Monday, October 26, 2009

Marvelous Mondays...

Well considering it rained ALL day long it wasn't so marvelous.

The school was flooded all around and I needed my umbrella to walk from my building to the main building where I spent most of my day. Mondays are my least favorite day of week not only because it is Monday, but I typically spend all day in the conference room with ARD after ARD meeting. Well today was no different..first ARD 8:30 am..finished just shy of 10:30. Second ARD at 1:00 pm and finished just shy of 4:00 pm. PD I am contract and stop getting paid at 3 that was a nice bonus for my day. Jonathan was waiting so patiently for me at the apartment to empty out the last few items in there and to turn in the keys..what a feeling to not have that weighing over us anymore! Now we can concentrate 100% on the house and get things in order. For instance we have a HUGE stack of mail sitting on the counter, some ours and some the previous exciting..

On the books for this week is a NOT so fun meeting in the AM. This mother is well..let's just say she is impossible. That's all. So in order to make it through the meeting without crying or screaming I am going to reward myself like I previously mentioned. I informed the hubs that some damage may be done tomorrow afternoon, but not to worry I will drop off his dry cleaning and go to the grocery store as well. We need so much food it is not even funny. The rest of the week will be spent moving boxes and finally beginning to hang pictures on the walls. Saturday Jenn and Brian are coming over to cookout and pass out candy to the little ones in the neighborhood. Jonathan and I are not much for dressing up and going out..but who knows we have been invited to several parties, but have NO costumes! So we will see how the week plays out.

Stay dry fellow houstonians and i can't believe in a less than a week it will be November! Thanksgiving will be here before we know it! I can smell my dad's kitchen now!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Where Did the Weekend Go???

Well bloggers it has been quite busy here since Thursday morning..
  • we had a garage sale at Jonathan's parents on Saturday morning..bright and early they woke me up at 6am! Fun times! We made more money than I thought we would so that was a HUGE plus!
  • College football was so-so in our house this weekend...the VOLS almost upset Bama! Shame on that line and have one job!
    • The Horns won so that was a plus!
    • The Ags beat Tech...thank you!!!!
  • NFL football was more successful: Colts won again and are still undefeated! The Texans won..barely! We went to the game and it was definately a great game. It was a nice cap to our weekend.
    • after the game we wento to fill up Marty's truck and Jonathan's car one more time before we must be out of the apartment on Monday. We have one more small trip tomorrow and then we are out of that dive! Ahhhh simply can't wait!
  • Saturday I went to Carson's 2nd Birthday Party at Dewberry Farm. Such a cool place for a party! Tons to do and see for the whole family. Carson's sweet momma also told she is expecting baby #2! So excited for her and the tich fam. Carson will be a great big brother! I am praying she will have a girl! Can't wait to find pretty little pink dresses! I will resist for now!

Mer and I at the Farm.

  • Our house is a wreck and it is starting to annoy me! We are going to add more storage in the attic tomorrow and will take all of the bins and what not to the attic finally. Then just maybe we will get a car in the garage!
  • My sweet momma has been and is such a tremendous help with all the house projects! I think she is more excited about it than I am! She has been so great to us during this time and I am I so blessed to call her my mom. Love you sweet mom.
  • One day we will have the house ready for some friends to come over and see the house..just not going to happen anytime soon. I almost want to wait until after the first of the year..after all the holiday parties and so forth.
That is all for now. Must finish watching the Yanks and go to bed! It is going to be a long work week. Several meetings tomorrow with a dreaded one on Tuesday..I will be rewarding myself with something Tuesday afternoon..pedicure, Uggs, something good because this mother is..well you can fill in the blank.

Nighty night.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

To UGG or Not to UGG....

I am thinking I might breakdown and by some Uggs..or a brand similar..doesn't have to UGGs persay. So as I am looking at the 7 different colors I am thinking either Chesnut, Chocolate or Black??? Decisions Decisions Decisions...




And last, but not least..tall or short?? I am leaning tall..but comments are definately welcome!

Wishful Wednesday...Vacation...

'I wish' .... I was going on vacation tomorrow, and I would want to go Italy!!

