Wednesday, August 26, 2009

School Bells...woo hoo!!!

So school started and normally...if I were in G-town, I would be writing how much I hate it but I absolutely love it here! Kids are FAB...6th graders are such sweeties...the athletics part is great too because the girls are so respectful and try so hard. Love I know that this has only been day 3 but if I was somewhere else I would already be coming home crying and wanting to quit. That's about it...I should have more but I don't. I think I am going to try to do some wedding stuff this weekend...had some stuff planned for a long time now and am so excited to go see if I can have it done. Will be partying it up in Shiner too. I need a break after how this week has gone...

Sunday, July 26, 2009

One more funny thing about our engagement...

At the Gristmill, Thomas normally orders a hearty meal and I should have known after he ordered a chicken salad sandwich with green beans, that something was up. My dad pointed that out because I guess Thomas told him that he got so nervous when we were at The Gristmill that he ordered the chicken salad sandwich and dad told me I should have known something was up after he ordered that. I thought that was funny and cute. So many things click now and I so should have figured out what was going to happen but there were so many times I thought it would happen and it didn't so I just gave up...crazy how that works out. I gave up trying to find a guy at Jenny's wedding and BAM...along came Thomas...I give up trying to figure out when he will propose and happened.

Sleepless Night...

So for some reason I cannot sleep so what better thing to do than blog...especially since I haven't in a while. So wedding planning is still kind of at a stand still...I need to get on the ball with things. I have the hall and church and that's about it. Hopefully this week I can get some phone calls done. Friday I start school/sport my summer is pretty much done. But I don't want to talk about it because it stresses me out and is depressing so I guess I could talk about this weekend. Thomas and I just pretty much relaxed this weekend...Friday we didn't do anything...Saturday we cleaned in the morning and then at around 4:00 we left to go to the Shiner Saloon in Austin to listen to the Shiner was fun. They were done at 6:00 so we left and went to eat at Trudy's and then we went home and slept. Very boring people...I know. Sunday we just relaxed and went grocery shopping in the evening...and now I am just trying to sleep. I tried just laying in bed and sleeping but all I could do is just look at Thomas...creepy I know...and just think about how happy I am and how in love I am with him. I say it over and over again on here but I can't help it. I was just thinking about when we first met and how far we have come from then...if you haven't seen my first posts...we met in December of 2005 at a Texas State football game and I had a boyfriend at the time but Thomas had some "liquid courage" and came up to me and asked if I liked fat kids. I didn't even know how to answer makes me laugh to this day. Then when we first started dating after Jenny's wedding he just kept saying how I couldn't saddle that wild mustang...he was talking about himself and that I shouldn't be thinking about anything serious and I kept telling him that I wasn't looking for anything serious and within a couple of dates everything changed and we were inseparable and talked every day. It's just so funny to think about everything from the beginning to where we are in life now.

On a sad note, my 5th grade teacher/best friends aunt Mrs. Siegel died Saturday morning. I will be going to the memorial and funeral Monday and Tuesday. Her family is in my prayers through these hard times. R.I.P. Mrs. will be missed.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


Where do I even begin since I last left off. So much has happened!!! Shame on me :) So I got the job in Marble Falls...found out June 12, 2009 at like 9:15 a.m. I was so happy. We were at the Frio River on our family vacation. Then Thomas and I came home that Sunday and had to start figuring out where to live because our lease was up on the 23rd. That Tuesday I looked at a place but did not like it, Thursday we had Dad's friend Mike Harbers, who is a realtor in Lago Vista show us about 8 places and found a duplex that we love. Signed for the duplex June 19th. June 19th...the best day ever for me thus far...That afternoon when Thomas got back to San Marcos we decided to go out to eat...we went to the Gristmill...our first date...since the 20th is our anniversary we decided to celebrate early because we would be in Shiner that weekend. So we ate and then Thomas had the idea that we go drink in front of Old case you don't know Old Main is the best known building on the Texas State Campus. I thought it was odd but I didn't think anything of it because we have gone on campus a few times to walk around. I did have to say no to the drinking beer because I didn't want to get in trouble. So we headed there and now that I piece everything together, Thomas was acting really weird because he saw a vehicle there and workers and he was like "Why are there so many people here?" I didn't see it being a big deal. Then we were at Old Main and we were walking down the Quad but then we saw construction workers so we turned around and stayed in front of Old Main and just talked. Thomas asked if I ever think about how this place changed my life and I just had this blank stair and looking at him like he was crazy and I said "No, not really. Well, I am now." I then asked him how it has changed his life and I was hoping to hear because this is where he met me and to my surprise he did say that. He talked about how it and I have changed his life and then he got down on one knee and said "Jillian Leigh Chumchal, will you change my life again? Will you marry me?" He opened the box with the ring in it...I dodn't even think I let him finish asking me...I think he said "Will you" and I already said yes. It was all such a blur but yet I remember it. When he dropped to one knee I said "Are you serious?!?" I said that when he asked me to be his girlfriend too...that's my first thought on all surprises. When he was asking me to marry him his eyes got watery and his voice cracked. I was shaking and teary eyed. It was the most amazing feeling...we hugged and kissed and said "I love yous" over and over again. He said he really wishes we would have stopped for beer because he was so nervous and he said that he had like a 10 minute speech but forgot it all. But I wouldn't have had it any other way. It was AMAZING!!! Absolute best feeling ever!!! We then walked to the car and started calling everyone. My parents were having a party at the pool house and I really wanted to go eventhough we planned to leave Saturday morning. So we went and hung out for awhile but it took me forever to pack because I couldn't think of anything and I was just so happy. Saturday we had a great time at Jamie and Robert's Couples Shower. Great margaritas, food, music, and friends and family...what more could you ask for. Sunday we relaxed and celebrated Father's Day. Monday I called and booked the Church and Legion Hall for June 5th, 2010!!! YAY!!! We packed some stuff to Lago Vista on Monday and Tuesday we were all out of our apartment and moved in to Lago Vista. I absolutely love it. I also booked our photographers. The same ones that both my sisters used/are going to use and my cousin used them and is the one that actually found them. They are great...I wouldn't want anyone else. They are the ones to take the first picture of Thomas and I and when our journey all began. I love Thomas so much. I have never met someone quite like him. He brightens my day and has a way of making me laugh and has a way of making me open up and love more than I ever thought possible. Our journey is only beginning and I love every single minute of it.

