Saturday, July 3, 2010

A day at the zoo

A few weeks ago Julian and I spent the weekend up in Houston. We spent the morning at the temple and then went to World Market and finished up our adventures at the Houston Zoo. It was blazing hot, but we managed to make to all the animals and take a few pictures.In honor of Independence Day...

you would not believe the smell in that bubble-it was gross!
yay! i'm a llama again

i am just as white as the goat! bleet!
the lion sleeps tonight

i really suck at taking pictures. Julian's camera is really complicated. Also, he looks very sexy and responsible with his cell phone holster AT THE ZOO!!!! BAAA

The very next weekend in Yoakum, Texas there was a festival that featured white tigers, including two babies. Here is a conversation from that afternoon:
me: Julian, I know you love me because you took me to see the baby white tigers
Julian: yep, I know you love me because you are letting us go to a chinese buffet after
That is true love, folks

This is the daddy tiger getting ready to eat chicken

yum yum yummmmmm
mommy and the babies!

so close, yet not close enough and yeah I know, never wear a white shirt again-it scares young children.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Wrong side of the bed

"What was that for, Miss?"
"Oh, I just woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning...literally." (I can't believe I actually got to use that line at school) Yeah, this morning around three I woke up suddenly and I was hecka checka disoriented and I realized that I had my head at the bottom of the bed. Yes, once I realized where I was it was instantly okay because I had two grey fuzz balls to bury my face in for comfort, but for those few seconds it was quite unsettling. The real question is, how the "h" did I get down there? sure, it has happened before, but when you share a bed with someone else the whole picture changes.

My honest guess-I have been known to sleepwalk. I partially woke up and got out of bed and saw that the cats were at the bottom and wanted to pet and love them, so I got back in upside down...i do love my kitties. But waking up on the wrong side of the bed really does throw off your morning, I couldn't find my keys even though they were exactly where I normally put them and I can't seem to keep anything straight.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Best day EVER

Saturday morning my dear husband took me to the zoo. Now you must know that the Victoria Zoo sort of sucks in comparison to any other zoo in the world, until two weeks ago. Yes, on March 26 the zoo got two baby lions, only six weeks old from the San Antonio Zoo to replace the jaguars that died in the last year from old age. I obvioulsy wanted to go the next day but we had the reception in Edinburg, so it had to wait.

Oh my goodness, it was like a dream come true. They were snuggling in a corner for their afternoon nap, but when some other animals went baserk they came out to see what the comotion was. Julian wanted to move on to the alligators and baboons, but i really could have stayed there all day.

picture from the newspaper

The rest of the day was great too. I love being married.

Friday, March 19, 2010

In the morning

Well, really in 34 hours, but technically it is only one day from the day that I tie the knot. It is 2:00 am and i can't sleep. Most definitely not cold feet, but the mental list was too much. I had to get up and write some things down in hopes that i could get back to sleep. well here i am a bowl of chocolate brownie icecream later. so, here are some of my thoughts...

*yesterday, I got to go to the temple with three of my aunts, my parents, my sweet julian and his parents. there is nothing quite like that. I have never seen my family look so beautiful and i can't wait until my youngest sister gets married and we can all be in the temple together. It is where we are suppose to be.

*I am so grateful for the support that my family and friends have given me. all of my aunts and uncles will be at the wedding and most of my dearest friends will be there. I couldn't ask for more.

*I am sick and i want to feel better...i think i am starting to, but i am pretty sure i will still have the scratchy man voice on saturday-nice! "oh, emilee. you look so pretty." "thanks (insert smokers cough)" yeah, really attractive.

*Julian's mom wants us to do the garter toss at the valley reception...still thinking about that one

Today is going to be fun, we are arranging the flowers, all my friends are coming in and we are going to party tonight...hopefully i can get some more sleep.

Monday, March 8, 2010


12 days of Christmas...

12 eggs in a carton...

12 items in a dozen...

12 months in a year...

12 protons in magnesium...

12 apostles...

12 days until I get married...

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

It has finally happened

I new this day would one day come. One of my students has requested my friendship on facebook. what am i supposed to do? What about all those pictures of me as a spice girl in college? or making out with my boyfriend? I need advice

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Coming your way!

The invitations are on their way! While I was putting stamps on all of them I was over come with paranoid anxiety that I put the wrong reception cards in the invitations. So, if you feel like you got the wrong one (ie you live in utah which is closest to nevada, but you got a card inviting you to a reception in edinburg, tx) just let me know.

I decided that I wanted fabric backed invitations and of course the only to get those is to make them, so here is a picture of Julian during the process. The spray adhesive bothered him so he wore a surgical mask with a smiley face on it that I used for singing time.

PS only 37 more days!!!!

Thursday, January 14, 2010


This week we are taking first semester finals.

"Ms. Haines, before we start I have to tell you that I am wearing your underwear."

He meant to say that he was wearing Hanes brand underwear, but it came out completely wrong. It is moments like that that I love my job and am grateful there wasn't an administrator in my class observing.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

The Dress

Over christmas my mom, natalie and i piled in the car and drove to utah for 36 hours. the original intent was to go shopping for a wedding dress, but as i started to look at my options online i didn't find any that matched what i really had in mind. Of course, last october when my dearest friend sophia edwards got married and i saw her dress i loved hers and because life is the way it is i couldn't buy one like hers because her mother made it. Well, i decided to ask sister edwards to make me a dress like sophia's and she said yes!!! so, instead of driving to utah to buy a dress we went to get measured and pick out fabric. Here is a picture of Sophia in her dress, mine will be pretty much exactly the same, except a bow in the back and a slightly different lace (and much less statuesque, when i tried sophia's dress on it looked like there was a train in the front too)

Here is a close up of my lace over the dress material: