one year, really?

josh and i recently celebrated our first wedding anniversary!!! i can't believe that it's already been a year! it has flown by and has been the greatest year of my life. so much has happened in just a year. i can't wait to see what the Lord has planned for this next year. we are officially moved into the house and we love it! i will try to post pictures as soon as possible. but this post is to show you pictures of our wonderful 1st anniversary. since it was our "paper anniversary" we spent the weekend doing lots of fun things. josh kicked it off by getting me tickets to a super chick flick that i had been dying to see. what a sport, huh? it was fun. these first pics are of us eating our wedding cake...i'm not gonna lie, it was not all that great! :)

then on friday night we went to an astro's game, and we won! every friday game they do an awesome firework display, so we stayed to enjoy that.

then we just walked across the brand new park in down town houston and stayed in an amazing room at the hilton. the hotel was so nice and we had an awesome view of minute maid park. it was such a great night to just get away, just the two of us.

saturday morning we headed back to spring to a going away party for are friends michael and shelah. they moved to colorado, and we miss them a lot. but the evening was fun hanging out and saying good bye. then we got to go meet baby carly for the first time since cindi and logan came home from arkansas. then after church on sunday i gave josh my gift. since it was our paper anniversary i wanted to surprise him with tickets to a dynamo game. but, being the little punk that he is, josh asked lots of questions throughout the week before, and he totally knew what we were doing. he didn't tell me what it was, because he felt bad for ruining the surprise, but i made him act surprised!

we were only 8 rows from the field, so it was stinkin great! it was a totally different atmosphere that i expected. the fans are crazy and they play music and scream the whole 2 hours! and when dynamo scored there was confetti and streamers everywhere. it gets all over the field and then they just keep playing with the field a mess. it was insane. and we won that game too! we were good luck that weekend! we had so much fun, and really enjoyed just hanging out together. we stay so busy lately, we don't get to do that a whole lot.

well, i will post about the new casa soon. be praying for josh's grandma. she has been in the hospital for weeks now. she fells and broke 6 ribs and punctured a lung, so they have her on breathing machines now. she has parkinson's as well, and she has gotten pretty sick. she's running fever and all that stuff. pray that God will bring her comfort, because she really hasn't felt comfortable in a while. i will update soon on that as well.

if you are reading the blog, leave a comment so that i know you're there. a lot of you have told me that you're reading, but i haven't heard from you yet. let me know you're here so i know i'm not writing this blog to myself! :) thanks! have a great week!


my silly garrett

memorial day weekend

wow, so i know this is over a month old, but i am now going to attempt to post about the month that i lost while in summer school! memorial day weekend was a blast! this awesome couple from our sunday school class, drew and tara, invited the whole gang up to their parent's cabin in huntsville to fish and hang out. so josh and i expected a tiny little cabin in the woods, but no, this was an amazing house that was so beautifully decorated inside. i loved it. it sat on hundreds of acres and had a fishing pond on the property. we had so much fun! we fished, played frisbee golf, made hamburgers, the girls killed the guys in a game of scene it. it was great! the most important thing we all learned from the weekend...texas DOES have a state rock, and it IS petrified wood! palm wood to be exact. (sorry guys, i had to throw that in there!) ha! here are some pics of the day...
josh caught a fish!
drew being crazy
hank and kelly
isaac and kimberly
the guys played horseshoes, and it was quite hilarious!
this day was actually a couple of days before memorial day, so on memorial day we went to my parents house in needville and had a family get together. not only did we celebrate memorial day, but we gave trav and rebecca a long overdue wedding party! also, my cousin stephen is leaving for the military, actually he left yesterday, so it was good to see him before he took off for bootcamp. here's some more pics...
my great grandma...love her!!!
travis and rebecca...embarrased that we are throwing them a "shower"
10 months after the wedding...you know we love you!
my dad built a new deck...it looks awesome!
we swam a lot, but that many people
in a small pool = not a good idea!
great weekend! i will post again soon.

ok...good news first!

we are officially homeowners!!! i cannot believe it. this whole process seemed to have flown by. we closed on monday, after much difficulty, but we got it done. the builder is still working on some last minute things, but he has promised to get them all done, and we trust him...something about that strange aggie bond! saturday is move in day, crazy! i haven't been able to get too terribly excited about it yet, but my last final is tomorrow, and then i will be on cloud 9! summer school was a killer, but it was worth it in the end. plus, my christianty and ethics class brought up some tough questions and i was able to figure out exactly what i believed in regards to those things. so that was awesome. anyways, i feel like i haven't taken pictures of the house in forever, but it definitely looks way different than my last post about it, so here are some more pics...

the kitchen is my favorite room! here's the cabinet color and granite...

now with the backsplash and black appliances...

here's our front porch (before it was painted)

this color is throughout the whole house, except our bedroom.

here is the tile that is in the entry, bathrooms, kitchen, etc.

this is after they poured our driveway and sidewalk...
the porch was primed, but still not painted
here's the little but of landscaping we get...we get the
privilege of sodding the whole acre ourselves! woopie!

here's a little example of the color/look or our fixtures.
we love our dining room! if only we had furniture to put in it! :)

ok...that's it. as you can see i did not take pictures for last couple of weeks. so we now have carpet, ac, electricity, shutters, etc. we can move in! thanks so much for all of your prayers. this has been such an adventure, and we look forward to see how God will use us in our new neighborhood. I hope you all can come visit very soon!