I think that's about all the knews. I have a long to do list and hopefully I will be better about keeping up with this blog. There is another piece of big news in the Chumchal household...I just had to look at her blog to see if she posted anything about it but Jenny and Nick are I will be an AUNTIE...I am super super excited. I cannot wait. Thomas's brother and sister-in-law are expecting too so we will have to little bundles of joy in the wedding. YAY :)

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Schools out for the Summer Time(sing know you want to)'s's FINALLY here!!! No more school till August...I never would have thought to have made it to this point. I figured I would blog because today is inservice and I am about to walk out the door and I don't have my computer at home so I wanted to blog before I leave the doors of this place. It's so exciting to think this could be the last day of work for me here. I am really hoping this Marble Falls gig works out. I fell in love with the place at first sight and I really think it would be a great place to work. The principal there keeps giving me hints that he wants to hire me but he has a few more interviews. He has said that he is leaning towards me and that I might be the one. But definately not an exact answer...which he can't give since there are other interviewees but very exciting none the least. I wish I knew for sure that I was hired or not because tomorrow is a job fair and I would rather not go but I got to get my name out there is it falls thru. So tomorrow I will be waking up early again and going to the fair. If I don't get a job...I don't know what else I could have done...I have gone to 3 job fairs, applied to like 6 schools...I need to apply to more but it's so tiring...and have e-mailed multiple principals...I have been VERY proactive to say the least. It will be very weird if I do get this job in MF because it will really feel like I'm grown up. Yeah I have been out of college for 2 years and have had my own job but I will be moving far away from Shiner and really settling down somewhere where Thomas and I could possibly stay till we are old and grey. I really hope I get the job. I will definately blog about the outcome and if I get blogging might become a little less since it is summer time and I will want to be catching some rays instead of being inside and if anyone reads might get a little boring these next couple of months. As for anything else new besides school information and the job hunt...nothing new happening. I really thought I had Thomas all figured out and a round about time he would propose but I have no clue when now...he has totally thrown me off his trail. This weekend after the job fair Friday I will be making my 5 hour + or - trip to myself because Thomas had to already leave and we are going to a graduation and telling his friends bye because they are moving to another country for a few years. So that's this weekend. I also have picked up reading again...I have never been much of a reader but I bought The Choice by Nicholas Sparks Tuesday and I cannot put it down...started reading it yesterday at school and stayed up till 11:00 last night and will finish it up today when I get home...I can't wait. It really is a great book. I'm thinking about getting another book so this weekend if I get bored in Bonham, I can read it or when I'm laying out. :) That's about it for now...if anything else exciting happens I will post it!!! Later!!!

Friday, May 22, 2009

8 more days and counting...

8 more days of school...YAY!!! We only have I think 68 7th graders compared to our usual 180+. The last 10 days of school are TAKS tutoring days for the students that did not pass TAKS or missed more than 16 days of school. It seemed nice because since they stuck me with mostly all the smart kids I only had 7 students returning...which is super nice...1 first period, 5 second, 2 fourth, 2 sixth, and 1 seventh...but it turns into such a LONG day and its so quiet and awkward when I only have one kid in a class and I have to teach. It is so weird to be at this point in the year...I remember the first day of school...187 days left...I remember saying that exact thing and now 8 didn't hit me till yesterday that I won't see most of my kids anymore...My babies which are 8th graders I will never see again...I call them my babies because they were my first set of students in my teaching career...they will always be my favorite group. It is sad when I think about it but yet hopefully I will get a new teaching job where I want to be and it will begin another great chapter in my life. But 8 more days...where has the year many ups and downs and stresses and DRAMA...can't forget that one...because there has been plenty of that. The year seemed to go by so slow and now it's almost gone...CRAZY...but no complaints.

On another note...this weekend is Memorial Day weekend but I don't have Memorial Day off...which totally sucks...but Saturday we are going tubing...I can't wait because I need a tan sooo bad! It's going to be so nice to get to relax and not travel this weekend. Next weekend we are not doing much either...we are going to try once again to get Thomas's and my parents to meet. Hopefully it works out this time...we shall see.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

What I'm thinking is...

What I'm thinking is, is that I think even if I don't have a job lined up for next year I will quit this place anyways. I's not for sure yet. The reason being is Thomas and I are about to move to Austin or even a little north of Austin...gas is going up and I would have to commute to Gonzales every morning from there...which is a lot of money on gas and hard to imagine waking up earlier than I already do and driving further than I already do. I have already cried and have super stressed about coming back here too. I called Thomas the other day crying and stressing over being here next year and he said that if I am already this unhappy about it then I don't need to come back. Now I am still applying for jobs in the Austin area and definately hope this summer I get a phone call or e-mail for a job offer but this is my idea if I don't. If I don't get a job then I will resign by July 10...that's the last day to resign if you start school August 24th...I should know...they screwed me last year because I was 1 DAY I made sure and counted and marked it on every calendar I have...then I will try to sub everywhere and anywhere in the Austin area or maybe nanny, or something. I love teaching and I know that's what I want to do but I know that it's not here. This is definately not a for sure thing. I feel like the Texas education system is going down hill...and fast. I don't trust it but I know that teaching is what I want to do. Some may say that I shouldn't quit without having a job lined up first especially with these tough economic times but staying here is holding me back and it doesn't make sense to stay here another year while I could be subbing and getting to know people in the schools I want to teach at. It doesn't make sense to travel all the way here while living in Austin. There are definate pros and cons and thats why it is not a for sure decision.

