Saturday, August 7, 2010

New Beginnings

July was a busy month! We finished out our jobs in Norman and Cacey finished his classes for grad school. We made the big move down to San Antonio last Saturday, and have had a busy but fun first week!
Cacey was busy getting his classroom ready and attending new teacher orientation this week. He met the rest of his team that he'll be working with this year. Everyone has been so friendly and have really made us feel at home! Cacey just left this morning for their staff retreat in Comfort, TX. Please be praying for him as he continues to plan for this year. He has been given lots of information in a short amount of time and is still trying to process/remember everything. He loves ISA so far and is really excited about teaching there!
I have been getting our "boarding room" at my parents' house organized and looking homey. We've looked at some houses with my mom and found a few that we are interested in. I've been assisting my mom with realtor things this week and having a blast spending time with her!
It still feels like we're just visiting, and I'm sure it will take a while for i
t to feel like this is our home. As many of you know, we love to find new places to eat/hang out and we have found 2 already that I didn't even know about. One is called Local Coffee and it is great! (Kind of like Gray Owl for your Norman peeps) We also went to The Cove last night which was incredible. It is very "Austinesque" (I just invented a word), with lots of yummy organic food (including the best sweet potatoe fries ever!!), and live music!
So far we are loving San Antonio! Come visit us!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Anniversary Trip and a Little More!

We were able to take a week off of work to go down to Austin/San Antonio for our anniversary! It was great to get away and spend some quality time together before the craziness of July begins.

Cacey was also able to meet with his principal and the dean of curriculum to get lots of books so that he can start planning his lessons for next year. He is really excited but also a little overwhelmed about how much he needs to do before school begins. He is getting ready to start his last round of classes for grad school which is very exciting!

I was able to interview with San Antonio Christian Schools (my alma mater) while I was down there about a Bible position. I wasn't offered the job because I don't have any formal Bible training. It was a really good for me to see if it would be something I would be interested in doing in the future. Right now I'm considering subbing while we adjust and look for a house.

God has been so faithful to us in all of these big decisions. He has clearly opened and closed doors for us which is what we've been asking Him to do.
Our last day of work will be July 23 and then we will make the big move August 3. Please be praying for us as we prepare for this transition, that it would go smoothly and that we would continue to see God at work in all of it. Also pray that we will continue to be faithful during our last month in Norman, and that we would get to spend good time with friends and family while we can!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Big Changes

So, as many of you heard via facebook, Cacey was offered two jobs in San Antonio on Thursday!! He decided to take the job at the magnet school (International School of the Americas). He will be teaching Pre-Calc and AP Calc. We are so excited about this job because it's exactly the content that Cacey wanted to teach and in an awesome school that fits his teaching philosophy! He will need to be there August 6 for a staff retreat and orientation. We are planning on moving down there throughout July and plan to move permanently August 2 or 3. If you want to learn more about Cacey's school go here :

It has been so neat to see how God answered our prayers specifically and in big ways! He truly did more than we could ever imagine! We are house-hunting right now and are going to try to find something before we move down there.

I am currently job-searching. I really have no idea what I want to do, so I'm up for anything.

We are so so so excited about these changes and know that God will be faithful through it all. We will definitely miss our friends and favorite places in Norman, but we are excited about making more friends and finding new places in San Antonio!

Thanks everyone whose been praying with us about this! God is good!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Update on Life

Hey friends!!

Sorry it's taken me so long to update this...I forgot our login info and had to figure out how to find it. It has been an extremely busy semester for us!

Cacey just finished his spring classes and will start summer classes with a weekend class starting today. He will finish all his coursework at the end of July and will work on his thesis during the fall semester. He is currently searching for teaching jobs in Texas. He has applied all over the place and had an interview in Argyle, TX last Monday. It went really well so we are just waiting to hear back. For those of you who have no idea where Argyle's about 5 miles south of Denton and 30 min north of Fort Worth. We really like the area and know of lots of great churches around there. He was also called for another interview in Millsap, TX which is close to Mineral Wells, about 45 min. from Fort Worth. We aren't as excited about this one because it is in the middle of nowhere, TX, but we'll see what happens.

God has really been teaching us a lot this semester about trusting Him and remembering that he has a perfect plan for our lives! We are super excited about this new stage we will be entering but are really trying to focus on where God has us right now as well.

I'm still working at OU which has been good and hard. Many of you know that I don't really enjoy what I do, but I do love being on campus. God has been teaching me that I won't find joy or contentment in my job or anything else except for Him...I feel like this is a life-long lesson for me.

We ran the OKC 1/2-marathon at the end of April which was lots of fun! It was our second one to run together and we're planning on running the SA 1/2 in November again. Running has really been a great thing for us to do as a couple. It gives us great time to talk!

We are definitely going to be better about updating that I know how to login! :)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

End of Semester 1

Well, the semester has officially ended for us. Cacey finished up his last final on Tuesday and is anxiously awaiting his grades to come in before Christmas. Since we haven't updated in a while, I'll give you a good synopsis of how the semester went and where we're headed.It went well. It went quickly.I'm still working at the Bursar's office at OU and I'm about to finish my Nutrition class on Thursday. Cacey finished semester 1 and is at the half-way point in his degree. He's still working at Starbucks and likes it. We've been really busy, but we're thankful for a nice break to regroup and to start preparing for next semester.Some new hobbies we've picked up along the way: Latte art, banjo pickin', photography, making espresso at home, and running marathons.We ran in the San Antonio 1/2 Marathon in November. It was really fun and festive. There's nothing quite like running along with mariachi bands!Next semester we are going to be taking more classes, but I think we might have to drop a few of the extracurricular stuff in order to alleviate some of the business. We'll see if that happens or not... Thanks for all your support!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Back to School!!

Well Cacey and I have officially survived our first week of classes and are now in week 2! I am loving my Nutrition class! I feel like I have finally found something that interests and excites me. I always look forward to going to class and actually enjoy the assigments we're given. I definitely feel like an over-achiever because I actually do the assignments when we receive them and read the book! I'm also taking Psychology which isn't quite as exciting, but not too bad overall. It has been so fun to take classes again and I can't wait to see where this leads me.
Cacey's classes are much harder than mine (not hard to imagine since he is a math ed grad student) :0). One of his prof's told the class that they would need to spend 8-10 hours each week on homework in order to do well. Needless to say Cacey is enjoying his classes, but a little worried about all the outside work.
This new stage has definitely been an adjustment for us. While it's been really fun and exciting, it's also caused us to take a closer look at how we're spending our time so that we can not only do well in our classes but also maintain relationships with friends, each other, and most importantly with Jesus!
Please be praying for us as we continue to learn how to live well in this place we're in. Keep us updated on your lives too!

Monday, August 17, 2009

So it's been a while since we last posted. Work has been crazy recently due to the fact that they remodeled our entire office. We finally got our new desks last week so now I'm playing catch-up. Classes start a week from today!
I have been trying to decide how I feel about all the new changes going on right now, and I think that I'm excited but also anxious about everything that's going on. I am looking forward to taking classes and I think that I will feel much better after I get a routine established. Cacey is excited about this fall and looking forward to learning lots about math...this is still foreign to me.
My little (big) brother, Mark, just moved to college yesterday! He is a freshman at ACU. It makes me feel really old now that he is starting college and it brings back lots of memories! We are planning on visiting him sometime in September to see what life in Abilene is like.
This summer has really flown by! We've had so much going on between working, classes, and just living life. We are really looking forward to this semester even though it will be an adjustment. We know that God will teach us great things and pray that we will continue to grow closer to Him and each other during this new chapter. Keep us in your prayers!