Thursday, July 31, 2008
Look for a big update with lots of pictures next week, after Mark and Lauren's wedding!
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Alright, I have to admit that I've not been doing Nick justice with his soccer game stories. I actually have some pictures. They're not good pictures, but they are at least pictures. Now you can see Nick in action!
Here you can see the team preparing for battle
Nick is undoubtedly rushing to the fray
Very blurry action shot!
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Now onto more pressing matters. Finlay was neutered today. He seems to be feeling ok, still a little loopy from the anesthesia. Here are some pictures of him and us this evening. We love our little patient!
No, he doesn't wear this all the time, but we can't have him biting his hoo-ha!This is where the anesthesia went in. He kind of looks like a poodle.He loves hugs from Dad!
Maybe not so crazy about those kisses from Mom, but she gives them anyway because it makes her feel better.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Dwight and Lauri just got back form a trip Dwight led to the Holy Land. Lauri sent us some great mementos from their trip - thanks! Tonight I tried the Dead Sea mud body mask. I thought a self-pampering night was in order since I've got to wait up until after midnight for Nick's plane to land. My bathroom is a bit messy now, but my skin feels so soft! I can't wait to try the bath salts, but I'm going to wait until I get in my big garden tub in the new apartment. Thanks for the gifts, you two, and we are so glad that y'all are enjoying your new life together!
Monday, July 7, 2008
3 weeks in Omaha, Nebraska
8 weeks in San Angelo, TX
1 week in Washington DC
2 weeks in Death Valley, CA
And now he's off to spend the week in Tampa. We'll see what voyages August brings.
Nick told me a sweet story a few days ago that I should have posted for July 4th, but sorry, I didn't. Here it is now, maybe you can still enjoy its patriotic spirit. Now, you know we don't get misty at our house over patriotic stuff, but I thought this was heart-warming and a validation that the sacrifices we make, like when Nick is gone as often as he is home, are appreciated.
This story happened to Nick when he was in transit to California. He was walking through the airport, rushing to make a connection when a little hand shot out into his path holding a piece of paper. He tried to walk past it, but the girl to whom the hand belonged called out to him. Still thinking that he had misunderstood, Nick paused a minute and then kept walking. The girl then walked up to Nick, placed the piece of paper in his hand, and walked back to her seat. Continuing toward his gate Nick opened up the piece of paper and was touched by what he saw. The note read "Thanks for everything you do, from a free thirteen-year-old girl."
Isn't that sweet? People like her make it a pleasure to serve.
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Friday, July 4, 2008
Today Nick and I are celebrating with a shopping trip to Charlotte to buy clothes for Mark and Lauren's wedding weekend. We'll try to post some more pictures ASAP. We hope you're all enjoying a relaxing Fourth of July!