Saturday, February 12, 2011

Ringing In The New Year- Things to look forward to!

*Side note: This post was created January 3rd, yes I'm just going back mid February to complete and publish it.. Enjoy :)

This year BD and I rang in the New Year with a few close friends at our friends parents house.. We defiantly are over the whole going out "in town" idea, for one we don't have the money for it (although I still spent more than I would of liked to on decor, fireworks etc) and it's just not safe going from in town to the suburbs even in a taxi.. We only drove approx 10 miles from our friends house back to Brian's for the night and we had a car pull out in front of us at a light, our light was green and had been green and this car just went straight threw his red light, BD was driving since he does not drink at all and he was very shook up and scared.. So just goes to show no matter how little you drive on NYE it still can be dangerous!
We had a great night with lots of laughs, dancing, being silly, taking pictures, shooting fire works, and just having fun out on all the land the house was on! Here's very few pics to show:

Brian and I celebrating another New Year together, hopefully this year brings us as many great times as 2010!

The Girl's of the night!

And that's all I'm gonna post as far as pics.. ha!

Now onto the more fun part of the post!!

Things I'm looking forward to in 2011:

*Weekends at Bernard..

*Starting another semester and a semi new chapter in my life in the Education field

*Celebrating 1 year engagement with BD, you can read back to the proposal here

*Our big camping trip with some of our best friends

*The Winter Boat Show at Reliant

*One of my bestest friends Birthday celebrations, were going to see Randy Rogers Band! Head over to her blog and feel free to leave her a little comment saying she should start blogging again :)

*My first Nephew's Baby Shower, OK not "technically" my nephew but close enough.. It is my God sister also one of my MOH's baby shower.. When she called to tell me she was prego, she said, I have something to tell you, "You're going to be an Aunt" so yep I'll be an Aunt!

*The World Championship Bar-B-Que , This is one weekend I look forward to every year! If your not from Houston, here's a little run down.. It's a 3 day event, hundreds of cooking teams come out and compete for the best bbq, all put on by sponsorship, you have to "know someone" to get into a tent.. you have to have tickets into each tent and are checked at the door, when you go in all the tents vary but most always have tons of good food- free drinks- dancing- and just lots of fun, I don't even drink but I just love going and having fun with friends and taking it all in. I love the scene and the cow boy hats and laughing at the crazy people!

*Working another year on the Ladies Go Texan Rodeo Committee! Also very excited that 2 of my girl friends' that I've been close with since Middle School have joined the committee this year so we will be signing up for as many shifts as possible together

*Not really looking forward to this one.. But my 26th Birthday!

*Spring Break, fortunately I will be able to look forward to this every year forever with the career field I have choose.. Unlike most people have to stop looking forward to it once they graduate college!

*The arrival of the baby boy mentioned above :)

*The Child Advocates Gala and Auction

*My friend Lyndsey's Wedding in April

*Helping host my friend Courtney's Baby shower

*BD's 26th Birthday

* Finishing another semester of school, there is finally light at the end of the tunnel..

*Our cruise in May to celebrate Brian's dad's Birthday & Brian and his bro's Graduations... We will be leaving the weekend we were supposed to get married this year, so this will be perfect timing for a little get away!!

*Possibly my family's 3rd Annual Craw fish Boil

*Summer weekend's at Bernard aka the river house

* My friend Sherry's Wedding in May

*Events/Tournaments with the Wakeboarding organization were involved in:

*Hopefully finding an Education related job during the summer months

*My friend Julia's Wedding in August

*Celebrating all my friends and families Birthday's in 2011

*Graduation in December

That's all I can think of off the top of my head that I know is for sure happening in 2011, maybe I can do an updated post mid year!

My Lovely Blog Readers.. I don't like not blogging!

I'm not even gonna go into the whole spill as to why I haven't blogged in so long and how busy I've been cause let's be honest here.. That's not what y'all want to read nor is it really what I want to talk about!

