Posts Tagged ‘Graduation’

Adios. . .

May 19, 2010 Leave a comment

Hola! (See what I did there?)

So, let’s face it: The past several months, this blog has seen little to no activity. You can mainly chalk it up to the crazy life I live, between school and wedding plans and everything in between.

Well, the good news is I finally graduated!

YAY! Click to see the whole gallery!

That’s right, I finally got my Bachelor of Arts degree in History. After ten years, it’s done. Praise the Lord.

So what’s next for me? Well, the wedding is 24 days away, for one thing (followed by a week in Hawaii!). We’ve been crazy busy getting everything ready, and it’s been a blast at that. After that, who knows? I’m hoping I can land a job teaching secondary Social Studies somewhere, but it’s slim pickins out there. So I’m just giving it to God and praying that my resume lands on the right desk before too long.

Regardless, I have a lot to get ready for when it comes to married life. Jenn and I have lots of plans in regards to fixing up our house after we get back from the honeymoon. I’ll have a new job soon enough, whatever/wherever it may be. And generally speaking, I’m gonna be at a point in my life where my own personal blog just isn’t necessary.

So, as I’ve alluded to back in December of last year, it’s time to say farewell to this site.

But fear not! I’ll still keep up the non-updated site for as long as I can. Plus, at some point this summer, Jenn and I are going to start up our blog chronicling our life as a married couple. So I’ll still have a place to write, and we’ll certainly have plenty to write about as we start our life together. I’m very excited about the possibilities in regards to this new endeavor, and it should be a lot of fun. And I definitely hope you’ll join us as we kick The Harvey Family Blog into gear later this summer.

In the mean time, I’ll still be on Facebook, Twitter, etc.. You know where to find me, and I’m always happy to talk.

To all of you who have been my faithful readers, thanks a million for keeping up with me. And thank you to those who have asked me a hundred times “What’s up with your blog? Why don’t you update it anymore?”

God bless you guys, and I sincerely hope you’ll follow me over to the new blog later this summer. Take care. 🙂


Back to the Fyootcha!

January 5, 2010 3 comments

So I figured to commemorate the last months of this blog’s existence, I’d go back to the theme I started out with. Sweet memories. Or something like that.

This Christmas break was just awesome. Got spoiled with all the lovely gifts from my family, the future in-laws, and Jenn. Got the LEGO Grand Carousel, a safety razor shaving kit from Jenn (I am all that is man), some killer binoculars with a built-in digital camera, assorted gift cards, and some very comfy slippers, among other things. I got Jenn the Eternal Love Cross pendant from James Avery, and she wears it every day now. It looks amazing on her. Oh, and we got a Wii! And Jenn got Wii Fit+ and that Jenny McCarthy workout game that comes with a camera that watches to make sure you’re doing the exercises right. Kinda creepy, but it should be fun. Haha!

One of the best things about Christmas this year, hands down, was that we finally got a White Christmas!

It snowed like the dickens on Christmas Eve. Like, blowing sideways and prohibiting your vision… dickens. Yeah, anyway, it calmed down overnight, but it was still BEAUTIFUL for Christmas Day. That was such an awesome treat. Wish it would snow again, as cold as it is outside. We’re supposed to see the coldest temperatures in a loooooong time around here starting tomorrow night. Like, wind chills around 0 degrees in the evenings. Yay!

We went to City Streets in Sundance Square for New Year’s Eve. It was fun to do some dancing with Jenn (and Misty made a friend that she danced with all night, hehe). And at midnight, Jenn and I looked at each other and said, “Now we can finally say ‘We’re getting married this year!'” LOL

Speaking of that, we got the tuxes picked out for me, the groomsmen, the dads, and the ringbearers. They look pretty dang slick, I can’t wait to see how we all look together. Along with that, over the holiday, Jenn’s also been working on some paper mache letters for a couple of the tables at the reception. She has some that spell out “WE DO” for the cake table, and “love is sweet” for our candy buffet table. They look really pretty, she’s done an excellent job with them.

