Monday, October 24, 2011

Waiting for Fall

So tonight during the baseball playoffs I decided to play around on our blog to check out new updates.  So, here I am two hours later after re-designing the blog.  Hope you all like it!  I really had no idea what I was doing but enjoyed learning as I went.  Not to mention, I also learned how to follow people.  It's funny how the simple things can hang us up sometimes.

So I know technically fall is here, but I don't really consider it to be fall until I am able to wear scarves.  So here I am holding out for some cooler weather.  Although it's nice having 80 degree weather, I'd like to enter back into the land of scarves, sweaters and boots.  Who's with me?

I got your comments from last week and I will take pictures of our place this week and post them for all of you to see...

Monday, October 3, 2011

Summer has come and gone

So last time I updated we had only lived in Austin for a few weeks, it has nearly been four months now...crazy.  The apartment is fully decorated, Tyler has settled into his new job nicely and now after taking some time off I am officially on the job hunt. 

A few highlights from our summer were going on a mission trip to Progresso, a beach trip to Port Aransas and a family vacation to Playa del Carmen...

Our church took a group of about 25 people to Progresso.  We had the opportunity to build an additional bedroom and bathroom for a mother and her two children who were living in a one-room house.  We also held a vacation bible school for the children in the neighborhood.  It was such a humbling experience being able to help out this family.  Julia (the mom) made our whole team tamales and they are by far the best tamales I’ve ever had!

In Port Aransas we took our church youth group on a beach trip.  We enjoyed watching students feed seagulls french fries on the balcony of the original Whataburger.  They also took mud baths in a sandy beach hole.  It was hilarious to say the least.

We went to Playa del Carmen with Tyler’s family for a week.  It was my first time to Mexico, with the exception of my two visits across the border forever ago.  The resort was beautiful and we had such a great time.  My favorite part was planking in playa…don’t ask questions. Haha.