Saturday, July 28, 2007

Six Years

Today Jeff and I have been married for six years. Apparently we don't have any pictures from our wedding on this computer, otherwise I would post one since it was soooo long ago!

On the other hand, our friends Jordan and Chris got married today! So, we will share an anniversary date with them. It was a really pretty ceremony. We are very excited to have these new friends and look forward to spending a lot of time with them, especially tailgating at Mizzou games in just a few weeks!

Congratulations Jordan and Chris!

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Craziness at the Mall

I don't know about you, but it's been a long time since I was at the mall at 1:00am. The last time I can remember was sometime when I worked in retail in the summer between years in college and had to stay late to do inventory. I remember staying so late that when we left the Panera people were just coming in to bake bagels.

So, when my friend Alicia told me she was thinking about going to the mall to get the new Harry Potter book, being the HP fan that I am I told her I would join her. We arrived at 10:30pm and were there to watch a real-life chess game, see people dressed as Harry, Hermione, Myrtle and more. Very strange, indeed. We both kept saying to each other, "I can't believe we're doing this."

After the countdown at midnight (very "Happy New Year"ish) we were afforded the opportunity to stand in line (albeight the wrong line at first) for not 30 minutes, but a whopping 63! As one high school guy in line next to us so aptly put it, "I feel like I'm losing brain cells by the minute." We still could not believe we stood in line for an hour when we probably could have gone to the super Wal-Mart down the street, walked in and picked up a copy. Ahh...but the experience was worth it (maybe...). When we walked out, some guy was trying to bribe the B&N employee guarding the door with $10 (serious cash!) to let him in to buy a copy. At 1:00am!!

So now, I am the proud owner of the final HP book. Happy reading to me!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007


This is Jersey when she was a baby - only 8 weeks old

This is Jersey in front of our fireplace -all nice and warm

I thought I would introduce Jersey. She's 1 1/2 years old and is a major handful! She has more energy than any dog I have met. After 8 weeks of puppy kindergarten, 8 weeks of level 1 training and 8 weeks of level 1+ training she is about as trained as she is going to get (which, needless to say, there's still lots of room for improvement).

On Monday I took her swimming at Rocky Fork Lake and she is SO scared of swimming (if only the couch were a big swimming pool....maybe she would be too scared to get on it!) but it's awesome exercise for her and she does a good job. I think mostly she doesn't do well swimming because she has NO body fat (practically). She has a pancreatic deficiency that keeps her from absorbing food well and lost a lot of weight before we figured it out. Now she's back up to a good level, but won't ever regain her normal weight and won't ever be "fat" - if only it were contagious!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

First Post

Well, I am jumping on the bandwagon. I enjoy reading other people's blogs, so I thought I would start my own. Happy first day of blogging to me!