Sunday, March 28, 2010

Spring Break!

Spring break was lots of fun!! We decided to visit friends and family this year!

We first went to Austin to visit our friends Heath, Adrienne and Matt. They had purchased a new house. It is a very cute three bedroom, two and a half baths!! We stayed there from Friday til Tuesday! We had lots of fun playing Super Mario Bros Wii and doing different things around Austin! They also managed to get me hooked on a couple of the games on facebook. (evil) We went to downtown Austin and ate at a burger place. It was pretty good! While down there we saw a large burnt orange and white long horn. It was very interesting! I also decided to get a haircut at a random point while being there. Being a good sport Adrienne also decided to get one. It is difficult for me to get a haircut, because I never know what I want and feel bad for the person cutting my hair!! It turned out pretty good and I am finally getting used to it! Thanks Heath and Adge for a fun time!

On Tuesday night we drove to Fort Worth to visit more friends and family! While there we spent time with our nieces and nephew. We had lots of fun hanging out with Jeni, Tim, Josh and Whit. We played lots of games and watched movies. Joey also got the chance to play guitar with his buddies!! I had a fun girls night with Jeni and one of her friends! We also were able to spend some time with Joey's dad and Rebecca. We had mots of fun visiting everyone!!

Thanks to everyone we stayed with!! It is nice having time off of work to travel and have fun with friends and family!

Monday, March 15, 2010

August til now

I started my new teaching job!! It has taken up a lot of my time and made me really busy. I feel like I just got to school, teach and then come home exhausted and go to bed and repeat the same thing the next day!! Weekends are spent me resting and catching up on things that need to be done. Here are some things that we have done in the past few months that are worth mentioning.

We went to a Dallas Cowboys preseason football game and the new stadium!! It was a lot of fun!

I had a low key birthday in October.

We had a great Thanksgiving with all the different family and eating in November

We had a fun Christmas Holiday with my family and Joe's family!!

New Years was a blast in Austin with Heath and Adge!!! Playing Super Mario Brothers WII!!

Valentines day was special!! Joey's little brother got married the day before!! Joey spent the week before in Fort Worth with his sister and brother before the wedding and surprised me with sending me flowers at work!! They were beautiful Tulips! I joined him on the Friday before the wedding!! It was a fun filled weekend!!

I think that is about all the major events that have happened in the last few months.

It has bee a long time!

Wow it has been a really long time since I have updated our blog!!! I am a horrible blog updater!!! There has been a lot that has happened and a lot of things that we have done!! I will probably do it by one post about the major events that has happened in the past months!!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Last Weekend

Last weekend we went down to Houston to visit Joey's mom, have me sign my teaching contract and move some of our stuff down there. We took Joey's nieces and nephew down with us to see his mom and also surprise her. She had asked us a few times if we were going to bring any of the kids. We took all four with us! She was surprised to see the girls but was really surprised to see Zeph. This was the longest he has been away from his mom. He is 18months old and is really attached to both of his parents. He did really great this weekend, only got fussy when he was hungry or tired. Don't we all get that way sometimes, I know I do!! We enjoyed spending that time with the kids. We will miss them a lot when we move to Houston. It won't be as far away as when we were in Idaho, but it won't be the 15 min drive we have now!! We left on Saturday and came back on Monday night after I signed my contract. Next Sunday I have to drive to Houston by myself and start my new job on Monday!! I am a little nervous, but I am confident I will do the best that I can!!

The last few weeks

Now I remember why I hate moving so much. The last 2 weeks have been kind of stressful. I have had to find a storage shed, find a place for Joey and I to stay for a couple of weeks, while he works and before I start my teaching job, and pack our apartment, move it and clean it before the 31st of July. It has felt like it has been drug out longer than 2 weeks sometimes and sometimes there just doesn't seem to be enough time. We also had some other unexpected things happen that was thrown in there with all the moving stuff. Needless to say, I have been stressed out and at times not handling it very well.

