Wednesday, December 31, 2014

12.30.14 Life begins at 40!

Technically, this baby boy's life began when I was still 39. I'm 15-weeks pregnant and feeling great. We can't wait to meet this little guy.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Friday, December 26, 2014

12.26.14 Right on the kisser!

Dude is a lover and when Brook is feeling down, well, the Dude will always be around.

12.25.14 In the studio

It's becoming a Christmas Day tradition to create something in the studio. Today we were working on the song I will use for the video of my year-in-review for this blog. It's a pop punk version of one of my favorite songs Carter made for me earlier this year. He added a long instrumental section to make it the right length for the video.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

12.25.14 Christmas Eve

Grandma looks like she got run over by a reindeer but it was actually more like a step and she wears it with a smile.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

12.21.14 a very Bubba Christmas

Denise discovered the Bubba line of thermal products and bestowed Bubbas on all of her loved ones (I got mine earlier in the year.)

Saturday, December 20, 2014

12.19.14 Retiring Rick

My good friend Rick is retiring after 40 years at the Eagle. Gonna miss him a lot.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

12.06.14 coach's kid

Julian hugging his dad. His mom is the coach of the Southeast women's basketball team.

Monday, December 15, 2014

12.15.14 the best Christmas display ever

I stumbled upon this gem and could not be happier. It's a display inspired by the movie "A Christmas Story," one of my all-time favorites.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

12.12.14 window

My new favorite Wichita window.

12.11.14 strangest Christmas decoration ever

Sherry and Denise creating a very strange newsroom decoration. It's a robotic cat with an Edgar Allan Poe mask and topped with a Santa hat. 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

12.10.14 Marcus and Marion


I was having lunch with the beautiful Marion at Doo-Dah Diner and, when I wasn't looking at her pretty face, I was checking out the guy in the background. He looked an awful lot like celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson who I photographed in 2008.

On his was out the door I asked him if he was Samuelsson and he put his arm around me and said, "You know, I get that a lot!" As he raced off I replied with, "It's because you look JUST LIKE HIM," thinking I found his doppelganger. It turns out it was him, after all. I've been a little dense lately.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

12.08.14 selfie

One of the birthday gifts I got was a selfie photo album. This will be the first photo.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

12.07.14 Arb appreciation dinner

Another successful Arb appreciation dinner.

12.06.14 Life begins at forty

In addition to showering me with lots of love, my friends also gave me some great gifts. The mug and the eggs are from Denise. Nobody boils a better egg than her and I asked her if she would make me some for my birthday.

12.05.14 Birthday surprise!

A few of the organizers who threw me a surprise 40th birthday party. It worked! I was completely surprised and it was the best party ever. It was awesome.

Friday, November 28, 2014

11.27.14 Thanksgiving

Busy and wonderful day that started with the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, then lunch in Chinatown, and dinner in Little Italy. Oh, and a late night turkey going home on the subway.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

11.26.14 Madame Tussaud's

Guggenheim yesterday and the wax museum today. We visited all of the finest art institutions.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

11.25.14 NYC

Had a full visiting the Guggenheim, Central Park, Chelsea Market and the High Line. Lots of art and fab food.

11.24.14 IDINA!

Had an amazing first day in NYC. (my baby brought me here to celebrate my birthday.) not only did I get to meet my favorite female vocalist, Idina Menzel, during a cd signing, but we also got to hear her perform some of her holiday songs and "Let It Go" during a show at Bloomingdale's.

In August I met my favorite male performer. Somebody pinch me.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Saturday, November 22, 2014

11.22.14 Rocco's

Great new Italian restaurant in Wellington. Can't wait to check out the patio in the spring.

11.21.14 Toad the Wet Sprocket

CRG has done some mixing for Toad's Randy Guss and he hooked us up with some tickets. We brought the kids. Colin's reaction, "It was AWESOME!" Catherine, "I almost fell asleep."

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

11.17.14 my job shadows

It's gonna be a great week when it starts off with seeing these lovelies two days in a row.

Friday, November 14, 2014

11.13.14 chillin'

Realized in the late hours of the night that I had not shot one photo all day. These two were willing participants.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

11.12.14 cats of Cowtown

Had fun walking around with the volunteer who feeds these kitties every day, including the really cold days like today.

11.11.14 Noah

Had lunch with Noah and his mama at Shocker Hall where we saw a lot of Shockers, including Fred VanVleet. Noah, the fearless Super Fan, added seven new signatures to his Shocker shirt.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

11.10.14 Chinese garden

Toured the construction of the new Chinese garden at Botanica. Should be open June 2015.