Thursday, December 18, 2008

My last thoughts as a 23 year old...

So tomorrow I turn the big dos-quatro and I want to take the time to look back at this past year. I would like to think that this has been the best year ever for me. I'm trying to think back to any events that have occured from when I turned 23 to last day as a 23 year old. I turned 23 on a Wednesday so mom, dad, Jaace, and I just went to Werner's and ate...didn't even feel like it was my birthday...I think that weekend we partied and I am sure I had a good time but I don't remember it. Christmas 2007 was alright but I was missing something and had a void that could not be sucked being single at this time of the year. Erin and I pretty much partied those 2 weeks of Christmas vacation and we had a blast...the only day we didn't was when we went to see P.S. I Love You and we balled our eyes out and were forever in love with Irish men. New Years was alright too...but again it sucked to be single...the family and friends partied at the poolhouse and I met up with Erin at Scooters later that night. We had fun but it would have been a whole lot better kissing someone at midnight rather than watching other people...Yuck! But we still had fun. Then it was Jenny and Nick's was awesome. From that moment on, my year as a 23 year old got a 100 times better. I have really grown up and matured this past year and I do think it was because of Thomas. I had a blast when I was single but having Thomas in my life is a whole lot more fun and better. I look back from before I have met Thomas to now and this is the happiest I have ever been in my life. He has taken me places I have never been, he always surprises me with little gifts or just sweet little comments, if I'm upset he knows how to make me laugh and calm me down, I love when we are going somewhere he shares little bits of information and tries to teach me new things, he has such big aspirations and always wants better, and I love when we are laying in bed and he is either there or even on the phone and we talk about our future together. My year as a 23 year has been pretty exciting and fun, and I cannot wait for when I am 24 tomorrow. It is crazy to think that a year has gone by already. It has gone by so fast and I cannot wait to see what all happens this coming year.

My thoughts on my 23rd year:

-I have more aches and pains when I get up than before

-I go to bed at like 8:30 every night...on weekends I got to bed fairly early too

-I don't party as much as I used to

-The places I used to hang out don't seem as much fun because I feel old there

-I don't let things really bother me that are petty

-I speak up for myself more now than I ever have

-I care about my finances more

-I talk about work in my conversations with people...YUCK!

-When I get dressed, I think about comfort before cuteness

-No more partying on weekdays, just weekends if I'm not too tired

-Hangovers take longer to get rid of

-I don't drink as much as I used to

*these are my thoughts and how I have changed over the year

One last thing:
Thomas and I will be dating for 8 months on Saturday! I cannot believe it already. It has gone by so fast!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Catch up from the weekend...

So this past weekend was fun. I always have fun when I am around Thomas because there is never a dull moment and he always has a way to make me laugh and have fun. Friday after school I drove to Austin and I really wanted to get my nails done and a pedicure. So I called Thomas when I got to Austin and told him that if he wanted to meet me at the spa I go to, to get this done then he can leave his house whenever. It took about 1 1/2 hours till the lady was done but she does such an excellent job and I have little snowmen on my toes now. :) Then we stopped at Lakeline Mall because it was right there and Jenny said Dillard's was having a sale on some bracelets I wanted and 30% off purses. If you know weakness is purses. So we only had 30 minutes to shop, so I looked at the purses but they really didn't have anything I fell in love then off to the jewelry. There are these cute, super blingy bracelets that I fell in love with on Black Friday but they were a bit steep in price so I just let them go but now they were 30% off, which isn't much but yet enough for me to think about buying them. I took Thomas and showed him and he did not I stood there trying them on and debating which one or ones I wanted. I definately wanted the pink one...because I love pink...but I wanted something more practical too so I decided the pink one and silver one. But should I really buy 2 of them...Thomas told me to just go for it and I knew I wasn't going to be satisfied till I had both of them either. Thomas is no help trying to talk me out of it. I even really like this other one that if it is on sale still I may go get. So I got them and I am so glad I did. Not sure how much I will wear them...but I love them! Then we went to Hutto to Thomas's parents' house. We relaxed and went to sleep because we had to wake up early and head to Bonham in the morning for his mom's family reunion. So Saturday morning came and we left Hutto at 7:30 in the morning. We got to Dallas and Thomas decided to give me a little history lesson and showed me where President Kennedy got shot, the window he was shot from, and the grassy knoll. Then came my version of The National Lampoon's European know where they get stuck in that circle, and Chevy Chase goes "Look kids, there's Big Ben" and they keep going around and around and he keeps saying that...well what happened was Thomas accidentally took the wrong street to get back on where we need go and we went around the same place where Kennedy was shot not once but I think it was 3 could have been twice...but I think it was 3 times...and everytime I said "Look Thomas, that's where Kennedy got shot"...I know this is no joking matter because it was a very sorrowful thing that happened but at this time it was a funny moment because it wasn't really about that, it was about how we couldn't get out of that area. I really did find it interesting and kinda spooky. I love when Thomas decides to give me little history lessons and plumbing knowledge...he is so full of information and since I hated history he makes it interesting. Anyways, so then we finally started back up our way to Bonham. We get to Bonham at 11:30 and meet up at his grandma's house. Thomas's brother, sister-in-law, niece, and dad were there already and we all were just talking and then his dad left to go get his grandpa. His mom was at the reunion already getting it all straightened up since it was her family reunion. His dad came back with his grandpa and we all sat in the living room and talked. His grandparents are so sweet and his grandpa asked where I was from and was surprised when I said Shiner and he started laughing. We then left to go to the reunion and I met a lot of people. It was nice to meet a lot of Thomas's family and they were all very sweet people. It was funny because everyone there asked where I was from and what I did and when I said Shiner and I am a 7th grade teacher I got the same reaction from everyone..."Shiner?...Where they make the beer? Oh a 7th grade are a good soul." It was so funny and they all said they heard so many good things about me and that it was nice to finally meet me. The reunion only lasted 2 hours so it went pretty fast and after that we just hung out at the house. That night we ate Rolando's...a Mexican Retaurant in was his mom, dad, grandma, and us...the restaurant was really good. The funniest thing happened and it was soooo sweet...before we went to eat Thomas's grandma told his mom to give some clothes of hers to me she thought I would like. She thought it was young looking and thought I would like it. Well, the clothes was a little bit for an older woman, so I told his mom to tell her that it was too big...that's really what his mom said she would tell her because I didn't want to be mean and I would have kept it but Thomas's mom said that if we don't tell her something, she will give me her whole closet. So his mom told her it didn't fit and gave it back and his grandma didn't mind. Then Sunday morning came and Thomas went duck huntng at 4:00 a.m. and I slept in late till he got back. We got our stuff together and helped his parents load some furniture up. We then all left back for Hutto. That was about it, Monday morning I left for school and so nothing has really happened these past few just keeps getting closer and closer to my dos-quatro...yikes...but yay for school to be out!

