Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Gotta love em...never fails when a little extra cash is laying around it is quickly spent by something not fun! You see in our backyard there are two gazebo/canopies...well that oh so lovely storm that came through earlier this week ripped them to shreds.

exhibit a:

The other gazebo that covers our grill area no longer has a canopy.

So after some measurements, digging through folders, locating manuals, two new canopies have been purchased...im happy but would have much rather spent that small fortune or something more exciting!

The next incidental purchase this is coming soon will be a new fan for the living room

exhibit b:

a few weeks ago i was in the office doing lord knows what and I heard a nice crashing sound. I immediately assumed it was J. I looked outside and everything looked ok. I looked into the living room and the fan was resting nicely on our ottoman. Luckily no one was sitting on the couch. We are now on the hunt for a replacement fan. Finding the right one has been a challenge so far, but I am headed to a lighting store next week...hopefully I will get lucky. Just dont feel like spending 200+ for a fan...

Oh the joys of homeownership.

Im off to find a super cute dress for my birthday next week...cant believe it is September tomorrow!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Back to the Basics....

So it's been awhile..roughly a month since I lasted blogged...and honestly I don't have the urge that I once did to come home and share random tidbits of life..

You see when I was working with kids all day long I felt the need and want to get on here and interact with ADULTS! Since I have started working with adults and have made the switch to working with adults for at least the next year or so I have adult conversations all day long...I don't crave the adult conversations as much as I used to because now I talk with them all day long. I will admit that I am pleasantly surprised with the love of the adult population. They are so genuinely thankful and appreciative..it is refreshing. Dont get me wrong once the hubs and I are ready for our own kids I will probably head back to the schools in order to have the schedule and time off. But that is def a few years off...JJ and I are enjoying being newlyweds and traveling right now...we are both not ready for the responsibility of caring for another individual...and we are okay with that.

In other exciting news one of my of grad school friends is preggers!!! She is having a girl and I am co-hosting a baby shower for her here at the house at the end of September. I cannot wait to shower that sweet mother to be! I have been in full planner mode and cannot wait for her to see everything we have come up with for the shower. We are all crossing our fingers that her fam will be relocated back to Houston before the baby baker makes her arrival in December!

As this summer comes to an end I am relieved, sad and excited...relieved in the fact that the triple digit temperatures are subsiding and fall is headed our way hopefully soon. Sad because summer is one my favorite times of year and it has been an amazing one. Lots of great memories from Summer 2010. I am excited because that means my birthday is right around the corner! I must admit that at first I was in denial..26..sounds so blah! But if its anything like 25 then I am happy to celebrate another year. I have decided that this year we will celebrate the whole week! Terrible I know, but why not? 

So all in all the past month has been busy between traveling, making the switch from kids to adults, and doing a few things around the house. But this blog is going back to the basics....the happenings of your average husband and wife..and all the fun that comes with marriage, homeowning and being in your 20's. 

Hope everyone had a fabulous Monday. If you haven't entered in Meredith's Scarf Swap..you should! Last year I received 2 beautiful scarves and they are two of my absolute faves!

Here's to hoping Tuesday will be better than Monday.