Monday, July 28, 2008

Not our typical Sunday...

After church on Sundays, Adam and I typically go home and enjoy a much needed Sunday nap. It is pretty much the one thing that gets us through the rest of the week! This Sunday was a little different. When we got home, we realized that we had a kitchen full of dirty dishes from the night before. Instead of leaving them for later, we decided to just bite the bullet and get them done before our nap. Adam chose to wash and I was the dryer/put awayer. As I was waiting for things to put away, I called my dad. While I was in the other room talking, I heard something break. I looked in the kitchen and saw that a glass had broken and Adam didn't look too happy. I planned on ending my conversation quickly with my dad so I could help Adam clean up the mess. I looked back again and realized that Adam had been cut pretty badly (it was bleeding a lot) on his finger, so I went to get the Band-Aids. While I was doing this (still talking to my dad), Adam came into the bedroom, leaned against the dresser.........and then collapsed onto the floor. I threw my phone and tried to figure out what was going on. Adam came to pretty quickly, but we were both pretty shaken. Once we got him to the bed, we realized that his shirt had ripped when he had fallen. As we were looking at the rip, we realized his shoulder was cut too. Then, we realized the cut went all the way to his back! We think he was cut either by the dresser corner or the metal handle on our closet. Luckily, all our throw pillows softened his landing, so those were his only injuries. I played nurse the rest of the day and we made sure to get our much needed nap....just a few hours later than usual.

The Injury (as a result of the other injury):

I really don't think these pictures do it justice...but you get the idea. And yes, we did stop to take pictures before cleaning up his wounds. As he was resting, I finished the dishes and made sure to let him know that if he really wanted out of doing the dishes...he could just tell me.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Picture Version

So, Adam summed up our summer so far...and I have the pictures to go with it!  Here you go!

Girl's Camp - It was awesome!  We're already planning for next year.  There were quite a few Christensens there, so of course we had to get matching outfits.  Here's a Christensen totem pole:

Nelson-Atkins - It was pretty cool.  They closed at 4:00, but we thought it was open until we explored the Plaza a bit.

What we found at the Plaza....Cheesecake Factory!  We each ordered a different kind and shared a bite of each.  There was Key Lime, Strawberry, Tres Leches, Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Dough, Coconut Fudge (? I can't remember the exact name), and another chocolate one (it was good...I just can't remember the name of Adam's).  So, this is totally a self-timer picture, which became awkward because as we were taking it, the waitress came...we're nerds.

Fourth of July - Adam was working, my family was in California, so I spent the day in Topeka with Debbie, Holly, and my dad.  We kept getting peer pressured into playing with the band, but we resisted.  However, we gave in when they asked us to carry the huge flag in the parade.

Kristen and the boys got in town, so we headed over to the Topeka Zoo.  It rained.  A lot.

Family pictures...not sure if we got one where everyone was smiling and looking at the camera...but this one turned out nicely!

"We look like we're stealing their kids!"

The Buhler Siblings!

We watched the boys one evening...complete with sidewalk chalk and a wagon ride around the neighborhood!

A summer isn't complete without concerts!  That's right...Adam and I went to Nicole's and Kevin's housewarming party, complete with a live band...let's just say we had good seats.  Lacey and Brooke came right as the band stopped playing, but we figured we should pose for a roommate picture (nice smile, Lacey):
Oh yes...we're going on tour as the band's back-up dancers.  I promise Adam is more excited than he looks in this picture...

All in all, we've had a pretty awesome summer.  We've been able to spend lots of time together...especially as we have started watching "Lost" online.  We're definitely hooked...and we still have three and a half more seasons to go through!  We leave for our Florida trip in less than two weeks and we are getting so excited!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Yeah, it's been my turn for a while now...

I figured it was about time for me to make a post on the blog.  A lot has happened since the last post:
  • One of the benefits of living if Stouffer Place is that almost all of the residence are from another country.  When they leave, there isn't much they can take with them back to the mother land so we reap the benefit.  A nice Asian family left two air conditioning units by the trash so now we have AC and so do the Trunells!  Hooray for dumpster diving!  Summer is so much more bearable now that we have AC.
  • Karen went to Girls Camp and went almost the whole week without any bug bites.  The last day when they were cleaning up and tearing down tents, several sinister mosquitoes found a tender ankle or two and left her suffering for a week.  Karen had to take Benadryl and used up the better part of an anti-itch cream bottle until the "venom" subsided and stopped irritating her.
  • While Karen was off at Girls Camp I made a long awaited purchase of a new camera lens.  Ever since its release 7 years ago, I have longed for that lens and finally have it.  I fully understand how much this makes me look like a nerd but any of you photo buffs out there would understand what a Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM can do for your photography.
  • My recent photographic activity and large investment in equipment has led me to buying business cards and putting up a website for my photography business called "Captured".  The website is  Recent updates to Apple's .Mac service and migration to the new MobileMe servers has taken my website down periodically so if you don't find anything at first, check back later.  I just got it set up recently so not everything is up to snuff, but it's a work in progress.
  • My family was in for a few weeks at the beginning of July.  Amelia and Joel Karpowitz drove all the way from Brunswick, Georgia with their rambunctious dog Finn and we had a blast.  We went to the Nelson Atkins Museum in Kansas City and had an interesting experience with Joel's GPS.  Those involved will remain nameless to protect the innocent.  We also went on a double date and saw Kung Fu Panda and loved it.  Great movie!  We also played several heated card games of Nerts and Kanasta (Hand and Foot).  Rebecca Black, an old family friend, came in and creamed us all in her second game.  Mad props for that one Becca!  Kristen and her two boys Jamen and Jace came too and on Tuesday we went to the Topeka Zoo for a very soggy experience.  We were completely soaked to the bone after 20 minutes of running between buildings and trying to stay dry under large trees.
Overall, summer has treated us very well.  We both love the time off from school and our more relaxed evenings.  Summer's not over yet and we still have our trip to South Florida and Nassau ahead of us.  Can't wait!  Now we're eagerly awaiting the start of the second season of Burn Notice on USA.  It's probably one of the best shows ever.  At least that's what we think.