Sunday, December 23, 2007

Merry Christmas Eve Eve

It's finally winter, and you could have fooled me. And where is all this wind coming from? Just wanted to update you all on a few things.

I guess the biggest one is my parents anniversary. We got together some of their friends last night at Shogun for their 34th anniversary dinner. The food was excellent, and we had a good time. My dad tried to catch a rice ball from the chef, but he failed. It was a sad moment for the Lipscomb legacy.

A close second was Katie's accident. She had a fender-bender on Friday night. She got distracted while she was driving (probably because I sent her a text message) and hit a car in the turn lane. She was fine, and so was everyone in the other car, so that was good news. It's not a bad thing, and someone has even suggested that it was intentional. Even though that is a little funny, its definitley not true. Katie LOVES her little Honda. Well, maybe not loves, but you know.

We are going to be in C-town for a few days and Marietta for a few as well. It should be fun, we always have a good time with our families. It's finally starting to feel like Christmas. We both have a long break from work, so we're gonna live it up. Meaning that we will not do anything and hang out with Mabes.

We send out Christmas cards last week. For those of you who haven't gotten them yet or didn't give us your address, here's what it looked like:

Hope everyone is safe and warm and has a Merry Christmas!

Quote: Come on boy, let's go find your sister!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Tis the Season

I just have to say, I love this time of year. I couldn't wait to get our tree up and the apartment decorated. I love having the tree lights on all the time and I don't understand why Justin can come in and not turn them on first thing in the morning, but he's getting the idea :) And much to our surprise, Maybel has not had any encounters with the tree so far. She really is a great dog.

Not much is going on around here except for doing some holiday things. We had a Christmas get together with our lifegroup at Blake and Danielle's on Saturday with some great food goodies and a friendly game of pictionary. The Lipscomb's officially suck at pictionary. Needless to say, we came in dead last. But that's ok, we still had fun with everyone. We took Maybel with us as well (sorry, did you really think we could do one post without mentioning her?) so that Dr. Blake could give her her 3rd round of shots. One more round and we'll be headed to the dog park. We can't wait to take her and let her loose. On the plus side of things, she is doing sooo much better on her walks and is starting to really enjoy them instead of refusing to move at all. Justin has also taught her to shake. She's very polite.

We've also started our Christmas shopping, but are still not finished. Knowing us, it will probably be close to the 24th before we're done. But we'll get it done. Other than the 70 degree weather today, it definitely feels like Christmas and I am counting down the days until our 2 week winter break!

Hope everyone is well and enjoying the season as well!

Here are some updated pics of Maybel and our decorated apartment:

This was at Thanksgiving at my parents house - Maybel just wanted to be close to their dog, Dubs, but this was a rare moment. I don't think he liked her being in his house very much.

Sitting pretty for the camera

She really does love her crate, she gets in there when the door is open even when we don't make her!

The Lipscomb family stockings

The tree - Maybel loves sleeping under the table, its her usual spot

Movie Quote: "Buzz, your girlfriend, woof!"

It's coming.....

A new post!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Maybel is an Orc

Our camera finally started working again. So, here's some more pictures of the dog. Sorry, one day we will be able to go 5 seconds without saying "Maybel" but today is not the day.

More pics here

Happy early Thanksgiving!!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Our first born.....

Katie and I decided on the name of our first child will be this
She's not pregnant or anything, just thinking ahead.

What do you think? I think it works for both a boy or girl.

Sunday, November 18, 2007


Its been a while, sorry internet. Its early on Sunday morning, so we finally have time to update the blog. First things first though: How have you been? That's good to hear. We have been well as well. Life with a dog has been fun for the last 2 weeks. I sometimes still don't believe we "own" a dog, but as soon as its time to pick up her little "land mines" I'm quickly reminded.

Here's a few things we've been up to:
Monday, we had our first thanksgiving meal. The 3rd annual Urban Thanksgiving was at Caroline's and Brooke's house, and its a gathering of our friends from Otter Creek.

Thursday we got together for dinner and TV with the Farmers, the Lavenders and the Joneses. Maybel and Maverick got to play all evening, so she slept the whole night through. That was a HUGE blessing! Thanks Mav! (we had been getting up at 4 or so for the last few weeks to take her out)

Friday we met and had dinner with the Nunley's at California Pizza kitchen, and it was fun. We sat by the back door though, so it was drafty. Thanks CPK.

