Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Saturday, December 26, 2009
I wouldn't know...I went to bed!
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
For the past several weeks I've heard ads on the radio, saw ads on TV and drove past billboards advertising all sorts of issues..."vote yes on issue 6" or "vote no on issue 3". That can get confusing trying to remember what each issue is about. I have enough to remember in my brain that I don't need to stress it out when I can use that great website.
Last night Brent and I sat down and read through the issues. Man, they're wordy! That website was fabulous for sorting through the verbal mumbo jumbo and getting to the heart of the issues.
And I got a fancy schmancy sticker when I was done voting!
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Go take a peek yourself. Hmph.
Back in August (I know that seems like forever ago!) Lauren turned 30. Lauren's husband, Niel, Stephanie and I worked together to plan a surprise party for Lauren. It went off without a hitch and Lauren was truly surprised! Those are the best!
This is Lauren walking in...the look on her face is just priceless. That's when you say to yourself "yes! we pulled it off...she really is surprised!"Niel made every guest a necklace that had Lauren's picture on it. It was fun! And of course, a picture of the speechies who were there! Stephanie (with child...Killian made his appearance less than a week later), Summer, Jill, Lauren and myself.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Brent will not be accompanying me on this trip because he will be in Chicago for a certification training. He is getting certified to be a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, la ti da, i know! He goes one weekend a month for 10 months to Chicago to get this certification. Maybe some months I may travel with him and visit with friends while he's busy. We'll just see.
Friday, September 18, 2009
Brent began seeing patients this week under his new company! It's a very exciting time for us! I just know in my heart and my gut that he (we) will be successful with this endeavor. Patients rave about him all the time about his calm demeanor, excellent bedside manner, vast knowledge and his determination to find the problem and not just treat the symptoms.
A patient recently said:
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Consolidating is so nice. I think that's what this past year has been about: consolidating. Consolidating money. Consolidating insurance plans. Consolidating email addresses. Consolidating stuff.
Monday, September 7, 2009
Natalie is putting 2 and 3 words toghether...at almost 15 months! She likes the "Daddy/Mommy are you?"...meaning, "Daddy/Mommy where are you?" and since she knows "Cindy" and "Uncle B" she makes new sentences "Cindy are you?" so darn cute! Even after we left, Natalie was asking "Cindy are you?" I love it. Brent is a bit jealous, but that's okay.
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Today celebrates one year of wedded bliss. I can't believe that it's been a whole year already. I woke up to breakfast in bed (omelet, turkey bacon, cinnamon rolls and mimosas). We then walked up to Hyde Park's Farmer's Market. Shockingly, I've never been there before. Next time we go, we'll have to bring money so we can have some waffles! We have dinner reservations tonight at Quarter Bistro in Mariemont. Never been there, but it came recommended so we'll try it.
Brent and I were thinking of what events have transpired over the last year as a married couple.
1. Week vacation in Cancun, Mexico (honeymoon) September 2008
2. Dennis (Brent's step-dad) had knee replacement surgery.
3. Brent and I (and Dad) devised a plan to surprise my mom for Christmas. She thought we weren't coming, but we drove to Kansas City and she was truly surprised!
4. I turned 30! January 2009
5. At the beginning the year, Brent's Dad lost his job.
6. And then, Brent lost his job May 2009
7. Our niece, Natalie, turned one celebrating with a penguin party June 2009
8. Week vacation in St. Augestine, Florida (Steph and Craig’s wedding) June 2009
9. Brent's air conditioning went out in his car while we were in Florida - what a long drive home!
10. Because Brent didn’t need to shave for work, Brent grew a beard. In Florida, Brent’s scruff turned into a beard. He decided to keep it.
11. Brent started his own company – Cullen Chiropractic and Wellness Center!
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
I just finished reading my book for bookclub. It was The Girls from Ames by Jeffrey Zaslow. It was a quick read! It's not your typical book where there is a plot, a climax and an ending. It was more stories being told by 10 friends who have been friends for 40 years. It really made me think of some of my friendships, especially those that I've had since childhood. They joke in the book that they don't remember specifically meeting each other, they just always were there. I have often thought the same thing about my friendships. I don't remember meeting them, they have always been there.
We watched fireworks and Jacques was SO excited for them...it was all he talked about! He was even excited about staying up past his bedtime. He is such a hoot.
He was also into telling jokes. He had one that he had mastered the delivery. Brent also taught him a knock knock joke. It's the "knock knock, who's there, banana...knock knock, who's there, banana...knock knock, who's there, orange...orange you glad i didn't say banana again?" So Jacques thought that's how the knock knock jokes went. you name a fruit, say it a couple times, then change the fruit after a couple times. Four year olds are hilarious!
Monday, June 29, 2009
This is a girl in front of us, who was desked out in New Kids gear. She was also sporting this kickin' purse decorated with New Kids pins. Who's jealous??
The guy in front is Jordan. He is a close second to Joey in my book. After the song, Jordan took off his shirt and threw the sweat soaked cotten shirt into the crowd. Girls SCREAMED for that thing!
The finger is pointing right to Joey. They were so close to us! "Please Don't Go Gilr!" cause I'll be "Hangin' Tough"!