Saturday, November 29, 2008

Good for a Laugh...

My 4 year old niece is learning how to make videos. She did this on her own when we weren't looking and it cracks me up!!!

Thanksgiving Traditions

I have a fun Thanksgiving tradition of meeting up with 2 of my Accenture girlfriends who I met while living in Atlanta after college. It's so wonderful to catch up each year!
This year marked our 10 year anniversary of meeting each other and our 4 year anniversary of meeting up in Dallas each year to catch up. Kelli (Carson) McKee lives in Gulf Shores and now has a baby named Carson who is such a cutie and Betsy is doing great in Atlanta. We're hoping to have a "reunion" of our old crew in Atlanta next May or June!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thanksgiving Gluttony & the Rockettes

We really need to step it up with our blog updates! Time just seems to be flying by... We've been in Michigan since last Wednesday. The first few days we were doing MBA recruiting back at the University of Michigan. It was very cool to see the new, ultra-modern business school (since we graduated they have started a huge renovation project).

On Friday we headed to Birmingham, MI where Christine's sister now lives with her family. Since then we've been busy cooking up a storm, shopping for xmas presents, remembering how to drive in the snow and getting in quality time with our nieces.

A few special highlights include going back to the awesome church we used to attend in Ann Arbor (New Life) to visit old friends and see their new building, participating in gymnastics class with the girls and seeing the Rockettes perform their famous holiday show. We had incredible seats that fell into our hands at the last minute, so we were so happy it all worked out!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Great Times.... Great Friends

This weekend Christine was in West Palm Beach, Florida for Sara's bachelorette weekend. The weather was PERFECT and the Kappas enjoyed a relaxing time at Kate's beach house. Highlights included running along the beach with Shannon, seeing dolphins swim along the yachts right in Kate's backyard, and participating in a weekend of "Sara's Favorite Things" - a cute theme that her bridesmaids created that re-enacted Oprah's big giveaway shows - but with Sara's favorites of course.

Dana partied it up at Erol & Danielle's going away party (sadly, our good friends are moving to Boston) and then he got to see Hillary, Rachel & Bill (who were in town from Chicago) at brunch before everyone headed to Lindsay Daigle's wedding.

Sunday attended our first Thanksgiving party at the Keys. Our church small group got together for a wonderful meal! Lindsay's house looked incredible - just like a page out of a Martha Stewart magazine. Christine was happy to have her first eggnog of the season!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Still enjoying the beautiful fall weather...

Baby Hottinger has arrived and she is such a cutie! Welcome to the world Maya Anderson!

Friday night Dana cooked Janelle, Michael and Chad dinner so that we could get in some quality time with the new baby and give mom & dad a rest.

Yesterday I created homemade spa treatments at Rhasheda's baby shower. I can't wait to try them out!

Last night we enjoyed some good wine and yummy jambalaya at the Leach's November bash. (Melanie is from Southern Louisiana and takes her Southern heritage very seriously) I spent a lot of time catching up with Padmini and her husband Raj and I feel like I learned a lot of interesting things about India. Great times!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

I love Halloween!

I absolutely love Halloween. I get such delight watching the little kids in our neighborhood all dressed up. We get a lot of trick-or-treaters so it's a total blast handing out candy. My favorite this year was this sweet little ladybug in a red tutu, black leotard and red dots. She was precious!

The weather has been absolutely gorgeous here lately so I had to be outside today. I woke up and did a 9-10 mile run. I was so proud of myself (since I still don't really like running)! I am considering doing a 10 mile run in Austin next weekend so I had to get ready... just in case.