Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Job, please!

It's funny how life takes you on unexpected turns - like right back where you started. Over the last several months, I have been debating, praying, applying, interviewing and experiencing much unneeded stress (and it seems endless talks with my poor husband who sweetly sits there and listens and tries to help)...just to end up back where I started.

So, for all of those that were wondering, I have officially decided that I am returning to my previous job, doing the same thing (in addition to learning how to teach social studies along with my previous schedule) at the same place (but a different and unfortunately further commute) - but I feel completely at peace about it. I was SURE 3 months ago that I was going to head in a different direction job wise...and now I'm confident that I need to stay put. Amazing how that happens. How God can change your heart very unexpectedly. I guess He knew that I needed to venture out - to find nothing better - to know that He will draw me back, in His timing and unique ways, reassured I made the right decision.

*For those of you out there who are currently looking for a job, I have complete sympathy as I know that it is very exhausting and often discouraging. I think I would rather break my leg than have to go to another interview and try to sell myself. Ugh.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Going to the chapel...again...

Caitlin and Karl got married this weekend. It was a beautiful wedding! It's amazing how two weddings can be so different. She had it at Timarron Country Club, the ceremony was outdoors over the water and the reception included a buffet dinner and LOTS of dancing. Caitlin, of course, looked beautiful and I am so excited to have Karl officially apart of the family now! They are currently enjoying their honeymoon on the Virgin Islands. Below are just a few pictures from their big celebration!

Caitlin's last dinner at home as a "Heine" girl
We had a luau. For me they threw a fiesta...we might run out of options before it's all over with!
Me with the bride at the bridesmaids luncheon

We were assigned the young married/soon-to-be married table at the rehearsal dinner which took place at Kirby's steakhouse. It was delicious!

All the sisters, once again!

The beautiful couple - Mr. & Mrs. Karl Kurz

The whole family! I think we have doubled in size in a matter of a few short months!
There are so many boys now! (Gramps is happy, though!)

Where the ceremony took place, looking out from the reception hall
(sorry it's kinda out of order)

Monday, July 20, 2009

Going to the chapel...

Here are some of the official pictures from our wedding! It has taken me hours to go through them and pick out/download the ones I like (good thing I'm not currently working) sorry there are so many, I just couldn't decide! If you are looking for a photographer in DFW area, Amber Richardson-Evers of Lifestyle Photography did an amazing job!

Getting ready!
(Right before the 2 longest hours of my life)

Me with all my Heine familia

Adjusting the birdcage veil

My handsome groom :)

Couldn't have asked for a better ceremony venue
My "Gramps" gave me away

Our first kiss as husband and wife!!

Yay! We are married!

Our first moment alone as Mr. & Mrs. Moore
(this is one of my all-time favorites)

Our first dance
(trying not to trip over my dress or each other's feet)

On to the honeymoon!
(see the post below for that one) :)

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

New Beginnings

I am officially no longer a "Heine", but now a "Moore" (well, as soon as I figure out how to change my name on everything)...but in theory I am. :) And I am married to the most amazing man - definitely worth the wait!

Just married over 2 1/2 short weeks ago! It was a beautiful wedding and better than I ever anticipated. Though it seemed to go so fast, it almost feels like I showed up, said a few words and left. I wish I had more pictures to post for you, but I'm just going to have to steal a few from facebook friends until we get the ones from the photographer back.
Then I went on the best honeymoon. We went to this little fishing village of Zihuatanejo, Mexico. Our week included a couple massages, a free penthouse upgrade, some horseback riding, getting hit by a hurricane, ATVs, zip lines, a couple boats (which included much needed buckets for the ill) and the best dinner atmosphere and food on the beach each night. I wouldn't mind celebrating every anniversary there. :)

When we arrived back in Houston, Matt was able to take a week off of work and we worked on our first home. Ok, so Matt lived there previous to even meeting me, but he was gracious enough to let me put some personal touches on the place to make it ours. Here are the first couple rooms "re-done". Amazing what a couple coats of paint can do!

Our new dining room set (room not painted...yet:) )

And now next week, I get to head back to Fort Worth to celebrate Caitlin's new beginnings with Karl! Crazy summer...