Monday, March 31, 2008
March is going out like a lion in Salt Lake City. We had snow yesterday, but it was the typical spring snow that you don't have to shovel. This morning we awoke to 5 inches of powder.....yuck!!! Thanks to Joe for shoveling while I slept in this morning! I'm ready for spring. The good news is that the Canyons Resort had 10 inches of snow last night with another 6-12 inches expected today. My co-worker and I are going to take advantage of the weekday lack of crowds tomorrow and get a few runs in. She's a beginner so I plan on hanging out with her the cruisers and having fun, laidback ski day.
Sunday, March 30, 2008
I don't know why kids have to be in the front (I'm sure Laurie knows) but it seems awkward if the kid gets motion sickness and throws up all over my face. Oh well, I'm sure I did worse when I was little. --- Joe
Friday, March 28, 2008
I saw bits of this story on the Today show this week. Students from Taylor University were driving in a van back from a university function and were struck by a reckless semi driver. 5 students were killed and a few survived. One blond girl was in critical condition. The police thought it was Laura, but after 5 weeks they discovered it was mistaken identity and it was really Whitney. Whitney's family had burried Laura, thinking it was their daughter. HOW SAD!!! The families have come together and written a book and their story will be featured on Dateline tonight. I am amazed how well these strong, Christian families have come together to cope with this horrible situation. Watch it tonight if you have a chance. I will be working on weekend, so the Tivo is set and I'll watch it next week.
Have a great weekend!
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Our baby already has a name....Blueberry. We have enjoyed spending lots of time online reading and when we read the baby was the size of a grain of rice, we called the baby "rice baby", before we knew it the baby was the size of a blueberry and thus became "blueberry baby". This baby will forever be blueberry. We even ordered this blueberry fur berrie for the nursery.
We are so excited to officially announce that we are expecting a little one in October. He or She is due on October 12th. It's already been quite a ride. Our first step is remodeling a room in our home into a nursery. We've had 3 window guys and one contractor in thus far. I will keep everyone updated through this blog.
MSNBC Link to Story
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
I am an Oprah fan - I actually Tivo all her shows and watch them as time allows because I'm rarely home at 4:00! Today I watched the episode with Simon Cowell and I was so impressed. I am a Simon fan and I enjoy American Idol. Simon is rough around the edges and says what he's thinking. He had quite a moment on the Oprah Show. My guess is that he was pressured by the Oprah Show to Give Big and he did. The story hit home for me. A 3-year old from Claremont, MN was diagnosed with cancer and her parents have to drive 100 miles to Mayo and needed financial help. Simon paid off their $162,000 mortgage and told them it won't end there and he will help more if they need more help. He just sat on Oprah's stage with his dorky smile and just "got it". Giving feels great and he had the feeling for the first time. It was cool to watch. We've started watching Oprah's Big Give and I call it "the apprentice, but doing good with money". I haven't seen last nights episode, but it sounds pretty cool - everyone gets $100,000 to do good with. Maybe we'll watch it tonight.
Press Citizen Story
I am very proud to say that I am tied for first place with Joe in our tournament pool. I think I deserve extra credit, because it only took one bracket entry to get me to 1st place and Joe had to do two entries! I am going to enjoy the glory while it lasts because I don't have a lot of confidence in my Final Four choices. I just wish I could have watched the games all weekend.
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
This morning when I got out of the shower, I was looking for Nicky. Sure enough this is where I found him! I guess we must have gotten up too early for him this morning and he chose to go back to bed - in our bed!!!! I have been reminding him lately that we got him at the pound and he should be darn appreciative of his nice life he has with us. He is beyond spoiled! Yes, he is still sleeping on our pillows! This is why he goes to the basement when we're not home - he would become a permanent fixture and bring the outside in!
What a nail-biter! I just love the tournament and the last few seconds of those close games. I have Duke going to the Final Four, so I am relieved that they pulled off the game last night.
We watched basketball and celebrated Easter with food last night! I made a ham, hasbrown cheesy casserole, mashed potatoes, and scalloped pineapple. We'll both be eating it all weekend!
I would much rather be watching basketball all weekend, but the scoreboard on ESPN.com will have to due. I'll be at work all weekend.....
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Calling all healthcare nerds! I think I would have done much better on the cardiology tests if I had thought of heartblock to a Justin Timberlake song! We had a few extra minutes in rounds one day and the interns showed me this video and it still cracks me up!!! They should teach this dance in every ACLS class!
PS I'm pretty proud I figured out how to post a You Tube file!
Des Moines Register Article
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
PS We are craving Irish food and will be having corned beef and cabbage tomorrow night....long story.
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Monday, March 10, 2008
We had a nice relaxing weekend. We enjoyed the condo in the mountains and I had a good time skiing. Joe took his laptop to the lodge and did some work. I forgot the camera - sorry no pics. We watched many movies and some great basketball!
Yesterday we had a lazy afternoon at home and caught up on our DVR. I can now talk to people about American Idol because I am caught up!!!
Friday, March 7, 2008
Joe popped his knee out this morning and couldn't get into his doctor until Monday, so he is headed to Urgent Care after work. I think he'll be out for the weekend. Nicky's already at Campbarkalot and we'll just lose our points if we cancel now.....so it will be a relaxing mountain retreat weekend!
I plan on skiing.....but I think Joe will be in the condo watching movies!!!
Have a great weekend!
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Joe and Laurie at the top of Mary Jane
There's Nicole hanging with her homies
Casey - the Winter Park Ski Trip Mascot!
We had so much fun for our first trip together to Winter Park. We visited Jeff and Nicole at their new mountain home. It was so great to see our Colorado friends that we miss dearly. We are sad that we had so many last minute cancellations due to sick kiddos and the horrible road conditions due to the snow storm. Next year - you all better be there!!! :-)
We joined Jeff and Nicole at the local pub for a beer and enjoyed the local band upon arrival. They hitched a ride and escorted us to their new home (some of the signs are covered in snow - so this made it easier).
We were up bright and early (sort of) and enjoyed a great breakfast followed by a great sunny day on the slopes. The pictures are from the top of Mary Jane. Friday night, the boys grilled for us in the snow and we enjoyed dinner followed by a game of Risk. It was my first time playing and I didn't really get it and I wasn't a great sport!!! Needless to say I was the first one out and excited to be the first to bed!!!
Saturday brought another fabulous day of skiing including some time in the terrain park and a trip down the Half Pipe for the brave (or maybe crazy) snowboarders Joe and Nicole. Skiing was followed by great apres skiing sitting on a patio with our beers and a great band. We headed home for homemade lasagna and the inauguration of the SHOT SKI!!!! We have been waiting for a year to finally use the infamous Shot Ski! It worked well on the first try....but we needed to make sure we had it perfected and figured 3 times is a charm! We signed it and have convinced them to mount it on the wall and I think our picture will make the wall as well. The night continued with a game of Fact or Crap - it's OK, but not highly recommended by us. We moved on to Risk and I had a better attitude and we all had a little more fun.
Sunday we woke up to fresh powder and it was still snowing! YEAH --- Powder Day!!! Thanks to Jeff''s great pointers, I became a better powder skier and had a blast!!! After the hot tub, we headed to Smokin' Moe's for incredible ribs! Ahhh...what a great ending to such a perfect ski weekend.
Monday we met Meredith for lunch in Denver. We went to the Rio - I really miss that place. It was great.
We are sad we didn't get to see everyone we wanted to see, but it was a fabulous trip and we couldn't have ordered better weather!!!! Thanks to Jeff and Nicole for being great hosts!!! Enjoy the photos!
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
I will post tomorrow - I have many great pictures to share!!