Monday, December 17, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Last night we decided to have a camp out in the living room. We started a fire, put up the tent, and put the air mattress inside. Bailey was so excited. She slept in the tent with us and kept us warm.
Monday, December 10, 2007
Kody and I left for work/school at 6:15 this morning. The roads were fine, but trees are down everywhere. They said it will be at least next Tuesday before all the power is back on. Ours went out about 2 AM. Bye bye food in the fridge! Luckily, some friends do have power so if when we return home it is still out we will have a place to go. Kody has finals this week so he can't get any studying done at home because we have no light and no computer. What a mess! Thankfull everyone is ok, it's just going to be a little bit of a pain to deal with having no power.
Here is another view from my office. Look at all th pretty ice!
Monday, December 3, 2007
The highlight of the weekend had to be Braums. Kody loves Cake Batter ice cream. I have to agree, it is pretty amazing. It is really hard to find and they never sell it where you get the scoops; it is only sold as a half gallon. Kody decided he was going to buy the half gallon and have them scoop it for him so he could eat it there. I was mortified. I don't really know why, but I was. The ladies working there thought it was hilarious. They gave Kody the ice cream scoop and he started scooping away at the counter. Then he scooped samples for the workers to try! Robin got a big waffle cone and after she worked her way down she asked for them to put another scoop on her cone. It was hilarious. I sat in the corner eating my pumpkin ice cream.
Kody's finals start on Friday. He is almost a 3/8 doctor. YAY! Work is still keeping me busy. I have a lot of first quarter buying to get done this week. We close down on the 22nd and open back up on January 2nd for the holidays. It's like Christmas break only I'm not in school. I can't wait.
P.S. I refuse to leave my building during lunch because it is freezing. I'm a wuss.
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Friday we flew out to Florida. We had no problems flying which was fantastic. We rented a car in Orlando and drove to Gainesville. We saw the Disney Magical Express when we got to the airport and it made us miss Disney. I need to go back. Anyway, Florida is gorgeous so I always love driving there; lots of palm trees and greenness. My family was waiting for us at the hotel and we all headed over the The Swamp (not the field, but a sports bar) and watched the basketball game and ate. It was a lot of fun, but we were exhausted from traveling. They did have some of the most amazing spinach dip I have ever had. I think I ate the whole thing on my own.
Saturday was game day. YAY! I woke up and got in a good run (nerd) and then the whole crew headed to McAlister's for lunch. We walked all around campus, went the bookstore and bought shirts. Kody got some gator scrubs. Very cool. The tailgate started at 2 pm. My aunt and uncle had it catered and it was amazing. There were so many people and the weather was awesome. Kody and I got to see the Gator Walk. The whole team came walking into the stadium dressed in suits. We were right at the front so we had a great view. I was about 10 feet from Urban, Percy, Bubba, and Tim! Tim Tebow looked so embarrassed walking in to all the cheers. He seems very humble. I like that about him. :)
The game started at 5pm and we had great seats on the 40 yard line 19 rows up. As you can tell, we had a pretty great view of the action. The game was great. There is nothing like a game at The Swamp. I'm not just saying that because I am a Gator fan, but it's the truth. It is beyond loud and huge and full of energy. It's a very exciting environment. I couldn't have been happier to be there and see my family and see the game. I have more to write, but I don't want this to get too long, so I'll leave a few fun stories for tomorrow!
Joke from my string cheese wrapper:
Q:What do you call a sleeping bull?
A: A bull dozer.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
We are heading up to Bville this afternoon. I actually get to leave work in 9 minutes. We are shutting down early today. Obviously I have pretty much wrapped everything up since I am writing on here. The past week and a half has been nuts. I have decided that the end of the year in advertising is insane, but a good insane. I like it. It keeps me on my toes and busy and that is what I like. Boredom is not my friend, unless I am on the couch in my sweats and eating popcorn. I like that kind of boredom.
