Saturday, February 28, 2009

Mike and Me

♥ What are your middle names?

Norman and Elizabeth

♥ How long have you been together?

Married for 1 month and almost 4 months, dated for about 2.5 years before that

♥ How long did you know each other before you started dating?

Which time? :-) We went out a few times our Freshman year of college and started dating again our Senior year. So, for a few weeks and then 4 years.

♥ Who asked who out?

Mike the first time. Me the second, I guess.

♥ Whose siblings do/ did you see the most?

Mine - they're quite a bit closer

♥ Do you have any children together?

Not yet.

♥ What about pets?

Pepper the cat and Lily the puppy. They're quite entertaining. :-)

♥ Which situation is the hardest on you as a couple?

Hmmm... not really sure. There isn't one major thing and the little ones are so little that I can't really think of them.

♥ Did you go to the same school?

High school - no, college - yes.

♥ Are you from the same home town?

Not even close.

♥ Who is the smartest?

Depends on the subject and the day - I think we both have our "spacey" moments.

♥ Who is the most sensitive?

Definitely me.

♥ Where do you eat out most as a couple?

Probably Outback - it's our 'celebration' place.

♥ Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple?

Vancouver or NYC - not sure which is further.

♥ Who has the craziest exes?

I don't think either of us have any.

♥ Who has the worst temper?

Neither of us really has a temper but I think Mike is more easily aggravated.

♥ Who does the cooking?

I do but Mike cleans. :-)

♥ Who is more social?

Definitely me.

♥ Who is the neat-freak?

I think I'm borderline OCD with some things so again, definitely me.

♥ Who is the most stubborn?


♥ Who hogs the bed?

Usually neither of us but we both go through stages where we do.

♥ Who wakes up earlier?

We wake up at the same time.

♥ Where was your first date?

The first time, dinner and a movie somewhere. The second time, dinner at Shorty Smalls and to see 'Kingdom of Heaven'.

♥ Who has the bigger family?


♥ Do you get flowers often?

Enough that I don't wish I got them more but not so often that they aren't special.

♥ How do you spend the holidays?

We alternate holidays between our families.

♥ Who is more jealous?


♥ How long did it take to get serious?

4 years - ha! The second time around, a few months.

♥ Who does/ did the laundry?


♥ Who’s better with the computer?

Mike, he is the COMPUTER engineer.

♥ Who drives when you are together?

Almost always, Mike.

Thursday, February 26, 2009


Needless to say, it was a long day and words cannot express how thankful I am for it to be over. God answered our prayers and Mike and I still have jobs. Thank you to everyone who prayed for us and checked on us throughout the day!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Tomorrow is "the day", it's actually the third "day" of this kind in the last four months. Tomorrow, Mike and I find out if we still have jobs.

Please say prayers for us and that we both keep our jobs, and that above all, we remember that He is in control and His plan is perfect.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. -Proverbs 3:5-6

Sunday, February 22, 2009

At the foothills of the Ozarks...

1. Do you remember your campus mail box number?
14895 (I think)

2. What was your favorite class?
I really enjoyed my photography class with Mike James, Editing with Jim Miller and all of my classes at HUF, just because they were taken in Italy. :-)

3. Did you ever get dormed? What for?

4. After leaving HU, how long before you got your first letter asking for donations?
No idea.

5. Did you truly fall in love at HU? Who?
No, but my true love did go to Harding. Love you, Mike! :-)

6. Were you ever caught making out at the soccer fields?

7. What was your favorite meal in the cafeteria?
Hm - probably the chicken Caesar wraps

8. Were you in a Social Club?
Delta Gamma Rho

9. Did you ever sneak out after curfew or have others sneak in?

10. Which dorm were you in?
Cathcart, Searcy, Patti Cobb and Pryor

11. Do you still have your notes from others?
Probably somewhere.

12. Did you ever get in trouble for clothes you wore?
Kinda - I have really long legs so any shorts or skirts always looked a lot shorter than they actually were.

13. Is there a song that makes you remember a time at HU?
Hey Baby, Cecilia, anything Enya, Trans Siberian Orchestra, Manaheim Steamroller

14. What did you major in?
Public Relations

15. Did you have a nickname?

16. What is one of your fondest memories?
My freshman suite, Kelcey, Becca and Jenny hands down my favorite stories and there are two many to list
Slip and sliding on the front lawn in the rain
Living with Sio'Bhan and our Wednesday night "dates" to watch the Bachelor
Living on "the hall" junior year
Late nights with the Buffalo Gals in the Bison office

17. What's one of the things you'd like to erase from your mind?
I'm sure there are a few but I don't regret them either, I grew from them.

