Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Big Hair, Big Buckles, Big Pain in the Butt

Now I have nothing whatsoever against Texans. Actually, I love them. Everything from their Texas drawl, to the big hair, and, finally, their cowboys...the men, not the team. Gotta love the Lord for making those. So, what is about to follow should not be misconstrued as dislike for the people, just the behavior.

Since arriving in Texas for the summer, I've noticed an irritating habit of the people here. Whenever we are in a store, whether it's a grocery store, Wal-mart, or even Lowes, the customers will stop wherever they may, stand there, and JUST NOT MOVE. They could be in the middle of the aisle, seeing you coming right at them knowing that you would like to get by, and they will stay put. They might even be standing right in front of something you need and you can walk this way and that around them, scoot up into their personal bubble, and even stand right there visibly irritated at their immobility....and they will not move an inch.

Are they daring you to say something? Take action? What? Yesterday, I went to Lowes with all three kiddos in tow to get a few things. While looking at the hoses, this woman parks her cart on the left side of the aisle and stands on the right. No big deal except that there was a display in the center and SHE SAW ME COMING. What do you do? I patiently waited, made a little noise, and then just moved her cart out of the way. I think "subtle" is not a trait in Texas.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010


1. My dream vacation would be to travel every place that my family has dreamed of going. Mister would choose Venice. H would like to go back to Spain. I would like to go to New York. Not sure where Tiny and Little Man would choose, but we'd have a blast.

2. The best trip I've ever taken is when I went on a study abroad to London. We also went to some surrounding areas and spent a weekend in Ireland. I think my friends made it all really great.

3. The most important items to take on a road trip are great music, twisted pretzels and caffeine!

4. The next trip I'm looking forward to is Texas for the summer and hopefully, Padre Island for the 4th.

5. If I had to pick one CD to listen to for a long road trip it would be any George Strait CD.

6. The biggest disaster I've ever encountered while traveling was the scary situation while camping in Taos...can't even talk about it.

7. My favorite traveling memory is every place I've gone with my family. We've road-tripped to the east coast, up through NM, CO, UT, and ID, and the west coast. We always have fun and have made some great memories. We got another one coming soon.

Saturday, June 05, 2010

So true

Had to post this. Not sure if you've ever paid attention to the lyrics of this Taylor Swift song. But they ring so true. It's too bad that if we were ever able to go back and tell our teenage self that bigger things are waiting for us and to not take it all too seriously, we wouldn't be likely to listen...because we knew it all. But, this is still a great song.


You take a deep breath and you walk through the doors
It's the morning of your very first day
You say "Hi" to your friends you ain't seen in a while
Try and stay out of everybody's way
It's your freshman year and you're gonna be here
For the next four years in this town
Hoping one of those senior boys will wink at you and say
"You know I haven't seen you around, before"

'cause when you're fifteen and somebody tells you they love you
You're gonna believe them
And when you're fifteen
Feeling like there nothing to figure out
Well count to ten, take it in
This is life before you know who you're gonna be

You sit in class next to a redhead named Abigail
And soon enough you're best friends
Laughing at the other girls who think they're so cool
We'll be out of here as soon as we can
And then you're on your very first date and hes got a car
And you're feeling like flying
And you're mommas waiting up and you think hes the one
And you're dancing round your room when the night ends
When the night ends

'cause when you're fifteen and somebody tells you they love you
You're gonna believe them
When you're fifteen and your first kiss
Makes your head spin round but
In your life you'll do things greater than dating the boy of the football team
But I didn't know it at fifteen

When all you wanted was to be wanted
Wish you could go back and tell yourself what you know now
Back then I swore I was gonna marry him someday
But I realized some bigger dreams of mine

And Abigail gave everything she had to a boy
Who changed his mind and we both cried

'cause when you're fifteen and somebody tells you they love you
You're gonna believe them
And when you're fifteen, don't forget to look before you fall
Ive found that time can heal most anything
And you just might find who you're supposed to be
I didn't know who I was supposed to be at fifteen

La la la la la .. la la la la la .. La la la la la

Your very first day
Take a deep breath girl
Take a deep breath as you walk through those doors.

Friday, June 04, 2010

Hurry up and wait.

So, I went for my AF physical on Tuesday and it seems that I came through the physical with passing marks. But, they want me to get a more recent test on my heart to make sure there are no problems and that it functions properly and such. So, I am waiting for a call to schedule that appointment, then I will travel back up to Albuquerque, do the test, and then wait for another call to see if all is approved. I am just really glad that they haven't said no yet. I am hoping that I will be able to take care of all of this before we head to TX for the summer in a week.

The visit was an experience. I met a lot of kids that were there to ship out that same day for different military branches. I was the oldest person there for processing. I felt a bit old, but was told that I could easily pass for 5 years younger. That helped. I will definitely keep you updated and please cross your fingers that I will get called soon. Thanks.