On a lighter note...Thomas left for Bonham Tuesday morning and won't be back till Friday evening. I miss him soooo much. I am staying in Shiner till Sunday...I came in yesterday. I don't like staying at our apartment by myself...and I always have these crazy nightmares when I do stay there so I figured I get better sleep in Shiner. This weekend is Sweet Home picnic and Erin's Birthday!!! The big 2-4 :) I hope I get to see her this weekend!!! Last year and the year before we have made pies for the Sweet Home cookoff...this year we will continue and hopefully we will get first place. We always have a good time there...hope its good this year too.

Friday, May 8, 2009

It's Finally Friday...18 more days of school!!!

Woo hoo for Friday!!! It's finally here. This week went by really slow for me and I even took Tuesday off. The kids are shut down and do not want to learn or do anything at all!!! Which makes us teachers not want to do anything either. Just 18 more days of this. 8 more days with all my studenst though because we have 10 waiver days at the end for the students that did not pass TAKS...they have to stay and get tutored. So the last 10 days will be horrible because we will have all the bad students who do not care.

Today when I get home, Thomas and I are going to finally just relax. Tomorrow we will probably sleep in and go look at a rent home in Hutto because our lease here will be up at the end of June. I can't believe how fast time has gone by in a way. I hope I find a new job soon because everyone is talking about next year already and I just get a sick feeling if I am here again next year. I love some of the kids and I love the people I work with but I don't want to put up with all the DRAMA and have to teach Math and coach. It really is hard and I just don't want to have to deal with the stresses of teaching math and on top of it, the stresses of coaching and dealing with parents! It's just getting out of control. Saturday we are going to just hang out and then probably head to Shiner at some point. Sunday we will celebrate Mother's Day and then head back to San Marcos.

That's about it for now. I wish I had an exciting life to blog about but right now it's all school :(

Thursday, April 30, 2009

TAKS!!! Not so good, to great!!!

So Tuesday was the big day for the 7th Grade Math teachers in Texas. Not only do the students get stressed out but the teachers really do also. There is soooo much emphasis on this test and administrators sometimes use it to reflect the teachers teaching ability and so I was pretty stressed. Thomas was not around because he left Monday morning at 3:30 a.m for Bonham to work on his bbq pit so I had to be by myself and stressed. I have been talking to Thomas about how stressful it is probably all year. So Tuesday they were taking it and I was so nervous for the kids...we tried as hard as we could to cover everything and get them to understand it but it was so nerveracking. SO all in all it wasn't that great of a day but then during 7th period a student told me to go by the office before 8th period and I was questionable but didn't think anything of it. Then the assistant principal and another teacher came in my classroom and was holding this GORGEOUS arrangement of a dozen yellow roses with hints of little pink flowers. I was blown away and soooo happy. All the kids were excited and wanted to know who it was from. I absolutely loved them and he totally got me. Then I read the card and it said "Good Luck with the TAKS tests!" The assistant principal and teacher told me to hold on to him and I definately will. It was so sweet and made me feel so much better.

Thomas came in at 1:00 this morning from Bonham...I am glad I got to see him because I felt like I haven't seen him in forever. The nights we were not together I had horrible dreams but last night I finally got a good nights sleep. I hated leaving him this morning because I won't get to see him again till Sunday but we will manage:)

I am super excited about my cousin's wedding this weekend. It is going to be a blast. Thomas's friend is getting married too so that's why we won't be together.

Oh...this past weekend we went to Port Aransas for Heather's Bachelorette and it was a blast. It was soooo much fun and relaxing. I had a little too much to drink Saturday night but it was so much fun. I threw up 5 times on the way home was horrible but I wasn't thinking about that Saturday night...I was just thinking about partying.

Last weekend Thomas also got me my pink fishing rod I have been wanting forever and a pink fishing shirt. Now I just need to go fishing and put it to use.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

I can't keep up!!!

I have been a bad blogger lately. I have not been able to keep up with it. Usually I blogged when I was giving a math test but we haven't given on lately and we have been teaching from bell to bell so I have no time at my desk. TAKS test is upon us and so we are throwing so much at the kids so they understand it. I think we could talk and teach till our faces turn blue and the kids would still not understand but at least we can say we did everything we could. So I did not get the job at Hays :( But oh well...I wanted it but I didn't because then I would be stuck doing the exact same thing I am doing here. So I just got to keep trying. I really wish I could find the job of my dreams...Elementary PE...I would be so happy. OR at least something out of the math field. OR just maybe anywhere but here...I'm not as picky as I started. Anyways...enough about work.

Thomas and I had our 1 year of "dating" anniversary Monday. We celebrated some this past weekend. He took me to the River Walk in San Antonio and we stayed in a hotel. We went to supper that evening and then went to bed at 8:30...we were tired. Then we woke up early and walked the River Walk and went to a Wax Museum and Ripley's believe it or not. Then we walked to the Alamo and went in and looked around. We headed to Shiner early because we had our Annual Chumchal Reunion. That was alright too but I was so tired. We still had a good time. Sunday was Joane's 40th birthday. It was so nice to be there and celebrate with her. Sunday we headed back home to San Marcos. I gave Thomas a Bobcat thing for his truck and the DVD collection of Band of Brothers...he really wanted it. We started watching it and at first I wasn't that into it but then as we watched all 10 hours over the past 3 days, I really started liking it. It was really good. In case you are wondering, Band of Brothers was a mini series on HBO about the Paratroopers that fought the Germans. It really is an awesome story. That's about it that is new with me. This weekend is Heather's Bachelorette Party in Port's going to be so much fun. I can't wait.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Been Awhile...

