May 19, 2012

Happy Birthday, Mrs. Thomas!!

I have the sweetest class. My birthday was on Monday. A little disappointing when we have a Leap Year and I have to work on my birthday.

But super sweet of my kiddos to remember and be super good for me!

Mom took me to dinner at my favorite restaurant, Mi Cocina, for my birthday. It was good one on one time for us. :)

Ryder Pup and I are now the same age. Husband isn't far behind us. He'll also be 28 in 12 days!!

Mother's Day

Morning of Ryan and I went to serve in the 3 year old class at church. It was fun. And interesting to hear Ryan talk with the 3 year olds, "what's your giraffe's name?" "no. We don't put marshmallows in our nose." lol!

We were excited to spend Mothers Day with Mom T and Nanny! We had a nice time visiting with our Arlington family. Puppy had fun playing with his Aunt Mia and Cousin Romeo!

Mom T surprised me and had ache and presents for my birthday after we did presents for Mother's Day! It was a great day!!

Fun Filled Weekend

Last weekend and this past week were so full and so full of fun so I'm just now getting around to blogging about it!

Friday night Ryan was working so Puppy and I spent the evening at Mom and Dad's with Anthony too! It was a fun night. Dad wanted to spend time with us before his move to Atlanta. If you're not in the loop about that I'll blog about it later. :)

While Ryan did yard work on Saturday I had fun shopping for Mother's Day gifts! I quickly got ready to attend a baby shower for our friend Nadalee. It was super cute! Clark and Nadalee are going to have one cute & spoiled little girl! :)

I had been wanting to go out to the Allen Outlet Mall so we went later that afternoon. Kinda a bummer. Not quite what I expected. :/

But since we were closer to Pooh's area we met up with her for dinner at Urban Crust. A nice pizza place in Downtown Plano. Since my birthday was Monday we considered this my celebration. :)

May 8, 2012

Just Another Manic Monday...and Tuesday

...and Wednesday-Sunday!

Ryan's schedule this week is much busier than mine, but they're both (thankfully) full. I say thankfully because most of it is things to do with our jobs, and rather than looking at it as a stressful's a positive thing!

Ryan played in a golf tournament yesterday with a team from his part time job at RUC. They got 6th place. I asked, out of how many teams? 6? Haha! 50! So way to go team RUC!

Spring time means baby time! No...not for us! But for chickens in the 1st grade hall at school. It's a fun way To teach life cycles. It's also exciting for the kids. Excited 7 year olds=crazy days.

I was recognized tonight at the RISD awards receiving my 5 year pin. Mom and Dad were there as my support! Dad's hootin' an' hollerin' and Mom's clappin' an' smilin' show me how proud they are of me. :) Thanks for being there!

Seeking Approval

This post isn't as profound as it may sound to be. It's actually quite silly. For now, I write dinner!

I was never much interested in being in the kitchen. My mom can testify to that. But now that I have a loving husband to cook for--I love it!

I love planning meals, going to the grocery store, and cooking! But I'm always seeking approval if it's ok or not!

If Ryan has been honest with me there hasn't been 1 thing he didn't like. I anxiously stare at him before he takes the first bite to see his reaction.

As soon as dinner is over...I call my mom! To tell her about the delicious meal I just served and how much Ryan liked it! Then I try to convince her to make it!

We chuckle over people taking pictures of their food, but I do it too! Haha! So here's last night dinner that I slaved all day over! ;)

May 7, 2012

Our Weekend

If you know me well...or hardly at all know I like to talk! And since this is like talking for me I could ramble for a while...I'll try not to do that so I keep you interested!

Friday: The week at school was a LONG one! I needed a good Friday night! Ryder and I went for a walk while Ryan relaxed after playing golf all day. Olive Garden recently opened in Rockwall so that's where we went for dinner! We LOVE Olive Garden! It was a nice evening for the 2 of us to spend some uninterrupted time together...we've needed that...
Saturday: Ryan was off to work at Watauga. The pup and I were pretty lazy most of the morning, but then it was time to get busy! Believe it or not I was anxious to have a day like Saturday where I could clean house and get stuff done! I was looking forward to that...In the process of cleaning I was going through the CDs of our wedding photos, finding my favorites, and posting them to Facebook. I know, I know...we've almost been married a year and I'm just now doing this. The truth is I loved so many of the photos when I first saw them that it was hard to decide so I put it off until I REALLY had the time to go through them. My list keeps getting shorter and shorter on ones I want to have prints/canvases made...

I also got a digital photo frame from my parents for Christmas (again, really late of me, I know!). I wanted to choose my favorite wedding photos to go on the frame so I was able to do if I can figure out why the pictures aren't showing on the frame. :(

**Big News** Our good friends, Marcia and Kris, welcomed a sweet baby boy into this world. Hayden Kristopher was born 05/06/12 at 6:04 AM! CONGRATULATIONS DUNN/FERGUSON FAMILY!

Sunday: Ryan came home from work, after stopping at Starbucks for us of course!, picked me up and we went to church. Ryan had to be at work at his part time job at 11 so we missed Life Group, again! :( Big church was good though! Did you know you can go to our church from your home?! Join our internet campus for a good message each week! Go here for more info and to join!

My mom and dad came to visit Sunday afternoon. :) It was nice to visit with them, and Ryan was a little sad he missed out. He stayed super busy at RUC though! Dad's 1st project was to hang the mirror from our dresser on a wall in our bedroom. I've been wanting this done since the mirror was being blocked by our tv on the dresser. Now we want to mount the tv! Since Dad won't be here for my birthday they brought me birthday presents too! (It's NEXT Monday aahh!!) I've been wanting roosters for my kitchen since they're good luck. :) And the ones they got me are perfect!

Ryan and I had a nice healthy version of Chicken Parmesan Sunday night. Yum, yum! You can find the recipe here. Cheers!

Have a great week!!

May 1, 2012

Almost Back to Normal

With Ryan working long crazy hours and me being sick I was longin for a normal day! Today was almost that...

When I got home, I was ready for a nap! Ryan let me rest for a little while before we went on our walk...he napped too!

We tried out a different walking trail today, and it was quite peaceful too. Ryder enjoyed it also, and didn't try to sleep in the shade in the middle of it! I'm hoping to accept the Instagram challenge this month, and take a photo each day this month. Today's was peace...I might cheat and go back and take a picture of our walking trail because it was surely peace!

My husband is superman now, and working out like crazy and drinking his protein drinks. Meanwhile I'm cooking dinner and watching Glee, duh!

Tonight we had pork tenderloin, asparagus, and mashed potatoes...the real kind...not cauliflower in the food processor like I sometimes like to do!


P.S. Perk of Husband working at Rockwall Urgent Care: He brought me some cough syrup & things are looking better. Puppy seems better too!

Oh! and how could I forgot! I showed interest in my principal to taking on a leadership position with the  new curriculum we're getting for this year...and I was chosen! YAY! I'm pretty proud of me, and so is Husband. :)