Thursday, February 18, 2010


Hi all, checking from Minnesota. Sounds like everyone out there is pretty much keeping it real. I am jealous of trips to Joann's. I am back on operation domestication, and I made myself a skirt. It's pretty awesome. Sewing is fun! Get your orders for tote bags for Xmas presents in now, cuz I have a lot of them!

Roundball is really getting into the 'hawks this year, I love it. We are planning on a few more trips to Tiff's yet. Sad that I lost the drawing for the trip to Kansas for the game this weekend, but oh well. Better luck next year.

Congrats to all on interviews, etc. Keep us up to date. Andrew seems to be doing a tour of all the hotspots of the midwest...Des Moines...Omaha...what's next, Columbia? Haha.

I work with a Duke fan. It's rough. He's a trash talker. We have found common ground on our hate for UNC, so that's good.

Anyway, life is pretty boring here. Work, knit, sleep, dogs, etc. I think I am going to have a couple of trials this spring, so that is kinda crazy. But yeah. As Sean would say, Rock Chalk Title 2010.

p.s. Another dude that I work with says being a Kansas basketball fan is like being a Yankees fan. Can I get some arguments to rebut that accusation, please?

Monday, February 15, 2010


sorry it has been so long since i have posted! i did just read all the posts and really enjoy them. somehow time seems to fly by. Dad and i are doing great. we had a wonderful trip to Florida even though Mr. VP had to work. I guess he will continue that working so he can continue to have that cool title. I did get to go to the spa with Julie for a couple days and that was very nice. we had several nice dinners and did go to the beach even though we had to wear our hoodies and it was still cold. Dad has been home for awhile and it has been so nice having dinner together. we went with Catherine and Milton this past friday for dinner, it was nice we listened alot! we also took grandma and grandpa out last week they have not been out much so they really enjoyed our dinner on the plaza. Dad goes to NO on tuesday. i am going to dinner at colleen's Laura is leaving for Australia to sutdy, hmmmmm! oh well you will all get those trips of a lifetime and won't have to study which will be much more fun. Katie came in for her interview on Friday at Avila and was very excited. She said it went great, i am so glad for her. we went to lunch and to Joann fabrics, I know you are all jealous you missed out on that trip to the fabric store but i am making some pillows and a bed spread for our new bedroom which by the way looks awesome. we are almost finished, it has been alot of work but well worth the effort. We are looking into getting new floors in our room and my bathroom. that would be our last big investment in this house I think.I have enjoyed watching the KU games with Dad, Joe and Caroline at least the Saturday night games when i babysit. I am working my hours at the learning tree and still babysitting it keeps me pretty busy. I really enjoy my mornings at home and sleeping in. I love you all and glad to hear from everyone, love Mom

Thursday, February 11, 2010

The snow

prevented me from going to my second and third days of rotation this block. Fortunately, I was able to spend those days playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Kevin knows the addiction). I also was able to get some hours logged on the new Super Mario for Wii. As an advocate of the classics, I would say this one definitely does it justice and is worth the purchase for rich lawyer sisters to buy their siblings.

So I am back in Des Moines now, but not for long. I leave tomorrow for Omaha. I have a residency interview at Creighton University Medical Center. Hopefully they like me, and I like them. I interviewed last Thursday at St. Luke's on the plaza, and I think it went really well. Hopefully, they did as well. Those are my only two interviews for residencies unfortunately so keep your fingers crossed. I will find out which (if either) that I get on March 15th I believe.

I thought I would share what I used the christmas gift card for: these baller Drake sweatpants that I am wearing.

I'll be back in KC just in time for the madness that will be March, hopefully including the Big 12 tourney. Rock Chalk. Oh, I went to Lawrence for the KU-MU game which was awesome. And finally, I just saw on ESPN a video called Knight Watch: Aldrich: watch it.


is buying Brigid a digital camera for her birthday. He said this would be a great idea because she would be able to take pictures of him laying around the pool (in the summer) - and then she will send them to the family. All he needs now is to get shaved since his winter coat has become insanely thick.

Glad to hear Mary and Katie are doing well. It's obviously cold everywhere that Kellerman's reside - maybe someone should move to FL or CA? Just a thought.

The Jayhawks are rocking and chalking all over college basketball nowadays. If Marcus Morris can keep up his pace, I don't think anyone will be able to beat us this year. I really don't care if we lose once in conference play and even once in the Big 12 tourney. Sometimes it's better to get a bad game out of the way (Tenn.) and press on afterwards. Rock Chalk!

