Sunday, October 28, 2007


I think this is the first year that I have ever realized how GORGEOUS fall can be. I don't know if this year is prettier than most or if I am just extremely unobservant. Either way- it has been really pretty. We have been really busy, but I thought I would just put up a couple of pictures from the last couple of weeks. Just a couple of us and of the pretty trees!!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

We are the CHAMPIONS!!

This semester I have been playing on an intramural volleyball team and Charles and I are on a co-ed bball team. Today was eventful on both sides!! This morning our volleyball team went up to defend our undefeated record for the Championship. After 2 hard fought games.... we pulled it off. It was so fun, I felt kind of lame at how excited I was for the game this morning. For volleyball, we play best of 3. The first two games are to 25, win by two, or a cap at 30 for the win. The third game, if necessary is to 15. Since we were undefeated, and the other team already had a loss, we had the cushion that if we lost the first match, we could still have another go at them. We won the first game by a few points at 25. Game 2 was a battle. Charles said it was like watching Space Jams. The other team was pretty tall... we had ties at every point from about 17 to 30. We pulled out the win after a few sweet blocks at 30-29 and won the championship. Woohoo! It was so fun! Here is a pic of our team in our championship shirts.

Right after our vball victory... we had a match up to defend our coed basketball undefeated record in a regular season game. It was the first time we have had a challenge so far in the season. We held a lead through the first half, and the second half they started creeping back. We only had 3 girls- which you have to have 3 girls on the court, so we had no subs, and I was already really tired from the intense vball game. They took about a 5 point lead with only a few minutes left. We stayed with them fighting back, and it came down to the wire with 11 seconds left, we are down by three, and adam got fouled at the 3 pt line. He sunk all 3 ft's and they got the ball with 11 seconds- tied ball game folks. We got a foul called on the other end, and in the bonus- sent them to the line with 2.9 seconds left- still tied. She missed both free throws... we called a time out, and executed a play, but didn't get a shot off. And then found out... THEY DON'T DO OVERTIME!! Lame... anyway- still counts as a win! What a blast...

Monday, October 8, 2007

A little something to SPICE things up

Well it seems like lately with all the work and school... that nothing new ever happens in our lives, hence the weeks without blogging. Trust me... we would bore you to death if we told you what we did all day- we are practically boring ourselves to death these days. Anyway... there have been a few things to break up the monotony lately that we have some funny pictures to document. First of all we have the classic... Heather is starved for attention picture. This was taken after a LONG day at school. Charles has been busy helping with 3 or 4 start up companies lately, so most of the nights he spends working on those. On this particular night, Charles got a phone call from one of the guys he is working with and they were brainstorming. After about 30 minutes I had had enough. I started by shamelessly moonwalking across the kitchen floor while he talked, hoping to get a laugh... nothing. After a few more dance moves, I realized I was going to have to work a little harder to break him this time. And this picture is the result. Not only did I get him to laugh... he even wanted to take a picture. That was just the attention I needed to head back to my marketing book satisfied:)

The next ones are not quite so fun to remember... This incident inspired the "spice" in the title of this blog. One sunny Sunday afternoon, I decided to make one of our favorite things... home made salsa. Little did I know of the events that would follow. I was getting over a cold at the time, and had a bit of a runny nose. So after chopping the onion, and jalepeno, I had to take a break to blow the old shnozz. Well, I quickly washed my hands... emphasis on quickly... and went to blow my nose. Mere seconds later it hit me. My hand washing had not been sufficient to remove the excess jalepeno oils from my hands and sheer panic struck in. Lucky for Kyle he was here and was able to witness the whole event along with Charles. I ran back into the kitchen and started acting on my ideas...

First... Ice- it helps in the instant to numb the pain... but just as drinking water doesn't help when you eat something spicy... ice doesn't cool the burning oil of a jalepeno in your nose.

Second... Charles suggests, milk helps when you drink it... try that. So out of desperation, comes picture #2... yes, that is me trying to pour a cup of milk up my nose. Desperate times call for desperate measures.

Don't be fooled by the smile on my face. The situation was humorous for about 2 minutes... and then I made Charles put the camera away and get both of our mothers on the phone until we had this crisis handled. It ended with olive oil and q-tips. If anyone ever has such a problem again... learn from our new found knowledge. Oil extracts oil... water intensifies it!