Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Oh, How Pinteresting Wednesday {Vol 12}



We're calling this the Texas Edition!

I grew up in Texas and there are so many things I didn't realize were Texas things. For example, did you know ranch dressing is a staple condiment in Texas? It can go on everything from salad to pizza. Not to so much elsewhere...who knew? So, today is all things Texas!

I worked in Bexar county (and lived in next door Kendall country) for awhile and it even became part of mine and hubs' nicknames when we first started dating...This one is kind of special to me!





This is so very true!





The Riverwalk! If you want good, reasonably priced Mexican food on the Riverwalk, you must eat at Casa Rio! It's a favorite in my family!





My favorite fast food in the world is Whataburger. I Absolutely love it. I may also be known to travel to Baton Rouge (an hour away) just to eat it!








I always enjoyed tubing. Sometimes, I want to drive all the way out to tube in the Guadalupe or San Marcos rivers...it is always so much fun!


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My favorite time to be a Texan is in March/April when the bluebonnets are blooming. It's proof that God Blessed Texas.




I miss Texas, but these make home feel a little bit closer!




Tuesday, May 29, 2012

New Bed!

When Hubs and I got married, his aunt gave us some furniture she wasn't using and looking to get rid of. It was very solid, nice furniture. But, and this is a large but, the furniture was huge! The headboard was 11 feet long. Seriously, it went wall to wall in our apartment. And it was a shelf and had storage and built in nightstands. It was HUGE.

When we decided it was best to move into his parents for awhile, we knew the bed wasn't going to be able to go with us, it just wouldn't fit in our bedroom at his parents house. So, onto Craigslist it went. And, it found a nice home with a couple who was expecting a baby and they managed to somehow fit it and the dresser into one trip...to our amazement.

But, what did that mean for us? It meant our mattress was going on the floor at his parents house. Sometimes, you do what you have to do. For us, that meant a mattress on the floor. And, this was sufficient, but after some saving and what not, we finally were able to make one of the most exciting purchases we've made together - we bought a new bed!

Our New Bed!!
We also picked up some new sheets too! You see, we got a beautiful bedding set for a wedding gift. We really enjoyed the set, but it was just too warm in our room at his parents house. So, we upgraded to a quilt awhile ago. But, we kept the original sheets we had - and I was itching to replace those! The ones we had were white and a very light blue. The problem with those was they stained so badly! Seriously, if you are considering getting white or light colored sheets, don't. They're almost impossible to keep clean! I love the color of our new sheets and I imagine keeping them clean is going to be a lot easier!

Mr. B and I are enjoying our bed so much. We had one minor hiccup - the middle support broke! But the hubs just built us a new one! I'm am so SUPER proud of him! He did a great job wielding the power tools!




Monday, May 28, 2012

Mother's Day Weekend

I'm trying to get back to blogging. It's been a little bit of a struggle recently because I just haven't felt like I had anything interesting to blog about. The first year was full of our adventures as newlyweds. But in time for our 1st anniversary we had moved in with his parents and we've been living a quieter life not traveling much and staying pretty quiet. Do you really want to read all about the photo editing sprees I'm on? And then, I had a rough semester at school and was pretty down and as you all know, it can be hard to blog when you're down. So, I just didn't know what to say. But, now I'm trying to figure it out! I feel so much better since I changed my major at school and let me tell you, when you feel better, things are awesome! So, on to the blog post...

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As you know a couple weekends ago was Mother's Day. For the weekend, hubs and I took off to Houston.

We were there for 2 reasons. First, my dad's best friend's mom had passed away and it was her memorial service. While I wasn't extremely close to her, I have very fond memories of her from my childhood. But mostly I was there for my Dad and his friend, whom I've known my entire life. I hadn't seen him, or his family in about 7 years so it was great to get to see them.  When I was in high school I would watch their daughter, Bethanie. Last time I saw her she was something like 6 or 7 years old. Now, she's a teenager! Eek! I couldn't even believe it! She's grown up so much and it was great to get to talk to her again. It made my day when I found out her favorite actor is Leonardo DiCaprio! (It's a mutual interest!)

Me & Bethanie
When she was a kid, I called her "Wacky Pack"
It was funny, when I first saw her when we got there, she reintroduced herself as "Wacky Pack." It was great. I can't believe she remembered that!

My sister...yep.
 After the service we went to dinner at 59 Diner and hung out for awhile. It was nice to see everybody again!

Then, Sunday was Mother's Day. This is 2 years in a row since I've moved I've spent Mother's Day with my Momma. That's always nice! My Mamaw had just gotten a new grill so we figured, we better test that out! So, we grilled steaks for dinner, had salad and baked potatoes. It was a great time and we had a lot of fun!
My Dad, on grill duty!
 When I was a kid, I frequently helped my dad work on the cars. My main responsibility was flashlight holder. And let me tell you, I got pretty good at! When he was working on putting the grill together, I helped him, it was like old times!

