Monday, December 17, 2007
I compiled this far-from-inclusive list of just some of the most beautiful words written to Steve and I the past week. This doesn't even include the supportive spoken words from others. We somehow have the world's most poetic, compassionate and giving friends and family members. These words are incredible gifts.
We stand ready to help with meals, errands or anything else. Just say the word. Your family really, really are in our prayers and our thoughts.
I’m here if you need anything.
I hope you can feel God’s loving arms around you.
We're pulling for you all and wish you strength during this tough time.
I know God is capable of things we can never begin to wrap our minds around.
Please let me know when I can do anything else. If you ever need to get away you know where I am.
I know you're not one to ask, but I don't want to bombard you with calls, so PLEASE let us know what we can do.
We are all connected in this world for a reason ... right now support, love and hope are surrounding you and your family.
I just want to give you a big hug.
We serve a God of healing – I hope you can both cling to that during this time. You’re both strong individuals, and your faith will bring you through this.
I'm sending positive vibes your way.
Know that you have friends that are here for you at a moment's notice.
I want you to consider me "on-call" for you starting right this minute.
I just want you to know that you guys are thought of all the time and we are praying each day for God's help and healing.
My prayers are going full throttle for all of you.
You are both in my thoughts and prayers, surrounding you all in healing light.
Stay positive, stay strong!
Your love for and devotion to one another has always been so apparent. That alone will get your through many dark periods in life.
We love you guys.
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
The kids and I had been to the park a few weeks ago as part of my Fodor's research. The PR lady gave us a great tour and let us ride the donkey-drawn carriage. She even let the Cooper & Katie sit on Nip & Tuck. For Katie, it was the next best thing to a pony ride.
Sunday, December 09, 2007
This year hasn't been much easier than last as far as getting a Christmas card photo. But we sure have had fun! (And don't you just love Katie's red patent leather shoes? She wants to wear them with everything, when she doesn't want to wear her pink cowgirl boots.)
Friday, December 07, 2007
- Most importantly, Steve is having some health issues that worry us. Please include him in your prayers.
- Katie and Cooper are enjoying the Christmas season. The Adolphus Neiman Marcus Christmas parade last Saturday was a great kick-off to a month of activities. We also had the Advent festival at church Sunday. We hope to attend the Candlelight event at Heritage Village this weekend and continue driving around in search of awesome light displays.
- Katie's clavicle is officially healed, according to the most recent X-ray, and she's been cleared for playground activity. There's a reindeer with its head down in the front yard of a nearby house. Katie thinks it's sad "because it had to have a picture taken of its collar bone."
- Cooper's Destination Imagination team has chosen its name -- the Titanic Finders. And its topic -- the Great Wall of China. Jackie, any fun tips or facts you want to send about the wall would be great! Another mom and I are taking the first-graders to a DI workshop tomorrow.
- I've been buried in another Fodor's project, ignoring piles of laundry, stacks of papers, nonwork-related phone calls and e-mails and who knows what else.
- In other Fodor's news, a brief review I wrote of Fearing's is online for a week or so. My last name is misspelled, though -- Damn. I've requested a correction.
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
It's also crazy hair/hat day at school, as part of Red Ribbon Week. Steve relied on his past crazy hair days (no school-sanctioned theme day required) to create this look for Cooper. He needed just some hairspray, a blow dryer and a patient subject.
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Before church Sunday
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
- Favorite color: Red
- Favorite food: Ice cream
- Favorite song: "Use Your Words" by The Sippy Cups
- Favorite show: Magic School Bus
- Favorite movie: Return of the Jedi
- Favorite book: Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire
- Favorite drink: Apple juice
- Favorite car: Baylen's monster trucks
- Favorite friend: Cade
- Favorite animal: Hippogriff
- Favorite state: California
- Favorite baseball team(s): Boston Red Sox and Frisco RoughRiders
- Favorite comic book: Spiderman
- Favorite magazine: Lego
- Favorite color: Pink
- Favorite food: Maple syrup (Perhaps because we read If You Give a Pig a Pancake this morning?)
- Favorite drink: Apple juice
- Favorite car: Mommy's silver car
- Favorite show: Super Readers (She means Super Why)
- Favorite song: ABCs
- Favorite animal: Pony
- Favorite friend: Noe
- Favorite book: Barnyard Dance
Monday, October 15, 2007
The beaches are rocky, and the views are beautiful.
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
For Cooper's birthday, we ate at The Woods, a restaurant run by the Grand Hotel.
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
A few years later, after I had been at the Morning News for a while, Stacey and I started working together on the CCI pagination project. We learned we shared a number of friends and loved discussing the legends of the A-J (some of whom are still there, Stacey reports).
Then, she moved on to the Washington Post, where she works with the two Michaels (Taylor and Ramey), also from our CCI project. I last saw her two years ago -- until this weekend. A group of us met for dinner -- all of us Lubbock exes except her friend from junior high. Three of us are NT Daily alums, too. It was great to catch up with everyone. Beth is now a Morning News reporter. John, who I worked with on the Regional desk, has a fancy job with NEC. And John's wife Caren, who I didn't meet until Dallas, is with JCPenney. (Caren is tall and apparently handy to have around, especially during confrontations!)
Stacey, Caren, me, Beth and Matt (John left early for a camping trip)