On Saturday, Maybel had her second round of shots and a check-up. She's almost up to 15 pounds, what a meatball! Dr. Malone and the technician both just kept saying "She's gonna be huge." Thanks, we both were REAL excited to hear that.

Maybel's been really good lately. Katie finally got her to go on a long walk on Wednesday night. With her getting more exercise during the day, she's sleeping more at night. She's also barking and biting less. So, its pretty awesome.

I like you Betty.
It's Danny sir.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Our Six month

Katie and I got married six months ago. It seems like yesterday, and at the same time it doesn't. I love my wife, my family and my dog. Speaking of the dog, Katie got a nice pic of her tonight.

We've been taking away her water about 2 hours before bed, and tonight she was dreaming it was in there.

Here's some pic's of her from the last few days

Things have been great as of late. Maybel is doing good, and we are getting more sleep. That is a GREAT thing. We had our Life group meet here at our apartment tonight, and that was fun. We realized how small our apartment is, but it was good to have everyone here.

Yesterday Katie and I went to the Titans game and that was a blast! Go Titans! It was a beautiful day, and an ugly game, but they pulled out the win.

Sorry for the lack of posts, hope all is well with everyone.

"Now, you're telling me you were so ingrained with white trash DNA, your facial hair actually grows in on its own all white trashy like that?"

Monday, October 29, 2007

Baby's first bath

Her bath, and she did so good! She's really the wash and wear dog.

More pictures here

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Our first weekend with Maybel

Whew, it's been a long weekend. Here's the skinny:
We got her home about 6:30 on Friday. She slept almost the whole way home, and as soon as we got here, she made toilet out front in the grass. Already so smart. We brought her in, and she just laid around. She didn't eat anything, but she drinks water every 15 minutes or so. More on that later.

We got a surprising amount of sleep Friday night. She got sick once in her crate, so we took her out and went outside. After that, she stayed in the crate until morning. She wolfed down breakfast and we just payed with her all day until her check-up with Dr. Malone. Everything was fine, all the technicians loved her and thought she was a Cottonelle puppy.

We came back, and hung out in the living room for the rest of the night. That's pretty much all we've all weekend.

She's been doing pretty good in the crate. She still whines for a little bit, but eventually calms down and goes to sleep.

So far, the funniest thing are:
- Her bark sounds like a raspy little scream.
- She drinks water ALL the time. She'll wake up from a dead sleep and go get a few sips, and come back and lay down.
- She liked to watch the Dog Whisperer, she perks up with the barking dogs.

So, she's great! This was kind of a ramble, but i'm a little tired. We've been up early and a few times during the nights. I'm adding pics from Moriah's camera to the Picasa page.

We're sending this one into LL Bean.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Here's Maybel!!!!

The wait is over!!! Maybel is possibly the cutest puppy ever (of course I'm a little biased).

We got to the breeder's around 5:30 and it took us about 15 minutes to choose Maybel out of the two that were left. Personally, I think I knew she was the one right when I saw them. We got some information and signed on the dotted line! She even went to the bathroom in the grass before we got in the car. Right now, I'm thinking this is a little too good to be true, but she is just so sweet. She did great the whole way home, just slept in our laps. We got home and carried her up the steps and sat her outside our door to walk in and she just stayed there and looked so pitiful... we carried her in. She still hasn't really left the main living room area and actually just woke up from a pretty good nap. She must have been wiped out from her big adventure. She's still a little unsure of stuff, she won't really explore or even follow us if we leave the room, but I'm sure that will change soon enough. She even just went into her crate all on her own and layed down! I've never seen a dog do that. I'm trying not to think that all of this means she will be a perfect dog, but it sure is fun to hope that this means she'll never dare try to chew up a pair of my shoes :) Needless to say, she is exactly what we wanted and we are already totally in love! Here are only a few of the many pictures we've already taken:

Asleep on the ride home

Already giving Daddy kisses

Here are some where she finally started to play around with us. She barked a little too which was hilarious!

And when she just couldn't play anymore...

Stay tuned for more updates, there will be plenty. We'll let you know how tonight goes (and how much or how little sleep we all get) and we're headed to see Dr. Blake tomorrow too to make sure she's healthy.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

My new Thursday night attire


The gift of a lifetime is from Andrew, who went to the NBC store in New York while he was there for "Who Wants to be a Millionaire".

Andrew, I will name my first born son after you. Now, I just have to convince Katie.