Man it has been awhile since I have had time to blog. Probably because the past 3 weeks we have been teaching from the beginning to the very end of class everyday. TAKS test is 2 1/2 weeks away but it has been a crazy few weeks trying to cram evrything lesson we have left in. Yesterday I had a job ionterview at Hays...I hope I get it...I really hate interviews but hopefully I did alright. I would be teaching Math and Coaching but it will hopefully be better there than where I am at right now. If not I have put my application in at many other places so hopefully I will hear from other schools soon. It's exciting and scary all at the same time. Since I last blogged, we now only have 37 more days of school. Today is my last day to throw a lesson at the students that will be on their TAKS tests. The next 2 weeks we will review for the TAKS test and then after that we have 1 chapter left to cover. Everything is finally coming to an end. I thought at the beginning of the year I would never make it. I can't wait to actually get a new job and start packing everything out of my classroom. It will be so nice. In a week and a half Thomas and I will be dating for a year!!! Crazy that it went that fast. I am so happy and love him so much. Anyways...that's about it...figured I'd catch up and blog a little before Easter Break.

Happy Easter Everyone!!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Spring Break is over...49 more days of school

I haven't posted in a long time...I didn't get on the computer much during Spring Break. I didn't do anything too exciting during Spring Break...except Spring Break weekend when I went to Tyler and was in April's wedding and the first Monday of Spring Break when Erin came to visit and we went to the Square in San Marcos...but it was kind of disappointing...I think we had more fun at the restaurant but we still had a good time catching up and drinking. We had Mai Tais at The Green Parrot, which is always nice especially since we haven't had one in FOREVER. Then Tuesday we slept in and then did a little shopping. It was fun. Wednesday I didn't really do much. Thursday I left for Tyler and I was so lonely in bed at the hotel without Thomas...I tossed and turned all night. He said he had trouble too and didn't even sleep in our bed. Friday I just went around Tyler and went shopping of course :) April came to the hotel and we got ready for rehearsal...Thomas wasn't going to get there till later. We got there and I didn't think Thomas was going to make it and when we practiced walking down the aisle I saw him and was so happy and surprised he made it. The place April had her wedding was GORGEOUS and it was outside and I absolutely loved it. Wish I could have an outside wedding but that would be a whole lot of chairs...Then we went to eat at Fat Catz, a Louisiana Kitchen, and it was awesome. Great FOOD!!! We then went to a bar and it was fun, it was kind of like Midnight Rodeo. Then we all left and went to the places we were staying at and went to bed. Saturday I woke up early to take a shower and start getting things together for the wedding. April came to pick me up and we were off to get pedicures and it was the best pedicure ever. It was nice, we then had lunch and ran a lot of little errands. Once we were done, time started flying by and we had to do things quickly. So we got to the location of the wedding and started getting ready. We were running behind and the wedding started about 15 minutes late but it didn't matter. Everything came together so was all so nice. Then the partying started and it was fun. Finally the bouquet throwing came and so far every wedding I have been to I have caught it but at this one I was a little nervous because some other girls wanted it too but I did my same technique...and I caught it. I am batting at 100%. The the garter throwing came and to my surprise Thomas said he would go out there. Well none of the guys really tried for it...they all went out there and then backed away from it and let it fall so Thomas went and picked it was great. He said he figured he was in trouble anyways since I caught the bouquet so he said he figured he'd get it. All in all it was an amazing, fun night and I am so happy for April and Joey. Then Sunday we woke up early and headed back to San Marcos.

So yesterday we had a track meet in Columbus and we didn't get back to Gonzales till 1:00...I got home and in bed at 2:15. I got stopped by a cop in Luling at 1:45 on the way home and I knew I wasn't I pulled over and he told me my front head light was out and sure enough it was and he let me go and told me to go get it fixed asap. Well I knew that I would not be able to wake up this morning so at 6:00 a.m. I called and told them I won't be able to make it and to get a sub. So I am at home resting because I was soooo tired, I don't think I would have been able to make the drive this morning because it was hard enough to keep my eyes open when I was talking on the phone. I am really glad I took off though because I would have been miserable and I had a pounding headache.

Anyways...that's about it and we only have 49 more days of school...yay!!!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

3 day WEEKEND!!! Shiner Stock Show!!!

I finally had a day off and had a 3 day weekend. It was great and much needed. Thursday we had a track meet and I didn't get home till 11:30. Then Friday I had to wake up early to take Kenzi to the groomer and relaxed and shopped the rest of the day. Thomas came home and I was finishong up getting ready for the stock show. When I was finally done, we left for Shiner and went to the stock show. It was a lot of fun...never a disappointment...although some jerk wanted to fight Thomas...but he is a piece of trash and useless anyways. Thomas was innocent in the whole thing too...just minding his own business and then the jerk wanted to fight him. Dad explained that he was with me and then RP stepped in and tried to explain. It didn't work because that guy is clueless and dumb and he thought Thomas was Nick. How outrageous is that...who wants to fight Nick? It's because Nick and Jenny didn't invite the asshole to the wedding but get over it...maybe if he wasn't such an asshole and gross person he would get invited to things. I really don't like the man because he tried talking shit to my dad on our property and I said a few choice words to him. So he definately won't be invited to Thomas and my wedding either...not only because I don't like him but also because Thomas doesn't either. was good to catch up with friends I haven't seen in a while and my family because I haven't been down in a while. Saturday I slept pretty much all day and then we went to Maeker's and had a few drinks and hung out there with family and friends, but we went home pretty early because I was worn out. Sunday we relaxed and then left for San Marcos. It was a nice weekend.

