Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Funny Stuff

When you are dating someone seriously, the question is always, "When are you two getting married?"  Once you walk down the isle the question quickly transitions to, "When are you going to have babies?"  One of my dear friends from Texas actually emailed me today with this question, which made me giggle and so I thought I would share a silly story with you.

Since my job change I have been home more.  I get bored easily, so I joke with Chris about having a baby to keep me occupied. (emphasis on joke)  He laughs and banters with me and we go on.  

Last night before going to bed I made the joke again because I didn't have to work until 5 this evening and didn't really have anything planned for the day.  Well, our precious pup got sick last night and woke us up at about 4:45 which resulted in a clean up and having to turn on dreaded light when all should be dark.  He got sick again at 7 when Chris was already up and about and I sat with him and babied him, cause that's what I do.  (Side note to those who might be concerned about Jasper, we gave him his heart worm medicine last night and I think it didn't sit well.  Chris seems to think it was the two grapes I gave him before bed, whatev.)

All that to say after running into each other and being half asleep while cleaning up a mess in the wee hours of the morning, I don't think we are quite there yet =)  

Thursday, August 18, 2011


I have been out of ideas as far as what to write about on here.  Today marks two months since our blissful wedding day.  I walked into the kitchen this morning to find a new pair of Toms sitting on the table with a cute note attached.  He's so sweet.  With my new job I get to be more casual in my attire and these will be perfect for fall and winter months.  Way to go Chris!

This week has really been my first week to dive into my new work scene.  I am at the half way point in regards to number of clients, but am thankful for how quickly things have moved along.  Yesterday I had my first "full day" with five clients.  I went along with a coworker to the clients I will be taking over for her next week (she's having a baby).  So, my day looked pretty much like this:

8:30-10:30ish: Supervision
10:30-12:00: Went home and folded laundry, did dishes, talked to my sister, set out dinner stuff, and did some paperwork.
12:00-5:00: Client time

I was home by 5:30, had a conversation with Amy while making waffles for dinner, and the rest of the evening Chris and I watched TV and went for a jog.  

The hours are still foreign to me.  With school starting up I will be working more into the evening (my goal is to be done with clients by 6:30 with maybe one later night a week).  Chris has been sweet to continually say he will step up and cook more dinner time meals.  I am working on forcing myself out of bed by 7 in the morning just so I can do housework and any leftover paperwork prior to my day beginning.  But, overall, things are going pretty smoothly.

Just a little update into our world right now.  Nothing overly humorous or exciting is going on.  No pictures to add really.  I'm alright with that though =) 

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Bouquet of Freshly Sharpened Pencils

I think that's it for the wedding stuff for now.  I was going to show off some photo booth pics, but I'm not in the mood to shift through them.  Laziness has over powered me as of late.

It is back to school time and my heart is full of all sorts of sentiments.  While I only taught for five years, by no means a veteran, it is strange to not be up in my classroom frantically trying to get it ready.  As far as the new job goes, I am officially licensed, still waiting for insurance approval, and will hopefully have clients soon (eek).  However, there are a few things I am missing about teaching right now that I thought I would share.

  • Writing names on name badges.
  • Looking through your class list for the first time.
  • Printing out the same page five times due to it not being the right font, a child being added or dropped from your list, or because it didn't fit in the frame correctly.
  • Having everything organized (because it won't be for the rest of the year).
  • Rewriting your plans for the first week at least three times due to changes or new ideas (ok maybe I don't miss this).
  • Getting to leave work for lunch.
  • Sonic runs.
  • Run ins with Emmett or perhaps a velociraptor. 
  • Going through your purchase order and thinking, "Why in the WORLD did I buy this!?"
  • Talking sweetly to your computer or printer because they don't want to go back to work either.
  • Wearing gym shorts and t-shirts to work (with no make up and a pony as a bonus).
  • Conversations with your neighbors that keep you from doing what you really should be doing.
  • Staying later than you would EVER stay (without complaining at least) during the school year, simply because you want things to be just so.
I will somewhat miss my pals when school starts officially next week.   I used to think change was the worst stinking thing in the world.  However, sometimes a change will do you good.

Happy school year to so many of my very favorite people!!!  May I never forget how hard you work and always appreciate the teachers I will encounter in my future.  You all really are amazing =)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


Alrighty, I'm back.  For our reception our intent was to be as laid back as you can and allow our guests to enjoy the backyard.  We had a tent set up and decorated, a few tables around the pool, a dance floor, washers, a photo booth, and games for the kids.  I so wish I would have taken more time to enjoy our reception.  Let me rephrase that, I wish I would have allowed myself to venture around more rather than feeling like a chicken with my head cut off.  

My mom did an amazing job at listening to all of my little request and making them possible.  We collected frames for months, followed by days of spray painting.  She kept her eyes out for the prettiest vintage table cloths and my grandma sewed up several herself.  On several of the tables were tins we had picked up from place to place or mason jars borrowed from a sweet friend.  And the kids had a bucket of games to keep them busy.

I think it turned out pretty swell.

Frames were hung all around the tent.

Flip flops were available to guests with barkin dogs.

The pool which we did not jump in.

Wedding party dancing!

Pictures of our family members.

And a sparkler send off.