Friday, May 22, 2009

Catching My Breath

Well clearly I have been way behind (read: lazy) when it comes to blogging lately! So much has been going on since I last posted that I thought I'd do a quick photo post to catch you up with us!

First - a quick picture of Easter (yes I'm that far behind on this blog)
Matt and I went to Austin to spend Easter with my family (since Matt's parent's are still living in London) - in addition to my family, Katie's boyfriend Matt and his sister Emily got to spend Easter sunday with us as well! We had a good time celebrating!

Two weeks later, Matt and I were lucky enough to spend the entire weekend at the Marriott Horseshoe Bay on Lake LBJ (just outside of Austin). Matt's friend, Clay, from highschool was getting married and Matt was a groomsman. We had such a great time -- Mary Jane and Clay have such a fun sense of style and everything was just gorgeous!

The view from our room!

Husband and Wife!
We got to catch up with some good friends over the weekend too - which was so much fun! The day after the wedding a group of us went to the Chili's in Marble Falls to celebrate Liz's 26th birthday!

We spent the next couple of weeks in town -- and finally got our new sectional (that we ordered almost 2 months ago)!

In May, I kicked off Mother's Day weekend with a celebration in the classroom. My co-teacher and I made lunch for the mom's and had a "luncheon" where the kids served their moms and got to eat with them. After lunch we headed back to our classroom where we had set up a "spa" and the kids gave their moms pedicures, manicures and made them jewelry and cards.
I don't have any pictures of this - but my parents came up Mother's Day weekend to bring Matt and I a piano! I am so excited to be able to start playing again. We also just got to spend a couple days hanging out with my parents working on the house :)

The last week of school was CRAZY! We had splash day on Thursday (14th) and only had about 20 minutes of sunshine for it, but that didn't stop the kids!
Our last day of school was Friday the 15th -- very bittersweet to say goodbye to my first class of kids. I will miss them so much next year!

I didn't have much time to feel sad about the end of the year, however, because Matt and I hit the road as soon as I left school to head down to Austin/San Marcos for my sister's college graduation!
Congratulations Katie -- we are SO proud of you :) We got to celebrate with lots of good food and family (which was apparently setting the tone for the following week as well).

While all of the above was going on, I was also studying for my EC-4 content exam for my Texas teaching certificate.

I took the test on Tuesday the 19th, went to our end of the year teacher luncheon and got home just in time to unlock the door for my in-laws! Matt's sister, Kelly is starting nursing school here in Dallas (and we are SO excited to have her here!), so they were all up to move her in! We have spent the last 4 days eating entirely too much, shopping (the girls), golfing (the boys) and teaching Kelly about how scary/mean Dallas drivers can be.
WHEW. What a fun last month!

Hopefully now that school is out for the summer I'll be able to keep up with blogging better! We've got Matt's birthday coming up and then a trip to Cabo! I love summertime!


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3 comments:

The Blogivers said...

Glad to have you back in blog land! :)

Katie said...

Congrats on finishing your first year of teaching!!! sorry I've been a lame sister lately and haven't even asked you how it's been...
p.s. that picture of the kids giving their moms pedis/manis is precious! I'm sure they'll never forget that--that was a sweet idea!

The Joiners said...

Welcome back!

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