Friday, April 29, 2011

All Things Royal- Heather's Notes

Yes, I was one of those people who got up at 3 a.m. to watch all the royal wedding details and I am not ashamed to say it! My husband on the other hand thinks this is all nonsense...he is just no fun sometimes :)

I proceeded to hear the alarm go off (highly annoying at 3 a.m.), ate an English muffin (get it? English muffin?) and watched history unfold.

Here are a few of my notes, thoughts, opinions, etc. from watching the wedding:

  • I don't know why they keep calling it a "modern" royal wedding, from what I saw it all seemed pretty traditional.

  • Not a fan of Victoria Beckhams dress choice. All black? Is this a funeral or a wedding? Of course she looked gorgeous though...especially on the arm of David.

  • Interesting choice to put maple trees in the Westminster Abbey instead of flowers. The plan is to plant them in a park after the ceremony; the trees symbolize commitment. I like the thought behind it, but I also love flowers so I was disappointed not to see the whole place decked out with roses and such.

  • Loved all of the hats! Well, except this one:
    *Little fact I learned this morning from the news is that the queen owns over 5,000 hats.

  • Kate's (Catherine's, I should say) dress was no show stopper like princess Diana's, but it was simply stunning. My favorite part was her veil, I loved the lace detailing.

  • Looks like the next step for the prince and his bride is kids, right? At least that is what the newscasters were already talking about after they walked out of the Abbey...good grief people, give them a break.

    After seeing the kiss on the balcony I went back to sleep for a good four more hours. That's a perk of not having a job, but before you all get jealous I must say that I would rather have a job.

Well those are my notes, what were your favorite parts or not so favorite parts about the wedding?

Monday, April 25, 2011

Our First Houston Visitors

Jesse's parents, Mike and Kim, were our first out of town visitors and we had lots of activities lined up to do with them.

Picture via Google: This is the Williams Water Wall and it was awesome! I already can't wait to go back and see it.

Picture via Google: Kemah Boardwalk

One of my favorite stops was NASA. We saw rockets, engines, moon rock and....

...the Control Center. "Houston, we have a problem," does that saying ring a bell? This is where it happened.

We went to the Miller Outdoor Theater to see a human light show. It was a fun experience, but the show was only so-so, good thing it was free.

We also went to a place in Spring, TX called Old Town Spring. It was a neat place. Lots of antiques. It really made me feel far, far away from Houston, which may not be a bad thing at times.

Overall it was a great trip. Unfortunately, towards the end of the trip we got some news that Jesse's uncle was involed in an accident on his farm. I believe he had some head trauma and had fractures on his face. He had to be placed in an induced coma, BUT things are getting better and better each day. He is having surgery tomorrow and I ask that each of you pray that all goes well and to give his family the support they need to help him recover.

You are in our prayers Mark!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Without a Paying Job

Just because I don't have a paying job, doesn't mean I don't work. In fact, I currently I have MANY jobs.

For example:

Baker- homemade Cinnamon rolls and french bread, need I say more?

Gourmet Cook- yes gourmet, I am trying newer, "fancier" things in the kitchen.

Interior Decorator- Finding out how to make a stack of card board boxes look stylish is not a task for everyone.

Professional Career Consultant: I would consider applying for jobs, contacting businesses and spending tons of time on the Internet job hunting deserving of this title.

Maid- CLEAN, CLEAN, CLEAN. Our apartment is immaculate (just don't look too closely please).

Fitness Instructor- I have been working out just about everyday. I have a beach vacation coming up soon, again, need I say more?

And last but not least, the never ending, 24/7 job of being a wonderful Wife :)

Now come on, who would not hire a baker, gourmet cook, interior decorator, professional career consultant, a maid, fitness instructor and super incredible wife????

Enough said! Let the (paying) job offers start rolling in.

Ladies and Gentlemen, We Have Internet

FINALLY! I don't know how Jesse went two weeks without Internet. One week was way too long for me. No excuses for me now if I don't update my blog.

Moving on...

Jesse and I have had fun discovering our new city in the evenings. We had several very pleasant days last week and we went to a few parks, loved them.

We attempted to go to the Water Wall in uptown (I have no idea the importance of this place, yet), sadly it was shut down for a cleaning. We did however end up eating at a delicious seafood place called Pappadeaux, yummy.

We have officially unpacked. I use the word "unpacked" loosely though, because we still have tons of stuff in boxes, however, we don't need all of our stuff right now and there is no place to put it, so in the boxes they stay.

Next on the list, find me a job! Oh yeah, and sale our house, I sort of forget from time to time that we still own a house in another state...out of sight, out of mind.

Sorry there are no pictures this week, I forgot my camera each time we went out, I will do better this week of taking pictures of the fun things we do in Houston.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

The Journey

Due to lack of Internet in our apartment, I have been unable to update everyone with the move. However, I finally found a path through all of our moving boxes to the door of our apartment and was able to escape to an Internet accessible location. The pictures below are snapshots of our exit from Bville.

First I had to say goodbye to my co-workers. Nothing says goodbye better than the comfort of pizza!

The moving truck in front of our old home. This is the last picture we took of our house...makes me sad to think about it, so moving on.

Jesse and I at our hotel in Bville. Last picture in Oklahoma. Outside of Houston we stopped at this gas station that apparently is really popular and lots of people insisted that we stop there. My review: It's pretty neat, way more than just your average gas station. Not sure if I would drive out of my way to go to one though.

And finally the mover arrived to our new home/apartment. After three days of living out of suitcases and hotels I was glad to see them...and my bed.

Time to get back to unpacking, more updates to come.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Tears and Smiles

Tears = What I have produced a lot of lately. I have been really sad with this move to another state. I get attached easily to things/people/places and I did not realize how attached I have become to certain things until I have to say good bye to them. I cried when I left my parents house for the last time as an Oklahoman. I cried when I hugged my friends for the "last" time. * Last meaning for that moment, not as in forever. I cried when I left work on my last day, but I blame that all my co-workers for crying first, I held my own until they all lost it. :) (I will miss them). I cried when I came home from work to a house full of boxes. I was even sad (did not cry) when the sweet, older mailman, Roger, at work hugged me good bye. He is the best mailman ever. There were many occasions he would come in and sit with all of us in the work lounge to talk...when he was ahead of his schedule of course. And there have been many other moments I have cried that I don't wish to share for the sake of my dignity. HOWEVER... Smiles = What I plan to do a lot of from here on out as I start this very exciting adventure with my wonderful husband. Bartlesville was our first real home, but Houston will hold many firsts as well and I look forward to that chapter in my life. So here is to many more smiles in my future!
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