Look for me on TV at the Florida/Florida State game. It is on 4PM central time on CBS. I'll be the crazy one. :) I'm sure I'll have lots of fun stories to tell when I get back...hopefully one about how Tim Tebow and I are BFF's. It will happen...
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Monday, November 19, 2007
Sunday was the big race. Luckily the overeating didn't effect me very much. It was amazing running weather. 60 degrees, overcast, no wind...perfect! My goal was to finish in under 2 hours. Robin told Kody and my mom that I would finish in 1:53:00. I laughed at them. She must know something I don't though because I ran a 1:53:12. I was shocked in a really good way. I told myself I would not look at the overall time throughout the race. I wanted to focus on my pace time. I was averaging between 8:30 and 8:42 minute miles. I felt great the whole race. The last three miles were all hills, which I rocked. :) I like hills at the end of a race because everyone slows down and I pass them. I love passing people, it makes me feel awesome.
Kody played in his first roller hockey game on Sunday. He scored a goal and had an assist. It was fun to watch him. There weren't any benches which was annoying because I had just finished my race. I had to stand the entire game so I could see what was going on, but it was worth it to see him play. One of his professors was playing in the game before his. It was kind of funny. She played in college...yes she. I was impressed.
Three days of work and then four days of play. Gainesville here we come!! I hope I get to meet Tim and Percy....
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
In other news, it's only 4 more days until the half marathon. I'm getting very excited. It is supposed to be slightly overcast with a high of 68 on Sunday. Perfect running weather! I'm also officially going to Dallas to run in the WhiteRock half marathon. I'm actually going to cheer Kinsey on because she is running her first full, but I figure while I'm there I might as well run too. I'm such a nerd. It will be a fun excuse to get to see Kinz and Aimee. I love girl weekends.
I'm currently craving a whole grain bagel from panera and a diet root beer....plus twizzlers.
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Kody's last test of the six week stretch is tomorrow. YAY! I got some sweet action tickets from work for the OSU v Kansas game on Saturday. I gave them to Kody so he would have something exciting to do this weekend since I'm having my girls weekend. YAY! Less than 27 hours until the fun begins.
Robin turns 24 tomorrow. I can't believe she is that old now! I almost said 22, which also seemed too old. I realized today that I will be 26 on my next birthday. It's not like I had some big realization and finally figured out how old I am, because I have always known....I promise. I just don't think about it that often. Age has never been a big deal to me...except for 16. Kody's dad's birthday is tomorrow as well. He is not turning 24. :)
Monday, November 5, 2007
Thursday, November 1, 2007
I went to the gym this morning to get my run in before work. Two girls probably around 30 were running next to me. I overheard one of them talking about how she has been nauseous during her pregnancy (she wasn't showing so I'm sure she is only a few months along). Then I heard her say she was going to run ten to twelve miles that morning. Somehow being pregnant and running twelve miles doesn't really go well together in my head, although I'm quite envious! I'm not sure the baby feels the same way.
Last night was Halloween and this year we had a much more successful trick or treating turnout at our house. Bailey dressed up like a skeleton. She looked precious. She greeted all the kids at the door. They all loved her...of course! Unfortunately I haven't been able to stop eating Halloween candy today. I thought I was smart by giving all of our leftovers to Kody to take to school, but people at work did not do the same thing. They all brought it HERE! Seriously, you expect me to resist free chocolate when it is sitting in front of me all day? It doesn't matter how much will power I think I have. When chocolate is involved all bets are off.
Crislyn is staying with us tonight. I'm so excited to have a house guest! It's always fun when friends come to visit. More of you should do it!
Fun stat for the day: Women spend 205 million minutes per month on People.com, more than any other celebrity site. Thank you Media Week magazine.
Friday, October 26, 2007
I can definitely tell it's Friday. Some of the guys are playing ping pong in the diner, people are decorating their offices with spider webs for Halloween, and I keep looking at my clock thinking it is going to say 4:59. Unfortunately it is only 2:33. Boo.
