Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Walking in Memphis

I'm a little late posting these, but I guess better late than never...Our friend Pete came for a visit right before work started back, and we had a great time showing him around Memphis.
It was his first trip to Memphis, so we wanted to make sure he saw as much as possible in the two days that he was here....(Trent met Pete while he was in culinary school, so we also wanted to make sure he got a taste of some of our local favs.)...Here are some of the pics from Pete's trip! Come back soon!!!! We had a blast!

Having some fun a Silkies'

Photo Opps

Side note: We were toooo stuffed from Gus's Fried Chicken, Central B-B-Q, the Arcade, Cafe 61, and The Cheesecake Corner to make room for a Soul Burger- maybe next trip Pete!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

I wish we were...

still on Summer vacation!!!!!!!!! It's only September and Trent and I feel like we've been at school for at least a good four months. Wouldn't it be nice to have a week off at least every two weeks. Work two weeks..week off! I feel like that would help keep us motivated!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

My Sweet Husband

I truly have been blessed by marrying one of the sweetest men on earth. Don't get me wrong...We are both stubborn and opinionated-and butt heads quite often. However, his sweetness surprises me when I least expect it...

Trent was not excited about a meeting he had today with one of his "problem children", his mother, and the school counselor. The child has done nothing but act out aggressively since the first day of school, so I've truly seen Trent be a man of patience over the past couple of weeks...Monday a meeting was called for today, after Trent had asked for support several times from administration-which can sometimes be like an Act of Congress....Trent prepared for the meeting last night, as this was his first parent meeting over issues at school. I said a prayer for him last night and this morning, asking for God to give him the words to say to the parent and that she would have an understanding nature. Then I said a prayer for the child, and I prayed for Trent to be a Godly influence in the child's life. (90% of Trent's children come from broken homes where many of them do not have a father figure.)...Then my husband sent me a "positive" text after his meeting was over. Very brief. Just said everything went "ok." So of course, I needed more info. And then he responded..."I just thought about what you would say and that's what I said.! The mother was very receptive to my thoughts and ideas."....Man, I sure him GLAD that I prayed for him last night-and my husband sure does know how to suck up.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

The "King"

Here are some more pics from this summer of mine and Trent's other child, our neglected Lab-Elvis. I feel so sorry for him- when he's not jumping all over me. Elvis does not get to stay inside out of the rain or in the cool air conditioning on those hot summer days-like Prissy....Trent reminds me that Elvis is strong, and his breed is made to endure the weather-unlike our little Yorkie.

We got Elvis when he was just a puppy. And after several chewed through water hoses, a destroyed grill cover, an almost destroyed grill, and many other backyard mishaps; Elvis has calmed down into a fine young Lab.

I wish we could let Elvis run and play all day while we're at work, so he could get some of his energy out of him-but we can't. There's no telling what kind of trouble he would get into or who would pick him up. So- he has to wait till we get home to take him on a walk, or some days his Grammy and Poppy get brave and walk him. When he's lucky though and it's pretty outside, he gets to go for a swim. The pictures above are from one of his swims at Village Creek. Elvis loves to retrieve and would probably do it for hours if we let him.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

California Trip 2

Ok. So whenever I try to post text with our slideshow, our slideshow will not show up. Therefore, I'm having to do it separate. Maybe one of these days I will figure it out.

Trent and I went with my parents to San Jose in July to see my brother Rich, sister-in-law Jane, and nephews Avery and Daniel. We had a great time while we were out there. It was so good to see Rich, Jane, and the boys as we don't get to see them very often. We wish they lived much closer. Avery's growing so fast and Daniel will probably be walking before we get to see him again.
We got to visit Santa Cruz, San Franscisco, Monteray Bay, Carmel, and many towns in between. We saw many beautiful places as you can tell by the pictures below.
Also, while we were out there, we got to celebrate Avery's 3rd birthday, our 2nd wedding aniversary, and mom's birthday. We had a great time and we're already looking forward to our next trip out there.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Back to the Real World:(

So-I'm not very good at this blogging thing. It seems like I had all summer to mess around and do fun things-and be unproductive- and now it's time to get back to the real world-meaning work.
School started back in full swing a couple of weeks ago, and Trent started his first teaching job, teaching first grade in Marianna. As everyone puts it around here- he's getting "broke" in "real good" his first year.
Some days are better than others for him, and he comes home often with funny stories from the day. I try to remind him not to focus on the negative stuff and to try and remember the cute things the kids did or said. In return, he reminds me that I have been negative about work several times during our marriage.

I'm working on posting some pictures from our California trip in July. Hopefully, I'll be able to get them up this weekend sometime. But for now, this cute one of Prissy will have to do.