Wednesday, July 10, 2013

What's really happening during the movies

Progression of what hubs and I do during movies:

First met--used movie time to inch closer and closer to each other on the couch.  Ever slyly, or course.  I would lean forward to get a drink of water and when I would lean back I would move ever so slightly to the right.  Before the end of the movie, BAM! I was sitting right next to him.  I still remember him reaching over and grabbing my hand for the first time while watching a movie.

Dating--We would go out to Blockbuster and rent a movie knowing full well we would be spending the time lip-locked.  Seriously, why did we even bother renting the movie?  and seriously, we were apparently love starved.

Married--Netflix a normal 90 minute movie.  We have to watch it in about three separate time periods because we are about to fall asleep.   We just got a Lord of the Rings movie.  We are never going to be able to finish it.


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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Pretty Muddy Dallas Review

 A few weeks ago, my friends and I participated in Pretty Muddy 5k.  It was my first mud run, and Grania's first 5k.  Pretty Muddy had everything prepared.  Registration was quick and easy.  They even had a bag check to hold on to your stuff.  Not only did we a Pretty Muddy tshirt, we got a free Old Navy shirt, bag, and flip flops.  You should check to see if there is a Pretty Muddy event coming to a city near you, because you don't want to miss it!

Alexa, Grania, and I pre-race.

Running up a huge hill toward the end.
Having a ball!

I lost my hat and had to go back for it.
We walked a little, okay, a lot.

Jumping hay bales.

The end is in sight!
One of my favorite pictures.

The truly muddy part.
Grania got a little stuck.

We are finished!

Admiring our mudwork!

All our ducks in a row

Good Morning,
I am sitting in a hotel room with one of my teacher friends in Austin, TX.  My sister has nursing training down here for the week, and we are accompanying her.  I wanted to update everyone on life because it has been happening very fast and several big things have changed.

In chronological order:
1.  We bought a house!
As many of you know, we have been house hunting for a while.  We had even put in offers on a couple foreclosures that didn't pan out.  We moved in May 17th.  We still have boxes scattered throughout the house, and most things are mismatched, but we are in no rush to make our house perfect.  We want to enjoy the process.  I do have some summer plans that I am sure I will keep you updated on.

2.  We have a furbaby!
I know that word probably grates against some of your ears as it has the potential to be somewhat annoying, but I love the word!  We drove to the middle of nowhere to pick up Gentry.  At that point, she was 7 weeks old.  She is a boxer\australian shepherd mix.  Little background--I have never owned a four-legged pet.  We had chickens, turkeys, and ducks.  I had no idea what to expect, and for some reason I thought we needed a puppy.  She is a lot of work, but she is super cute.  She wakes us up on mornings that we would normally sleep in.  She cries in the middle of the night.  She makes messes.  She bites.  We call her our monster.  I take a lot of pictures of her on instagram, you should follow me.  (Username is livingpretty22)

3.  I got a new job!
I have been thinking about quitting teaching since last year.  Last year was tough (team issues).  This year the students and parents were the most difficult I have ever had.  (Thank goodness for an awesome team!)  I was really contemplating leaving the profession altogether.  This year I started revising my resume and networking with other teachers and principals.  I had had an interview a few months back, but I never heard back either way (rude!).  Last week, I had another interview that I totally thought I ended on the wrong note.  Surprise, two days later the principal called and offer me the job.  I am so excited about this transition.  I am hoping that it will reenergize my love for teaching and students.

All of this happened in the time frame of less than a month!  Wowzers!  I am thankful that God has a plan for my life, even the itty bitty details.  Anthony and I very much try to make decisions to do things if all our ducks are in a row.  Fortunately, God has blessed us when he sees fit.

Hopefully, now that I have caught everyone up on life, I will be back in the blogging scene a bit more.  I miss writing.