Kody has been a busy boy the past few weeks. October is a busy month for 2nd years. He has had three or so tests a week the last three weeks and will until after the first week of November. He's working hard. I'm so proud of him! I get really excited when I start think about him on rotations next year and figuring out what he wants to do. It will be quite an adventure. I've been researching residencies for him even though I know it's a few years off. It will be here before we know it though. There is no telling where we will end up. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for somewhere in Florida. :)
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Lesson learned: Beware of falling food.
Monday, October 8, 2007
I got back on Wednesday so I had a short work week, which I was very thankful for. The two hour time change got to me. This weekend I went to Edmond Friday night to mess with some prescription mix ups. I got to see my parents before they left for their cruise. They are going to Boston and cruising along New England and into Canada for ten days. I'm so jealous. I know that part of the country is just gorgeous in the fall. Saturday Bailey and I drove to Bartlesville because Kasey was in town this weekend for Columbus Day. We ate a lot and watched the OU/Texas and Florida/LSU games. I guess I can't be too disappointed with the outcomes of the games. OU of course won. YAY! Florida lost in the last two minutes. They were up the whole game. It tore my heart out. They played a great game, probably one of the best ones I've seen all season considering how great LSU is. I think they will finish the season strong. They are so young...the next few years are going to be exciting. The other exciting thing is Florida State is doing a little better so the FLA/FSU game we are going to at the end of November will be really exciting. I can't wait. We leave in seven weeks. YAY! I can't wait to be there and see my family. Go Gators!
Tyler had Ryan on Friday night! She was 8lbs 4oz. I didn't get to visit because I was heading home and I didn't want to invade so early in Ryan's life....although I'm sure she would have loved me! Kody and I are so excited to meet her though! It's so strange when your friends you have known forever start to have children. It's so exciting and I am so happy for Tyler and Darin!
Kody and I are going to take Bailey to help us pick out our Halloween pumpky this week. I'm so excited to start decorating for all the holidays. YAY!
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
H2O...drink it up!
Monday, September 24, 2007
I got up to the Scott Chapel Friday afternoon to help decorate with Lauren, Amy, and Crislyn. Angela did some really cute things. She hung black ribbon around the aisles with white flowers pinned on them. Very classy. She had a gazebo type thing (I don't know the proper word so I'm sorry) wrapped in white lights. It was beautiful. Friday night after rehearsal we all went to the hotel for the dinner catered by Carraba's. Yum yum yum. The dessert was one of the most amazing things I have ever tasted. I could have eaten the whole tray, but I resisted. Saturday morning my mom and I hosted a bridal brunch at our house. We had a very eclectic assortment of food. Bagels, quiche, fruit, cup cakes, chex mix, mini chicken biscuits from Chick-fil-A, and mini cheeseburgers from Cheeseburgers in Paradise for Angela's own "mini OU tailgate". We watched the OU game and just hung out and ate. We were all stuffed.
After stuffing ourselves we all went to get ready. Amy did my hair, bless her heart, but fortunately it didn't take as long as usual. She's amazing. Angela's hair looked fantastic. She had gorgeous big curls. She has perfect hair for stuff like that. It holds so well. We had a mini dance party while we were getting ready and waiting for pictures. It was some good ole fashioned girl time. Anyway, we had our "photo shoot" outside. The pictures turned out great. We were told to "vogue" which I was not very good at, but it was still fun. Angela and Brian saw each other before the wedding (which I recommend to everyone if you are OK with it...it gets out the jitters!) They took their pictures together. They looked so happy. It made me smile.
