Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Adios 2008!

Another year has come and gone. I can't believe in less than twelve hours it will be 2009. What a wonderful and crazy year it has been. I can only hope that the years to follow bring more great memories! It is hard to believe that a year from now we will be awaiting the DO match results to tell us where our next adventure will begin. It seems like just yesterday we were in Fort Worth celebrating friends' weddings, our second anniversary and watching Air Force and Cal play in the Armed Force Bowl. Oh how time flies when you are getting old!

I hope that in 2009 everyone appreciates every day you are given. Look forward to the future, but don't forget today! Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Happy Anniversary to Me and the Boy!

Three years ago on this day I was eating Panera bagels and watching a Laguna Beach marathon with my best friends. It was the best was my wedding day! It was a beautiful, sunny day in December. My insane planning obsession came in very handy during that time! It truly was a fantastic day. I want to do it all over again, but instead I will just look at pictures and remember how much fun we had. I like to be nostalgic. Enjoy!

I wore my mom's beautiful veil. I loved it.

Dancing with my King.

I surprised Kody with a "K" ice sculpture at our reception. He loved it.

Our wedding party. We love our friends!

Off to Mexico!

Monday, December 29, 2008

And it Begins...

I've lost it. Now that it is almost 2009 and Kody is almost through six rotations...yes, six...I am in full fledged "where the heck are you going to do your residency" mode. This mode completely terrifies Kody, but I feel like I'm thriving when I hit this mode.

I currently have three spreadsheets in the works. One for Orthopedics, one for OB/GYN and one for Anesthesia. The first two he has actual interest in, the later is still TBD. Might as well be prepared! So, back to my amazingness/insanity....each spreadsheet lists the program location, hospital affiliation, starting and ending salaries, number of spots, number of interviews granted and everything the program will or will not pay for (licence, paternity leave, life insurance, CME, etc.).

Here is an example of the listing, this is for St. Anthony's in OKC orthopedic program. Isn't all that information completely fantastic? I can't wait to organize it all into my beautifully easy to read spreadsheet. He may think I am nuts now, but next month when he is ready to start scheduling his electives he will be SO thankful for me. :)

I'll leave you with some pictures from Christmas. I unfortunately don't have many from Kody's parent's house. I got distracted by opening gifts and forgot to take pictures!
Kody and I by his parent's Snow Village display. So cute...the village...not me.

Lounging with Honey and Midori.

Kody and his Miter Saw. He will be missing a limb soon.
Kody and Robin helping with the Christmas Turkey. Aren't they precious?
Robin and every animal in our home on Christmas Day.
My parents and Kody talk about the great movies my mom just opened, which are really movies my dad wanted. :)

Bailey and her Christmas Reindeer from Kody's mom. She loves her Reindeer!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Twas the Day After Christmas...

...and I am as stuffed as a cow!

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. We had a great time with the fam in Edmond. In a nutshell our one and a half days included Christmas Eve service, Christmas Eve pizza, making coconut balls (so good), holiday episode of Top Chef, a Christmas morning workout, pancakes, presents, Valkyrie, more food, Kung Fu Panda, more food and the drive home....I am worn out!

My mom sent us home with an entire ham. Not part of a ham, but a huge, whole twelve pound plus ham. Apparently Kody and I need to eat more?

Quote of trip:
Let me preface this by saying Robin has never been to a Christmas eve service at the church my parent's now attend. We used to always to o to one at Heritage Presbyterian which is a really cute, small church in Edmond. Anyway, as we pull up to the church here was the exchange:

Robin "Ohhhhh...this is the church where Ginny got married!"
Kody: "Robin, I got married here too."
Robin: "Oh, yeah you are right!"
Car erupts in laughter...

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Twas the Night Before Christmas...

Kody and I are loading up the car early this afternoon with Bailey and heading to Edmond for Christmas! I am really looking forward to going to Christmas Eve service with my family tonight. I haven't been able to go with them since we have been married. We always roll in about midnight from Waynoka. Our work schedules are limiting our travel plans this Christmas. It will actually be kind of nice, even though I love getting to see everyone.

Robin flew in from Tucson last night. There were seven people on her flight, which went through Dallas, going from Tucson to Oklahoma City. They almost missed their connection in Dallas. The group sent Robin running from their gate to the OKC gate. When she got there the door was already closed, but the pilot was just walking to the door. She told him there were seven of them on their way and she would be happy to buy him "some adult beverages" when they landed. He told her the door wasn't really closed until he got on the plane so he would hold it for them. They all got put up in first class. I need to travel with Robin more often. She knows how to work they system in the most fantastic way.

