Sunday, September 28, 2008

Wonderful Wedding Weekend

We enjoyed a great family weekend and a fun family wedding. Steve's sister, brother-in-law, and brother came in Friday night from Lubbock/Amarillo. They got here in time for us to enjoy a night out for dinner and a movie. We wanted to see Fireproof but it was sold out. I think that is a good thing for Waco but a bummer for us. We ended up seeing Eagle Eye which was okay. On
Saturday morning we headed down to Austin and Pioneer Farms. Steven's nephew, Josh, got married there. The wedding was at a historical homestead. Josh and Caitlin met there while volunteering. The wedding was just precious! All the dresses were handmade and her wedding dress was beautiful! We enjoyed a reception by the creek in a beautiful, tree filled area. It was great to have Steve's brothers and sister together, even if for a short time. We enjoyed visiting with other family members and celebrating a wonderful day. The pictures are of Steve and his brothers and sister and the happy couple.

I am a little tired from staying up late reading Twilight. I have really enjoyed it and went and bought the other 3 books in the series today. Guess it's going to be a late night reading tonight :)

Sunday, September 21, 2008


Happy Birthday Dad and Rich!
Last night we celebrated their birthdays with a dinner at Cheryl's house. Dad's b-day was Friday and Rich's is Monday so we decided with the busy schedule we should combine the celebration. We have gotten to spend a lot of family time together this week which has been great. My granddad, aunt and cousin are here from Houston. Their house was okay but they still don't have electricity. My mom has done a lot of cooking and we have enjoyed it! It has been fun to spend some fun times together.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Gotcha Day, Gochis style

Today is gotcha day for my sister's family. Gotcha day is the day they first met my precious niece Hannah in China. For any family who has adopted children Gotcha day, or Family Day as we call it, is an important celebration. We celebrated at Cheryl's house with Chinese food, what else :) It was a fun celebration and we are so lucky to have Hannah in our family!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

new adventure?

So what do you do while you are watching 24 hr. hurricane coverage? You get on Facebook of course. I have heard friends talk about it on blogs and other places but had never visited it myself. So I thought I would see what I could find. With just a little info about me (where I graduated from) there was an instant list of friends. Some people I haven't seen since graduation, more years that I want to remember. I managed to find my best friend from elementary school, go figure! Let's just say I am not addicted to all this social networking yet but it is fun to play.
As for the hurricane. I am praying for my granddad, aunt and cousin, along with other family who are in Houston. Looks like it is going to be a bad night, that's for sure. They say Waco will be windy and a bit of rain so we will see.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

All booked!

Today I finalized our hotel plans for Italy. I had put things off due to school getting started and had forgotten all about needing a place to stay :) I spent 4 hrs. at my parents house last night getting the rooms for Milan and Florence. Today I booked the ones for Rome. We are staying at 2 different hotels in Rome since we will start and finish there. My sister helped with our Venice rooms a few weeks ago. It is always hard to book a hotel you have never seen or heard of. We had great luck with our hotel in London and I am hoping for the same results. I rely a lot on when booking hotels. They have hotel reviews. That is always helpful although some travelers opinions are a bit different than mine they have been pretty reliable in the past. So we are one step closer to our Roman Holiday!! BTW the pic is of our hotel in Venice, too fun :)

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

ATM woes

I don't go to the ATM a lot and I never seem to have cash, guess one goes with the other. Today I needed cash for some school stuff so off to the ATM I went. Everything was normal until the money came out. Not only did it come out it went FLYING OUT. I mean it flew away. There was a little wind but not too much, I mean not enough to take my money!! So what do I do?!? I had chosen to get a receipt, do I wait? Is my money still around somewhere? Where is it? Oh, good gravy!! So I wait for my receipt and then drive up a bit hoping the car behind me won't get upset that I am totally in the way. I found my first $20 bill and spy my second bill on the pavement ahead. Luckily I got close enough in the car to stop and get the second bill. Thank Goodness!! I am really, really glad I was only getting $40 out and not more than that. So, the moral of this story is... don't go to the ATM when the wind is blowing.