Thomas already gave me my Birthday was a Tiffany & Co. necklace that has a pearl that I have been wanting. I love it!!! It is so pretty!!! He is such a sweetheart! I love him! I can't wait to give him his Christmas presents...I hope he likes them. :)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

10 more days till I'm 24 :(

So I just realized I have 10 more days till I am 24...scary...although I still think that is still pretty young but it is getting older. I think my dream made me feel like I am still young. Last night my dream was that Thomas's parents and my family finally met and we were all at the McDonald household. Thomas's mom and I were talking and she said that she doesn't think that Thomas and I should get engaged or married yet because I am still so huh. So then after seeing how much Thomas and I loved each other she decided it was okay and gave us her blessing. When mom met his mom, mom started talking like a Valley Girl...saying "like" every other word and real ditzy...I just remember looking at Jenny and Jamie like what is she doing and why is she doing that. When I asked her, she said she wanted to sound So weird...that's all I remember. I don't see mom doing that at all...if she did I think I would just bust out laughing.

This past weekend I had so much fun. Friday night Thomas and I didn't get to Wharton till like 8:45 or so and so we just watched Step Brothers with Jenny and Nick but we all passed out except for Nick. He stayed up and watched it all. Saturday morning we left and stopped by a few shops in Wharton where I got some ADORABLE baby swimsuits like Jenny got and we went to a few antique shops where Thomas jewed down a lady for a Schlitz Beer glass pitcher. It was $22.50 and he got it for $16.50. Then we headed to Houston, with a few stops at a Target and First Colony Mall. We got a hotel room close by his friends' house where the Christmas Party was. We got there around 6:00 and began to party. We had a great time. Thomas definately did...he got really, really drunk. We went Sunday morning and had breakfast at his friends' house and then headed back to Shiner and rested. We really had a great time and his friends are so much fun and are hilarious! That was about it. Tomorrow Thomas is coming to Shiner and then this weekend is his mom's side family reunion. I am excited to meet a lot of his family members :)

Friday, December 5, 2008

Plans for the Weekend...

So today after school Thomas and I will be traveling to Wharton to see Nick and Jenny and hang out. We don't really have anything planned when we get there so it will all be played by ear. I told Jenny we could go eat somewhere and then maybe watch Step Brothers...but who knows. Then Saturday morning Thomas and I will leave to go to Houston to his friend's house for a Christmas party. We don't really have anything planned during the day Saturday but I'm sure I will get some shopping in. Otherwise that is pretty much it. I need to find some time to enter grades by monday at hopefully Sunday when we get back to Shiner I can do a little bit of that.

Kenzi got spayed yesterday and she has been moping around and it is so sad to see her like that. It kills me...but it will be better for her in the long run and she should be feeling better in the next couple of days.

Monday, December 1, 2008

I'm going to be an Auntie!!!

So Thursday I found out I am going to be an auntie to Jenny and Nick's baby!!! Yes they are pregnant and it's so exciting! Since we found out so soon, this is going to be the longest pregnancy ever!!! 2009 has such exciting's gonna be soooo much friend April gets married in March, my cousin Heather gets married in May, Jenny has the baby in August, and Jamie gets married in October. I am so exciting for 2009! I am already thinking about what I am going to do for each niece and/or nephew that Jamie, Jenny, and Jaace(hopefully this will take a long time) have. I already have some ideas up my sleeve. I am going to spoil'em rotten :) Besides that exciting news...let's talk about what I did over Thanksgiving...