I can't wait for all the goodies my mom makes. She is making me coconut date balls (heaven!) and the peanut butter bars I love. We are having pancakes on Christmas morning. My mom knows how to make me happy!

I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

My Bompa

My grandfather, Bompa, passed away on Sunday evening. I got the news while we were celebrating Christmas with Kody's family. We have known it was coming for a few weeks, although that never makes it easier. It has been five years since my grandma, Nanny, passed away as well. Nan and Bomp (sounds like Bump!), lived in Fort Myers, Florida where I was born. I lived there with them for the first three months of my life. I don't remember it, but I'm sure it was a lot of fun! Fort Myers has always been one of my favorite places to visit. It is beautiful and almost all of my dad's family is in the area. We would go there every three or four years for Christmas and during the summers other years. Every Christmas Bomp would be "Santa" every night leading up to the big day. All of the grand kids would sit in front of his chair and one by one we would sit on his lap and we would get the gift for that night. It is such a great memory.

Nan and Bomp were the biggest fans of Christmas. Their house was always the best looking house on the block during Christmas. Santa and all the reindeer were on top of the roof and there was always a six foot Santa just inside the front door that waved at us as we walked through the door. So many of my favorite memories from growing up happened in their home and with both of them. I would always ride in the golf cart with Bomp while him and my dad played a few holes of golf. He always pointed out the gators to me in the lake around the golf course. One day there was a baby gator crawling onto the neat!

Bomp was a Navy pilot and one of the biggest Gator fans you will ever meet. Every game day my dad would be on the phone with him as both of them talked about how horrible the Gators were playing. They were never satisfied! :) I guess I get that from both of them. I am going to miss Bompa so much. He was so special to me and always will be, however, I know he is in a better place now and isn't in pain anymore. My mom said she thought the first thing Nan and Bomp would do together in Heaven was play golf, but then she changed her mind. She said she thinks Nan is out Christmas shopping and Bomp is trying to figure out how he is going to pay for everything! They'll probably head out for eighteen holes after everything is under the tree. :) I love you Bompa!

Angela took this adorable picture of Bailey when she was visiting this weekend. It makes me smile!

Friday, December 19, 2008


...It is Friday! This week has been a long one, the longest in a long time. I'm drained and need some serious energizing. The hubby called to invite me to a movie, Yes Man. A date! I'm looking forward to smuggling in some Twizzlers and a ginormous Diet Root Beer. It should be fantastic. I might have to opt for a Diet Coke... I might need the caffeine if the sugar doesn't do the trick.

I need a good run tonight...come on legs!

Angela and Lauren are coming to visit tomorrow. I am forcing them to come to my flag football game. I might also force them to make signs for my team. They will probably do it because, well, that is just how we do things...we like to draw attention to ourselves, it is a gift. I'm sure I'll have some pictures to post Monday.

I'm getting really excite about Santa's visit. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for Rock Band. (Kody, did you see that? Rock Band...yes I want it....still. Remember how much you love me?)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Good News!

Well, My dad's surgeries and tests went very well. We have to wait until early next week to get all the results, however, the doctors are very optimistic! His tumor was very thin, .70 mm. In melanoma speak that is very small. They went ahead and biopsied a few lymph nodes. It can always spread, but normally in one that small the chances are slim that it has. We still have to be patient and wait for more biopsy results, but we are feeling much better about the outlook! I'm becoming and really always have been, a huge proponent of protecting your skin. The best way to prevent Melanoma is to avoid burns and wear at least a SPF 15. Please take care of your skin and do not wait to have something checked out if you are concerned. You can get lots of great information from this website. Read it, learn it and protect yourself and your family!

In other great news, my future sister in law, Ashely, finally posted about the proposal. I've linked her blog through her name. Go check it out and congratulate her! She has been studying n France all semester and my BIL, Kasey, flew over and surprised her. What a great early Christmas present! I've known for months and it has been killing me! I hate keeping secrets. Seriously, I am the most excited girl in the world. I feel like I got engaged again, but I don't have to go ask my parents for money to plan the wedding! WAAHOO! My goal is to eat all of her food since I didn't get to eat any of mine at my wedding. I apologize in advance Ashley.

