Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Married with Medicine

You know you're married to a med student when you walk into your room and find a stethoscope on the nightstand

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Black Friday 2010

It was a great day!

The goods minus a microwave and Corningware.

 David and I purchased nice new footwear this week.  
My feet have been absolutely freezing at work (even with wool socks) and David loves the comfort of the Cole Haan dress shoes while working long hours in clinics or at the hospital.  
We have to keep our feet happy!

 Aren't these classy?
They will look stunning with his interview suit.

My new Uggs are fully lined with real sheepskin that naturally wicks away moisture and keeps feet dry. The outer boot is a distressed, pebbled, full grain leather upper with an oiled finish.  It is a great boot for durability and traction which is obviously something I need based on my "graceful" history. 

 LOVE them!

Here are my fantastic finds.  
I put most of it to use already.  = )
Merry Christmas/Happy Belated Birthday (almost 6 mo. late) to me!!!

David had a really nice pile of goods too, but I didn't photograph them.  I got him TONS of clothes.  He has everything from new jeans to ties and pajama pants to belts.  I think we're set.... for now.

Oh, and my sweet husband, David, surprised me with a new COACH wallet when he returned from his second interview.  That was a REALLY nice souvenir!  He also brought me back a t-shirt and mug from one of my most favorite places on Earth.  Yes, I might be spoiled.  = )

So, there ya have it.  That was our black Friday.  It felt great to stimulate the economy even if I will be paying for it 30 years from now along with 10% interest.  My view on debt changes on a daily basis and I must have had a pretty carefree view that day.  Oh well.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Sooner Spirit from the Kitchen

These are a few of the cake balls 
I made for the OU/OSU Bedlam Game.  
This game is serious business!

I put edible glitter on some of the cake balls.  
They turned out to be pretty cute.  Next year I might make some for OSU also.  I'm thinking I'll stick with red velvet and cream cheese 
for OU and make orange dreamsicle 
cake balls for OSU.  
Doesn't that sound fun?

Hopefully these OU cake balls will make an appearance before Bedlam next year.  
That would be the best!!!

OU Cake Balls

How is this for Sooner Spirit ?


Tonight is the Bedlam Game.  
I'm hoping OU will win and go to the 
Championship Game.

Happy Feet

I LOVE my new Uggs!

Approved by Noah

As you all read in a previous post, I made three batches of homemade rolls for Thanksgiving.  They are the one food item that my in-laws really look forward to.  Seriously, as soon as I walk in the door they ask me if I remembered the rolls.  I don't get a "hello" or anything.  It's really quite cute and makes me feel like I can contribute something special. I hold the key to a Happy Holiday!  = )

My nephew, Noah, is three years old AND a real McCoy.  He took a bite of a roll and said, "This is soooo good!"  And then he chomped into the roll again and again.  He had this amazing look of satisfaction on his face as if that moment was what life was all about.  The kid knows what's good at age 3.  So, there ya have it, my rolls are officially approved by Noah.  I see many more rolls in his future.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

From The Kitchen

 Roll dough in the making

This is what magic looks like

They're rising

I need more baking sheets

 First batch is out of the oven!

Glorious cranberries!

They're just gorgeous!

Making the Pioneer Woman's Nantucket Cranberry Pie

Ready for the oven

I hope we have enough!

The finished cranberry pie

 Marinated Veggie Salad

This was David's dessert on the Thanksgiving Eve.  
Apparently he didn't think he'd get enough dessert on Thanksgiving.
 ; )

Turkey... this one ended up going home with us.

More turkey!  Yes, the McCoys cooked 2 birds this year.

 Mashed potatoes my MIL made

Dressing my SIL, April, made for our feast

My SIL, April, also made green bean casserole

I made deviled eggs

I also made a cheese platter

My SIL, April, made her first pecan pie.  Isn't it beautiful?!?  It was super yummy too!

The marinated veggie salad that was a hit with my nephew, Jonah.

The cranberry pie I made.

David's plate

The Nantucket Cranberry Pie didn't impress the McCoy family.  I won't be making it again.  I don't even know if I'll be trying any more of the Pioneer Woman's recipes after this flop.  It wasn't great.  What a waste of cranberries and pecans.  

Thankful for Health

November 2008
My friend, Tina, had just given me a haircut.

Thanksgiving Day 2009
I was in my running gear for a "fit before feast" run. 

November 2010

Two years of dieting has paid off, but I still have another 10 pounds or so that I'd like to lose.  


The McCoy men are pretty lucky to have us ladies.  We are fantastic cooks!  Everything was so good that I ate too much.  I'll now be detoxing for the rest of the weekend.

