Monday, March 24, 2008


OK! They did it again. My mom is the world's greatest "theme-party" thrower! She (with the help of my twin Lauren) threw a surprise get together with our closest friends and family! It was a great way to help us remember Memphis! We were given gag gifts like a cow's horn on it's head, Spanish for Dummies, and Ken and Erin Barbie dolls dressed up like us! Lauren's personal touches! It was such a great time. As excited as I am about the move- it is very tough to leave such love behind! You must all come visit- OFTEN!
(That is an open invitation!)

Monday, March 10, 2008

Oh the Places you will go!

Today is your day. You're off to Great Places! You're off and away! You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. An YOU are the girl who'll decide where you go. You'll look up and down streets. Look 'em over with care. About some you will say, "I don't choose to go there." With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet, you're too smart to go down any not-so-good street. And you may not find any you'll want to go down. In that case, of course, you'll head straight out of town. It's opener there in the wide open air. Out there things can happen and frequently do to people as brainy and footsy as you. And when things start to happen, don't worry. Don't stew. Just go right along. You'll start happening too. -Part of Dr. Seuss's Oh the Places You Will GO!

What an incredible story! I have always loved this book it is so great when a chapter is ending and new one is beginning! to catch you up- I am married to Ken Haynes (soon to be Dr. Kenneth Haynes) :) He is the most incredible man I know and I am the lucky one that gets to call him my husband. We got married September 1, 2007 at 1:00pm. Song 8:6 This is one of the most amazing days of my life. Now, as Ken is winding down with dental school- he received EXCITING news- he has been accepted into a 4 year program at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX where he will be the one and only oral surgery resident!!! So we are off to Texas in June, but not a minute before. We were able to go down and see the town this past weekend! It was incredible. God is so good and works in MAGNIFICENT WAYS! We looked at lots of houses only a few precious ones- waiting to see how those pan out... should know soon... I also went on 2 interviews- so cross your fingers that a job is available soon. Most importantly, we made GREAT friends. It is always a blessing to know that no matter where you go- there are people that are willing to make you feel special and welcome! One of the great people is KATY- who showed me all the hot spots in shopping and learned a great lesson in shopping- it is all a game! If you ask a friend how much you think something is and she guesses more than the actual price, then it is a must have! Almost like a SALE! She is precious and I can't wait to see her again! I am so excited to head back down there!!

You will get all mixed up, of course, as you already know. You'll get mixed up with many strange birds as you go. So be sure when you step. Step with care and great tact adn remember that Life's a Great Balancing Act. Just never forget to be dexterous adn deft. And never mix up your right foot with your left. And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and 3/4 guranteed.) KID, YOU'LL MOVE MOUNTAINS! So be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray or Mordecai ALi Van Allen O'Shea, you're off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So.... get on your way!