Lastly, I locked myself out of my house this morning. Not my brightest moment. I was taking the trash out and putting some mail in the mailbox. I was very responsible up to that point. As I was walking down the driveway I thought, "Wouldn't it be funny if I couldn't get back in the house?" Nope, not funny. I never leave the house without my keys. They are always in my coat pocket, which I was wearing. Today, however, I decided to leave my keys on the counter. Oops. I had just put Bailey outside to "relieve" herself before I left for the day. She stays inside. Luckily, the backdoor was unlocked and I was able to get in. The moment of panic was stressful though. I didn't have keys, my phone and my most of our neighbors were gone for the day. I have no idea what I would have done. Maybe I could have cleaned the garage...

Here is a sweet picture of my mom and I working out at CrossFit Jenks. They posted it on their website yesterday. She worked out with me the day after Thanksgiving. Look at her row!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Cold as Ice

Ice is on the ground, all the schools are closed and I'm at work. My normal twelve minute drive to work this morning took about thirty five minutes. I made it safely so that is the important thing. The wind chill is now six degrees. SIX. My feet are still numb. Somehow, the heat in our area of the building was turned off over the weekend and it didn't get above sixty degrees in the office until mid morning. BRRRRRR. I'm jetting out early to avoid traffic and the incoming snow flurries. It was in the seventies yesterday early afternoon. I love Oklahoma weather.

In other VERY exciting news....I'm going to have a new sister in law! Actually, she'll be my first sister in law. I'll let her blog about it before I write all about it (which you better ::cough cough:: new sister in law). Once she does, I'll link the page so you can read all about the story. It is so fantastic. I'll leave you in anticipation.

My dad goes in tomorrow to have all of the procedures done for the stupid melanoma. That is how I refer to it now. It isn't melanoma, it is stupid melanoma because it is in fact that...stupid. Thank you to everyone for your thoughts, prayers and well wishes. I'll know a lot more after tomorrow morning. We are still hoping for a positive outcome! I went to visit my family on Saturday just to hang out and distract them from thinking about everything. I went Christmas shopping with my dad and then we took Midori to the dog park. There was a three month old Boxer named Aspen at the park. So cute! She loved Midori. I think Midori was scared of her. Ha! I got to go to the OU Orthopedic Resident and Faculty Christmas party. It was a lot of fun to see all my parents friends who I grew up with. I had not seen so many of them in so long. It was also fun to meet all the ortho residents. They looked just like us...young. It was so weird to sit there and to think that was going to be us in two years. I've grown up around doctors so that aspect is totally normal, but I'm finally realizing that my husband is going to be one of them soon and not just a student. I'm not going to just be a doctor's daughter, but now a doctor's wife. My mom is a doctor's wife...not me! I am a medical student's wife. Such a strange feeling....

Friday, December 12, 2008


Someone is playing Christmas music today in our office. I think it is one of the graphic artists. Right now Silent Night is playing. It is a beautiful version, although I'm not sure who is singing. It seems fitting right now. I've kind of been in a daze since I found out about my dad on Tuesday. We still don't know much more. My parents met with the surgeon yesterday. He is an OSU graduate. My parents really like him. My dad goes in on Monday and Tuesday for more surgery and tests that will really tell us how far along the stupid melanoma is. All prayers are appreciated. The reality of the situation is really starting to set in for all of us. It's scary and completely out of our control at this point. I'm still positive that it is going to turn out OK and he'll rebound quickly! I know God is going to take care of our family and get us through whatever it is we have to go through.

In other news, Florida's offensive coordinator, Dan Mullen, accepted the Mississippi State job yesterday. I'm happy for him to have the chance to be a head coach, but angry that he is leaving my Gators! Hopefully he'll stay on through the National Championship. Who in there right mind would give up that opportunity?? Surely not Mr. Mullen! Oklahoma's Kevin Wilson was also up for the job. Florida and OU just really want to compete this year, don't they?

On a lighter note, Heisman trophy tomorrow night! WOOHOO. Any thoughts on the winner? Sammy, Colt and Tim. What a good crowd. Honestly, all of them are deserving, but of course I want Tim to win. Should be interesting!

Happy Weekend everyone!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

It's Just a Phase...

