Monday, March 31, 2008

Haircuts, fish and frogs...oh, my!

So what have we been up to? Lots and lots, and here is a peak.

Last weekend, Randy and 7 other guys from church went camping and canoeing on the Brazos. They left on Friday and returned on Sunday. This was 3 days of "roughing" it and hanging with the guys. According to Randy, they fished, canoed, threw things into the fire, and listened to snoring and frogs at night (my words - not his). I really wanted him to blog about it, but I guess just having him take pictures of their adventures is enough. :)

Group Shot

My Hubby and his fish - he was so proud!

And what did I do while Randy was gone for 3 days? Well, I went to visit my parents and to the wedding of some dear friends of ours - Ernesto & Sherry. It was so good to see old friends and catch up on what is going on in our lives. My parents even had been going through old home movies and we took a trip down memory lane while I was there. It was so funny to see my brother wearing neon green and black striped pants and me in my kindergarten graduation. Ah, the memories!

Oh and last but not least....I got my hair cut. I'd been wanting to do something different for a while now, but couldn't decide what. Well, after talking to Sarah and getting a idea, I went Saturday to get it cut. And this is the result:

It is way shorter than I have ever had it before, but I like it. Granted I can't make it look like it did the day the stylist cut it, but I like it all the same. Its fun and different, and for all of you who like long hair (aka, Dad), it will grow back. :)
So that is what is going on in our lives. Randy starts his clinicals this week. He is excited and ready to get experience as a paramedic. Tomorrow April begins and that means a birthday and anniversary. Wow! A year already! Time has flown. I'll post more later about our first year of marriage and all we've learned. God has definitely blessed us.
Peach blooms from my parents' trees
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:8-10

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


Sarah W. tagged me so here goes:

10 Years Ago...I was in my Spring Semester of my Freshman year at MHS. I was in Choir, Student Council, involved in my youth group at church, and “going-out” with Jason Krohn – my first boyfriend. My best friends were Alison C. & Tiffany S. I was about to turn 15 and probably spent most weekends with my family and friends or doing stuff with my youth group. :) I had an exciting life….lol!

Things on my to-do list today:
  • Pick up our volunteer t-shirts…finally!
  • Finalize volunteers for Sunday.
  • Cook dinner for my hubby.
  • Hang out with Sarah, Rhett & Huddy….can’t wait!
  • Oh yeah, and finish my work (this should probably be #1).

What would I do if I became loaded:

  • Buy a house with a big backyard so we could get a dog (or two).
  • Pay off our debt.
  • Give money to our church and friends who are serving around the world.
  • Buy my hubby a truck so he wouldn’t have to drive the go-cart anymore.
  • Give money to my family and friends.
  • Take a trip to see the world.

Three of my bad habits:

  • Procrastinating on cleaning the apartment.
  • Trying to do things all myself.
  • Not exercising enough.

Five jobs I've had:

  • Babysitter/adopted “aunt”
  • Clerk at Marietta Pharmacy
  • Receptionist for Photographs by Lawrence
  • Student Tutor/Secretary at ECU Student Support Services
  • Accountant – Fossil, Inc. and now BancTec, Inc.

Five things people don't know about me:

  1. I almost never buy clothes for myself unless they are on sale. I just can’t justify spending $40 for a pair of jeans, when they are $25 when they go on sale. Thus I will wait until I know something is on sale to go buy it. My hubby loves me – I can find the bargains!
  2. I love shoes – going to Payless is a weakness for me. But then again, see #1, I won’t buy unless they are reasonable or on sale.
  3. I love routine – but I also love surprises. It drives Randy crazy! I want to be surprised, but I also drill him with questions about the surprise. I think it is the fun of the discovery.
  4. I hate driving in Dallas rush hour traffic – however I do it every morning and evening. Go figure!
  5. I am terrible about keeping up with family and friends. I can go 3-4 weeks without calling my own brother. I do call my parents more often. It is something I am working on.

I tag Janelle F., Laura H., Gilda S., Julie R., Kevyn Y., and Jami C.