Friday, January 20, 2012

The T-bird

Okay, folks. We officially have a T-bird. Thomas isn't the biggest fan, but I LOVE IT!!!! It is a 1971 T-bird and has suicide doors! How awesome is that?????? Anyhow, we have driven it, but it has a few transmission issues. It HAS been sitting for over ten years, but he ran some gas thru the carb and put in a new battery and she started right up! Woo Hoo! Anyhow here are some pics of the 'green machine'.

Awesome isn't it?

Oh, here is my little dirt bike that Thomas bought me for Christmas. It now has a new seat and I am just waiting on Thomas to fix the tire and we will be good to go!


Dwight Yoakam Concert

I was finally able to attend a Dwight Yoakam concert! It was not very far away and the tickets were a decent price. For some reason, he is one of my favorite artists. I am sure it has to do with my addiction to Buck Owens and Classic Country. Anyhow, it was a wonderful concert and I would do it again, in a heartbeat. :)
Amazing!!!! :)

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The Honeymoon

We went to San Antonio for a belated honeymoon, the week after Christmas. It was a wonderful time and we were able to see so many different things while we were there. Luckily, we were able to stay right on the river, so we parked the car when we got there and didn't have to move it until we left. I learned that walking in heeled cowboy boots is one of life's greater challenges, but it was a great workout for the calves! :)
The drive down went wonderfully....until we hit DFW. Oh my goodness, traffice was stop and go from Dallas to Austin. It took  us 6 hours to get from DFW to San Antonio! It should have only taken 4. However, we made it and were able to go out for some wonderful Tex-Mex at Rosario's. AMAZING!
We also ate at Casa Rio, while we were there. They had umbrellas, I think, so the pigeons would stay out of the food. They were like little beggars. The busboys kept having to slap them off the tables when they were cleaning them. It was hilarious!
Amazing Mural/Mosaic about the historic river crossing. There were so many 'hidden' treasures allong the river walk!
This gigantic building was amazing. Supposedly, it was built in 1929 for 5 million dollars. Do we remember what happened in '29? Yep, the market crashed and they had to sell it for 27K. Sad, yes? Anyhow, it was neat because it is built like a ship, with a huge mast. it also has real gargoyles on the top and a row of grotesques on the second floor. Beautiful!
Here is the view out the back of our hotel. We couldn't have asked for better!
Our hotel. We stayed on the second floor in  a room that looked over the river.
I believe this pic is outside the Hemisfair Tower of the Americas. Cute, huh?
I am not sure what this place was, but it was beautiful. I couldn't belive how green everything was there! The weather never got below 40 at  night and the highs were in the mid 70's. It made me want spring to get here in a hurry!

Okay, I have a lot more pics, but I need to make some lunch! More to come!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Horses and Horsepower

Thomas and his friend Derek have decided that they need a Figure 8 car, so they bought one. They have also decided that I should race it in the Powderpuff division. Hmmmm. I can't decide if I am super excited or super scared, but it will undoubtedly be a new life experience!
Also, I had the opportunity to ride the colt, Jack, for the first time outside of the roundpen, while the boys were working on the car at the farm. It was a fun day all-around!
This is Jack's first ride out of the round pen! He did wonderful! He is still a little iffy about what exactly he is supposed to do once I am on him. However, he has yet to buck or spook!
Jack looks like a typical colt in this pic. He just is not quite strong enough for much riding. I have NO idea why I am sitting so crooked.

Derek's adorable kids - Taylor is leading her big brother, Hunter, around on Dan. Both kids rode Dan at least 3 times each. They were in love!

Drumroll please......

Yes. Yes, folks, that IS a Caprice. Beautiful, isn't it? Thomas is posing quite nicely. He said he felt as though it were senior pics all over again! LOL. This is the Figure 8 car, by the way! Oh, and he will probably kill me for posting this pic! :P

I was in charge of interior demolition. I managed to tear out the headliner and most of the plastics. Thomas and Derek had to finish it off!

Serious demolition! :) The boys had the front end and the engine off of the car in under two hours. I helped for an hour on said interiors, then became distracted. LOL.

Stay tuned for updates on Clarence the Caprice! :)

The End of a Great Year

Since I haven't blogged for a while, expect a series of blog posts to catch up on everything! :) Lots of pictures in these posts, as well. I didn't put up as many Christmas decorations this year, as I was very busy finishing up my degree. I am officailly a college graduate, now! Yea! :) I now have a B.A in English and Secondary Education. With any luck, I should be able to gain a teaching position in August. In the meantime, I plan on subbing as much as possible.
Mo and I have been enjoying the wonderful Fall weather. This semester of student-teaching went pretty quickly, despite the terrible KPTP assignment. Somehow I made it through it, along with passing all licensure exams, successfully.

Yes, another picture of ME. Haha. Anyhow, I was having an absolutely wonderful hair day and that is what prompted the pic. Since then, I have dyed and cut my hair, but nothing drastic. :)
This is the picture of my tree without any ornaments, I only put on a few this year, since we left for a week right after Christmas, and I didn't even get the tree up until a week before Christmas. An upside of less decorations is that it is easier to put up after it is all over.

Okay, I need to get off the computer for a bit. Stay tuned for more pictures from December 2011. :)