Kody is in a phase. This particular phase is not one I am a fan is a dark, horrible phase. I like the phases when he wants to work out with me or help clean the house. He is currently in his NCAA Football phase. He has played every night for the past week. One would think that he would be so overjoyed to see his wife that he would turn it off, thank her for making him dinner so he doesn't starve and proceed to talk to her about her day. That isn't the case. I have to listen to stupid video game Lee and Kirk (no offense...I love you both in your non animated form) "call" the games. I know all the lines from the game. I can tell you exactly what they say when Kody tries on onside kick or has a good run. I'll spare you though. Last night as we are sitting there and I am begging him to end the game...this was our exchange:

Me: You know what, I think I want to get pregnant.
Kody pauses game, looks at me confused.
Kody: What??
Me: Yes, that way whenever we are home together you won't be able to play video games all the'll have to participate with me and a baby.
Kody jumps up, turns off game....looks at Bailey.
Kody: Bailey, I am turning this game off now. You are the only baby we need.

Yes, I know it may be wrong to joke about getting pregnant and use it in a negative way, but I was desperate. Thankfully it worked and we had a fantastic evening of conversation. Ok, I'm exaggerating slightly, but he did turn the game off and we got to watch Criminal Minds. YAY!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Once Upon a Time...

...I was a good runner. It has been a good three weeks since I have a had a solid week of running. I've so busy with work and life that I just haven't found the time. I dearly miss the thrill of a good run. Yesterday, I decided it would be a perfect day to get back into the swing of things since I needed to blow off some steam. My body, however, had a different idea. Normally three miles is a piece a cake. I usually run four to five when I'm not training for anything. Apparently, my body forgot that I AM a good runner and that I can go the distance. I was huffing and puffing on the treadmill. It was so embarrassing. I even had to stop and walk.....WALK! Now, there is absolutely nothing wrong with need to walk while you are running, it is actually recommended. It is just a big blow to the ego. I can run half marathons dangit, I don't need to walk after I have ran 1.23 miles at 6.6 mph. That is flippin warm up pace. Anyway, I am blaming it on the fact that I have been sick with a cold for a week and a half and I have been distracted by family news. I think tomorrow will be better. If not, my legs and I are going to have a serious conversation.

Top Chef is on tonight. Watch it and love it.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

I Should Have Stayed in Bed!

Today is definitely one of those days where I think I should have stayed home. My motivation level is about negative five. Very unlike me, however, it is one of those days. It's cloudy, rainy, freezing and there is a possibility of snow soon. Good thing I bundled today. I've got my gloves, scarf and hat so I'm ready for whatever Mother Nature throws at T-town.

In other news, illness seems to be going around my family. My grandfather (dad's dad) has been in the hospital since the middle of November. He's in Florida so my parents have gone down a couple times the past few months to help out and visit. He's really sick and not doing well. They are hoping to send him home at the end of the week with 24 hour care. He hates being in the hospital. I don't blame him. I know he was very happy Saturday night when Florida won, so that makes me smile. Hopefully things will start looking up for him soon.

This morning my dad found out that he has melanoma. Yes, I am freaking out. No, I don't know anything more than that. We have to wait until the end of the week to get more tests back. My mom sounded good on the phone. She is the eternal optimist which I love. I know there is no reason to freak out until we know more. Ever since she called I have been worthless at work. I've been reading and learning about treatments and what happens at what stage of the cancer. Somehow I feel like the more I know, the more likely it will turn out to be nothing. My mom noticed it on his back last week and he immediately when and had it checked out. I questioned her for ten minutes today on if it was new, if she had noticed it before, blah blah blah. I know I can't do anything about it, so I'm just praying about it and hopeful that everything will be fine.

I could really go for a big bag of twizzlers right now....

Monday, December 8, 2008

Happy Birthday Kody!

As you may already know, Saturday was a very exciting day for me. Not only did my dream game (Florida vs OU) become a reality, but it was also Kody's 26th birthday. In celebration of his birth we basically ate a lot of food and watched a lot of football. You could say it was a dream day for both of us. Here is our lovely Florida cake. Kody made the gator. I was very impressed. It looks yummy doesn't it? Well, it was. Nothing beats a funfetti gator cake!

Lots of friends came by throughout the day. I love having friends at our home. It reminds me of the Grey's parties we had in our first apartment. I still remember watching the season 2 finale when Meredith and McDreamy ::gasp:: "reunited" during the "prom" for the Chief's niece and then Denny died. Oh my....

Ok, back to my dream game in the making. My parents came up for the Florida came and Kody's made it for the OU game. We had enough food to feed an army. It was a feast!