18. Who was your roommate?
Kelcey, Lindsey, Sio'Bhan, Becca, Alicia, Sandy (I wasn't a bad roommate, HUF and friends getting married played a part in having so many) :-)

19. Circle of friends, all around social butterfly, or loner?
Little of circle of friends and social butterfly - far from a loner

20. Favorite chapel memory?
Christmas chapel
Dr. Burks saying "Shriek" instead of "Shrek"
Listening to the beautiful voices singing
Senior Chapel

21. Did you ever have a crush that you never shared or pursued?
Not that I can remember

22. Did you play intramural sports?

23. Did you have a job?

24. Is there someone you've lost touch with and wish you could find?
I'd wish I knew how Lindsey was doing and what she's up to.

25. Is there someone you didn't know well then, but now have grown close to?

26. How did it make you better? What life lessons did you learn?
To relax, to enjoy life and that God will always be there for me and tell me what I need to hear exactly when I need to hear it.


Every Saturday night, right after the 10 o'clock news, Channel 12 plays one episode of one of my favorite shows. I have no idea why I like M*A*S*H so much, maybe because I remember watching it growing up, but that one episode each week is one of the simple (and somewhat silly) treats in my life.

Friday, February 20, 2009

"Little" Brother

My "little" brother(little being a relative term since he's 6'7"), Jordan, plays intramural basketball at the University of Missouri. He sent me a link to this video today:

Yep, that's my little bro. Now if only his school chanted "Rock Chalk Jayhawk" instead of "MIZ - ZOU".

Love ya, George!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Hello, DTV!

At midnight tomorrow most of the TV stations in Wichita are proceeding with the switch to digital (despite the fact that they now have until June something) and I am SO glad for two reasons:

1. I don't have to go "up" one channel after I've punched in the station I want to watch (we don't have cable)

2. I don't have to watch the commercials, tickers at the bottom of the screen, or reminders EVERY SINGLE NIGHT on the news. I will admit, this commercial is pretty funny.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Valentine's Day weekend

Mike and I had a relaxing weekend. We hung out at home, cleaned, visited my grandparents and I made our Valentine's night dinner (chicken cordon bleu, mashed potatoes, asparagus and rolls) that we ate by candlelight and with the fire on.

As much as I enjoy a good fire in the fireplace, I am ready for Spring. We've had a few really nice days the last few weeks and I enjoyed opening the windows but I'm ready to open them more and get busy on Spring cleaning. As a jump start on that, I rearranged the guest bedroom and it looks so much bigger! Now I have another wall to find something for but I think this one will be a little easier. I want to get a chair for the corner next to the window and closet and a little table to put under my 'Waterlilies' painting (thank you again, Jamie!) instead of the chair.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Future Photographer?

This is one of my favorite pictures that I've taken. I love pictures. I love the moments they capture, the feelings they express, the beauty you can see in them. 

My Mom started taking pictures for different families we know, that turned into Senior pictures, baby pictures and more. Photography is always something I've wanted to do but never had that "gift" or rather, the opportunity to see if I have that gift but soon, I get to!

Some of our friends recently became foster parents, something I admire so much. I asked if I could take pictures of their current foster child so I could start practicing/playing with photography and hopefully give them a chance to get some good, not to mention cheap, photos for them to have. We're taking pictures this weekend and I'm so excited. 

I'll let you know how it goes!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Nothing Specific

Not much has been going on here lately, but here are the highlights:
  • We made it through a second round of layoffs at Cessna and are saying BIG prayers that we make it through round three. We're also saying prayers for everyone who has lost their jobs and thanking God for blessing us in the ways He has and praying that regardless of what happens, that we continue to trust Him. Please keep us and our jobs in your prayers, too!
  • Mike and I are wrapping up week 3 of nasty colds. I completely lost my voice yesterday and hope it comes back before work tomorrow.
  • My family was here this weekend to celebrate my Grandad's birthday. Mike and I stayed home from dinner with them last night because we didn't want to expose my grandparents. I felt bad but knew is was the right thing to do.
  • We have curtains for our bedroom, thanks to my Mom and Dad and their Christmas gift to us. I need to finish buying the hardware though so we can actually hang them, I'm just waiting on more BB&B coupons in the mail! :-)
  • The weather this weekend was beautiful and I'm ready for Spring!
That's really it - lots of random things, and nothing that exciting, but I wanted to get a new post up. :-)