Friday, August 31, 2007

In an Instant


So I just finished reading "In an Instant". I really enjoyed this book, and found it to be really interesting. The book is formatted with both perspectives of Lee Woodruff and Bob Woodruff; how they met, started their family, Bob's journey from attorney to journalist and becoming co-anchor of ABC's World News Tonight. The book's foremost focus is on how the Woodruff's overcame the trial and tragedy that affected their family when Bob was hit with an improvised explosive device that went off near the tank he was riding in while he was reporting in Iraq in 2006. It's an amazing story and a quick read.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

You be the Judge!

So Doug is having a tough time deciding which picture to choose for his firm profile. We've narrowed it down to two pics Happy Smiling Doug or Serious Brooding Doug. So we thought we would get your opinions. Cast your vote for your favorite pic!





5 Things You should Eat Every Week

So I was watching Oprah and Dr. Oz mentioned 5 things that we should be eating every week. So any of you who didn't catch the episode here ya go. Doug and I are definitely need to eat more spinach and almonds. Fortunately right now I have been totally craving and making caprese..so yummy. It's fresh sliced tomatoes, mozzarella, basil with some salt and pepper and olive oil (I even add some balsamic vinegar)...yum!
1. Garlic
2. Tomatoes
3. Olive Oil
4. Spinach
5. Nuts

Monday, August 27, 2007

Miss Teen USA

So on Friday night Doug and I were bored and caught the end of Miss Teen USA. They had just narrowed down the contestants to Miss South Carolina, Miss North Carolina, Miss Colorado, Miss New Jersey, and Miss West Virginia. If you haven't heard or been to You Tube lately, check out Miss South Carolina's answer to her question from one of the judges. Classic! Her answer had Doug and I rewinding our TiVo and laughing hysterically. Poor girl!

My favorite part is when she randomly adds "such as" in the middle of her answer, when it has no relevance whatsoever.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZABeQ5vkpXM

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Top Chef

So I am totally addicted to this show. I love the quick fire challenges and seeing the new creations the chefs make each week. If you feeling extraordinarily ambitious they even post the recipes from that episodes on their website. I was bummed to see Tre go last night, I thought he was one of the better chefs. The one draw back is that new episodes are at 10PM on Wednesday nights...so late. Thank goodness for TiVo!

Monday, August 20, 2007

Doug's ACL Surgery

For those of you who may not know, Doug had surgery on his ACL last Thursday. Doug has been doing really well. The Bruschkes and Yees stopped by to hang out for a bit, which was so nice since he's been recouping at home for the last few days. Rachel's' peanut butter cookies I'm sure helped him on his road to recovery.

Doug's first physical therapy appointment is this Friday. He's anxious to get his knee back at 100%. Below are a few snapshots of Doug pre and post operation.

Caution the Doctor took some pics from surgery so for those you who are squeamish you may want to look away.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Happy Anniversary!


Today Doug and I have been married for 6 years. We celebrated by going to Houston's, an amazing bbq rib and burger place (thanks Mom and Dad). It's hard to believe 6 years has gone by already.
Doug was trooper, he had suregery on his ACL this last Thursday (pics coming soon). He took some pain killers and propped his leg up in the booth. You can see his set of crutches behind me.


Thursday, August 16, 2007

Jimmy and Christi's Wedding

On Saturday August 11, 2007 Jimmy (Doug's younger brother) and Christi Penrod (a fellow THHS alum and RSM stake girl...cause that's where the best of the best are) were married in the San Diego Temple for time and all eternity. The wedding and reception were beautiful. Jimmy is the seventh Higham to be married...only five more to go.
It was fun being with so many family members. We spent many late nights at Rachel and Brett's playing games and mostly talking and eating lots of good food.
Congratulations Jimmy and Christi! We wish you all the best in your new life together. There's no better way to start out than a Honeymoon in sunny Jamaica...lucky.



Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Vegas baby Vegas!

There has been a lot going on the past couple of weeks so I'm way behind on updating the blog. At the beginning of August we visited Mike and Shelley in Vegas. Mike just finished taking the BAR and Doug and I are celebrating our 6 year anniversary this month. So we decided we would go see "O" as a big Yay Mike is done with the BAR exam and an anniversary gift for Doug and Liz. "O" was absolutely amazing!!! I seriously am still awestruck at some of the acrobatics that were performed. The show was awesome and something we will not forget.

While waiting for the show to start we walked around some of the hotels and shops in Vegas. We had a little too much fun at FAO Schwartz. Not sure what Mike and Doug saw in that Polar Bear...scary!

We also had some amazing gelato...I highly recommend the Mango, which Shelley and Mike let me taste...so good! Doug is in love with the stratachella (forgive my spelling), which is basically like chocolate chip but 100 times better.





















Thursday, August 02, 2007

Family Photo




For those of you who didn't know, Doug is the second oldest of 12 children. Last Christmas the whole family was together and so we were able to take a family photo. By the time Christmas comes around again we will have four new additions...crazy!