Not much going on in STL. Mardis Gras is this weekend. I think Brig and I are going to lay low - maybe dinner on Friday and watch the KU game Saturday. Her bday is Monday, so I'm going to take a half day vacation. I don't get much, so hopefully we can find something fun to do. It's her big 3-0, so I'm throwing a party on the 20th - which is actually being held at her friend, Meghan's house. We're going to get some Black Thorn pizza (the best in STL) and some drinks/desserts, so it should be a good time - at least I hope it will be.

Otherwise, not much going on. I'm busy at work and am contemplating starting grad classes up again. If not, I'm going to study to become a teacher through ABCTE - read up on it www. It's only offered in 9 states - and MO happens to be one of them - I imagine because of the almost non-existent public schools.

Hopefully everyone else is doing well. I talked to Andrew this past weekend, and he informed me that Michael is trying to run the tournament pool this year. Dear God. Sean, please don't let that happen - I know you won't.

Everyone stay warm. Bob and Hampton say hello.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

I'm here, don't worry!

Well, I do like the new look of the blog, very classy. You're lacking of capital letters is a little weird, so we should start typing like normal people again - I wondered to myself how many times in those posts you actually used capital letters and had to go back and make them little letters again. :)

So, anyway, the big game is tomorrow and that is exciting - I know the hawks won't disappoint in Austin. Just as they have yet to disappoint in a while. Sherron is just unstoppable, and don't you forget it. The superbowl is going to start any moment now, and I really don't care. To be honest, I only ever watch the superbowl for the commercials! (Real Men of Genius, anyone?)

Everything in Lawrence is going well, school is getting tougher as the days go on, but I think I am doing well in all of my classes. I am working pretty much all weekend every weekend so at least it is keeping me on my toes. BIG NEWS for everyone, I have my first nursing school interview on Friday at Avila, so everyone wish me luck, PLEASE! I am very excited because Avila is where I mainly want to get into, so send happy thoughts!

We are supposed to get 8, ya I said it, 8 inches of snow in the next couple days, so that is NOT cool. I like snow and all, but not when it gets in my way, I mean, it just all melted, I wasn't prepared for this.

Well, I will do my best to post more on the blog - I hope this gave you all who read a little insight to the life of me (as exciting as it is!).

Keep Brett's sister and family in your prayers!

Love you all - we are lucky to all be in good health!

Have a FABULOUS week!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

approach no. 2.

because i have not yet had a reaction to my strike on capital letters, i am now taking another approach to blogging. i will blog everyday that i can with worthless information! hahahahaha!

for example, everyone's excited for the big game tomorrow, right? by the "big game," i mean the puppy bowl. pd, mouse, charlie brown and i are going to get ourselves some beggin' strips and cozy up on the couch for this one.

here's the starting lineup:

today i am at work. it sucks, because, as you may have noticed, today is saturday. oh well. i am totally swamped these days.

however, tonight i have girl's night. i am excited. we are going to a restaurant/bar in lowertown st. paul for dinner/drinks/dancing. i have new cowgirl boots that i am going to wear. it's going to be great.

i am going to work until 3, go to the gym, and then get home and be showered in time for a 5:00 tip off.

snow storm a-coming as well, starting tomorrow afternoon and going through tuesday. ten inches or so. fyi, we have a massive amount of snow on the ground because it just keeps falling and never melts. it sucks. and i am a little afraid that this storm is going to mess with my plan to be at tiff's for the big game on monday. i sure hope not.

signing off for now...

Thursday, February 4, 2010

as sean would say, this was pretty neat, because sherron does work.

well, that was a little much.

hi all. i am now refusing to use capital letters until someone else posts. pretty cool, right? last night was a little much. i was not prepared for ot against colorado, or as my colorado alum coworker calls them, the buffs. luckily, we are still 41-1 vs. colorado over the last 42 years, so that is good.

old man descombaz said he would start posting on the blog soon. we'll see if that happens. i was telling him how i was sad about not hearing from anyone for awhile.

so year, brent favor messed things up for the vikes. we watched that whole game too. so sad. but i am happy that new orleans is in the superbowl and will be cheering for them.

friday night lights is an awesome show. has anyone else watched it? that's what we generally do, come home from work, go to the gym, watch some friday night lights. it's cold and snowy and there is not much else to do.

we had an earthquake relief fundraiser dance party and raised $826.25. the $1.25 was from my nephew jackson. it was pretty awesome overall.

i am going to girl's night on saturday after the nebraska game. the in-laws came to tiff's for the k-state game and loved it. i have some friends who are going to join me at tiff's on monday, so that should be good. i am entering a contest to win a trip to kc to go to the ku/ou game. you get one entry for every five boulevards you drink. i have yet to get an entry, and the drawing is the 13th, so i better get on it. need at least one ticket in the mix, right?

well that is all for now. i have just been working a ton and cursing the snow.

love you all.