Got some pretty big stuff ahead of me in the next couple months. Not only am I applying to graduate, but I’m going to be taking the TExES on February 6th. For those of you who don’t know, that’s the state certification exam that all Texas teachers have to take. And I’m taking it a month from tomorrow. Whoa! Talk about surreal, huh? I can’t believe I’m finally at this point. I get butterflies thinking about it. After ten years of jackin’ around and not knowing what to do with my life, I’m finally about to step into not only married life, but a full-on professional life. I think I may go get some of those paper mache letters, spell out “paraprofessional” with them, and burn them in a celebratory bonfire. 🙂

Anyway, say a prayer for us. These five months leading up to graduation and the wedding are going to be completely crazy, and Jenn and I are gonna need all the support we can get.

Oh, and we saw Sherlock Holmes. Frickin’ SWEET movie. I so want the soundtrack.

One ring or two to rule them all…

October 5, 2009 1 comment

So this weekend was about as awesome as it could get right now. Jenn and I got our wedding bands! Wanna see them?

Well, this is all you’re gonna get. LOL! We’re not showing them to ANYONE (except our parents) until the wedding day. But friend, I gotta tell you, they look fantastic. Jenn’s matches her engagement ring perfectly, and looks absolutely stunning on her. And my ring is just freakin’ sweet. It’s a very unique design that I haven’t seen used before, and it feels amazing on my hand. I can’t wait until I’m wearing it all the time. These next eight months cannot be over with soon enough!

After we picked them up from Robbins Bros. late Saturday morning, we went and hung out with my family all day. Talked a lot about wedding stuff, ranging from finalizing the guest list to planning out the rehearsal dinner. It was a great planning session, and it made Jenn and me all the more excited about the wedding. 🙂 We also got to spend some great quality time in general with my family, which is something we rarely have time to do these days. We drove out to the place where we’re having the wedding reception, since my parents hadn’t seen it yet. They were setting it up for a reception when we got there, so we got to see it pretty close to how it’ll look for our reception (minus the color scheme and table arrangements). My parents definitely loved how it looked, so it was exciting to finally show it to them.

Oh, funny side story. The Sheraton offers (relatively) cheap parking for people going to events at the new Cowboys Stadium, since it’s right up the street from the hotel. And since the A&M/Arkansas game was at Cowboys Stadium this weekend, there were all manner of crazy/drunk folk parking there. But one vehicle stood out amongst all the hubbub:

Is this not one of the most awesome vehicles you’ve seen in your whole entire life!? Seriously, AWESOME. It looks like it only accepts the blood of terrorists for fuel.

Anyway, yep, overall it was an excellent weekend. And of course, to celebrate this awesome weekend, I… came back to work on Monday. Buuuuzzkiiiiiill. *sigh* At least it’s a relatively quiet day. Only one printer jam. I spent a good part of the morning trying to figure out my schedule for the Spring semester. I’m down to 14 hours: 12 hours of electives (including 3 advanced), and 3 hours of an advanced class from a list of required classes for my Humanities minor. Well, I’ve got the electives taken care of for sure. There are four advanced History classes that I can use for all four slots. The only problem now is taking care of that Humanities course, because NONE of the classes on that blasted list are freakin’ available in the afternoon/evenings. AUGH. So I’m not really sure what I’m going to do. I’ve emailed my advisor, so hopefully she’ll get back to me first thing tomorrow morning when she’s back from out of town.

Please pray that I can get this worked out. I HAVE to graduate in May, and it’s gonna be horrible if it doesn’t work out because of of one friggin’ class. I’m confident that we’ll figure it out, just gotta get a better picture of all my options from my advisor.


I hate Xenon Headlamps.  They stab my eyes like knives of light.

I hate Xenon Headlamps. They stab my eyes like knives of light.