Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Prayers for Stuart

My friend, Tricia, has a nephew that was born this summer. He had some issues with the function of his lungs. (He wasn't accepting oxygen.) Tricia's sister and brother-in-law live in Puerto Rico and serve with the Coast Guard. Click HERE to see a video about how awesome the Air Force was when the this scare happened.

Here is an update on Stuart:
This is the Air Force TV spot that is currently airing on the Pentagon Channel. It was first shot in San Juan, Puerto Rico on 7/21/06, when the Air Force Team came to take my nephew, Stuart, to San Antonio. They did the follow-up interview about a week later. The 16-man team from Wilford Hall Medical Center is the only expert ECMO (the heart/lung machine Stuart was on) team that can transport critically ill infants and children anywhere in the world.
Stuart is doing MUCH better now and I'm going back down to San Antonio this weekend! Thanks for all of your prayers. God is good.

Monday, August 21, 2006

You Have Been the One for Me

James Blunt puts it best when I think about how I feel letting my cute car, Ebby, go. (Title and link are by Mr. Blunt.) Here are some of the lyrics:

I've been addicted to you.
Goodbye my Lover, Goodbye my Friend.
You have been the one for me.

Enough of the sappy love song. I will miss my Ebby. Michael and I decided to sell my car and buy an older model. This is so we can later afford a Pilot in a couple of years and pay mostly in cash. (Check out Brett's Financial Advice Link to the right for some great tips.) So, Michael's parents bought Ebby and Michael bought the green car today.

Friday night, we went out with the Avances to the Melting Pot.
They had a coupon (ended up we couldn't use it) and I got to experience fondue for the first time. If you've never been there before, you at least have to try out their desserts. FABULOUS!!

So school has started. I have good classes so far, but they are so large! I'll keep you updated throughout the year on how things go. My 3rd year to teach the same things helps. I can't believe this is already my fifth year to teach!

Thursday, August 03, 2006


I can't believe it is already Thursday night! This week flew by so quickly! Only a few days are left before I'm at the school all of the time. Sad day.

Friday night, Michael and I visited Alan and Rachel Wages. They cooked us a lovely dinner of pecan-crusted tilapia, tasty mashed potatoes, a medley of fruit, and an amazing chocolate cake. Yum-yum! We had a great time! We played a game I've never played before, Sequence. The boys beat us on that one, but we smoked them in Taboo. Girls just know how to communicate better.

Saturday, my roommate of 4 years, my matron of honor, and my best friend - Lori- had a baby shower! Baby Faith is due in early October. We made the shower Parisian themed - Bonjour Bebe! We had so much fun! Here are some pictures:

Saturday night, we met up with all of the couples that were married this summer. Tiffany and Eddie had everyone over. What a beautiful place! We swam, watched Napolean Dynomite and Office Space, watched some Ranger baseball, and ate pizza. Can you believe we were nearly not invited because we had been married too long?!? Today (the 3rd) marks our 11 months!! One more month until a year already!

Sunday, Michael and I taught the high school class. Again, kids at RE are so great. I'm amazed by them so often. Sunday night, there was an ice cream social at church. I had some of the best ice cream in my life that night. John Boyd won the contest for the gelato he made.

Tuesday and Wednesday, Michael and I stayed in FW because Michael would be working there for a few days. We stayed in Sundance Square. Downtown FW is so much better than Dallas. So many more options and you feel totally safe walking down the street. I got to go shopping for work Wednesday!! I love new clothes!

Wednesday, Cingular went crazy. Anyone else not able to connect?? It was horrible for me. I was suppose to pick Michael up from work and I had no way of knowing where to pick him up. (we had made arrangements to call each other that afternoon to discuss where to meet.) For some reason, text messaging was still available, so that saved us.

Today I had a training workshop. It looks like I'll have a pre-AP class this year. BTW, I'm not thrilled about that. I'll have to get 24 more hours this year because of this I think. I never wanted pre-ap, I like my regulars. Oh, and our water heater broke today. Thanks for the emergency fund post, Brett!

Tomorrow, we are going to a "guess who's coming to dinner" that is centered around the youth group at RE. I love the hostess' cooking and those kids, so this should be a good time.

I hope all is well out there in Blogland. I hope your summer has been blessed and that the fall brings blessings as well.