Thursday, December 25, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Meredith had a great idea the week before to wrap up something from your house and bring it for dirty santa, this way no one has to spend money and you get rid of something in your house you don't need/want anymore - hence the "redneck dirty santa".
Here are a few pictures of what was unwrapped...
Kate picking for the SECOND time...we won't show a close up of this one because, well, it might just re-appear at a Spann family Christmas!
Kate choosing for the THIRD time!
This is just a great picture of our tree! You can't tell here but you can barely get into our bedroom...oh the joys of being married to Clark Griswold.
Taylor was trying his hardest to get rid of his wire Christmas tree that holds cards...well, is SUPPOSED to hold cards.
Taylor is proudly carrying his Christmas tree and broken candlestick to Kate...he was number 18 so he got to pick at the end...Kate got stolen from one last time!
Thanks to everyone for making small group a blast last night - we had a great time! Merry Christmas everyone!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Happy Birthday to my favorite twins...Jesse and Levi turned one yesterday!
Monday, November 17, 2008
My friend from high school (well, and life in general) Michelle, married super star Chris Reis of the Georgia Tech jackets and they have been blessed to be in the NFL for two years now. Chris plays specials teams for the Saints and does an awesome job! I was hoping to make it down to NO this year but with weekends filling up the game in Atlanta ended up being the best way to see Chris play this year. Michelle found us some awesome tickets online – we were five rows back on the 40! It was great getting to be so close to the sidelines where Chris was because I sort of felt like we got to “visit” with him as well (even though it was totally one sided!). Chris is number 39 this is my attempt to get a good picture - but my flash didn't work so well...
Unfortunately the Saints didn’t come out on top of the Falcons but what a great experience to visit the Georgia dome and see Chris play live! I usually tape the game and watch everything but special teams in fast fwd so it was really different watching everyone play in normal speed! Here's a pic of me and Michelle - I honestly think we look the exact same as in high school...
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Back in June when Matt started his residency his time spent quickly left the Spann house hold and transferred over to the hospital. That left me with extra time on my hands...so, I've been getting involved with a few organizations, a few new friends, and of course spending more QT with my sweet Elle. I met my friend Meredith about a year ago through a very random mutual friend Emily who I met while living in Colorado in college. Her husband is a year ahead of Matt in the same program so they have offered us much needed advice and friendship! Meredith was very sweet to teach me how to crochet...yes, I said crochet...as in what 80 year olds do.
Meredith has been making these beautiful baby blankets and I wanted to learn. The day she taught me was hilarious - I was so tense trying to hold the yarn and needle right that my toes were cramping! And I was kind of allergic to her cat so I was trying to NOT sneeze and start my first baby blanket at the same time, it was a funny picture. Anyway, after a few months of practice I have actually gotten pretty good and I'm completely addicted. Mere kept telling me that it was relaxing and sort of therapeutic - well, not at first, but now it is for sure.
So, now at night time when I'm home w/ Elle and Matt's working late I'm usually watching TV and crocheting, so that's my part of the "tying knots"...
Matt's part started around mid July when he realized that he really needed to be working on tying his own knots while he was at home so that it would help him at the hospital. He has this weird looking board thing that he uses to practice on. So, at nights he's tying knots to practice and get better in the OR and I'm tying knots next to him making baby blankets for all of my pregnant friends! Its actually a pretty funny picture - if Elle could take a picture of it I would post one, but she hasn't learned that trick just yet.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Em cooked a mustard and wine marinated pork tenderloin, twice baked potatoes, fried zucchini (mom's favorite from Maggiano's) and rolls. She topped it off with a home made apple pie recipe from Southern Living. Everything was amazing and of course cooked to perfection - I'm so jealous of her ability! Jesse and Levi were of course angels - here are some pics of them goofing off on the couch...
Jesse's big foot...
I enjoyed my very quick trip to Nashville, especially to bring a little birthday surprise to my mom. She surprised me on several birthdays with unique gifts or cakes and always made them special, so I am glad it worked out that I could surprise her this year.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
This past weekend was extra special b/c Matt didn’t have to work at all! What a treat! It worked well that Emily and Jonas had to be in Birmingham for a wedding shower and for work last week so we had a nice weekend enjoying them back in Birmingham. We realized how much we miss them! They also brought their four month old puppy with them so I had this going on in my living room all weekend:
Friday night we shared a great meal at Cocina Superior then took Em and Jonas over to Brad and Elena’s apt to check out their digs. After that we decided to put our real talents to work and this is what we came up with…
Spann-Nation in full effect…
Elle hates Rock Band so I had to document what she does each time we bring it out…off to her safe haven – the bed! She always blinks at the flash!
Elena has mad skills on drums AND guitar and Brad is unbelievable on guitar. Jonas fared better on the microphone and Em…well…let’s just say this was her best instrument…
Saturday was full of football and relaxation which was much needed. Em and Jonas left Sunday after church then we decided to go play golf and walk w/ our friends, the Smith’s. Meredith and I thought it would be a good idea to walk the golf course Matt and Jared would be playing – little did we know it would be a 7 hour venture to Oneonta, Al. Here are a few pics from our afternoon w/ the Smith’s…
Saturday, October 11, 2008
This is a more recent picture of our 105 pound dog!