Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Icy Abilene!

The weather in Abilene today was very cold. We have ice that is supposed to worsen overnight and since Abilene does not handle icy roads well, all schools were cancelled and have a delayed start for tomorrow. Which was great news for me, but even better because today is TUESDAY, Jason's day off. We got to spend the entire day together. We braved the roads to make sure we got a workout in and then came home and chilled. We cooked, took a nap, read, had good conversation, and I did some homework (Jason helped:)).

The unfortunate aspect of the possibly dangerous road conditions is that right now I am craving a warm dessert! Lol, I am dreaming off hot chocolate chip cookies, chocolate chip bunt cake, brownies, or anything chocolate and warm with a huge glass of milk. Don't worry though the conditions are saving me from myself:)!

If we are "iced in" again all day tomorrow, Jason will have to most likely go to work:( but it will give me a chance to get ahead on some of my practicum work.

Random Thoughts:
Movies I want to see:
Gran Torino, Defiance, He's not that into you, and The Proposal. There are more I am sure, but those are the ones that immediately come to mind.

Things I am excited about:
Spring weather, camping on Easter, being done with grad school, having time to pick back up with my Gilmore Girls season watching, seeing Josiah (whenever that will be), Jason and I starting our family one day, temperatures above 40 so I can grill meat for dinner again and run outside, and Superbowl for everyone else (I will be recruiting)!

That is it I suppose, I am going to go stick my nose in a book, The Shack. I will post my review about it when I am finished. Don't hold your breath though, with all the reading I have for grad school it takes me a little longer than usual.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Quick Friday Morning Post...

I have just a few minutes to post some quick thoughts.

First one that comes to mind is to beseech prayers for myself and my hubby this semester. I am taking 6 hours of graduate work and I also have my practicum, which is 125 clock hours of teaching/preparing curriculum in Abilene this semester, on top of my job. So far the last two weeks God has given me the grace and strength to keep my mind about me. I normally don't have a problem getting all my work done, but in order to do so I don't take time for me to work out and do things I enjoy, which basically make me more sane and joyful!!:) So, just pray for me in all of that and Jason as well since he has to live with my crazy schedule and possibly crazy wife!!

Second, due to Jason and I's jobs we almost never have mornings to where we can just sleep in together and hang out all day without any obligations! I mean we always have Sundays which are great and we LOVE going to church, but we still get up go to church and have just a few afternoon hours before our lifegroup meets. However, tomorrow Jason has Saturday off because they have a Sunday sale this weekend! I AM SO PUMPED!! It will be great!

I can't forget a shout out to Kayla, Lance, Bethany, and Cody for our stellar-fun weekend we had last weekend! We hung around, went to dinner, played poker at the homestead, went to church, a movie, and more! It was a great few days of needed family fellowship, but we missed Jay and Jamie! So, El Dorado May 2010? What? :) We will see. Love all six of you mucho!

Finally, I miss all my family, but especially Josiah. He rolled over yesterday! He is growing up so fast!

I hope everyone has a great weekend, full of God's abundant blessing!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Christmas and Betho's Wedding.....

What an excellent break! I had a break from school and from work, YIPEE! Unfortunately, it also turned in to a break from my hubby:(, bummer!

Jason and I left to spend Christmas with his family on Christmas Eve. We had a great time that night and part of Christmas day, until Jason and I got into seperate cars. He headed home to Abilene in order to be at work the next morning, and I headed home to Houston to see family and friends. Sad story I know, tear!

Jason and one of the girls, sweet and honry Kennedy.

Launa and I, with number three on the way, Yipee! A baby boy.

Janice and I on Christmas Eve!

Jason and I on Christmas Day!

We had fun with his family and the kids. We don't get to spend nearly enough time with either of our families.

Jason's time over the last couple weeks was kindof mundane and there is not much to tell. He lived kinda like a bachelor, eating what he could find or picking up fast food, working, sleeping, and starting over again the same way everyday. He hung out with some friends a couple of times, but he got pretty sick. So the down time was nice I know but it surely would have been better with me here to take care of him, haha!

However we met back in Temple for New Year's Eve and Day! We had a good time there. He then came to Houston for Bethany and Cody's wedding, which was spectacular!

My time with Mom, Dad, Jamie, Jay, and Josiah was so nice! Mom and I shopped, spent time with Jamie and Josiah, and took it easy, one day that is:)! We had a great time together. I got to see Courtney, which was awesome! I miss my bestie incredibly mucho much! Josiah is a doll and it was so great to see him again.

Mom,Jamie, and I, I love you guys!

Me and my bestie!

Me and the precious boy!

He loves his reading time and he can already follow the pages!

Josiah with Papa Bear, look at that kissable face:)

Then Betho's wedding weekend was upon us! We had a bachelorette night Thursday where we went to dinner and then a kareoke bar. It was a blast and we all dressed up in costume attire, it was silly and fun! The rehearsal dinner was great. So many people had such genuine and sincere words they spoke over Betho and Code-Code. Praise God for another kindgom union!!

The wedding was sweet and the reception rocked the house, of course!!!

Bride and Twin Sis at Bachelorette Party

A few of the costumes at the bachelorette party:)

Jason and I caught in a silly moment at rehearsal!

Me and the bride at rehearsal!

Betho and Code-Code enjoying their party, Celebrate good times, Come-on!

Cute and funny pic of Bethany and Cody, there is two of her, haha!!!!

Jamie and I before the ceremony!

Jason and I at the reception!

Now this weekend Kayla and Lance, along with Bethany and Cody will be Jason and I's house guests! It will be a good time and I am excited to hear all about their honeymoon:)

Finally, while I was out of town, two of my dear friends here in Abilene had their little baby girls on the same day, within 10 minutes of eachother, both very tiny. It was so hard for me to not be here with them, but they had plenty of family and love surrounding them.

Welcome to the world Haddie Grace Mock and Kendall Shay Ratliff. I love you both very much and you are precious!

Well that is it for now!