Thomas and I keep trying to figure out when our parents will meet but it hasn't worked out'll probably be when we get knows...we were going to try for this coming weekend but that's a no go. Thomas keeps talking about our wedding and getting engaged a lot and it is so exciting...I can't wait for it...he says that we will be engaged before we go to the Frio and we are thinking about an April wedding but who's far away yet and we will see what happens and only Thomas knows when...and I guess my dad will too whenever it gets close.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Slowly drowning by paper...

Ever feel like you are going no where fast? Never catch up? Finish one thing but then you realize you have 50 million other things to finish before you even begin to relax? That is how I am feeling!!! It is no fun. I think if I were to stack all the papers up that I need to grade the pile would probably be as tall as the Statue of Liberty. I am swamped...I am doggy paddling but about to drown by paper. We would grade the papers in class but then we run short on time with the lesson, and we are already throwing information at them and us math teachers are just hoping they have a big glove to catch it all. Everyday we learn a new lesson and if you didn't understand it, tough luck because we have to go on to the next lesson or we will be behind and not cover everything needed for the stupid TAKS test. OUR reputation rides on that one stupid test and if our kids's OUR fault.

This is how a typical day in my class goes...I stand outside my door with a try to be friendly looking face and greet the kids and hand them a warm-up that they complain about the whole time and I try to give them about 5 minutes to do it, but they complain about it the whole time they don't finish it but I have to go over it and not give them more time because we really need to start covering fractions, percents, and decimals...because they will never get it and I need as much time as possible. So most of the students might have 1 out of the 3 done and normally it's the easiest, shortest one. We started putting questions on there that make them explain things...we can just throw that out the door because they just wait for me to do it and answer it. Then I tell them to put that aside. I pass out a worksheet, explain the key point, do a few examples, and then tell them to do the rest. HA! Yeah right!!! Then I here "I need help" "I don't get this" "I'm not doing it" "What does this mean?" By time I try to explain it again, the bell rings and off they RUN out to the next class while I am yelling that they have to finish it for homework...which they don't finish but it's their grade...not mine.

We have no time for anything anymore and I am so behind on grading. We don't have time to grade in class because that takes 5 minutes but we can't afford to lose 5 minutes.

Anyways...I am just so glad today is Friday and I can come home and somewhat rest. I am so beat and I just need to rest...I wanted to do something fun tonight but I really need to just stay home and relax because from here on out for a while I will be going non-stop. Tomorrow I can sleep in till whenever I want to. Thomas better be ready to sleep late, which he never does or he better not wake me up. :) Then we have Jolyn's wedding Saturday and we are getting a hotel room up there so we won't have to worry about driving back Saturday night. I am excited about this weekend and ready for some rest.

Monday, February 23, 2009

The best Valentine's Day EVER!!! Great time on 6th Street!!!

So I havent blogged in a while. I have just been so busy with school and just pushing information on students that I have no time to sit at my desk and relax. It is VERY hectic at school...I dread it more and more everyday.

So Valentine's Day was awesome. That Friday night Thomas and I went to Kobe Steakhouse and it was DELICIOUS. I love that place! Saturday we woke up early to head to Shiner to drop Kenzi off at Mom and Dad's and then we headed to Lake Charles. We ate at Golden Corral in Beaumont. We got to our hotel in Lake Charles and kind of relaxed for a little bit and then headed to the casinos. It was really fun. I was on the hunt for Jackpot a great penny slot machine and it is soooo much fun to play. Well there were a lot of people so I had to wait around a while and play some other crappy games and lost money real fast on them. Thomas found a video poker game and he was really good at it. He won $200!!! Then he came and sat next to me and won on a Jackpot Party machine that I was waiting to play. I was mad...not really but I kept teasing him that I was. I lost about $80 :( but that's not too bad and it was still fun and it last a long time. We did that for about 4 hours and went to eat at as buffet in a casino which had great seafood. Then it was Sunday and it was time to leave. We had so much fun and it was nice to spend all that time together.

Last week the math department found out we have to meet with the Region 13 lady because supposedly we are doing everything wrong in our classrooms. GREAT!!! Not only is the athletics negative but so is the teaching...I have not been a very positive person lately because work is so crappy right now. There is one thing I do want to say...Administrators expect teachers to be positive for the students, we should always be the happiest people so then our students will be positive. BUT shouldn't the administrators follow was they say...if they want our teachers to be positive then the administrators should be positive to make us's a pyramid and everything effects everyone so if any school wants students and teachers to be positive, then the school admin. need to be positive first and I wish that would happen here.

This past weekend was awesome. It was SOOOOO great to see April and Jolyn and catch up. Friday I did absolutely nothing. I shopped around but then relaxed and cleaned. Thomas was gone because he had C.A.S.T. in Rockport and I waqs so lonely. Saturday I slept in till 8:30...I was so mad because I wanted to sleep later but I couldn't for some reason. I got up and got ready and met April and Kim at River Pub for lunch. It was good. Then we shopped at the outlet mall and I headed home to get ready for the party. I was ready at 8:30 and April and Kim came to pick me up. We got to Austin and got to our hotel room...we went to our first one and the beds weren't even made so we complained to the front office and got our room changed and we met Jolyn with her aunts, mom, and grandma. Yes, her grandma came and partied it up on 6th street...she was popular and great to hang with. We went to Z Tejas and it was yummy and then went to SOHO Lounge and had a great time. We did these little tasks and did it as a competition and it was really fun. We had a great time. I think people around us did too. Jolyn's grandma took shots, danced to rap songs, and guys were around her the whole time. It was soooo funny. Then Sunday we all just hungout and relaxed.

