Thursday, December 18, 2008

Dress pictures

Angie if you want this dress it is yours. I also have a cardigan that I was going to wear with it.

The New Dress

This is the dress that I got today. Vanessa and Angie your job is to tell me what type of accesories to do with it.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Time for a Change

I had to post something because the last post was just way too sour. Life is going pretty well. I am really excited about Thanksgiving and the holiday season. I love this time of year when we get to go see our wonderful families and catch up with everybody. This is also the time of year that Brian and I met at TAMU. I can't believe it has been over two years that we started dating. So much has changed in that time period. We got married, moved 3 times (and we are getting ready to move AGAIN), graduated from college(Brian), and got a real job, that pays real money. I am so grateful for all the wonderful changes that have occured in the past two years. I can't wait to see what the future will hold for the two of us and our families. Pardon my sappy reflections, its just that things seem to be going well even though our lifes are really hectic. Here's to a bright future with a sweet hubby!

Thursday, October 9, 2008


8 Things I am passionate about
1. Brian
2. Family
3. Religion
4. Friday Night Football
5. Children
6. Chocolate
7. Baking
8. Getting in shape

8 Words of phrases I say often
1. aye
2. Bri (sweetie, honey, brigamundo, monkey, bug, any thing else I can think to call Brian)
3. I HATE school!
4. Whiny Butt ~ Work
5. oh thats a good girl/boy ~ work
6. I love you
7. nino, nina (imagine that it has the thingies, mmk)
8. bite me (this has been much less frequent, because Brian will now actually bite me when i say it.)

8 Things I want to accomplish in the coming year
1. Quit work
2. Finish School
3. Make a baby
4. move to a bigger apartment
5. Get a sewing machine and use it
6. Learn to speak a little spanish
7. Be a better Sunday School teacher
8. Get out of debt

8 Places I would love to go or visit
1. Spain
2. Hawaii
3. Scotland
4. Utah
5. France
6. Florida
7. England
8. The Sacred Grove

8 things I need or want
1. A day off
2. clothes
3. A new camera
4. A video recorder
5. An interior decorator
6. good grades
7. a healthy body
8. kitchen table

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

My life includes the following...

School: Listen to people who want me to do a ridiculous amount of work, completely forgetting that there are 5 other people in my life who expect the same thing.

Work: Most of the time I enjoy this part of my day. But, at Primrose, our babies are sick. There is a lot of diarrhea and crying.

What I feel like when I get home: Mostly this is what I feel like at 11:00 when I go to sleep. It has been one of those weeks.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Cody's Letter

This is what arrived in my mailbox today. I was so excited to get a letter, until I saw the bag it was in. It was kinda sad but made me smile. Obviously somebody did not want me to get my letter in one peice. Sorry I had to edit the photos so our address did not show up.

I guess this is what happens to missionary mail. haha. Have a great week.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Out of the mouth of babes...

Today I was moved by the testimonies of a few little people from church. The following includes what I remeber from one little boy's testimony: "I would like to bear my testimony that I know this church is true, and that Heavenly Father answers our prayers. This last week my mom has been gone helping my sister move in with my other sister. When she left we were all worried about whether or not we would survive. My dad has been pretty much useless. He has a hurt back. I noticed that on the nights where we prayed as a family things went well. My dad's back would not hurt so much. I know Heavenly Father helped us when our mom was gone." Although at the time it was hard to get much out of his testimony especially after he called his dad useless I realized what a wonderful little family this must be to be teaching their children at such a young age. Later his dad did get up and bear his testimony: " I felt like I had to get up here and follow the great example set by my children. I so much appreciate (son's) great endorsement and confidence that all would be okay when (mom) left..." I am still giggling about the many things that we learn in church. I hope one day we will have done good enough parenting to have our children humiliate us with such fond stories that have taught them faith.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Our ONE year Anniversary!

I'll begin this blog by apoligizing profusely for not being a very good blogger. It's just that this little nagging thing inside of me hates to write about what it going on in my life, plus school has been a living you-know-what. Yes...I am not being dramatic about it, it is kicking my tail all over the place. Anyways, Brian and I had a great anniversary. It was a lot of fun. We went to Sea World in San Antonio. Although Brian has been a few times I had never been before. He was a great sport and said that his favorite part about it was watching me act like a little kid. My eyes and smile were as big as saucers all day long. It was a BLAST!

