Wednesday, February 27, 2008
This morning, being the good wife I am, I went to start a fire. First I checked the bucket and this is what I found. My husband left this for me after his last 3 fires and I believe this proves my point.
So now you all know that I spent the morning cleaning my living room because there was dust everywhere from the overflowing bucket of ashes. So I took it out to dump it and then hauled the huge shop vac from the garage to the living room to clean it all up. Then I had to vacuum the floors and dust everything that now had a film of dust on it. So Kim, Mom or Dad - I need a mini shop vac for Christmas...because we all know that even though I am right Ben will continue to be wrong.
Love - Kori
Monday, February 25, 2008
And doesn't it look nice?!?!? They also painted their little nook (where Grandma Rankin had her washer and dryer) red to match the rest of the kitchen.
And Mark grouted our bathroom floor Saturday afternoon!!! We thought the floor looked so much better with the tile on it, but it really does look better finished with grout!!! (Are we just rednecks, or what?) Thank you, Kelly and Nick, for the leftover tile from your previous house and for laying the tile, and thanks to all our son-in-laws for doing the prep work (we won't say when it was laid but it was awhile back!!). Now to decide on the wall treatment -- paint or wallpaper?!?!?
Sunday, February 10, 2008
The Texas Medical Center was impressive, covering more than 740 acres and encompassing more than 100 permanent buildings. (It is in Texas, after all!!!) Some of the members are: Baylor College of Medicine, several hospitals, Rice University, and, of course, the Texas Heart Institute founded by Dr. Denton Cooley. The Heart Institute and St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital have become the largest cardiovascular center in the world.
Reliant Stadium and Astrodome
St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital (one of the buildings)
The Texas Children's Hospital (one of the buildings)
This is the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, part of the Texas Medical Center and across the street from the Texas Heart Institute.
I knew if I wore this shirt and posted this picture, I would get remarks from one or more of my daughters. Yes, I know that probably all of you wore this shirt while you were in high school!!!! BUT, it's comfortable and I wanted people to know where I came from!!!
Sunday, February 3, 2008
Okay, so when I first moved up here Kim and Scott told me about the dart league that Scott is on and I admit that I teased him about it. Then one night they needed a sub because one of the guys was going to be gone for a game, so I said I would play. At first, I just had a whatever type of attitude about it, but the more I played that night the more competitive I got about it and that was it, I was then a dart nerd. Now, I am not half as bad as Scott and Nick are, but I enjoyed going and watching them play every now and then and always had a good time when I got to play. Although, it could have been because we played darts in the bar so of course there was beer, that's always a plus!
Anyway, at the end of the leauge there's a dart tournament where all the teams go to one bar and play against eachother. Although our guys did not do so well, we all had a blast afterwards. I think I was in the bar for nine hours that day. It was so much fun!
Haha..I love this picture of Jen the next morning!
Here are some pictures from the hoppin' New Year's Eve night! Notice there are no pictures with Kori, she was laying in my bed sick with the flu all day. I felt so bad! Anyhoo, the Nordlund boys had a party at their house so we went there for a bit, then went into town to the bar because there was a D.J., then we went back to the Nordlund's and was there until midnight. A little while after midnight though we headed back to the bar to dance the night away!
I kind of went backwards with these pictures. The top ones are taken when we went out to the bars of Grygla and the bottom ones are taken at they Smeby house.