Monday, April 26, 2010

Roo. Swimming. News.

These are our latest happenings. Roo has been quite the handful-yes, she is just a puppy but I am beginning to think we have a 'Marlie' on our hands! Notice that she is sitting with the screen on her back....she charged through it! She likes to sleep on the patio furniture...dig holes in my just watered plants....and try to take showers with daddy. But oh how we love her!!!

We had our opening season pool party and BBQ yesterday and the kiddos sure enjoyed the heated pool! Rylan did great with her kicking and Gabe loves to throw in any toy, shoe or bottle of sunscreen he can find! "Ready... GOOOO!" All in all we are doing well around here. Only three weeks left of school and less than three months until our wedding. We couldn't be more excited!!! Well, I am sure I will be more excited a day before and even more after I say 'I Do' and become Mrs. Trevor Marks!!!!!!!!!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Who Knows

My journey through life as a student has just about come to an end. There are only four weeks left in my college career and I can't help but to feel a bit nervous and lost. My role for the last six years, yes, I said six, has been a student. Filling out papers-circle student, having conversations-what do you do? Oh, I am a student.... Now what am I going to say? Graduate? Nothing? Wife? I will be proud to call myself Trevor's wife but I am not going to let that define me. A degree is such a huge accomplishment and I want to use it. I want to be able to say "I am a teacher." In my relationship with T, I am the student. We have decided that I am to focus on school to get the degree...I barely add any income to the household which is OK for the time being but what about when it isn't OK anymore?

I haven't applied for the credential program. I didn't pass the CSET by one point. ONE POINT! T keeps telling me to think of it as a great and expensive practice test. Ha. I guess it is a good point but still. Starting all over on something that takes like eight hours and sucks I can apply for the program online which costs almost double and takes longer but they will accept me without the CSET.

Being in the inbetween is torture. But, I am getting married, going on an amazing honeymoon and couldn't be happier. That day will be the best day of many in my life and I am thrilled it is coming up so quick. And who knows after that.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Running. Girls. Falafels.

Beginning my third week of running and well, lets just say I didn't do any running. My shins are shot. For the time being....the man told me I need to run on the track. So, I still burned my goal of calories but did like 5 machines to get there. The first fitting is 3 weeks away-wedding is 3 1/2 months away. How times flies....

We had a girls night on Saturday and it was so much fun. I felt safe and that I was truly friends with them. We made, Rachel actually made it, an awesome dinner! Falafel....mmmmm, it was amazing. We then chatted and drank too much wine and watched Food Inc. I highly recommend that movie to everyone. And not for the fact that it will gross you out or make you not want to eat meat. It simply just opens your eyes to the way our food is made, where it comes from and how it affects your health and the economy. In short, I was shocked. It was very informational and I am so glad I watched it. It made me wonder "Where do we go from here?" We can go backwards. And honestly that seems to be the only place we can go to make this situation a better one. If everyone can just do their part; it would make it better.