Our goal is to be in Italy long enough to see everything we want to see..we want to travel by train and tour the countryside. It is a dream vacation for Jonathan and I to say the least and something we are planning on doing before we have kids because there is no way I could leave a child behind for 2+ weeks.

Another reason we want to go is for the food and wine. We both love a good Italian meal with wine! Nothing sounds better..we even had spaghetti tonight! I LOVE anything pasta and garlic bread related!

So thats the place we are "wishing" to go to at some point! Several other locales are on the list, but that is sitting at the top!

Houston is headed for some wet weather..oh joy! I truly am wishing right about now that I had some rainboots! I would have seriously gotten some good use out of them by now! So remember ladies your umbrellas the rest of the week!

PS has anyone else noticied that gas prices are on the rise again?? All I can say is annoying!

I am so THANKFUL tomorrow is Thursday!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Oh what a beautiful day...

I love waking up to a beautiful day..albeit it was pitch dark out when I left for work, it was a crisp fall day! I am really loving this weather. Wore my brown cords and lovely purple scarf just for the occassion. The morning portion of my Monday was less than 10am I was ready for a bueno! I immediately called Tina and said we need to meet up after work. She is my bff from grad school and knows exactly what is going on when I call and say "can you believe this?!?!" The afternoon flew by with no drama with parents, kids or co-workers so it was smooth sailing. I met Tina at Marshalls and we scored some books and games for our clients..we decided next time we wil buy for US and not our clients! Good thinking! After that I met J at the apartment to clear out some more junk and give Jamie back her ellpitical that we stored for the summer...that was a sight! It was much easier to get out than to get into our apartment that's for sure! Our garage sale/donation pile is growing by the day..I am hoping we make 150 bucks..that will be a success for me! Speaking of selling friend Katie who lives here in the Sugar Land area is selling her year old couch and loveseat. They are in great condition. Here are some of the pics:

It is a great set for any room. It is a cotten blend, not microsuede. Leave me a comment if you are interested and I will give you details. She is selling the set for 650 bucks! That is a steal!

She is also selling a 100% Authentic Louis Vuitton Montorgueil GM- it is perfect condition. I have seen the bag and it is amazing! I don't think the hubs will go for it though.

SO if anyone has any questions about these items just leave a comment and I will forward you her information!

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and a magnificent Monday!

Sunday, October 18, 2009


Short and sweet...thank you Yankees for pulling it out and winning game 2! Could you imagine sitting in that open-air stadium for 5+ hours in 47 degree weather with the addition of rain in the late innings??? NO THANK YOU! I mean I am quite a trooper when it comes to sporting events, but that is pushing it! I would have definately let JJ take a friend to that game..although once that adrenaline is going you don't really feel the blistering wind and rain drops on your face!

Must get sleep..early morning tomorrow to tidy up before Jenn and Brian come over for brunch! I am super excited to wear the apron she gave me at one of my wedding showers! Pics for sure since it will be the apron's official debut!

Nighty night blogland...

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous..

Beware there is some serious topic jumping ahead! And orange since the HORNS won today!

It was a wonderful day in Houston today! Clear blue skies, mid-70's with a nice breeze! It was so refreshing to wake up to this weather. I didn't have to worry about my make-up melting off my face or breaking a sweat before making it to my car! Jonathan and I were quite productive around the house today: TWO trips to HEB, unpacking boxes, finishing up the laundry, and making another trip to the apartment to get more seriously amazes me how much we have! Needless to say I found clothes that I had forgotten about and then cleaned out some more clothes that I haven't worn in a year or so. Now that the closets are in order, I feel I can move onto other rooms to get them in functioning order..gym & office! They are both still in disarray and I am just not motivated at this time to open anymore boxes! We still need to bring over his desk from the apt and then maybe I will tackle that room. Jonathan wants to paint it as well, so we are trying to decide neutral or something a little more fun! We shall see that he comes up with and go from there.

