Sunday, December 24, 2006

Happy Holidays!

2006 has been the most intense year of my life. The family and I have had so much going on, and somehow I don't see any signs of slowing down. Funny thing is, that's what I'm most excited about. It's not often you look down at your cafeteria plate and see every placeholder filled to the brim with daily activities. Then you think, well, I could hold another plate in my left hand. Maybe I can balance one on my head. Does it come with backpack straps?

So I look forward to this Christmas. It'll be the first time since high school where I will wake up and walk out to the living room to hand out gifts on Christmas morning. I'll miss my parents not being here this time around. I won't miss having to travel somewhere during this hectic time. What I will do is enjoy every minute watching Ian tear up the Christmas wrapping with his ear-to-ear smile and roll around the floor trying to figure out what all the hoopla is about. It'll be a great way to end the year and an exciting way to start a new one.

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Puck is Back.

There have been many times where I've posted on other blogs begging for updates, worried if they were doing well, what major travesty or hilarity may have happened? And for the first time I've found myself on the other side of the yard. Well, let me just say that the family and I have been the little Christmas capitalists we are, staying late at work, looking at houses, and visiting relatives nearby. I'm happy to report that we are all A/Ok.

Here's a briefing on the past few weeks:
Daniel Craig was excellent as the new James Bond and the opening sequence (the one before the credits) was one of the best 007 scenes in the history of Bond! Ian is rolling like a madman, but can't quite figure out how to crawl yet. A new business client at work chose my design over another making me the lead Art Director on the project. Lyndsey will be teaching Biology in the spring, which is about 4 weeks away. Lastly, we have found a rockin' floorplan that matches just about everything Lyndsey and I have been looking for over the past 3 we purchased a corner lot to start building a house! We were the second people in line to get a lot in a new phase of the neighborhood that was opening up. Unfortunately, we weren't given white flags to run out onto the grounds and claim our land like Tom Cruise in "Far and Away." Man, that would have been fun. It's the craziest, most exciting decision we've ever made together. It's about 12 minutes from where Lyndsey will teach, and 2 minutes from a TRE station where I'll continue to commute into Dallas.

So, that's the long and short of it. The next thing I have to do is upload all the pictures on my camera and post some newbies of Ian, the lot, and Ian's encounter with 'ol Saint Nick. I guess I'll see you in 3 weeks.