Tuesday, November 16, 2010
I mean, that must be a good thing...
But, I didn't write it down fast enough. And I now have no idea what it was or what the big deal was.
LEW, I've updated... I'll do better.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
But, if you've got a blackberry, we can BBM:) Hahaha.
And, I was so excited today because I finally had a reason to buy a planner. The job starts on Friday and my life is now organized again! WOOHOO!
Monday, August 2, 2010
Although I didn't blog, or much else productive, I did take 15 hours towards my masters degree in Education Administration, so I hope that it will be done this time next year! Just following in dad's footsteps...
The big girl job starts on Friday, and I'm so excited to be back in a middle school and back in a community of educators. I like those people. They inspire me and make me laugh. There really is just something special about people who truly enjoy working each and every day with 500 7th and 8th graders. I'm so stoked! :)
The marathon was finally finished in June and we can check that off of our bucket list... I think a few friends and I are going to do the Omaha Half Marathon in the latter part of September. I'm going to have to kick myself in gear, however. After completing 26.2 on June 6, I didn't run a lick until after July 4. Needless to say, it's been a longggg slow road getting back into somewhat decent shape... even to run 3 miles. Ouch.
10 things that should have been blogged about but I never got around to it...
10-Shaggin' at Fat Harold's (okay, watching all of the old people)
9-seafood at CG
8-keeping a 4.0 in grad school
7-Ryan and Casey Ann visit Omaha (and showing the Midwest shrimp and grits)
6-winning $60 at the casino
5-just enjoying San Diego for a week for our anniversary
4-learning to mow:)
3-The Tarte on the 4th. And being with family, and friends who are like family.
2-seeing Love and Theft, Lady A and Tim McGraw so close that I could touch them!
1-finishing 26.2 with the hubs!
Monday, June 7, 2010
Brian is in training in the states for twelve weeks, so Farrah and the kids came back for a visit. Farrah's family lives in Fresno, so we decided to meet half way between Fresno and SD for a quick breakfast and so that I could finally meet sweet Macy, her newest addition. We met in this little town at the Saugus Cafe--- which has been opened for more than 100 years! Total greasy spoon: super cheap and lots of good food! We sat and chatted and had a great morning catching up! I'm ready to see them again next summer (keeping our fingers crossed). And hopefully Jason can finally meet Brian, because as much as Farrah and I have in common... I think Jason could be Brian Jr!
Friday, June 4, 2010
We then headed to the Midway for a walking tour of this gigantic aircraft carrier that was active through the Gulf war. It was truly incredible. I can't imagine landing an airplane on land, especially not on a boat! It was awesome! It was also neat that many of the men who volunteered on the boat were actual seamen on the boat at one time. They knew so much history and just had great "real life" stories. It was a very neat experience and I'm glad we were tourists for the morning!
On the flight deck on top of the boat. 25 planes left and landed on this deck each morning and evening when the boat was at sea.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
The bar--- I'm sure they had delicious milkshakes. Maybe we'll go back!
Monday, May 31, 2010
I've never been to San Diego before, Jason has been twice. It's always fun being in a new place with him because he's definitely the ultimate tour guide and he can remember exactly where we are and where we need to go. He's good:)
After lunch we hopped in the car to drive around and figure out a few things we wanted to do, and we stumbled upon La Jolla cave (just to the right in this pic) and it was such a cute town. Great shops, neat restaurants and lots of beautiful beaches.
Me with the hostesss with the mostest, Wanda
Friday, May 28, 2010
And the best part of this song, it reminds of beach music... and the beach... and shaggin' at OD... and the Tarte. And those things make me smile!
Thursday, May 27, 2010
10. We're running the San Diego marathon in 10 days. We've done a 20 mile run, twice. I cannot imagine running 6.2 more. Goodness gracious, I'm just ready for it to be over.
9. We've been invited to be on the Young Life Arusha committee with Zac and Hannah West. I met Zac and Hannah when we started Young Life in the Blue Ridge when I was at Western and have stayed in touch ever since. They're an incredible couple and are doing incredible things in Africa with the kids there. They love Jesus and are sharing his life and love with the kids there. Ahh, what a beautiful thing!
8. We had an awesome yard sale and made some money! We specifically planned the yard sale to use the cash for our California trip. We're doing it mostly on the cheap--- used FF miles to get there on Southwest and we're staying at the Naval Lodge for super cheap, and rented a car on priceline for $14 a day. Sweet!
