Saturday, December 30, 2006

The Year of The Great Accomplishment, Followed by Disappointments, & Finally Redemption

The Great Accomplishment
After struggling through college math courses, financial aid, and scholarship applications, I completed college in May! My mom cried, I cried, and the proud look in Trey’s eyes made me feel like we had both graduated and earned that degree.

The Disappointments
So, with a degree in one hand and the world of opportunities in the other, I was sure I’d find a job immediately. Five or six rejections later, I learned more about myself than I could’ve imagined.

While searching for a job I started working for this production company. Four months later, I still enjoy it and enjoy the company of my co-workers. So with that being mentioned, I’ve set aside looking for another job and feel this employment may have an opportunity to afford itself.

In other highlights:

Trey and I
Trey has been amazing this entire year. Back in April I would lock myself in the guest room and study through the night. Not once, did he make me feel bad for it. He was also extremely understandable when I went a month without working. In general, Trey and I have been blessed this year. We’ve found a church home, we joined the praised and worship band, we took a financial peace class, we’ve been able to make new friends, and we’ve been pretty healthy.

This year has been somewhat of a repeat of senior year in high school. Linda my best gal pal was with me then and she came to my rescue on several occasions this year. We were both going through the same decisions and opportunities and found great comfort in talking to each other.

Daphne and Bruiser
Since I moved back from LA I’ve been able to walk the dogs at least once a week. Bruiser and Daphne also made friends with Sam, the boxer, from across the street. Trey and I love Daphne and Bruiser and thank God for their health.

Farwell, 2006 and I guess 2007 can only be better.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Selling Cool Stuff We Don't Need

Trey and I are selling stuff we don't need anymore.

Jasmine Acoustic Guitar for $40

55 Gallon Fish Aquarium for $150 (minus the cowboys sticker. the sticker can easily be peeled off)

PSP for $180

Jeep Mountain Bike for $50 (this is a steal)

Tomorrow I'll insert more pictures. Let me know if you're interested....

Gingerbread Kid

Over the holidays Amy and I were talking about Trey and I one day having kids. She told me we would have ginger kids, like that episode of South Park. It's the episode where Cartman labels all red-heads as gingers. I couldn't stop laughing and told Amy we'd have to name "it" Ginger. Yeah right.

Monday, December 25, 2006

Early Christmas Breakfast

For some insane reason, I offered to cook breakfast for some of my family. I woke up early and of course they arrived late. Once everyone was here we had waffles, pancakes, biscuits and gravy. Yummy. After breakfast we opened gifts.

I’m not really big on gifts, but Trey did get me something thoughtful. Yep, he got me a Dallas Cowboys jersey. Sounds like something he’d ask for. The jersey is a kiddie size so it fits better than most jerseys.

Here are some pictures that I would like to share with you.

Trey and I posing in front of tree. Oh, I'm dreading taking this tree down.

We took this picture yesterday at Amy's party.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Christmas Came Early

Christmas came early for our four legged babies.

Daphne got a sweater (I know I'm that kinda of dog owner. I can't help it).

And Brusier got a festive doggie bone.

Well, Christmas is almost over and to think it hasn't even started.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

My Hair Can Always Grow Back

A man in our praise and worship band is growing his hair out. When someone asked him why, he told them because he was donating it to a cancer patient...and that got me thinking.

I did my research and I too have decided to grow my hair out. I think I'm going to donate my hair to Locks of Love. L of L is a non-profit that makes wigs out of hair donations and then turns around and gives them to children who have cancer. It will probably take me a year to get my hair long enough, but my hair grows fast.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Things To Do Before We’re 25

A few weeks ago I was going through an old journal and found this list. I remember writing it with Trey over 4 years ago. So the list goes something like this.

1. Married
2. Have a jeep (Trey)
3. Have a VW (Dom)
4. College education
5. Trey making --- (like I would really post that)
6. Mutual Funds
7. ------ in savings
8. Fish Aquarium (this is so random)
9. Live in big city
10. Place Dom wants to go- Hollywood
11. Dom wants to become a good cook

What a strange list. Trey and I obviously have changed some of our priorities. We’ve learned it’s not how much you make, what you drive, or if you have that big aquarium, but the things that do matter are an education, family and a good meal every once in a while.

P.S. We do have a huge aquarium that is empty sitting in the corner of our room. Any offers?

The Date, The Weekend, & The Week Ahead

Let’s start with the date-
The record still stands. Trey didn’t cook for me, instead I cooked and we watched a special on the NFL network about the Cowboys QB, Tony Romo. Wow, that’s what I call a good time! Football on a Friday night what else can a girl ask for? It’s alright, luckily for my husband I’m not high maintenance. In all truth, I actually enjoyed myself.

Now moving on to the rest of the weekend-
Every Christmas work party I’ve attended has been boring. So, with that being said, I expected a dull night. So, the party was at Miller Ranch and began at noon and ended the next morning. To my suprise the party was so much fun! It was definitely one of the best parties I’ve ever attended. Trey and I spent the night and we managed to snatch a secluded room while some people had to sleep in an open area on bunks (suckers). It was nice meeting everyone that Trey works with. Now I can put a face with the name.

Finally the week to come-
Well, I’m actually still recovering from the weekend. Sunday my little sister and I went out to the ABC bike trail and rode 8 plus miles. My butt is sore and I know Natasha is probably in pain because she doesn’t usually ride. Anyways, I guess this subject line more or less relates to the weekend. Umm, the week ahead looks good. And I know I’m going to have to get gifts together, start baking, and figure out what we're doing on Christmas day.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Is it a date if you stay home?

I've been thinking and I think married people need to go out on date's too.

Trey owes me big and he has never-never-never cooked me dinner and my one request for our date night is that he cooks for me. I know, I'm too demanding.

Well, we're staying in tomorrow and I hope it goes well.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

High School Humanities Journal

Back in high school I kept a humanities journal and my teacher would respond. I found the journal the other day and thought I should post this.

Please excuse the sloppy writing. I was going for the Kerouac method. You should click the image to enlarge it.

When I first read this quote I thought I wrote it and was feeling atiquite (did I spell that right?) and then I read that I was not the author. Despite the questionable authorship, I still love this quote.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Snooze It

What's wrong with me? I should've gone to church this morning.

But it's so hard to get out of bed when it's cold outside and the sheets are sooooo warm.