May 31, 2015


Adventures this month:
  • So much rain! This is the month it rained 17 inches, and the month we realized we really need gutters...
  • First visit to the new Tupps Brewery along with my parents, McKinney's new brewery is the place to be, live music, games, and food trucks - check it out ASAP.
  • Bike the Bricks on the square with friends and a little pre-party at our house
  • Matt wrapped up his semester early May and has been teaching an online May mini session, and started the summer break "finally finish the dissertation" push
  • A few new house things - ceiling fan upgrade for the bedroom, new lighting for the kitchen, and bookcases (finally) for Matt's office after braving Nebraska Furniture Mart on Memorial Day, we also wrapped up quotes for exterior work on the house - work will begin in the next month or so, rain and city cooperating.
  • A busy, busy month at work: I spent a day coaching PE, presented a session at the Region 10 Technology Conference, celebrated Children's Book Week, oversaw MAP testing, hosted our first Tournament of Books, helped run the hoopla with kindergarten and 5th grade graduations (and chaperoning the 5th grade dance), ran textbook inventory for the first time, and was in the thick of the usual business that is closing down the library for the summer - love my job though, and especially love having a full-time assistant, I could not do it without Sarah! Did I mention I joined the 2x2 committee again as their first list administrative assistant (starting light this summer with a bigger role in January), and am going to work on the nominating committee for TLA too. Did this really all happen just in May?
  • Other socials with friends - McKinney with the Motts, girls night with Megan, and fancy BBQ at Smoke with JLCC ladies, Louisiana St. Grill with the district library crew, and hitting the square regularly just us - despite the rain, we fit a lot of fun in this month.
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May 10, 2015

Love ya Mom!

Happy Mother's Day!
{My grandmother, mother, and great-grammy.}

April 30, 2015


Adventures this month:
  • A relaxing weekend in Spring to visit M+J, Lydia is growing quick! We especially enjoyed a fun dinner out with fresh seafood at Blue Water and stops at big Sam Houston AND Bucee's on the way home - sometimes dreams really do come true.
  • Matt hosted Grayson's first Civil War anniversary event and a WWII community event at work. He was even interviewed on the morning news and did an awesome job. The video is already down but you can read more about it here.
  • Lots of art! We're always on the hunt for original art for our house and this month we hit the jackpot. We found an antique beach scene at the Antique Company Mall downtown, a large modern piece in a snazzy gold frame hanging on the wall at the Loophole in Denton, and a oil scene of Yellowstone at the McKinney Arts in Bloom Festival. Love them all (and the art budget is now depleted for 2015).
  • Lots of social events! A nice Easter lunch in Carrollton with my parents and Aunt Jenny+Audie; finally getting to know our neighbors at the Gage's housewarming party; celebrating Ricky+Holly's wedding with college friends at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek; plus fun on the square with the Motts and fun at our house with the Sielings.
  • I wrapped up the Junior League year finishing facilitations for several committees and had another busy month at work, and Matt got to learn more about pool equipment: including replacing the motor, repairing 2 leaks, and cleaning the filter himself for the first time - woah.
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March 31, 2015


Adventures this month:
  • Charleston Mother-Daughter Trip
  • An awesome, busy spring break... I went to Charleston while Matt painted our bedroom and worked on his dissertation, then we checked out the new Nebraska Furniture Mart and cool little Lone Star Taps & Caps Beer Store, went camping at Colorado Bend State Park, and I hosted Junior League book club at my house for Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah - whew & fun!
  • Fredericksburg Sorority Weekend
  • Plus open house and another snow day at work, Collin County Gardening Show, and time in the yard getting things ready for spring (new herbs and ferns in the pots, weeding, and replacing a few plants that didn't survive the winter)
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