Monday, August 25, 2008

The Butterfly Effect

If you would like something to lift your spirits, read this article, The Butterfly Effect. It is a bit lengthy, but it's worth it. It will make your day. Thanks Ryan for sending it to me.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

The World of Wii

We have now entered the world of game systems. Ryan and I bought a Nintendo Wii the other day. (It is actually an early birthday present to us from Ryan's mom.) It has changed our life.
We both have played Wii before, but realized that you never really experience Wii until you own one. Wow.

Today my parents and Ryan's parents were visiting. We all played. First we tried bowling. The parents got a pretty good handle at it. We tried tennis, baseball, boxing, and the most hilarious, Cow Racing! It was a hoot! No one was very good at it and my mom and Ryan's mom were dying laughing the entire time. We got some good pictures and video on my mom's camera.

Later Ryan and Birte decided to box. Here are some of the pictures in "bullet time."

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

New Floor Pictures - FINALLY!!

I know you've all been waiting, asking for this! Well, here it is: the New Floor Picture Collage!
(Yes, I've gone collage crazy. I just learned to do it on Photoshop.)

Anyway, this is our new tile floor. It looks really great. You shouldn't take my word for it, come on down to Midway and see for yourself!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

FC, NA, Jeff Theatre Documentary

Here is an article on the documentary of the Floyd Central, New Albany, and Jeffersonville High School theatre departments. Check it out if you were a FC thespian!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Close up!

"All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up." -Sunset Boulevard

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Kentucky Horses!

Ryan, Birte, and I went driving one of the first days she arrived and we were lucky to happen upon these horses being out near the road!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Picture of the Month - August 2008

This month's picture is of me and Birte behind my Mini Cooper. Ryan took this picture after we had parked and left the car to pet some baby horses.

FC Graduating Class of 1998: 10 F*$%in' Years

So, this past weekend was the celebration of the 10th anniversary of Floyd Central's 1998 graduating class, mine. It's unbelievable to me that it has been 10 years; it's gone so quickly. At first I wasn't going to go mostly because I just didn't want to. But the closer it got and the more I thought about it I realized I would be disappointed later if I didn't go. All-in-all, I'm glad I did.

The first part of the evening was dinner at the Bristol on Bardstown Rd. with the people in the picture above (from front left: Amy Vondielingen, Me, Sarah Cosper, Mike Cosper, Scott Ferguson, Jeremy Quillo, Emily Ferguson, Carrie Quillo, Erin Mulloy). For me, this was the best part of the evening. It was so nice to see all of them and good to spend one-on-one talk time!

After dinner we headed (nauseously) to Nio's on Bardstown Rd. This is where the big party was taking place. As I walked in I felt very overwhelmed. So many faces, so many names rushing through my head, where do I begin, I thought. The reunion was pretty much what I expected, people were there who it was nice to see and other people who I could've gone the rest of my life and never wanted/needed to see. It was strange to hear how many people were married and already had two or three kids! It was funny to see some who looked older, but in actions never have changed. It was typical to realize the same people gravitate to one another. And to sum it up it was interesting to see that high school is still the same whether it is 1998 or 2008.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Birte's Arrival

This is at the Lexington Airport. Ryan and I brought her flowers cut from our garden and the International Coordinator brought her balloons all colors of the German flag. She was tired, but seemed to be glad to be here. We're so happy to have her staying with us!