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.