Maybel countdown: TOMORROW!!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Operation Maybel

As Justin has said, we will be going to get Maybel on Friday and I am like counting the minutes, I just can't wait! The week has gone by surprisingly quick though given that it has been yucky everyday with constant rain and cold. We're starting to wonder why we decided to get a dog when winter is just around the corner AND we live on the 2nd floor of our apartments. We're not really having second thoughts, we're just not too excited about some of the changes that we will have to make for our new little (or not so little) addition. But all of that being said, we are both committed and I think it will be fun (and maybe sometimes, not as fun) to see how we handle this new challenge as a couple. Warning: I'm entering reflection mode, continue reading with caution :) I know some of you may be thinking, "that's so silly, it's just a dog", but even though I love my husband more than anything, we don't always think or behave in the same way. And I definitely know there will be times when I want him to take her out or vice versa and the other one of us is not going to want to. I just think it will be interesting to see how we work together and adapt to this change. Anyway, I'm sure we'll have lots to blog about over the next few weeks so stay tuned to see how it all goes! I'm already planning on taking the camera with us to pick her up so I'm sure we'll get pictures up as soon as we can.

On another note, for those of you who don't know (and I don't know who all of you are that read this) Justin also has a blog with some friends that he lived with in college. Most are married now and spread out somewhat through the Southeast and such, but they use the blog to keep in touch (and talk about some pretty stupid stuff) but I still think it is a really cool idea. Well anyway, on the blog, one of them posted to all of those people out there that read the blog even though they don't contibute to it, but do because they are either married to one of the guys, like me or because they know the guys and just read it for entertainment (also, like me); he asked people to comment on his post to let them know that they read the blog. I talked to my friend Julia yesterday and she told me she was an avid reader of our blog and I didn't even know it. So...I would like to know who keeps up with the Lipscombs, so please comment and let me know you're there!

I know this is kind of a random post and I like to have a picture with posts b/c that's what I look for on other blogs, but I don't really have anything that goes with this one, sorry. Check back soon for Maybel pics!

Maybel Countdown: 2 Days

Movie Quote: "My colors are blush and bashful, I have chosen two shades of pink, one is much deeper than the other"

Monday, October 22, 2007

Maybel's Homecoming

Friday, October 26th @ 5:30p.m. Katie and I will be traveling to Mt Juliet, TN. No, we're not going to see Charlie Daniels' house, we're going to get Maybel! We went shopping this weekend and picked up the crate and some other essentials for her. This dog is already costing too much money, but she'll be worth it. She will be 7 weeks old, here's what we think she'll look like, minus the provocative pose:

We have an appointment with our vet, Dr. Malone (a.k.a. My brother-in-law) on Saturday to go over everything and get her checked out.

One thing we have noticed though. Walking around Petsmart, EVERY company uses Labs on their advertising. I know they're the most popular dog by a long shot, we just never noticed it before. Yellow labs are like the Peyton Manning's of the dog world.

Speaking of football, the Titans sure did play an ugly game yesterday! The 4th quarter almost made me sick.

Maybel Countdown: 4 days!

Currently playing on the iPod: Roger Waters - The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking.
Movie: (an easy one)
Brothers don't shake hands. Brothers gotta hug!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

The Final Countdown!

That means the day is here. It's time to put Andrew in the Hot Seat, and win a Million dollars. I just had a conference call with someone from the show and all the lifelines. The rules are as follows:

- He will be on today anytime between 11-6:30 p.m. Central time. So I have to be at my phone during these times.
- We will get a call when Andrew gets into the Hot Seat, just to let us know.
- Once he uses the lifeline, we are supposed to let the phone ring three times, and answer saying "Hello" (seemed pretty obvious, but I guess it needed to be said)
- Meredith will come on and do her thing, then the 30 second clock starts as soon as Andrew starts talking. She told us to not have any chit-chat, as this limits your time to answer.
- Once we're done with the question or the 30 seconds runs out, the call will be disconnected from him, but someone else will come on the line (don't know why, maybe I'll get to listen to the rest of the show, hopefully)

Maybel countdown: 9 days!

I'll be updating as the day goes on. I'm gonna go stretch and go to the bathroom, cause I have to be at my desk for the rest of the day. That's gonna be tough!

UPDATE: 45 minutes into it, and I am really nervous. No calls from them yet to let me know he's in the seat. I can imagine how much Andrew is sweating. He has a bit of a problem. I have Google, Wikipedia and Yahoo answers pulled up. Anything else I should use?

