Sunday, June 26, 2011

The first roomie wedding!!!

Basically we had a much needed roomie reunion for David and Lindsey Lee's wedding :)

We had so much fun decorating, eating yummy food, getting our hair done, eating yummy food, freaking out bc she is married, eating yummy food, and enjoying each other before we all move on to other things in our lives.

Here are a few things we took pictures of!

Candy Bar!!! YUM

The beautiful bride


We call this the sexy hair look :)
Pretty wedding hair!

lol not really sure what I was doing... but what's new

Getting Ready

Singing our TBS song for the couple


Honeymoon time in Colorado!!

Update on the roadtrip adventures :)

I have tires that aren't old and flat! YAY! Walmart took great care of me and got new tires on my car :)

Praying for no mishaps tomorrow as I head back to Katy.

Also, I wanted to clarify the mental picture you might have of the happenings from yesterday. While changing my tire, my hair was still in an up-do and I also had my sparkly jewelry on. Pretty epic if you ask me. Such good stories we will have from this weekend!


adventures in the little red car

It's always an adventure when you ride with can ask any of my friends (ex. ski retreat, driving to applebees, superchick concerts, power locks...the list goes on)

BUT this weekend was especially spectacular  awful epic (yes i'll go with epic lol)

1. This weekend I drove from Houston to Odessa/Crane, Texas. A normal road trip right....WRONG

2. I stopped in Junction, TX and walked around to the other side of my car and what do I find...gum all over the side. Someone spit their gum out the window, it stuck to my mirror, and at 75 MPH it stretches in 3 or 4 places all along the side of my car. Lovely. and this is only the beginning.

3. I got some Goo Gone and the gum was gone :)

4. I walk in after cleaning my car and I get this crazy phone call. I cant really talk about this one yet, but take my word for it....CRAZY

5. A few hours before the rehearsal, I find out I have a flat tire. SO what does any group of girls AAA. I forgot my card. Thanks to the roomie I used her card :) and he was there in no time to help me and he changed my tire. We decided to get it fixed the next morning.

6. The rehearsal went fine, but on our way to the rehearsal dinner (driving to Odessa from Crane-30 mins) there was a grass fire. We could have waited an hour or longer, but instead we go the back way to the dinner. We still got there about 45 mins late to the restaurant.

7. The bride and bridesmaids went to get their hair done the next morning. (NOTE: Small towns are SO different than the city) The stylists were 10 and 45 mins late. That would never happen in the one would ever come back to your salon. Our hair turned out pretty though! It just took extra time.

8. I took my car to walmart to get my tire fixed before our hair appt. Their tire guy doesn't show up until 10 (lame). So we went to discount tire. They called me back about 30 mins later and my tire was fixed...for free. I think they just filled the tire with air instead of trying to fix the leak. (NOTE: if it sounds to good to be true, it probably is)

9. We came back to my car at 6:15pm and my tire was flat again. great. So what does any girl do who has watched the AAA change a tire the day before....change it herself of course. :) I did it in 15-20 mins. (NOTE: call me if you need help changing a tire!) I went to walmart...closed. Then I went to sams...crying, I asked the guys if they could do anything for my tire/let me buy new tires. No luck but they were really nice and they called all the walmarts in the area to see if someone was really nice and might help me out. Again no luck.

10. That's when I decided to just drive back to Lubbock on the donut (3 hrs ish). Good plan. No glitches. I got here safe and sound. My tire will be fixed tomorrow....hopefully

So thankful my life belongs to HIM...otherwise I would have gone crazy long ago

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


I love summer! And BONUS I'm a teacher so I still get a summer :)

swimsuits, reading, sun, sleeping in, seeing friends, weddings, youth camp, working with some amazing students, packing, moving, growing up...these are the things consuming my 2011 summer.

  • 3 of my TBS sisters are getting hitched this of them being my roomie and it's this weekend!
  • Youth camp was fantastic! We won the hat for rec time! I loved working with seniors heading into the world of college!
  • I started volunteering at a church with their youth and it is great getting to know students as they search for their identity in Christ!
  • I am reading Harry Potter for the first time....on book 2 right now
  • I got an apartment! This means I have lots of things to buy...
  • Electricity, cable, phone, insurance, internet, food, gas and lots more ALL costs money. boo.
Basically there's so much stuff going on....and its fantastic to see God use me for his glory despite my inadequacies and imperfections.

I am so thankful my life is not my own and that it belongs to Him!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Teacher gifts!

Being a teacher, I thought I was going to get lots of presents. It's the end of the year and that's what parents LOVE to do. However, where I work is slightly very different from where I grew up. Aside from the parties my kids decided to plan, where one of my girls brought me a veggie tray and Diet Dr. Pepper (WOOT for Diabetes), I have received no teacher presents.

It's fine. No biggie. I was just a little shocked.

BUT as I have been grading finals all week I have found some fun little gifts. (pictures to come)

I got notes from a few kids thanking me for being the best teacher. I was put in one of my seniors legacy books as her favorite teacher her last year at SWHS. I got hugs today from my football players (probably to bump their grade), but nevertheless it was sweet. I was told to have a great summer and good luck at NHS next year.

They are giving me gifts that I will treasure forever! Their LOVE. 

Tangible gifts are nice, but I would much rather be loved by my kids. I will miss them with my whole heart, but I am so glad I am not going too far away. (We will be rivals after all...i'll be at all the NHS vs. SWHS games!)

How I am loved this much after only 5 months, I'll never know, but the Lord has blessed me with fantastic children!

So thankful my life belongs to HIM!