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Have you ever?

Have you ever done anything on this list? First I saw this on Jenn's blog, then on Lonna's, and since I could easily just copy and paste it, it looked like a good distraction from baking and cleaning before my guests arrive in a couple of days for Thanksgiving. If you feel like it, join the fun and highlight the things that you've done on your own list or comment on some similarities or differences to my list. I'll make the highlighted things I have done in a burnt orange text.
1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris (had a layover there only)
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty (been to it, was unable to go to top)
18. G…

Movie night: Twilight

Here it is, Twilight, the Movie, in theaters everywhere. I snapped a picture of Edward and the Cullen clan at the beginning of the movie Friday night, and it was a thrilling time for all of us. Lindsey convinced me to read the books, which I enjoyed, and her dad even got sucked in to the series. To support her excitement, I bought 20 tickets to the movie on Fandango a few weeks ago and sent evites out to several people who I thought might be into Twilight. I should have bought more! We had a great evening and I look forward to seeing it again. Doug and Sue are always up for a party!Garrett and his mom, Dachelle, joined the fun. Alex, Heidi, and Lindsey have been anticipating this day for a long time.
Lisa couldn't talk JL into coming with her, but I was proud of her for coming with us solo.
Jeremy, Amy, Cheryl, and Dave were enthusiastic participants. Cheryl is the reason I organized this event because she's such a big Twilight fan and has gone to NYC and Houston for book sign…

Colt McCoy and I crossed paths

Here we are tonight, one of us looking drastically better than the other. Dang it, I wasn't planning to run into my current football hero while attending the amazing #4 in the nation ranked University of Texas volleyball team playing against the #3 team, Nebraska. Colt McCoy was there chillin' with fellow teammate, Quan Cosby, when I asked Colt to pose with me. I was pumped to see my Longhorns football star this close and personal! The actual volleyball game was exciting as well. Texas won the first game and it was thrilling to be there. Those were some talented women!
Then the Cornhuskers won the next game. You can't actually tell how TALL they are from this picture.
UT won the third game! We left quickly after that so I could get Lindsey home since she has early morning seminary. They play five games total, the best three out of five wins. I haven't heard the results yet, but my friend, Jillian, is going to email me the results of the game.
Here's Colt, probably …

Birthday favorites

My sweet husband always picks out the most beautiful cards for me. The inside sentiment said, "Through all the changes life and love have brought us, one thing will always remain the same--you mean the world to me. Happy Birthday." The finishing touch included a sweet hand-written note by my darling husband. This picture was two days past my birthday, immediately following the Saturday evening session of stake conference, as we stopped for appetizers before heading home. This was the same day of the UT game that I blogged about in the previous post.
Early in the afternoon, I was setting up for a card camp which I was hosting that night on my birthday when the doorbell rang. On my porch bench was a box of fresh flowers. You can see the stacks of cardstock and ribbon, and rubber stamps in the background on the table.
Now isn't that a way to cheer someone up? The excitement continued as I unwrapped the bouquet and carefully took the freshly cut stems of the flowers from the …

U T game, fun times celebrating

Kelly and I went to the University of Texas football game on Saturday against Baylor. It's always an exciting place to be. Here are some pictures from Saturday, in no particular order. At the end of the games, the crowd never leaves right afterwards. Everyone hangs around and they sing the school song, The Eyes of Texas. People stand up and sing while holding up the Hook 'em Horns sign.
This was afterwards when a lot of the crowd had cleared out of the stadium.
At the beginning of the game, there's always a grand entrance of the team starting from exciting, loud music from the Jumbotron. This brand new section of the stadium is empty for the moment because it's where the band and a lot of the supports who are involved in the pre-game festivities sit.
Then with a big cloud of smoke and enthusiasm, the University of Texas Longhorns rush out onto the field and the crowds go wild.
Here's my favorite fan.
This was a play in the fourth quarter toward the end of the …

It's my birthday!

Here's a cute little picture of me in kindergarten, 1968. All my life, I've never forgotten this shot below in first grade (1969) when the photog asked me to say "peaches" and he snapped the shot at the "ch" sound. If you're trying to get a kid to smile, don't tell them to say peaches. It's scarred me for life.
Mom, what the heck happened to my hair? Did I fix it myself? After all, I was in second grade and very capable. My grandma crocheted that groovy vest for me, but who is responsible for the hack job on my hair? Hello, 1970!
Who knows where my third grade picture is. We moved so often, changing schools, that I might have missed picture day. Next is my fourth grade mug shot. I must have sworn off bangs by then. Thank goodness for those plastic barrettes to deal with the in-between length.
Notice how every year I wore green? Yeah, it's been my favorite color for as long as I can remember. I don't have an actual school pic of me in fift…

Election day

Can't wait for it to be over. I'm not looking forward to the gloating of those who voted for Barack Obama, because I know it's coming. Moving on, I'm looking forward to a beautiful autumn season with my niece, Aubrey, who is coming to visit for Thanksgiving, and Kelly's cousin, James.