Saturday, March 28, 2009

A Blizzard, in Texas??

Jake and Josie leaping through the snow

David going out to get some pictures of the house

This is the rock wall that lines our driveway - the snow drift is as tall as it is!

The pups always get really frisky in the snow and then they want in after about 5 minutes!

This is outside our bedroom!

The back of the house - the snow just piled up outside our doors

We had to finish caulking everything Thursday after school to get ready for the storm...It's a good thing we did!

So, there's nothing like living in the Texas in the 60's and 70's all week and then they predict blizzard like conditions on Friday. Who would have thought we would get this much snow so late in the year. I thought we already had the last day of winter??!! This is what our house looks like right now. The snow isn't really that deep but the snow drifts are incredible. The wind was blowing like crazy all day yesterday and the snow didn't stop falling until sometime early this morning. So, I'm guessing our track meet is canceled...unless we're all going out there with snow shovels!

Friday, March 27, 2009

SFA home meet

400 hurdlers hurdling once again...

Track meet on Saturday

Some of the track girls

Me and Kate in front of the new UC

Over spring break I got to go back to Nacogdoches for the first time since I graduated in 2004. So much has changed!!! The campus is still as beautiful as it was then, the trees alone make it gorgeous. Now there are new dorms, parking garages, new department buildings, and a new recreation center for students. I was really impressed but kind of sad it wasn't the same old SFA. We joked around about how it's a real university now! We also found out that our dorm is now considered the "ghetto" sad! They were the dorms everyone wanted when we were there! Anyway, we had so much fun walking around campus and reminiscing about the good old college days. We watched SFA run in their home meet and enjoyed catching up with the coaches. It was a wonderful weekend in East Texas. I hope we do it again next year! Here are some pictures!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

80's Prom

Some of the girls from our old neighborhood

A couple who we work with

Us, Delynn and Mark, Dan and Lauren

Us with Matt and Niki

Well, we had an 80's Prom for Valentine's Day. Some of our friends decided that we needed to do something fun for Valentine's Day so we rented the historic "Nat" here in town and had everyone invite people to come. We were so worried that it would be a flop but it was a blast! Everyone keeps asking us when we're going to do it again...not for a long time! It was a little stressful worrying about the money and the turn out! We were so glad that we did it though and so thankful it was a hit! Here are some pictures from the night. Some of our best friends from Houston came in for the party - Dan and Lauren, you're the best! Another couple who we have gotten to know through Dan and Lauren came in from Oklahoma. We were so happy to have friends in town, especially those four. They are always a blast to be around. Enjoy the pics!


A view from the inside. The room at the far end is going to be my laundry room!

View from the laundry room - this is the den and breakfast nook at the end.

View from the kitchen.
New french doors. We love our free lights from Sarah and Miles!
View of our lovely back yard. We haven't painted the siding yet or trimmed out the windows or doors. That will be done soon...
The men hard at work!

Well, we have decked the roof and it's going to be shingled this week! We, well, I should say David, has been working his butt off to get the addition finished. We are making progress slowly but surely. He is ready to start working on the inside, as am I. I can't wait to do the fun things like painting and decorating. But for now, we have to get the outside done. David has finished the wiring and soon will be sheet rocking! Yay! Here are some pictures to give you an idea of what it looks like right now. We do not keep a very clean work site....please look through all of the mess!