Monday, January 26, 2009

My Husband is a Jewish Carpenter. Wait, what?

Ok, it reminded me of those silly bumper stickers that say, "My boss is a Jewish carpenter."

But anyways, I just wanted to show you some of the fantastic stuff Joe is putting together in our garage...aka Rufus' home (but he doesn't know that fact).

He has been commissioned by his folks to build the new conference tables for their office. These puppies are 5' x 4' each for a total length of 10'. It is made out of solid oak and will be stained an interesting blue-ish grey to pick up off of the slate tile in the office (those pictures to come later!)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Go Baylor!

Man, this made our evening. I just laugh and laugh and laugh. (Please don't think bad of us, but it really is funny!)


We Found It!

That's right! My sister will not be sporting shorts and a tank top at her upcoming August wedding! We found a beautiful wedding dress, as well as pinned down several other wedding day details in a flurry of a weekend!

We may ALL need to take a few days off before we begin on our next wedding task. Man, this stuff is tiring! I'm glad I've already done this and it's not ME that has to answer the nine BILLION questions people want answered.

So, what? You want to see the dress? Ok, Here you go!Don't you just love all the detail!??

Thursday, January 15, 2009

A Perfect Day!

Getting old may suck, but birthdays sure don't. (at least in my book!) If you ignore the date and welcome all the love and goodness that comes with birthdays, you really can't go wrong.

And so it was with this year. My wonderful hubby took off a half day of work to treat me to a perfect day.

It started with a lovely lunch at Jason's Deli (complete with a Mavericks player spotting). Then we ventured down to the Dallas World Aquarium. We almost circled the building seven times, but finally found the entrance hidden in all the foliage. GREAT!

We started off our viewing by checking out some fun howler monkeys and birds, when...WAMMMOOOO....right between Joe's and my head. After holding in a few choice words, we noticed it was a birdy that had PLOWED into the glass. He really looked like he wasn't going to get up, so Joe went off in search of a keeper and I guarded the bird from the annoying boy wanting to pet it. When mr. keeper came, the bird had gotten onto its feet finally, so he scoped it up and informed us, "She tried this yesterday too." NEAT! A suicidal bird. So, needless to say, I was on edge for a bit of our exploring. Here are some of our pics from the event.

After the aquarium, we went to Zea's for some good food, complete with a piece of chocolate cake served with a glass of cold milk. Does it get better?

Intermission consisted of Joe giving me a book on photography and informing me that donations have been made for me to get the all new Canon Rebel XSI!!! Wahoo!

The day ended with a 'private showing' (as we were the only ones in the theatre) of the Tale of Despereaux. A noble tale of a noble mouse that saves his kingdom and the princess.

Like I said, a perfect day. If it takes getting older to have more wonderful days with the people I love, I guess I'll go for it!

Thank you all for the special birthday wishes!

Monday, January 12, 2009

The scene of a crime??

I walked outside onto our patio the other morning to find a grizzly site. Were we the scene of a horrendous crime? Here is what I found.
After a bit of sleuthing, I came upon this lone witness.He seemed content to watch the morning sun rise and nothing more. Was this the behavior of the guilty party?

After a few moments of interrogation, let's face it, he's a's not that hard to crack him with a few milk bones and a belly pat. And, no...that was not badgering or tricking the witness, again, he's a dog.The following is what our sketch artist, Mr. Olympus was able to put together with the witness's testimony.Sadly, after his account, we discovered HE was the perpetrator and we had to take him into custody. So we took him inside and gave him some peanut butter!Good dog! We love you!

Sunday, January 04, 2009

They're Engaged!!

Congratulations Jennifer and Jamie!!!
That's right...I got just about everything on my Christmas wish list this year, including 'something shiny' for my sister! Jamie proposed on the 29th of December, 2008! AND SHE SAID YES!!!

Jennifer and Jamie, we are so excited for you both. We love you and we can't wait for all the madness and fun to commence! Look for a wedding coming near you this summer!