Saturday, August 29, 2009

The end of August

I can't believe that August is almost over! If we were up in Ohio, the nights would be cooler, we would have a bonfire going in the backyard, the air conditioners would be taken out of the windows and everybody would start to put away their summer clothes. Here in Houston that is not the case! It is still pretty darn hot down here, with temps in the 90s everyday. For Houstonians, August means one thing: football! The high schoolers start practicing pretty early before their season starts, and all people can talk about is if the Texans will make the playoffs this year. This summer weather will last well into October, with temperatures still in the 70s and 80s for most of the month. It's a beautiful time of year down here, and I am looking forward to it!
Jason and I have been pretty busy lately. As most of you know, we bought a house down here and are closing on September 14th. We have been sorting our things into piles: trash, goodwill, andto keep. The house we are moving into is the same square footage as our house in the Falls, but without a basement or an attic. So, we have to do some major spring cleaning before we move! Our landlords just put our rental house back on the market, so we cleaned the house top to bottom this past week and today, with the help of Holly, we re-landscaped the front yard! Luckily the local garden center was having a 70% off sale and we were able to purchase quite a bit without spending too much money.
I started school last week, and it has been a nice change. I love being in school and learning new things. This semester I am taking Managerial Accounting, an Accounting Lab and Calculus. It should be a challenging, yet rewarding semester. I feel that when I am in school time really flies!
We have been lucky to do a little exploring of the area this summer. We went to Bayou Bend a few weekends ago. It is a large house and gardens right in the heart of downtown. We did not tour the house, but opted to tour the gardens instead to get some ideas for our new home. Unfortunately, not much was in bloom, but it was still nice to be in nature and to getaway from the "concrete jungle" feeling Houston that projects. The pictures I posted with this blog are some that we took at Bayou Bend.
Hopefully if we are not too tired we will take a little drive down to the Gulf tomorrow. There is a town 2 hours south of here called Surfside Beach that we have been meaning to visit. Our neighbors Heath, Katy and Nolan from the Falls have a family beach house down there and always tell us how beautiful it is! If all goes well, tomorrow will be a day of more exploring, sun, and fun! :)

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