Holiday decorating

Finally got the tree up and the inside decorations done. Such a process...but we had a good time doing it. Here's a picture update.

Scout's ornament. Cute, isn't it?

An ornament we bought on our honeymoon in Florida.

Phantom & Caroline's ornament from a few years ago. So adorable.

This is Tristan's DCP secret santa gift for this year. A really cute ornament, our first of the kind. The heart says "2008" but it's kinda hard to see.

The whole tree....rounded out by my Grandma's tree skirt (which she made) at the bottom.

We're working on christmas cards and the like now. It's all about finishing classes, which for me is almost done..... T has a bit more work left than I do, but I got lucky b/c some friends wanted to work on our final project early, back before thanksgiving, so I'm pretty much done minus a few small things.

Happy Holidays!
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Today was a good day... I hit 300 workouts at curves! It's taken me a year and 4 months. Faster than most people get to 300, so I'm proud.

In other random news we made some headway on using a dremel tool on Scout's nails. She totally freaks when she even sees it but today we were able to get her to calm down and relax (with plenty of treats) and we were actually able to get it done. Horray for not sharp puppy claws!!! I wish she'd had a better day, maybe I'd have gotten the tree up.

There's plenty to do this weekend and it's getting super cold here. Something about 20* with a 15* windchill really gets to you. I wish we could ease into winter, but of course we always get the harsh transition in (usually) less than 24 hours.

Have most of my christmas shopping done and it's time to start preparing for our trip back east. I.e. cleaning out the car, finishing things up here at home and tying up loose ends with school. I'll be really happy when I'm finished with my masters. (End of next summer). I'm just so ready to teach.

Please pray for a former student of mine, Isabelle, who is waiting on a heart so that she can get back to being a kid again.

and a current band student of ours who was in a car accident and is still in serious condition at KU med. It isn't looking so good and I'm worried about her. It's def. been a trying couple of weeks.

Until next time.


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So, we're trying the blog thing.... as a way to keep in touch with family and friends across the country (and perhaps out of the country too!). Hopefully this will help to keep everyone semi-updated with what's going on in our lives. Here's the highlights, with some pictures to get us started.

The wedding was July 19th. It was wonderful. (minus the locked church part). It's really hard to believe we've been married for 4.5 months!!! Time certainly flies. We've been busy with teaching marching band out at Free State High School again all fall. The football team actually went to the state championship and we were freezing with the kids last night in Topeka. The team lost, but it truly was a great great game. They have a lot to be proud of. And I'm proud of our kids... they really kept the crowd going all night.

We also got a puppy back on September 2nd. Her name is Scout (after the Madison Scouts) She even wears a cute fleur de lis (the corps logo) that Tristan's mom got her! She's half lab and half german shepard. We're not sure how big she'll be since she has smaller than average parents. She's 4 months old now and is a total ball of energy. She's also super smart. She and Phantom (our younger cat) get along most of the time. However, Caroline (our older cat) still hates her and spends most of the time that Scout is out upstairs hiding from her. It's a work in progress.

We also moved back in June. It was a wonderful decision and we love our new house. (townhouse that is). Our neighboorhood is super quiet, which we enjoy and we don't have to carry grocries up a flight of stairs anymore! We also have a 2 car garage and some yard that we've claimed as our own. It's also right off of the bike path that runs all over town so that propted a new bike for me back in June. We haven't ridden hardly since the wedding though and really need to get back out there.

That's a good enough update for now.... keep checking back as we plan to update frequently enough so that you can feel like you have some kind of idea what we're doing. For now.... enjoy the pictures from the last few months.

Wedding pictures....


Scout - Today 11/30 - 4 mos. old

We decorated the house today.....It took a while, but it looks good. Man was it COLD out today!

The cranberry pie I made for thanksgiving.
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