UPDATE: @ 1:24 pm CST
I just broke away from my desk to use the bathroom, I had to go so bad. I didn't miss any calls though, so we're still good. 5 hours to go. I wish I could have a pizza delivered to my desk. I also just had my first food of the afternoon: brownies. I have my lunch in the fridge, but I can't go warm it up to eat it.

UPDATE: Justin @ 2:50 pm CST
I just got the call, Andrew just started the game. The next call will be from Meredith. This is INTENSE!

UPDATE: Justin @ 3:15 pm CST
I just got the call from "Vierra" as she called herself. The question was: A Canape, a finger food, is a french word that also means what? (something like that)
So I google it, it takes me to Wikipedia, but its the article about the finger food. I'm scanning the finger food article, because I'm thinking its gonna mention it. Then it's 10 seconds, 5 seconds. I say that I see see something about a Canopy, but no furniture. Then the line goes dead. As soon as the line goes dead, I click this, and it shows you that it's a sofa. DANGIT! So that was it. I didn't help him at all. I hope he didn't lose because of me, but that was the fastest 30 seconds of my life. I feel pretty awful about the whole thing. I really let him down. I hope he used the 50/50 or ask the audience, STUPID GOOGLE!

Movie: (Andrew finally got Best in Show)
Good dags. D'ya like dags?
Yeah, dags.
Oh, dogs. Sure, I like dags. I like caravans more.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Tomorrrow's the Big Day

I talked to our favorite contestant tonight, he's in good spirits. I found out that New Hampshire is the Granite state. So that is a good thing. I'll try to keep things up-to-date tomorrow while I'm at work.

Last night, we had a pumpkin carving party for our Life Group. Here are some of the entries:

Those trees were done free-hand, amazing work Brett!

The couple that carves pumpkins together, you get the idea.

Maybel Countdown: 10 days

Movie: (from the same movie as yesterdays)
"If you get tired, pull over. If you get hungry, eat something!"

Monday, October 15, 2007

Spring cleaning, October

Last night, Katie and I got bit by the cleaning bug. Technically, we did more organizing than cleaning, but its all semantics. There a $5 word for ya.
Our storage closet was out of control, and now its a lot more manageable.

I did realize how much of a pack rat I am though, last night it finally hit me. It hit home when I found my "Most Improved Golfer" trophy from my high school golf team, dated 1997. 10 years! Why would I keep something that for 10 years? I mean, its still on my resume, so no one will be forgetting it any time soon.

I also found some vintage baseball cards, a few of Barry Bonds when he wasn't on steroids. I was a big Frank "Big Hurt" Thomas fan too because I had roughly 15 Thomas cards.

What are some things you still have, taking up space in your boxes and closets?

Maybel countdown: 11 days

I don't think I could ever get used to being poked and prodded like that. I told my proctologist one time, "Why don't you take me out to dinner and a movie sometime?"

Yes, I remember you said that last year.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Puppies and Fall Break!!!!

We finally got an update on the puppies this week and they are all doing well and getting BIG! We are t-minus 2 weeks until we get to pick up Maybel! It actually moved up a day and we will now get her on Oct. 26th. We can't wait! Here are the pics that the breeder sent us. These are all six females from the litter. One of them is Maybel, we just don't know which one yet.

And...Fall Break is finally here, hence why I am making a post at 8:30 in the morning - it is wonderful! I have today, Monday, and Tuesday off from work and I am so excited! I'm looking forward to just being able to sleep in and actually get things done besides work things, like cleaning our apartment. My parents are also coming up for the weekend which will be nice too. I hope to get a lot of things done around the apartment so that we can post pics soon so that everyone can see what we've done to make it look more like a home. I'll let you know soon :)

Movie quote:
"You work on commission, right? Big mistake, Big, Huge!"

Thursday, October 4, 2007

One Small Step For Man....

Yesterday, a great thing happened to me. I will share it with you now.
Andrew Stacy, my dear friend and college house-mate, will be on "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" and he wants to be a millionaire. So, he has asked me to be one of his 5 lifelines. What an honor, right? Its either my golf knowledge, or my Google knowledge. I'm thinking I'll have Google and Wikipedia pulled up, should I get the call. I may be having some training in the next few days.

People, call me and ask me random questions, then hang up after 30 seconds. I won't take it personally.


Movie quote: (for Conor)
How am I going to put this to you? Uh... look at it this way. No wolf, mmm, no wolf, ahh, no part. What do you think?