The ceremony was beautiful. They picked really pretty music. The flowers were gorgeous. Brian had a great big smile when she came down the aisle. YAY! I had to hold her massive bouquet which turned out to be a little bit of a workout! Angela's dress was gorgeous. It was full lace and had a semi long train. Beautiful! After the ceremony we headed over to the reception. Since most of the pictures were done before the wedding, they were over there pretty quickly and cut the cake. Yum! Brian had a big Nebraska cake, but Angela was sneaky and put in a small OU cake next to it. I love chocolate cake, so those were my favorite. She had a really cute candy buffet with little bags to take your candy home in. I ate all of mine there...shocking. There was shrimp, chicken, fruit, cheese...pretty much everything I like. When it was time to go we all showered them with bubbles. It was really pretty. It was so great to be a part of her wedding. I've never seen her so happy and that made me happy. It was a long time coming. :)
PS. Amy did not put in proper effort when it came to the bouquet toss. That was the only disappointment of the evening. Shame on her!
Friday, September 21, 2007
I started training for the Route 66 1/2 marathon that is here in Tulsa the weekend before Thanksgiving. I'm about to wrap up week number 3 with a 10 mile run on Saturday. It has felt so great to start running again. I always work out, but I hadn't been running like I normally do. I'm starting to feel like myself again. I can't wait. I'm planning on running in the Cowtown 1/2 marathon in Fort Worth in Feb. and the Memorial 1/2 in OKC in April. I don't want to just run them anymore, I want to get good at them. I will too, I'm stubborn like that.
As most of you know, I am a football fanatic so I have highly enjoy the past few weeks. We have been to a couple of Kellen's high school games. He's playing great! Last night they played Sand Springs and won their first district game. Kellen had some great runs and tackles on defense. He's probably averaging 8 yards a carry. It's fun to be able to watch him. Also, Kody and I are playing intramural football at the medical school. We are 1-1 although we should be 2-o. I had a touchdown in the first game and last night I scored an extra point and had an interception. I'm pretty much amazing. :) Kody also laid me out. He didn't' see me and plowed me over when we were on defense. My neck is a little sore this morning for taking the hit, but I was tough. Kody's mouth started bleeding a little afterwards. And finally, college football has begun. Last weekend we had a football party at our house which consisted of me, Kody, my mom, Stephen and Clayton. I made a blue cake with orange icing with a big UF on it for Florida. The Gators are 3-0 and looking pretty amazing. I can't wait until we go to Gainesville for the big Florida/Florida St. game. It's going to be fantastic!
Robin is coming home this weekend. We are going to the State Fair on Sunday with the fam. I can't wait! I hope everyone has a great weekend! Go Gators!
Thursday, August 16, 2007
"The Gators are building the most formidable talent war-chest this side of USC, so watch out. If Florida gets some breaks and finds its way back into the big game again, we might be looking at the start of a Southern dynasty." - A very smart man who wrote for MSNBC, Joey Johnston
More than anything I can't wait to be in Gainesville on November 24th. Only 14 weeks to go!
Kody starts school on Monday. It's been fun having him around so much this summer. I'm also really excited he is starting again because that means in less than one year he will be on rotations and even closer to graduation! In less than three years he will be a real doctor. Amazing.
In other news, I am going to San Diego at the end of September for the AOA convention. Basically it means I'm a big deal. OK, not really, but I'm going to learn a lot about the American Osteopathic Association which will be helpful someday I'm sure.
Monday, August 6, 2007
Last night we bought The 300 and watched about half of it before bed. I love the movie and have seen it before. Last night I kept having dreams about people getting decapitated. It freaked me out. Just thought everyone would like to know.
I'm going to the PGA tomorrow for work. Maybe I'll meet Tiger. That would be fantastic.
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
We are currently remodeling the guest room. I can't tell you how excited I am. The paint job looks amazing. Kody is refinishing some furniture in a gorgeous dark stain. All that HGTV watching is finally paying off.
In other news, Bailey the Dog chewed up our hose. That was special.
