Monday, October 5, 2009

meet Brinkley!

Huntley "Brinkley" Galey

Meet our newest member of the Galey family! Brinkley joined our family on Saturday when we stopped to see a new litter of puppies being sold down the street. Mindy quickly fell in love with him, so even though we weren't planning to get a dog till Christmas, we couldn't resist taking him home. He is an 8 week old miniature Schnauzer who is extremely shy yet very playful.

We named him after the 1960's news program Huntley-Brinkley. For those of us who weren't around during that time, Chet Huntley was a news correspondent in NYC and David Brinkley reported from Washington, DC. The program aired on NBC before the Nightly News was introduced. Since we both work in news, we wanted to name our new puppy with something appropriate and thought Brinkley was a subtle tribute to our industry and our beloved Washington, DC!
Even Mindy's Aunt Di, who isn't a dog person, thinks he's adorable. This is the first time any of us have ever seen her kiss a puppy!
Go Brinkley.
He's perfect except for one minor flaw. He's not house broken...yet!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Race for the Cure

On Saturday, October 10, Travis and Mindy will be participating in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 5k run in OKC. This past spring, Mindy's mom was diagnosed with stage 0 breast cancer and is currently undergoing radiation treatment. We are running with co-workers from our station and are trying to raise $250 between the two of us. We haven't had much time to train so wish us luck! To donate, please use the following online link. Thank you for your support!

Sail la Vie!

We bought a sailboat! It's a 17 foot, 1982 Vagabond named Sail la Vie. We bought it off of Craigslist for a great deal! Mindy's parents split it with us so we thought the name was appropriate. It sits in a boat slip on Lake Hefner (:15 from our house) and it's considered one of the best lakes in the country to sail on b/c it sits on a hilltop and is always windy (particularly for Oklahoma!) It has a pretty blue sail that we hope to get pictures of soon. Neither one of us really knows how to sail ...yet! But it's really not that difficult. We hope to take lessons but so far Travis and Mindy's dad have had no problems figuring it out. Our first time out, the 4 of us christened it with a bottle of champaigne. It has a small cabin where you can sleep 2 people but it's a tight fit. It's nearing the end of boating season, but we hope to use it quite a bit next summer. Come visit! We can fit 6 onboat and we'll bring refreshments.