Tuesday Thomas came down and we just hung out, Wednesday I had to work half a day and then Thomas and I picked up my wonderful mattresses from Austin. Wednesday we had a pre-Thanksgiving with the Spann's and Pavelka's...I went to bed early...I was so tired for some reason. Thursday I woke up, we went to the Chumchal's for Thanksgiving, then Thomas and I loaded up and headed to Austin for his parents' Thanksgiving, which was fun. Hung out there and watched football. Friday morning I woke up at 4:30 and went shopping and later on met with Jenny, Jamie, and Mom and went shopping to some malls and other places. We then went to some wedding dress stores and Jamie tried on some dresses. She found a really pretty one that looks so good on her. We will see if she gets it...she wanted to look at a few more places. We all had a great time together. We met up with Thomas and he bought us lunch at Trudy's. Friday night we didn't do much. Saturday we woke up and went to a few stores, went to the Domain, and then watched more football. Last night Thomas's brother took us all out to eat at Joe Dimagio's for Thomas and his dad's belated birthday supper. It was a very nice place and very good food. It was a lot of fun. Then today I woke up and headed back to Gonzales for 3 more weeks of school till Christmas break. I can't wait because this one went WAY too fast!!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Last night Thomas was over and we were all in the poolhouse while mom and dad made french fries and burgers. Thomas and Dad had a few drinks and I went to take a shower and mom was going to bed too. I was still in the shower when Thomas and Dad came in the house so they didn't stay out and drink too much. I went downstairs after my shower to give my parents a kiss goodnight and when I went to my dad, he said "Where is Thomas, is he going to give us a goodnight kiss too?" We just laughed...I told Thomas he should have gone down there and scared them but he didn't. It was so funny and it would have been hilarious if Thomas would have gone down there. Dad is so funny and I think they really like Thomas, which is so nice. Tonight we will have a pre-Thanksgiving party at the poolhouse...leave it to us Chumchal's to have a pre-party because we always do that when there is something going on. We always have to do a test run to see how the next night turns out...and it always is good. Have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone...if anyone reads this...

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

From Hangovers to Migraines...

So the weekend was awesome minus a few kinks!

Friday when I got to Austin, we did not get to watch Love Actually because Thomas and his friend wanted to go to Midnight Rodeo and listen to Cory Morrow. I was fine with that. Thomas and I decided to hit up Trudy's again for Mexican Martinis and then go to Midnight Rodeo. So I was feeling pretty good after the martinis again and then both of the guys kept buying me whiskey drinks and Water Moccasin shots...I don't know if that how you spell moccasin. Well I got pretty I could barely stand anymore and we left the concert early before it got worse. But it was not my fault, I'm gonna blame this one on the guys. I only bought myself one drink, 2 beers for them, and a round of water moccasins, and the bartender I had was so nice...he served all of that to me at once and they aren't supposed to do that. So there is no way it was my fault because I barely bought any alcohol for myself :). I threw up outside Thomas's parents' apartment and then hung out at the toilet for an hour or so. Thomas got me up and got me into the bed. I woke up at like 6:00 Saturday morning and just threw up straight until it was 5:00 in the afternoon...needless to say that everything we wanted to get done...did not get done. I did not move from that room till 6:30 that evening when we went to HEB where we saw Allison and got chocolate sunday stuff...but I was moving pretty slow. I was so embarassed to even walk out of Thomas's room because his parents have heard me throwing up all day. No telling what they were thinking about when I walked out the room they were asking me if I felt alright and if I needed anything and were just so sweet. His dad asked if I wanted any alcohol and we laughed and I just shook my head no. Sunday morning was totally different...since we got our rest and laid around Saturday, we woke up at like 7:00 Sunday morning, ate breakfast at IHOP...went to Cabela's where Thomas bought a new stock for his gun...and then we went to Mattress Firm where I bought new mattresses that I am super excited to get. We then went and ate lunch at the apartment and watched most of the Dallas Cowboys game. Then we headed to Lakeline mall where I got my 2 thumbnails redone because they broke off Friday, and then went to Macy's where I bought some sunglasses and silverware that I really liked. That evening we ate a Pappadeux' was so good. And then went back to the apartment.

So then Monday morning I woke up and headed to Gonzales. I felt great all day till lunch. I was driving to get some food and I noticed my eyesight was real splotchy and mirror looking. I sat in the teacher's lounge for a while thinking it might go away and everytime I looked at someone I could only see bits and pieces of their face. I'm sure they were wondering why I was looking at them crazy. So I went and asked if the nurse was at school and she wasn't. But my eyesight wasn't getting better so I called mom and asked her what I should do and she told me to ask to see if there is an eye doctor around and see if it was something wrong with my eyes. They got me a sub for my classes and I went to a doctor and he said it was a Classic Migraine. My eyesight got better and then when I got home, the headache started. I took a nap and some Tylenol and felt a whole lot better. I am glad they found a sub for me because I could not imagine having to stay at school and teach. I would not have been able to write on the board because I wouldn't be able to see everything. It was crazy and it scared me but I figured that it was a migraine because I had one like that about 3 years ago.