I managed to find a storage for an ok price. They are more expensive in Texas than they were in Idaho. It took me a little while to get motivated to pack. I didn't really want to do it because I didn't want to carry it down from the third floor. Next apartment we live in (if there is one) we will not be living on the third floor!!! We eventually got everything packed and moved to the storage. This is the first time in moving that we haven't had truck or suv of any kind. It was kind of hard for us to move stuff in my little car. We had help from Joey's Dad, his brother Josh, Sister and Brother-in-law Jeni and Tim and my dad's truck. Thank you all to those who helped!!! We greatly appreciate it. We couldn't have gotten it all done with out you. I would also like to thank my nieces Ivy, Klover and Meadow they were also a big help in cleaning the apartment and helping carry stuff down to the trucks. They were all so eager to help and did a great job!! Even when it was one of their birthdays!!!

I also managed to find us a place to stay for a few weeks. We are staying with our friend Zack at his house. We thank him so much for letting us stay at his house while we are in transition of moving to Houston!!!

While all the cleaning and moving was going on Joey was also practicing for a show. For those of you whom don't know, Joey plays the guitar and bass guitar. He has been in different bands off and on since I have known him. Tim, his brother-in-law, asked him to play bass with them in a church band for the Denton Stake Jubilee celebration. Those practices took time away from us getting things done faster. But I know how much Joey likes to play so it was worth the time. They did a great job and when I get a video of a song they played I will post about it. Also during that time Joey's great uncle died and his grandma had a heart attack. So he was a little preoccupied with those things. I was busy with helping my dad out at his work. He went on vacation for a week and needed my help in running his office for that week.

We got everything moved out and cleaned on time!! Yea!! Hopefully in the future we will be buying a house and staying there for a while so we don't have to move again!!!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

It's Official......

After a year and a half of looking I am now officially a teacher. I got a phone call on Tuesday offering me a teaching job in Aldine School District. The school district is north of Houston about 15 miles. Which means we have to move there. I will be teaching 7th or 8th grade science at Shotwell Middle School. I will know what grade I will be teaching when I go down to sign my contract on August 3rd. I will start work on August 10th. It has been a relief to finally have a job. I am very excited to start my teaching career, but also a little nervous because this job is at the high end of my certification. I now have new things to think about and get done. (Or you could call them new stresses.) I have so many things going through my head that I need to figure out.

It has taken me a few days to post this because I have been trying to plan everything out. Which entails making lists of things to do and planning our move. I also am getting the hail damage fixed on my car finally!!! I now have to pack up our apartment and move things to storage. We are fortunate that Joey's Mom lives in Spring, which is only 7 miles from the school I will be teaching in. We will be living with her for a little while. While we get to know the area and figure out where we want to live. It is great to have family that is able to help and support us. I know she is very excited to have us moving down there.

Joey will be staying in Fort Worth to work through the month of August and then will join me down in Houston. There will be a lot of driving back and forth that month also. He is excited for me and also happy he gets to quite and finish his degree and start in his career. We will miss all our family and friends in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. But not to worry I will still be looking for jobs in that area every year, until I get a job back there.

I will be busy for the next few weeks. So it will be hard for me to blog. What's new though, I do not post very often. I will try to keep posting updates, but I am not promising anything!

Yea for me!!!!!!

Monday, July 6, 2009

4th of July

Our fourth started out a little boring. Joey had to work and I was just at home doing nothing. After Joey got off we went to his Dad's house to have some dinner. It was really good. We also sat and talked for a while about their trip to Europe. It was neat to hear about all the things to see. I would really like to go there someday. All of the history and old buildings is something that I would love to see and learn about. After we left Joey's Dad's, we had been invited by our friends Heath and Adrienne and Matt to go to Oklahoma and watch/set off fireworks. It was a lot of fun. I prefer to set off fireworks rather than to just go and watch a show. Our friends Davy, Spencer and Matt had bought quite a lot of fireworks. They had a good variety of different kinds. They had fountains, roman candles, small ones that spin on the ground, and the large ones that go really high in the air and look professional(can't remember the name of those)!!! They were nice enough to let Joey and I set off a few. I don't why but it is more exciting when I get to set it off myself. We had a little rain delay. They lit the big cakes in a little sprinkling rain. There was a ton of fireworks to set off, but not all of them were set off, so they will be ahead next year. We finally arrived home at 3 in the morning!! We both had a lot of fun. Thank you Heath and Adrienne for inviting us to come!!