Monday, June 28, 2010

Another visitor!

Jackie came for a visit this past weekend. She came down on Thursday night after a long week of band camp. She spent most of her time of Friday playing the Wii, but she did manage to go get a massage (lucky duck). Once I got home from work we went grocery shopping and proceeded home to watch a movie, Invictus. I thought it was a pretty good flick.

Saturday, just after we woke up, we headed to Old Town Spring. I have never been before so I wanted to check it out. And I didn’t want to be out in the heat of the day so we went fairly early. It is basically an old town that now is filled with little shops, restaurants, museums and art galleries. Take a look: It was a fairly cheap trip; I only bought one thing (I can’t tell because it is a present for someone). On our way home we picked up some lunch. Later that afternoon Josh went and showed off the old Camry to a potential buyer.

That evening Jackie went and visited Karl and Audrey while Josh and I attended his Grandpa’s birthday bash in Pasadena. We had a great time! I still had not met all of Josh’s extended family so it was nice to finally put a name with a face. We came back home that evening and Jackie had met us there after her visit with Karl. She stayed one final night with us and was off to band camp bright and early the next morning.

This week I am working nightshift and then Josh and I are headed to my parent’s house on Friday for the 4th of July weekend. I am so excited; we always have such a great time together!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Our New Baby! Not the crying kind though!

As mentioned in an earlier blog, Josh and I have been looking into purchasing a new (well... newer) vehicle. We found a great deal this past weekend so we jumped on it.

We purchased a 2007 Ford Edge SEL plus with only 23K miles. This car has everything you can think of… Navigation System, Vista Sunroof, Premium Leather, Tow Hitch, Parking Sensors, 6 CD Changer, Heated Seats, Memory Seats and much more! The car is in great condition for being 3 years old. We haven’t picked up the new car yet because we asked the dealership to fix a couple things first.

Pictures will be coming soon. In the mean time here is a picture of the vehicle pulled from the dealership’s website.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Mary's visit

This week we had some company. Josh’s little sister, Mary, came for a visit. She arrived Tuesday afternoon and stayed through Sunday morning. During her visit she attended classes with Josh at Texas Chiropractic College, played the Wii, slept, assisted us in car shopping and went bowling at Main Event. Sunday morning we woke up and drove to Grapeland, had lunch and visited with Josh’s family before heading back home. Mary assured us she had a great time.

To top off the exciting week, Mary got a summer job offer shortly after she got home. Congratulations Mary!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Weekend Activities

The weekend went by so fast. We have been looking at what kind of vehicle we would like to purchase next. Josh is driving my old car, a 1996 Toyota Camry. It has a couple issues we need to get fixed, but overall it still runs well. I am afrait at some point we will be putting more money into the car than it is worth so I want to find something that we can purchase just in case. Even though we are only living off of my income, we are still saving money (one of the reasons Josh loves me so much). So we have some money saved up, we also switched insurance providers (savings of about $100/month), and I also received a substantial raise this year. Woo Hooo!

Josh made breakfast both mornings, pancakes on Saturday and breakfast burritos on Sunday. When we weren't out looking at cars, we were lounging in front of the TV or out on a walk... boy was it hot this weekend!!!! We did end up renting a couple of movies on Saturday night, Sherlock Holmes and Public Enemies. Both were ok, but neither were a "must see" in my opinion.