So today I feel better and hopefully will get through this week. We have to come to school half a day tomorrow, which is stupid and useless because we are not going to do anything the whole day and the kids are gonna be loud and excited. I might blog more tomorrow. If not Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Austin Bound...

I am Austin bound this weekend! Right after school I am leaving for Austin to go stay with Thomas this weekend again! He came to Shiner almost every weekend for about 2 months now, so now it's my turn. I really, really like going there because there is always something to do and if we don't want to do anything then we don't have to but when we stay in Shiner and we want to do something we can't because there isn't much to do during the day but hang around, which isn't bad because we love hanging with my parents and stuff but I like going shopping and you can't really do that in Shiner, but in Austin, that's a whole different story. Or if we want to go to eat in Shiner, it's really either Friday's or Werner's, which are good places to eat but you get burnt out after a while, but in Austin there are so many places to choose from. This weekend we don't really have anything planned...just going to look at some more apartments for Thomas, hopefully find me some mattresses, and do a little shopping, but that's about it. I can't wait! I think tonight I am going to make him watch Love is a great Christmas, love story! It always gets me in the Christmas mood!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Great Weekend!!!

What a great weekend!

Friday I got to leave school early and I probably got to Thomas's around 4:30. We just relaxed the whole afternoon. We ordered pizza and just hung out and watched T.V. We had to drop off his brother in Round Rock and then we went to Sam's to look around and then back to the apartment to order the pizza and watch T.V. Saturday I woke up early and woke Thomas up also...he does that to me all the time so I paid him back. We made breakfast and headed to Lakeline Mall. I did not get anything but I really wanted to get my nails redone and a pedicure because the last time the other people didn't do that good. It was so nice and relaxing and it took about 2 hours so Thomas came and sat while they finished my nails. Before that, he went to Best Buy and some game stores. I told him he should have gotten a pedicure too because it was nice. I think next time I go he will...they did so good on my toes and nails...I really like that place. We went to Chili's and then we came home to take a nap and get ready for Trudy's and Midnight Rodeo. Erin and Amanda came over around 7:30 or so. We went to Trudy's and had a great time and great food! Then we had to go back to the apartment and Amanda stayed there because she was still hungover from Friday night and Thomas, Erin, and I headed to Midnight Rodeo where we had a BLAST! I got pretty drunk and the bartender cut me off but I wasn't that drunk...I think it was because Thomas was buying my drinks and she knew she wasn't getting 2 tips. We got home and probably to bed around 3:00...we made a late night stop to a Taco Cabana. We woke up and started moving Sunday at like 1:00. We were tired! Erin and Amanda left, Thomas and I went to Jason's Deli. Then we went to look at some apartments, I think Thomas is going to get one, then to IKEA, and then back to his place. His parents were home and we ordered hot wings from Hooter's...they were really good. Then back to sleep and I woke up at 4:30 this morning to head back to Gonzales and entered my grades. It was an amazing, relaxing weekend. I had so much fun! This coming weekend I will be heading back to Austin...not sure what we will be doing...maybe getting an apartment for Thomas...who knows! I can't wait till we can get an apartment together!

Friday, November 14, 2008

What a Friday...

What a Friday! I mean I have pretty much just sat at my desk all day and looked on the internet. 7th graders got to watch a movie during 3rd, 4th, and part of 5th period. We had pig out day for the teachers...we all bring food and eat all's nice. 8th graders will be gone for athletics so 8th period I have nothing to do so I am going to try to leave early. I am still tired and at first I was not feeling good because I had a little headache. I think it is just because I am tired or it could have also been because I had like 3 beers at Howard's last night...but I don't think it was that...that would be pathetic...i think it is lack of sleep. I get to drive to Austin today to see my man :) and hang out with him. Saturday during the day Thomas and I will go looking for apartments and Saturday night we are going to meet up with Erin and Amanda and eat at Trudy's and guzzle down some Mexican Martinis :)...and then head to Midnight Rodeo...we are sooooo excited about that...I haven't been there with my girls in a long time!!! Sunday we will probably relax and then Monday morning I will head to Gonzales again :( It should be a great weekend!!!

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Yesterday I drove to Austin and had supper with Thomas at the Cheesecake Factory. I love that get so much food and it is so good. Last night I could not sleep...I woke up probably like every 30 minutes to an hour and then it would take me a little while to go back to sleep. I already had to wake up early to drive back to Gonzales from Austin so I knew I would be tired, but this just made it worse. I just could not sleep...keep in mind that when I go up there Thomas and I squeeze into a TWIN size bed, so it is kind of hard to get comfy. So I am going home from school at lunch time and plus I need to get a lot of grading and stuff done. I am so tired but after I go home and get some rest I will be all right. I cannot wait for tomorrow...we have movie day at school so during some of school the students will be gone to watch a movie and then I will be driving to Austin to see Thomas. It has been a while since I have spent a weekend in will be nice. I think we are going to look for Thomas an apartment, maybe go to IKEA, and do some other shopping but I can't wait because it will be nice to relax. I will probably blog again tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Happy Veteran's Day!!!