As I am watching the Yankee is making me want to go to NYC so can I convince the hubster that we need to go this year?? I truly don't think it will happen, but I can always hope and dream of that gorgeous Christmas tree all lit up! Such a sight that i will someday see in person whether it be with Jonathan or girlfriends..I will be see it! If you can't tell I LOVE Christmas! Our house will be a little winter wonderland that is for sure. I love everything about Christmas..spending time with family and most importantly the celebrating the birth of Jesus.

Does it ever amaze anyone how early stores start putting out decorations for holidays now??? It never fails I feel every year the stores are putting the decor out earlier and earlier. Can't we get through Labor Day or heck even Halloween before Christmas ornaments are on the shelves? Then what blows me away even more is that it is all 50% off?!?!? What in the world is all I cay say are these stores thinking. To see it all out in July is crazy enough, but for it then to be 50% off from July through January is even more mindboggling to me. I mean don't get me wrong the 50% off suckers me more times than none, but its still pure insanity. Maybe it is just me, who knows!

I received a blog award from danielle earlier this week and almost forgot to blog about it!

To accept I must answer these questions and spread the love to 7 fabulous bloggers!

1. Where is your cell phone: on the couch
2. Your hair: in a ponytail with my favorite JCrew headband.
3. Your mother: words cannot express the love I have for her. 
4. Your father: who encouraged me to find something I loved to do everyday.
5. Your favorite food: Mexican
6. Your dream from last night: no clue thanks to Nyquil
7. Your favorite drink: Corona with Lime.
8. Your dream/goal: to be surrounded by loved ones everyday.
9. What room are you in: living room
10. What is your hobby: shopping, putting our new house together, hanging with the hubs
11. What is your fear: that our children will not be able to communicate...
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years: owning a private practice and to have a family
13. Where were you last night: Dinner with JJ and my daddy
14. Something you are not: patient.
15. Muffins: chocolate chip or blueberry
16. Wish List items.: trip to Italy...that's on the LIFE wish list! I am actually pretty content right now.
17. Where did you grow up: Richmond, Texas
18. Last thing you did: made dinner.
19. What are you wearing: jeans, long-sleeve henley and new balance shoes.
20. Your TV: in front of me with the Yankee game on.
21. Your pets: we have a saltwater tank with 2 clownfish, 2 damsels and a peppermint shrimp..pup to come next summer.
22. Your friends: a blessing.
23. Your life: simply amazing.
24. Your mood: happy!
25. Missing someone: my brother.
26. Vehicle: Mazda 3s
27. Something your not wearing: make-up.
28. Your favorite store: Pottery Barn, Nordstrom, Target
29. Your favorite color: tie between blue and pink.
30. When's the last time you laughed: talking to my mom.
31. When's the last time you cried: over the weekend when we watched Brothers & Sisters
32. Your best friend: couldn't ask for anyone better.
33. One place you go over and over: Target
34. One person who emails me regularly: Tina and Jenn are a close tie.
35. Favorite place to eat?: Lupe Tortilla's..cannot get enough of those beef fajitas!

So there you have it! 35 random facts about me. Thanks Danielle for the award. Also she is hosting a super cute giveaway on her blog, so if you haven't participated be sure to before tomorrow! It is for a precious apron in pink or blue! You know you need it! Take a peek:

Must go make sure I have everything I need for brunch tomorrow! So excited to cook up a yummy meal on my gas will be the first legit one since we have been in the house! Is it bad that I want to sample the champagne???

Friday, October 16, 2009

Fantastic Fridays...

There seems to be a pattern to my post titles..I simply love to hear what word the kiddo chooses each morning. Each one usually picks a different it is jumbled half of the time. Just wanted to do a quick blog before my lovely Friday afternoon PLC meeting. Just wanted to share a few things I am loving these days:

In no particular order either...

