Just ran across this... and boy, how time speeds by.
I thought it also needed an update. Charles and I are still at it after 6 wonderful years, I now have my BA in Human Relations and about to start a MA in Higher Education at Southern Methodist University. We bought a house in October of 2010 and have been in constant renovation ever since... almost done and it's looking pretty good! I guess we traded one Oak for another, from Oak Lawn to Oak Cliff!
The brother who had cancer passed away about a month after my original post (Sept 10, 2007).