My Sister, My Momma and me.
On Mother's Day!
While I didn't take a lot of pictures on Mother's day, I did manage to get one of my mom, my sister and me together! It was nice being able to spend some of the day with her! It was nice to see my family and I get to see them again in June, which I'm looking forward to!



Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Do What You Love


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I've been in school this past semester, you all know that. But what you might not know is this semester was the semester from HELL!

I've talked about being an engineer since I was a kid. A little kid...like before I knew what an engineer did! So, when it was time to actually head to school I felt a need to try engineering. If I didn't I was always going to wonder, what if? Could I have done it? Did I underestimate myself? So, being me, I tried it.

And, it didn't work out so hot.

And, that's ok. Because, I'll never wonder! I'll never question if I could have. I know it's most definitely Not. For. Me. So, I'm changing majors, and I can't be more excited because now, I'm actually going to follow who I am to pick what I'm majoring in! I'm actually looking to do something that works with who I am.

It will give me a chance to have a purpose.

It will prepare me to answer the questions I ask All. The. Time.

It will be something I should LOVE.

And, after looking back on some stuff, this is definitely a direction I should head!

You see, a couple of years ago, I started going through career counseling. I knew I was kind of lost on what to do with my future. But, life happens and I kind of forgot about it. Then, when I was really down this semester after it was clear I was on the wrong track, I found my paperwork and one of the survey's I did. And on the very bottom of the list as the worst thing I could possibly do, was engineering.  Well, there was the sign I needed to change majors! And the major I had been considering? Number 3!

So, I have taken the leap and I'm going to be a sociology major!

I'm so excited! I can't wait to start the next semester with a new direction. I can't wait to see how I can be successful at something I love! I still have the drive I had at the beginning of this semester, I still want to be in school and learning. I still want to put in the hard work, but I am looking forward to doing something that works with who I am. I know how miserable I was without it. And I can't wait to see how I'll be with it!

Oh, and now, I should be able to get back to blogging! So, expect to hear more from me!



Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Tomorrow...

...the hubs returns from a conference he's been attending for work this week!!

He left on Monday morning and headed to this conference leaving me alone for the week. Usually this is something I'm pretty good at handling. We did 2 years long distance so being apart for a week or less just doesn't get to me. Yes, I miss him, don't get me wrong. But, I do have a little bit of perspective, and I know it's just not the end of the world. I do some things I enjoy doing that he doesn't, see some of my girl friends guilt free, or study until all hours of the night knowing I'm not making him sleep on the couch. (Ah, living with the in-laws.) But, this time was a little different...

1) Our bed we ordered came in while he's been gone...so although my new, wonderful bed is only a mere 5 minutes away, I am still sleeping on a mattress on the floor. That kind of makes me sad. But, I don't want it without him...that would be even sadder...so, it's still at Wal-Mart, waiting for hubs to get home so we can go get it and enjoy it tremendously...together! :)

2) I haven't been able to talk to him a lot...well, because of number three...

3) I We, got sick on Sunday. A sore throat, runny nose, etc. sick. It's nothing that would kill either one of us, but I'll admit, I'm a big baby when I'm sick. Once I became a teenager, my parents, in an effort to make me more "independent", stopped taking care of me when I was sick. You see, they thought I needed to learn how to take care of myself for when I was a single girl, living alone. I can remember being about 16 and after swimming all day for the umpteenth day in a row, I got sick...like threw up all over the bathroom sick...it was probably just heat exhaustion, but after I threw up, my mom told me to eat some crackers and then go clean up the bathroom...and I probably wanted to do it sooner and not later because later it would be harder to clean. What was my mom doing? Watching T.V. Yeah, I was never really happy about that...So, now I'm a big baby, and hubs, wonderful, amazing man that he is, caters to me in this realm. When I'm sick, he really takes care of me and with no complaint. He'll run to the store to get me everything I want, picks me up countless plain double cheeseburgers from McDonald's and just generally listens to me whine about how bad I feel. Like I said, this man is amazing! It's one of the things I love more than anything about him! But, now that I've adjusted to having him there to take care of me, I really miss having him here to take care of me...what can I say, I'm now just a big baby. (Side note, when hubs is sick, I totally take care of him and cater to his every whim, I know how much I appreciate it and never complain about taking care of him!) Oh, and the sore throat made it very unpleasant to talk...so not much phone time for us because both of us had the same sore throat and didn't want to talk...

So, tomorrow the hubs is back....I'm SO excited! I'm feeling much better today (I actually left the house!) and I know he's feeling better! I know we're going to get our bed soon, and school is almost over for the semester. Then, next week (eek!) our friends are having their baby and things are going to settle down for just a minute! I'm so excited and can't wait! Have a great Wednesday!!!



******Also, I have many comments I am looking forward to responding to just as soon as the semester is over! I appreciate them all so much and haven't forgotten about you!*******




 
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