Outside the entrance, Me with the Sea Lions, they were awesome, by far my favorite
Brian is trying to be a shark. He is feeding the dolphins, I saw teeth and thought my fingers all of a sudden looked too much like a fish.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Houston Rodeo

So this past Wednesday Brian and I went to the Houston rodeo and the concert that night featuring Kevin Fowler. I loved it. Brian was able to get the tickets for FREE! Not only were they free but they were suppose to be tickets for $77. They were so expensive because we were like right next to the arena. It was sooo awesome. We were sitting in the very middle only 6 rows from the real cowboys. In our section we were also allowed to get free food and drinks. Which was great because I was starving and the food there was SUPER expensive. I got to see the wagon races, which was really interesting, I'd never seen that before. They were going really fast and I thought they would just fall over any second. Nobody did but somebodys front wheel did break and they won the race with only 3 wheels. That night I got to see a lot of really neat events but I would have to say that my favorite part of the rodeo was at the very end when they had kids in ffa from different high schools try to catch a calf. First of all some of them had no business running much less running after cattle. When they tried to catch the cattle they would grab their tails . One girl tried this and the calf drug her across the arena. I didn't get to see this but Brian just about died laughing. I did see this kid with a calf between his legs but he was on the ground and was trying to get the rope around it's neck. It was just great. We then got to see Kevin Fowler in concert and sing like a million songs about drinking. He did perform "I'm a hard man to love" and the one about the devil going down to Georgia. The fiddle player was so good, he was able to do it exactly like the song but was playing it like underneath his legs and all over the place. This was the first concert I have been to and it was a lot of fun. I am already really spoiled and it is sad that we will never be that close again. Sorry about the crappy pictures, it was really weird lighting that I never did figure out.
In other news I am really excited about today being over with and being able to go to Temple for a few days. I'll post about that when I get back on Wednesday.

This is how close we were to everything. The three wagons that raced.

I kept forgetting to take the zoom off of my camera. I eventually figured it out.

I am getting good with my camera now. Here is Kevin Fowler.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Thankfulness 101

So I have decided that my history professor is an idiot that needs to be fired for stupidity. Needless to say I do not think I did so hot on my first test and I am fuming and the moment. Seriously I think you might be able to see the smoke coming out of my ears. It is times like these when I previously would just like to throw a little pity party when I am going to be a big girl and tell you the things I am thankful for.

1. School- I know I just tore it to pieces but I am thankful for the opportunity that I have to finish up my schooling and get a degree. I know not everybody is able to do this and I am really thankful that I can.
2. My Job - I enjoy what I do most of the time and get paid really well compared to anywhere else I could be working part-time.
3. My family - They always listen to me gripe about all of the above and do it while pretending to listen to me. They are such awesome people and I am excited to see some of them soon.
4. My Car - It is not a superficial thing. I am grateful that Brian and I do not have to map out 20 different schedules just to get to school and work. I am thankful that I do not have to walk or ride my bike to school anymore.
5. My Brian - Words can not even begin to describe how much he puts up with from me. He knows when I have reached a limit and does not get mad just picks up the slack and helps until I calm down enough to be reasonable. He even is able to wake me up in the morning with a smile when I give him the "go away and die" look.

I am feeling much better, blogs really do serve some purpose.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Luck of the Irish, Maybe not

I decided I would post something going on in Brian's life. There have been a few things going on for him lately. First the Chili cookoff that he was in charge of went really well. They predicted rain, but it didn't rain, and they won 3rd place in their chili. The theme was "Rock yourself Chili" and they played a version of guitar hero all day. It went much better than in previous years. At work he also won a free ipod. He is the luckiest guy sometimes, it is actually ridiculous the way things will sometimes work for him. Out of he whole company there were only a handful of people who got one and he did. However he did have to teach Sunday School today (He looked like a little kid, our ward is mostly people older than us) but did a really good job. He did such a good job that after class the Sunday School President asked him what callings he had. We'll see what happens, but I told him that's what he gets for speaking up in class and making good comments.

