Thursday, August 20, 2009

Pretty Pictures

While in Austin, Honey & I came across a young and very talented photography team. We were impressed enough that, despite our budget, we decided to purchase this photo to hang above our bed. Unfortunately, I can not get a a larger photo off of their web site, but I urge you to take a look at the pair's page.
It is a husband & wife duo (which I always love) and their work is a great mixture of colors and urban qualities along with elements of nature. Plus they offer affordable pieces.
Always a bonus in my book!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Our weekend in Austin

Brunch at Enoteca - SO FABULOUS!

Crazy Carl from Esther's Follies
It's been a while since I've laughed so hard
Seriously funny stuff

Being lazy at Barton Springs

Just a cool looking bathroom door

My Honey looking Handsome

Best Pizza EVER at Home Slice

Monday, August 10, 2009

Permanent Decision

I have decided to get a tattoo. I have been thinking about it for years, and the time has come. It will say "I am as I was made."
I have always struggled with wanting others to accept me as I am. But I am now at a place where I am happy with all of the little ways that God made me an individual. I no longer feel the need to make apologies for who I am. And at the same time I am now fully comfortable making apologies for the mistakes I make.
The problem is, I am having a difficult time deciding on where to put the tattoo. These are all good examples of my top choices (all found on flickr). Feel free to weight in.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Inspired by this post by Prosecco & Lemonade, I decided to post a little thank you to my honey as well.
Honey, thanks for:
  1. letting the dogs sleep with me even though you hate how much space they take
  2. being so supportive of me quitting my job (even with the big pay cut it involves)
  3. always asking if I want the last bite of anything delicious
  4. putting up with me when I am feeling especially "spirited" & "rebellious"
  5. being perfectly OK with me watching UFC tonight with the gang instead of going to that wedding with you
  6. being so kind to others in the world
  7. reminding me of all we have whenever I start to focus on what we don't
  8. working so hard so that I can go to school
  9. sitting with me when I cry
  10. telling me that I am beautiful whenever I feel less than
  11. always being the one who steam cleans the carpets and mows the grass
  12. being the person I know I can always count on, no matter what
  13. doing most of the driving on long trips
  14. going on late night ice cream runs for/with me
  15. being so caring towards your family

(BTW - You read # 2 correctly - I quit my job. I'll filll you all in later.)

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

So confused

I haven't said much about the new job lately, but I think now is the time to let you all in on how much I hate it. And now that my grad program is only two weeks away, I am getting concerned about my ability to handle a difficult job that I dread every single morning and a new academic program.
The problem is that I will not be able to make the same kind of money anywhere else while I am still in school. Yesterday Honey & I had a long talk about how we could cut our expenses even more; and we decided a little more money was not worth being miserable. I felt peaceful last night when I fell asleep knowing that I had officially decided to quit my job.
But here's the twist (isn't there always a twist) - for the first time in a very long time I read a daily devotional this weekend. Today's calendar devotional was titled "Finish what you start."
Yep that's correct. So I am wondering if God is trying to tell me that I need to stick it out.
I don't have a peace either way now.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Not a day at the ranch

Our stupid camera has decided to go on strike. This is particularly bad timing because yesterday Honey & I were invited to spend the day at a friend's gorgeous ranch in Fredericksburg and I now am lacking any sort of images to share this wonderful experience with all of you. So in lieu of what was to be a post dedicated to a day at the ranch, I offer you these random fun photos sent to me by my sis.
BTW - any camera recommendations for me.? I need to hurry up and buy a new one.
Sis & I
Not sure what we were laughing at - however a lot of our photos together turn out like this :)

My little sleepy Oliver