Just a brief update:
*The demand of schooling this semester is absurd..speaking of I am supposed to be in Dallas with BD's family as we speak for his cousins wedding but I had to make the tough decision on Wednesday to go ahead and back out due to the amount of work I've been doing on weekends and have to do this weekend, it just wasn't feasible for me to try and get my work done during the week to allow me to get away this weekend.. If you know me, you know I must really have a lot to do cause #1 I love going to weddings and spending time with BD's family and #2 I've never really let school work keep me from doing something I want to do.....
SO I'm sitting here doing work and taking a break to blog :)

*I LOVE the elementary school I'm at this semester and really really enjoy my SBTE teacher's classrooms I'm in

*I'm not getting to go to boot camp as much as I was going and would like to go... I know I Know it's part of the "real world" and I"m working on getting used to it but after dealing with 43 fourth graders everyday and then also having endless assignments due for my college courses and making lesson plans etc. Boot camp is basically the last thing on my mind, unfortunately...
On a positive note though, I have lost another 7 lbs. totaling approx. 28 lbs
(if you realize this is much smaller, good for you.. If you know me, you know I strongly dislike talking about myself and my accomplishments)

*I miss seeing my friends... enough said!

*I'm ready to have my own classroom to practice my own classroom management and watching my kids minds bloom and develop on my teaching philosophy and so much more... Yes I'm going to be a teacher even though I just wrote out one of the most horrible sentences, don't judge!

*I'm ready for RODEO!! I say every year I'm going to go to sooo many shows and let's be real here... After working a 6 hour shift on my feet running around with kids at the Rodeo, I very seldom want to stay for the show or even go back to enjoy myself... But I'm going to try and change that this year and seriously go to several shows, this should be easier since 2 of my girlfriends are on the committee with me this year and since my friend H Ty and I have talked about going to some shows, like old times... 4 years ago we went to I think 7 or 8 out of the 18-20 shows together!

This is the only pic I can find right now of us at the Rodeo together, Rodeo Cook Off 2005/6? (I know there are at least 25+ from over the years, but them all off of my facebook and have moved them off my laptop onto an external hard drive)
Did I mention how proud I am of this girl? NO I didn't, so wow I've always envied how headstrong she is and her Faith but this girl has shown it more than ever in the past 6 months! Without giving too much of her personal life out into the cyber world... She has been burned 1 too many times, after years of guarding her heart she finally let the guard down and yet it happened again... I'm not going to lie and say she was OK, she was lonely and confused for a few months after she fought through with that determination and Faith that I mentioned she had, she's back on her feet and full force!!!! She is back to the H Ty we all know and love. I tried to be the best friend I could and stick by her side rather it be to cry to, vent to, send her surprise cards in the mail, or just all around be there.. I hope I helped! This ole silly boy is not all that brought her down, she has had a rough past few months but nothing will hold this girl down, I promise you!!!! OK well I did not plan on talking about that and I think I've shared enough of her business and now that I'm teary eyed, I'll stop :)

H and I at her apt. before going to see Randy Rogers for her B-Day!

*I'm anxiously awaiting the arrival of a little baby boy named Luke... If this little guy doesn't hurry up and get here, I might mentally go broke! I do not walk in ANY store and not see something pick something up and think about buying it... I've learned that I have to resist the temptation, I've bought him a few little things and my mom keeps telling me to stop so we can focus on something bigger and more beneficial for the future parents! Although I most importantly pray for good health for the mom and baby and comfort of labor for the mom, I pray a little bit also that he decides to come closer to afternoon time so I'm able to get up to the hospital shortly after and not have to miss school ;)

*I'm really excited about the little Valentine's I'm making for my students... I know I know all you teacher's are saying, just wait after a couple years that will be the last thing on your mind and your lucky if you make it to the store to buy candy, ha! But for now I'm excited and ready to get out my scrapbooking supplies!!!!

*I'm behind on my Daily Devotional, yes that is NOT something you allow to get behind on but I have.... so I'm going to wrap this post up so I can get back to writing this extravagant lesson on Civil War and then on the next break, I'll do some reading :)

Sorry so long and very few pics but until next time....
Smile, it's the ultimate anti-depressant!!!


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