Tuesday, April 29, 2008

7 Random Things...Tagged by Kenz

I am a HUGE homebody. I never really realized this until I married Alec, who is the biggest homebody I know. So this basically means if you want to hang out with us a great place to find us is our home and chances of getting me to leave it is actually pretty hard especially after a long day of work.

2. I LOVE coffee. I have to have a cup of coffee every morning, sad I know. Its so bad that one day we were out of coffee at our house so I didn't have any to take to school and my kids were freaking out because I didn't have my green coffee mug. Let's just say that only happened once :)

3. I want to be a photographer. I love teaching and know that it is one of my God given gifts. But I love taking pictures. It doesn't matter what it is I love to take pictures of it. One day I would love to pursue this professionally, but who knows what the Lord has planned.

4. I LOVE to travel and see new things. I think there is just to much that God has created not to experience it! I hope that I get to do a lot more of this in my future...as for now traveling is a distant dream.

5. I like to burn candles my husband on the other hand says that its like burning money (I guess that's the accountant in him). But he seems to be coming around.

6. I am always early. Not much more to it. I hate to be late....and if I think that I am going to be late I get extremely anxious and a little nervous. I've always been that way. I was the kid in high school who got there 30 minutes before class started...I know dorky...I just can't help it!

7. I used to play golf...a lot. My Dad loves golf so as a child/teenager I spent a lot of time at the country club. I even have a few trophies from golf tournaments...I might have been pretty good if I would have kept with it...who knows maybe I'll pick it up again.

I now tag: Melanie

P.S. Christiane, you should just start a blog but don't tell Dylan :) Or start one and maybe that will spur him to design you a blog soon! Please, Please, Please!

Monday, April 28, 2008

Our Little Frenchie

For as long as I can remember me and Alec have wanted to get a French Bulldog. I have even had a picture of a random frenchie on our refrigerator since we have been married :)

Well I'm happy to announce that there will be a new addition to the Lawrence family as of June 2nd. 
Meet Babette

Sunday, April 20, 2008

A Weekend Away

This past weekend me and Alec left for Boerne to see Austin and Katherine. We had a wonderful time! 

Here are some highlights from the weekend (in no particular order)

~Eating wonderful Mexican food!
~Walking around downtown Boerne...I love it!
~Seeing Austin and Katherine's cute house!
~Visiting with Austin and Katherine
~Eating a wonderful lunch with Miss Brooke Burdick and having much needed catch up time :)
~Grilling wonderful hamburgers (well watching the boys grill the hamburgers) and eating outside
~Watching Juno...love it!
~Eating AMAZING shortbread cookies!
~Seeing all the bluebonnets on the drive!

When we got back to Abilene on Sunday I got to do all my favorite things (laundry, cleaning the house, going to the grocery store) blah! But then we went to the Homeplace for dinner with all the ACU graduate students and it was great....and free!  

It was a fun weekend!

Monday, April 14, 2008

STOP! I'm trying to talk to God!

Here is a little story from my day:

So today I was sitting at the lunch table with my kids eating my lunch. Normally during lunch I tell the kids that Mrs. Lawrence is not talking (because at the beginning of the year all the kids would sit there and talk to me and I would run out of time to eat my lunch, and I love to listen to the kids conversations with each other). So I was sitting there watching the kids (trying to keep them from playing with their food or bothering their neighbor) and I saw one of my girls nudge a boy next to her. This boy was sitting with his elbows up on the table and his face in his hands so I was assuming that this sweet girl wanted to see if something was wrong with him. Then all the sudden he looks up at her and yells, "STOP! I'm trying to talk to God!" and the little girl replies, "Don't you mean Jesus?"

Pointless story, I know. I just didn't want to forget it!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

HSU Western Day

Yay! The weather was great for our field trip to HSU Western Day! We had a blast! Here are a few pictures.

The whole class! The two kids on the left are 
probably fighting...why can't we all just get along!

   I love this picture! Oh and these ugly vests they are 
   wearing are the bus safety harnesses. They have to wear them
   every time they get on the bus and they hook in 4 different
   places. It takes forever.
 The kids petting the animals.

The kids petting the six white horses.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

A Week Already

I can't believe its been a week since my last post. Honestly this whole blogging thing has made me realize that I don't really have that much to talk about. I thought I would but I really don't unless you want to read about a bunch of 4 and 5 year olds which I figure I would spare you all the wonderful details on their exciting lives. So here are a few things I've thought of over the last week.

Update on our house! We had the inspections about a week and a half ago (luckily my mom was able to go for us) and they were all great! Thank goodness! Now were in the process of figuring out the moving details. 

Alec will graduate with his MASTERS (woohoo) on May 10th! I am so proud of him. He has worked so hard these past 5 years and especially this last year! I know he is ready to be done and so am I! Then we will close on our house May 16th we plan on moving everything in that weekend and go to a friends wedding in Tulsa the 17th! But wait that's not all...we will then come back to abilene the 18th so I can finish my last two weeks of school...ugh. We plan on sleeping on our wonderful air mattress and keeping just a few essentials here those last two weeks. During those last two weeks we are in Abilene we have two weddings (one in Fort Worth and the other in Abilene) It's going to be such a busy time but so exciting!

On another note tomorrow is HSU Western Day and I'm afraid it's going to be canceled due to this crazy weather. My kids will be so disappointed so I hope that we are able to go! We have been learning about cowboys and cowgirls this week and my kids love it! I have gotten some of the cutest pictures of them with cowboy hats, bandannas, and cowboy shirts on.

Other exciting news: HANNAH and DREW are engaged! This is a couple that has been seeking the Lord whole heart idly from the very beginning of their relationship and I can't wait to see how the Lord will use them together as one! God is good! I am so excited for them and can't wait to see Hannah NEXT month....it has been way to long! 

Wednesday, April 2, 2008


Since the very day that Alec accepted his job at KPMG in Tulsa I have been rushing everything in my life! We've already packed up a big chunk of our house and I've already started on my classroom. Well, today I have decided that is the last thing I need to be doing! I am where I am right now because God has a plan to use me here (even though we will be leaving)!  I really spend so much of my life thinking I can't wait until friday, I can't wait until Spring break, I can't wait until summer, etc. How can I let Christ use me in my daily life if I am so busy rushing through my days. So today I've decided to stop the weekly countdown until school is over and we move. I am truly going to enjoy my last little bit of time here in Abilene, at my school, and in my precious alley house and see how I can be used!

Abilene has been my home these past 5 years and a great home it has been! I sit here thinking that when I first came to Abilene I was skeptical of what life here would bring and it has far surpassed my expectations! Now looking back on all the wonderful memories here, the great people I have met, and the strangely unique place this is I will miss it greatly! As my time comes closer to leaving I'm sure I will make a list of all the things that I have loved about living in this West Texas town!