Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas

I can't believe Christmas was today...and now it's over! So sad!!

Julie and I had a whirlwind of a weekend - we were in the car for 17 hours in 4 days which is enough to make anyone crazy.
We had a heck of a time visiting with everyone though.

My dad absolutely loved his gift - Julie had the great idea of getting him a DVD of him playing college football - which we gave to him while we were in Houston. His reaction was priceless, he cried which made me and my mom cry. He was so excited. It was incredible to see him play, since I thought he was just making it up all this time - hahaha. I'm not going to lie, the dude was good.

We're now back in Abilene, and have to go back to work tomorrow - it's a bummer not having vacation yet....we're exhausted!!!

Friday we'll be going to the ranch to do Christmas with Julie's parents and grandma Frosty. Since they're bums and have been in Maui for the last week - we get to hang out with em!
Luckily, the Ranch is 1 1/2 hours from here and we typically do a lot of relaxing - so that'll be good!

Any who - I hope everyone had a blessed Christmas - We certainly did.

Friday, December 21, 2007

and he's back

So, it's been a while ey?!
I guess that's typical nowadays!
I just got back from Houston today. Left last Sunday for a week long training session. Man, the training was great but so intense. Learning the the system Cintas has in place to sell. Basically, it was a lot of listening, a lot of participation, followed by a lot of role plays/presentations.
I tell you what - I'm not one to be shy, but when you're presenting in a room with 10 people, going over stuff you've barely seen, it's pretty intimidating. But, we all managed to do a great (I actually won a starbucks gift card - neat) job and i really enjoyed getting to meet some different reps - one of which graduated from ACU and was friends with H-bomb (sister in law)
I gained about 7 lbs - literally!
Here's the list of what we ate:
Sunday dinner - Texas Roadhouse
Monday Lunch - amazing bbq
Monday Dinner - Pappacitos
Tuesday Lunch - fajitas
Tuesday Dinner - Pappadeux (i love that place)
Wednesday Lunch - Jason's Deli
Wednesday Dinner - Johnny Carino's
Thursday Lunch - Pizza
Thursday Dinner - Pappadeux - no joke - twice in 1 week

Seriously can't believe I haven't died of a heart attach yet. It was absolutely amazing food every day - and that was really all we did was eat!

Well, tomorrow Julie and I are heading back to Houston - yes, I just got back from there - to go visit my extended family. Sunday we'll be back in San Antonio for family Christmas, Monday we'll head to Uvalde, and Tuesday we'll be back in Abilene. I absolutely love this time of year but I cannot wait to get back to a normal routine.

New Years resolution
-Eat better
-excersize (haha - yeah - we'll see how long that last)

welp - I'm out. waking up in 6 hours to drive 6 hours.

I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and be safe:)

Thursday, December 6, 2007

who doesn't need an elf in their life?!

Julie, Boomer, Champ and I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. I can't believe it's that time of the year again! We decided to do something a little different this Christmas....so, instead of presents and what not - this is what you get.......it's awesome.....i wish I was an elf!


check it out yo!

Sunday, December 2, 2007

got em

So, this weekend we went to the ranch. Finally got to go deer hunting this year!
And....yuppers - I shot my first buck. It's a 10 point capped from about 100 yards.
Funny story, then I'll show the pics.
-I was supposed to go up early Friday so I could sight my gun in. Since we moved and what not I wanted to make sure it was on. Well - no such luck. Champ got sick and I had to take him to the vet. Saturday I basically slept all afternoon after being in the stand all morning so I still didn't get it sighted in.
Here it is - Saturday - almost dusk. There's a 10 point at the feeder.
I put my gun up - BOOM! Shot - apparently missed. But, the buck did not go anywhere. Kept eating corn. So, I unloaded another shot....Thought I missed again. The buck didn't act hit - just kinda stunned then ran off acting fine. I was hacked - thought I missed this guy twice because of scope being off. So, what do I do? I target practice with a baby coon that's right by the feeder. BOOM - dropped him instantly - my scope was dead on.
Now I'm just mad at myself because I thought I whiffed the shot due to Buck Fever (it's intense - hands are shaky, heart throbbing)
So, Mike and I walk back up to the cabin to eat some dinner. Mike took one of the 4 wheelers down to the feeder just to make sure I didn't hit it. Comes back to the cabin and says....Well, we know your scope is on because you killed a baby coon that weighs about as much as champ.
And, (paused) congratulations, you just killed your first buck.
I WAS ECSTATIC - did a little dance.
Anywho, here are the pics.

Ain't he a beaut??
I guess I showed him who's boss