September 2012

by Molly

Well here we are in September. That sure went fast, didn’t it?!

I guess I have been too busy actually living it up to write and tell you all about it. Sorry (I’m not sorry). We have had a really fun summer. I’ll hit the highlights, and in a perfect world, come back and elaborate on them in more detail later.

May 2012 – work consumed me. I spent most of my time awake helping out on an IRS audit investigation. One of the most interesting and rewarding things I have done professionally. I billed the highest monthly amount out of any employee at my firm. ever. On the weekends I laid by the pool and started half marathon training.

June 2012 – I’m still running, discovering how truly wonderful Lululemon is, and working on my tan.

July 2012 – You say it’s your birthday? Well it’s my birthday day too! Happy 29 to me. Terry surprised me with a dinner out with friends. And a pair of shoes I had been dying to have since April 30th, 2011. Two of my best friends/pledge sisters moved back to the Houston area the week before my birthday, so it was extra special to have them to celebrate with. We also had a little family celebration for my brother and I (our birthdays are just two weeks apart), where we got to meet my sister’s new boyfriend. I also finally met the IRS agent face to face. She was super sweet. They aren’t nearly as scary as you think they might be. That goes for both new boyfriends and IRS agents.

This month also held what quite possibly will ever be the most epic weekend of my life. Our annual river trip (this was the 6th one). I really must elaborate on this one someday, but not until we are sure no one involved will ever run for public office.

I hosted a Dallas (the original TV series) marathon watching party. I am now obsessed with the Ewing family tree. Emmys should be handed out like Halloween candy to that cast. The drama 30 years later is just. as. good.

August 2012 – What didn’t I do this month? I ran a half marathon! I got botox for the first time. I had my first of two high school reunions. I quit eating anything but protein and veggies before my second high school reunion. I discovered a nail salon that will give you a manicure and pedicure for only $32 AND serve you unlimited glasses of wine. It was love at first “you want shellac?”. I will definitely miss that when I’m pregnant. No doubt about that.

And that brings us to September 2012. So far so good. I went to my second high school reunion, went to Dallas to visit my brother, have eaten nothing but carbs since my high school reunion, and am officially ready to kick off our trip to Germany at the end of this week. It is finally here! I am so excited for the trip, but a little nervous of all that it represents.

What if I can’t get pregnant?

What if I get pregnant while hammered?

What if I am sick every single day of my pregnancy?

What if I miscarry?

What if the baby isn’t cute?! Who are we kidding, that isn’t going to happen.

I have lots to be anxious about, but I’m going to do my best to not let it bother me. For now, I’m just going to keep having fun and slowly cut back on caffeine in the morning.


My niece and nephew’s first Astros game


The Gages do Port Aransas. This picture still cracks me up.


Celebrating Terry’s new job!


Dr. Marc Dean, MD. is such a bad ass.


This is the only picture I felt was decent enough to post after the race. I looked terrible afterwards and really don’t want any of you to know how bad.


Astros Wives Gala. Terry and I got to tag along with my bestie Rebecca and her family.


My house was clean, and I was celebrating this.


Terry (like the creep that he is!!) took a picture after I passed out the night of my second high school reunion. Yes, that is chocolate chip cookie on my face. Yes, it was there when I woke up 9 hours later.


The Mr. and I at the largest chess piece in the world. That just happens to be in St. Louis, Mo.