Thursday, February 26, 2009

Kris and I

This is a fun little survey I found on facebook. I'm not going to tag anyone, but if you want to answer it, I'll read it :)

♥ What are your middle names? Mathis and Hec, mine was Nan before I was married.

♥ How long have you been together? 1.5 years - yippee

♥ How long did you know each other before you started dating? quite a while, 1+ years??

♥ Who asked who out? He saw me at YL and fell madly in love with me ( I don’t remember meeting him there), and then we hung out at the lake house and got to know each other better and then he ask me out.

♥ How old are each of you? 28 and 36, should I be revealing this to everyone?

♥ Whose siblings do/ did you see the most? Lately Kris’s but usually I would say it’s about even.

♥ Do you have any children together? Not yet.

♥ What about pets? Victory, our yellow lab and Trinity, our calico cat

♥ Did you go to the same school? No I went to Ohio State – go buck! And he went to Baylor

♥ Are you from the same home town? No, Sugar Land and Scottsdale

♥ Who is the smartest? Hum…tie for first?

♥ Who is the most sensitive? Kris

♥ Where do you eat out most as a couple? El Gallo, it’s a total whole in the wall Mexican place in our neighborhood and we love it!

♥ Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple? We went 8 hours into Mexico this summer in a truck with no AC, I would say that was the furthest, but we’re hoping to go to Europe this summer so that would win.

♥ Who has the craziest exes? Not sure, we don’t really make a habit of talking about our exes…

♥ Who has the worst temper? Me (sometimes Kris)

♥ Who does the cooking? Me most of the time, but one night this week Kris cooked and it was excellent! He’s really more of the “grilling” type

♥ Who is more social? Wow that’s a hard one since we’re both super social, but I’d probably say him.

♥ Who is the neat-freak? Me for sure me, if I see one more pile of laundry by the bed I’m going to go crazy!

♥ Who is the more stubborn? Oh…again tie for first, we’re both pretty stubborn.

♥ Who hogs the bed? Little Trin, she usually sleeps right in between us and then you can’t move or you’ll wake her up. Although Kris claims I steal the covers every night.

♥ Who wakes up earlier? It used to be me, but lately Kris has joined a running club at 5 am so he’s for sure earlier than me now.

♥ Where was your first date? We went go cart racing and played lazer tag and went to eat mexican

♥ Who has the bigger family? Kris for sure

♥ Do you get flowers often? Not often, but he’s def good at surprising me

♥ How do you spend the holidays? Usually at the lake house, it’s so much fun!

♥ Who is more jealous? Not sure, we both try to not be jealous, but sometimes I do wish he’d spend more QT with me, so I guess that means me

♥ How long did it take to get serious? 4 months, maybe?

♥ Who eats more? For sure Kris, but he is running in the mornings, so I guess that’s okay.

♥ Who does/ did the laundry? Me. But I do hate putting it away, I don’t know why, I just hate that part

♥ Who’s better with the computer? For sure him, hello, he’s only worked at HP for 10+ years!

♥ Who drives when you are together? Him, that way I can just hang out in the passenger seat

Saturday, February 21, 2009

The Life & Times of Falcon Eddie

The last couple of years Ed had been working at a film production company, Agora, they are all so talented - they were kind enough to put together these wonderful videos in remembrance of Ed! Thanks Agora - we love you guys!

The life and times of Edward Lewis Von Hohn from AGORA ENTERTAINMENT on Vimeo.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

In Memory of Ed

Edward L. Von Hohn Jr. , of Dallas, Texas, passed away on Friday, February 6th, joining his Lord in Heaven.

Born December 13, 1964 in Bessemer, Alabama, Edward led a full life leading his community and earning multiple distinctions along the way. While his accomplishments were notable, Ed's true spirit lies in leadership and caring for others. Always with a smile on his face, Ed was a gregarious person who could always make you laugh. His achievements in his professional career were only exceeded by his generosity, a unique ability to bring out the very best in others, his dedication to his family, and his desire to share his blessings with others.

He is survived by his children whom he loved dearly Harrison (7) and Anna Jane (5) and his mother, Wyla Hohn, and grandmother, Maxine Jenkins of Sun City, Arizona. His father Edward Hohn Sr. and wife Patty of Phoenix, Arizona. Also survived by his brother Kristopher Von Hohn, and his wife Jacquelynn Von Hohn of Houston, Texas; as well as his sisters, Ilsa Weaver, and her husband, Trent Weaver of Waco, Texas and their children, Taryn, Taylor, Trent Jr. and Tatum; Kirsten Howren, and her husband, Todd Howren of Austin, Texas, and their children Hayden and Heath; Isolda Griffin, and her husband Jagger Griffin of Phoenix, Arizona, and their children Mackenzie Griffin and Stevie Patterson; and Ursla Null, and her husband Matthew Null of Denver, Colorado.

Edward, an expert in the field of law, was noted for his ability to make us all laugh, his generosity toward others and his dedication to the betterment of his community. He graduated from Baylor University in 1987, receiving his B.A., with honors. Immediately upon graduation he entered Baylor Law School receiving his J.D in 1990. Edward began his career as a law clerk for Federal District Judge Sam B. Hall, in Marshall, Texas. As a rising star in the legal field, he later secured a position with Nix, Patterson and Roach having the privilege to represent clients in several landmark cases.

He went on to serve as lead litigation attorney for Data Treasury, in many precedent setting cases, while he continued to focus his works on Products Liability Law; Personal Injury Law; Toxic Torts; Intellectual Property; and Patent Litigation. His expertise in Intellectual Property Rights led him to successfully protect businesses and individual rights both nationally and internationally. Additionally, while as a Senior Partner at Nix, Patterson and Roach, LLP, Edward helped to build a team of lawyers who led the field in successful patent protection and legal securities. Most recently Edward served as lead legal counsel for Agora Entertainment Partners, LLP.

Ed’s immense leadership skills were further evidenced through the following organizations: Phi Delta Phi Member, Harvey M Richey; Moot Court Society, Adjunct Professor, Paralegal Studies, East Texas Baptist University, 1991-1992, District 1 Director, Texas Young Lawyers Association, 1994-1995, Texas Young Lawyers Liaison, State Bar of Texas Court Rules/Administration of Justice Committee, 1994, Recipient, President’s Award of Merit, Texas Young Lawyers Association, 1996, Chairperson, Federal Court Practice Committee, 1996 TYLA; Chairperson, Technological Support Committee, 1995-1996; TYLA, President, 1994-1996 and TYLA Treasurer, 1997, Daingerfield Chamber of Commerce; ATLA Texas State Director New Lawyers Division, 1995-1996.

Memorial service will be held at 1:00pm Saturday, February 14th, in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church of Daingerfield, 202 W W M Watson Boulevard. Visitation immediately following. Afterwards, Edward will be laid to rest at a private family service. If desired, the family suggests memorial donations in Edward’s name to Global Centurion at a philanthropic organization that embodies Edward’s vision for ending abuse against children.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Basketball Star

This story is a little dated now, but so great! This kid, Jason, was actually on one of the Gatorade commercials for the Super Bowl this last weekend - good for him!