Happy Veteran's Days to all the Vets...and a big thank you for everything you have done for us.

So yesterday was boring ol' Monday and I made it threw but just barely. There is so much stuff going on at this school! So I didn't know if I was going to have to coach basketball and I really didn't want to because I really need the extra time for my math classes. It was up in the air all day yesterday of who is going to end up doing it and I was really stressing over it. The other coach did not want to do it either because she is helping out with high school track and it runs into basketball season but I didn't want to do it either because I had to deal with morning practice all last year, I had to coach 2 volleyball teams this year, and the morning time is the only time I get to ask and talk to the other 7th grade math teachers to see what they are doing for the day. Plus, it would throw things off if I would just get thrown into it when the other coach has been with the 7th graders for a week doing basketball with them. Well, after today I think I am clear from coaching basketball because she has not said anything to me or no one else has about doing it and they have morning practice tomorrow. SO I am really glad I may actually catch a break and this may just turn out to be an ok year after all. I really needed this break too.

Tomorrow is date night with Thomas...I can't wait! He came over last night because he had off today and he headed to Corpus at 4:30 this morning to move out of his condo. there. We will have seen each other for 18 straight days come next Monday. I wish we could just live together already but we will have to wait till May but it is going to be so exciting to move to Austin...I really like it there and it will be so much fun to be with Thomas all the time. Plus it will be during my summer vacation which means I will be doing lots of shopping all summer :) And maybe...just maybe planning a wedding :) Who knows...hopefully because nothing would make me happier! Thomas really is a great guy and I know he is the one for me...who else could put up with a stubborn, baby girl like me? :)

Friday, November 7, 2008

I am sore!!!

Man oh man am I sore from doing those jumps yesterday! My abs, butt, legs, and arms are sore but not too bad. I am so glad today is Friday. I get to see Thomas and it is a weekend. I have a lot to do this weekend. Tonight Thomas and I will stay in and watch a movie and relax. Tomorrow I am going to organize all my stuff that I moved home and put it in containers. Then we have our Grandpa's 85th birthday to attend in the afternoon. I can't believe he is 85 and still healthy and he never skips a beat. I hope I will be that way when I am that old. SO this weekend should be fun and hopefully relaxing. I got a ohone call last night from one of the coaches I work with and she told me that I will probably have to do 7th grade first I was just going to do off-season but now it looks like I will have to do this. I really don't want to because I don't really like basketball and I don't want to have practice after school or in the morning so this is going to suck! I always get pushed around here and I really hate it...I mean I wish I could just have a break because I am teaching Math for goodness sakes and it is on the TAKS test! Anyways...that all for now.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Pep Rally

So we just had our last pep rally today. It was a really good one. Tuesday they asked me to be in it because they were doing a teacher cheerleading try-out...none of the older teachers wanted to do it for the 7th grade side so me and this other younger teacher decided to do it. When I told the cheerleaders I would do it, in my mind I was thinking that I could do the jumps like when I was in high school but then the more and more I thought about it, the more nervous I got because I definately do not have the body I had in high school so I got really, really nervous and the whole way to Austin my stomach was in knots. What was I thinking? I'm not in high school mind tricked me into thinking for a split second that I could do this!!! So I practiced last night in Thomas's room...he got a kick out of it and wished he could be there. The jumps weren't too bad but I was wondering how the other teachers were...if they were going to go all out or what. I stretched during athletics today and practiced the jumps too. So then it was time. The 8th grade teachers went and then it was my turn. I go and everyone cheers...phew! My jumps were pretty good...surprisingly. So now all the students keep telling me to do a jump and all the teachers are telling me that they were really good. I just wanted to do it because it is fun for the kids to see their teachers do something crazy for a change and I am sure a lot of them didn't expect that. It was fun and now in class all my students ask me to do a jump but I told them that they will have to pass their TAKS tests in April if they want me to do a jump again. My legs are a little sore by the way :) I still can't believe I did that!

It's Thursday!

So I had off yesterday and spent Tuesday afternoon, Wednesday, and this morning in Austin with Thomas. Yesterday I woke up early with Thomas and went shopping around Austin. I got my nails done and a pediacure. It was nice. I really didn't buy too much. Just a few things here and there. It was nice not having to go to school and to be around Thomas alot. I really can't wait for us to move in together and hopefully get married...I'm pretty sure we will. This morning when I woke up...i just thought to myself why didn't I just sleep in yesterday when I had off...but it was too late and I hated leaving Thomas this morning. It is so hard everytime we leave each other. I love him so much. I can't wait for May to be here so I can move to Austin and hopefully have a higher paying, more enjoyable job. I will miss the staff at Gonzales Junior High, but not the drama or higher ups. Anyways, Thomas is such a great guy...he says the sweetest things and last night we were so tired but we stayed up till 10:30 just talking about stuff. I love those moments together. Tomorrow is Friday and I cannot wait! I am giving a test so I will be at my computer a lot and will probably add another post. Thomas and I don't really plan on doing much tomorrow night except laying in the house, watching a movie, and snuggling. We have been wanting to do that for a while but we haven't had time. Anyways, that's about it till tomorrow!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

I'm OFF tomorrow! Yay!

