Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Our New House!

Today we finally signed. It has been a crazy adventure, that is just now beginning. Our realtor gave us this beautiful wall decoration as a house warming gift. She has been so great to work with. Here we are at the front of our house. 

 I've been waiting for this moment for a long time. :)

 My Mom brought us dinner at the house. Sadly, Thomas had to leave to Louisiana for work, and couldn't stay long. After he left my mom and I shampooed the carpets and did other cleaning. We plan to return there tomorrow. 

May God bless our home and all that enter.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Happy Birthday Thomas!

This past weekend, we celebrated Thomas's birthday. It's the first birthday that I got to spend with him without me being out of the country or us being busy. It was a nice day. We slept in, went to a coffee shop, dropped in on some friends, and went to my parents house for a great dinner of brisket and potatoes. 

Happy birthday my amazing, caring, handsome hubby! 
We spent the day outside. The weather was beautiful.  

 The chickens and peacocks are doing great. 

My dad and some of the boys worked on this ramp for the birds to go on. 

We've been raking a lot of leaves, and that means doing a lot of fires. Even Dennis has learned how to man the fire.

Alex spends a lot of time with the animals, and they love the attention. 
The new closing date is this Wednesday. They say that nothing can change this one unless the title company burns down between now and then. I'm trusting it will end up closing, and spent the day calling the utilities to have them turned on this Wednesday. It has been a long process, but I'm super excited. 

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Happy Halloween!

For Halloween this year, we didn't do much. It was a cold and rainy day. Thankfully, our church did a fun fall fest indoors. We went to that for about an hour, and then got pizza for dinner. 

 A couple days before Halloween, we carved pumpkins. I hope you all had a great day!
Sadly, our house hasn't closed yet. The new date is this Friday. We are hoping that it all works out since we pretty much already have everything packed. 

Sunday, October 22, 2017


Here we are getting ready to walk into the house right after we found out it was ours. 

 Signing some papers inside our soon to be home. Right now it looks like we'll be closing the first week in November. It's been crazy lately. Thomas is traveling for work, and has been gone for 3 weeks. Hopefully he'll be back for closing, but right now we don't know. Please pray that he is able to be here, and has safe travels. 

We went to the beach a couple weeks ago. Good friends of ours from California that moved to Texas met us there. It was so nice and relaxing. 

Nolan was fearless in the water, and loved boogie boarding. 

Natalie loved being in the water. It was so much fun watching her laugh and smile. 

We found so many interesting rocks and shells. 

The boys played countless games of Spikeball. 

 I'm slowly packing up the apartment. It's exciting, but stressful at the same time. 

 While Thomas is gone, I've been staying at my parents house. One morning I came into the kitchen and Oliver was sitting here waiting for someone to open his yogurt. He is such a little ham. 

 He was taking a nap today after church. I don't know how he was able to sleep in this position. 

Midterms are finally over. I had three multiple choice finals, and one 1000 word essay final. I spent almost all day yesterday writing it. Not fun. I felt so relieved after I hit submit. 

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Drum Roll Please.......

Thomas and I bought a house! If we are so blessed, he'll be carrying me over the threshold October 31st, just in time for our first trick-o-treaters. After looking at probably 20 homes, we couldn't be more pleased with the one we found. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, gorgeous kitchen, office, big trees, 2 car garage, good sized laundry room, covered porch with fan, are just some of the things that we love about this home. The neatest thing was opening the pocket door in the kitchen and finding that an entire side was chalkboard, and the previous owner left us a beautiful message. In fact, Thomas saw my excitement, and put an offer on it before he even saw it himself, keeping up with the Reed tradition as my dad bought our Texas home with just my mom seeing it. Please pray that the paperwork, inspections, and all the other stuff go smoothly. 

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Dinner with Parents

The other night, Thomas and I invited my parents over for dinner. We made fried chicken, mashed potatoes, roasted broccoli, cream corn, and homemade bread. It was such a nice time together. 
We have exciting news to share coming soon!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Lake Fun

Before my wedding, we went to the lake with the friends and family in town. We went to Martin Creek Lake again, which is our favorite lake.

 Rebecka and Sveta going for a ride

Daddy and Oliver saying hi

 Paul and Antoine canoeing

 Jump Dennis!

 Go Nolan!

The kids love exploring on this little island. It's a little tricky to stand up on though.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Our Honeymoon

For our honeymoon, Thomas and I went to the Pine Creek Country Inn in Nacogdoches. It was such a beautiful place and the people were so friendly. While there, we went ziplining at Zip Nac. It had four different lines, and a bridge. We had a great time. 

On another day, we went to the Splash Kingdom water park. The day we wanted to go, the park was closed because of rain, so we went to a museum instead. I got a really good deal on Groupon. We spent about 4 hours at the park, mostly in the lazy river. 

The Inn was really nice with a bunch of trails, and a lake. We enjoyed walking around. There also was a swimming pool and a jacuzzi. 

Skeet shooting was probably our favorite part. Our instructor was a lot of fun. Thomas has shot multiple times, but me not so much. We each shot 50 times, and he hit the target 35 times. I hit the target 4 times, and that was at the very end. 

While in Nacogdoches, we tried a couple restaurants: Clear Springs Restaurant, Auntie Pasta's, and Butcher Boys. 

These onion rings were delicious!

Overall, we had an amazing, romantic trip. :)