Sunday, May 24, 2009


Welcome to the new and improved blog! I have been trying to update this thing to make it look a little more inviting. This is in hopes of spending more time updating people on life and staying up to date with others. How is it that this form of communication has become so prevalent? I don't know. But expect more posts more often, and please comment so that I know you care to hear about it all. Or better yet, pick up the phone. I hope that has not yet become archaic.

Monday, May 11, 2009

business trip

For the next four days I will be with 27 5th graders in Waco and San Antonio on their class trip. This could be either really good, or really bad...

Sunday, May 10, 2009

houston is hot

Yes, the temperature continues to rise, but weather is not what I am talking about here. Today was a good day in Houston. Both the Astros and the Rockets played on Mother's Day.

It started off with the Houston Astros and their pink bats. They took Game 3 of a home series, sweeping the San Diego Padres. It was an afternoon of firsts: Oswalt's first win of the season, the most runs scored (12), most hits (16), and most double plays turned (4) in one game. And though we probably could have scored some inexpensive tickets assuming that the rest of Houston was watching the Rockets, I was content watching it on the couch with the family. Here are the highlights.

Likewise, the Rockets pulled off something incredible. Just as the Astros were without Lance Berkman, the Rockets faced LA without Yao Ming, who is out for the remainder of the playoffs with a broken foot. However, this kept neither team from coming up big.

The Rockets never trailed once during the game and at the half lead by nearing 30 points! With all the hype that the Lakers and Kobe Bryant receive, it was pretty invigorating to see them pounded by Houston. Go team! For more details, check this out.

So excited to be back in the states to see all of these things unfold!!

Sunday, May 03, 2009


From the slums of the Dominican Republic to the inner city of Houston, my job description is similar and on some days laughable. I went from bathing naked Haitian children with scabies to washing and braiding hair that has been neglected for far too long.

Guess if this is a girl or boy in the picture. (Here is a hint, I bet only my DR friends will get it right).