So...the Halloween party was fun but there was another couple there that made a very good McCain and Palin. It didn't ruin our good time though. I felt like I had a really long weekend when I woke up Monday...I actually forgot all about school and work, and I just relaxed which I really needed to do. You ever have one of those weekends where it was so good that you forgot you were even stuck at the crappy job? Well, that's what I did...I just pushed it in the back of my mind and forgot about all the craziness in Gonzales till Monday morning. I had such a great weekend. Friday was the Halloween party, Saturday we laid in bed for a long time and headed to San Marcos to watch the Texas State football game with Jenny, Nick, and his family. It was really fun even though the Bobcats lost. Jenny talked us into staying in San Marcos, so we got a hotel but then waited on Jenny and Nick till 10:30 and they finally showed up to the room. They were talking with Nick's family. By time they got there, I had been sleeping so I didn't feel like doing any drinking and I don't think Jenny and Nick did either. But we did still have fun that day. Sunday Thomas and I woke up pretty early and headed to Gruene. We ate at the Gristmill and then shopped around at the antique stores. It was so nice and a beautiful day. We talked about our first date to Gruene and all that good stuff. Then we headed back to Shiner and hung out at home. Monday morning Thomas left and now today I get to see him. So far we have seen each other everyday since Thursday. I wish I could see him everyday from now on but unfortunately we can't :( I took off tomorrow so I will be in Austin shopping around till Thomas gets off of work. I needed a day off! Thursday morning I will head back to Gonzales, but I can't wait till today at 3:35 so I can start making my way to Austin to see Thomas :)

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!!!

So today is Halloween! I am so excited! I have not dressed up in about 2 years because I have now entered the real word and it landed on a weekday but now it is on a Friday and I can relive my college years and have fun and get dressed up. I am going to be Sarah Palin this year and Thomas is going to be John McCain. I think it is going to be hilarious. Dawn and Scottiy are having a Halloween Party at Hillbilly Hill and I think it will be a good time. I am going to try to print some things off today to pass out at the party and act like we are "campaigning." Wednesday I went to Austin to visit Thomas and we went to eat at Texas Land and Cattle was very good. Then we went to the mall real quick so Thomas could buy a tie for his suit for Halloween. It is going to look so good and he shaved his facial hair so hopefully we can get bhis hair combed over and hair paint it white. Although I just now received a message from him that he forgot his suit pants in Austin. Yeah it wouldn't be a big deal if he was in Austin but he had off of work today and came to Shiner last night. So we will see what to do now. Here I am stuck at school while he is at my house just chillin'...I'm jealous! hopefully tonight we will have a good time. Saturday I don't know what we are going to do because if we are hungover I am not going to want to do anything. If we feel alright we might go to Wurstfest in New Braunfels. No sure yet or we may go to Victoria. We shall see. So those are our plans. Hopefully I will have some good pictures from this weekend and I will post them. Hope everyone else has a great Halloween weekend!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

YAY for Date Wednesdays!!!

So this past weekend was alright. Although I didn't get anything I wanted done. Friday I got home around 7 or so and sat at the poolhouse with Dad, Mom, Ross, Ryan, Hailey, Rodney, Karen, and R.P. Ryan and R.P. were making shrimp gumbo and we all were drinking and having a good time like every normal Friday night. I get a text message from Jamie and her and Robert finally got engaged. So that was exciting news. I will be in 3 weddings in 2009...CRAZY. I went from never being in one for 23 years to being in 4 in like 1 1/2 years. So Hailey and I were talking about Halloween and what her and Ryan were going to be...they will be Johnny Cash and June...that was so creative and I think they will be cute. I could not think of anything and then we started naming people that are popular right now...Britney Spears, Paris Hilton...uh, I don't look like either one of those and I just couldn't think, but then it finally came to me. Who are the people ALL over the news these days...Sarah Palin and John McCain. So I decided those would be Thomas and my costumes for Halloween. I fixed my hair up and put some glasses on and my dad and R.P. could not believe how much I looked like her. I'm just a chunkier version :) So now I am so excited about Halloween and I think Thomas will be a pretty good McCain. Saturday I wanted to do lots of organizing but I had such a bad hangover that I did not do anything but sleep all day. Then later I went down to the river at Ryan's place and stayed there till 9:30 but then left and went to bed. Thomas and I could only really send text messages because he had no reception :( Sunday my parents, Jaace, and I went to Wharton to visit Jenny, Nick, Jamie and Robert. Jenny and Nick's house is soooo cute...I'm jealous! It is so cozy. Jamie's ring is pretty. All I kept thinking about was Thomas though because he called and told me that he would drive to Shiner and stay till Monday morning so I was excited about getting back. We got back and he came and it was so good to see him. Today I will be driving up to Austin to visit him because we have decided to have DATE WEDNESDAYS...we normally stay in Shiner, San Marcos, or Austin and have supper and then the next morning go to work. It is hard to get up in the morning but it is all worth it to see him. I love Wednesdays!

