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, 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!


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!