Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Anniversary

Today is Ryan's and my ninth anniversary. Nine years ago today we gathered our friends and family at Green Pastures in Austin and promised to love and try not to kill each other. So far so good! As told to me by Ryan and Jason, we very nearly had a couple of homeless kids in attendance that had hitch hiked with them earlier in the day and that Ryan (because of nerves, or just because he's Ryan, I don't know) invited last minute.

It's been an interesting nine years, with lots of job changes, residence changes, health changes, and changes in number of animals in our care. I most certainly couldn't have made it without Ryan. No matter what else is going on in my life, I know Ryan is going through it with me, because he wants to be there. And with that knowledge, I know I can get through anything.

I love you to pieces, Ryan. Happy Anniversary!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

The Dug and Kristen are tying the knot!


The gorilla approves

I would like to say congratulations to the Dug and my soon to be sister-in-law Kristen on their recent engagement! I couldn't be happier for them. Kristen is super awesome and a real sweetheart. We are looking forward to having her join the McBride clan, even though I'm not sure she knows what she's getting into.



And just because:

The BatDug and wee McSteans head out for a night of tomfoolery circa 1976