I was so happy to see Thomas Sunday...I missed him so much. I can't wait till this weekend because Jolyn is getting MARRIED and I get to see my girls again!!!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Yay for flowers!!!

So Thomas did keep a surprise from me after all. He lied yesterday and said that he couldn't get flowers sent because it was too late and low and behold at 10:00 today a dozen BEAUTIFUL cream roses with reddish/pink tips were delivered to me. He had me going all day and was apologizing that he didn't get me any flowers which I didn't mind but I thought it would be nice. But he definately surprised me...they are so beautiful. All the teachers were saying how you can still tell we are dating because once you get married all that stops but hopefully not. I love surprising Thomas and I don't see me stopping and I don't think he will either. I can't wait till Saturday!

Last night Thomas and I got invited by friends to go to the San Antonio Rodeo and listen to some Texas country was great but we didn't get to sleep till like 12:30 and I am tired! So tonight we are just going to lay around and be lazy because tomorrow we have to wake up early and head to Lake Charles.

Today is Friday the 13th and so far it has turned out to be a pretty awesome day...did you realize that we have 2 Friday the 13ths this year? We have one next month too...crazy but I am not supersticious so it doesn't really bother me but I thought it was interesting. Anyways...that's it for now.

1 more day till Valentines' Day :)

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Found out...

So Thomas is horrible about keeping surprises and as we were eating dinner last night we were talking about this weekend and he told me to ask my mom and dad if they could keep Kenzi. I then knew that we were going somewhere and staying there over night. Then he said that we will leave early for Louisiana Saturday morning. AWESOME!!! I told him he shouldn't have told me so he could surprise me but he said he does it on purpose so when I am thinking something one day it is going to totally throw me off guard. I was totally confused but I am super excited. He said we are going to Lake Charles. I CANNOT wait!!! I was always the one to plan things and now it is soooo wonderful to have someone that plans things...and exciting fun things at that. I can only imagine when he proposes to me. He talks about it a lot and how he has it all planned out and how surprised I am going to be. I cannot wait for that day!!!

Today Thomas and I have been texting like we do everyday when we are away but we were talking about how much we miss each other and how we both hate being at work because we would rather be at home with each other. He said the same thing I was thinking, it feels that since we moved it, that it seems like we see each other less because everything is rush, rush, rush, and there is no us time. Hopefully this weekend since I have nothing going on, and since it is Valentines' Day we will be able to put that feeling to rest. I do hate going to work and leaving him...I always miss him so much at work and I can't wait to get home and be with him. I cannot wait to we are moved permanently and settled...and one day married so we can spend the rest of our lives together.

2 more days till Valentines' Day :)

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

CANNOT get out of here soon enough!!!

You ever have one of those days where you know you shouldn't be around people because you are in a bad mood or just really have a bad attitude towards your job and if people are around you, more than likely you will bring them down? Well...I am definately having one or maybe more of those days. I won't say too much on here but let's just say more drama in my school district. I hope I find another job because I can't see myself being here again next year. I don't want to get myself in trouble by posting stuff about how I really feel about this place. It is to the point to where nothing will surprise me anymore at this could tell me the craziest story about here and I would just probably shrug it off like nothing because I wouldn't be surprised. This school is going no where fast that's for sure. It has made 2 of the BEST coaches quit and just non-renewed another one. There have been comments made to me about other coaches because these people did not know I am friends with the coaches and I just find everything happening very unprofessional, unethical, biased, and unfair. I am so tired of it and pretty fed up that if people confront me, I am letting them know how I feel. People are seeing it in my face of how tired I am of this. Yesterday and today I have just felt like I should not be here because I am going to make other people have bad attitudes and put other people in bad moods and I try not to be that person but when everything at work is negative, you just can't help it. So I am just having one of those days or multiple days where I am probably not a joy to be around...until I get home and get away from it. I hope I find a new job next year because I cannot see myself stuck here again for another year.

Other than that, yay for hump day...I can't wait for Friday! Oh, Jenny and Nick got a basset hound puppy and she is so cute. I had to go get her yesterday because the band director from our school was giving them away. Nick and Jenny gave him $50 for the shots and stuff but that is such a good deal and she is just adorable. I am like Jenny's dog person because when she was first thinking about getting Sophie I was the first person to see her. The same that happened this time. It's kinda stressful because I think all puppies are cute and dogs are something that you really need to see and pick yourself. So far I think I did a good job though :)

3 days till Valentine's Day...which means 3 days till I find out what my surprise is that Thomas is giving or doing. I cannot wait! I hope he likes his gift from me :)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Going 3 weeks straight...

So I have had powerlifting meets for 2 Saturdays in a row and I feel like I have not had a weekend or break for about 3 weeks now. I am going and going with no stopping in sight and it is catching up with me. I am so behind in grading papers for school, I want to get our apartment straight, and I need to get stuff for Valentine's Day. I am stressing out big time! I keep getting more and more behind on grading papers but I need to sit down and grade a few stacks each night but by time I get home I am sooo tired and the last thing I want to do is think about school after I just left it...but I HAVE to start soon. This weekend is Valentine's day and I am so excited...Thomas has a suprise and he won't tell me what it is but I am sooo excited! This is his first Valentine's Day where he is getting I want to get him something good and I am trying to think of something. I have a few ideas in mind so we will see.

This past weekend was pretty good. It felt like forever since I have been home and it was nice to see my parents and Jaace, Jenny, and Jamie...oh and Nick was down too. :) I didn't stay up too long Friday since I had to wake up early Saturday for the powerlifting meet. Saturday I was at the powerlifting meet till around 4:00. During the meet I had a throbbing headache and so when I got home I went and took a nap. When I got up I still didn't feel that great but I went out to Welhausen's and hung out and ate bar-b-q. Then Thomas and I went home because I still wasn't feeling well and we went to sleep at 9:00. Sunday we just laid around and relaxed and then headed to San Marcos. It was a nice weekend minus the powerlifting because I really need to relax. I hope this weekend will be nice because I don't have a powerlifting meet and it's Valentine's Day so I get to be with Thomas all weekend. I love him so much. This month we will be dating for 10 months and talking for 11 months. Thank God for Jenny and Nick getting married so Thomas and I could reunite. LOL...we have not gone by one day without talking to each other since March 28, 2008. My life got a whole lot better that day :)

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

In Good Company...

