Wednesday, May 30, 2007

More summer fun pics!

My sister Emylee and her cute hubby Jason. She is wearing a tankini for those who are modesty watchers.

The carefully crafted castle of Dustin, Jason, Taylor and Dad. It didn't hurt to have Dustin's OCD tendencies on the job.

My posing mamacita and pops.

T-Bone (Taylor) worked out every day we were there. Way to go!

Summer Vacation!

Hey y'all. Sorry It has been a while. I am still getting over the intimidation of putting my writing skills to the test on the web. However, this weekend gafve me something to write about.
This weekend the family west to Mission Beach in San Diego. Thanks to my wonderful parents, we were able to stay in a beach house just a few houses away from the ocean. It was a beautiful three bedroom, three bath condo with a lot of sleeping space for the 7 of us that went. Plus a huge kitchen thast allowed us to eat in or out.
Anywho, the first day that Dustin & I got there, our family went on a bike ride to a bead store (funny that it was my dad's desire to go to the bead store). However, my dad then found that he needed to go to Ace Hardware to finish his project. Ace Hardware wasn't a close ride but for those of you who have gone on trips with my dad, he is not easily dissuaded. So off we went down teh crowded streets of Mission Beach, 5 beach cruisers and 2 skateboarders only to find that the store was closed. Well, to get to the chase, we took a different route home and got lost. This little stroll of a bike ride ended up taking about 4 hours. Despite the length of time, the chilly air, the the slopes we had to climb without any gears, it ended up being a lot of fun. We ended the night at a restaurant on the beach where I was unsuccessful at trying to down a oyster shooter (no alchohol involved :))

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Sad But Funny

let me just start by saying that our left hand shift key is broken and i don't have the patience to use the right hand shift today, too hard to retrain the brain. anywho, dustin has had quite the week. on tuesday he fell while skateboarding across campus and dislocated his arm. he was taken by ambulance to the hospital and now has to keep the arm in the sling for atleast the next month. thats the sad part. the funny part is that he fell while carrying a 50lb packpack and carrying another 50lbs of books in his hands while skateboarding over the light rail tracks. okay, so that is not quite funny yet. the best part about it is that he had just seen a skateboarder get off his skateboard in order to get over the tracks and he had thought to himself that anyone with skill would have ridden over the tracks....the lord humbles us in many ways :)
no, i am not an evil wife in disecting his embarrasing moments, he has admitted being humbled to me.
so now i am his chauffeur, his email typist, and about everything else. however, i am really enjoying serving him. it is amazing how the little things like getting up to get eachother a glass of water can be fought over, or who will turn off the bedroom light, or who will do the dishes, and yet when the service is much more time consumming but done with out being asked or just because it is needed, it is very fullfilling and rewarding and helps me to grow more in love with dust. wow, schmoopie but true. i am thankful for this chance to serve him ( dustin isn't quite thankful for the dislocated arm yet). so i suggest serving others in small and big ways for the next few days (or forever) and fall more deeply in love with those around you!

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Decisions, decisions?!

I found this program that would allow me to get my teaching certificate and my masters in education in one year. I was ecstatic. As far back as i can remembver I have wanted to be a teacher. Oddly enough I didn't take this route in school. I loved my English classes too much to sacrifice them for the education courses. So here I am today working in advertising (which I enjoy) and supporting Dustin through school...I digress. So I went to the meeting regarding this program last night and the more I found out about it, the more it seemed impossible to do. First of all, in the first 18 weeks of class we will take 30 credits... I won't be able to work full time with this type of workload. Second of all, I will have to do student teaching for 15-18 weeks so working at all will be out of the question. And lastly, the cost will at least be $7,000. I guess my biggest struggle with all of this is that I am not sure if my role right now is to be the supporter, to enable Dustin to get through school and to provide us with our benifits and a savings, or should I follow my dream while I can, move in with the parents and find a part time job that will leave us lacking a little when we go to Med school. How should I balance all of this?