Give Thanks

‎"Give thanks in all circumstances, 
for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." 
1 Thessalonians 5:18 

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Residency Interview #1

David had his first residency interview on Friday, Nov. 19.  The process started with a residency dinner at a nice Mexican restaurant the evening before his interviews.  He had to report for interviews early on Friday morning.  The traffic on the highway was really bad and it took him over an hour to get there.  
David interviewed with 5 people that day and didn't finish until 4pm.  While he was being interviewed, I was sitting on pins and needles all day.  It was a long, but exciting day for both of us.  We celebrated the first interview being over by having a nice meal at Red Rock.  It was so wonderful to have a date night.   Hopefully it will be a celebration dinner date that we'll never forget.
Interview place #1 is where David has been working for the past 4 weeks for his away rotation.  The rotation was like a month long interview for both parties.  It is definitely where we want to officially end up.  We're ranking this program #1 and are praying they'll do the same.  They have such a fantastic program and it would be great for David to be a part of that.  March 17 cannot come soon enough!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Baby Fever

The Holidays always make my baby fever shoot through the roof.  Thinking about all the traditions I could share with a child, my own child, get me way too excited.  I should make a list of all my ideas.  I hope I still have the energy when those times finally arrive.

I guess the hubster and I should make the most of another kid-less Holiday Season while we still can.  Time is ticking which can only mean we're getting closer to that day. Instead of saying we're waiting 8+ years, I now get say we're waiting 2-3 more years.  At least nobody can say we rushed on the family thing.... hehee...

Money Tree

I could really use a money tree right now.  Not for me personally, but for my school.  There is so much I'd like to do for my program (which benefits the students), but the funds aren't there.  

Saturday, November 20, 2010


I couldn't wait for Thanksgiving.  

I baked my first Pumpkin Pie tonight.  David loved it!

David and I went to the grocery store today.  They had all their shelves stocked with seasonal goodies.  Let's just say that we came home with more than what was on my list.  Oops!  

Since David loves desserts, it does work out in his favor.  

I obviously purchased pumpkin.  And yes, I tasted the pie I baked and it was good.  Now I have to figure out what I'm going to do with the rest.  

We also purchased cranberries.  I think I'll be baking a cranberry pie in the near future.  

One.Big.Bad. = Candy Cane Tootsie Pops.......  This is THE ONE candy I can't seem to resist.  I bought a bag and am actually enjoying one right now.  I'll have to put some limits on those tasty treats and only have them on the weekends until Christmas.  I can't let bad habits start creeping back in my life.

On a positive note, I'm now back to the weight I was before the school year started.  I had gained about 4 pounds.  I'd like to lose another 5 before Christmas, so I can splurge a bit on Christmas Eve and Day, but we'll see if that'll happen.  Maybe I should stay out of the kitchen and just live on protein bars until then.

Saturday, November 13, 2010


Every now and then I remember that my St. Louis adventure wasn't all bad. There were many things I did enjoy.
As I was at Starbucks today doing some research for lesson plans and my upcoming program, I was wondering what I would be doing if I were still back in STL. Well, I decided that if I were in STL it would have been a good day to go to Bread Co (aka Panera) to hang out. Now, David and I never ate there, but often enjoyed going just to use their free wifi and pretending to like their icky coffee as we sipped on it. It was a nice place to go if we needed to get out of our apartment for a bit.
The Autumn season was another St. Louis favorite of mine. It was absolutely breathtaking. The colors of the leaves were so vibrant. I would often take Ethan for long walks and he would almost get lost in all the leaves. He'd hop through them like a bunny and was a little terrified by the crackling noise the leaves would make.
I miss my dear friend, Rachel. At this time last year we'd meet up regularly and go on long walks. We talked about anything and everything. After our walks, we'd often end up grabbing a bite to eat or getting some coffee at Starbucks. I miss being able to hang out with her these days.
I could go on and on about the things I liked in St. Louis. It's just that the bad outweighed the good for me there. I will never understand all the bad luck we had or why there was constantly a black storm cloud over our heads all the time. I do know that it makes me appreciate being back in OKC that much more. We love our apartment, I LOVE my school, and we are happy. We're the happiest we've been in several years. It feels really good. I pray we will be able to stay here.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

A Gift

From: A lover of music, age 6

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

By Kids

My students say the silliest things.....

"You need to have a kid because you have fun ideas.
You'd be the best mom!"
- 3rd grader

"Do you have a baby in your tummy?"
- Kindergardener
"No, I'm just have a big belly because I ate too much for lunch.
Plus, I'm wearing a big sweater that adds to that area."
- Me

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