Friday, June 26, 2009

Anniversary - Part 1

Yeah I am already back with my second post!!

So, last weekend James and I celebrated our first anniversary!! I cannot believe it has been a year since we got married. It went so fast. So why is it "part 1"? Well, in July we are going to Cozumel!!! Which is really going to be our anniversary celebration. We are waiting till July because my sisters and their boyfriends are also coming!! Katy and Will are taking Summer courses and we planned the trip to fit right between their two class sessions. It is going to be so much fun! We cannot wait.

But back to our anniversary weekend......

So as I said, we celebrated our anniversary, but decided to keep it small and really just spend our days together in Houston. We started our trip by going to the Houston Zoo. I think we were really surprised by how much fun we had there! There were really so many great animal exhibits.
My favorite animal was the otter. James took this pictures like 8 times before we could get a good picture! He swam fast!!

I really like zebra stripes so I had to get a picture of the zebra!

And of course I couldn't stop being a we spent like 45 minutes in the Reptile and Amphibian center!! My students have a hard time catagorizing which is which!! James was really such a good sport!

We then went to the Museum of Natural Science and saw the butterfly exhibit. It was so neat! It is like a giant green house with plants EVERYWHERE and butterflies just fly right up to you! There was some beautiful butterflies!

We then went to our hotel room at Magnolia Hotel in Downtown Houston. We really liked this hotel. We had a free happy hour from 5-6pm and free cookies and milk from 8-10pm. (Mom stop laughing!) I know I am somewhat of a penny pincher so I thought this was so cool!! When we walked into our room this is what we saw!

Isn't it so pretty!!

This was the bed and the view out the window! It was really nice!

We then went to the Aquarium Restaurant. That was really neat! There was a 2 story tank in the center of the spiral staircase and a HUGE tank in the middle of the restaurant! It was a lot of fun!

We left the hotel Sunday morning and ended our weekend with a round of golf. James loves to golf and is really good. Me on the other hand just started playing and am not as great:) But I really did Ok! I only played a few holes but James was impressed with my swing!!

So all in all we had a great weekend, and cannot wait for COZUMEL!!!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

My First Post

So I have decided to start my own blog!

I am pretty excited to start one. I follow a few and am always really interested in reading their latest post and seeing what is happening in their lives so I thought why not do one of my own?!? So here it is!!

I asked myself what would the point be of my blog...why do I want to do one? Well, I have never had a diary, don't really write in a journal, but I love the idea of looking back in say 5 years and seeing my life and our journey right there typed infront of me! (But of course with cute pictures and comments from my favorite people!) I am an internet junky and love searching the web, so this is definitely the way to go for me!

I decided to title my blog With "Faith, Family, and Friends" because of two reasons. First, I love this saying, it sums up the most important parts of my life and it is the moto all over our house! We have signs, pictures, and even "Uppercase Living" stencils of this saying everywhere. The second reason is that I felt that it really fit the way I feel about life. Through all the hard times in the journey of life, we will get through it With "Faith, Family, and Friends!"