Thursday, May 28, 2009

Pics of Recent Happenings....

They're NOT in order, but they're still fun. Enjoy!

A few pics from Madison's Bachelorette.
May 23, 2009

Gotta love camera phones

Me, Jordon, and Lindsay

Me and Jordon

We're minus a few here, but ya should get the idea.

On the Party Bus.

Me and Jordon

Most of the girls that attended.

Jordon and her sister, the Bachelorette.
Me and Jordon
Me and Madison

Me and Brynn

I took well over 900 pics that evening. It was definitely an evening to remember.
Thanks, girls!!!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

My Favorite...

Little Boy.

I met my best friend, Jordon, when we were in 6th grade. We are like sisters. So, I'm Auntie Jenn-Jenn to the lil' Mellow Fellow in the pictures below.
So, this is my best friend's son.
He is such a cutie pie and I love him to pieces!

We all live in different states right now, but Jordon will be in OK for the summer. With David studying for the boards and all, we decided it was the perfect opportunity for me to fly to town to see Jordon and attend her sister's bachelorette party.

I'm so thankful for Jordon and her family.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

School's Out for Summer!!!

That's right!
School's out for summer!  

I finished at about 2:30 pm on Saturday, May 16.  I ended up making a 100% on my algebra final, so I was pretty happy.  It actually made me consider majoring in mathematics for a moment.  = )

I'm glad school is out for the summer.  Of course, I've decided NOT to go back for summer classes or in the fall.  I have an addiction to school that needs to be worked on for a while.  So, I'm cutting myself off - COLD TURKEY!  I need to rediscover my hobbies and have some fun.  After all, we only have 2 years left in St. Louis.  

I thoroughly enjoyed my little adventure and majoring in nursing, but I didn't LOVE it.  I'm already so passionate about music and teaching.  I often felt like I couldn't really give nursing my 100%.  I can say that I learned a ton and greatly benefited from taking the nursing nutrition class.  I actually feel like I can somewhat keep up with David and his other Med School friends when they talk about medical stuff.  It's great!!!

David is really impressed by all I learned.  He couldn't believe I was only enrolled in an undergraduate nursing nutrition course.  He often referred to it as "mini med school" or "pharm school."  I often felt that way too.  I spent a lot....and I mean A LOT... of time studying.  

Pursuing a second undergraduate degree was really hard after already having a graduate degree.  I won't go in to this now, but I have a nice list of reasons.  So, if I ever go back to school again, it just might have to be for my Ed.D..  Of course, it's very possible that I'M DONE FOR GOOD, but I'm not making any promises.  I think I still have a few good years left in me.  LOL!

I'm eager and excited to be working soon.  My plan is to just substitute teach until we move again.  It's a pretty sweet gig.  The school I've been subbing at pays their subs double the old district I taught at in OKC.  I won't have to give up my evenings or weekends for marching band either.  I don't even have to write lesson plans.  I'll finally have some free time so I can start enjoying this wonderful city again.  

Here are some recent pics....

Ethan recently discovered a 
nice little spot on his bookshelf.

"Mommy, you're disturbing me.  
This better be important."

David studying for the USMLE Step 1.
I'm so sick of seeing those books!

Monday, May 11, 2009


My Brother is...

E N G A G E D !  

T O 
J A S O N  &  K I M !!!

Summer 2007


Friday, May 8, 2009


So far, today has been one of those amazingly memorable days that just happens. It's not a holiday, but it's a compilation of events that make it so meaningful.  

DAVID finished the first half 
of MED SCHOOL today.  
This means he's OFFICIALLY an 
MSIII student! 

Congrats, David! 

I subbed Elementary Music today and 
I absolutely LOVED every moment!
I have been limiting myself to middle school band, but I've REALIZED that I would be so HAPPY teaching elementary music.  We had so much fun learning and loving music.  We listened to a recording of Sousa's Washington Post March. To make things a little more interesting for them, we listened to it a second time through.  I had them conduct (yes, elementary kids CAN conduct a march) and march in place.  It was so awesome! They thought it was the greatest thing ever.  They also sang several songs that taught them about tempo, dynamics, and even articulation.  After we completed the singing portion of the music lesson we played INSTRUMENT BASEBALL!  I used to play this with my band kids periodically, so it brought back some memories.  The kids did really well with this game.  I was impressed!

After teaching I went home and enjoyed a long family walk. Ethan was a mess by the time we got home because it's still really damp and gross out from all the rain.  He had a shower, so he's all clean now.

Tonight is the second to last performance of "Damn Yankees."  I'm actually sad it's about over. I have met some great musicians and really enjoyed playing with them.  Playing in MUSICALS is one of my ALL TIME FAVORITE things to do.  Seriously!!! Maybe we should live in New York so I can get a gig on Broadway.  Wouldn't that be a wild adventure?!

It feels good to have SUMMER in sight. These next few weeks are going to be crazy!  

Here's a bit of what's going on.......
1. David takes Step 1 of the USMLE on June 4th.
2. I finish my last final on Saturday, May 16 at 3pm. And I AM DONE with school!
3. I fly to OKC on the 21st for a Bachelorette Party on the 23rd.  
4. We're going back to OKC in June for the Wedding/friend/family/vacation time.
5. Our 6 year WEDDING ANNIVERSARY is on June 7th!  
6. My Birthday is on June 9th!
7. David is going on a 5-night, 250-mile bike ride on the Katy Trail.
8. David's Birthday is on July 3rd!
9. MSIII begins on July 6th!!!
10. TBD!  = )


Thursday, May 7, 2009

Take Me Out To The Ball Game!

I'm sure getting my share of BASEBALL this year between going to Cardinals games and playing in the musical "Damn Yankees."

This year we have a ticket package for 10 Cardinals games. We LOVE seeing the Cards play. The games are SO much FUN!

Here are some pics from our most recent games.......

Here are a few pics from the musical, "Damn Yankees"....

Me and one of the awesome trumpet players

I played clarinet, alto sax, and flute in the show.

These are a few friends that came
to support me.
Not everyone is pictured because
some had to leave immediately after the show.

Special thanks to everyone
that came out to the show!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Brag Blog

One of my friends from back home 
posted this on youtube today.  
She and her husband are phenomenal pianists.
They often perform piano duets together.  
I miss hearing them play, so I'm bragging on them.  
I hope you enjoy this video as much as I do.

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