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Go see Transformers. Well worth the money and time spent in the theater. It's long, but it doesn't feel like. Shia LeBouf aka Louis Stevens is fabulous. I have to say I was not optimistic about how I would react to the movie, but I was pleasantly surprised. I generally don't like action movies, but this one made me happy.
Six day countdown til my birthday. Half way to fifty! Yikes, I'm getting old.
I feel boring today so that is all I'm writing. Deal with it. :)
Friday, July 6, 2007
In other news, I have been researching outdoor ceiling fans. Kody is redoing the back patio and building a covered area for me for my birthday. I'm also currently in a bidding war on eBay to get Mario Kart for Nintendo 64, which we acquired from his brother I believe. It's the only video game I have ever liked that wasn't DDR, Guitar Hero, or Karaoke Revolution. If I get out bid I might flip out. Once I was in a bidding war for a t-shirt that said "Virginia, Virginia, Virginia". It was from the University of Virginia. Since my first name is actually Virginia I thought it would be a great shirt for me to have, plus it was cute. I ended up losing in the last 10 seconds. I emailed the girl that won and offered to pay her more for it, but she just laughed at me. Looking back on it I guess I was pretty silly, but that's the way I roll.
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
Tonight Kody and I are heading to OKC to see Chicago in concert. I don't feel prepared. I need to know the words to the songs so I can sing along, but other than "Your The Inspiration" I think I'm going to fail miserably. I'm looking forward to a nice, relaxing evening outside. I just pray that it doesn't rain! I was in Bartlesville last night, where Kody's family is moving, and I have never seen flooding like that before. Pictures don't do it justice when you see it in person. I had to run by Lowe's so I could get a RCA cord for the DVD player so I could work out. Yes, only I would be out in a flood buying a RCA cord so I could workout, but that's not the point. The point is the entire parking lot up to the sixth or seventh row was flooded. Craziness. It blows my mind how that is even possible. Mother nature is very interesting.
In honor of the 4th I thought I would give everyone some fun 4th of July facts:
1. The Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4, 1776, but it was not declared a legal holiday until 1941! Tomorrow marks the 4th of July's 66th birthday! Happy Birthday 4th of July.
2. A representative who was passionate about the Declaration of Independence rode horseback 80 miles to break the tie in support of independence.
3. "The Star Spangled Banner" is set to the tune of the English drinking song, "To Anacreon in Heaven".
4. Uncle Sam first became popular during the War of 1812, but he wasn't adopted as a national symbol until 1961.
5. George Washington first held public office at the age of 17.
I'm craving a Cherry Coke Zero and a slice of America's birthday cake.
Friday, June 29, 2007
Monday, June 25, 2007
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Tip of the day: Check your zipper. Even if your hot there are better ways to get a cool breeze than having an open airway in your pants.
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Take a gander, they are all simply fabulous and educational. After researching as much as I have, I feel like I am prepared and ready to take on the challenge of preparing a holiday meal. The only problem will be getting everyone to my house.
Other exciting holiday news is that Kody and I are going to the Florida / Florida State game the Saturday after Thanksgiving at The Swamp. Yes sports fans, we will get to witness the current NCAA Champion Florida Gators on their home turf in one of the greatest in state rivalries in the history of this great nation. We leave in twenty one weeks and three days. The countdown is on.
A Few Fun Side notes:
Yesterday I locked my keys in the trunk at Target and Kody had to come bail me out. Fun.A girl that I work with just saw Issac Hanson at a coffee shop in Tulsa.
I have already chewed half a pack of Orbit Citrus Mint gum today. My jaw hurts.
Monday, June 18, 2007
I got to see a lot of friends over the past few days. Tiffany's wedding was beautiful and we all had a lot of fun. Angela, Lauren and I went to Lottinville's (yum!) for Angela's birthday lunch. They brought us a seven layer chocolate chip cake with a sparkler. It smelled like the fourth of July and tasted like Heaven. Kody and I invaded Tyler and Darin's and had game night, one of our favorite past times. We played Cranium Pop 5. Tyler and I pretty much got owned by the boys. It's a little tough to take, but I feel like next time is our time to prevail...we get a little competitive. We also cooked dinner for my parents for Father's Day. We grilled steak, roasted corn and veggies, and had a fabulous salad, plus we had Baskin Robbin's ice cream cake. Splendid!
