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.