Sunday, June 30, 2013

Goals for the week...

We are enjoying a wonderful weekend with family in town. Recap on our weekend will come tomorrow. Summer school is ending this week... after this morning, I only have 2 more wakeups to get through. I keep reminding myself about the paycheck...!!! I am very thankful for the oppurtunity as well because cuts were made this year and all teachers that wanted a job didn't get one.
Since summer school is coming to a close, I am ready to tackle my summer to do list (I haven't really made one yet as you will see below!). I am starting with small goals for each week and tackling other things on my to do list.
GOAL #1-
Spend 10-15 minutes cleaning some part of the house.
GOAL #2-
Create a summer school to do list.
GOAL #3-
Work out 3-4 times a week (every other day). I want to incorporate cardio and weights but not work out for more than 45 mins. to an hour.
GOAL #4-
Complete at least 3 loads of laundry a week.
GOAL #5-
Drink more water per day than coke.
I am good at keeping up with goals if I write them down because then I feel some kind of accountability. I will definitely check back in early next week!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

50 random things you may or may not know!

I like reading random facts about the authors behind my favorite blogs. Lori over at a crazy walk on the safe side posted 50 random questions and answers about herself. I am stealing the idea from her!
1. Do you like blue cheese? No!
2. Have you ever smoked a cigarette? Unfortunately, yes.
3. Do you own a gun? I live in Texas...enough said? (yes, for those that aren't sure)
4. What flavor do you add to your drink at Sonic? My favorite summertime drink is a Cherry Limeade Slush. When I am on one of my health kicks, I get a diet cherry limeade or just a simple Coke Zero.
5. Do you get nervous before doctor appointments? Not nervous, just annoyed that I have to go at all. I absolutely hate the dentist and that might be the only one that I get a little nervous about.
6. Do you like hot-dogs? Yes, I love hot dogs with ketchup, mustard, and sweet pickly relish! Yum!!

7. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? I love starting my day with a coke zero even though it is a bad habit that I am in. Some mornings I try and drink a bottle of water.

8. Can you do push-ups? Sure, but probably not with the best form.
9. What’s your favorite meal? Anything grilled! I could eat a grilled cheeseburger every day. I also love breakfast foods like eggs, bacon, biscuits, strawberry jam, & hashbrowns.
10. What’s your favorite piece of jewelry? I have to go with the obvious and say my wedding rings. A very close second is my Aggie ring. If you know anything about Texas A&M, you know that the Aggie ring is a very special ring!
11. Favorite hobby? Shopping!
12. Do you work with people who idolize you? Umm, not sure.
13. Name a trait that you hate about yourself? I hate that I can't say know. Eventually it catches up to me and I am stressed because of all the things I need/have to do. 
14. Middle name? Jean.
15. Name 3 thoughts at this moment: I should not have just eaten that donut that our volunteers brought by, I hope the interviews I am sitting in on this afternoon go well, If I ever have to listen to I've Been Working on the Railroad again I will scream (teaching summer school and it is singing time).
16. Name 3 things you bought yesterday: Strawberries, hamburger buns, marinated chicken. (made a weekly trip to central market, love that place!)
17. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink: Coke zero, water, lemonade.  
18. Current worry right now? Nothing, really which is nice. 
19. Current hate right now? I am pretty content with life right now and can't really think of anything. If I had to choose it would be my hair... some days it is good and others it is horrible. Today is a horrible day!
20. Favorite place to be? With my family, friends, dogs. Doesn't really matter where as like as I am with good company.  
21. How did you bring in New Years? I think we were just at our house... laid back and low key just like I like it. Normally we spend it in Houston with friends but we weren't able to make it down this past New Years.
22. Favorite place to go? Close, Hobby Lobby, the mall, Pappasitos. Far, any beach during summer and any mountain to ski during winter.
23. What is your most recurring dream? Not really sure, I don't remember many of my dreams and if I do, they are all over the place. 
24. Introvert or extrovert? I would say an even mix of both.
25. What color shirt are you wearing? Black, purple, gray... It is a leopard printed shirt.
26. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets? Not really, I have before and I prefer a very high thread count cotton.
27. Can you whistle? Yes!
(I don't know what happened to 28)
29. Favorite color? I don't really have one favorite but lately I have been into green and coral.
30. Would you be a pirate? Sure... (this is a strange question). I would be a nice pirate though.
31. What songs do you sing in the shower? I don't really sing in the shower.
32. Favorite girl’s name? Makenzi
33. Favorite boy’s name? Hudson, Adis,