So this weekend was so much fun...minus that I had a powerlifting meet and had to be in Gonzales at 5:45 a.m. Saturday and didn't get home till around 5:00. Thomas's best friend Chris came down on Friday and stayed till Saturday and we all had so much fun. He is such a funny guy and it is never a dull moment when he is around. Friday we went to Grin's and then I had to come back home and sleep. Thomas and Chris went to Sean Patrick's on the Square and then I believe they came back to the apartment and played the Wii because I heard them talking and yelling and stuff. But I was so tired I didn't hear them long and went right back to sleep. So then Saturday I was at the meet and when I got home I wanted to take a nap so bad but I just ended up laying around in bed till about 6:30 because then I had to start getting ready for a night out in Austin. We all loaded up and headed to Trudy's and met up with Erin, Allison, Elena, and Allison's friend. It was Thomas, me, Chris, Ferren, and Stephanie that came and met up with them. We had a great time at Trudy's...I got 2 Mexican Martini's and those never disappoint. I was feeling pretty good when we left Trudy's. Then we went to Midnight Rodeo where I continued drinking and had I think 10 Crown and Cokes. We all had a great time...or at least I know me, Erin, and Elena did because we danced the whole time. Erin and Elena ended up coming to San Marcos that night and then the next morning I woke up at 8:00 and woke everyone else and we went to IHOP. I felt pretty good for how much I drank. It was so much fun though. Those are all the happenings from this was pretty exciting.

Today is Mom's birthday...Happy Birthday MOM!!!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Can I just say this...

Can I just say that I am truly enjoying living in San Marcos with Thomas. Yes, it has only been like 3 days but it has been a great 3 days. He has done a lot of cleaning and organizing since I haven't had time. He was off yesterday and he put all the dishes away and straightened up a lot of stuff. I really want to get things all organized but when I get home it is 6:00 and all I want to do is relax so it is going to take a while to get things cleaned up. I really want to have a little get together soon and maybe then Thomas and my parents will get to FINALLY meet each other. Kenzi is liking the new place too. The first night she slept with us and she slept great but she was always in my way because she practically sleeps right on top of me and so in return I did not get much last night we blocked her off with a baby gate into the living room and she slept on her pillow. She made a few cries for a little while but then stopped and went to sleep. I slept like a rock. I really like being able to use all my stuff and just having a place of our own. These past few days we having been going non-stop and so we have been sooo tired but tonight I think we are just going to relax and just hang out. I think Sunday I will really try to get a lot done. Thomas's friend is supposed to be coming in on Friday and I'm sure our place will be a wreck but oh's just a guy and they don't look at that anyways. I wish Saturday I didn't have a powerlifting meet because then I could get a lot done but that's not going to happen. Anyways...I just wanted to say that I really like living might not be the best neighborhood but it'll work for now. I just really like knowing that I fall asleep right next to Thomas and get to kiss him goodnight every night and that when I wake up he is right there to kiss good morning. I love him so much!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

One last night away...

So tonight will be the last night that Thomas and I will have to sleep alone...unless small things come up like work trips or if he goes hunting or I have to do something...but otherwise this is the last night. I hate when we are apart because I don't get to talk to him laying in bed, kiss him goodnight, wake him up in the middle of the night because he is snoring :), feel his warmth next to me, lay in his arms, or kiss him in the morning.

So much has changed in the last week. Thomas and I signed our lease for our apartment Monday...our first huge step with our relationship. Thomas bought a truck yesterday! He bought a 2002 Ford 150 King Ranch Edition in the rust color. I love it and he does too. He needed a new vehicle so bad. He said that when he was driving away, the salesman was going to drive his 4runner to the back but it wouldn't start but he just kept

Yesterday I had a math workshop in Austin and it was sooo boring!!! The other teachers and I don't want go back but we need the hours. It was nice to be out of school though and it was nice to see Thomas for 2 days.

Tomorrow I took off half a day so I can go up to San Marcos to move some things up there. Then Thomas and I will drive back to Shiner for the night and then Saturday really start some moving of bigger and more stuff. Saturday we will come back and stay in Shiner again. We will probably leave early Sunday so we can get things situated and then relax! I can't wait...I am so excited!

Friday, January 16, 2009

3 sports!?! Hell NO!!!

That's what I said Tuesday after I got confronted with another sport I have to coach. I am now the new high school girls' powerlifting coach, assistant softball, and junior high track is what I was confronted with Tuesday. I was shocked and pissed. Are you kidding me...springing all this up on me at once. I told the Junior High Coordinator that I will not do 3 sports...and he totally understood. He is a great guy to work for. I e-mailed the athletic director to tell him I will not do 3 sports and if I could choose I would pick junior high track and powerlifting because those are short season sports AND I know nothing about softball, so he told me those are the sports I will be doing but for a couple days I about had it with this school district. Things happen everyday that are just unfair here. I just don't understand how people can screw other people around like they do here. IT'S NUTS!!! It has never been a dull moment since I have been working here and everyday I wish I was somewhere else...nevermind the fact that they didn't release me from my contract last summer when I could have had this awesome job in kinda puts you in a bad mood for the rest of the school year. I am making it but definately counting down the days till I am out of here. One of our really good coaches quit today at the high school...she has been screwed over one too many times...I wish I could just walk out because I would have done it a long time ago. A lot of good teachers and coaches have left...I can't wait till I can.