For everyone else:
That's one small step for man! One giant... I have a dream!

Monday, October 1, 2007

Big Weekend

Hey every one, how was your weekend? Good to hear. Ours was pretty good too. Here are a few bullet points:
- Our living room furniture is finally in
- My parents moved into their new house
- We got some patio furniture
- We have some curtains in our bedroom
- We're having a baby....just kidding (Kids are down the road a bit in our plans, but if God decides to give us one early, so be it)

We're a month away from having Maybel, so its time to start looking for dog stuff. Its still really exciting.

Funny thing at work today, one of my reps started this bet that he could eat 10 Quarter pound Double Stacks from Wendy's. So he went and almost made it thru all 10. He had to stop at 8.25. This got me to thinking about how much I have eaten in one sitting. Nothing "concrete" comes to mine (i.e. 26 pancakes) but this last man's weekend I ate so much monkey bread I expunged. Anyone have any gluttonous food stories? Leave them in the comments page.

UPDATE: Looking up the nutritional info for Wendy's (that's an oxymoron) it looks like he had around 3,000 calories, and close to 150 grams of fat for lunch.

"MMMmmmm, that is a tasty burger!"

Wednesday, September 26, 2007


I have never liked the following:

Why do companies need to tell us this?!?! Are we really that foolish?

A lot if times I think, "Hmmm, Extra has changed their packaging. I bet they have changed the flavor of their gum too. It probably tastes like Indian food. I better go with the Orbit this week."

This is almost as bad as hearing radio stations tell us that we can listen "At work, at home, or in the car". Where else do I listen to the radio? Where else would I possibly be that a radio would make my day more enjoyable?

Sorry, I am all worked up today. I don't know why.

Movie Quote:
You don't wanna get mixed up with a guy like me. I'm a loner Dottie, a rebel!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

House Cleaning

With the arrival of a new puppy, we are questioning all that we hold dear. Not really, it's not that serious. Katie did confess that she wants to take a sick day the first day that we have the dog though. I thought it seemed pretty crazy, but thats how its gonna be.

So, on to the subject, we are trying to sell our existing couch and coffee table. If you know of anyone who needs a couch and/or coffee table, send them our way. I'll post a few pic's later today.

Also, I've added "Latest Movie" and "Currently Reading" so you can see what we're up to. FYI, Katie is the one reading "The Choice". And just because I am reading "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Labs" doesn't necessarily make me a complete idiot. I've never liked books like these, because you're paying to be considered an idiot.

Movie Quote:
Oh sir, the Giants of New York took on the Packers of Green Bay. And in the end, the Giants triumphed by kicking an oblong ball made of pigskin through a big "H". It was a most ripping victory.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Sweet Maybel

So, I'm just too excited about getting our new puppy that I couldn't wait to post til we got her and I like details so I figured others would too. Justin did let you know that we are getting her (and decided that her middle name would be Edna before discussing it with me, so we'll let you know if that is official later on), but he left out all the fun stuff.

First, I have to say that we thought long and hard about getting Maybel and I think it was a very big step in this thing we call marriage. Of course it's not the biggest decision we'll ever make, but it was good practice and I have to say I'm pretty proud of us :)

So, we found a breeder on-line and I checked her out. She had two new litters and is just outside of Nashville so we headed out to check it out on Sunday. Of course we (or at least I) fell in love immediately once we saw all those cute puppies! They didn't even have their eyes open yet! Once we saw Maybel's mother, we new we wanted one of her pups - she is a very pretty American Labrador. Well, once you see the picture of her and the pups, you'll see that they don't last long b/c lots of people want one. We went home and slept on it and decided on Monday to take the plunge into puppyhood. Needless to say, we are so excited and can't wait til she's ready to come home. The breeder says she'll be ready on October 27th and I'm counting the days already.

And in case you're wondering, "Where did they get the name Maybel???" Well, we've been talking about getting a dog since before we were married. And when we were engaged, of course the only thing we could think or talk about was May 5th - so in keeping with fashion, when discussing dog names, it was only natural that it had something to do with our wedding date/time period...and so we came up with Maybel - May, obviously and -bel b/c it fit and it's kind of like bells for 'wedding bells'. Pretty silly I know, but it stuck and we couldn't come up with a name we liked better, and believe me, we tried!

So here is the first pciture of Maybel and her 11 brothers and sisters (and their mother) - can you imagine carrying that many babies! Yeah Right!

