February 27, 2010

Coach Kaundart

Today was a very exciting day for the Kaundart family.  Jason's late grandpa was inducted into the University of Arkansas Fort Smith Hall of Fame.  Although I never had the chance to meet Coach Gayle Kaundart, the stories about him are incredible.  He was an outstanding coach, teacher, friend, dad and grandpa.  He coached for a number of years at Fort Smith Northside High School and then at UAFS until his retirement.  It was amazing hearing so many great stories about this man from men like Ron Brewer, who played for Coach Kaundart at UAFS.  I know Jason and his family were incredibly happy and honored that Grandpa Gayle was selected to be apart of the 2010 Hall of Fame Class at UAFS.  Even though I didn't know Grandpa Gayle, I realized today what an honor it is to have the Kaundart name because of his legacy and renown in Fort Smith.  I just hope we can pass on the same values to our children that Coach Kaundart instilled in each of his players and his own family.

February 26, 2010

one proud wife!

I am definitely one proud wife today!  I'm always proud of Jason but today in particular because he passed his final insurance exam!!!!  That's right, Jason can officially sell insurance in the state of Arkansas!  He has been studying, studying, studying for what has seemed like forever so I am definitely thankful that is over!  Now we can get back to our life has a little family....Hannah and I have missed having Jason around each night since he has been "locked" in the office studying away.  But those days are behind us and we can look forward to this new season of life in the insurance world!

Yay, Jason! We love you and are SO proud of you!!!

February 25, 2010

not a typical night...

So Wednesday nights are the nights each week that Hannah spends with my parents in Bentonville.  Jason and I have community group and sometimes sneak in a dinner date since we have a "free" night.  However last night was not as "free" as we had planned....

About 11:00pm last night, my mom calls and calmly tells me we need to come pick up Hannah.  Now, Jason and I were both sound asleep and I really had no idea what was going on for the first few seconds of my conversation.  But as I began to come to the real world, I realized what my mom was saying.  My parents' carbon monoxide alarms were going off in their house and the fire department was on their way.  Obviously Hannah could not stay the night.  So I woke up a very confused Jason and we got ourselves together and headed up to Bentonville.

By the time we arrived, the fire department had come and everything checked out okay at the house.  But just to be safe we woke up a very soundly sleeping baby and made the journey back to Fayetteville.  By the time we arrived home, 12:30am, we were all dazed and confused to say the least!  And we would spend the next two hours trying to get back to a peaceful state of sleep for all three of us.

Fortunately, Hannah and I were able to sleep in a bit today.  Unfortunately, Jason had a breakfast meeting at 6:30am.  Not a great start to a Thursday....we are definitely ready for the weekend around here!

(PS...My parents are fine.  No carbon monoxide in the house.  And new alarms are in place and ours will be replaced this weekend per my dad.)