My New Haircut

So these are pictures of the haircut I got. It isn't as short as I wanted it but that is just the way it is. I wanted to make sure that I still liked my hair short before I chopped it all off. I might actually go back in a few months and cut a few more inches off.
I'm also trying to figure out how to take a picture of both of us with out us both looking retarded. I'll let ya know how this goes. In other news I am excited about going home to see my parents over spring break, and then going to east Texas to float down the river with some friends from College Station. I will have some pretty exciting updates soon. Also my latest contemplation is how strange it is to be coming up on my one year anniversary. It just seems like that is way too soon.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Brian looks good in pink!

So, it finally happened. After only nine months of marriage, I botched up the laundry good. The other day I put some whites in the laundry. I did it my way and not Brian's way which includes picking up each article of clothing and tossing it into the washer, duh, it just takes way too long. Well, I am cooking breakfast for the family, Brian's parents and brother were there when Brian comes into the kitchen and asks if he can see me for a moment. He drags me back into the laundry room and shows me a bright pink towel that used to be white. My first thought was not a very nice word. I obviously felt bad because I know better than to take a huge heaping armful of clothes and throw them in the washer with out so much as glancing at the contents. GRRR... Apparently the culprit was a bright red shop towel (thank you bronco for haunting me when you are gone). Anways the damage was not too extensive except for Brian's favorite shirt which happens to be my favorite too because it is sooo cute on him. Next time I will listen to my husband.

Mish Heather...

So, although most of you have all heard this story but it reminds me why kids are so worth spending time with. I teach in a Kindergarten classroom in the afternoon. Well, on Friday I was reading a book to the group right before it was time to go and the kids were losing interest. One in particular was standing by me and every so often she would put her face really close to me, giggle a little bit and then move. After about three times of this happening I finally asked her what she was doing. She replied in her cute squeky voice, "Mish Heather, I'm smelling you." I of course laughed uncontrollably and asked if I smelled good and apparently I did. Oh by the way it is not a mispelling she does not say Miss, it is a very distinct Mish. Anyways so I go on reading once I compose myself when I see her looking at me again. I asked again what she was doing and she replied, "Mish Heather, you have spots." Now I have no idea what this child is talking about so I ask her where my spots were and she carefully points out a few freckles on my arm. By this time I am thoroughly amused and I'm asking questions just to see what this child is going to say next. So I asked her how many spots I had, she looked at me for a few seconds and finally determined that I had an infiniti number of spots. I have a feeling they learned about infiniti that day because I had heard this new word quite often that morning. I love these little kids sometimes, they are absolutely hilarious.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

School is Crazy

So, my sincerest apologies to not being a more dedicated blogger. Something big came up. This nightmare is more recently called school at the prestigous Houston Community College. Wow, that is very impressive if I don't say so myself. January has been filled with procrastination of school work which carried into February and blew up in my face. It's going to be a busy month, yet I still find every reason in the world not to do my homework. Something about going to a school that is suppose to be a joke has had a lot to do with my recent tantrums when it comes to doing anything. Another huge blow is that my loyal hubby is out. He has completed with out me, and now I must suffer this indescribable pain of school alone. TEARS! Even though I throw a pitty party at least once a week to get sympathy and maybe an assignment completed by hubby, he has not budged, something about how I actually have to learn this stuff. What a goody two shoes!

In other news, Brian and I are looking for something to do for our one year anniversary that is very inexpensive but something fun and different. Let me know if you have any ideas. Have a great day.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

More Birthday Pictures

This is the bag that Brian got me for my Birthday. It's original purpose was to be my temple bag which I really needed, but I got to thinking it is just a great all around bag that will probably be used for many different things. I was very impressed with his sense of fashion. Oh, he also got me socks so I would stay out of his.

Birthday Fun

Yay, Heather is finally not a teenager anymore. My birthday was great, I got all kinds of cool things and really appreciated all the phone calls wishing me well. Thanks family and friends. Here are some pictures we took of my birthday fun.My Cookie Cake, YUM!

