Saturday, September 03, 2011

where am i?

I forgot, do I work at a school in Houston or in the DR.

Check out my friend (and coworker) Laura's blog for clarification.

Monday, July 18, 2011

yellowstone made the paper

How is it that in just a couple of weeks I will be back setting up my classroom?!

reception at warehouse live

they performed for everyone plus i got to see Cara!

jon and gunjen get married


Heard the likes of Tyagaraja, Black Joe Lewis, Big Boi, Bun B, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Chromeo, Cut Copy, and Weezer. I even got to go backstage and meet some of these guys! Crazy! Pictures really can't capture this at all. Click here to see a video recap of the weekend.


Field day towards the end of school.

Rachel finds a wedding dress!

Lake Travis is SO low
(see the boat ramp way up there...)

Houston Summerfest

Astros with Beth

Thursday, May 26, 2011

halloween in july?

So, I've been using my ipod to take pictures now which proves a bit more difficult to upload to my blog. Get ready for an influx of posts.

grilling out poolside

Lauren and Austin, buffalo burgers, and a new summer flavor for Shiner- Ruby Redbird, what's not to love?!

I can taste you summer, you are SO close!!

gotta love her!

shrimp boil on the beach

I often forget how close Houston is to the beach, really should try to remember these things...

A group of us headed on down to Surfside (not too far from Galveston) for a day in the sun and water. The weather was absolutely perfect, we even got in the water. Later in the afternoon we had a shrimp boil, and what's a boil without some beer and sangria?!

We had an absolute blast!

lone star stampede

This is the second year that Lauren and I have run the Lone Star Stampede, put on in Houston by the Texas Exes. Last year was the first timed race I ever ran, which began a spark for more races (including another 5K, 10K, and half marathon!)

This year we beat our overall time by 4:09, so we were very pleased. It was also cool to see everyone in their UT gear!

margaritas and nachos

"This is your Easter basket." -Mom

Thursday, April 21, 2011

rachel and greg

My sister Rachel and her boyfriend Greg recently got engaged! I cannot wait for them to be in Houston this summer so I can give her a ginormous hug!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

iphone 4 what! what!

A new little bit of technology and a bit of updating for me! Here's to finally getting something new (and pretty spiffy if I do say so myself!)

If you never saw the phone that I had before, it was something really inexpensive that I got when I moved back from the DR coming up on three years now. I was starting to get made fun of a lot whenever "friends" saw it, much like people did (still do) with my camera.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

gail and jt's new place

This post is really for my mom and Rachel so they could see pictures, but everyone enjoy!

This is Gail and JT's new house that they just bought (my aunt and uncle). This weekend they drove in from Virginia to unload some things. They aren't moving permanently yet; it's going in stages.

For the past 15 years they have lived in a house that has been around since the Civil War. They did work projects on it throughout the years, and are wanting to do something similar once they retire and come back to Texas. They wanted an old house with a lot of land out in the country somewhere.

Front view of the house

Entry way
front (and most likely master) bedroom

future office
wardrobe that we put back together
apparently it comes apart so that the planks of wood can stack,
that way it can transport easily in the covered wagon
(no joke, that's how old it is)
master bath
dining area
future living room
second bedroom

future butler's pantry or living room add on

views from the house

amazing wrap around porch

side view of house
oh, evelyn.....
back view of house
meredith, carson, and evelyn
There are a lot of projects to do. It makes me think of that show on HGTV, Sarah's House, when she renovates that old farm house room by room.

The house is outside of Sealy, a little more than an hour outside of Houston. We were there for about five hours this afternoon, excluding drive time, helping out where we could and enjoying spending time with family.