Friday, February 29, 2008

A Leaping Superstition

According to superstition, Leap Day, the day that happens every four years, is the only, or the best, day for women to propose marriage to men.

Not that I have the option any longer, but I think I would eat an entire cheesecake all by myself before proposing to a man.
So that's not to say I wouldn't do it, I just think I would have to give it a lot of thought, and have lots of TUMS nearby.

How would that work anyways? I put the ring on my own finger? The man gets a ring?

Do any of you know any girl that has proposed marriage to a man?

I've proposed dinner plans, and I've proposed some vacation plans, I've even proposed solutions to relieving future flying car congestion - future flying traffic lights.

But why is it I can't imagine proposing marriage?

Maybe I'll have the answer when I think about this again...four years from now.

A Birthday Blow-Out

It's Sister's Week on this here blog.

Yesterday Ms. Emily turned 23. Happy Birthday Little One!!!

Click for candle-blowing action:

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Best in Show

At the 2008 Austin Addy

Awards my sister April

took home a special

judges award for her

work on the Shiner

Chicago launch.

She also won

Best of Show

print for

her Shiner decals.

If you like our save the dates and
our wedding invites, that's April as

She is quite talented and I'm proud
of her.

I nominate her "Best in Boots".

Monday, February 25, 2008

Chris Conquers 29

Today Chris celebrates his 29th birthday.

My early surprise birthday present to him was 2 tickets to see Monty Python's "Spam-a-Lot" in NYC.

I managed to pull off the surprise and Chris and I agreed it was probably the best show we've both ever seen.

What a treat the world got when this boy was born.

My love to the birthday boy.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

A Farewell to Proposals

Today Chris performs his last show with the Lewisville Community Theatre.

His rise back to acting was well-received and I for one hope he continues to act.

Thank you to everyone who came out in support. It made Chris' nights and mine as well.

Thanks Mom, Dad, Mr. and Mrs. Wehkamp, Emily, Uncle Jay and Aunt Ros, Nan, Nana, Beth and Everett and Alyssa, Shelley (and the family for letting us have her that night!), John and Ryan and Caleb and Shea, Dave, Jenica, Julie, Keri, Christie, Kori, Becca, Jenny, Tina and girls, and all the cast for making me feel at home night after night.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

A Salute to Valentine's Day

For Christmas this year my mom received a gift from one of her seventh grade students. She claimed at the time that this gift would reign as bizarre teacher gift for years to come.

I had to concede that it did in fact beat out the model clipper ship one of my second graders gave me two years ago.

Today though, I think the scorpion ashtray might have met its match.

(Click below)

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

The Reviews Are In

It's official.

Chris is a huge hit.

"I haven't seen acting like this since Barnard Hughes in Much Ado About Nothing. Chris Wehkamp takes the theatre to a new level."
- The New York Times

"I would not be surprised to see Chris Wehkamp with a Tony next year. Master model actor."
- Steven Spielberg

"A must-see for anyone who appreciates fine acting. Wehkamp delivers."
- The Tony Award

"This show made me proud. I hope he keeps at it."
- Sarah Mathis

Monday, February 11, 2008

The Stuff Honeymoons Are Made Of

Well, Friday I came home to a great surprise.
Chris had gone to a travel agent and had laid out on the counter an array of fun honeymoon destinations and ideas.  It was so much fun looking through the pamphlets and dreaming about our upcoming vacation together.
After perusing the materials for awhile, Chris mentioned he had got something else for me while out that afternoon. 
How exciting!  What could it be?!
A new bathing suit for the trip?  A camera accessory?  A new book I could start reading?
It was a bottle of Beano.
One week of living together and Chris felt it was necessary that I discover the benefits of a gas-reducing enzyme supplement.
I think it's fair to say the "honeymoon" period is ending.
But we are now well equipped for the actual honeymoon.
Week one - success.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Not So Super Bowl

Four hours of football watching.
Only excitement was when the dog started humping Chris' leg.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Two Addresses, One Home, Two Weeks

Dear Mom and Dad,
(and future Mom and Dad)

Chris and I are taking part in a new social experiment.

It's called pre-marriage trial living together.

Chris moved in this weekend and we will "live together" for two weeks. At the end of two weeks he will move out and we will live in autonomy until our next trial period.

We realized we have both been living alone for about eight years and are quite used to having our own space and our own things and our own way of living.

Just like the 5K in March, we're training.
Throwing ourselves into the same apartment on June 22 might be a bit much, so we're easing into the idea. Few days here, few weeks there, eventually moving up to the big 80 year together thing.

So far so good.

All 3 days have been successful.

Chris took me to Tom Thumb to pick out any flowers I wanted.
I suffered through 4 hours of boys throwing around a football and bad commercials.
Chris endured my first ever night of sleep-talking, and I put his towel in the dryer so it would be warm for him when he got done with his shower.

Ah, temporary pre-marital still best-behavior living together.

It's not for everyone, but so far, it's been good for us.

We hope you'll stay tuned.

We love you,

Sarah & Chris