Tuesday, August 28, 2012

And the school year begins...

It has been a while since my last post.  I have been going non stop! I finally got my car situation figured out.  I am now an owner of a brand new Honda Accord....I love it! If I didn't explain it before... I bought  a used car a few months ago and was having all kinds of problems with it.  We found out that it was burning the oil...so we took it back and they gave me a great deal on a brand new car so I bought one!  My (big) puppy is doing great! Slowly getting house trained and as healthy as can be!  This weekend I have to take the poor thing to get more shots...that should be fun (not). 

I passed my College Algebra course that I took this summer...which was a complete miracle.  Both of my schools have started back up again...my work school and school school. Work is going great!  I am in a new classroom this year which is different but I love it!  My kids are so fun.  The lead teacher I am working with is great.  This is her first year at my school so she is learning but she is picking up things really well!  I have to say how entertaining it can be working at a school for children with special needs...I love that they do not care what anyone thinks about them...they are just...themselves.  It is great!  College started at the same time as work...this is my first semester to take all online classes.  So far I am enjoying it.  It is great to have teachers go strait to the point...not having to go to class until eleven o clock is pretty great too! 

Wedding issues...I have lots of them.  We had some problems with the DJ we really wanted.  Thankfully, Casey and I were eventually able to come to a conclusion that we both felt okay about.  I just want it to be time already!  I am about ready to go wedding dress shopping again...I want to find a dress that I love and that is affordable...unlike the 1600 dollar one I found when I went to visit my sister.  David's Bridal really has great prices for the dresses they have.  I will be trying there next!  As for everything else...I don't really care about so much but I would like to get almost everything in order before my mom goes to Mexico...did I say that before?

 Yes, my Mom is moving to Mexico...but it is for a great cause.  They really do have a need for Christian missionaries over there...when we first found out that she was leaving we pretty much flipped...but after going to Mexico and really seeing the need it made a huge impact on me and I couldn't be more proud of her.  Keep the people in Mexico in your prayers... along with the missionaries who are giving up their lives to help these people. 

My friend Matt left recently to go back to his base...he is in the army and will be leaving soon to go overseas.  I can't imagine leaving everyone I love to put myself in a very dangerous situation.  I really appreciate the men and woman who are strong enough to make that decision and just wanted to say thank you to all of them. 

Well...that is all I have for tonight.  Sweet dreams!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

So much to do...and 4 days to do it

Well as you saw in my last post I got a new puppy...you also may know that I am taking an online summer math course...if you EVER think that sounds like a good idea...think again.  All of my work is due this weekend...it is now Wednesday and  I have about two weeks of work that still needs to be finished.  I have to go in to work tomorrow and Friday and I also have a birthday party to go to on Saturday.  Hopefully I will get my butt in gear and finish in time...well I know I will finish... I just don't know what that grade will look like.  I have gotten so far behind because things just keep coming up...like netflix and dogs and everything else...my poor new puppy got super sick two days after we got her and I didn't know if she was going to make it.  But she did and is back to her old self keeping me up all night with her whining and barking.  I would be doing homework right now if it weren't for this terrible headache that set in about an hour ago. 

So, I have a new TV show that I like a lot and I am a little ashamed...it is the vampire diaries.  Oh my goodness... it is awesome! It has the love story along with action and gore.  The story line is pretty good in my opinion with plenty of twists to keep you on your toes.  I love, love, love it!

Any who...my headache is getting worse I am going to watch some more vampire diaries...I mean rest my eyes.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Happy Anniversary!

Well, Wednesday was Casey and I's anniversary.  It did not really go as planned but it was a great day! We went and got a massage at Massage Envy which was very nice and relaxing!  If you have never been they have very reasonable prices and do a very good job! You can find them just about anywhere.  After that we decided to go look around at the Rockwall Animal Adoption Clinic.  We had been wanting a puppy for a while but did not expect to find one that day.  We went in and told them we were looking for a small dog that didn't shed.  They walked us through and the only "small" dog they had was a chihuahua ( I am not a fan of chihuahua's...usually they are mean and if you are not careful they get insanely fat.)  Next to the chihuahua though was this really cute puppy...well I say she is a puppy but she is three and a half months old and is about 30 pounds.  She has these adorable radar ears that stand straight up! They told us she was part shepherd part heeler but she looks nothing like any of the pictures I could find.  I was a little concerned because her feet were HUGE so I asked them how big she would get...they told me maybe 40 pounds...ya right!  Well, Casey's dad Googled Great Dane/Shepherd and she looks very similar...so here in a few months we may have one HUGE dog.  Another thing I was worried about was that she would not get along with our other dogs.  At the adoption center she was in a cage by herself. I was worried they may have done that because she did not get along well with others. But she is doing great! She is such a sweet puppy.  All she wants to do is play....Georgia doesn't quite know what to think yet and Balto is willing to play with her but she is a little scared of him. We named her Annabelle (Annie) for short.  She is obeying very well so far...we will see how that goes.  Well as I said we had not planned on buying a dog that day but we both fell in love with her.  We had made plans to go to the movies and out for a nice dinner but those plans had to be put on hold.  It was a fun night with Casey learning about Annie and spending time together with our new sweet pet! :) By the way...it was exactly one year from Wednesday that I get to marry him!  We will be getting married on our 5th anniversary! Crazy huh?! It does not feel that long at all.  But I cannot wait...honestly if I did not have to worry about pleasing everyone with a wedding I would just go marry him tomorrow!  Don't get me wrong a wedding will be fabulous, I just don't want to have to wait another minute...but I guess he is worth it!

See what I mean about those ears!? So stinkin cute!

Yesterday I took my first test in my College Algebra course...it did not go so well.  There were questions I did not expect because they were not on the review.  It was also timed...I don't do that well.  If I am going to pass a test I need to be able to relax and take my time...especially with math.  But hopefully the next one will not turn out so bad!

I got my first payroll check today.  Talk about exciting!  It feels so good to be on salary pay even if it is not a TON of money.  I am so ready to go back to work!

Okay, about this whole Chickfila mess...I strongly believe in the right to free speech, but this goes both ways...for supporters of people who choose to be gay and for those who support marriage as being between a man and a woman.  I think both sides are being very judgmental and may not be handling things in the right way.  Is it okay to eat at Chickfila to show your support for someone's beliefs who is associated with Chickfila?  Of course it is, especially when they are being completely torn apart because of their own beliefs.  We should stand up for what the Bible says is right.  This does not mean we have to be hateful.  But we have as much of a right as do those supporters of gay marriage to say what they want and do what they want...there is no need for us to judge them... but there is also no need to conform to there beliefs in order to not offend them...I think this is a very sticky subject and it is hard to know how to deal with it, but what I do know is that we should do all things in love and understanding...we are all sinners.

 Romans 12:1-3
1:  I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God, which is your spiritual worship.  2:  Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.  3:  For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of yourself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgement, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.