Dec 20, 2008

Some funny photos...

First Family Christmas gathering of the year. Check out some photos here:

A Sister for Grace: Some funny photos...

Dec 10, 2008

Random Photos

Here are some random photos of my kitties and me and Drew (had to edit it a lot and make it look crazy cause it was too blurry originally). Aren't we a cute family??



Dec 9, 2008


It's snowing outside and I left my CF card for my camera at school!!!!! GAH!

Dec 8, 2008


I finished putting up all my Christmas decorations last night and wanted to show all of you who wouldn't be at my house this Christmas season.

I have been thinking of something to put above the couch forever! I made some wire trees to put up their for now - inspired by Rebecca Ellis, a lovely woman with a very creative mind.

Here's my tree. I love it so much. Every ornament reminds me of someone special, or of a special time. It's definitely hodge-podge, but I am working up to having a whole Santa tree one day.

And my mantle with the beautiful stockings that Diane made for us...

And the whole effect, including kitties!

Dec 4, 2008

FBA Faculty Christmas Party

Here are some photos from the Christmas Party at Eno's in Bishop Arts District. We had a great time!! If you want copies of the photos, let me know and I will email them to you, or you can click on the photos and they will open larger for you to save from my blog. Sorry that they are out of order!
The Kims, the Walkers, and Mrs. Hargrave
Merrymans, Eklunds and Mr. Arnold

The "Kid Table"

Jessica and Kansas enjoying some yummy root beer.

Buffet line... YUM!

The Childers and the Roans

Coopers, Mr. Nichols and Carol

Happy Birthday, Mr. Roan!

Thanksgiving Week

Well, it is good to be back in the swing of things after Thanksgiving. Our trip was nice, and I enjoyed getting to spend time with Drew's family, but unfortunately, I was sick nearly the entire time we were there. I still feel kind of icky, but way better. I have the Care Now doctor stumped, but don't plan on going back to waste my money on him trying to figure it out with limited resources. If I start feeling worse, I will ask around and try to find a "real" doctor - not saying that Care Now docs aren't real, just probably need to go to a specialist, or someone with greater resources.
Anyway, here is the photo of the "Dodd kids" we took on Thanksgiving. I think I could have looked quite a bit better if I weren't grimicing in pain (smile through the pain!!). Oh well... my hair is messy and the sweater (which I am wearing again today) makes me look fat, but at least Drew and Steven look awesome.

My darling husband was helping his dad outside while we were there, and they heard a weird noise - like someone screaming. Guess what it was? A kitty - a mean, horrid little spoiled rotten kitty who now lives in our house and terrorizes my sweet little Clark and tries to eat our human food, and runs around non stop running up your leg, meowing, and picking fights. *sigh* It's a good thing I love animals so much, or else this cat would be finding a new home outside in the cold. The picture below is of Clark hiding from Lois (yes, she has an awesome name... maybe she will grow on me). We keep her in a crate at night, and Clark will curl up at my legs and finally rest after fending her off all day and purr. I feel sorry for leaving him at home with her all day by themselves.
Since Thanksgiving, we have already been to one Christmas party, and have 2 more planned for this weekend, one a week from today, one the following weekend, and then it's Christmas! Only 11 more days of school - and 3 of those are exam days!! I love Christmas. I started wrapping presents last night and the living room looks so festive.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.....