The Evans Four

blogging about our life as a family

It’s beginning to look a lot like…. new year’s? December 29, 2008

Filed under: family,holidays,tejas,travels,work — aarontori @ 11:07 PM

Hope everyone had a merry Christmas. We did, though it didn’t turn out the way we had planned. We didn’t end up spending that time at the resort we mentioned in the previous post. Apparently somebody thought it would be cool to not inform us that we needed to have a combined income of at least $50,000 a year in order to take advantage of this specific promotion. I didn’t even know it was a promotion, I thought it was just a stay that we had been given. Well, the resort failed to mention that aspect in the many months I had been talking with them about it, and so the morning before we were going to leave they called and let us know. At least we didn’t drive out there for nothing.

The rest of the holiday trip went well though. We headed up to my grandmother’s house a bit earlier than expected and picked up my aunt Tracy along the way. We had a wonderful family dinner. Tori is happy with her Christmas gift: a fashionable watch; I am happy with my gift: Guitar Hero III. She has been wearing it pretty much all the time, and I have been playing it pretty much… ok not all the time, but at least once a day.

So it’s back to work for us both. Now we are just preparing for next semester and enjoying the break from class work.

Happy New Year!

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It’s Beginning to feel a lot like Christmas December 17, 2008

Filed under: holidays,school,tejas — aarontori @ 12:01 AM

Hello internet! Just wanted to post an update on how we’re doing.

I have finished my classes for the semester (thank goodness) and all of my finals are behind me now. Just one more semester to go! Taking 21 hours this semester was brutal and taking 4 finals in one day was pretty rough as well. Next semester I’ll only be taking 16 which will be a lovely change of pace. The only downside is that I will have to drive to Denton EVERYDAY because I have a MWF course. I do have a job for next semester though. I will be continuing to work with the kiddo that I’ve been doing therapy with this semester and possibly adding another client if I have time (we’ll see).

Aaron is done with his classes and is in the midst of finals. He had one test Monday evening, a paper due Monday afternoon, another test Tuesday, and one more on Thursday. I know he will also be glad when this semester is over with. Next semester he will have his field placement at a high school in Haltom City (about 30 minutes from our house) and two classes on Mondays. He will most likely only be able to work on Saturdays because his field placement will take up most of his time.

We will be spending our first Christmas together at a resort in Tyler, TX. Thanks to Aunt Pam and Uncle Wayne, we have 2 days and 2 nights at an all-inclusive resort. We’ll check in after 5 on Christmas Eve and check out the afternoon of the 26th. After that we will drive up to Mt. Vernon to Grandma Ann’s farm. Aaron’s parents and sister will be driving in on the 26th as well. We’ll have a big family dinner on Saturday night with relatives from around that area and then drive home on Sunday.

As for the rest of our winter break, we will be working our tails off since our income will drop next semester. We will also be making plans for after graduation and definitely relaxing and enjoying the break from classes and studying.

In other recent news we had our annual Christmas party with our TCU “family” this past Friday. It was bittersweet since it will be the last Christmas party we have together. It started with about 10 people our Freshman year and this year there were 17 people at the party. We will most definitely miss all of them. Most of us will graduate in May and move away to grad school or jobs. It was a very fun time. We had our secret santa gift exchange, visited, played the endless setlist on rockband (which Aaron was seriously excited about), and capped off the evening by celebrating our friend, Phillip’s 21st birthday at midnight.

I’m going to stop for now since it’s late. Goodnight.

 

PICTURES!!! December 4, 2008

Filed under: wedding — aarontori @ 1:51 AM

Are finally posted to the right. Just click on the slide show and it will open on a larger page. Feel free to copy/save any that you want.

 

Post-Thanksgiving Post December 1, 2008

Filed under: holidays,illness,tejas,travels — aarontori @ 12:01 PM

Hello all. We had a good visit with my Dad, Phyllis, Grandma Heath, and Jay Lee. We got there at about 10:30 on Wednesday morning. Just to clarify the reason that I couldn’t drive was because I was wearing my glasses because my contact had torn, not because I have horrible vision at night or anything. The glasses prescription is a year behind my contacts. The hotel room was very nice and comfortable with the best bed I’ve ever slept on. We got up at 7:30, got ready, and had some warm breakfast before heading out. I drove us while Aaron rested some more.

On Wednesday we went to lunch with my dad and Jay. Then we took Jay to Wal-Mart to pick out a gift with the birthday money we gave him. It was very fun. We hung out at home, making lists of things we’d need for Thanksgiving dinner and then ate dinner at TB’s (a really good barbecue place).

I got up at just after 7 on Thursday and Phyllis and I started the turkey (in the new fancy electric roaster they got us). We cooked until about noon and then took everything across the street to Grandma’s and had a very tasty Thanksgiving lunch. It was pretty good for my first time making the Thanksgiving feast. Everything came out really well. Aaron did the dishes and we put away leftovers. Then we spent the rest of the day watching football, doing homework, and pretty much lounging about.

On Friday we drove to San Antonio to meet up with my sister Cindi and her new husband David. They got married on Wednesday. We picked them up downtown and then met my nephew, Jarrod at the Alamo Cafe. It was a very tasty and filling lunch, and a nice visit. Jarrod’s dad came and picked him up and we dropped Cindi and David back off downtown and drove home. We got back to Del Rio a little after 8. We stopped at the Skillet for dinner, and that’s when my throat started to hurt.

I went to bed before 10 on Friday and woke up with a fever on Saturday. I spent all day Saturday on the couch feeling crummy. My throat hurt and my joints all hurt too. My fever would go away for a little while when I took medicine, but kept coming back. Saturday was pretty yucky and we just watched football all day.

Sunday morning we got up and I still felt bad. I took a shower, which totally wiped me out. We got everything together (and by we I mean Aaron) and left about 11. We got home just after 6.

This morning Aaron took me up to the UNT health center and I’ve got strep throat. They gave me a HUGE painful shot of penicillin in my lower back. They said that I will be contagious for 24 hours still after the shot, but should feel MUCH better tomorrow. Aaron is at the store getting a few things (like a new toothbrush for me and some lysol spray). I am at home in bed and waiting for this medicine to start kicking in. I haven’t been able to eat because my throat hurts too much so I’m hoping that I can get some food in me tonight so I’m not too weak to go to class tomorrow. Finals are next week and I just can’t afford to miss.

So other than the strep, we had a really good visit. Hopefully I’ll be back to myself again by tomorrow morning. Let’s just hope that I didn’t get anyone else sick, especially Aaron since he’s been sleeping next to me and closed up in the car with me.

P.S. I promise I’ll get the wedding pictures loaded soon, as you can probably guess I wasn’t as productive over the break as I thought I was going to be.

 

 
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