  They have flown planes into the World Trade Center."  I felt like I was in the movie The Matrix, slow motion.  I remember turning to my right.  My wonderful friend Kristin was bawling already.  Her father is a pilot for United so she started freaking about where he was.  Dr. Miley basically let us leave but I vaguely remember how and why I went to my next class.  In a daze I walked across campus to my English class.  In there the prof had already pulled in a TV and turned on the news.  Everyone sat in silence.  I was watching and saw the second plane crash into the second tower.  I couldn't believe it.  My immediate thought was of the people that just died instantly.  I started sobbing and ran to the bathroom.  I passed a girl on her cell phone screaming trying to get a hold of family.  I composed myself slightly, went back to the classroom and we were told to go to the chapel.  Like a bunch of zombies, the student body attempted to fit into the auditorium all at once.  There we were given the same information that we had just learned on TV.  Then we just all prayed.  Everyone holding each other, crying and praying.  After we left I went back to my room and turned on the TV.  I remember everyone describing the guilt we all felt.  We all couldn't bring ourselves to turn the TV off but it killed us to watch it.
The weeks, months and years following have always been hard when I think about that day and what happened.

No Eating Out Update

The idea of never eating is great but not very practical with my job.  On Wednesday I had to go to San Antonio for work.  I left the house at 5:45am.  I ended up buying breakfast and lunch.  It actually didn't feel good to purchase food at all but with the rain and the heat there was nothing I could bring since I went straight to a job site.  
I think the main point is that at least now I'm thinking before just eating out.  Any money I didn't spend during the first 8 days of the month is good.  I am still going to try and continue not eating out and see how it goes.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Labor Day

Thank goodness for 3 day weekends!!  It's been great and has actually felt like a long break.  My poor little guy has a double ear infection again.  We were able to get into the doctor at 4:15pm on Friday which has made for a much better weekend.
Last night I went to a gorgeous wedding at the Wildflower Center.  My friend Chloe and her husband were married and it was perfect.  I have to say, best wedding food!  A fajita bar!  Who doesn't love that?!  The toasts were perfect and the DJ was good.  I danced late and my feet still hurt a little today but it was worth it.
I was able to check 1 thing off my "to do" this today.  Dylan hung my birthday present in the living room.  I bought these great decorative wall frames and hung them above my TV center.

I'm really happy with the way they look and I finally feel like the room is coming together.  Now if only I could spend another $1,000 is could be done. :)

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Are you ready?!

Today is one of my most favorite days all year.  College football begins!!!  I live for ESPN College Game Day coverage.  I love Kirk and Lee!  I also love the addition of Desmond.  I'm getting goosebumps thinking about being in DKR or in Oxford yelling Hotty Toddy at the top of my lungs.
Today Dylan is spoiling me ( I don't really believe it's all for me) by making pulled pork.  We are going to have delicious pulled pork sandwiches with our good friends Kristen (PIC) and Andy at lunch.  I'm really looking forward to our two boys playing together.  Eli is 5 mths younger than Isaac but pretty much the same size.  He's a rock star!
At the end of the day we'll eat the left over pulled pork over nachos.  It's an Oxford tradition that Corky's BBQ created.  The nachos are so good, almost too good.  I'm really hoping that Isaac will get a taste of the pulled pork and enjoy it with the rest of us.
Hotty Toddy!!  Hook 'em Horns!