Primrose Schools

After not a very long job hunt I found a job working at a school/daycare place called Primrose School at North Mason Creek. I teach private Kindergarten and do an after school program called the Explorers. For the private Kindergarten I don't really do a whole lot. I just take over after lunch for naptime, art, music, and story time. It is really fun except for naptime when nobody wants to sleep. They are a pretty good group of kids minus two who I would like to ship to another planet. After they leave I get another group of kids grades 1-5 and run the after school program. They are a hoot, sometimes but also need a lot of discipline. Oh did I mention these kids are SPOILED. Half of them have Ipods, MP3 players, and cell phones. Absolutely ridiculous. They don't really spend any time with their parents either, it's kinda sad. In any event we do a lot of fun activities and I am getting great experience and good ideas for teaching. Hopefully this will be a good job until I graduate.

The Jeep

So, as most of you probably know we got another vehicle. Neither of us really wanted to take this on until this summer but Brian had to have a vehicle at work and school is not in biking distance. Big bummer. On the bright side I have my own car now. It was a HUGE pain to get thanks to the idiots at the Kia Dealership but it is here and I really enjoy it. It is a very pretty blue Jeep Liberty and I really like the way it drives. It is so much fun to be able to park again and not look completely ridiculous pulling in and out five times to get straight. It also has much better gas mileage and will probably become our traveling car. Brian is very sad that it is not a more manly vehicle, to him it is just a little girl car that he has to drive when we go places that are far away together.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Big Event #3: Our First Christmas

This year was our first Christmas together and it was wonderful. We were able to go to Boerne to spend time with our great family there. We had a lot of fun participating in the Christmas traditions. On Saturday we gathered all the Grahams in the area and went carolling to about 7 families in all. What an event!!! There were TONS of people at grandma's house, about forty people in all. It was a lot of fun to be surrounded by all that family. A big bonus on this night was that I was able to meet the famous Brandon Wilson in the flesh. This is Brian's cousin and really good friend that is serving in the marines in California but was able to take leave and spend time with his family. It was great to finally meet the him and put a face with all of those stories. On Sunday was the BIG Christmas eve party. We all got together again and ate (of course we ate, it was a family function) and had Grandpa Graham read the story of Christ's birth. This is really an amazing tradition. I have to admit on of my favorites. Christmas was of course amazing and Santa was unbelievably kind. We received great Christmas presents and really really appreciated them.

Brian and I Christmas morning.

John with his paint ball outfit.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Big Event #2: Moving into Our New Apartment

When Brian and I made the decision to move to Katy I knew that finding an apartment would be rough. We were in the middle of school and did not have the money to make a trip to Katy to find a place to live. So we did what I highly warn against...we looked for one online through an apartment locator. It took a while and A LOT of phone minutes but we finally found a place that I really enjoy. Moving was a mess again, third time was definantly not a charm, more of a nightmare but we did live so all is well. A huge super thanks to Cody for helping Brian with the heavy stuff, I didn't have to act like a very weak boy, I got to actually be a girl this time around. It is a beautiful apartment, minus all of our stuff that still needs to be put up, thrown away and organized. The best part is that we are only 15 minutes away from Brian's work and my work/school. Sorry I only have one picture of the kitchen that is even remotely decent. We really need to get on this unpacking and start decorating. I'll have to update you later.

Let's Play Catch Up!

As most of you know this past month has been absolutely insane, but completely amazing. So much has happened so let me start from the beginning and fill everybody in.

Big Event #1: Graduation

I'm sure most everybody knows that Brian finally graduated. WHOOP!!!!!! He is now a former student of Texas A&M University and loves it. Last semester was rough to say the least and we are just both so thankful that he was able to make it in the end and brave finals with his engineering professors. Graduation day was great. Brian had a huge cheering section at the ceremony, about 11 people. After about 2 and a half hours of waiting we were able to see Brian walk the stage and proudly receive his tube. Even more amazing it actually had his degree in there. Whew! A huge thank you to everybody who came and made it such a special day.

Brian with his dad and grandpa. He is a third generation Aggie.