Sunday, September 23, 2007

Football and work

I have been soooooo busy! I can't believe it's taken me this long to write about stuff that happened 2 weeks ago!

Our weekend with our friends was so much fun! Everyone made it to Houston safely on Friday night. Conly and Amanda told us on Friday night that they are expecting a baby in April! YEA! Hard to believe this guy...

is going to be a DADDY! Our little Conly is growing up!

Saturday was absolutely perfect aside from the extreme heat. I don't remember the last time I sweat so much...if ever. I felt so sorry for the preggers people--Laura and Amanda--especially Amanda since she is at that oh-so-fun stage of pregnancy where you feel like you're gonna hurl every second of the day. She was a champ though--I probably would not have been as tough as she was.

Here's some more pics from the weekend:

Me and Conly

We have about a million pictures just like this from college--me on Conly's right, Laura on his left

And the opposite

Amanda and Conly

Me and Aaron

Kyle and Laura

The gals at the game

Coach Leach giving a pep talk--no doubt talking about pirates again
Work has been going well. I have been working my butt off--lots of overtime, which is good because that means more money! Woo hoo! We can always use some more money! It is wearing me out, but I'm having fun.
Not much else to report...notice how I haven't mentioned the Tech vs. OSU game...yeah, moving right along. This weekend's game was MUCH better, even if it was against a crappy team. 75 points in a football game is nothing to be ashamed of, no matter who you're playing! Next weekend, we Bergers are driving to Round Rock on Thursday night, and then Laura and I are driving to Lubbock on Friday to celebrate our sorority (Kappa Delta) having been a chapter at Tech for 20 years. I'm hoping to see many of our old pledge sisters and other alumnae as well. It is also Homecoming weekend at Tech, so we will be going to the game on Saturday and I cannot wait! This will be the first time I have been at Jones Stadium (or whatever it's called now) in 5 years! That's way too long. I know this is going to sound funny, but I also can't wait to go to Rosa's, which is the best Mexican food place EVER! We're planning on going at least twice.
Will post pictures of the weekend when I get a chance!

Monday, September 10, 2007

Start tomorrow!

I start my new job at Walgreens tomorrow at 9am. I am so excited! Especially because I found out I will NOT be at a 24-hour store! What a relief! I am at Store #7020, which is in Friendswood and it is closer to home than I thought I would be--this just keeps getting better.

This weekend is the Texas Tech vs. Rice game here in Houston. We are having company come in for it and I am so excited! Kyle, Laura, and Garrett Freeman are coming down from Round Rock, but they are staying with Kyle's brother Scott and his fiance Darla. Conly and Amanda Gevecker are coming down from their new house in The Colony and are staying at our house. We are ALL going to the game on Saturday, except Trent and Garrett. We got a babysitter to come stay with the boys at our house. This is the first time in a LONG time--about 5 years!--that we will all be together. And actually, it is the first time all of us will be together since everybody got married. Too much fun! We are going to go tailgate before the game and then we may come back to our house and BBQ after the game, or we may go to Scott and Darla's since they have a pool and it's going to be hotter than hell at the game on Saturday (if it doesn't rain). We've been planning this weekend for such a long time now, and I can't believe it's really here! I'll probably post pictures from this weekend next week. In the meantime, here is a picture of Trent and his friend Yulia from our last trip to the zoo about 2 or 3 weeks ago...they're sooooooooo cute!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

First blog...getting tired of MySpace

Okay, so I'm going to try this out. I figure it will be easier doing a blog in Google, since I already use Gmail for my email system. Better than having to log on to MySpace just to have them tell me they're "experiencing technical difficulties" and to try logging on later. Blech! Anyway, I didn't even know Google had a blog feature until I got an invite to my friend/sorority sister Wendy's Google blog page. So--a big shout out to Wendy for giving me the idea for this...and a little shout out to "Baby Q", the inspiration for her blog! :) WQ--I'm so excited for you and Mike! I loved reading all your blogs about your pregnancy. You are so funny!

I suppose I should write a little about what's going on with us. The main thing right now is my job situation. I wanted to become a teacher more than anything in the world (and still do), but I couldn't seem to find a job for this school year. I could substitute teach again this year, but #1--the pay is crappy, and #2--it feels more like a babysitting job than actual teaching. I don't feel like I'm getting good experience subbing, and I think if I had to sub for another year, I would be very jaded against the education field and wouldn't want to teach. So for now, I am going to bow out of education, and maybe next year something will come up. Which brings me to the events of the past few days. I had 2 interviews on Friday--one with Walgreens and one with Abercrombie Kids, both were for management positions. I did the Walgreens management internship back in college, and the manager that interviewed me offered me the job right after the interview without even talking to the other interviewees he had set up for the rest of the day. I told him I had another interview that afternoon and he told me to see what they had to offer and let him know what I decide. So I went to the Abercrombie interview, which turned out to be a "pre-screening" interview, meaning the guy interviewing me couldn't offer me a job. He could only turn over my information to the District Manager, who would then call me for a 2nd interview, blah blah blah. It seems like a good opportunity, but I think it would be less money, and after agonizing over it all weekend, weighing all the options, pros and cons of both jobs, and being advised by several people to take the Walgreens job.......I'm taking the Walgreens job! I am really excited about it because this means so much for my family. It's going to be rough for a while, as I will be working really awful hours and working on holidays, but if I pay my dues for a while, it will get a lot better and I will make even more money! Money is a much needed commodity in our house right now! And this job will also provide wonderful experience. I'm so ready to jump in head first and throw myself into this job and build an actual career for myself. If I get to teach in the future, GREAT...if I don't, this is something I can build on and be happy doing! That's all I've got for now! Wish me luck!