Tuesday, August 14, 2012

HBD Aaron!

Happy 32nd to my wonderful hubs (a day late)!  There are oh-so-many reasons that I love him.  Yesterday, like most days, I got to add one to the list when he brought me a sweater when I was freezing in a staff development.  So considerate!  And now I seem like the world's neediest wife, but I swear it was that cold.  We got to have a fun and fancy date and went out to the Ritz to eat at Fearings.  Luckily, it's Restaurant Week, so the price was right.  Unluckily, I forgot to take a picture, so this one will have to do.

Love you bubs!  Here's to many more!

Friday, August 10, 2012

5 smiles

Five things that are making me smile on this Friday afternoon...

Margarita cupcakes...delicious! We used these to celebrate Marlowe with a happy hour bridal shower!

 New shoes from Target that are oh-so-cute and perfect for back to school!

Book I am reading right now in a women's Bible study...I would recommend to ANY woman who struggles with worry, anxiety, self-worth, and/or contentment.  This book is a true gift from above for me!

New orange Stella and Dot necklace I am obsessing over and finding Fall outfits to wear it with!
Finally printing a few wedding photos and having this one sitting at my desk at home right where I can see it.

:) Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

July in a nutshell

We've been busy this month!  Our big news this month is that we both found out that we are changing jobs!  Aaron recently started a new job and he will be working from HOME!  He will be traveling a lot more, but he doesn't have to drive to Arlington every day anymore, and I will get to see him more when he is here.  I found out that I will be a reading specialist for Thurgood Marshall Elementary next year - right down the road from Skyview!  I am really excited to get started!  Here is the rest of the month in a nutshell...

We celebrated Brinley's upcoming arrival with Kim's Dr. Seuss baby shower!

We went to Galveston for the 4th of July with the Martins, McAdams, and Westbrooks.  We got an awesome condo, and had a blast!

We spent 8 hours at Northpark waiting in line and seeing the new Batman movie at midnight.  We are getting a little old to be able to stay up that late (ha!), but it was actually a really fun night!

We went to Gruene for the weekend to celebrate Carter's 30th birthday! We had a blast floating the river, eating at the Gristmill, and taking another road trip with the McAdams!

I got to go to Houston for Sarah's bachelorette party!  We had a blast staying at Hotel Icon and going out in midtown.  Always so happy to see my 707b girls - we missed you Adi!

And we have cheered on the Rangers each chance we get - we get to watch pretty much every game and even though they are going through somewhat of a slump, we are super hopeful for October!

I have tried to keep busy with other things too - I took a week to completely clean and decorate our house while Aaron was in Colorado for training.  It was a huge project, but so nice to keep me busy while he was away.  I try to get to Camp Gladiator every weekday - that has been a huge blessing to me this summer.  I haven't lost any weight (still need to get the eating part of dieting down), but I feel like I am in much better shape than I started in this summer, and I know it is always easier for me to eat better when I am on a set schedule (school year).  And a side note - I plan on bringing back the Biggest Loser blogging recaps when the new season starts in January.  That was always motivating for me!  Thanks for reading, friends!