34. Who is your loudest friend? Jennifer or Maria
35. What’s in your pocket right now?  Nothing.
36. Last thing that made you laugh? Something one of my summer school kiddos said. I could/should do a blog post specifically on things they do and say.  
37. Bed sheets as a child? No clue!
38. Worst injury you've ever had?  I tripped and fell in 3rd grade and my bottom teeth went through my bottom lip. Few stiches and popsicles later and I was fine.
39. Do you love where you live? Yes!
40. How many TVs are in your house? 4.
41. What is your worst habit? Taking on more than I can handle at a time.
42. How many dogs do you have? Yes, 2! Love them!
43. Does someone have a crush on you? My husband better... (good answer Lori)
44. Do you own slippers? No
45. What is your favorite book? I like to read but do not have a favorite book.
46. What is your favorite candy? Snickers for sure!
47. What is your favorite sports team?  Texas A&M Aggies (football) & Texas Rangers.
48. What song do you want played at your funeral? No idea!
49. What were you doing at 12 AM last night? Sleeping.
50. What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up this morning? Do I really have to get up?!?
Let me know if you do something like this on your blog so I can come check it out!!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Five on Friday

Hello friends!
Happy freaking Friday finally! I am teaching summer school (I know, I am crazy) and getting through these days inside with 14 5-6 year olds is tough. I would much rather be outside enjoying the beautiful days or just lounging around in my pajamas inside watching TV with my dogs. It will totally be worth it though when I get my next 2 months of paychecks!! 7 more wake ups... I can make it... I hope!
On to the purpose of todays post, I am linking up with Natasha from Hello! Happiness for Five on Friday. If you haven't checked out her blog before, you are really missing out. Her and her husband just welcomed their second little lady into their family and she is beautiful!!
1) Even though I am teaching summer school and had to wake up way earlier than all the ladies I am about to show below, we had a great time at dinner last night! We went to Cafe Madrid and enjoyed a nice dinner and had a great time catching up. I can't wait for the next time!
(sorry for the bad pic quality, it was taken with an iPhone)
2) My husband loves to grill and actually made his own smoker out of a recycled barrel. It was working but for the amount of stuff he grills/smokes, we decided to purchase a BGE (Big Green Egg). It is a little pricey, but awesome! He is in the process of building a table for it...

3) I posted a while back about the garden that he built for me and the different plants that we planted. The plants were really depressing me because they weren't growing or doing well at all and we put a lot of work into putting the garden together. After talking with my dad, we realized that we were not feeding them... oops! Now, the garden is doing amazing and producing a few veggies to eat. We are expecting lots more in the coming weeks!

4) I am counting down the days left of summer school for more than the reason of being done but also because we are going on a cruise in July! We decided to take a nice vacation this summer because we deserve it haha. We are going on a 7 day cruise to a few places I have never been in the Caribbean. To say I am excited and ready to go is a major understatement!

5) I have a massage today at 3:45 and the minutes are d-r-a-g-g-i-n-g- slower than EVER!!!

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Who Am I?

I am back from my blogging hiatus to link up with Becky from mrs. to mama. I like participating in link ups so that I can find new blogs to read and meet new people! Becky is hosting a 52 week series of blogging with a purpose.
Topic #1: Who Am I?
This could be answered with depth or simplicity and since I am just getting back into blogging, I went with the simplistic route... 
Proud of where I came from and happy with day to day life. I am not perfect but strive to do and be my best at everything I try. I have the best sisters, brother, mom, dad, stepmom, and inlaws!
I am a WIFE-
On June 4th, 2011, I took on one of my most desired and exciting roles that I will ever have in my life. Chris and I have been married for a little over 2 years and come Jan. 6th of 2014, we will have been happily together for 10 years. Love him to pieces!!
I am a FRIEND-
Friends mean the world to me. If we are friends, we are like family. I am loyal and try to lend an ear, shoulder, or hug whenever needed!
I have known since I was in elementary school that teaching was in my future. My sound silly but I absolutely love my job, the people I work with, and the kiddos lives that I hope to touch daily. I could never ever imagine doing anything differnt.
I am a MOM-
A fur mom at that! My 2 dogs are my world! Love them like they are my kids.
There you have it! I little about me! Have a great Tuesday and let me know if you are participating in this link up so I can check yours out!