Thursday, January 28, 2010

Our 1st Place

I know that so many of you have been waiting so long for these.  So here they are FINALLY!!!!  I don't have time to type or update much because I have to run off to boot camp in about 30 minutes, so the pictures will do the talking.  I promise one day when we get internet or I have a connection longer than 30 seconds to write about our incredibly exciting lives!

Here is the final unvailing of our first house.  We love it and are so enjoying call it home.

Living Room

Master Bedroom

Guest Room



There may be more to come later.  Thanks to Sara for my new look!  Hope you like it too.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Snow Day Galore!

This week I am a very fortunate employee of a school district where school was canceled for the entire week.  While some may find me very lucky (and at moments I agree), in reality it is not nearly as awesome as it sounds.  The reason being, is every snow day must be made up at the end of the year.  We are now up to 5 days added to the end of the school year....oh well at least we are not into June yet!

You are probably thinking that I have been very productive this week, and I wish I could tell you that is true.  I have found a way to get a few things done around the house, including shoveling the snow (my workout for the day!) 

In preparation for the move we have taken apart a few beds and moved some more boxes.  It still seems like there is a lot to do.  Stinson will have some time to help me move some bigger things tomorrow.

Home ownership is quickly upon us.  I can't believe how close it is.  I know you are eagerly awaiting the pictures, they will be up before you know it.

The first few days of the new year are going well.  I have managed to do a lot better about what I am eating, and can tell the difference in my energy level!  This week I started a new bible study at my church.  It is a Beth Moore study about the book of Esther.  I can so excited to learn more about being a woman and realizing what it looks like for my walk with Him. 

Hopefully we'll have school next week!  I would really love to get back to teaching.  I am beginning to miss my students and their sweet faces!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

A Much Needed Update

Hi!  Yes, I know it has been a while since I posted any exciting news about my life, but don't worry I'm back!  Thankfully moving in to the new house is drawing closer every day.  Our goal is to be moving in this coming Saturday!  Despite my bad attitude, I managed to pack a lot of our stuff up into boxes.  This week as I jump back into the school life I know I will be enternally greatful that I did muster up some motivation to pack. 

Stinson and his friend Adrian started making a platform for our washer and dryer.  I can't wait for it be finished.  I haven't taken any pictures yet, but I promise that I will.

With a new year already begun, my mind has been busy thinking of a few things I would like to achieve in 2010.  1.) Maintain a healthy lifestyle. ( I am really good at gettig fit, but then I slack off again.  This year I want to keep that healthy mindset and actions going all year)     2.) Find a way to support and meet each of my students' needs.  3.) Try out some new recipes and host more dinners with close friends.   4.) Continue to get involved in our church and meet more people.   I think that should be plenty to keep me busy this year!

I know this post is gettin long, but I guess tha tis what happens when you are absent for a couple of weeks.  I promise to wrap it up soon.

Christmas was wonderful!  We flew out to New Jersey, where Stinson's brother Brantley and his wife Caroline live.  As soon as we landed it was nothing but laughs and tons of fun.  Brantley and Caroline cooked up some amazing meals, including a 5 course Christmas Eve dinner.  I think we all starved our first few days back home without our world-class chefs fixing meals for us.

While we were they we were able to expierence New York City.  I would love to go back when it is a tad warmer to shop and explore the other side of the city.  My mother-in-law, Jennifer, treated us all to the Lion King.  Words cannot describe how amazing this show is.  The stage alone was incredible.  I never knew that a stage was capable of doing so many technical things!  The costumes were breath-taking.  Overall, it was quite the experience.  I would highly reccomend seeing the Lion King in New York City!

I will let the pictures do the rest of the talking.  Hope that the first few days of the new year have been good to you!

Here is the front of Macy's (you could spend a day in here and still not see everything!)


Huge Christmas Tree in the Rockefeller Plaza

The Metropolitian Museum of Art ( it was incredible!)

Stinson and I inside the Met

The Dean Brothers in Central Park

The Dean Sistes in Central Park

Hanging out in Time Square, practicing our kiss for NYE ;)

Hanging out on the subway

One las thing before I let you go.  I forgot to mention that I am growing out my hair, so if you see pictures with ugly hair you know why.  It has only been a month and I am already ready to cut it back to the way it was, but I am determined to make it!!!!

P.S.  Check out Courtney's blog for a blog design giveaway.  Her sister Jenn does such an amaing job!