Wednesday, April 11, 2007


Our latest adventure was a week long trip to Chicago! Although we actually went for a law school competition, we still managed to have some fun while we were there! Matt's Moot Court team made it to the National Quarter-finals and their brief (40 page paper) placed 2nd in the Nation! So, the trip was a success in that sense. Before the competition, we had 2 days to hang out in Chicago and see the sights. Below are some of the highlights of our trip...

The Art Institute of we saw some paintings by Van Gogh (my favorite), as well as American Gothic, and we even found a painting that Matt liked!
Our next stop was Navy Pier. At a balmy 37 degrees, with a 30 mph wind off Lake Michigan, the long walk there was brisk and cold! The fog blocked the view of the City Skyline, but we still enjoyed the view!

The 2nd day of our trip was spent at several different museums. We toured the town with Christy (Matt's teammate) and her mom. Although it rained and (again) was VERY cold, we still enjoyed our tours. Thanks to the Chicago CityPass, we were able to skip the LONG lines to get into the museums!

Adler we saw information about the various space walks, as well as a show about the constellations. We even learned how to find the north star (but don't ask me, because I probably couldn't do it again!)

(Right) We went to the Aqaurium...this is one of the fish we saw. It looks like Dori from Finding Nemo! (Below) The Lions of Tsavo...these lions killed over a hundred people in Africa before hunters were able to kill them!

We did manage to spend some time acutally focused on the competition...

Crafty (John Craft) getting ready for his argument.

(Right) John Garman (the coach), Matt, Christy, and John Craft...on the way to the quarterfinals. (Below) Matt in the courtroom before his argument

Matt and Christy preparing to kill their opponents!

Well, we have many more pictures, but we'll have to save them for later!! Love you all!

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

My Husband is Amazing...

really, he is wonderful! So last Thursday I had to go to Birmingham for an appointment. Matt went with me and we were planning to meet his cousins for dinner afterwards. Well, my doctor was running late and Matt was getting REALLY impatient. I thought it was strange, because he's usually pretty calm, but I didn't think too much about it. Anyway, I finally got in to see the dr (an hour late), and then we headed to the north side of Birmingham to meet his cousins. Matt was driving like a, or course, I had to tell him to slow down and stop being impatient. After all, his cousins wouldn't mind if we're a few minutes late for dinner, right?

Well...we take the exit for the restaurant, but instead of turning right like Matt said we would, we turned left...which happened to be toward the airport. Again, I have to point out that he's turning the wrong way...but he said, "no, I'd rather go to the airport because you're flying to LA!!" (For those of you who don't know, my cousin who was living here in Montgomery just moved to LA a few months ago and I REALLY miss her!). WOW! What a surprise...needless to say, I was beyond shocked. It was 5:00 and my plane was leaving at 5:45 (hence the reason Matt was being impatient), so I barely made it in time. But, I had a wonderful weekend in LA with family...and Matt even managed to pack everything that I needed for the trip!

P.S. I had another surprise waiting when I get home...he painted and rearranged the bedroom! Man, I don't think I've been good enough to deserve all this!

Love you all!