Monday, September 24, 2007

A Princess Castle and a Nintendo Wii

Sounds like a great party! Yesterday, we celebrated Mom's 54th birthday. I had a lot of fun making her princess castle cake. It took me about 3 hours to build and decorate. Mom said she never had such a fancy cake before, but you're never too old for a princess cake. We're going to Disneyland in just over 2 weeks with my family and it will be Mom's first time! Needless to say, she is very excited... especially about seeing Cinderella. We also introduced my family to the Nintendo Wii. It was a big hit and even Grandpa got in on the action. He bowled 133 which beat Davin's best score so far. Then Dad got up to bowl. The Wii is so completely foreign to him, but he sure caught on fast and bowled an amazing 188, lefting us all in the dust. Watch him and Aunt Marcia in action below. (At one point you can briefly see Mom in the background. She just finished putting up her princesses for display above the door.) It was such a fun afternoon. I think I know what we'll be doing at the next family gathering.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Blue to Brown Belts

Davin and I tested for our brown belts on September 12. We have now left the intermediate and entered advanced ranks. Melissa going through her 6 forms - white through blue. We got to swing our staffs around for our weapons form. Stand back! Can I just say, Davin is amazing at his jump reverse chop kicks! He loves the jumping kicks, which will be helpful in the advanced ranks. We had 100% on our board breaks - front kick, side kick, ax kick, and spinning heel.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Being a Good Student Wife

One of my married tenants asked me if I was ready to not see Davin for awhile once school started. At the time I was thinking I may see him more since he's not an 8-5 person anymore and will be home at various times during the day. Well... I know what he meant now. Poor Davin's been busier than ever! He's in class 15 hours a week, working 10 hours in IT, doing Jr. High ministry at CB, and the homework is so insane that every spare minute is spent in the library until it's time to come home and go to bed. At least the library's in our backyard so he's not far away, but it's weird having him gone so much. We're going camping with the youth group this weekend so Davin's freaking out a bit about how he's going to get his paper and 80 pages of reading done for the first of next week. I wish I could do some of it for him. This is taking a bit of adjustment, but it's only for a season, and now is definitely the best time to do this. I'm trying to learn how to best support him. I think I'll try following "The Good Wife's Guide." That should do it! (I tried this one day, put on a dress and my apron, had dinner waiting and the table set, talked in calm, soothing tones when he arrived, and asked him about his day since it was more important than mine. We enjoyed a good laugh, but I think he liked it!)

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Starting Cemetery ... I mean Seminary

I started Seminary this week. After one week I'm in syllabus shock. I'm enrolled in the MDiv in Theological Studies program at Multnomah. It's been interesting to be back in school. I think I'm going to enjoy my ethics and history class. The teacher seems to be well educated in the areas and seems like a fun person to learn from. I hope that seminary doesn't actually send me to the cemetery.

Wii had fun.

Melissa and I got a Nintendo Wii last Sunday. It's pretty cool. Melissa even likes it. Unfortunately, since I have started school I haven't had much time to play it, but what I have played has been pretty fun. Melissa has played it more than I have. Each person that plays the Wii can create their own character called a Mii. Melissa has been testing the fitness of her Mii the last few days. It has you play a few games and based on how well you play the games your Mii is given and age. Her Mii is 30 right now ... mine is like 45. I'll have to work on that. :) Anyway, it's lots of fun, and the great thing is that a lot of the games are family oriented and more than just sit on your duff games.