This weekend I plan on doing some organizing of my stuff at home that I said I was going to do a long time ago but never did. I have to though because next week Thomas and I are MOVING to San Marcos...I am so excited! Saturday I have a powerlifting meet, I will come home and organize along with Sunday and I get to see Thomas Saturday...not tonight because he is in Bonham and I will be gone all day tomorrow so it would have been useless for him to come down then anyways. Monday we have to go to San Marcos and sign our final apartment lease and then shop around probably. We have off on Monday for MLK day...yay! I cannot wait to live with's going to be so nice to sleep next to him and see him right when I wake up.

SO Monday I started a diet...just kinda something I am making up and it is working...6 pounds gone! Figured I have 3 weddings and maybe my own coming up so I better start now so I can look hot in my wedding dress one day...haha.

Oh last I haven't posted in forever...Thomas and I went to Wharton to visit Nick and Jenny and hang out. We had a blast! Saturday night Thomas got so drunk and he was hilarious...I never laughed sooo hard in my life...I had tears just rolling down my face and I still laugh about it. We played Apples to Apples and Thomas drew a card that said "selfish"...then it describes it by other words like "greedy", I can't remember the other one, and then the one that we cracked up laughing at was stingy. Thomas said it like sting-y...not like somebody is stingy with there money but like a bee is stingy. We all laughed and then he blamed it on being all kids do...that whole night he was hilarious though. The crap that came out of his mouth was sooo funny. Then when we all went to bed, I felt him get out of bed and then he came back to the room and said he meant to go to one picnic but he went to another...I was confused and finally he said he meant to go to this bathroom but went to the other one and how he felt like an asshole. He actually accidentally walked into Jenny and Nick's room. He was sleep walking and talking in his sleep. It was sooo funny. Sunday Jenny and I woke up early and went to the Bridal Extravaganza with Jamie, Mom, and Dawn. We all had a great time. It was fun and there were so many pretty things!

I always wanted to find the guy for me that would always make me laugh and I am positive I have found him. I love Thomas sooo much!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Never a dull moment...

So yesterday I came to school at around 7:10 a.m. and did the usual...walked into my class and I was going to start entering grades for this 9 weeks. I put my purse and keys on my desk and all of a sudden my school laptop that I would have used to enter the grades vanished. I saw my sticky note of my to-dos that I left by it Wednesday afternoon but the computer was gone. I looked all over my room and still could not find it. So then I went to tell other teachers and they told me the call our technology head person...I called and no answer. So then the other teachers and I were trying to figure out what could have happened...maybe a technician took it for some reason but why wouldn't they have left a note? So then 2 other teachers came in and their computers were missing too and one had her papers and her projector all over her room. So then we knew for sure we were robbed. We told the principal and assistant principal and I went back to my room. I then noticed my CD player was gone too. Basturds! So I had to have my first 2 classes in a different room because then the police came and fingerprinted my room. They were fingerprinting the wrong area and so I told them where my computer was. Turns out the robbers were wearing gloves and so I havent heard anything more about it. I do have an awesome new computer now and the other teachers are jealous. So I guess something good came out of it. It didn't really bother me because I didn't really have anything too important on that computer and my CD player was a cheap one but still. The wird thing was that my windows were locked and even my door was locked, so they had time and were careful in my room so they must have hit my room first and then ran out of time in the other 2 classrooms and had to leave quickly because their doors were open. It's really weird to think about it...I would hate to have personal things stolen because that would creep me I am glad it was just those 2 things and my personal thing that was stolen was cheap. Just never a dull moment in Gonzales.

On a sad note...Jenny and Nick's baby did not make it. I know everything happens for a reason and God has a plan for everything, so we all just have to look at it that way. There is supposed to be something positive come out of all this eventhough its hard to see what it is now, we just have to believe. I know one day they will make AWESOME parents and I will make an AWESOME auntie. I love ya'll Jenny and Nick and be strong! I am here whenever ya'll need me! God Bless!

Monday, January 5, 2009

School Bells :(

My dad would always wake us up to those 2 words every time we had to go back to school after a vacation and today is one of those days. Let me catch up from the holidays...

My birthday was that last day of school and we got out at noon. I went and met Thomas and Erin at Howard's for a couple of beers and then we went home to get ready for a party at the poolhouse. We had cheese sandwiches and beans and it was all soooo good. My parents and Thomas tried to surprise me with an ice cream cake from Dairy Queen but I heard them talk about it the night before but it was awesome and it was so sweet.

My Christmas and New Years was great. Much better when you are dating someone because it is so nice to spend this loving time with them. Christmas was a lot of driving but it was ok because Thomas and I rode together everywhere. Christmas eve morning we opened gifts at home, shopped Shiner, then to the Chumchal's Christmas eve night. Then Thomas and I drove to Hutto that night and then woke up to go to Round Rock for their Christmas and then drove to Moulton to go to my grandma's brother's house for Christmas lunch. Thomas gave me antique pink cake plates I wanted from an antique store. I love them and was very surprised.

New Years' was great. Sat around at the poolhouse and drank and ate fried fish and shrimp. Yumm! Kissed Thomas at midnight and got pretty drunk playing drinking games and such. We had a great time.

Now I am back at school...19 more weeks! I miss Thomas so much. We have been around each other everyday for a long period of time and it sucked leaving him yesterday. I think we are going to move in together by the end of this month in San Marcos because we don't like being away from each other and it is only a 15 minute more drive for me. I love my parents and all but I just want to move out and use all the stuff that I have gotten these past few Christmases and bought over the past 2 years. I know Thomas and I will take the next big step in our lives soon anyways so it won't hurt to have a few months of testing the waters. :)