Tuesday, June 7, 2011

All for one and all for TEXAS!

Bottom line - probably returning to Texas this July or August. Megan and I are both in agreement that this is probably the best course of action. However, I still don't have a secured position in the Midland/Odessa area. I do, however, have several leads. Besides our home is there - perhaps the number one reason to return - OUR HOME!

It has been an interesting and extremely difficult year. Hard to really explain or put into words. However, I have never forgotten the extreme emotions I felt as I walked out the San Jacinto Junior High doors for the final time. I haven't forgotten the feeling's of abandment when I drove away from my Midland home.

I year later, I look back on "The Decision" with mixed feelings - angery, frustrated, disgusted, horrorified, basically 99 percent pissed off. So here's hoping that returning to Texas is everything we are hoping it will be....our future!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Coming home.....

Today Ryan gave his resignation to MISD here in Midland Texas and accepted the coaching position at Emerald Ridge High School in Puyallup Washington. We are excited to be moving closer to family and friends and can't wait until things will be stable again. We are now in the process of trying to sell our house, finish up the school year and move all in a couple of weeks, so forgive me if I seem a bit frazzled. For all my Washington friends here we come so watch out and for the Texans here, thanks for the memories.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Coming full circle...

Funny how things are sometimes, two years ago I wasn't sure where my life was heading. Megan and I were uncertain about just everything except for the fact we belonged together. I had no job, no prospects and two college degrees. Then an interview and another but still no job. Then one day I received an email that has for certain changed our life and will continue to change it. The contents of the email, a phone number with a name, Coby Harrison, followed by the words "Give him a call, he may have a job for you." For some reason I called. For some reason we had a lengthy conversation about Midland, Texas. For some reason I took the job 48 hours later. Now for some reason Megan and I are back to square one - Texas or Washington.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Washington here we come?

It has been an interesting week or so, Ryan was offered a head JV coaching position in Puyallup which is wonderful but....there's always a but with good news, no teaching job yet, AAAAHHHHHHH!!! At any other time we would have jumped on this but Ryan really has good opportunities here in Texas. Through our prayers we hope to make a decision considering he would have to be there beginning of June, no pressure ;) The thought of being close to family sounds wonderful but the idea of selling our home, not so fun. We'll figure it out and we'll definitely keep everyone posted when our minds are made up. Blog ya later!!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Slackers (#1)

Our little COWGIRL!!! gittyup

Walking a day in sisters shoes, I just thought it was too cute!!

"Wild thing...you make my heart sing...you make everything groovy...wild thing.!!!!"

We can't keep her out of this thing, it's for dolls but she loves it!! Oh well!

Poor guy got the flu and had a massive fever, Bella came home from school and colored this picture for him to feel better. She layed it on his pillow, sang him the song that I sing them when they are going to sleep and he bit the dust. It's moments like these that make everything worth it.

So I realized today that it has been a while (long while) since I have posted and hope that all will be forgiven after this one. Yes Jaz has started walking, running, throwing fits, screaming, talking a bit and being soooo much fun! We've been through lots this past few months, not all fun, but we survived, I'll list a few; hospital with Jaz, Family (mine, Megan) stuff, Bella's first day of school, Ryan's first day of school, we have managed to survive football season so far (but just barely), Jaz had tubes put in her ears and now is a pretty happy and fisty (?) baby, Wyatt has survived being home with mommy all day and all in all we are busy but happy. Hope you've enjoyed the pictures of the kiddos and I'll post some more later!!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Are you every going to walk?

So here in Texas we have been regrouping after our trip back to Washington. Jazlynn has been sick pretty much since we got home and still has no desire to walk or do anything on her own. Bella is getting ready to start school in a week and will be attending the "fine arts academy" with uniforms and everything that she loves put in a school. The only scary thing, for me (mommy) is that she will be in school from 8-5, she's going to be exhausted and I'm really going to miss her. Wyatt is adjusting to the idea that sister won't be here, we'll see how that goes since no one seems to have little boys that are his age. Ryan has started preparing for school and Football of course has already taken over our lives, I just keep telling myself things will get easier someday. As for me I am teaching piano still and staying home with the kiddos. Just thought I would update everyone on life at the Holmstrom's. Missing you all so much!


Thursday, July 16, 2009


It is so hot in Midland. Pretty much going to be in the 100's the rest of July.