Two Birthdays and a Going Away

Wow have I been busy lately!

Saturday was my nephew’s 4th birthday.

Tuesday was my Nana’s 75th birthday. You may remember her from a previous blog.

So on Saturday we surprised Nana with a 75th birthday party and invited her friends and family. We also celebrated Parker’s birthday and my Going Away. It was a great party. I got to talk to a lot of people and everyone was really excited about my upcoming adventure. I even got to meet family members that I never knew I had, and I’m so happy I did. They were amazing people.

Saturday after the party I spent some time with my cousin Bree. It was my last time to see her before I go to South Korea because she goes to Texas A&M. She and I have gotten pretty close in the past few years. I’m going to miss her a lot, especially at the holidays.

two birthdays and a going away


When I left Bree’s I went to my brother’s house for a late night game night with Josh (brother), Mendi (sister-in-law), JJ (brother) & Jen (JJ’s girlfriend). It was a fun night and I’m definitely going to miss game nights. I would have taken pictures of everything, but I ran off and left my camera at home that morning so I have to recycle pictures from the past.

two birthdays and a going away

two birthdays and a going away


On Sunday I shopped pretty much all day. I ended up buying a ton of stuff. I was able to transform my jeans and t-shirts college student wardrobe into something that works for a teacher. I also purchased a Magic Jack and a power converter. The Magic Jack is going to be amazing. I will have a local (US) phone number so that I can receive calls from home without it costing everyone a million won.

Work was very busy on Monday because it was the first time anyone had been to work for an entire week because of the ice and snow, and any time there’s severe weather we get a lot of work orders. I was going to try to post this blog at work, but I just didn’t have the time. I was even going to show everyone the family pictures we took on Saturday, but I left the disc in my computer at work so now you’ll have to wait.

two birthdays and a going away

I drove to Waxahachie after work to go visit my friends Kimberly, Matt and Kevin. I had a great time with them. They are such great people. I stayed the night there and I just want to state that they have the most comfortable guest bed in the entire world.

two birthdays and a going away

I spent most of my day Tuesday in the car. I left Waxahachie around 9am and headed east toward Nacogdoches to go pick up Joni, one of my very best friends, and bring her (and her dogs) back to Dallas for the week. I used to go to school in Nacogdoches and I haven’t been back in awhile. It was weird being back there. I did get to go eat at my old favorite Tex-Mex place there, La Carreta. I also bought some super cute flats for $10. The trip was a success.

two birthdays and a going away two birthdays and a going away


I dropped Joni off in DeSoto to spend some time with her friend Veronica. Joni will be back here on Thursday and she’ll spend the weekend with me. After all of the driving, I got home around 7pm and my friend Amanda came over and we put a straightener on my hair. It takes 4 hours! It was a late night, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I have the best friends a girl could ask for.

So I’m all caught up. Today is Wednesday and my work is closed again due to ice/snow. I’ve only worked one day so far in February because of the weather (and my trip to Nacogdoches yesterday). Oh well. The weather can do whatever it wants as long as it’s nice next Tuesday when I leave.

I think I finally figured out the subscription problem. If you put your email address in on the right side of the page, WordPress will send you an email to confirm your subscription. You have to click on the link in the email to activate your subscription. If you have already tried to subscribe, you can either search your email for the confirmation or submit your email again for a new confirmation email. Just make sure to open the email and click on the activation link. Then you’ll be all set.

4 thoughts on “Two Birthdays and a Going Away

  1. I think this is the last hurrah for the snow/ice this winter. Eat a bowl of bibimbap for me when you get to Busan (since I’m allergic to everything and can’t eat Korean food anymore).

  2. This was a cute post. You and your family all look a-like! I hope your guacamole came out delishhhh. I’ve been craving it so much lately I should probably try to get some before I go. Does Korea have guacamole?!?!

  3. If Korea doesn’t have guacamole we can always have Meagan make some and eat at her house =P..nom nom nom.Btw, Magic Jack works in Korea?!

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