Saturday, November 8, 2008

How time flies!

OK. So, I've endured all the razzing I can take! Yes, it's been a long time since I posted anything--hey, I've been a little busy! In an effort to smooth over public relations, though, here's a new blog. Yea for me! Ha!

Ethan is almost 17 months old and he's full of enthusiasm for life. Everything gets an "oh" or "ah" accompanied by a look of amazement. He loves to examine everything, experiment (a good scientist like his daddy), and go on great adventures. This fall he's been going to the Child Development Center at my work two days a week and then my mom and Dave watch him the other days of the week. He and my mom have been exploring the greater Austin area in search of fun--they've ridden the Zephyr train in Zilker Park, gone to book readings at the library, visited Uncle Brad for lunch, and the list goes on. I miss seeing him and know that this is a fun time in his life, but am thankful that he is spending wonderful moments with his Gran and daddy. He's definitely a daddy's boy!

This fall we took a little trip up to Graham and stayed at a friend of a friend's house on Possum Kingdom Lake. My brother Brad and his girlfriend, Allison, along with my mom came with us. The weather couldn't have been better and we made new friends and ate some tasty barbeque compliments of Allison's dad, Larry. We spent some time on the lake (until we broke the boat and had to be towed back to the house) as well as in Graham--a small Texas town with plenty of character and lots of charm.

Other news on the Martini front--Dave will be graduating with his PhD in Analytical Chemistry!!! He defended his dissertation in late September and did GREAT! Ethan and I couldn't be more proud! His graduation ceremony is December 12th at the University of North Texas in Denton. I can't wait to see him in his graduation regalia! Yea Dr. Dave!

Not a whole to say about me--work is CRAZY and I try to get out and socialize a couple times a month with my BUNCO group and book club. I just finished the OTher Boelyn Girl, a historical fiction about Ann and Mary Boelyn who were unfortunate enough to know Henry the XIII. Good book--I would definitely recommend. I keep telling myself that I'm going to run or walk or do some kind of exercise, but that hasn't happened yet. Does chasing Ethan around count as exercise?

Well, I will honestly do my best to do a better job of posting blogs--I know our adoring friends want to know what's going on in the Martini household! Ha!

Blessings! Love, Kellie

1 comment:

Jenny said...

Your adoring fans, friends and family are thrilled for the update! ;)

It was great to see you and Ethan this weekend, Kellie!