My Giant Photo Organization Project

My Giant Photo Organization Project

Yesterday I began a huge project: Organizing our photos. We have thousands of images saved in boxes and hard drives throughout every room of our house. It seems like an impossible to task to pull all of these photos into one library, but it’s going to happen. Zach and I are renters. That means that every couple of years, we have to pack up everything we own and move to a new house. In fact,...

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Finished reading Take the Lead by Betsy Myers

Finished reading Take the Lead by Betsy Myers

Last weekend, Zach and I stopped off at Half Price Books to peruse  their 20 percent off sale. These occasional sales are very important to Zach — it’s like Christmas in May to him. I usually don’t bring anything home, but this time I felt compelled to purchase some work-related advice. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how to grow professionally and took this...

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Homesick

Homesick

I started my new job on January 28 and since then I’ve been living in Austin. Fortunately, my boss has been very understanding about how difficult it can be to live in two cities. She’s even given me permission to work remotely when I feel the need to. But at home in Houston, I have a hard time focusing enough to be truly productive during the day. I get distracted by laundry,...

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Sam the Sheepdog

Sam the Sheepdog

Zach and I welcomed a new pup to our pack a couple of weeks ago. His name is Sam — a Great Pyrenees/Blue Heeler mix. Pictures prove Sam may just be the cutest thing on four paws since … well, since Leia was that age. Sam came to  us by way of Zach’s mom. A friend of hers adopted Sam before finding out the pup is deaf. The friend really didn’t want a deaf dog, so we took...

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Highs and lows

Highs and lows

Yesterday was an incredibly difficult day. It started off well. Z and I both had work holiday parties to attend. It was so fun and we both ate way too much. After everyone had eaten, my coworkers surprised me with an impromptu wedding shower! Of course, I cried. And tried to share with them how much I appreciated them bearing with me for the last month of wedding craziness. They are truly...

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