Monday, November 23, 2009

New Job

Well, last week was my first week at my new job. I am now working for a food brokering company. It's a tedious, time consuming job, but I actually think I'll like it once I get used to it. [Its a LOT of paperwork.] But almost more important than the work, I love the people I work with. One of them is one of my best friends, Kim, who I've known since I was, like, 12. In fact, I owe her, BIG TIME, because she sent me the lead for this job! Anyway, everyone is super nice, and its a really laid back, fun work environment. So, just in time for Thanksgiving, I am SO thankful for this job. :)

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Rest in Peace Josh

Joshua Abide
May 9, 1989-November 15, 2009

Josh passed away over night. I'm lacking for the words right now. Please keep his parents, John & Debbie, and his brother, Hunter, in your thoughts and prayers as they grieve the loss of this wonderful young man. *The service is Wednesday. Please say an extra prayer for his family on this difficult day.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Prayers for Josh

I just realized that I had used every mode of communication except for my blog to ask for prayers for my 20 year old second cousin, Josh. He was involved in a terrible car accident last weekend, and is clinging to life. Please keep him in your prayers, so that he may make a full recovery. Thank you.

If you'd like to be updated on his progress, click here.

Monday, November 9, 2009

My 1st Anniversary Weekend!

As most of you know, Ryan & I celebrated our first wedding anniversary this weekend, and it was a WONDERFUL weekend!! Here's the recap:

Starting Friday, Ryan told me "don't plan anything". I knew that meant he was. My mind immediately started going in a million directions. So, I asked him later what kind of outfit I needed. He told me jeans, nice shirt and nice shoes. Ok. Cool. Then, several hours later he also tells me I'm going to need comfy clothes. What? Now I'm thrown. Now, sometimes Ryan does this. When he's planning a surprise for me he likes to throw me off. Like, when we got engaged he was down right MEAN to me the whole week before he popped the question because he didn't want any part of me to suspect he was days away from asking me to be his wife.

Moving on to Saturday, I babysat for Holly's 3 boys and Shauna's son from 6:30am until around noon while they went to a BurbMom event at Texas Motor Speedway. So, I headed home and Ryan was here waiting, with my gift. [Luckily,I had his too.] We decide to open presents then. Wow, did my husband out-do himself! He got me the most beautiful necklace!!!! Here is a blurry picture...

So then, Ryan tells me I need to pack a bag. I am super excited at this point. He won't tell me anything more than that. So, I hurriedly pack a bag and pretty myself up and we head out. He then tells me that my generous in-laws have booked us a room at the Renaissance Hotel in Dallas!! And that he is taking me to Gloria's [one of my all time favorite restaurants] for dinner! The hotel was BEAUTIFUL!!!! Dinner was DELICIOUS! And after dinner he took me to my new favorite place, Eatzi's, to grab some dessert. We got champagne and 3 mini desserts, Pots de Creme, cheesecake and cannoli, to take back to the hotel.

[By the way, that's Ryan's new watch, his anniversary gift from me, on the table!]
It was an amazing night, and the cherry on top was the amazing view we had of Dallas from our room. This picture is blurry too...

And just for fun, a trip down wedding memory lane...a few of my favorite wedding pictures!
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Thursday, November 5, 2009

It's time to CELEBRATE!!

'Cause I GOT A JOB!!!!! :)

I am so very excited to start my new job at Lakeland Marketing! I will be a CSR, but not in the usual sense of the word. I will pretty much handle everything except for sales for our accounts! One of my best friends, Kim, has worked there for several years and really loves it, so I am excited to jump right in! I'll post more details as I get them, but really I just want to thank all of you for your continued prayers, support and love through all of this! Now it's Ryan's turn so that we can get our life back!! ;)