Friday, October 24, 2008

A weekend away :(

So this will be the first weekend since I went to Vegas in June that Thomas and I are spending away from each other. We get to see each other more but yet it still isn't good enough sometimes. We have gone 2 weeks away from each other at the beginning of our relationship and now could not imagine doing that again. I hate being away from him but it will be fine. He is going hunting with some of his friends and I will be at home organizing all my stuff and putting it into containers. I will also be putting in my grades for my classes and hopefully getting some school stuff organized too. So it will be good to get some things done but I still hate being away from Thomas. I think Audrey wants to do something Saturday night after their softball tournament so we shall see whats going on. Today after I get off school I have to help with the Varsity Volleyball game and then go home and probably just hang out with the parents and not do much. That will probably be it for the weekend.

*I forgot to mention that last week Thursday (October 16) Thomas sent a dozen pink roses to school and I was so surprised and embarassed because it was in front of one of my classes and I blushed and they all asked who they were from but I didn't tell them. It was for no reason and on the card it said "Just Because." They were beautiful.

I think I will add the adventures of teaching and try to post some events from that aspect of my life too because teaching in Gonzales is never a dull moment but something just happened in my class. There are these times in teaching when all you do is complain and question your decision to become a teacher...I do it all the time and sometimes you just don't want to get out of bed and go to school. When you become a teacher you realize that you have just made the decision to go to school for the rest of your life and when you are a senior in high school you tell yourself that that's the last thing you want to do. A select few of us though want to make a difference in our youths and future and decide to bite the bullet and take the plunge into low pay and not enough respect and do become those people we made fun of and hated in school...TEACHERS. I am teaching at Gonzales Junior High and my first year was nuts. This year it started out horrible because Gonzales ISD would not let me out of my contract so I already had a bad taste in my mouth starting out the year. I mean what school district will make a teacher stay when the teacher clearly does not want to be there? Gonzales ISD does, that's who. I was one day after the cut off to resign. imagine wanting to get out of a job but you can' I was not happy and still am not but next year will be better...or at least I hope so because hopefully I will be out of here. I do have pretty good kids because they stuck me with all honors classes and so it is going pretty smoothly but I still dread coming to work because there is always something happening especially on the coaching aspect...the athletic director doesn't make the best choices. Well just a while ago a student who is in our FOCUS program...he gets in trouble quite a bit because he is loud and doesn't like being picked on and gets angry easily so we have a person we can call to take him out of class and get him reFOCUSED and calms him down...well I could tell he was having an off day because he was getting angry very easily and he kept telling a kid to shut-up and I told him that he doesn't need to say that word and if he continues to make mean comments and saying that, I was going to write a referral. He started crying and he is not one to cry. I took him outside and talked to him and calmed him down and asked him what was going on and he said he got D-Hall in the other class and he didn't want to get in trouble again. So I calmed him down and I think he really likes me because a lot of the other teachers complain about him but I really don't have any complaints. What I have noticed with this student is that you can't tell him to go sit down but if you say "Could you go sit down please?", he will do it and not talk back. I like when I get moments like this because I realize that that's why I am in the profession I am in and I really do enjoy it. I try to remember and write down things because it would be so nice to look back on but I always forget, so maybe this blogging will help.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

The beginning...

So I am going to give this blogging thing a whack. I figured my sisters are doing it and I need something to do at my desk at school while my students are working. This will probably be more about the adventure of my relationship with Thomas along with many other things that will come up in my life. I thought it would be neat if I stick with this to look back at everything later on. I am going to start by catching up and informing whoever may be reading this.

December 10, 2005: Texas State Football Game
So I go tailgate with my sister, Jenny, and her boyfriend, Nick, along with some of their friends, and one so happen to be Thomas McDonald. Well...I had a boyfriend at the time but Thomas did not care because he came right up to me and his exact words were "Hey...You like fat kids?" I still laugh to this day about it because I just kind of looked at him crazy because my boyfriend was right there and I did not know what to say. Thomas says my boyfriend did not give him a good look either. For some reason from that point on though, Thomas intrigued me and more than I thought because, I don't remember this, but Thomas has proof that I sent him a facebook comment just to see how he was doing that January...which I still had the boyfriend at the time. Well, I never got anything back from him and so I just left it at that.

March 28, 2008: Jenny and Nick's Rehearsal Night
2 years later and it's the night before Jenny and Nick's wedding. So after that football game I did see Thomas one last time at Jenny's birthday party at Mamacita's in April of 2006. Then in November 2006 I still tried talking to him through myspace and facebook because now I could actually see what could happen between me and him...the boyfriend was out the picture. YAY!!! :) Well...I still never got a reply back from him. So I just let it go. Well...Jenny kept talking about him and saying she was going to try to set us up at her Couple's Shower but he couldn't come. Which now brings us to rehearsal night...I walk into church and my eyes go straight to Thomas...who is very handsomely, overly dressed and definitely caught my eye. During rehearsal I couldn't help but glance at him while we were all up at the altar. Then rehearsal was over and we went to The Kaspar Pavilion to eat supper. I couldn't stop looking at him and we exchanged a few words at the keg and I always tried to get close and where he was. That night we were going to Scooters and so I asked him to go. We danced a lot but that was it and we all passed out at the house.

