WOW! Is all I can say about August!! Sorry it has been so very long since I have posted. Life has not slowed down for one second the past few weeks, I mean this in all seriousness! I feel bad for not catching up with friends back in town, but we have
So what have I been up to? Anything and everything possible!
We worked on getting settled into our new home… I finally got everything put away that was mine. Aaron still has some work to do, but he hasn’t sat down one second either so I have not gotten onto him by any means.
As soon as we were situated in our house, we started to get the area suitable for our sheep. This entailed putting in 240 t-posts for a new fence that we were/are putting up. Not even kidding when I say we have been getting up and going to work and then rushing home to work on fence and sheep until dark. A couple of Aaron’s wool kids have been hired to help. Thank goodness for them it has come along way. Two people working on 3/4 mile of fence just isn’t enough. I have to send out a shout out of thanks to Dustin and Bailey Jo for working until 10:30 one night helping us to paint brand our donors and recip ewes… yes this was outside in the pasture/corral. We ended up working by the light of our iPhone flashlights!! There just are not enough hours in the day with working full time and getting the sheep where we need them :-(!! Thanks guys for the help!
For my job as the events coordinator at the Law School I put on a three day orientation for the first year law school students. I literally had brusied feet by the end of the first day from running from one end of the building and back to keep things going. I did everything behind the scenes, which was okay with me. My boss did an AMAZING job up on the stage and the first year students seemed to really enjoy it. We had a lot of fun, food, orienting going on, and sponsors to keep on track. I learned a lot from this event, but life at work did not slow down there…
The bunnies were temporarily allowed to live in our backyard, we are dogsitting this weekend so they are back in the hutch. They make me laugh sooo much. They literally would sprint from one end of the yard to the other. I think they were surprised their little legs still worked after being in a hutch just about their whole lives! Here is Mopsy enjoying the greens (the closed eyes and paw holding the stalk just kills me, she is in heaven!):
A couple of Aaron’s friends from A&M stopped by on their way through from California. We hosted them and had fun, but I did not get caught up on sleep… actually I ended up worse than when the weekend started. I love visiting but 3a.m. is wayyyy too late to stay up for this ol’ girl.
Then we had our faculty and staff welcome dinner at Cagle’s Steakhouse. It was delicious AND gluten free. Small world, the owner of Cagle’s came and talked to me for a very long time and long story short- Aaron and I met while working for Elanco Animal Health… and the owner of Cagle’s worked for Elanco years ago! Agriculture really is a small world!
The next evening we had our first year student reception in the Jone’s AT&T stadium.
I arranged a sweet deal for our guests, I had the stadium unlock two suites so that students could watch the Texas Tech football team practice! SWEET!! I might have been a little excited also! 😉
Aaron unfortunately missed out on all of the evening events because he was building fence 😦 😦 I completely understood and just wanted the fence done so we could have our life back…
This past weekend we had more company. Another of Aaron’s friends was judging a sheep show in Lubbock on Saturday. You actually might remember seeing this good looking couple at our Rehearsal Dinner:
We had a great time visiting on Friday evening. Last time they came up Aaron was on his Walk to Emmaus and they were stuck with just me to entertain them. Poor souls I know ;-). Jake, Lauren, and Aaron took off Sat. morning for the show and I went back to the Law School to host another event. After the event was over with I took Lauren around to shop in Lubbock. This was the first time I had been shopping in AGES! Then we all met back at home to regroup and then came back into Lubbock for dinner at Las Brisas… YUMMO! Unfortunately they had to leave Sunday morning… cannot wait until they are closer and we can go visit them! It made for a really fun weekend and the first time we didn’t work on the fence until dark since we started.
We are still working on the fence in the evenings. I felt bad, we were the first ones to leave Life Group this Wednesday night. We had to get all of the sheep in for the sheep shearer. We ran around the pasture in the dark and such until about 10:45p.m. and then brought a load of them up to the barn. Last night when I got home it was a VERY welcome sight though to see sheep up by the house. I am getting used to this life and feel blessed to have this opportunity… Aaron and I are both exhausted and looking forward to this weekend. We do not have anything but fence building and sheep work planned BUT with not having to go to work for three days I have faith that we can get a lot accomplished. If anyone wants to come help you are more than welcome to 😉 jk I would not subject you to that. You could come see some of our animals and new family members though…
Aaron LOVES all of the toads around our house… there are a lot. Almost every night when we wrapped things up, these guys would greet us as we went into the house.
Aaron also was very thankful to have found this guy on the side of the road. Can’t you see how excited
this little boy my husband is after I said he could keep him?
AND… just so you know- Aaron is sooo proud of all of our animals and such. For his PowerPoint for his first day of teaching he had a whole slide dedicated to Introductions of our animals. Haha it made me laugh, my husband is still a little kid at heart. Probably the reason why is he so good at teaching and connecting with freshmen students :-)!
Soooo you might ask how my goals are coming…
I have gotten a TON of sheepercises in. I have lost FOUR pounds as a result of literally working morning to night. The only dessert I have had is the one bowl of homemade ice cream that Aaron made. I am too tired to even think about eating more than what a typical meal is so I have not worried about it.
I have talked to my family a little more than normal while I am driving back and forth from work. I talked to my Grandma Fry yesterday and she was sooo excited to hear that I am going to be back in Indiana next weekend for Leslie’s wedding. Sadly though I don’t have vacation days so I will only be there for the wedding, rehearsal dinner and then Sunday morning. I will make sure to stop on my way to the airport though to see all of my grandparents. My Mom told me when Grandpa Fry heard I was going to be back that he wanted to grill out ribeyes and have a celebration. It broke my heart because I won’t be there for a dinner to be able to do that. I miss my family sooo much! I did get all of the antique Fiesta that my grandparents gave me from their 71 years of marriage put into my pie safe:
Grandma was very excited to hear that we were enjoying it. I have a LOT of things in my home from my family and it makes me smile to be surrounded by such nice things! My Grandpa White made me a lot of furniture growing up and we are happy to have it in our home.
I just need to do a HOME post for you guys so you can see everything!
Anyway, that is all I will bore you with for now… I will leave you with a snapshot of a sunset that I took while we were building fence.