Monday, September 28, 2009

All the leaves are brown...

Yay for fall!! We had a nice glimpse of fall weather for a couple of days last week and I'm hoping that the rain is bringing in another cool front!
I'm wanting to decorate for fall, but cannot find a good fall wreath. Any suggestions? I'm up for buying one or making one if I can come up with a good idea!
We planted our second flower bed in the backyard finally! Woohoo! We love Sega Palms. We have two in the front and this new one in the back now.

I finally used my super cute cupcake/brownie pan. It looks like mini bundt cakes. I think it actually made my brownies with cream cheese icing taste better than the normal pan!
And on a puppy mom note..I found a squeaky hamburger toy in my purse last week as I was leaving for work. Apparently the girls didn't want me to go hungry : )

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Back in the saddle again...

The Tour de Cure is officially over for Houston this year! What a fun event! Friday night I went to a Red Riders dinner at Ninfa's in town. Red Riders were any cyclists participating in the ride that have Diabetes. At the dinner we were given Red Rider cycling jerseys which made me feel official. I also decided that the pockets in the back were made for my insulin pump and four things of fruit snacks : ) It was a diabetic ride after all.

The next morning, bright and early I got ready (Cody was in Galveston this weekend with some friends) and headed down to Katy to meet Alex and Hannah for the ride.
Me and Hannah

Hannah and Alex

HB and Alex rode 60ish miles and their ride left before mine.
I only rode 15, but loved it and wish now that I would have done the 30 mile ride! The day was perfect because it was overcast which made it cooler than normal. It was so exciting to be involved in something that impacts my own life so directly! It was also great to see the number of people out supporting the cause! Now onto Step Out in November : )

I went with some girlfriends to see Love Happens last night which was a really good movie, much deeper than I had originally thought it would be.
Today I went to sunday school (late of course), church and then headed to Cadillac for their Sunday Brunch. It was amazing! Breakfast food, mexican food (lunch) and dessert! SO good!

And then I came home excited to see my husband back from Galveston!
Only two days until Fall officially begins! Maybe that means that it'll drop below 85 degrees? : )

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Going to the Chapel...

This week and weekend just flew by!!
I've been building up the time that I'm running so that I can hopefully run the diabetes 5k in November and do a decent job. Right now I'm up to running 25 minutes..which if you know me, you know I'm not a runner, so I'm super excited about it!
Cody and I went to Chipotle last Sunday for lunch. While were were there, I filled out a little card and dropped it in a jar for a chance to win dinner for 4. Well low and behold, I got a call this past week saying that they drew out my name. So Cody, Hannah, Alex and I went to dinner on Friday night at Chipotle and didn't have to pay a dime. It was wonderful! : )

Saturday was spent cleaning, running errands and playing with the pups (we've been puppy sitting Dinah's puppy, Charley).
Saturday night we went to Meagan's sister's wedding!! Kenzie and Ricky Schoelman! : ) It was a super fun wedding!
Now off to finish the weekend chores and start another week! Next Saturday is Tour de Cure!! I'll have to ride some this week so I can hopefully make it the 15 miles : )

Monday, September 7, 2009

Whatcha been doing? Whatcha been doing? Whoa, whoa. Haven't seen you around

Hello blogging friends! I've missed you all! Beginning of the school year = crazy busy which means no new blog posts.
I've just finished the 2nd week of my third year in kindergarten (I guess technically my fourth since I went through kinder as a 5 year old). I have a full class this year of sweet unique 5 and 6 year olds and am so excited to help them grow into life-long learners this year! I of course took a few pictures from the first few days.
Kteam 09-10

Meet the Teacher - Meagan and I
Zeta Love - Grayleigh, my next door teacher is a Zeta!

My mentee Jessica and I

Our team on the first day

We all started teaching together - 3rd day of our 3rd year!
School bus cupcakes I made : )

Our cute new team shirts! They sparkle in case you can't tell!
A glimpse into the non-school part of our lives:
Ellie diving in at the puppy park a few weeks ago

We took both pups to Petsmart a few weeks ago. Ellie was having SO much fun! I should've gotten her pic b/c her tail wagged the entire time. I did get one of Chlo riding in the cart b/c two dogs and big bags of food didn't work so well. She loved it!
We went home last weekend to spend some quality time with the fam which involved shopping, pedis and steak : ) This Friday night Kelly came in to visit, so we got to spend time with her! And then Saturday we went up to College Station to watch the Aggies beat New Mexico with Sarah and Nick.

Being busy with school also for me means procrastinating house chores. My husband is an absolutely amazing man and picked up the slack for me big time on Thursday by cleaning which means that my only big chore this weekend was ironing...its been a long time since I've ironed, see:
and that pile my friends wasn't even all of it. I added a few pieces once my other loads of laundry finished. Needless to say, I ironed for several hours last night.
I've been in a baking mood this weekend and made cookies and I also made my first loaf of banana bread! Don't let its looks deceive you, it actually tastes pretty good!
And last but not least, I have been eating fruit snacks since I was 13 (brings up low blood sugars). I have seen gushers, dinosaurs, scooby doo, legos, cherry, grape, ect, but never in my life have I seen "creepies." Yes my friends, someone thought it was a good idea to create "creepies" fruit snacks:
Inside the "creepies" package is rat, snake and mosquito shaped fruit snacks..yuck!

Then today we ran, biked, ran a few errands, took the pups to the puppy park and had dinner at our friends' house! I hope everyone is enjoying their labor day!! Mondays off = heaven! : )