Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Maybe studying does work...


I passed Comps!
Thank you all so much for all of your support!
I feel like a huge weight has been lifted!

This photo is again merited:

{Yes Kat, I did post it again. You passed too, be exuberant enough to overlook this and still be my friend.}

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Addition to the Blogroll!

Hilarity from a fellow CSAAer

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Babies, babies, babies {Update 1.26.09}

There has been so much awesome news coming our way about the progeny of our friends!

First, little Miss Emma arrived on January 20th! We have yet to see a picture...camera phones could help this situation people...I kid! I kid! I am sure they have many more important things to worry about :)

I am sure that she is just as beautiful as her gorgeous mommy.

Second, Dan and Lisa found out the sex of their twins! I am not going to reveal it here, as they may want to do that themselves {though it is killing the small "get the scoop" journalist part of me. very small ;)} Weare so excited for you both!!!!!

Lately it has seemed as though everyone we know is having some sort of baby news. The amount of sorority sisters that are pregnant or are new mommies is amazing to me! I love buying all the cute stuff for other people, but when and if we move back to Norfolk {the chances of that are pretty good} I will stick to bottled water thankyouverymuch ;)

If we do end up back in Hampton Roads, feel free to call if you need a sitter <3

Update: For pictures of baby Emma click here, and click here for the big reveal of the Maz twins!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Emma Grace is coming!

I just talked to Mommy Diana and Daddy Allen and they are in the hospital patiently awaiting the arrival of Miss Emma Grace!

She was induced this morning, so hopefully by the end of the day we will have a fabulous new little legacy!


Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Dear Everyone,

Thank you so much for all of your well wishes!

My big highlight is that Comps are over! At least for now...

We get our scores back in two weeks and I may have to worry about them again then, but for now I will leave you with some pictures of our post comps excursion; aka imbibing adult beverages in a totally mature, responsible and classy way. ha.

Pre Comps Face
{Kat is a MUCH better actress than me}

Post Comps Face
{Woo girls}

Austin had a great first day of class, and is trying to get back in the swing of actually having to do work...I know, I know...I can hear your gasps....

This weekend though was particularly eventful for him! He took his pistol qualifying test at a local shooting range and qualified as a "Sharpshooter"...pretty cool.

He gets to wear a ribbon now that looks like this one on the top left, but with a bronze "S" for, you guessed it, "Sharpshooter".
All in all, a pretty great couple of days!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Big Days Tomorrow

Austin and I both have pretty big days tomorrow...

I need to empty my brain in a thoughtful and organized manner into 8 hour comprehensive exams...

While Austin has his first day of classes...

Wish us luck!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Happy Anniversary!

Today is my lovely parents' 29th wedding anniversary. They were married in a small church in Wisconsin on January 5th, 1980.

I wish I had swiped a wedding picture to scan while I was at home, so you will have to do your best to imagine what I am sure was the first wedding of the 80's in a small town called Elk Mound, Wisconsin.

We love you both and hope you have a lovely and romantic first anniversary with no kids in the house since 1984...well, except Ashley and Zach, who are still home on break.

Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad!

Happy New Year!

I know I am, er, about 5 days late on this one, but I thought I could give a general update as my blogging -- at least on this blog -- has been so slack as of late.

We were lucky to spend some time in Wisconsin over Christmas with my family, though a good portion of the time was spent devoted to wedding planning, rather than relaxing. We did manage to find about 6 straight hours on Christmas day, however to play Rock Band 2 with my brother and sister, so don't feel too sorry for us.

The long trip back began Sunday the 28th and we got in around 4am on Monday the 29th...Austin had to check back in on Tuesday, so we were trying to give him some time to recover from 17ish hours in the car.

Since we have been back, it has been back to normal for Austin; serving watches, checking in regularly, and hanging out reading and watching TV the rest of the time.

I, on the other hand have been studying for comprehensive exams, or feeling guilty about not studying for comps when I am not. The test is next Monday, all day long. Pray for me.

New Years Eve was QUITE the experience. We headed in to Atlanta to meet up with the Deans, planning on going to the Peach Drop, much like the NYC ball, but we are in Georgia, so it is a peach. Seriously.

Anywho, we headed in to Atlanta, went out for a lovely,wine soaked dinner, breezed by Darren's parent's New Years Party and ran off to catch the MARTA to get to the drop as by this time htere would be no parking downtown. We barely made it downtown in time, but got to experience quite a bit of camaraderie on the way downtown with the people in our MARTA car...unfortunately not the same could be said for our ride home, but more on that later...

We witnessed the drop itself, chanting out the countdown and blowing on party favors provided by a gracious girl standing next to us. The we turned and ran back to the MARTA to beat the huge crowds trying to get on our train and successfully maneuvered onto what we were sure was going to be a vary uneventful ride back to the Dean's to play some Wii Fit and hit the hay.

Well, we underestimated the 'serenity' of the MARTA. (for those of you familiar with the system, you know I impart a little sarcasm here)

Right away when we got on the train, two very inebriated, and eyebrow raising individuals came onto the train screaming "Happy F*ing New Years!" (lovely for all of the families on board, let me assure you.)

Within a few stops, the man from one couple and the man from the other couple begins screaming at one another, because apparently, one guy - we will call him Mullet, spit in the face of the woman sitting with the other - we will call him Red Face Guy.

As the voices get louder and more people start looking, all of a sudden Mullet and Red Face Guy are throwing punches and ripping at each others clothes and hair in the aisle, which is right where our entire party was sitting. At this point the train is still full of people sitting, like us, and standing in the aisles, so people are jumping out of the way and trying to cram into space that does not exist to get out of the way of flailing arms.

Red Face Guy starts beating Mullet's head into a chair, and then two bigger guys from the train (Mullet and RFG were pretty large themselves) pull them apart. (Meanwhile Austin has jumped in front of me and dragged me to an empty spot in the back of the car, as far as he could get me away while I stared in amazement - seriously, I haven't seen a fight like that since middle school.)

Mullet and RFG, though separated now by a few people keep throwing insults, or rather Mullet keeps throwing insults at RFG, who shakes his head incredulously. RFG's girl, the one who had been spit on, at one point yells out,"Mullet! [not his real name] Sit down and stop acting like a Jerry Springer Redneck!"

Which was, I am sorry to say, entirely accurate. Most of us thought the fight was over, but THEN Mullet starts throwing insults at his own girl when she tells him to sit down, telling her that she is going to "get it when she gets home."

Humanity at its best, people, humanity at its best.

Then she gets offended and starts sauntering towards him in her midriff bearing sweater, jeans, and high heeled boots. Before we know it, she has kicked him in the face and we were off again. People again jumped in and passengers used the call button on the back of the train to warn the driver of what was going on.

Within a few stops we all managed to persuade Mullet to get off the train, but then he mysteriously appeared again, started another scuffle, and then was arrested at our next stop.

Thank goodness no bystanders were hurt, and looking back it is easy now to see the humor in it...Austin of course saw the humor right away, and I had to implore him to stop laughing so that he would not be the next one kicked in the face, haha.

But all in all, it makes for a memorable start to the New Year, and we still had a better time than a worse one :)

I hope all of your New Years were as memorable!

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