Wednesday, June 29, 2011

How it started to where we are now... Part 1

I have wanted to blog about "us" for a long time but have never got around to it. Now that I have started a new blog (& have made a commitment to myself to stick with it), I want to let you all know how I got where I am in my life.

It all started on Sept. 2nd 1980 something... Just kidding not getting that detailed.

The husband and I met during high school and dated for most of our senior year. We then attended Texas A&M (WHOOP!!) together. He graduated on time and I took a victory lap (well worth it) and then we ended up in the big D. We knew from early on in our relationship that we were meant to be together forever. He got a job and then I did and we now call this great city home. Our family still lives in Houston so we frequently make trips there to visit. Here are a few pictures from the beginning of our relationship...

Senior Prom

Aggie Yell Practice

Cruise to the Caribbean 

New Years Eve Party!

After discussing timing for awhile, we got engaged last August. We are a very laid back, simply couple and so was our engagement. It happened on a Thursday night and I was very surprised! I knew it was coming and thought I would know when it would happen but I never would have thought on a Thursday night, in my pajamas, with grilled cheese on the stove! Little did I know that my pedicure that I went and got after school that day would change the plans for that night. After I cried and we called our families, we went to dinner at one of the best restaurants I have ever been to. Here are a few pictures from that...

Newly engaged at dinner

Flowers and ring

Next up... showers and rehearsal day!

Enjoy your Wednesday night!!

1st addition of WILW

Happy Wednesday to my four blog following friends :-)!!

I am trying to commit to at least 4 post a week. So far I am on track with 2 by Wednesday!! Yay!! I am on my work computer and therefore do not have any pictures from the wedding or events leading up. This may be a double post day because I want to get those started. Look for a post tonight or tomorrow!!

Today I am linking up with Jamie from This Kind of Love. Jamie does a fun post every Wednesday about things she is loving. I have a lot to love lately and am very thankful for that!

So, here it goes....

I am loving... being married. Although it is very new, it has been amazing! I never new I could love someone like I love him!

I am loving... that there are only 12 days (10 for me) of summer school left. I am not sure what made me decide to teach this summer but I am ready for a break!

I am loving... that I started my last grad school class last night. I can finally see the light at the end of a very loooong tunnel.

I am loving... that we are going to float the river this weekend. Rumor has it that there is no water in the river but we will have a blast either way.

I am loving... my sweet husband!!

What are you loving today?

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tuesday's random post!

Wedding pictures and details coming soon. We are back from the honeymoon and setteling into our new lives. I feel so blessed by the friends and family that came to support us.

As always, I am looking for new blogs to follow. I came across Jenn's blog over @ Perfectly Imperfect and she was doing this fun finish the sentence thing so I decided to do it as well.

I am... Allison, I newlywed loving the married life since 6/4/11

I want... summer school to be over so that I can begin to enjoy my summer...(why did I choose to teach it?!?)

I have... an amazing family that lives to far away for my liking

I wish... I could be at home cleaning (weird, I know, but it is in desperate need)

I hate... inconsiderate people

I fear... losing someone very close to me

I hear... the students in the class next to me screaming

I search... for new blogs to follow all of the time. I am trying to build up my followers (but probably need to build up my post first...)

I wonder... if I made the right choice to get my Master's in Administration

I regret... quiting dance many, many years ago

I love... my family! (& my 3 new pair of shoes I got yesterday!!)

I never... thought I would move away from my family or to Dallas and enjoy most of it as much as I do

I ache... because I slept wrong on my neck

I always... trust in God.  He has a plan and I try to take it one day at a time. ( I like the answer that was there)

I usually... check my bank account 5 times a day...

I am not... a good house keeper. I am trying to get into a routine of the new married life

I dance... when I am happy!

I sing... really loud in the car because nobody can hear me and I think I sound amazing

I sometimes... wonder if teaching was the right profession for me

I cry... when I am stressed, sad, or angry

I am not always... positive, I do try to find the best in everything I do

I lose... important papers...

I am confused... about where we will live in the next year

I need... going to sleep so late

I should... get off of blogger and teach my students!

I hope y'all have a great Tuesday

Friday, June 10, 2011

New Name, New Blog

I have decided to start a new blog with my new email address. It seems very fitting to go along with my new last name (more on that later!!) This is our new life and I will give a thorough background of how we got where we are in life now. We only have a few pictures from our wedding. I am going to do a full post with all of them once we get them! Here is a sneak peak...

For now, here are the ABC's of me...

A - Age: 24
B - Bed Size: Queen

C - Chore you hate: Laundry & Vacuuming!
D - Dog's Name: Acey
E - Essential start your day item: Turning on the shower water and going to the bathroom
F - Favorite Color: Green and Coral
G - Gold or Silver or Platinum: White gold
H - Height: 5'3"
I - Instruments you play: Clarinet
J - Job Title: Teacher and grad student (only until July 21st then I am done)
K - Kid(s): 1 or 2
L - Living Arrangements: Town home with husband and dog
M - Mom's Name: Donna
N - Nickname(s): Alli, babe, Ma
O - Overnight hospital stay other than birth: NONE (knock on wood)
P - Pet Peeve: Leaving food on your plate so that when its time to do dishes it has dried and stuck!
Q - Quote from a movie: Ma, Where's the meatloaf
R - Right or Left Handed: Right
S - Siblings: Younger sister- 21, younger brother- 10, younger sister- 6
T - Time you wake up: Alarm goes off at 5:45, I get out of bed by 6 :30 :-)
U - Underwear: Victoria Secret
V - Vegetable you dislike: Eggplant
W - Ways you run late: SNOOZE! or turning it off altogether
X - X-rays you've had: Teeth?
Y - Yummy food you make: Where do I start... j/k, Meatballs rice & gravy, Poppyseed chicken, strawberry cupcakes, yumm!!
Z- Zoo favorite: Monkeys