Sunday, January 27, 2013

A Pep Talk.

I posted this on Facebook but in case you missed it...

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

We're going to.....

As stated as 2013 resolution #1, we wanted to take a big trip this year. After considering the whole world...literally, we finally made a decision. We are going to...

We plan to spend time in Bangkok and visit the beaches of Phuket also.
Why Thailand, we have been asked. Just a few reasons...
1. There is a mix of relaxation(Neil) and adventure(Margo).
2. Hotel and food are generally inexpensive.
3. The food!
4. Exposure to a completely new culture.
5. We have friends who have been multiple times who can help us with recommendations.

Needless to say, this will be an adventure! We always planned on an international trip before we had kids but I'm not sure we had anything this grand in mind. I am extra proud to be able to take this trip. While we did have some wonderful help with a ticket discount, a 10 day trip half way around to world is not cheap. We also want to be able to experience some adventure so spending money is a must. We are on teacher's salaries, basically, but this trip is being funded by my etsy store profits and for that I am sooo grateful!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

A Date and Beautiful Weather.

Last month, the Mr. planned a date at the Dallas Museum of Art. This month was my turn. I wanted to do something that we had not done before and not too expensive. It just happened that the weather was so beautiful (sunny and 70) that it had to be done outside! So, we visited a golf course. My first thought was to play a short round but then reconsidered (: We didn't want to offend others around us. LOL
 Anyways, we decided to hit a few buckets at the driving range. The golf course we went to reminded me of a duck dynasty-esque place but that meant there were not a lot of people and it was not intimidating. Anyways, it was pretty fun. I watched Neil hit a few and then it was my turn. I hit the perfect 100 yard-down-the-middle drive! Neil thought I bamboozled him into thinking I had never hit was a fluke. None of the rest were that good!

 I would do it again. Maybe work our way onto the course. 
For $15, it was a decent date and the weather was perfect. 

Afterward, we decided to go shoot some hoops at the school gym in our area. We've heard that you can get in on the weekends and sure enough, we found an open door. After about 15 minutes of one on one, we figured out how old we really are (: We were hurting! We spend a good hour there until we heard people driving up. We snuck back out and got to our car only to find a sheriff's car parked out front. But, I think he was sleeping...

So glad we were able to take advantage of beautiful weather. This is the sunset a few nights earlier.

I even did some reading on the porch swing AND our neighbors gave us fresh eggs from their coop!
Great weekend all around.
Hope your weekend was just as beautiful.

Monday, January 7, 2013

2013 resolutions.

Resolutions usually give me mixed feelings.
I have made some that I think I should make. I've made some I want to do. But I am really excited about this years resolutions.

1. Take the trip of a lifetime!
We have been VERY blessed to be able to travel both in and out of the states. But we also know that this young marriage allows for more freedom, less responsiblity, and more capability that it will in the future and we want to revel in our time together as a young married couple. The planning has been fun in itself! Not many people can sit and research beautiful parts of the world for the "best" place to go. Australia? Alaska? Spain? Thailand? Morroco? We'll see!!!!!!!!!

2. Read the classics.
I have always been a reader but like most people, if it was not assigned in school, I passed on the classics. There are MANY of them so I have no number in mind but I want to read what inspires me. I prepared for this resolution by researching some books and in the midsts, I ran across the leatherbound collection of books from Barnes & Noble. Not only are the beautiful but many of them have multiple books in them.

I got The Chronicles of Narnia (I still don't know how I never read them but I'm halfway through already)
Jane Austen - 7 novels (Sense and Sensibility, Emma, Northanger Abbey, 
 Alice and Wonderland.

3. Journal Daily
I got a 5 year journal that only requires one line a day and each day has room for 5 years. I thought I would be cool to see what I was doing on the same day 5 years earlier. Plus, its pretty so that inspires me :)
Not anything too drastic but all three resolutions will be memorable and certainly a great adventure!