Monday, August 11, 2008


Have you all been watching the Olympics? Ever since the amazing opening ceremonies, we have been glued to it almost nonstop! The highlight so far was the men's 4x100 relay last night...It didn't come on until almost midnight at our house, but I really wanted to see it so we stayed up and it was SO worth it! I was thrilled to see the US team come from behind to win by a split second. It was amazing. Michael Phelps just might get his eight gold medals after all. Go USA!!
I got in the patriotic spirit and put up some extra flags in the yard...I just love the Olympics and the national pride it brings out in us. I think it's really cool to see President Bush at so many of the events, too. He seems so excited to meet the athletes and support them. Despite what the media says, I think he is a great President. Did you all see him peppering with Misty May-Treanor? Sweet. And his father, George Bush Sr. was at the fencing matches (US women swept the medals) and then during the medals ceremony one of the girls was crying and he handed down his handkerchief to her. You just don't see that kind of stuff everyday from national leaders. What a great family.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Double Trouble

My sister Lisa gave us all a huge surprise yesterday: she's having twins!! We are all shocked but so excited for her. She has pretty rough pregnancies so it's like a two-for-one deal for her. The twins will be her 3rd and 4th, so she will officially have the most kids in the family. And no, twins do not run in our family, or her husband's, whatsoever. It is a total random occurrence and big happy surprise for all. Congratulations Lisa and Adam!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

A Really Big Sandwich

I've wanted to put this up for a long time now...a little over a month ago we decided to try out this new deli near us. For those of you in town, it's Yosemite something-or-other next to Broilers in the Target shopping center on Willow and Herndon. So we go in and they have this great menu full of sandwiches and salads and your normal deli-type items. I ordered a cobb salad, which was also gigantic, and Kevin got this ham and turkey sandwich. Yes, it is huge. The picture doesn't even do it justice. When you look at the menu and see $6.50 to $7.50 for a sandwich, you usually just think it is a little pricey. But I think there was actually about two pounds of meat alone on this sandwich, which is about the going price in the grocery store. Kevin ate half of if while we were there and the picture shows the other half we took home. It was at least 6 inches high, no kidding. Over four inches of meat and cheese alone. The bread was pretty huge, so when the whole thing came out it actually was wider than it was tall. Just enormous. And yes, it was tasty, too.