Monday, November 29, 2010

Workin' Hard!

In case you were wondering...since we haven't posted in a while...

We are doing just fine, except that we've both been ├╝ber busy. John is just about to wrap up his Masters degree in Spatial Science. His defense is at 8am on Thursday!

Here's a LiDAR point cloud he made for his presentation-

I am finishing up my first semester of library school. Lots of busy work, let me tell you, but I hope to be done with it (for a month, anyway) by the end of next week.

After that, pretty much the only plan we have set in stone is working on the house. John is going to keep working for a little while at his current job but plans to put in his notice soon. (He's not happy there and should probably quit before their business folds anyway.)

At Thanksgiving last week Jessica asked me about my five-year plan. I don't have a five-year plan, but the question got me to thinking up a one-year plan. So far it includes:
1. Paying off my car (about two years early!)
2. Paying off my $2,100 hospital bill (we'll see how that goes!)
3. Finishing library school (may actually take me 1.25 years)
4. Brainstorming ways to plan for the long-term...financially - yikes

One step at a time...

Friday, November 5, 2010

Fancy Threads

John and I went to a friend's wedding recently. Here we are in our fancy threads -
Look at us -
The most interesting people in the universe.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

TX Ren Fest

My mom had Halloween weekend off so we met up with her for the Texas Renaissance Festival. Our first big stop was the Haunted House -

We stopped by a woodworking shop. John has decided he is going to build one of these -

My favorite show to watch is Arsene -

We did the maze in record time -

My mom bought some flowers for her hair -

We watched a few people ride elephants and camels.
I do not know why someone would take their infant onto an elephant.

We saw Cast in Bronze -

We watched the joust and cheered for Spain.
France won.

A "Sea Wolf" harassed us from above while we shopped in a big boat-shaped store -
Wait. John, is that you?!!

We stayed for a brilliant fireworks show -
Bowser didn't come along with us to the Ren Fest, but he did have a fun time staying with Grandma & Grandpa in Kingwood. Of course, just as we were trying to leave, Bowser decided that he was not getting into the car without getting in some of his usual pool time. Despite the cold, he just plopped right in the moment all of our backs were turned.
We were off to Nac as soon as we got him dried off. A fun Halloween weekend, indeed.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

This Year's Pumpkins

This was my pumpkin pattern for this year -
Had to do it in a hurry, so it didn't turn out as well as I would have liked -
I ended up carving John's pumpkin while he was busy writing his thesis. He drew up the pattern himself and then got back to writing.
And here they are outside - our invitation for Trick-or-Treaters to knock on our door -
We had more Trick or Treaters this year than last year but I wouldn't say we had more than 20. We still have plenty of candy left over.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Doggie Depression

This is what Bowser looks like every time we get back home from Grandma & Grandpa's house.
Totally and utterly depressed.