Thursday, December 30, 2010

2 Wonderful Years . . . .

On Monday James and I celebrated our 2 year anniversary!  We (I should say ME, James was fine) were so wiped out from Christmas and all the fun in Amarillo, that our "celebration" was going to a late movie Monday night while my parents watched Grayson.  Sadly, I didn't even dress up - I wore my Pajamas and a Parka.  The theatre in Amarillo by my house is not exactly crowded, and it WAS late.  :) We saw "The Fighter" and it was really good!  

James and I both feel like we've only been married a few months, it's hard to believe we've been together 3 years.  It's been full of excitement so far!!  Love you Sweetie!!!

Here's a few pics from 2 years ago . . . 

While there are definitely more important things in life than a wedding, I don't think I'll ever forget the panic that came with seeing our Country Club burned to the ground exactly 2 weeks before our wedding date.  Ironically, the only thing left was the circular fire pit just off the back glass doors. . . .

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Block 3 is DUNZO!!!

Well James is finally finished with his Block 3 exams!!! One whole semester of Med School is complete!  I'm SO proud of the way he managed to get a study routine down just after moving cities (and all the painful stuff that comes with that - new Insurances, new Driver's License, etc), while jumping through all kinds of hoops to get our loan money, becoming a father, getting a concussion, and just dealing with a newborn baby and a sometimes very emotional, post-partum wife!!!  
James is such a calm, steady person - I'm SOO lucky to have him in my life.

So, with block 3 being over, it's time to celebrate Christmas!!  James and I exchanged gifts and I got some nice goodies!! One of which was this perfume by Victoria's Secret.  If you haven't smelled it - you should, or just wait for me to come around b/c I will definitely be wearing it along with my new beanie!!

I'll post some pics of our Christmas gift exchange in Houston because I got some really good ones of Little Gray. 

On Tuesday afternoon we packed up both doggies and Little Gray and hit the road!  We made a pit stop in College Station for a Knife River Christmas dinner at Sodalak's.  I was SO excited that my old workplace thought to invite me!!  When James and I drove into town, we both realized just how much we missed College Station.  I felt it again when I went to the restroom at the restaurant and heard Robert Earl Keen being played. . . . ah the memories!!

The dinner was awesome and the two hour pit stop went by way too fast! I could have stayed and talked all night.  I LOVE being at home with Grayson, and our Houston life is amazing. . . . but I do miss College Station and my job at Knife River a lot.  Maybe one day we can mesh the two together!

We then fed Grayson, let the doggies potty, and got back on the road - armed with 3 cans of 5 hour energy.  I will admit, James did every single bit of the driving!  He is more of a trooper than me.  Although, to my credit, I did only sleep about 3 hours total off and on.  We arrived at 4:30am in Amarillo.  When we brought Grayson in, he was ready to start his day - he was WIDE awake.  So I stayed up with him for a few hours, and then James took over and I went to bed.

The 2 days that we have been here have been jam packed with shopping, working out, and more shopping!  It's SO nice to be around my parents and my sister and brother in law in the nice cold weather.  Grayson just loves them all! He is having a blast too with the 9 labs that are here (that's not counting the 8 seven week old puppies that are still here from the litter) . . . . that's right I said 9, with 8 of them being INSIDE the house. . . no I didn't stutter, 8 labs inside!!  BUT, they are all super well behaved, and get along amazingly well!!

On a side note, we found out yesterday that poor Parker has at least a partially torn ACL (possibly a fully torn one) with meniscal damage.  So, we are currently hunting for Orthopedic Surgeon Vets.  If anyone knows of a good one, please let me know. . . right now our likely choice is in Oklahoma City, OK.

I can't believe CHRISTMAS EVE is TOMORROW!!!!! 

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Studying. . . Studying. . . Studying

This past week James has been studying even more than usual.  This week is his last week of Block 3, but it definitely ends with a bang.  A nice round of cumulative tests - covering everything they've learned in Med School so far!!  So James and his poor classmates have been studying 24/7.

But the good news is that NEXT WEEK James is all ours again!!!!! Casey, Parker, Grayson, and I couldn't be more excited!!!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Thanksgiving in Palestine

This year for Thanksgiving we loaded up Grayson, Casey, and Parker - and all our stuff - and road tripped it to Palestine!  We had SO much stuff between the dogs and Grayson and ourselves, I felt like a traveling circus.  The doggies did great, as usual - they are seasoned travelers.  Grayson did pretty good too!

We got there before everyone else, so we got to spend some quality time with Bob and Sharon.  It was so nice to just get out of town and relax!  James got a nice break from his books.  Then when everyone else came it just felt so warm and festive to have a house full of people and yummy food. . . . and we had TONS of food!!! To make things even better, a cold front came through, so it really felt like the holidays!

Grayson and the doggies got a nice nap on the drive there....

Aunt Breana!

 After the feast James and I took the dogs for a walk in  the woods near his house.  I realize we look like some sort of Army Rebels but we didn't bring warm clothes and Bob was kind enough to let us borrow some that we found!  Good thing too because it starting raining on us.  The dogs were in Heaven!!

Lounging / watching football after eating waay too much food :)

Although he slept through it - we beat TU!!!!!!!!!!!

This is my favorite pic of the weekend - Aunt Breana and Grayson TOTALLY sacked out on the couch, arms above the head!!

Riding home in his Jungle of entertainment

Amarillo Pics

Here are a few pictures that were taken this past weekend on our Amarillo trip :)

At the Houston airport waiting on our flight!!!

SOO happy and ready to fly
He's actually not a big fan of hats :( but he looks so cute in them! and this one keeps his ears warm, so I made him wear it.

He LOVED being in the Amarillo cold weather!

Granny and Grayson doing some early morning Computer business . . . 

Here he is sporting his TCU onesie to the mall! We saw this Cowboy hat and tried it on him - unfortunately it looks like it was run over or something, so we didn't get it.

Watching a little TV while mommy gets dressed :)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Grayson gets his wings

This past weekend Grayson and I flew to Amarillo for a quick visit with my parents. James stayed behind in Houston with the doggies and studied. It started out with an 8:30am flight on Southwest Airlines. Grayson did AMAZING! He was awake and just sat on my lap and looked around the entire flight. One flight attendant gave him a little pair of plastic Wings at the end of our flight because he did so well!

Once we landed we went up to my mom's work and said hi to all of her co-workers - she is such a proud Granny! And Grayson is such a little flirt - he just smiles at new people. We then headed home to see how my dad was recovering from his shoulder surgery. Getting a rotator cuff fixed seems to be a painful endeavor! He was pretty out of it the whole weekend from his pain pills. I'm pretty sure Grayson and I wore my mom ragged running around at the mall all weekend - but I know she loved it. Grayson was a champ in our shopping marathon!

My parents' dogs - Beau and Sadie (2 yellow labs) absolutely LOVED Grayson! They kept standing in front of his swing stopping it with their bodies so they could stare and sniff.

All in all it was a wonderful weekend with nice cold weather! Although I missed James and the doggies terribly, it went by so fast. I can't wait to go back in a few weeks for Christmas!!!

New Ownership

Hello World!!!! Since James has started writing on his BCMAGG blog, I will be taking this one over! I'm hoping that this will be a great way for everyone to keep updated on the Happenings here at the Berg home. Grayson is growing so fast that it seems like there are constantly new pics and videos to share. Hope you guys enjoy!!!!