Wednesday, August 27, 2008

School, School, and more School!

IT is officially underway!  Summer is really over, sadly!!  I am sitting at home right now finishing up homework, watching a John and Kate Plus 8 mini marathon (currently my favorite show), and waiting on Mark to come home from his Wednesday night duties at the church!  I haven't seen him since 7:40 this morning, and I miss him!  They haven't even begun church yet though, so it will be another 2 hours until he's here.  

Tomorrow I begin my last internship before I start student teaching.  For this internship I am actually out at Harleton Elementary which is cool!  I am excited about it, though dreading being there for all day.  I am there before 7:45 then leave at 2:30.  However, my day is not done there.  I have a class that I didn't know about from 3:45 to 4:45 then one last one (and my only class on Tuesday) from 5- 6:20.  So yeah, I have a feeling I am going to come to DREAD my thursdays just because they are non stop!  It will be ok though, it will be all worth it in the end I hope because I will end up with a degree!  

So yeah, that is our life right now, settling into a busier, more tiring, more work to do kind of days!!  It will become a routine, some days harder, somedays easier, but all worth it!  I have to admit I was very scared about this school year and being married during it!  I had a little mini breakdown with Mark while we were at the cabin actually, just relating my fears about what this year held and if I can do it.  He did very good, reassuring me everything was going to be ok!  He is actually allowing me not to work this next year in order that I have more time to accomplish all my classwork, housework, and everything in between and not be stressed out!  Yeah I told you he is a really amazing husband!   I don't know what I would do without him, I am so happy to be living everyday life with my soulmate!  Well I better get back to my homework.  

Monday, August 25, 2008

My Last First Day

Well today was my last first day of school!!!   YAY!!  Sorta cool to think about.  I don't know when I will go get my masters, but to think I will be done with college in a year is crazy!  Sadly to say this semester is not going to be an easy one for me!  I have lots of classes that require a lot of just redundant and tedious work!  It will be okay though I can see the light at the end of the tunnel and I am going towards it as fast as I can.  

Blake, Mark's twin, came in to spend the weekend with us!  We had a good time with him, just catching up and seeing what all was going on in his life.  He lives in Dallas right now and is working at Enterprise for the time being and enjoying living with their other brother, Scott.  We went and chased the duck at the pond that chases other people and bites them, ate dinner together, just chilled.  We watched the last of the olympics and the closing ceremonies, which made me sorta sad.  I love the spirit the olympics send off, a unified nation for one cause, and a world tuned into the same thing at the same time.  Just sorta cool if you think about it.  

Well Mark is busy browning meat for dinner tonight with our next door neighbors, so I guess I better go and help him.  

Friday, August 22, 2008

Major Brownie Points

So can I just say I have the best husband in the whole wide world! He earned some MAJOR brownie points this past week. Not that he really had to, but he definetely poured it on thick with all he did for me!

First of all he took me on a surprise day and half get away thing before I started school. He was supposed to be (and still is) getting away with a bunch of boys for half of a week, but when some of the days fell through, instead of just going to work until they could all get together, he went ahead and rented a cabin out at lake Tyler for me and him. He called me and told me to ask for Thursday off because we were going to get away! We left on Wednesday to spend our first night there, and so I am home doing the last minute packing before we leave and he comes walking in the door. With him he has brought me a pot of flowers! It is beautiful! He said he knew I liked them and had been wanting some so he picked some up for me! Yeah, he is smooth.

So after finding the perfect place to put them, we load up the car and head out there. We stop at Wal-mart to get supplies and he also gets me a book! I know he is sssoo awesome! Anyways, then we head out to the cabin, get all of our stuff inside, then walk down to the dock and look at the moonlit water. Then it's back up to get all settled in, which we do, and then we read for like 2 hours! Yeah and let me just tell you that is my favorite thing in the world to do, curl up with a good book and just read!! We felt like a bunch of old fogies because we both read and then went to bed hehe!

After a slow morning and waking up late, we ate a great breakfast, read somemore, and then decided to go swimming! Since it had been raining all week the water was a little cold, but that didn't stop us from having fun. I stayed in there for a little while, but then got out and laid on the dock and took pictures of him. We both layed there and just talked and relaxed for a good hour and a half. Once we had our fill of the sun we headed back up to the cabin to do what else, but continue to read our books, of which I was able to finish mine (it was ssoo good)! Then we took showers and got ready to go out for a nice dressed up dinner.

