Friday, January 22, 2010

Red Skies!

Today it is super yucky outside! The sky has been red! While California is getting tons of rain and Canton getting tornadoes, we get the dust/wind storm. It's so strong it would almost blow you off the road if you are driving or on the ground if you are walking. I may be exaggerating a little on the walking part, but it's pretty strong! Hopefully it won't stay to nasty all weekend!

Sweet Bucky is growing like a weed! Since JP works nights, I have let the boys sleep with me on the weekends. They take up the whole bed! Gunner always tried to sleep on me or right up next to me. Bucky tries to sleep on my pillow. It wouldn't be so bad if it was just one pillow. When it comes to a pillow he only wants the one that my head is on at the moment. When he sleeps he cuddles my head and when he dreams kicks and scratches and claws at my head. He is a mess. He is enjoying playing outside with Gunner and the Jolly Ball. (A Jolly Ball is a ball for horses, but Gunner has torn up everything that we have bought for him to play with but this ball.)

Hope you all have a great weekend!

Monday, January 18, 2010

The Beginning of the End!

Last week started another adventure for us, JP started back to school Wednesday! I'm so excited for him and us! Hopefully, he will be through with school by May 2011. This semester, he will be going to school during the day, coming home to sleep and do homework, and then making his way to work. I know he can do it because I worked full time while I was going to school. With the support from friends and family, I know it will be a lot easier on him this time! Pray that WE make it through math together. I have always been good with math, but it has been years since I really tried to do any "real" math. To me this is marks the beginning of the end of our adventure in West Texas. I'm so ready to be back in the trees and lakes of East Texas!

Counting down the days and praying for opportunities to open up! God will get us where we need to be!

Hope you all have a great week!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Good-Bye 09 Hello 2010!

2009 has definitely been an interesting year! Not that it has been bad by any means, but just a little tough. I've heard that the first year of marriage is the hardest and they wouldn't go back to it for anything, but our first year, I would say, has been great! Here is a run down on our year.

January - I started out the year subbing for LISD and JP in the academy.
February- I got a call from the temp agency I worked the fair for saying that they had an interview for me at the City. JP started working as a dispatcher.
March - JP and I went camping at Palo Dura Canyon, on a cold, windy night. I didn't check the weather, as well as I thought, but we had a great time! We sold my truck and got a car.
April - We celebrated JP's 24th birthday. On his birthday, a horrible storm came through Lubbock, producing tornados, hail, and a lot of rain.
May - JP's family came to stay with us to watch his cousin, Ashley, graduate. I had a bad spell with migraines.
June - JP and I put a bid on a house that we had been looking at for a few months. I was finally hired on after a 3 month "trial period" at the City of Lubbock in the Purchasing department. We went to Pampa to celebrate a 50th wedding anniversary with and got to see Nanny and Pa.
July - I totaled my car in a wicked fenderbender. We closed on our house after a few mishaps.
August - We both got vehicles. JP got a 07 Ford Lariat and I got a 07 Ford Excape.
September - Daddy scared us all and we made a running trip home in the middle of the night. Thankfully he was ok, and we got to see everyone, including Tabitha and Aubrie. I got promoted to an assistant buyer and JP finished his training. Matt and Beka came to visit.
October - I worked the fair again. We got Bucky.
November - We had to say good-bye to Tucker, it was a very sad week! We got to go home the week of my birthday, 25, and see most everyone. It was our family Thanksgiving and Christmas. We celebrated our first wedding anniversary. Thanksgiving day, we went to Canyon to eat with some family.
December - We got snowed two days before Christmas, it was a REAL blizzard. There is still snow on the ground in places. Mark and Sharon came to see us the Sunday after Christmas.

I don't usually stick to resolutions, so I'm not going to make any this year. I hope everyone has a great day, safe weekend and an even better 2010.