Friday, December 18, 2009

Graduation...done forever!


I say that I'm done forever, and my uncle tells me, "You'll continually be learning something." Yes, Uncle Middle, but hopefully I won't have to take a final on it!

Here are some pictures of the graduation ceremony. The doctoral candidates walked first, then the master's. I was actually 6th in line, so it was fun to be at the front for once! It will only get worse now that my last name begins with a "P".

DSC04026 DSC04029 My hubby and I:SONY DSCMy fellow grad students, Robin and Cora, and then one of my committee members, Dr. Vincent.

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And of course, my wonderful parents:SONY DSC And can’t forget sister Emily…also, notice my rockin’ purple pumps!! Got double use out of those for two K-State graduations!DSC04051

Thanks to those who helped me celebrate!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Are you ready for Christmas…

…Hank is!


Yes, that is a dog under the tree, not a present.


I believe he was having a complex with all of these presents being in “his” space, so he wanted to be in the middle of it all. Or he was just trying to get my attention because Ronny was gone for the night traveling and I’m not as fun as he is. Either way, he laid there long enough for me to take his picture and milk it with those big, brown puppy-dog eyes.

At least he is ready for Christmas…me? I’m getting there. I know my husband is not. :)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


I have a post upcoming about our laundry room/bathroom makeover, but it will have to wait. Some have asked how we are holding out in this blizzard, and I will let the pictures speak for themselves. I should have taken pictures yesterday, but they probably wouldn’t have turned out because it was pure white outside. Thanks to those who were concerned about us!

As you can see, the elderly across the street are snowed in.DSCI0093 DSCI0094 DSCI0095 DSCI0096 Hank seems to like it, but doesn’t venture too far beyond the porch because he doesn’t know how to get around the drifts bigger than him!DSCI0097 DSCI0098 DSCI0099

Makes me ready for Christmas! But not for the upcoming travel I have to do out on the nasty, Nebraska roads. If only all states could take care of their roads like Colorado. :)