We don't know which one she is yet, but she's in there somewhere! How cute is that?!

Movie Quote:

"We got no food, we got no jobs, out pets heads are falling off!!!"

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Chili's and Bocce

This past weekend was pretty spectacular. So spectacular, that the word "spectacular" can't even describe it. So, I am forced to make one up, right now. Scrumtrulescent. This weekend was Scrumtrulescent.

So, Friday we had dinner With Julia, and Landon called as he was just landing at the airport, and he joined as well. A good time was had by all. Even our waitress at Chili's had a good time. She told me! Then, Katie and I were asleep by 8:30 or something ridiculous like that. We can be elderly when we want to be.

Saturday I played golf in the morning for Dell's JDRF scramble. We didn't win the whole thing, but we did win a gift card to Jim & Nicks, which is acceptable. That evening we had a picnic in Centennial Park with the Nunley's, followed by a heated game of Bocce. We were doing some pretty daring things (on grass, in the sand, next to tree trunks, etc.) It was a well fought battle, but the Nunley's prevailed 20-16. But they DO own the game, so we were starting at a disadvantage. Then we came back to our place for the Alabama-Arkansas game, cause Adam is a 'Bama fan.

To update you on the puppy, its official. Maybel Edna Lipscomb, a Yellow lab, will be a part of our family. We should be able to pick her up in 5 weeks, and we'll definitely be putting up pictures as we get them.

Movie quote:
Why are you wearing pajamas? Do you live here?
He has permission to sleep over.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Two posts, one day, zero excuses

So, we had a bit of a scare last week. Now that it's all ok, just wanted to update everyone.

DT (Dennis, Katie's dad) went to the hospital on Tuesday with some chest pains, and through some tests and a few days being in the hospital, they found some blockage is some arteries. So, they put in a stint in one artery, and DT went home Thursday.

So it wasn't a heart attack, but it definitely was a wake-up call. But its a good thing, because we want the big guy around. And Dubs, the family's slightly overweight beagle will be getting more walks, so its good things all around. We love you DT!

On a lighter note, I love the new Domino's Pizza commercials with the Oreo mustache/goatee/beard. If you haven't see it, its hilarious.

Speaking of mustaches, I found this site today. Guess what i'm doing in March?

Movie quote: (hard to follow-up my wife's cause its a good one)
He made it! HE MADE IT!
How nice, but that's no reason for you to fall out of the basket again!

Finally...from yours truly

Well, Justin has bugged me enough and I am finally making my first ever blog. I've just been reading some other's blogs and felt inspired to make my very own post.

So...I don't really know what I'm suppossed to talk about, but I figured I would give everyone a more detailed update of what's been going on in the life of the Lipscombs. As Justin said earlier, I am well into my first year as a school counselor. At this point, I have mixed emotions, usually on a daily basis. I really do enjoy what I do, but it is definitely a learning process. This is my first "big girl" job as I like to call it and I am having a hard time getting used to this whole 8-4 thing. I know some of you are probably rolling your eyes right now and thinking I'm crazy since I have a school schedule, but trust me, it's hard getting up so early every morning and all I want to do at the end of the day is lay on the couch and watch that day's episode of General Hospital that I've DVR'd (yes, I record a soap opera and I'm not ashamed - and Justin is even getting in to it a little bit :) ) Anyway, I pretty much feel tired all the time. And even though I can't find a pillow that's perfect, I don't have any trouble going to sleep at night, that's for sure!
Aside from my constant tiredness, I go back and forth. Some days I'm totally confident and feel like I totally know what I'm doing and then other days I wonder if I'm really cut out for this. But I keep going and just do the best I can because that's what mom and dad always taught me to do. I'm pretty sure (or at least semi-convinced) that these are all normal thoughts and feelings when starting a new profession and I'll keep on trucking (mainly because Justin isn't too keen on the idea of me being a housewife permanently). Oh, and in case you didn't know, I'm at two different schools this year, a part-time counselor at each, making a full-time position (and paycheck!). Here are pictures of the two schools I'm at...

