Monday, December 22, 2008


We watched "Juno" last night for the first time.  Interesting and humorous flick.

However, I discovered the hard way that watching movies in which a baby is born is NOT good for my emotional stability.  

Saturday, December 20, 2008

SEC Championship

There is nothing quite like Alabama football.  

We were fortunate enough to go to the SEC Championship game in Atlanta... while the results weren't quite what we were hoping for, we watched some great football and almost cheered the Tide to a national championship game.  
National anthem played by both marching bands

Bama fans in the Georgia Dome

Rallying the crowd

Here we are!

Josh, Chris, & Eddie

Friday, December 19, 2008

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas

Ah Christmas-time.  The chill that nips your nose.  The crunch of snow underfoot.  The smell of the fire lazily burning in the fireplace.


It's 70 degrees in Tuscaloosa.  

(No worries... we are leaving Tuesday for Colorado where I'm sure the weather will feel a little more Christmas-like!)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Christmas cards

It probably comes as no surprise that we have decided not to send out Christmas cards this year.  But know that we still wish our friends and family a joyous Christmas and happiness at the turn of the year.

Many have asked for our new address... I never did get around to sending out "We've Moved!" postcards... and I was tempted just to post it here on the blog, but decided that might be slightly risky.  So, if you are in need of the Lauers' Alabama address, just shoot me an email at dlauer28 [at] gmail [dot] com.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Full house, full hearts

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

One chance in 92,000

As we climbed the steps at Bryant-Denny Stadium to reach our seats for the Alabama-Auburn football game, we looked up to see two familiar faces.  Jeremy and Charity Scott, friends of ours from St. Louis, were perched on the seats in the row directly behind ours!  Jeremy is originally from Tuscaloosa and, believe it or not, his parents have season tickets that just happen to be one row away from ours.  Crazy!  We enjoyed cheering with them as the Crimson Tide finished the regular season undefeated and shut-out the Tigers from the other side of the state.  

Charity and Noah over the summer.