Thursday, January 22, 2009

Sweet Surprise!

I have been a bit under the weather this week with a bad cold and my darling husband brought home a beautiful arrangement of pink roses and tiger lillies. It was so thoughtful of him to think of me. I am starting to get my smelling sense back so now I can smell them and they are amazing! Thank you love! I love you!

Friday, January 9, 2009

San Antonio Rampage

Tonight a life insurance company took out Ryan's dental school class to San Antonio Rampage (Minor League Hockey) game and put us up in a double box suite with lots of yummy food and drinks. It was a free date night for many of us poor couples and something that I had never done before. It was great seeing old friends but my favorite part was when the players started fighting. Man are those guys intense when they fight! Well, it was another fun night out in San Antonio!

Ryan, Sam and Derek

Yes, that is a fight!

Monday, January 5, 2009


Tonight Cooper and Charley completed 8 weeks of beginner dog training at Petsmart and they had their big final exam. Charley placed #1 at the top of his class. His roll over trick put him over the top (54 out of 55) points. Cooper also did very well with a 52 out of 55 points with his waving trick that was a show stopper. We are so proud of our boys...maybe intermadiate trainig is to come?

Charley Rolls Over

Cooper Likes to Wave

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Merry Christmas Ya'll!

Well I sure do hope that this Christmas was the last time that Ryan and I have to drive 7 hours to East Texas for the holidays. San Antonio is fun but we live entirely too far from our families. We had another fun filled Hooks/Oates Christmas and here are the pics to prove it.

Ryan and I kicked it off this year by not decorating our home one stitch, we knew that we would not be here to enjoy it so we rebelled. But we did wrap gifts and took lots of pics.

After Ryan took the 2nd part of his board exam on the 22nd and 23rd we spent all Christmas Eve driving to Kilgore to celebrate with the Hooks.

Brandon and Jessica

Keith and Paula

We also had our very own dog kennel with 5 inside dogs and 1 cat.

Cooper and Charley enjoyed as much lap time as the could get.

After a few days time we were off to Waco for the Oates/Palmer/Rhodes Christmas.

It was most fun to watch Carter and Clarey get into the holiday spirit.

Clarey and her 4th Christmas dress from Aunt Lanna.

The Kiddos look happy about their presents.

Clarey feeding her Baby Belle that we gave her for Christmas.

The Girls!

All the grandkids with Mom Ruth!

Sweaters and Jeans!

Matching Purses!
Our traditional gingerbread house with Carter, Aunt B and Uncle Ryan.

The Oates Clan

After another Merry Christmas Ryan, I and the dogs made it back to San Antonio to play with our presents and ring in the new year with our life group friends. We still are enjoying our next few days before school and work start Jan. 5th.

Only 5 more months till Ryan graduates from Dental School so we are looking for a new place to call home and for Ryan to begin his career in dentistry.

Happy New Year. We hope 2009 brings you many blessings!