Friday, June 26, 2009

It takes a degree to register for college!

I have spent the last week or so trying to get things lined up for Matt and I to take classes this fall... it has been so confusing! I have been in touch with people at both schools trying to figure out what I need to do to register, what classes we need and I am still praying I did our FAFSA forms correctly. I just remembered why I got turned off from going to school right after I graduated. We are making slow but steady progress. I have picked my classes for fall, they are waiting in my 'cart' until we hear back about financial aid. I just started on Matt's stuff today so he is supposed to have a meeting with the rep from Mountain State to find out which classes will transfer from UH. I was very excited after my meeting to find out that I get to start on all regular college courses except math... I was expecting much worse. I only have to take 2 math classes that are below college level, there are 4 total. Anyone who knows me knows I hate math and never excelled at it, I probably would have done better if I put forth more effort in high school, but you can't change the past. So I am signed up for one of my math classes, Texas history and an intro to college type class. I haven't declared my major yet but I am pretty sure it will be early education. I thought about going for interior design but teaching is more stable and I would have off most days the kids did. Anyway, that is what is new around here... adding more to our plate on top of new baby, buying a house, Matt becoming a trainer at work... I think I can handle it though!

June Pictures

I am finally posting pics from June. It was a busy month, I have 207 pictures in this months file. I erased a total of 1092 pictures from my memory card yesterday cause it was almost full.

These first two are from our play date with Colton at the beginning of the month... Brooke loves Colton!

This one is of Matt and Maddux playing baseball on the XBOX360... I thought it was so funny how into it Maddux was.

This last one is of us at Brian's graduation party... Brooke and Maddux were both napping.

I am hoping to get a really good picture of all of us when we go to the beach next week but we will see how that goes... it is almost impossible to get everyone in the same place at the same time and have everyone looking at the camera.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Nemo Me Impune Lacessit

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of officer Henry Canales who passed away last night. Anytime HPD loses an officer in the line of duty it is very hard on everyone. He is survived by his wife, 17 years old daughter and 15 year old son. Rest in Peace.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Fathers Day

Dad, All my life I have looked up to you, followed you around with a hammer or drill, I wanted to be your little side kick. You taught me to be respectful of others and myself. You showed me how to self reliant and not have to depend on other people to take care of me. You were the only one who could defeat me on Monday Night Raw nights in the Goode household. You were brave enough to teach me how to drive stick shift, even though I almost ran us through a brick wall in the suburban. You showed me how to just sit back and enjoy the quiet in a deer stand or fishing on the lake. You fell asleep sitting up on the couch when I had colic and in your arms was the only place I felt at ease. You showed me the "proper" way to mow a lawn and wash a car. You always greet me with a big hug and tell me I am beautiful (even when it is obvious I have been up all night with one of the babies). I will never forget the weekend you let me "hang pipe" at Phoenicia or the countless evenings by the grill, talking on the porch swing watching the sunset. You constantly encourage me to do my best and succeed. You are always just a phone call away when my car won't start or there is a strange dripping noise coming from behind the wall. You gave me my dream wedding and made me feel like a princess. Thank you for all of these things, mostly for always showing me how much you love me and letting me know I will always be your little girl. I love you dad!

Matt, You are such an amazing father to my children. You are a great provider for our family. I know it isn't easy working 50 or 60 hours a week but you still carve out time to play on the floor with Brooke or change Maddux's diaper. I know that we are your number one priority and I couldn't ask for anything more. We love you so much and I hope we show it to you everyday so you never forget. I know I don't say it enough but thank you for your many sacrifices. I love you babe!

Progress on the House

We finally made it by the house with our camera. I was hoping to walk through and take pictures but we totally forgot that Matt's days off are when other people are working, so no one in without a hard hat. Anyway, we got a few pictures from the front... to me it seems like this part should take the longest and since they are almost done with the framing we should be moving in next week, I know it's not the case. We still have quite a ways to go. Still it is neat to see your house coming together in stages. We will have a walk through in 2 or 3 weeks after the electrician and plumber come out before they do the dry wall.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Busy Busy Shockingly Busy

Well we have had a busy month this past month. Brian' graduation weekend we had to take Maddux to the hospital for a really high fever. By the time he got well it was time for Matt and I to head out to Port A. We had a great weekend together without the kids. We didn't get to stay as long as we would have liked but Matt had to get back to work and we needed to let Billie get some rest before she headed back to work on Monday. It was really nice to reconnect with each other, we have both been so busy for different reasons and haven't had much time for each other. Matt also enjoyed hanging out with my family, his work schedule prevents him from going out to Waller most weekends so he misses out on a lot. We mostly sat by the pool all weekend although we did sneak out for a late lunch just the two of us and I was treated to a pedicure (something I haven't done since Meagans wedding). We also went to the aquarium with Will but I think I prefer the one at Moody Gardens. All in all it was a good weekend, one of my favorite parts was the three and a half hour drive to and from where we had nothing to do but talk and it wasn't two year old talk!!! I sure did miss my kiddos though. When we drove into Rosenburg and I started to recognize stuff I got little butterflies in my stomach I was so happy to pick up the kids. The big smile Maddux had on his face when he heard my voice just melted my heart, kids are the greatest. Monday I went to visit Miss Tayler, she is so beautiful! She is a mommas girl though, I don't know how Tammy does it because that girl doesn't want anything to do with anyone but her. I have spent much of my week so far purging our home of all the junk we don't need anymore. It was kind of sad boxing up things like some of Brooke's old stuffed animals but she never uses them and would be appreciated more at some other house. I am really bad about keeping stuff even though I know I will never look at it again so I am trying to break that bad habit. I have a few pictures of the kids I need to post but Maddux just woke from his nap so it will have to wait a while. Hope this post finds you well!