Thursday, February 26, 2009

Last minute deal

Spring break is right around the corner (8 days) and we just booked another trip. I know, I know... we were going to stay in town and catch up on things at the house. Well, sometimes when a deal comes up you HAVE to take it! So, we are headed back to Paris for the break. I say back because I have been twice, in '98 (a quick weekend) and '06 (for 8 hrs). I found a GREAT airline deal and just couldn't not take advantage of it!! Okay, I probably could not have but I didn't want to :) We are going to do a side trip to Nice/Monte Carlo as well. I am most excited about visiting my friend, Kerri, who lives in Paris while her husband is working there. We traveled together back in '98 while we student taught in London. I'm a bit stressed though. For our Italy trip I planned for months and sought out lots of information. With this trip it is so quick I don't have much planning time. That's okay though. We are going to go and have fun!!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Vday weekend

I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day weekend. It was a good one for us. We enjoyed the boys bball games on Friday night to start the weekend. Saturday was a relaxing day. Steve and I have enjoyed our tradition of cooking dinner ourselves instead of going out and fighting the crowds. It is the one night a year we use our "fine" china and crystal. We only have the 2 place settings at our house, the others are still at my parent's. This year's chocolate covered strawberries turned out much better than last year (and much cheaper than HEBs). Today I woke up with allergies that kept us home from church. My eyes now seem to be a bit swollen which just figures. We did make it to a movie though, Confessions of a Shopaholic which was funny but makes me glad I don't have a shopping fetish. One more nice thing is that I get to sleep late tomorrow due to a professional development meeting, oh fun!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Treat from School

Last week was National School Counselor Appreciation Week, did you know that? Not many people did and I was surprised that my principal found out (I'm hospitality chair so I'm in charge of all that fun stuff- what was I gonna do, tell her to celebrate me :). My school surprised me with a yummy Cookie Bouquet. It was a great treat to end a busy week. The spring at a Texas elementary school or any school is very busy. We are 12 days away from TAKS which has gotten everyone a little on edge. These are the days I am glad I was in school back in the day before all the testing.
My sister, Steve, Karen and I went to see He's just not that into you on Saturday. It was a good romantic comedy (my favs) so that was a plus. The real fun though was sitting next to Cheryl and telling the characters what to do and how stupid they were being. I'm sure Karen and Steve thought we were a bit crazy but that's okay!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

The next trip

You know you travel a lot when people are always wondering where you are going next. Oh the pressure!! :) Although a trip to Hawaii, some more of Europe (Germany, Austria, Switzerland), and of course China are in the future (maybe the distant future but still...) we are staying in the continental US for our summer trip. My parents are taking us to Family Camp in Colorado at Estes Park. I can't wait!
Since we have some time in the summer Steve and I have decided to continue our road trip north. We are looking at Jackson Hole, West Yellowstone, and Salt Lake City. I'm looking for tips... things to see, what to do, where to stay, any thing I should know that you would like to pass on. Thanks in advance!!