Monday, September 14, 2009

Waco Weekend

Matt and I ventured down to Waco this weekend to hang out with family and friends. It was Lea's 10yr high school reunion so there was a lot of Midway folks in town. She did not go to the reunion but we still had fun anyway.

Friday night we met Lea, Chris, Lisa and Randy out at George's and had way too much fun. Spending time with great friends helped when some of the people from high school showed up and completely ignored us. I was not too surprised because I knew they would be like to me but not to Lea. It did give her more of a reason not to go. She was able to catch up with some of the girls that she had not seen since high school and that was great. I spent most of the night just hanging out with Matt, Chris, Lisa and Randy while Lea caught up with old friends.

Saturday night was my dad's birthday so we went to Austin's on the Avenue for dinner and stayed to party the night away! I was able to finally meet Lindsay Uptmore, the wife of Pat Uptmore who was a great friend of mine in high school. She is wonderful and I look forward to spending more time with them when I am in Waco. Angela Faust Chouinard came out on Saturday night and I forgot how much I loved that girl. She was such a great friend of Lea and I in high school but we all lost touch. She is doing great and it was so fun to catch up her and Richard.

I had a great time this weekend, and had time to reflect on a lot of things. I truly can not say if I am going to go to my 10yr high school reunion that is coming up in a year. I saw how my sister was treated by people she was friends with in high school and I just don't know if I can handle it as well as she did. Lea, you are so strong and I admire you so much. I hope that my class will be different, but I am still worried about it and afraid that nothing will have changed. But we will see.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The best time of the year...COLLEGE FOOTBALL!

I absolutely love college football. I love the atmosphere, the games, and the rivalries. I look forward to this the entire year...and it is finally here! The past weekend, I took the drive down to the best place on earth...College Station Texas! I love this place so much that I could spend every weekend there for the rest of my life and be happy. Kyle Field is one of a kind place. The 12th Man has no other competition anywhere else. This is by far one of the best places to be on a Saturday. I may be a little biased but who cares :) I love the town, the field and all there is to being an Aggie. We have struggled the last few years in football, but I am hoping this is our year to begin the turn around to become a top notch program.

Lea and I on or way to the game!

Saturday started off with the family leaving Waco and heading down to College Station. The crew included, me, Lea, Chris, Emma, Mom, Dad, Jason, and Rose. Rose is a dear friend of the family that we have pretty much adopted as our Aunt. She is a wonderful person, great mom, great friend and die hard Aggie. We got down there and Lea and I went to the bookstore, and walked around outside the stadium while Chris and Jason set up the ATM's outside. We got our Maroon Out shirts, and then headed to meet the rest of the crew at Wing's N More. We love this place. They have the best pickle chips (fried pickles) of any I have ever had. There wings are pretty good also! We also make it a point to eat there when we are in town. After a great lunch, we headed back to Kyle Field to cheer on the Ags to a great win over New Mexico. We had a great time. Emma loved every moment of it and she is already starting to learn about being an Aggie. She kept talking about all the Corps boys and waving at them as they walked past us. It was so cute!

Emma, Lea, Rose, Mom, and I watching the Corps march in.

I spent the rest of the weekend at my parents house helping them fix some things up. We cleared out some brush so that mom can get her flower beds going, and we also installed a flag pole so that it is ready for Sept. 11. I had so much fun driving around on the tractor! Who knew that would be so much fun. Scout could not stand the fact that I was on the tractor and he was on the ground, so once when I stopped he jumped on and rode around with me the rest of the time. It was so fun.

Scout and I on the tractor working!

Matt did not go to the game with us this weekend because he spent his weekend in KS with his family hunting. He had a great time, I just hope that soon we can find a place for him to hunt around here so that he isn't always having to go back to KS. This trip he had is a yearly trip for the boys in the family so I know this will be one that he always attends, but I hope we can find some places around here for him so that he is not deprived of it like he was the last year.

Been way too long

Sorry I have been out of the blogging world for some time now. Things have just been so crazy with school starting and everything else going on, so I will give a short recap here and then another post about the weekend.

Was full of fun. I was able to go down to College Station the first weekend and celebrate with Sheena (Lea's sister-in law) for her 21st birthday. It turned into more of a time for Lea and I to hang out in our old stomping ground, let loose and have some fun. I have pictures but I can't seem to find the camera right now :) Lea and I spent most of the night together away from all the little college kids, but we still had a blast!

The next weekend, Matt and I went to San Antonio with Eric and Lindsay who are a couple that we hang out with a lot here in Fort Worth. We met up with my sister and some other friends for an adult night out. We ate at Dick's Last Resort and had a blast. Our waiter was great and the food was delicious! We then went over to Howl at the Moon for a party. Our friend Lisa had won a part for 20 friends and she invited us to go. We got in for free and had 2 free drinks and then half price drinks until 8pm. We all enjoyed the dueling pianos and the quality time with friends.

Another weekend was spent meeting up with an old friend from high school, Natalie (Huey) Riley and her husband Travis at the North Texas Fair. We watched the rodeo, the went to see Roger Creager. We had such a great time and I was so excited to meet up with Natalie. She was such a great friend in high school and I can't wait to get together with her and Travis more often.

The rest of August was spent getting ready for the school year. I am teaching a College Adjustment class this year at UTA, and have enjoyed it so far. I have some ideas for next year to make it a more enjoyable course, but for now I am sticking with what I have.

Sorry for being so bad at updating this, but I will be better at it from now on. I hope everyone had a great Labor Day Weekend, and I will blog about that in a little while.