  • this fantastic weather that arrived this's in the 70's! FINALLY!!! A reason to wear a long-sleeve shirt! Fall you are here!
  • My new Laura Mercier Flawless Face Kit. Mer "twisted" my arm to try it out since I had run out of my MAC make up from the wedding and I am totally 100% NEVER going to use anything else! It is heaven on my face. I truly love that it is oil-free and there feels like nothing is on my face.
  • The fact that the Barber's are coming in town for Thanksgiving! This family is such a tremendous blessing to my life and my family's! So excited to be sharing this holiday with them!
  • I love coming home to our new house's so fulfilling/rewarding to know we have our own house..
  • I am loving the show Brothers & Sisters once again this season! It is been excellent so far. Tears, joy, tears and more laughs.
  • I am loving that the Colts are undefeated!
I think that is all for now..must head out for my meeting! So tell me what are you loving these days??

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Thrilling Thursdays..

per the second graders that did the announcements today! It has been a crazy but productive week at the Lenz Casa. We have emptied a few more boxes, emptied the suitcases and done a ton of laundry! It sure does feel great to get things checked off the to-do list. On that note, the hubs has been checking things off left and right! He has fully embraced being a homeowner and I love seeing him get excited about projects around the house he has completed. He has become quite the handy man! Speaking of the hubs, I was feeling pretty sickly by the time I got home yesterday..he let me sleep and lounge while he cleaned out some boxes at his parents. He called to tell me he was on his way home and had a surprise for me..yay! He made me close my eyes and placed it in my hands! I opened my eyes to this:

Such a great surprise! If you know me, you know I love anything Snowman! They are "my thing" when it comes to Christmas time! He told me he got it because I was feeling sick and he wanted to make me feel better..what a hubster! You see Jonathan and I decided that we would wait to buy yard decorations once they went on sale this year because it seems silly to spend anywhere from 50 to 150 bucks on yard decor this first time around. So the plan is to check out other people's yards to determine what we want and go from there. Our front yard isn't incredibly large, so we won't need a lot to decorate. I am thinking a few reindeer and lights and then we should be set! Who knows I need to get through Halloween first!

I am going to leave you with a picture of our guest is a work in progress, but you can see the direction we are headed in with the bedding.

We are working on trying to decide what kind of headboard we want at the moment. I want something light and clean. This bed will have its first overnight guest next month with Thanksgiving on the horizon. Granted it will be my brother, but still I am excited for him to come stay here with us! It will be fun having him around for the long weekend since he is in San Antonio attending St. Mary's University. I am sure he will expect some gourmet breakfast every morning and I will laugh and say Shipley's is about 2 minutes away! Joking..I will make our staple breakfast that we enjoy every holiday..Sarah Lee's Coffee Cake..yum yum yum. Sure does make me want to run to HEB right now..

Happy Friday everyone!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Wishful Wednesday...Talent

So the Lovely Kelsey hosts this weekley edition on Wednesday's and this weeks topic is Talent. There are tons of talents I wish I had..singing, designing like my mom can, organization, but the one talent I wish I could claim that I am would be to be bilingual!!! Houston is the fourth largest city in the US. So we are quite the melting pot of cultures and languages. I truly wish I could speak Spanish, not only would it be a tremendous asset to my profession, but just to be able to conversate with Hispanics when we travel would be nice. Luckily Jackie speaks Spanish and she handled all the talking for us while we traveled, but I know it was frustrating for her at times since she was having to translate everything for us. And the spanish language itself is beautiful to me. That may sound weird I know, but when I listen to my superviser speaking Spanish to parents and students, it makes me want to learn to speak it. I mean one would think after 3+ years of learning Spanish in high school I would be able to conversate, but no such luck!

So there you have it..I wish I could be bilingual.

PS Kelsey & Erin I am incredibly sorry that I have not mailed your Chi Covers, but they will be mailed tomorrow! Thank you for your patience!


Well what can I say about our was amazing, perfection, relaxing, and well-deserved. I know I know we just honeymooned in May and we are already going to Mexico?? I am sure you are asking yourselves how did she swing that?? Well truth be told..this was our honeymoon part 2. As many of you may not know, our original honeymoon plan was to head to Mexico for a week of all-included bliss! Well then the lovely Swine Flu rolled around and nixed that. So we quickly planned a short getaway and made a deal to use our flight credits to go to somewhere beachy and tropical..little did we know it would be in October..a mere 4 months later! Well our fab friends Jackie & Rooter invited us to join them on their first anniversary trip to Playa Del Carmen for a 5 day getaway..we quickly agreed and booked our flights. This was my first AI experience and I think I will do it from now on! It is fabulous..all the food and drinks you can consume all day every day! It was the perfect reward for all the stress and hardwork we had just gone through! Needless to say I would love to be able to travel several times a year to amazing places..

