Friday, August 27, 2010

Three Things...

...that made me happy today:
1. Damon made breakfast for the family.
2. I got several hugs from my patients just because.
3. I had a good talk with my boss. I was able to share some things that had been frustrating me and now feel much better about work.

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Two Things...

...that made me happy today:
1. Having my little girl run up to me and jump in my arms when I picked her up from school.
2. Finding out that mystery spot on my arm wasn't cancer.
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Monday, August 23, 2010

First Day of Pre-K

Sid was so excited to go to school! No tears from her but a little bashful when we dropped her off. She gave Damon such a tight hug around the neck he was afraid she bruised his thyroid. I got a little misty eyed but mostly had butterflies in my stomach for being nervous that she have a good first day. Damon went up to spy on her during chapel and said she was smiling and happy. So far so good! 13 more of these to go. post signature

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Football! Football! Football!

Found these on one of my favorite Texas Tech sites: DoubleTNation.

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Guess Who's Back in the House...

MAX!!! He's back in the house but on probation. So far so good!

Sidney and the puppies.
Sidney showing how to put a dog in a headlock. Poor Star! Such a good sport!

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Monday, August 02, 2010

New Heights

This year we spent our summer vacation in the Colorado mountains. Beautiful views, cool temperatures, trees and streams. A recipe for a great time except for the altitude. Damon is not a fan of heights and this trip happened to be full of them. He is such a trooper though and tagged along with Sidney and me on the Pike's Peak Cog and most of the Seven Falls climb. Here is a pic of Damon and Sid on top of Pike's Peak. You can just see New Mexico in the distance. Damon is smiling because his eyes are closed.
I asked Damon to take a picture of Sid and me on the edge. When we got to the spot I looked up and saw Damon on his hands and knees with his arm covering his face and bracing the camera for the picture. An old man next to him was about to call the EMT's for help. As we were coming back down on the cog Damon said, "When the conductor said we could see Kansas...that was one of the worst moments of my life!"

Here is Damon half way up Seven Falls. It is 224 steps to get to the top and gorgeous waterfalls all the way.
This is how much further we had to climb to get to the top.
Damon decided to wait at the bottom.
He was very brave the whole trip but he's insisting that next year our family vacation be to someplace less vertical.
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