Wednesday, August 11, 2010

All Things New

Apparently it is really hard to keep up with my blog when I am not working a job that allows me to sit in front of a computer all day long. Or maybe I'm just extra busy... I'm really not sure which. Either way, in the past 6 weeks I have gotten a new husband, moved to a new home in a new town, and finally gotten a new job! Sometimes I think about all of that and am in awe of how many things have changed. I am definitely loving where life is going, although it has been a little weird to live in Abilene again. Sometimes I feel like things are pretty much the same as they were in Lubbock... just a different city. Which is good. One thing I do fear is football season. I have a feeling it's going to be pretty tough to be in Abilene and not at a college football game. Ethan and I really need to make some friends here so hopefully we will get to work on that asap.

I finally got a teaching job!!! This was the third summer in a row that I spent applying for teaching jobs. I had almost decided that it was a lost cause. But then one day a couple of weeks ago I got a call from a principal, had an interview the very next day and found out later that day that I was going to be hired for the position. I will be teaching third and fourth grade math! The school that I will be teaching at is the school in our neighborhood so that's an extra plus! It worked out perfectly. I have started decorating my classroom but still have a long way to go. School starts in just a little over a week so I am going to have to step my game up. I start new teacher orientation tomorrow. Goodbye mini-summer vacay!

Also in the meantime we have been trying to continue to fix up our house. We have just been so busy that it has been a veryyy slow process. I think I am procrastinating unpacking all of the boxes because I'm not ready to continue with the painting.

Here are before/afters of a couple of the rooms. Please excuse the random boxes!

The kitchen was my number one issue with the house. Don't get me wrong, I love me some red and black, but this was overboard to say the least. I thought we were NEVER going to get all of the red covered up.
Scary, right? Here it is now:
Dining room before:
Dining room after:
Living room before:
Living room after:
Everything is coming together much better than I originally expected. We still have a long road ahead, but it will be 100% worth it!


texasholls said...

Looks great! Thanks for posting the pics.

bee said...

Wow! You have really improved the place. Your kitchen was very similar to Brad and Cindy's bright orange and green one. UGG! You have done a LOT!

Sarah Huffman said...

love it! can't wait to come be a house guest!! slumber party!!!!