Here are a fee pics from the trip..Jackie has some amazing pics from our snorkeling adventure, so more to come!

Soaking up the sun

I told them it was our honeymoon, so they decorated our room and gave us some champagne!

View from our balcony.

They had a really cool fireshow on the Greek Themed Night.

The hubs got up at like 6:30 to take this picture of the sunrise!

On our last night after two dinner! Lobster Pot & Hibachi Grill...i was super full!! Never eaten so much food in my life! I probably gained around 5 pounds during this trip!

So there is a snapshot of our it is back to reality!

What is up with this weather??

Ok I have been an incredibly BAD blogger, that I did not even post the scarves I got from Arrie! So let's start off with that! She sent me two precious scarves for the Scarf Swap hosted by Meredith.

This one is the softest Houndstooth you have ever felt! I simply cannot wait to wear this winter! It goes with so many of my sweaters and tops.

This scarf is very colorful and will be worn several times to work! It has greens and yellows galore and it's simply beautiful! Thank you Arrie!

Jonathan and I still have some more boxes to empty and items to sort out for our upcoming garage sale in a few weeks, but we are truly loving our new house! We are still in disbelief that we are married, homeowners and I am employed (finally!!)!  Once the boxes are cleared I will post pictures of our house! We are thinking about having some form of a get together for close friends and family..we will see.

Hope everyone is having a great week so far!

PS Several more posts to come tonight..

Monday, October 12, 2009

Magnificent Mondays...

It's been a busy one to say the least. Lots of emails, phone calls etc to return. Hope everyone is enjoying their Monday. It is also a very special's Meredith's birthday!

We have known each other for let's just say almost 20 years and we are closer than ever! She is one of the most important people in my life. She is one of the most incredible people you could ever meet..caring, giving, name a positive adjective and that is her! Anyways..don't want this to sound like a personal add or something, but HAPPY BIRTHDAY MEREDITH! Hope you are having a fabulous day with your precious Carson and family.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Adios Turquiose Blue Water and Hello Overcast?!?

We are back from Mexico and quite depressed about it..granted we came home to our new house, but it was super hard leaving that gorgeous blue ocean! Post to come tomorrow with pics..hope everyone enjoyed their weekend..we sure did!

Off to watch my Colts beat up on those Titans..yay!!!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Chi Cover Winners...

First I just want to thank everyone for following, commenting and blogging about the giveaway! It makes me want to do more giveaways! So I took everyone's name written up to 3 times and drew two names out of fancy I know! So drumroll please....the winners are:

Kelsey @ the Seattle Smith's

Send me an email with your address and I will put them in the mail hopefully tomorrow!!

Thanks for playing ladies and I hope to have another giveaway after our vaca!

Friday, October 2, 2009

It's Official..we are homeowners!!!

Jonathan and I are now the proud homeowners of this one-story home!

It's a 4 bedroom, 2 bath house and we LOVE it! Obviously we should! This afternoon my mother-in-law, my mom and Jonathan will begin the painting process! I am heading over there after work to help as well. My two friends Jenn and Tina have also offered to come over tonight and help us do whatever we need..what great friends! We are planning to hopefully wrap up the painting portion of the process tomorrow and move in our furniture on Sunday. Let's just hope Mother Nature can hold off on the downpours this weekend for us so we can get it done!

More pictures to come soon once we are in the house!!

Have a great weekend ladies!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Quick Update

I just wanted to say a quick thank you to everyone for commenting, becoming a follower or blogging about this giveaway. Needless to say I didn't expect so many hits for this giveaway that I am uping the anty to two Chi covers!

Also looks like we will be closing tomorrow morning instead of tonight which is fine..we are very ready and anxious to get the process of closing over! Pictures to come once I have my laptop back....

Hope everyone is having a Terrific Thursday!