Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Fun Times

We went to Colleyville this last weekend for Laura's shower. It was fun and she's getting excited for wedding coming up on June 17th. Chris found out last night that you can't use regular dish soap in the dishwasher.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Our Home

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Here it is

Not a great picture, but for now it will do. Our offer was accepted! We still have the inspection to go, so I guess we're not completely locked in yet. Closing date is to be June 9th. FYI: The grass in Texas is never that green normally. We've just had more rain this year. By June it will probably be brown.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Odds and Ends

Had a birthday yesterday. It didn't feel any different than any other day though. Chris took me out to dinner at a really nice Italian Ristorante downtown. Our food was delicious. We got dressed up and we looked very nice, but I didn't get a chance to take a picture of us. We'll have to do it again sometime. Here's a list of all the people that called me yesterday to make me feel special: ALISHA, Laura, T.J., Yuliya, Jenny, Stephanie, Susan, Brenda, Mom, Alicia, Amanda, Meredith, and Aaron. Today we made an offer on a house. That's exciting. It went on the market this morning at 8am, and by 1pm, 3 people had visited already. It's so pretty and it has an awesome backyard, but again, I forgot to take pictures. If we get to buy it, I'll let you know.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

A "Strange" Visit

Curtis and Catherine Strange came to visit us this weekend and it was great to get to hang out with them. The last time we saw them was at their wedding on New Year's Eve. They have since settled into their apartment in Dallas and are doing well. Catherine is an occupational therapist and Curtis works for an insurance company, although his real talent and passion is carpentry work. He has made some really incredible things. Yesterday morning we went to my school for the first annual BBQ cook-off. It was a volunary contest and I went to support some of my classmates. We had some yummy brisket, sausage, ribs, and chicken. Afterwards we went downtown to the Old Pecan Street Festival where there were tons of booths and vendors selling local artwork, food, etc. We all got a little too much sun. For dinner we went to one of our favorite Tex-Mex places, and we finished off the night seeing Mission Impossible III at the movie theater. Chris and I hadn't seen a movie at theater at least since last year, so we really had a good time. The massive theater screen was somewhat larger than our 15" laptop screen that we usually watch movies on at home. We both admitted to each other that while the movie was starting, we had to overcome nausea a couple times from how big it was. This morning we went to Zilker Park and played Frisbee for awhile. We had planned to grill out for lunch, but we were not hungry since Catherine and I fixed such a big breakfast for everyone. She made homemade salsa and migas. I made my mom's famous pancake recipe. (Pictures of BBQ at school & us and the Stranges)

Monday, May 01, 2006

The Zoo

Last Monday I took Madi and Peyton to the Austin Zoo. Their mission statement is: To assist animals in need through rescue, rehabilitation, and education. Let me tell you, the animals we saw sure must have been rescued from something because they were u-g-l-y. I felt a little disappointed that I couldn't give Madi a better zoo experience, but she didn't seem to notice the difference. No giraffes, no gorillas, no sharks. These animals looked like living roadkill.