Monday, November 28, 2011

I'm a guru.

"I'm a Guru" - Gurus 2011 Rap from Church Tech Talk on Vimeo.

Our youth minister posted this for all the A/V boothies at church, and I LOVE it! It's hard to pick a favorite line, but "I can mute you" is pretty rad--and tempting sometimes.

What's funny is that I was sipping my Diet Dew when I watched the video for the first time. How appropriate!

Big props to Brock for sharing this with us!

This is Halloween, 2011 edition.

Oct. 31, 2011

Ooh, ooh-ooh, witchy woman...

she got the moon in her eyes!

For this Halloween evening, we all got into the spirit of things, even ChaCha. Some friends came over to trick-or-treat with Ryan and Katie, and they made the rounds in our neighborhood while I answered the door for the handful of "trickers" that came our way.

ChaCha wasn't too sure about all the craziness.

Nothing like blood on the driveway to top off your Halloween!

Kansas: How do we spell Texas?

Oct. 29, 2011

Sunflower seeds for the Sunflower State
Texas 43, Kansas 0

Texas game 7: Kansas

Oct. 29, 2011

This Austin visit began with lunch at one of Dede's most-sought-after destinations: Flip Happy Crepes! It was delicious and so very Austin to have lunch at one of the many food trailers around town.

From there we joined up with the tailgating crew before sliding into Section 1 to see Texas wallop Kansas.

This week, the Horns carried several awareness flags
with them in addition to the U.S. and Texas flags. 

It was so nice to have Mike (our usher) back after an illness!

Ash looks for an open receiver...

and then calls his own number! Touchdown, Texas!

Double Script Texas? Nifty!

Love, love, love Alumni Band Day.

And who doesn't love Baton Guy?

I remember when the LHB won the Sudler Trophy. I was a freshman
sitting in the east stands when the Tower was lit in the band's honor.
Back then the Tower was visible from those seats. It was a rush to
see the big ol' Number 1 appear at that very moment!

Happiness is an orange Tower.

The stars at night are big and bright...

Sunday, November 27, 2011

I have four trees.

I have four trees I wanted up
Before this break had ended,
But life has thrown me other plans;
I've done less than intended.

Our big green tree is standing bare,
But thankfully it's prelit.
At least the lights adorn the tree
Since the kids won't stop to trim it.

The gameroom tree had just the spot
In the corner by the TV.
A desk now sits in that locale;
I'd move it but I'm sleepy.

It took a while to clear the space
For my Texas tree, and hello?
I pulled that white tree from the box,
And don't you know, it's YELLOW.

So that leaves just Tree #4,
And it's all decorated.
Of course, it's only 2 feet tall,
But it's done so I'm elated! 

We should be set within a week,
Depending on our timing.
We'll deck the halls and trim the trees
But no more of this rhyming!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

No NaBloPoMo.

It's 5 a.m. on Nov. 26, and I just realized I never posted yesterday! Oopsie.

So... I didn't reach my goal of posting every day. Bummer. At least I'm closer to being caught up with this fall's events!

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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Pre-run jitters.

Tomorrow, Brett, Katie and I will run in our first 5K. In spite of completing the Couch to 5K months ago and being able to run 30 minutes straight, I have never run a complete 5K. I'm s-l-o-w! In my case, the program was more like Couch to 3K on Perfectly Level Ground.

My game plan is to alternate running 10 minutes and walking 3. Slow and steady isn't just my strategy; it's a necessity.

I'm grateful for my sweet husband and daughter who are doing this with me. A 5K wasn't exactly their idea of how to spend Thanksgiving morning, but they're getting up super early anyway.

Wish us luck!

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Rangers rewind.

 Oct. 28, 2011

It was deja vu all over again. Only a year after their first American League pennant, the Rangers were in the World Series again. And again, the Metroplex went NUTS!

After the big ALCS-clinching win, we were all atwitter at church the next day, especially our friend C, who was at the game.

Nellie Cruz. What a stud. A friend and I got in the habit of texting after each boomstick. We exchanged quite a few of those texts!

Throughout the DS, CS and WS, we enjoyed all the clever headlines.
Alas, in spite of some thrilling moments, this World Series, like the last one, ended in disappointment. Game 6 was the real heartbreaker. The Rangers were ONE STRIKE AWAY from winning it all—TWICE. Ouch.

Because of that disappointment, we decided the official supplement of Rangers fans has to be this:

Fortunately, it's not too much longer until pitchers and catchers report! Third time's the charm, right?

Our anni-V.

Oct. 27, 2011

On this date in 1993, Brett asked me to marry him. In honor of that anniversary, we ate at the same fine dining establishment as we did that night: Taco Bueno!

I love our memories of that engagement night, but more than that, I love being married to this amazing man!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Homecoming 2011.

Oct. 21, 2011

Homecoming. You know, few alumni actually come home for this particular football game, and at Ryan's school, there's not even a dance. Still, there's something special about homecoming. Something WONDERFUL.

(Sorry. Got carried away quoting The Diary again.)

Ryan's special day started with breakfast at Tea and Donuts.

The specialness continued at the game, where Cara and Jeff joined us.

RHS's rival, HHS, performed its marching show.

It was pretty spooky with all the monks.

The Grim Reaper didn't exactly lighten the mood, either.

Then the band started dropping like flies.


Then it was time for RHS's part of the halftime show.

Since it was homecoming, the big coronation took the place of the usual marching show. 

Once the game ended (with an RHS win!), it was time for the band to take the field.

We thought it was neat that the football team hung around to support the band.


'The Diary' was worth the wait.

We finally got to see the closer, the show's finale. To see the whole show culminate in that last section brought goosebumps and yes, tears.
Yep. Homecoming is special.