Saturday, October 18, 2008

other random happenings...

"but friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life."
thomas jefferson
 

these are our dear friends - little miss millie, caroline, dendy the birthday girl & reed hogan.  reed is a medicine intern with me, and this family has become such a piece of sweet tea sunshine in our lives!  i've never spent any time in mississippi (and, just typing the state name, i hear russell singing M-I-crooked letter-crooked letter-I-crooked letter-crooked letter-I-humpback-humpback-I) but everything i imagine about deep south hopsitality and charm -- they are.   

we got to help celebrate dendy's 2nd birthday!

a bounce house...um, yes...we certainly will...



kyle, one of russell's best friends who has been staying with us, moved out (and we miss his silly booty already)...

...because he got married!

kyle & lindsey houser

russ, kyle & chris

robbie & hollie, chris & annie, lindsey & kyle, sara & russ, alex & charlie

chris & annie houser



our sweet nephew, will, also turned 1!  this birthday boy was definitely one of the brighter points of the baylor/ou game.  we're getting him indoctrinated early into the life of green & gold...

will, my sister-in-law jennifer & bruiser

will and G


and, finally, we had a quick get-together to celebrate brunson's 30th!

pooja!

amit & jasmine

poonam & pooja

here's to the birthday boy!

i start wards again tomorrow, but pictures from this weekend will follow shortly.  we're not only alive and well but we're also abundantly blessed.  being b-u-s-y makes us cherish the downtime even more.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

for the love of west texas


we had a fabulous trip home to a-town this past weekend.  saturday morning started with breakfast & blue skies at a hangar party to celebrate the airplane that dad built.  i couldn't be more proud of him!  it was a casual combination of airport 'good ole boys' (GOB's as we call them) and sweet family & friends.  

every man that i've ever loved has been a pilot...

mema & uncle lynn


saturday night we got to celebrate sarah beth and joe's wedding -- it was a breathtaking combination of autumn elegance, warm homespun charm and sb uniqueness!  we LOVED getting to catch up with so many old friends.

caroline, jeri lyn, ruthie, jenna, me & mandy

four girls who i love like family

the classic tri delt family stair-step

the ddd's

sarah moschella

mandy, jenna, emili & me

ava needing some attention, stat


it was a perfect west texas night for the perfect west texas wedding!