Monday, May 30, 2011

Jack Handey and the power to woo.

More than eight years ago, my affections were won by a sweet, humble, good, caring, kind, *handsome*, wonderful, funny, too-good-to-possibly-be-true, man. Exactly eight years ago, I married him.

I have nothing but dumb luck to thank for the decision I made that day. Well, that, and Jack Handey, who played a significant role in our courtship.

" To me, it's a good idea to always carry around two sacks of something when you walk around. That way, if anybody says, "Hey, can you give me a hand?" you can say,
"Sorry, got these sacks.""
-Jack Handey

"Maybe in order to understand mankind, we have to look at the word itself. Mankind. Basically, it's made up of two separate words-- "mank" and "ind." What do these words mean?
It's a mystery, and that's why so is mankind."
-Jack Handey

"If you ever catch on fire, try to avoid seeing yourself in the mirror,
because I bet that's what really throws you into a panic."
-Jack Handey

"Dad always thought laughter was the best medicine,
which I guess was why several of us died of tuberculosis."
-Jack Handey

"I can't stand cheap people. It makes me real mad when someone says something like, "Hey, when are you going to pay me that hundred dollars you owe me?" or "Do you have that fifty dollars you borrowed?"
Man, quit being so cheap!"
-Jack Handey

"Love is not something that you can put chains on and throw into a lake. That's called Houdini. Love is liking someone a lot."
-Jack Handey

Happy 8th Anniversary, Baby.
Every day I am grateful for the mystery that is a boy like you and a girl like me.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

What a Week!


The Senior Gala. Josh wasn't going to go, but was told by the Associate Dean of Student Affairs that he had to go. Glad we did. Not only was it fun, but he and three of his classmates were chosen by Delta Dental for an award for student leadership. The award came with a significant monetary prize, which made the night even more fun!
Oh, and Josh danced with me. First time since our wedding! I know you wish you could have seen that...
Oh, and notice the stylish accessory on my wrist? That means that Josh forgot to buy us booze passes. Shoot...


Many of you received an invitation to our Open House for Josh. It was a specially-themed dessert bar. You can't read the sign well in this picture, but it says, "Dr. Gailey's Sweet-Tooth Cafe". It wasn't terrifically attended so there were a LOT of leftovers, but we had a good time! Thank you to all who made it out.
We loved sharing Josh's big week with you!


Josh's Dental School Commencement where he received his doctoral hood.
In the above picture is Dean Karen West giving him his commemorative medallion.

Family picture after the graduation. The kids were ready to be done, and I'm pretty sure that the picture is smeary because I was using the camera to placate a restless two-year-old.

After the commencement, Josh and I treated all those who came to dinner at BJ's Brewery.
Best pizza in the world!!
(Seriously, if you ever manage to make it there, try "The Great White". You will not be disappointed.)
Needless to say, it was a long week for our boys, and as you can tell, it tuckered out a few of them...
Thank you to all of you that made it, even if only for 24 hours. It was great to see you!


Saturday morning was Josh's military advancement ceremony.
He is now officially a "Captain" in the US Army!
I have no idea what the beaver face is about...

The University of Nevada Las Vegas Graduation.
Baby, you make robes look good!
We were there for four hours, and the crowd was HUGE!
Thank you to Maggie and Jeff for watching the kids for us!

Overall, it was a good week, but much too busy for home-bodies like us. Now we're just looking forward to kicking back and, um, packing?

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Please Allow Me To Introduce You...

... to my husband:

Dr. Joshua David Gailey, DMD

*Congratulations, Baby! I am SO proud of you!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Today, my baby is two.

Happy Birthday, my biggest. You are for me.

Thursday, May 5, 2011


And here, I thought that I was the only one...

Apparently not! That's nice to know. It's also nice to know that I'm genetically predisposed to identify inedible plant life. So, when the world ends, and you're all snacking on poisonous berries in the forest, I'll be relying on my genetic lottery to keep me alive!

Who's the Girl Scout, now?