Gameday Menu:
Brisket and Rolls
Hot Hominy
Trail Mix
Florida Pasta Salad (the noodles were "F's"!)
Stuffed Strawberries (Thanks Jen!)
Chips, Salsa, and my Awesome Guacamole
Puppy Chow
Gator Cake
Sooner Cookie Cake

The Stephens, Tarek and Kody braved the cold outside for the first half of the Florida game. Everyone else stayed inside because we are much smarter than third year medical students.
More to come later on the match up of my lifetime...

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Welcome to Miami!

In case you missed it....GO GATORS!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Time For My Endorsement Deal...

I eat a lot of frozen and pre-made meals. I don't particularly like frozen or pre-made meals, but they are easy and I like easy...a lot. Today for the first time I tried a Health Choice Fresh Mixer. I think the commercial is funny so I gave it a wiz. I work in advertising...I am easily swayed.

It was a Ziti and Meat Sauce concoction. Aside from the sauce exploding in the microwave (oops) it was super easy to make. You just fill the pasta bowl with water, heat and drain. It even comes with a handy draining lid. How smart! You heat the sauce separately, mix together and enjoy. I had co-workers coming into my office asking what smelled so good and then I went into my thirty second infomerical explanation. I have to say this is by far the best pre-made meal I have ever had from Health Choice or any other healthier brand. I give it five stars out of four. Seriously, I was that impressed. I fully expect Healthy Choice to be calling me soon or at least send me a huge package of free Fresh Mixers. Just call me Kelly Ripa.

In other news, Bailey survived the cold yesterday. Kody said she was a "Baileycicle", but she was ok. Thank goodness! She totally forgave me for mistreating her and slept beside me last night. I left her inside today. All is right in the world.

Now for pictures!
Family photo...Bailey looks bigger than both of us.

My sister hammin' it up for the camera. Classic Robin.

Me and my mama. She's so cute!

Profile shot. It is the supermodel in her. Ferosh!

Kody and Midori wrestling. He's lucky she still likes him.
Everyone get some rest tonight. Tomorrow is a big day. My dream national championship game is on the line. Go Gators, Boomer Sooner!

Thursday, December 4, 2008


I'm feeling like an absolute failure as a dog mom today. This time of year is very tricky with Bailey. It is cold in the morning, but in the afternoons it gets fairly nice. This is Oklahoma, so you can't really predict the weather. The past two days I have left her outside because we have had some fairly nice weather. She loves to play outside and sunbathe. It makes her feel like a super model. Today I left her outside again thinking it would warm up. I didn't watch the news this morning. Big mistake. On the way to work I heard it was "23 degrees with a chance of snow flurries". Oh no! Poor baby dog! As much as she loves to play outside, she loves to cuddle in her blankets on the couch even more. Luckily, we can leave her in the house all day unsupervised and she is perfectly fine. We were blessed with an angel! Short story made too long...Bailey girl is probably shivering outside wondering why I made her stay in the cold without her winter coat. Yes, she has one. She is a big girl now, but here are a few of my favorite puppy pictures of her

In other news, when I woke up this morning I thought I was starring in a movie. My alarm clock is set to one of my favorite radio stations. This morning was like a perfect opening scene to a super cheesy movie. Let me set the scene....

Dark room, girl cuddled warmly under her covers...clock radio begins playing...
"Just a small town girl, living in a lonely world. She took the midnight train going anywhere."
Girls eyes open. She smiles and stretches her arms to the ceiling....
"Just a city boy, born and raised in south Detroit. He took the midnight train going anywhere."
Girl lies in bed as she contemplates her day. Music continues to play....
"A singer in smokey room, a smell of wine and cheap perfume. For a smile they can share the night it goes on and on and on and on."
Girl jumps out of bed, throws on her favorite sweatshirt and begins singing and dancing to the music.
"Don't stop believing..."

Thank you Journey. I feel quite motivated now. And yes, it happened just like that. Perfect. That song is actually on my running CD so it really gets me going. Nothing like some good 80's music to get my blood flowing. I wish every morning started like that one...

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Dirty Santa Anyone?

