Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Let the festivities begin

Erich pops the champagne (thanks Kelley for the bottle- we are finally making good use of it!)
Here we are having fun with the Wimberly's after spending time at the Galleria (what a crazy place!!)

Erika, Erich's mama displaying her homemade cookies with some Swiss pride (7 different kinds!- she used to make 17 different kinds!!!) 

Little Renee playing with Osa (she loves Osa)

Friday, December 21, 2007

Seasonal Goodness and the Bad Blog Boo

On bad blog boo....
Blog's are deceptive little things... people tend to only post the great things that are happening in life... but amidst the joy and blessings are pains, doubts, and trials.... I will write more about those things later.
I guess when I am in the mood to post on this blog, it is usually the triumphs, the beauty, and the joys in life that I am inspired to write about. All this to say, this blog is a bit unbalanced according to the realities of my life and thoughts, but truly the triumphs outweigh the defeats and the beauty outdoes the ugly... So, beauty and victory will hopefully remain the theme of this blog.

Seasonal goodness....
1.Here are a pile of root veggies my sister and I diced for our root veggie and Mediterranean yogurt sauce dish as a part of the graduation lunch festivities.

2. Fresh flowers from Annie's garden

3. Our neighbor's big (Catfish) catch. (Notice my horror)

4. Leaf throw in our backyard the afternoon we said goodbye to our missionary friends who will return shortly to Nigeria

5. Amigas

6. Osa coming out of the lake after a good swim to a beautiful sunset. Sunsets at the lake are something that I will be enjoying more now that school is out.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Ta Da!

My sister Lisa and I at an old vintage diner the weekend of my graduation

Here we are... Masters of ED Psych people... getting ready for the graduation

I am done
da, da da da da, da... (That is the graduation song)
"Yes", this is a wonderful feeling (Everyone ask me how it feels to be done)
"What's next?" (the next question people ask from the world of academia)
"When are you going to have babies?" (the question most asked by my pre-school kid's mamas)

What do I want to do??
Have babies!!!
Today during our Carver parties (all the fun times 2!) I got to hold a baby boy in the morning and a baby girl in the afternoon. Carver parties are always interesting. Since many of my families have many babies and more on the way, there are usually a plethora of babies to be coddled and held. In the past, I have not taken much interest in the overabundance of the baby cuteness. This year has been different.... suddenly babies are becoming much cuter, cuddly, cozy, comforting, coo coo....
So... I guess baby fever is just hitting me. It is a low grade fever. I am still much more excited about buying my tight jeans and snake skinned shoes than the thought of maternity clothes. However, I did make a compromise with my last clothing purchase:slim jeans and a "bubble shirt". It is kind of convenient that the loose fitting long shirts are in style again. They are resourceful.

Erich and I look forward to our Christmas time with family and friends in Houston and San Antonio.
Feliz Navidad todos!!!!