Sunday, November 30, 2008
We just bought this camera! We went to Circuit City since they're closing, and we got a pretty good deal on a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170 in black. Here's the stats on it: 10.1 megapixel, 2.7" Clear Photo LCD display, Carl Zeiss wide 5x (28mm) Optical Zoom lens, Smile Shutter technology, Face Detection, Intelligent Scene Recognition, Super SteadyShot, HD output and HD slideshow
Pretty fancy. The Smile Shutter is supposed to find smiles when you're taking pictures--and you can set it to find any smile or to focus on a child's smile or an adult's smile. I'm not quite sure if that technology will come in handy for us, but I just thought that was pretty cool! The only downside is that we weren't sure if the memory stick we had to buy (we had an SD card in our old camera) had a corresponding slot on our computer. Sure enough, it doesn't, but I think we can get an adapter for it. Anyway, I have felt lost the past 72 hours without our camera so I am so excited to have one again! Our memories are saved!
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Still faint, but definitely there.
And now instead of a pregnancy test, I am staring at this beautiful face.
The second picture was last weekend in Dallas before the a$$-kicking we suffered by the hands of the Oklahoma Sooners. (You know why Texas doesn't fall off in the Gulf of Mexico? Cuz Oklahoma SUCKS!) But I'm not bitter. Ok, yes, I am. I'm more heartbroken than anything. It literally hurts. I was so certain that this was our year to take it all. But it's okay. We'll live.
We've had a lot going on--again--the last week or so, which is why I haven't posted anything lately. Obviously, there's a shuttle in space right now so Aaron has had to work weird hours lately because they have to have someone from their office on console at all times. Luckily, this time he only had to work one overnight shift. Trent's class had their Thanksgiving feast last Friday before the Thanksgiving break. I got to help out with it since I am one of the "class moms". The kids were so excited and surprisingly, most of them filled themselves up on all the healthy stuff they had for lunch, so they didn't have much room for dessert! Here's a few pics from that day...
Trent and I made this t-shirt--it's not the prettiest thing in the world, but we had fun!
Last weekend, we trekked up to the Dallas area for one of Aaron best friend's (Nate) wedding reception. Nate and Angel got married in October in Curacao, so obviously not everyone could make it. So Nate's parents, who live in Coppell, had a reception for them at their house. Since many of the people in attendance are Texas Tech alumni, it mostly turned into a game watching party--which ended up putting a damper on the happiness we were supposed to be feeling for Nate and Angel, but we all ended up inebriated enough that we didn't care about the game anymore.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Splash and Trent doing a puzzle together
Trent teaching Splash how to get his guns up!
Splash got to meet Drew too!
Splash (cut off because I took this picture of us), Trent, and me
Going to bed
We took Splash to see Madagascar 2 on Saturday.
Saturday, November 8, 2008
And a video of some sweet little sounds! He kind of spaces out at the end. I guess something caught his attention.
Here's a very sweet video of Trent reading "Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too" to Drew. He's not really reading the words, but he's heard the story so many times, he pretty much knows it by heart. There's a better one, but it was kind of long, so it would take forever to upload.
Drew had a really great time.
So did the other babies--you can't really see them, but there's a 10 day old baby boy on the left (James Maximilian O'Neal--I love that name!) and Chloe Smeader, who was born about a week after Drew, on the right. Drew has already had a play date with Chloe--meaning they both slept most of the time, and Chloe's mom Cathi and I just gabbed for a few hours!
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Anyway, here's some pics from the Houston Half.
Better him than me!
After the race
Glad to be sitting down
Here is a slide show and some short videos. The pictures do not do it justice, and the videos are just a taste of what all we saw. If you ever get a chance to go to an air show (especially one that features the Air Force Thunderbirds) go, don't hesitate, GO!
4 of the Birds right over our heads!
That is really high, really fast!
All 6 of them in all their glory--beautiful!
Monday, November 3, 2008
But I just wanted to say, while we're still in the moment......
I LOVE MY RED RAIDERS!!!!!!! GO TECH!!!!!!!!!
We beat the #1 team in the country, which is something we have never done. We are now 9-0 on the season, which is the first time we have done that since 1938 (only 15 years after the university was founded). We were #7 last week, which was the highest we have ever been ranked....we are now #2 in the BCS standings!!! Which means that if the national championship game was being played tomorrow, we would be in it! (And we'd be playing the same team we played and lost to in the Cotton Bowl in 2005--revenge is sweet!) It's within our grasp! Right now, we just have to get past OK State this Saturday, which will be no easy task, but it can be done.
I'm so proud to be a Red Raider!