Thursday, November 30, 2006

This is so crazy, y'all!

Yesterday, I was wearing a short-sleeved shirt, enjoying 80 degree weather. Today, I had training cancelled due to this:

I guess it is a good way to welcome in December! Let it snow!

(Meanwhile, Michael is at Disney World with his company.)

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Happy Holidays!

This Thanksgiving, all of the inlaws came to celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Matthew's birthday! Whew! 3 celebrations in 4 days! Here are some pictures from those fun times:

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Happy Birthday to Me!

Thank you to everyone who wished me a happy birthday yesterday with cards, posters, emails, texts, calls, meals and gifts. I am so very blessed to be surrounded by such loving people.

I'm going to the Stars game tonight, thanks to my inlaws!! Go Stars! (Man! It will be a chilly walk from the parking lot to the arena!)

I won't go into all of the details of my birthday, but it was one of the best! I know I have one of the most thoughtful husbands around. Love you, Michael!!

27 years old. I sure don't remember all of that time passing by. I do feel myself getting older though. I have aches and I tend to wake up before my alarm clock. I can't believe I was sore for 3 days because I cleaned the house!

I hope everyone has a fantstic week! Mine has been and will be great!

BTW, OJ Simpson is sick.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Last weekend, Michael went on a Men's Retreat. He won an iPod for a door prize. That's worth the price of admission! He got to know the men at our church more. One of the elders invited us to go to the election rally where President Bush would be. That was tons of fun. I got off work early and met up with Michael there.

School life has been really busy. I took a bunch of 7th and 8th grade girls on a field trip Saturday to Brookhaven College. We heard from ladies that had careers in fields of math and science. Here I am suturing Garfield! The classes that I went to were mostly medical. I watched the students perform a virtual knee surgery on the computer, take blood pressure and the like on dummies, and take the heart rate on a bulldog and also check out his infected ear!

Tuesday, I voted. It would have been my most pleasant voting experience if it hadn't been for the lady that walked in before me. There were 3 people, including me, voting. The before-mentioned lady was so extremely rude, it still makes me upset.

I was observed this week. Joy. I also had about 30 adults walk through my class (of 30 kids) while I was teaching. Nerve-wracking!

Today, Michael and I are DEEP CLEANING! I am throwing out a lot and reorganizing closets. I have cleaned almost every nook and cranny in this house. I see myself doing this deep into the night. I won't see any veterans today, but if you're a vet...THANK YOU!!!

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Busy Times!

Last Thursday night, Michael and I were invited by Nic and Ashley to attend a dinner honoring Texas Rep., Bob Hunter. It was a last minute thing, so I traveled home from a volleyball game at school, showered and dressed for an optional black-tie event in 40 minutes! We really enjoyed the evening, the food, the company, and the reunion of so many ACU folk.

Friday night, Michael's parents and we went out to eat at Tokyo One. Janie and I made sure what we ate was cooked. I had the strangest sweet potatoes, but they were really good!
Then, Michael and I met up with Tim and Stephanie at the DC football game. It was Homecoming, so there were a lot of alumni there. DC won, so all was good! Cold weather, hot chocolate, and high school football...gotta love fall.
Saturday, I got up early and met with some women and teenage girls in the church. I am on a panel with other women to discuss topics with the teens. I'm looking forward to getting to know the women in the church and getting to know the teens better. This month, we discussed every"girl" topic under the sun. (worst date, most romantic thing ever done, favorite chick flick, etc.)

Saturday night, the young couples/families went to Michael and Abbe's house for dinner. What a cute house the Wombles live in! It is one of the old homes in Dallas near Abrams. All wood floors and old-fashioned charm. Abbe is a great hostess. She even had a movie playing that represented the theme of the party.

Later, we (almost all) went swing dancing. This was my first adventure into this style of dancing. I had only danced with Michael a few times before this. We danced at a few weddings over summer, and we aren't very good. So, we show up 30 minutes late to the "swing dance training" and are immediately asked to switch partners every few minutes. Poor Michael has to be the lead and has no clue what to do. We finally just get to dance and Michael and I have picked up on a few steps. I had a lot of fun...don't know about Michael! We may have pictures to show if a friend shares the pictures they took.

Sunday night, the church had "Trunk or Treat." Micheal and Jill were Indians (due to their darker tones) and Landon and I were Cowboys (due to our lighter tones). The kids costumes were great! Some were obviously bought, but there were fantastic homemade ones! I hope y'all had a great Halloween!