Thursday, February 28, 2008

My "Facebook Jane Austen quiz" results...

Elizabeth Bennet

You are memorable, lovely and clever, the life of the party... you always know what to say in every situation. Your honesty, virtue, and lively wit enable you to rise above the nonsense and bad behavior that pervade your money-seeking and often spiteful society. Nevertheless, your sharp tongue and tendency to make hasty judgments often lead you astray... if not careful, you can display qualities that you despise - pride and prejudice. But if you can get past negative first impressions, your life and love story will be epic!!!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Today's Advice

Grab a wunder puppi and hold really tightly, while simultaneously smothering the little black brow with kisses. Does the body good. (Warning: Beware of pretty white teefies)

Have you hugged your Scottie today?

Friday, February 22, 2008

I can't wait to ride my horse

Well, as you know, we've been a little busy these past few weeks with a certain young horse coming into the world, so I haven't ridden Fancy for over 2 1/2 months. With the stress of life continually building, I've totally missed my riding time with my favorite horse. This weekend will be my first attempt to ride the momma horse. I think my only real danger is her distraction from a certain baby someone, but Krista is going to walk him, while I ride her. We'll give you a status report next week! :-)

Here are some photos of them from last week.

Monday, February 18, 2008


Isn't he handsome?!!!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Campus Life, as it were...

There were a few random things that caught my attention whilst on campus today. None of them related to each other, but they all made an impression on me. :-)
  1. A man standing outside my building, telling his wife (presumably), "Honey, I'm really sorry you've had a bad, and I need to go. " Nothing like the listening ears of a loved one, I always say!
  2. The gentlemen sporting the "Healthy Horns" t-shirt, while simultaneously indulging in a double cheeseburger, large fries and milkshake. Now that's marketing!
  3. And, last but not least, the observation that all single girls, in groups of 2 or more are absolutely guaranteed to be talking about RELATIONSHIPS. It's a fact.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Age and (dis)Respect

One thing I've been noticing lately about young people around me is that they don't respect the elderly. They act as if those individuals somehow decided to get old and live with the consequences of an aging mind and body. The young seem to feel superior because their minds are "fresh" and their bodies are energetic. I think this bothers me so much because of my own grandparents.

My Grandma and Grandma McC. showed me that time, along with experience, brings knowledge and with knowledge (and a proper understanding of Scripture by which to frame that knowledge), comes wisdom. When my grandparents told me in detail about their lives, relationships, about the wars they fought (including WWII) and the sacrifices that they made, it was obvious that they were once very much as youthful and energetic as me. They had not chosen to grow old, but time had crept up on them and, though it stole their youth, it enriched them with wisdom and understanding. When I think of time passing and the natural progression of aging that never ceases, I relish the example that my grandparents have set for me.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Names, cont'd...

Brain _____. Yeah, somebody really named their child that. I guess they were hopeful.

Callie Flower _____. People, creativity is one thing, but be creative with your pet's names, not your kids!

Spunky _____. Again, what a great puppy name!

Boys and their toys

My dad just got a great new toy, which we will affectionately call "Rubi". I love the last photo because it totally captures that "I finally got my favorite toy" expression! :-) Dad has been waiting for a Jeep (not just any Jeep, mind you, but a Jeep RUBICON) since he sold his prehistoric, very loud, very rough, very mustard colored Land Cruiser, to become our dad and buy a more practical, boring "family vehicle". All I have to say, is "IT'S ABOUT TIME"!!!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Friday, February 08, 2008

Name(d) that person... what?

So, how do you like your name? If you had the opportunity, would you change it? In my job, I encounter hundreds of names each week: some common and some not quite so common. I try to be respectful of other people's names (I mean, I really like my name and I'm not sure how happy I'd be about someone giggling over it), but sometimes I cannot hide the smile that sneaks onto my face, when I encounter some of the more special names.

I have included some of my favorites below, but have only included the unique portions, in order to preserve anonymity.
  1. Crystolbol _____
  2. Duhicky _____
  3. (OK, this is terrible, but I have to include it) _____ Pornbunie
  4. Coka-Kola _____ (not kidding, people!)
  5. Itsy Betsy _____ (the last name is not spider, in case you're curious)
  6. Hollyberry _____
  7. William _____ Williamson
  8. Jeffrey _____ Jeffreys Jr. (perhaps the creativity gene was successfully bred out of that family?)
  9. April ____ Showers
Alas, that is all I can spare at the moment.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Fancy That and Caspian

Well, as you all know, my beautiful baby had her baby! She was amazing and this baby is marvelous! He is definitely going to give us a "run for our money", quite literally. He is feisty and strong willed and he loves to run! He sometimes gets confused because he thinks both Krista and Fancy are his mommies.

Fancy's delivery was relatively smooth, though Krista and I helped her a little to get the shoulders through. From start to finish (water breaking to complete delivery) it was 10 minutes. that's a record, I think! While Krista cut the umbilical cord and dried him off, I stayed by Fancy's head and talked to her. She was very happy to lay still and rest, at that point. Then, we moved Caspian close to where she could see him and she sat up and marveled. She immediately began talking to him and licked him clean. She's the perfect mother (but then, what else would you expect from the perfect horse? :-). For more on Caspian and for photos, see Krista's blog. (There's no sense in posting them twice, right?).