Monday, June 28, 2010

The Beach

We spent the week in Destin, FL with family. It was one of the best vacations ever. We were super lazy and are now super tan. Woohoo! Enjoy some pictures.

Paper towels, dawn, and an oil cleaner solution. Yay! We were fortunate enough to have only one day oil minimal oil. They were only little balls that you could usually walk around. I got some on my foot though while in the water and had to use Dawn to get it off! It's weird that it won't wipe off or anything, you have to scrub it with something other than water.

Now I am ready to move to Destin.


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Day 2

Day 2 began a bit later than day 1. We slept in and LOVED it. Tim hit the yard for most of the day repairing gates, mowing, spreading new grass seed/fertilizer and making it look beautiful! I went to the grocery store, made french dip sandwiches for lunch, organized my bathroom, worked on laundry, and cooked dinner for Tim, mom and I---whew! Aren't we productive!

Check this out: (Copied and pasted from the Texas board of nursing website)

Texas Nurses - Verification Results


  • License Type: REGISTERED NURSE
  • Resides in: MIDLAND TX 79707
  • Issued on: 6/8/2010
  • Licensure Status: CURRENT - 1/31/2012
  • Compact License: YES
  • Current Disciplinary Action: NONE

Well after a day like that I am ready to sit on the couch and read my book!


Monday, June 7, 2010

Day 1

Day 1 of Tim's time off.

Tim is about to start a new job at CSI, but luckily is able to take some time off in between!

Tim started the day off at Stonegate helping pack up the 5th and 6th graders going to camp! Of course, I slept in :) We ate lunch together at the house then Tim began working in the yard and I headed off to Midland College to get some things in order for my summer school stuff. I came home and picked up Tim and we went to Furniture Row and bought our new dining room table! See....... (It has a butterfly leaf that isn't shown here, so it actually seats 8!)

We won't get it for a couple of weeks because they only had 4 of the 8 chairs in stock and had to order the actual table. Gosh, you'd think they keep at least 1 in the warehouse! We swung by the library on the way home (totally not on the way home but we wanted to go) and checked out some movies to occupy us this week. Next we stopped and ate at La Bodega before finally heading home to watch a movie!

It has been really awesome to have him home all day. We haven't had this much time to ourselves since our honeymoon almost a year and a half ago.

More to come tomorrow!


Sunday, June 6, 2010

Katherine Hird, RN.

Dude, I am a Registered Nurse.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


I finally floated the river.

Tim and I went to Kerrville this weekend with family and friends to float the Guadalupe in New Braunfels. We waited too late to reserve a campsite in New Braunfels, so we ended up in Kerrville at the Shriner Campgrounds--very pretty. We went to eat at a Chilis on the river on Saturday night and came back to camp and roasted marshmellows. Then, on Sunday, we drove about an hour to New Braunfels, rented our "toobs", floated for about 4 hours, ate at the Gristmill in Gruene, and headed back to camp for some more marshmellow roasting and sang Kum bay ya (ok so we didn't sing Kum bay ya, but we sang some other fun songs that our camping neighbors really appreciated). Finally, on Monday we packed up camp and drove to Fredricksburg to eat at an authentic German place and to visit one of Spencer's friends, Mr. Zenner, at his peach orchard/processing place. It was really awesome to watch--we even got two boxes of free peaches! Here are some of the few pictures I took. I really need to get a new camera AND start taking more pictures!

Patrick starting the campfire.

Josiah and Beth (She looks pleasant huh?)

Spencer and his "headlight".

The group before heading to the river.

Beth and Julia at the Gristmill.

Tim and I at the Gristmill--he forgot to smile.

Listening to Mr. Zenner at his peach place.

Peach assembly line.

Lots of boxes of peaches!

Picking out the bad ones.

Pretty peaches!

Hope everyone is staying cool in this miserably hot weather!