Every time we go back to Edmond I miss it. This weekend was no exception and for one big reason, the Randy's M&M's Tent Sale. If you have never been to the Randy's Tent Sale you must make an effort next time. It happens twice a year and my family usually schedules the day around it. There is just something exciting about a cheap movie! Kody and I purchased four: Fever Pitch, Munich, The Constant Gardener, and Miami Vice. Those should keep us busy over the next few days.
I don't feel entertaining today so I'm sorry if I bored you. Happy Birthday Kinsey! I'm going to go eat an apple now...
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Over the past couple of years I have become a lot more health conscious than I used to be. I wouldn't call myself a health freak, but maybe a health enthusiast. I read as much as I can about fitness, food, and nutrition. I find it simply astounding how much the things we eat effect our bodies, minds, and moods. I used to be a very picky eater and I still am, but I am trying to make myself branch out. My newest food obsession is none other than.....the almond.
Almonds scared me for awhile. I have never really liked nuts plus I didn't want to "waste" calories on a few little nuts when I could save them for ice cream! Half a cup of Cherry Garcia or 28 nuts?? Cherry Gracia all the way! Not anymore. I still love my Ben and Jerry's Cherry Garcia, but I have found there is room in there to go a little bit nuts. (Don't you love my play on words?) For those of you who are still resistant, I would like to give you a little background and information about the almond. Here are my top 10 reasons to love almonds:
10. They are high in fat AND good for you. That's because most of the fat is monounsaturated which is the same good for your heart fat that is in olive oil. Yum yum.
9. Women that eat at least one ounce of almonds a week have a twenty five percent fewer chance of developing gallstones.
8. Romans referred to the almond as "The Greek Nut", because the Greek's were the first civilization to cultivate them. I'm part Greek so I have to support my ancestors.
7. You can store almonds frozen for up to a year and in the fridge for months so you don't have to worry about them going bad.
6. Almonds are really the seed from the Almond Tree which is a cousin to the Peach, Cherry, and Apricot tree. What a tasty family! Here is what it looks like....
5. They taste good with dried fruit.
4. They protect your heart against cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
3. The Bible mentions the almond ten times.
2. They don't ever go "out of season" so you can buy them all year, although they are the best during the summer.
1. The almond skin has flavonoids. I think that sounds neat.
For those of you who are trying to improve your health or just branch out a little bit when it comes to food, try the almond. Throw some in a salad or chop them up and put them over pasta. Live dangerously, but protect your heart in the process!
Monday, June 11, 2007
Here is how the article started:
"A pilot told nervous passengers travelling with a low-cost Spanish airline that nearly half the seats on their plane were out of use due to a safety problem but it was nothing to worry about, a Spanish newspaper reported. As passengers took their seats on the Lisbon to Madrid flight operated by Vueling Airlines on Sunday they noticed that all but three of the 32 rows on one side of the plane were taped off. The captain told them on the intercom: "We will not be able to use that part of the plane because we have a safety problem with the door at the front. Don't worry, it's only a safety problem". - MSNBC Website June 11, 2007
The article goes on to explain that the "safety problem" was with the eight emergency exits on the plane so they couldn't serve the normal capacity of passengers. Well that's comforting. At least it wasn't anything serious like they were out of peanuts and coke.
Friday, June 8, 2007
For those of you who are wondering, a half birthday falls exactly six months after your actual birthday. If you can't do the simple math, go to the website below. There is a calculator that will do the thinking for you. Amazing! Also, there are some great cards and party gear made specifically for half birthdays. http://yourhalfbirthday.com/
Happy half to you whenever that may be!