Thursday, January 31, 2008

My dream

Last night I had a crazy dream. One of those dreams that you just can't figure out where in the world it came from! I dreamed that Brian decided he wanted to live in Arizona. He was dead set on living there, but I wasn't too thrilled about being that far away from family. Anyway, we found a 2 bedroom condo in a nice area, and while I thought we needed something bigger, Brian was ready to buy it. I don't know if we ended up making the purchase. All I know is that I joined a swim team out there. And when we were done practicing, we had to put all the furniture back in the water. With our caps and goggles on we would haul these big, heavy entertainment centers and dining room hutches into the pool. That's all I can remember. Bizarre isn't it?

On a different subject, here are a few pictures from a month ago. This first one was taken on New Year's Eve. It was the first year my cousins, Colter and Caleb got to stay up with everyone and watch the ball drop. It was a lot of fun having them stay up! Us old folks start getting sleepy as the night wears on so it was nice to have some young, energetic entertainment!

These next few pictures are from a trip to Abingdon, VA that Brian and I took for our 5 year anniversary. We stayed at a bed and breakfast that was on the Clynches River (I think that was the name of it). We went on a hike that was so steep I had to stop every 2 minutes or so to catch my breath, but the view from the top was awesome. We also went to the Barter Theatre and saw the Christmas Carol. It was good!

And finally, we went to see our good friends, Brion and Julie Treadway a few weeks ago when they came to Charlotte. Brion and my Brian played baseball together and have been buds ever since. This is a picture of Brion and Julie's little boy, Brooks. He loves to smile! Isn't he cute?

Thursday, January 03, 2008

What's up in Charlotte

Brian and I had a wonderful Christmas and happy New Year as well. We actually haven't celebrated Christmas with Brian's family yet, that's coming up this weekend. It's kind of fun to stretch it out like that! As usual, I forgot my camera, so I have no pictures to post of Christmas with my family. How sad. You'd think I'd learn from my mistakes, but I inevitably forget my camera on many important occasions.

Brian and I have been looking for a house/town home ever since we got back from Mexico. We're both a little overwhelmed by all the costs involved, but feel like now is definitely the time to buy with interest rates being as low as they are. We've found one town home we are pretty interested in, but it desperately needs more closet space. It has a few drawbacks, but that's the biggest one. We're hoping a carpenter can give us some options for adding more closet space. The kitchen cabinets need sprucing up, and the walls need painting too, but those should be fairly inexpensive fixes.

While looking for houses, Brian and I have also, of course, been working. Brian has been substitute teaching, and will begin giving pitching lessons at a local baseball facility soon. Today he substituted at an elementary school, which is not his favorite. He much prefers high school. He says he can relate better to the high school students. I have to say, I think he makes a pretty good teacher! From what I hear, the students like him and respond well to him.

I have been working for the same man I've worked for in years past. I seem to enjoy it more every year as I get used to my responsibilities, and don't feel like I'm having to figure out, or learn something totally different every year. One of my responsibilities is to help professional football players improve their communication skills, especially in regards to interviews with scouts and the media. It's always interesting to get to know these guys. Every year I work with a different group of young men and I really enjoy it. It's pretty cool to see some of them on tv too. It makes me feel really proud of them, sort of a motherly pride.

That's about all that's been going on up here in NC! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season!