He took me to this really neat place in Tyler called Julianne's! It is a different kind of food, beef slices, rice, and all of that sort! It was really good and somewhere different to eat. We got to try Edamame, something I had heard about on Regis and Kelly, and had been looking for but could never find until now. After that it was off to see his parents and brother for a short visit! It was great to see them and to just chill out for a little bit! To finish off the date we went to Andie's and got some icecream! Yeah I know, he is doing amazing, but it isn't over!

If anyone knows Mark, they know he DOESN'T stay up late. He can't really, he just ends up falling alseep, unlike me, I am a night owl for sure! Well we get back and get ready for bed, but instead of going to sleep he sets up a movie to watch on my computer. We both stayed up and watched The Pursuit of Happiness, and Mark actually made it through the whole thing and then some! We talked until we both were delerious lol!! He also got up with me early this mornign because I had to be back at work, and packed up my stuff and put it in the car while I was getting ready! So yeah, that was my great get away with the best husband in the entire world! He is amazing to me!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Sunny with a High of 75

So I was informed by my mother that I don't update this thing enough, so I am going to make it my goal to update it more. I would say I would try to update everyday, but that probably isn't logical. My dream would be to do that, but I am sure once school starts I will be very busy!

Today is the day that freshman move in! Only problem is, outside is dark, and windy, and STORMY!! It is a horrible day to move in! Sadly our admissions friends are out there getting soaked to the bone! I feel so bad for them. Because freshmen are moving in today that means our office will probably become very busy with first time students and worse, first time parents!! It is funny because the parents are so worried they are forgetting something, there is something they havn't done, and they just want to be perfect their first time, which in all reality no one is. They just tend to freak a little bit more!

Today after work Mark and I are heading off to the lake in Tyler for a one day get away thing before I begin school! He was supposed to be going up there with just boys (which the boys are coming still), but they are coming a day later, so he surprised me with setting us up to be there the day before all his buddies come. I was and am so excited to just get away and relax, even if it is for only a day! It was really the thought and actions that counted, the fact he thought of me and set it all up! I have the best husband in the entire world, I just know it!

I am so sad this summer is days away from being over. I don't want it to end. I am not ready to go back to school and be stressed and tired and just everything else in the whole world! Hopefully it will not be so bad, and all I have to tell myself is "get through to May and you're done, make it to May!" That is a nice feeling knowing I am a senior and I am almost done! I don't feel like a senior in college, I can't believe I am actually to this point in my life. I know I am supposed to be a grown up and to the outside, I probably look like more of one than ever (what with being married and all). In reality though, I feel as if I am like still a sophomore or something, like I am stuck in the middle, waiting to grow up. It is happening before my eyes and even I am not noticing lol!! Oh well! Hope to have some pictures up soon!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Life In General

Welp, it is at the end of yet another week! Summer is sadly drawing to a close and I am sssoo sad to see it go! Lots of things have happened this summer, and it has been probably the best one ever for me so far. I've got things done that I have wanted to get done and yet some things are still not where I would like for them to be. I got married and have had a fantastic first two months, they have been fun filled, blessed, and just so refreshing! I have been able to sorta learn how to do this wife thing and how to enjoy it a little bit. I have learned more about the man I now call my husband, which is one of the coolest things. I have done a lot of really cool things that have made this summer so special.

The thing I have not really done good at keeping up with is this dumb class. I wish I were further along in it than I am and that I had more gumption to actually do it. Sadly I don't have either! It would be so much easier if it was just a regular writing class, but it isn't (fooey), it is business memos and analyzing business procedures and junk, none of which excite me. It is ok right now because I have until March to complete it, which I can do!

Mark is enjoying his new job at Macedonia. We have met tons of people and have even made friends in our Sunday School class, which is good because now I have someone to sit by in church while he is up doing his music thing! Speaking of which he got to lead the entire church on only his second Sunday there last week! The music minister is on vacation for 2 weeks and so Mark is responsible for the music! And he did SSSSOOOO good last week! Everyone we spoke to had such nice things to say and enjoyed it! I was so proud of him! He leads again this next week, which will be fun and I think his brother and parents will be there then too! I am really excited about it.

So yeah, the new things coming up in our lives. First of all for me school is about to start into full swing! The semester I am going into is supposed to be one of the hardest and most intensive semesters yet and I am going to have 18 hours! Two of those classes I am supposed to have already taken, and shouldn't be in this semester so that is a little nerve wracking. Plus this other class that I am working on! Not to mention I am now a student and a wife! So all in all I am just a little nervous about going into it! I don't want to over do it, and I don't want to be miserable all semester either! It will be ok..

Mark is still in the beginnings of this new job so that is something to be praying and thinking about. He is also starting some guitar classes which are going to be really good! I don't want him to spread himself to thin either. Yeah, life is about to pick up real quick! Should be a fun ride!