Thursday, December 31, 2009

The Milktoast Memorial Magic Tournament


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Residency Match Results

I feel that it is necessary to relay this momentous news in a completely straight-forward and business-like manner, in order to give it due consideration and respect and


We're moving to Hawai'i!!!!!!!!

Yes, my friends... THIS is our soon-to-be day-to-day (well, mine at least. Derek'll probably have to work some days...)

here at Tripler Army Hospital...
(photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

FAQ to follow...

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

I found this post with the top four pictures while looking through unposted drafts. My vague recollection and recognition of Adam and Cindy's counter and Adam's shirt/watch/hand (man, I am GOOD) reminds me of Thanksgiving at their house, which was impossibly good, as we can all tell from these delicious food pictures!

So I located the following pictures (actual post date being Nov 2011 btw) which fill in the story a little more.

My amazing pumpkin pie... that hadn't quite set up completely... and got dumped in the car. Yes, I still scraped what could be salvaged back into the pan. We may or may not have eaten it right up.

The infamous Thanksgiving kids table

Cindy's lovely, very classy table settings at the adult table...

Proof that I was right about both location and shirt/watch/hand-ownership.

Along with delicious food, we spent the crisply cool day playing and did a fun family photo shoot, snapping pics of the kids, our fam and Adam and Cindy in turn.

Aren't these guys so cute?

We're not too bad-looking ourselves, if I may say so...

I will definitely say that it is hard NOT to smile when taking family pics with Derek. The whole thing just feels so silly you can't help laughing at yourself. Which is fantastic, because it makes for some great pics.

Love it. Especially my oldest, playing the part of the oldest- trying to keep baby Roman focused on the camera. Xandri's not too interested in it either, heh.

Betcha didn't know Roman's part chicken. That's right, the boy has a gizzard, helps him digest things. Keeps pebbles in there.

Everyone else just throws rocks. Because everyone knows what to do when they come upon a bunch of rocks next to a body of water.

Of course, Xandri doesn't waste time on throwing silly rocks. She clearly has deeper things to contemplate.

And the product of our photo shoot.... 

Merry Christmas!