Sunday, July 29, 2012

Sayonara, San Antonio

Going through the big "D"....and I DO mean Dallas! Yep, we've moved!!!

After exactly 4 years of living in San Antonio, we've packed up our belongings and moved to the Dallas area. It has been a whirlwind of emotions, preparations, and decision-making, that ultimately has led us to leave San Antonio. We have been blessed with great friends who have helped make the move easier, and a great church that has supported and prayed for us throughout.

I snapped this picture from the truck as we drove away. Last look at our home.

 Grover did a little of this..

But mostly this......

And even some of this.... Brandy, do you recognize that shirt? I still don't know how I ended up with it. Lol. And FYI, I am wearing shorts, although it doesn't look like it :)

Lucy, rode in the passenger seat of the rental truck with Lucas, but I somehow missed her in this shot. This might have been when she tried taking a nap on the floor. 

So are we are finally moved in and started to become familiar with the area. Thankfully we made three trips up here within the last month so it doesn't feel that unfamiliar to us. Thanks to our church friends who helped out; Diana, you were amazingly kind to clean our house for us. We couldn't have done it without you. And thanks to LeeAnne for driving my Jeep for us. You're the best!!

We are excited about what the future holds for us here and we are so thankful for God's provision!

............"in all your ways, acknowledge Him, and He will direct your path!" Proverbs 3: 6

Monday, July 16, 2012

Map it

This isn't a novel idea by any means, but it's one of those projects I've come across so many times on Pinterest that I finally decided to actually do it myself. It's so easy! I used a complimentary road map from Cracker Barrel and a red paint chip. The rustic frame I bought for maybe $1, if that, at the flea market. 

The idea is to use a map and a heart to highlight special moments, ie., where you and your love met, got married, etc. I chose to map Georgia because that is where Lucas and I met, fell in love, and got engaged. It's also home to the BEST Japanese steak house, Miyabi's! We've seriously contemplated trips back to Augusta just to visit our favorite restaurant again. :)

Here's how my art project turned out!

 I centered the heart right over Augusta, GA


Saturday, July 7, 2012

Memory Lane 7-7-7

After a week and a half of enjoying our summer off (we went to Houston to visit family for a week, then a quick trip to Dallas) we are home again and enjoying some down time with just us and the puppies. Today I realized it has been exactly 5 years since Lucas and I got engaged! We both realized it at the same time.

Me: Hey, babe what day is it?
Lucas: Ummm, July 7th.
Together: Hey, it's when we got engaged! 

Aww, such fond memories. I still remember how special of a day it was; July 7, 2007. A perfect day, 7-7-7 

It started out w/a sweet card.

He thoughtfully included directions because even though i'd been there a million times, he knew I'd still get lost. lol

One of our favorite places to go was the Lock & Dam Park on the Savannah River in Augusta, Georgia. We used to take the dogs on walks, go hiking, or ride our bikes along the river and have picnics. I loved that he chose that place to propose to me.

 No celebration is complete without a pinata......filled with rose petals! :)

The spot where he proposed :)
Afterwards, we shared a candlelit dinner. He actually brought everything here! Chairs, table, and even table linens! Plus food, of course, from a little Mexican place we'd found together. Dee-licious!

He even brought the wine glasses from our first date on September, 16, 2005, at the Air Force Ball. Isn't that a sweet touch?

Can't believe it's already been 5 years, and then again I can't believe it's only been 5 years. I can't imagine my life without him.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

We graduated!!

Wow! It has been almost a year since I last posted. Here's what's been happening during this past year:

Sept. 15, 2011, Lucas and I quit our jobs to finish up school. This past January, we both started student teaching at Southwest High School here in San Antonio. It was pretty nice being at the same high school since we could carpool together and save on gas.

 In January we both took the PPR (Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities) EC-12 exam and passed. Then in April, we took our content exams and successfully passed those as well. whew! We both graduated this past May with our bachelors degrees and we couldn't be happier to be done with school! Well, at least until we start working on our Masters :) Here's a few pictures for everyone who couldn't make it.


Lucas graduated with a bachelors of science in Math from the University of Texas, San Antonio.

Graduated with honors. So proud of him!

I graduated from Texas A&M University, San Antonio, with a bachelors of science in Biology. Our graduations were a week apart so we were both able to attend each other's commencement ceremonies.

My pink, zebra striped graduation cap. I love how it turned out. And yes, those amazing leopard heels have faces on them! How awesome is that? Thanks Toya, I am still in love with these heels :)

Summa Cum Laude

Thanks LeeAnne and Trevor for coming out to celebrate with us!

I thought this random shot was hilarious. Look at our faces. lol.

Isn't our god-daughter precious? Love her boots!


To celebrate our graduations, we went to the lake and had Crawfish & Shrimp Boil. It was delish!! 

Lucas's first boil. It turned out great!

The feast! Shrimp, crawfish, corn, potatoes, and onions. Plus butter to drizzle over everything. It was sooo good.

Great way to celebrate and kick-start the summer.