Kenrose Elementary School

Scales Elementary (kind of small in this pic, but it's an older school and sits up on this big hill)

If I'm not working, I'm either running errands, lounging at home with Justin (usually putting off cleaning :) ) or catching up with friends. We officially placed membership at Otter Creek and are quickly getting involved. We really enjoy our lifegroup with several other young married couples and are also working with the 5th and 6th graders. Oh, and Justin has been very sweet about letting me spend quite a bit of attention (and $$) on sprucing up our apartment! It's finally starting to look like a more grown-up home and I especially love that it is OUR home now! And since I haven't ever blogged, much less since I've been married, I have to say here that I LOVE being married and I have the best husband EVER! As you've already read, we have a new couch and chair on the way. Once we get them and have other things all set up, I'll take pics so everyone can see.

I guess I'll wrap this up since Justin is telling me this is the longest post ever (he likes to exagerate a little bit). In case you are getting bored with our posts (I know that would be hard to do though ;) ), we have been talking about adding an addition to our family sooner rather than later...a puppy of course! So hopefully soon we'll have cute puppy pictures to be posting for all of you to see. And, in keeping with my husband's tradition of movie quotes (which really I love to, even if I don't always know them), I'll leave you with one of our favorites:

"The question isn't what are we going to do, the question is what aren't we going to do."

Monday, September 3, 2007


So, Katie has been trying to get a new pillow since we got married. My wife is picky about a few things, and pillows are definitley up there on the list. We've been to Bed, Bath and Beyond, Macy's, Dillards, Macy's again, and we have returned them all so far.

We just got one from Macy's, and we had such high hopes. But alas, it will be returned as well. 7 pillows, and not an end in sight. I am holding out to at least get to double digits, because....well, its double digits.

I am staying home today (sick) to play Mr. Mom. I'm kinda glad we don't have children yet, because I'm not ready to be a father yet...or a mother for that matter.

Movie Quote:
I understand that you little guys start out with your woobies and you think they're great... and they are, they are terrific. But pretty soon, a woobie isn't enough. You're out on the street trying to score an electric blanket, or maybe a quilt. And the next thing you know, you're strung out on bedspreads Ken. That's serious.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Our Weekend

We have dinner at our FAVORITE Mexican place, Casa Fiesta. (translation: Party House) They have better Mexican food here than our honeymoon resort IN MEXICO. You must go there.

We finally decided on a new couch and chair, and we are ordering them on Tuesday. We could get them from Ashley, or with Direct Buy, we can pay almost half price for the same furniture. Guess which one we're going for....

We went to Church, and then to Guido's with Club 56, which is the 5th and 6th graders for lunch. We are thinking about helping them out on a regular basis. Then we went down to Columbia to meet my parents and tour their new house. It should be finished in a few weeks, and it looks pretty good so far (the stale donuts and cigarette butts didn't detract too much) Forgot the camera so I don't have any pics, but I'll try to get some.

Movie quote of the day:
"I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast. And when I run I feel His pleasure."

Friday, August 24, 2007

3 weeks.....

So, its been 3 weeks since our last post. Whats been happening? LIFE my friends!

Katie is quickly on her way to the Williamson County counselors Hall of Fame. Today is the end of her second week as a full-time School counselor, and she has the mustard to make it all the way thru the year. Katie loves mustard too. (French's only)

Justin (also known as "I") has/have been working away at the world of Dell Server sales, and managing to squeeze in a 73 on the golf course. MY BAD.

Some things we are realizing: We are terrible at writing Thank You notes. Somehow a Thank you e-mail just won't work.

Movie Quote of the day:
Hmmm. He seems like a nice guy.
This is the guy trying to buy the company, not to mention put you out on the street, and all you can say is, [sarcastically] "Hmmm, he seems like a nice guy!"

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Chicago Revisited, kinda sorta

Last night, Katie and I had dinner delivered....from Chicago. (sorry, I love using the dramatic pause "...." I hope thats ok with everyone) Anyway, Giordano's, makers of the finest pizza to pass over these teeth, has a mail order option for their stuffed pizza. So, we ate its cheesy, tomato-saucy, crunchy-crust goodness. I even took pictures of the unboxing, unpacking, and baking. I'll add those later today.

You may ask, "Justin, Why?"
To which, I would answer, "We don't have kids, pets or a house. Mail order pizza is pretty exciting."

We'll try to have some Nashville-related posts soon. We're just getting started here, hang with us.

UPDATE - Photos are here

Friday, July 27, 2007

Hello Chicago!

Take me up to Chicago, take me up to see Luke!
Buy me some pizza and.....well, I'll spare you the rest of my lame song.

Katie and I were in Chigago to visit big brother Luke, and here are some pictures to prove it. (I don't think he in any of them though...WHOOPS)