First and foremost I would like to wish a very happy birthday to my friend Lauren. Lauren does the best impressions. She can impersonate anyone! It was a big hit during softball trips in college. Those were the days....happy birthday Lauren! I'll buy you Bueno next time I am in town. :)

Friday we are having a work Christmas party. I get to leave a 3PM for the shin-dig..score! At this gathering we are supposed to bring a $25 gift for dirty Santa. The gift is supposed to be something we would want for ourselves. I guess they put this rule in place to avoid having a lot sex toys show up in the mix. Maybe they should put that rule in place for bridal showers (Angela!).... Anyway, I have no idea what to get. I'm good at buying gifts so I don't know what my hold up is. Any suggestions? I'm thinking about just going with a gift card. I love gift cards. Some people, however, are very snobby about gift cards. I don't like those people. I could always bring a combo NSYNC/Britney Christmas CD set. I would love that gift! I'm not sure I want to let everyone see that side of me yet. I need to give it some more time before I reveal the true crazy...

One of my co-workers just came in my office and threw three cough drops on my desk. He told me I sounded terrible. Poor me.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Merry SITSmas!

Merry SITSmas! SITS is a great site. If you haven't been to it before and you are blogging junky, go visit! It is a great way to make lots of cyber friends that you will never meet in person. :) I love reading all the blogs of SITS loyal visitors, of course I hardly have time to blog stalk anymore. Anyway, they are providing some fabulous giveways and right now you can get some great discounts on jewlerey. Who doesn't love that?

I currently feel like there is an elephant stuffed up my nose. As you might imagine, it isn't the most enjoyable feeling. The mister and I have been sick since Wednesday. We played it off pretty well until Saturday afternoon...that is when the goodness really set in. Today we are both over the ache, headache, fever stage and we are in the cough it up, can't breath through our noses stage. Needless to say all the NyQuil in the world didn't help me sleep last night. Breathing seems to be a necessary function and my mind wouldn't let me sleep...I think I thought I would forget to breathe and die. Scary.

I hate taking drugs (D.A.R.E. totally worked for me!) so it has been very strange to pop pills every four hours for the past five or so days. I guess I'm coming over to the dark side. My parents take drugs...lots of them, the legal kind of course. Any suggestion on some really sweet pills that will get rid of my congestion? I've done the DayQuil and Sudafed far no big change. HELP!
Happy Birthday Britney!!!

Monday, December 1, 2008

I'm Alive!

It's official, I am the worst blogger ever. Any sort of loyalty I had from readers is probably gone by now seeing that I have been MIA for quite a while! Long story short, I have been really busy. I don't have some wonderful, exciting story to explain my absence. It would be nice to say that Kody whisked me away to Europe for a secret early anniversary trip or that I was finally discovered and have been in L.A. shooting a pilot for an amazing upcoming sitcom on CBS! Maybe some day....

So first thing to update you on is VERY excited. I received my first award! I feel quite honored!

I am supposed to recite the below and then pass this fantastic award onto eight other bloggers who make me smile every time I read what they have to say. Thank you so much to Summer for thinking of me!

"This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."

My awardees are:
Simply Stork
Deanna's Corner
My Dogumentary

The Life of Emily
The Heart of Life in Oklahoma
She's Lump
Sugar N' Spice and Mostly Nice
The Doctors Wife

Thanksgiving was a huge success...mainly due to my fantastic mother and mother-in-law! Sure, I hosted and cooked the turkey, but they provided most of the sides and did most of the clean up! I always feel guilty when other people clean at my house, but not quite guilty enough to stop them and let me do it. My mom and sister stayed the night and we hung out all day Friday which was so fun. My dad was supposed to come, but he ended up going to Florida to see his dad. He isn't doing very well and it made sense for him to be there. I'll post more about that later, but thankfully for now everyone is doing ok and we are just waiting to see what the next course of action is. Back to Thanksgiving...we had a packed house, Kody's grandma, Kody's parents and sibling and my mom and Bailey and Midoir....yikes! The dogs were very well behaved. I was quite pleased with both of them. I've had my fill on pumpkin and potatoes. Now it is time to decorate for Christmas! Bring on the yuletide cheer!

Exciting Upcoming December Topics:
Kody's Surgery Rotation
Britney's Documentry on MTV last night (score!) and new CD
SEC and Big 12 Championship games on Kody's birthday

On Saturday we went to Bartlesville to hang out with Kody's family and watch some football. I asked Kellen (Kody's youngest brother) what he wanted to for Christmas. Here is a fake transcript of our conversation:
Me: Kellen, tell me what you want for Christmas right now.
Kellen: A nephew.
Me: Ummm, I don't think that is going to happen this Christmas. What if we gave you a niece?
Kellen: I would drop kick it and send it back. Now get to work on my nephew.