Tuesday, January 19, 2010


So, I thought I was going to print my own, but I think I found a SUPER cheap site. They come printed for 12.95 per 25. The cheapest DIY kit I found (and like) was 30 for 30 invites. I would then still have to print them myself. I think this is going to be a great deal. I can't wait to show them to Trent and see what he thinks!!!

I think I have also decided on colors and flowers, but I better run them by the groom before I post!

I will keep Amber and Alyson posted (my readers!) HA!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Wedding Details

Well, we booked the venue and the date!!! I am really excited! We will be married on April 18th, 2010. We will be married at The Heritage Gardens in Bonham, Texas at 2:00 in the afternoon. I hope I can find a photographer that doesn't cost 2000 dollars or more. That seems to be all I can find! Still working on all of the other details, and my to-do list is growing by the minute! I am really starting to stress!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Wedding Planning

Well, we are still working on everything.

I need to start with the venue. We looked at two this weekend. They are in the running, but I still need to check out a couple more. I am going Wednesday to check out another venue after work. Trent can't go to this one Wednesday, but since it is an outdoor venue I wanted to get it in before the rain. I will just be taking pictures, and sharing with Trent and our families.

Trent is starting to help more then I ever thought he would. We sat down this weekend to look at cakes, and picked out a couple of cakes. We are also trying to decide on the colors. We are looking for more "spring" colors. We are looking at new dates as well. We are open to March--May.

I will keep everyone posted! I hope it wasn't overly boring.

Monday, January 4, 2010

The Past Decade Recap

So, I have been thinking about writing a 2009 recap, and then I thought writing a decade wrap up with a big 2009 ending would be nice. Should be semi long, but it will be a fun look back for me!

The decade starts with me in my Senior year in Whitesboro, TX. Here are the imporant events of 2000.

March 18, 2000--I turned 18! (Oh, to be 18 again!)
May 2000--Graduated High School from WHS!!!
June 2000--My first job at Old Navy
July 2000--Started at Bealls
August 2000--Moved to Durant Oklahoma to go to school at Southeastern, and started the flag corp!
November 2000--Started dating Trent
December 6, 2000--Trent and I became offical

On to the year 2001
It was fairly uneventful, but here goes what I remember!
April 2001-- I rented my first apartment.
May 2001--Started working at Stage, and I moved into my first apartment.

2002 is pretty much the same as 2001.

2003 was a very studious year, and that was my main focus. I had my pre-student teaching, and I worked at a daycare center. I loved both of these life choices, and made it very clear to me I choose the correct career path.

2004 was a very excited year, and full of changes!
January 2004--Started my last semester at SOSU!
February 2004--Started my Student Teaching at Curtsinger Elementary in Frisco, and moved back into my parents house.
March 2004--McKinney Job Fair, and my job offer at Bennett Elementary in McKinney
April 2004--Signed my contract!!!
May 2004--Graduated from SOSU!!!
June 2004--Started working at Bealls in McKinney
July 2004--Moved to McKinney
August 2004--Started teaching...YIPPIE!!!!!

I bought my first new car, and continued teaching 2nd grade. I also started my masters in the summer of this year.

Still teaching 2nd grade, and going to grad school.

2007 got busy again
April 2007--Agreed to open a new school
May 2007--Graduated from Grad School
June 2007--Met all of my new teammates at Press
August 2007--Opened Press Elementary

2008--In August I started teaching 3rd grade with THE BEST TEAM EVER!!!!!

2009--Lots of changes
January--Still working with the best team ever!
February--Started job searching
June--Got a new job and rented a house in Van Alstyne
July--Moved into my new house and my office
August--Started my School Counseling Job
November--My new baby cousin was born
December--Lots of fun family time, and on Christmas day, Trent proposed! On a white Christmas...SO AWESOME!

So, the last 10 years has been a pretty great 10 years, but went WAY TO FAST!!!

Thanks for reading!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy 2010!!!

Wow, 2010 is already here! My holiday season was great. Lots of family time, and the biggy...I am FINALLY ENGAGED!!!!! I am so excited. We are still looking for the right place, but I think it will be around March 13th. I look forward to keeping everyone updated!

Love, Tara

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

All "Keyed" up!

Well, yesterday I got all "keyed" up! I got all of my keys to go with all of my life changes.

I have had a key for Gunter, but it was just for my office. Well, yesterday I got all of my keys and badge. (To my MISD friends...it isn't the same. I didn't have to take a crummy picture! HA!) It feels so much more official having keys. I feel more official in Gunter every time I go. I have been moving stuff in, but I am not feeling so great so that has halted my plans for this week. Tomorrow I meet with the counselor that is leaving. She is so nice. She is going to help me get started, and go through all of my things.

Also yesterday I got my house keys for my rent house in Van Alstyne. I am SO excited. They are putting in new flooring in the two spare bedrooms, so it is too big of a mess for pictures. I will probably wait to post pictures until my stuff is in, since it will look more like a home at this time.

Having a home will definitely be an adjustment, but I am so excited. Trent and I are working on getting fence up for my four legged friends. My friend Mindy is helping me out with a refrigerator for free. THANK YOU SO MUCH MINDY! I was worried about all of the cost coming at me all at once. I am working on setting up cable, electric, Internet and phone. I haven't even started packing, but that will come soon!

I don't have to rush out of my apartment since I am paying rent here too in July! I know CRAZY! See where my money concerns are coming from?

I know that it is a lot right now, but it will all be worth it in the end! Thanks for all of your support, and for reading! I will post soon with more updates!