March 29, 2008: Jenny and Nick's Wedding
Jenny and Nick are getting married and when we are standing all at the altar my eyes keep going to Thomas...I don't remember looking at him THAT much but if you would see Jenny and Nick's wedding video, that is all I am doing. That night we danced and went in the Grand March together and kept dancing but I don't recall much conversation. I just remember us being around each other the whole night. Well...the wedding was almost over when Thomas was getting a ride home with R.P. He takes me outside and I am soooo nervous. We are both pretty drunk but I am more tired than drunk but Thomas is stumbling everywhere and I am worried he is going to fall down the entrance stairs and I cannot understand a word he is saying. Well, I did remember him saying that he wanted to go on a date but we never exchanged numbers. I think he wanted to kiss me before he left but R.P. was right there and that would have been a little weird. He also kept telling me to take him to his car...I guess he was trying to throw a little game out there but I kept telling him that he doesn't need to drive and so he left. I almost forgot to put this in here... but Jenny and Nick told me that Thomas kept coming up to them and saying that he really liked me and that it is ok to treat some girls like sluts but girls like me should be treated like queens :).

March 30, 2008: Day after Jenny and Nick's Wedding
That morning we had to clean up the hall and the whole time I was hoping to see Thomas so we could exchange numbers but we never crossed paths. R.P. must have dropped him off and he must have left right away. So I did not know what to do but I did know that I wanted to see Thomas again. So I asked Ryan for Thomas' number and he gave it to me. I did not know that he left for Corpus already, so I texted him and asked if he wanted to come swimming or something. He replied that he just got home. So I then asked if he was serious about going on a date and he did not remember saying that, but he said he was definitely interested in going on one. From that day forward, we have not gone one day without talking or texting each other.

April 4, 2008: First Date -Gruene Hall-Gary P. Nunn
I was sooooo nervous but then when I saw him and how nervous he made me feel better. He came and picked me up at my house and we headed to the Gristmill for supper and then Gruene Hall to listen to Gary P. Nunn. It was so much fun. The whole ride there I laughed to myself because he was continuously tapping the steering wheel because he was so nervous. He was such a gentleman and he bought me beer and food...which I accidentally left in his car and it stunk up his car that next day. Oops! After we ate, we walked around Gruene and went to a few shops, where he decided to buy a $12 cassette tape of Jerry Jeff Walker...although he stresses it is out of print and you cannot buy it anymore. I made fun of him for buying that tape the whole time and still do to this day because the cashier did not even know they sold those and $12 is ridiculous for a cassette tape. I guess it was also my way of flirting. After Gary P. Nunn, we started heading back home. Once we got to my house, it was pretty late and I told him he could stay at my house because my mom made a pallet for him but he insisted in driving to Victoria to stay with a friend. He walked me to my door and we hugged and he says he was going for a kiss on the cheek but that I turned my head and we kissed on the lips. Then we hugged again and we kissed again. That was it and we decided that I would come up there to Corpus the next weekend and go to the Aquarium.

April 20, 2008: Sunday in Shiner
Thomas had to go to Bonham to see family and I had to stay in Shiner for the Chumchal Reunion. That Sunday Thomas stopped by Shiner on his way back to Corpus and when he was about to leave I walked him to his car to kiss him goodbye and he asked me to be his girlfriend and I said yes. I was so happy and changed my status on facebook and myspace right away. :)

June 14, 2008: Frio River
Thomas came to the Frio Friday and I really thought Friday when we were walking to our cabin he was going to say he loved me but he instead said that he was smitten with me...he was feeling the alcohol :) Saturday while we were laying in my parents' bed we were talking and then he said he had to tell me something and I asked him "What?" He began to breathe heavily and said he LOVED me. I told him I loved him back and my heart raced and I was so happy we finally got it out. He said he was nervous that I wasn't going to say it back but I was so glad he did because there were so many times I almost did but I always told myself that I wanted him to say it first. It was such a great day and now we cannot stop saying it to each other.

These are just some of the more important events that have happened lately. I wanted to remember these dates and catch up on that so now I can add the more current stuff. I am so happy I have met Thomas. He is such a great man and I love him so much. If it wasn't for Jenny, Nick, and Ryan (at Nick's Bachelor Party Ryan kept calling me and telling me he found a good one for was Thomas) I wouldn't be as happy as I am today. I know he is the one for me. It is so weird because I really hated when people kept telling me that once you stop looking for love it will come because the morning of Jenny's wedding I decided that I was going to just have fun and let it all go...and BAM!...there was Thomas. We are so happy together and I am so glad we get to see each other more now that he is in Austin. It is so nice to date someone that loves me no matter what and treats me like a princess. He is so ambitious and always wants better for himself and me...and he has such a great personality and has a way to make me always smile and laugh.