Words to live by...

"A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others." ~Author Unknown

"A good wife is her husband's biggest fan -- no matter how crazy he is." ~Me

"May God give you.. For every storm a rainbow, for every tear a smile, for every care a promise and a blessing in each trial. For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share, for every sigh a sweet song and an answer for each prayer." ~ Irish Blessing

Sunday, April 25, 2010


Well, I haven't blogged in a while.

Work, grad school, and growing a person are keeping me really busy and without anything terribly interesting to say. I would say that all will calm down after my linguistics class ends in two weeks, but I am now also enrolled in a Maymester class that will be three intense weeks of 4:30-8:30 T-F class. Ick! So my new goal is to survive until June 5th-ish, when that class will be done and I will be dangerously close to finishing my masters.

So, rather than trying to make something exciting out of a pretty uneventful last few weeks, here are some random pictures to hold the blog over until I actually have something to say...
There are so many unattractive parts to this picture, including my post-ride, pre-shower face/hair, and the sheetless bed in the background, but it does show the growing belly off pretty well! I took this last weekend, which will probably be the last ride that I am able to squeeze into my team jersey. This even required a bit of a *shove the belly in and ZIP!* effort. I do love my belly though!

Turbo has taken an extreme loving to his little brother already as he seems to have become especially protective of me and even snugglier than usual

The climbing harness still fits -- I've sorta relegated myself to belay-only duty though. Chris particularly enjoys this :)

Nom nom nom. A few weeks ago I made a pretty spectacular meal of home-made ravioli, pancetta, asparagus, and butter. Mmmmmmmm. Yummmmmm.

And to all of you SlipAngles fans, here are two pictures to prove that Chris did not, in fact, fall off the face of the planet. He's taking a bit of a blog-break, but I try to convince him daily to get back into it :) He, too, has been a busy busy bee!

Monday, April 05, 2010

It's a...

Oh BOY my nephew was excited to cut open the blue "gender cake" and see the color! He stood fast in his prediction of boy while his uncles, sister, and mom tried to convince him he was wrong. Good guess Trevor!
And yes, I realize one day our little guy will kill me for posting this shot, but it's a fun one :)