Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A Rooism

Roo: I think making a seedless watermelon is kind of like playing God.

Friday, September 24, 2010


Only one of these two people has graduated from college. Can you guess which one? The answer might surprise you...

And now for some outrageously cute baby bath pictures:

(If this post seems a little random, that's because it is. I tried to warn you with the title. If you're thinking "yikes" about that first picture, it's okay--that's a perfectly natural reaction. You're probably wishing I would've warned you about that...)

(by the way, the answer to the question above is me. I'm the one who graduated from college. But the baby's massive forehead made her look pensive and super-intelligent, which I thought might trick some people.)

End post.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Dear Size 2 Waist,

I miss you and I don't expect to ever see you again.

But it was worth it.


Friday, September 10, 2010

What's Not to Like About Houston

There are a lot of things to like about Houston:
-diversity in people--for maybe the first time in my life, I was one of only two white people in the shopping mall-the other person was Roo.
-diversity in food
-lovely tree lined street with wide green lawns and classic architecture
-you only have to exercise for five minutes before being covered in sweat, making you feel like you've worked a whole lot harder than you actually did.

But there is one thing not to like:

I've killed three roaches in our apartment so far.

This video might give you an idea of how that made me feel.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

A Rooism

Last night Roo was looking through some pictures of days gone by while I was preparing dinner.

Roo: Whoa! We used to be sk---- [trailing off nonchalantly and hoping I don't notice]

I look up from my task. He gingerly meets my gaze.

Annie: Skinny?

Roo [haltingly]: I used to be skinny...

Then I poured some extra cream into the sauce.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Getting Settled In

In the chaos of moving and transitioning, I've basically lost all concept of time. Most of the past two--or is it three?--weeks are a blur in my mind. So I'll try to reconstruct what has happened using these few pictures:

We got to have a very nice dinner with Roo's parents and Natalee at Ruth's Chris in Salt Lake before we left. Let me emphasize how nice it really was--nice in that we got to visit with the family and also nice as in a side of hollandaise sauce will run you about $14.50.

A few days later, Roo and dad and the dogs drove 1600 miles to Houston while mom and Esmé and I flew. It felt so good to be reunited with all of our possessions which have been locked away in storage for so long! I so missed my spatula...the only one that I own.

Here are the parents helping us move in:

Dad and Roo doing some male bonding over the Ikea dining table construction:
We really like our apartment! Once we get some more decor put in place, I'll give you a tour.
You'll notice the orchid on the shelf--Roo gave it to me for our anniversary along with a copy of National Geographic, which I am love but am too cheap to ever buy. A few months ago, Roo gave me an orchid which died...I think I killed it. Anyway, I was pretty sad to lose my flower, so this little gift waiting for me in our new place really brightened my spirit.
For something fun to do after days of unpacking, we drove to Galveston. The air was heavy and wet and the Gulf water was really warm and beautiful. As you can tell, Roo had a blast:
A few days later, Roo was off to his first day of work. He spent the week in training--the company housed him at a hotel for the week, so we only got to see him on certain evenings when we would meet up. Needless to say, I missed him a lot. Mom and I spent the days unpacking and setting up house. Once that was finished, we went shopping. And after that was over we decided to shop some more. After the shopping, we shopped some more before doing a little more shopping. Then we watched LOST.

I think the dogs are adjusting slowly. Chase spends much of his time standing (or laying) guard at the window:
Lando misses Roo so much. He has transferred most of his affection to his bag of food.
This week Roo is in Tulsa doing more training. All I really know is that he was issued a pair of steel-toed boots and blue coveralls so he could be taught to climb ladders properly and steer out of a skid in a car...just in case things get wild at his office desk job, I guess. We miss him!

Thankfully we have HGTV to keep us company.