7. I've started cooking more again--- and I love it. We fixed a super easy bbq chicken salad last night, just like the one at Famous Dave's. Delish. I also love that it's summer and we can grill out more! Thank goodness. And, I've started baking more (probably not a good thing for the waist line)... but it's been so great trying new recipes and yummy snacks:)
6. I was mildly, okay-totally, obsessed with Dancing with the Stars and American Idol. My thoughts: I was all for Erin Andrews and bummed she didn't win, although I knew Nicole would the whole time. I mean, duh... she's a dancer. Evan... he's interesting. Just not a big fan. And, does anyone know if Erin and Max are official yet? I mean, come on... isn't it obvious? Oh, and I loved Lee and Crystal-- I do think Crystal will go on and do well.
5. I completed a "Diversity Education" class online and should officially have my Nebraska Teaching License, finally. AND, I GOT A JOB! I'll be teaching middle school PE at Logan Fontenelle Elementary. I'm so stoked!
4. I've met new friends through the Air Force that I absolutely adore--- some who are brand new to the area and I can't wait to get to know more and others who are on the way to other places. I guess it's part of the life--- moving, loving and leaving. It will be a part of our life and I will cherish that. It's a beautiful cycle but it's never fun having to say goodbye!
3. We landscaped. Holy Cow. We landscaped. We had NOTHING in our front yard and now we have bushes, plants and trees. And rose bushes. I also tried to grow an herb garden but I think it's failing... and tomatoes, and they're failing too I believe. Oh well, we'll try again next year.
2. I've had really great conversations with some really great friends. Some of those have been here, in Omaha and others have been on the phone or on Skype. It's been really great catching up and just having some really special chats with some really awesome ladies. I am always so incredibly grateful for all of the wonderful women I have in my life.
1. I learned how to mow the lawn. Now, clearly, this is not in the right order for a top 10 list... however, I was really excited and I'm so glad that I know how to handle the yard now on my own.
Friday, April 9, 2010
Ahh... I will stop complaining. I will end my excuses. One day.
I GET to run. I am thankful for that.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Anyway, DWTS last night was intense... it was like, "I can't wait to see the next person" because the cast is thebomb.com! Typical, I know... but they're fun people to watch. Okay, so Buzz has got to go... poor thing, he's just old and you can tell.
Kate... she struggled. Oh did she struggle. BUT, I totally give her props for getting out there and dancing. I will not bash her... just like the judges said, all of the other competitors have had some type of training or athletic ability, but she's just a mom. You go girl!
Neicy Nash. Eat your cheeseburger. Do it for the thick girls. I love it!
Pamela. Oh, Pamela... was she drunk, or high, or what??? I mean, she was over the top! I will give her props on her incredible legs though. They were smokin' hot! She was all over her innocent little dancer boy, too... he needs to get her under control!
Erin Andrews. I envy you. I would LOVE to have her job... and, she danced well too I believe. I think Maxim is a great partner for her and there's definitely some chemistry going on!;)
85-I liked you quite a bit more than I thought I would. I must say that when you legally changed your last name I thought you were such an idiot and you didn't even spell it right in Spanish. However, your cocky attitude is on FIRE and your so light on your feet. Your confidence won me over. And, I will also add that Cheryl Burke has got him on lock down--- she's the perfect teacher for him!
Evan the ice skater. I just don't know what I think about him... he looks like a puppet to me.
Every season while watching DWTS I always want to take ballroom dance lessons--- anyone want to join me???
Monday, March 22, 2010
I'm always looking for a craft project to complete... Jason and I did some major spring cleaning this weekend and he found (well, they were never lost. But he compiled them all together) all of his patches from the Air Force that he's collected thus far. He talked about wanting a "patch board" so I made a very simple one and we hung it in our laundry room. Looks good to me!
The best part of the weekend was getting so much of our basement organized and throwing out old "stuff." Our neighborhood does a big yard sale in May so for now, we have tons of our "junk" downstairs waiting to sell. If we don't sell it, we'll take it to Goodwill after the yard sale. One man's trash is another man's treasure, right???
Friday, March 19, 2010
Spring officially begins tomorrow and everyone around Omaha is just itching for sunshine and warmer temperatures. It was so fun yesterday to sit outside and watch all the kids play--- Marian, Lisa and I did just that for four hours yesterday. Just like summer time... it was delightful!
Jason and I are having our first official "spring cleaning" tomorrow and I'm definitely looking forward to getting some of our junk out of house and garage! It's ridiculous. You'd think we would have been married for five years with all of the stuff we've collected over the past ten months! Our closet is stuffed full, our drawers are overflowing!!! And our basement... wow. We have a LOT of work to do!
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
I guess the snow can't be too bad!
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
I went to bed at 2am and then woke up at 6 because there were things I wanted to get done before Jason got back and I had totally procrastinated! I went to the grocery store (Wal-Mart) and it was so nice because it was SO empty! I usually hate Wal-Mart and avoid it at all costs, but I needed things besides groceries so I thought it would just be easier to knock it all out at once. BUT, it was actually a pleasant trip--- and there were no lines at the check out!
