Dec 19, 2007

UWCA Word on the Street

So there have been some words on the street from the good old United Way Capital Area, specifically in reference to funding.

On Friday they announced who was going to receive funding and who was not. Sad to say folks, the Girl Scouts are not receiving any funding this year. We have been sad to hear this but are taking it as an opportunity to reach out to our supporters to meet a new need. With any luck, they will answer the call!

Today we had a press conference with several other area non profits who are suffering from this sudden loss of funding. The Austin Business Journal did a very brief piece and KVUE and FOX did a bit on the evening news. Hopefully this will call some attention to the need.

Dec 17, 2007

I'm a bridesmaid for a lovely engaged lady

Summer 2009 I go to the greater Boston area to be a bridesmaid in the hitching of Boo and Joe. Hurray!

PS Check out those rocks! Way to go Joey!

Dec 16, 2007

Jingle Bell Rock

Get Under That Mistletoe
Originally uploaded by cheryl_lynn425.
We had a heck of a party! I think we had in the ball park of 30 people throughout the night. Some Christmas music, a few cocktails and some kissin' under the mistletoe...convienently placed near the alcohol to encourage smooching.

When Melissa arrived she took this pic of Ross and I, the first and only good one I have of us. Yay!

Dec 15, 2007


Joe proposed to AJ!!!!!
It happened last night, I don't yet know how he did it but I know he did it. And I know she said yes. And I know I've talked to them both and they couldn't be happier!

Congratulations to the future Mr. and Mrs. Renaud!

Dec 9, 2007

Jingle All The Way

I spent a decent portion of my weekend party planning. Saturday Dec. 15 is the big Chrismukkah party and I am psyched. However in my party planning I have found two things difficult to come by on the old internet: champagne punch recipe and playlist suggestions.

I have settled on an orange-n-apple champagne punch (lets hope it tastes as yummy as it sounds) and have pulled together a 60 song play list, a mix of holiday tunes and old favs. Now for your reading pleasure, here's a sampling. Please feel free to suggest additions

Jingle Bells - SheDAISY
All I want for Christmas - Mariah Carey
I Get a Kick Out of You - Frank Sinatra
Amarillo by Morning - George Strait
Christmas in Dixie - Kenny Chesney
Linus & Lucy - Vince Guaraldi Trio
Ants Marching - Dave Matthews Band
Please Come Home for Christmas - the Eagles
Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffett
Little Saint Nick - the Beach Boys
Baby it's cold out - Jessica Simpson
What Are You Doing New Years Eve - the Orioles
Free Fallin' - Tom Petty

Dec 8, 2007

Double Up

It was double date week. Not that we went out with anyone else, we just went out twice ourselves. Thats right two date nights in one week. How lucky does a girl get?

We saw No Country for Old Men on Wednesday and are still trying to figure out the end. And last night we did dinner (just at Chili's) and then went ice skating on the rooftop rink at the Whole Foods downtown. Didn't know you could ice skate at the grocery store did you? It was Ross's first ice skating experience and he managed not to fall even once. Now he's no Nancy Kerrigan (but neither am I) so we'll have to give it another try one day.

The past couple weeks have just been absurd. I have discussed it with the girls at work and we think a full moon must just be hovering over Austin lately. I'm looking forward to when all the craziness ends. It's just getting plain exhausting at this point. I could really go for an uneventful week. And apparently the Thanksgiving-Christmas crunch that exists during school also applies to the Girl Scouts. I'm anxiously looking down the tunnel at Christmas break. That's right, I may be outta school but I still have a Christmas break - 10 days of it to be exact. God bless it.

Dec 6, 2007

Eat Mor Chikin

Ross and I were very sick Monday night and we blame the beef that someone fed us Sunday for the disaster. Ross, who ate about twice as much as I did, was twice as sick. It cost us each a day of work, very bad in both of our cases.

That is the short version for why I, now more than ever, support the Chik-fil-a cows as they remind us to "eat more chikin."

Dec 3, 2007

Girl Scout Christmas

my buddy, Kassidy
Originally uploaded by cheryl_lynn425.
We had our holiday party today but the real thing to note is that little Kassidy made her Girl Scout debut.

Oh and she and I are like best friends. Yup, for reals. She let me carry her for the longest time, until she was stolen from me by Pat. And she didn't hardly cry. I told Haila I was going to take little Kassidy home with me and Kassidy gave her permission. As much as a month old baby can give her permission.

I can't wait til she comes to the office regularly to play!!