Monday, April 16, 2007

Yao Ming, Mohawks, & Magpies

I was browsing through pictures of things I hadn't posted about, and I had completely forgotten to tell you all that I have had a revelation. I like basketball!! (As long as it's in person, or the Mavs on TV). How did I come to this realization? Well, Ryan got great tickets for FREE to a Houston Rockets game from a guy at work, so we decided to go because normal people don't turn down free tickets to anything. However, I was completely non-enthusiastic about going and begrudgingly gave up my night of watching the American Idol results show to go to a basketball game I cared nothing about. I still don't really care about the Rockets, but can I just tell you that I was on the edge of my seat for that entire game? I caught myself being so nervous and into the game that I had to make myself sit back and pretend I didn't care...after all, I hate basketball. I was so close to Yao Ming, and let me just tell you that seeing the tallest player in the NBA in person was pretty cool...even for a person who cares nothing about basketball. Ever since going to that game, I find myself actually stopping on a basketball game while channel surfing. Very weird.

Here's a picture of Yao Ming ... he would be the one that's 7'6" tall!

When we went to visit the Poe's over Easter, Matt was determined to give Quinn a mohawk with the tiny amount of "fuzz" on his head. You can kindof tell in this picture though...isn't that funny? Oh, and doesn't Uncle Ryan look cute getting him some "Q-Love" as he calls it?!

Here are a couple more pictures from our Easter weekend.

Ryan's parents in Penny's BEAUTIFUL garden. I love going to their house in the Spring because everything is blooming. I wish she'd pass her green thumb to me!!

Anybody wondering what a Magpie is? According to Webster, it is: 1. Any of a genus of birds related to jays , having black and white plumage and a long tail. 2. A chatterbox, a garrulous gossip. 3. Sarah's new workplace.

OK, so the last definition isn't really in the dictionary, but it is the name of the new store I'm working at now! I started my new job today at Magpie's Gifts in Bellaire, and I absolutely love it. It's so nice to be in a work environment that is actually pleasant and a place I enjoy spending my day. For those of you from Abilene, it's similar to Surprises. For those of you not from Abilene, picture a kindof trendy home decor, jewelry, candles, fun gifts, monogrammed bags type of store. Super cute! I'm just working there 3 days a week and every other Saturday, so it's the perfect job for this transitional time in my long as I don't spend my entire paycheck there. UGH!! I prayed and prayed for God to open up a door, and just like he always does, he provided me with an opportunity that I couldn't turn down. His goodness never fails us, and I am constantly being reminded of that.


campers said...

saw your mom sunday at Brandon's shower and she told me about your new job! I am so happy for you! You deserve a place you enjoy! Thanks for the the one of the boys trying to do a mohawk!!!

crazymom said...

i am so happy you love your new job! i have been praying for you! i deft. agree in the power of prayer. and thank you for finally posting some pictures. tell ryan i think he looks super cute holding baby q! cant wait for you all to meet little willie!!! miss ya

Finally an Abrigg..... said...

that sounds like so much fun! i need to find me a job like that asap! did you read my blog about the mavericks!! i was the same way at the game!!! it was fantastic!

andydawn said...

I need to come by Magpies sometime...I have never heard of it!! It sounds like a great relaxing job. Let me know when you have time and Mason and I will meet you for lunch.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the new job! I'm so glad you found something you like. I bet it's a huge relief to be working there after that last den of torture. And that basketball game sounded like fun. From the picture, it looks like you guys had great seats. Oh, and Ryan look great in that Easter picture. I miss you, girl!!

Laura said...

I totally understand the revelation, i learned to love basketball with Texas A&M's AC Law kid during March madness. I guess being married we enjoy these things more? And congrats on the job, sounds way fun! And I love the baby Quinn pics!

Poefam said...

SUCH A CUTE PIC OF OUR GUYS!!! I love it!!!... And, yay for the cute new job that you have. That's what you needed all along. Get lots of pointers so we can open a store when you move here!!! LOVE YOU!