Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Christmas Tree

It gave me great pleasure last night to buy our Christmas tree. Unlike last year, the store had fir trees to join the collection of pines. This delighted my heart immensely. We now have a doug fir in our living room and it smells terrific. Imagine my great joy when I read the tag on the tree to discover it was from Oregon!

Now, we're on our 10th living room configuration trying to figure out how the tree will fit. We don't have a big living room to begin with and recently we received a glide rocker from my mom. We love but it isn't a small chair and has made it difficult to make the room not seem crowded. I've moved the couch back and forth a couple times, but I think we're almost there. All that to say I'm so glad it's Christmas time.

Baby update: Carolyn went to the Dr. today and there isn't really any news. 5 days until the due date.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

No News

Don't have anything to report on the baby front. We had a great weekend and are now working through our has to, should be, and could be done before baby arrives lists. Our moms are arriving next weekend and for now, here's a picture of our humble abode taken this afternoon.

That's our car on the left side. Our apartment door is right in front of the car, behind the green tree.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Day

Today, I am thankful. It is always sad on holidays being away from family. Talking on the phone this morning doesn't seem quite right. But, Carolyn & I had a great day with friends. It was nice and cold so it definitely felt like Thanksgiving. It was a good day.

Carolyn & I with 11 days left.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007


Does it feel like every child product out there is being recalled right now? We got our car seat yesterday. Today, it's recalled.

That's Just Not Right.

I've always been fascinated with the White House. I can rember at least three different occasions where I've seen replicas of the oval office and enjoyed each one (only one did I get to walk inside). Carolyn & I have been watching the West Wing and I've really been enjoying it.

During one of the episodes a character explains that the eagle in the presidential seal in the oval office rug moves his head from the olive branch to the arrows during times of war. While trying to figure out if this is true (it isn't), I discovered that President Johnson had the floor replaced in the mid-1960s with wood-grain linoleum. It took until 1982 for Reagan to become so embarrased he finally had wood floors reinstalled. The most powerful country in the world had wood-gran linoleum in it's leaders office? It just doesn't seem right.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Walker, Political Advocate?

I just found out that Chuck Norris is an active political commentator for an online site and that he's endorsing former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee. I couldn't help but laugh.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

December 3rd... 20 days away.

Thursday, November 08, 2007


It's Fall now.
We had our first frost this week, the trees are changing, and the air is crisp.
I'm loving these cool clear sunny days.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Tulsa Pictures

Today we basically had a architecure tour. It started in dowtown Tulsa which has one of the largest collections of Art Deco in the country (maybe only behind South Beach Miami?). Here's a couple views of the day:
Me in front of Boston Avenue Church (definitely our favorite building). All the front doors were locked so we wandered around back and found the kitchen enterance open. So we wandered in and eventually ran into someone who didn't seem to mind us looking around inside.

We then went over to the ORU campus and saw their futuristic buildings (Carolyn & I both thought it felt like Disney's Tomorrowland).

And finally the picture everyone wants to see, Carolyn with one month to go.


Today brings the final countdown to one month. One month from today. December 3rd is going to come very fast.

We're in Tulsa for the weekend. Just getting away from campus for a while and hanging out. I'll try to get a picture up soon of our adventures today.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Toilet Paper Game

The only sports tradition here at JBU is the toilet paper game. After the first point scored during the first game of the season the crowd throws the aforementioned personal hygiene product onto the court. It's always fun and the Golden Eagles won the game by like 30 points. Click here to see a video of last years game.