I ran a few more errands and then my sweet AP Casey called... Casey was a bridesmaid in our wedding and is such a dear friend to me! We met in college and just clicked. I absolutely adore her! Anyway, Casey lives in Atlanta and we've been trying to work out a weekend for her to come visit... well, that hasn't happened yet. Casey earned a trip to JAMAICA in March and she asked ME to be her guest!!!???!!! WHAT? When did I become this lucky? I actually was in the car when we were chatting and I started crying! Literally, when she asked, there was snow blowing sideways across the road because it's so cold and windy! Excited is a total understatement as to how PUMPED I am to go with Casey to Jamaica!!!
AND, the best part of the day... Jason came home!!! It was fun to meet him at the squadron when he arrived. It was so cute to watch the little kids run to their daddy's as well--- adorable! We had a totally lazy afternoon, cooked dinner together and then both crashed before 8pm.
And, even better... he made me breakfast in bed this morning! (A low point breakfast, too.)
Sunday, February 7, 2010
2-Jason and I are THINKING about signing up for the San Diego Marathon in June... it would be a mini-vaca/anniversary trip and probably one of our only vacations of the summer. I'll be in class all summer and Jason will be working. But, I've started the training... and was very excited to finish 8 miles yesterday! Running in the snow... tough, but well worth it!
We've cooked together, laughed together, had Bible study together, shoveled snow together, etc... we've even had slumber parties when it was too cold and yucky outside to go home! It's like we've been in college all over again, without class! Well, class for me... and work for them, but it's been so much fun!
I am blessed to be in Omaha with friends who are like family--- all of the girls here are a true blessing and I am so grateful to be surrounded by such wonderful women.
We were challenged in our Bible study last week to spend an hour in prayer for five of the seven days this past week. Not an easy challenge. I can't do anything for an hour, definitely not spend an hour being quiet and talking with God. It's definitely been hard, but I've completed three of the five, and will hopefully do four before Bible study tomorrow night. I do feel like I've learned a lot about just being quiet before God and listening. Trusting. Learning. Growing.
And, on a totally random note, the Saints won the Super Bowl!!! SO exciting:)
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
1-Chicago was incredible. I am so blessed to have awesome girl friends to travel with and an awesome country to explore.
2-We spent a good bit of time exploring the yummy deliciousness of Chicago... we ate well.
3-I only 0.6 lbs at Weight Watchers, but I'm just glad it wasn't a gain after this weekend.
4-Freezing rain in the forecast for tomorrow... here we go again.
I will post pictures of Chicago soon--- I'm wayyyy behind on my reading for class tomorrow so I need to get started!
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Good news-I lost 3.2 pounds! I know, each week will not always be like this. But, I'll take what I can get in the beginning! It really was a great week. I never went to bed hungry and my awesome girl friends held me accountable--- we cooked delicious healthy meals and they actually enjoyed them as well! From soups to salmon, it was truly a yummy (low point) week.
This week, on the other hand, could be interesting... Kim, Ginny and I are going to Chicago for the three day weekend. My weakness is pizza--- especially Chicago deep dish! Ahh, this could be dangerous!
Sunday, January 10, 2010
I've been wanting to add some color to our house, so today I decided to go buy a bucket (okay, two buckets) of paint and start rolling a wall in our guest bedroom. I think I love it-- but I'll decide on a definite opinion after the paint is dry and the bedroom is back in order. But, it's beautiful... a nice blue grey color.
I will post pictures tomorrow of the before and after- get excited!
Friday, January 8, 2010
No matter what, I'm learning a lot living in Omaha in the coldest winter in 100 years. I've learned how to use 4WD and how to thaw pipes. I've learned how to slide across ice without looking like a fool (unless I fall). I've learned that's it's really not TOO TOO cold outside if you have a good winter coat (thanks again, Santa). Most importantly (I know, this is so cheesy... but so true), it can still be fun if you're surrounded by such wonderful friends, who are like family.
But, I'm ready for positive temperatures again. We can have even more fun when it's nice outside!
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
2009 was truly a fabulous year for me and the last few weeks were no different! We were very fortunate to be able to spend Christmas in both North Carolina and Florida with both of our families. We were able to see so many friends--- the only downside was how quick both trips were. Oh, and how can I forget how much I hate Delta/Northwest!
As I say in every post, I will try to do better at blogging--- and thank you, Farrah, for that reminder again today! But, here are the pictures that captured our Christmas and New Years. And if you're one of those people who like everything in order... start at the bottom! I'm sorry for the doubles and the funky captions (someone help me with this problem)!