Sunday, January 29, 2012

Drew's BIG Exciting News!!!

Get ready to be excited!!

Two years ago, Drew applied to Texas Christian University. (Obviously we were still living in Texas at the time.) He didn't get in. He was sad. I was sad for him. 

Fast forward a year. Drew was getting a little restless with his job and still wanted to go back to school. He decided to give it another whirl. This time he applied to a Communications Masters Program at the University of Texas (at Austin) and Texas A&M. He wasn't accepted into UT and Texas A&M told him they didn't have any funding to offer.

However, around the same time we heard from Texas A&M, Drew also had been offered the job in North Carolina. We had decided to go to North Carolina regardless of what news we heard from Texas A&M. Good thing.

A couple months ago Drew applied to Wake Forest University. He applied to their MBA program. Isn't he a fighter?? He just doesn't know when to quit. Most people would give up but Drew knows how important education is. And he wants to be able to take care of his family in the future.

3 days ago he was told that he was ACCEPTED to Wake Forest!! 


I couldn't be prouder. He is an amazing man, husband, father. 

(Side story: While we were in NC apartment hunting, Drew got chilly. He ran into TJ Maxx and came out with a Wake Forest sweatshirt. Little did he know he'd be associated with them just around a year later!) 

Anyway, yesterday we went and toured the campus (by ourselves. Nothing formal.) It's so pretty! The buildings are WAY prettier than BYU's. While we were there, Drew said. "I feel like I'm cheating on BYU." Haha!!

This is a chapel on campus. Drew's TJ Maxx sweatshirt and a $5 WF hat.

Going crazy!

Some pretty building. I have no idea what it's used for.

This where he'll be taking his classes (we think).

My handsome MBA hubby!

The kids are excited for him, too!

Congrats to Drew!!!

Wake Forest University Facts:
Established: 1834 in Wake Forest, North Carolina. Moved to Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in 1956
Undergraduate students: 4,500
Graduate students: 2,500
Ranking: Top 50 part-time. Top part-time program in North Carolina.
Cost: Way too much money. (It's an investment in your future, right?)
NCAA sports: The Atlantic Coast Conference
Mascot: The Demon Deacon

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

For the love.

It has been FOREVER.

My bad.

Let me tell you about my amazing husband.

He organized our 5-year-anniversary getaway. Isn't he a sweetheart? We went to the Biltmore Estate...which is NUTS and gorgeous all at the same time.

We stayed in a hotel...but we took the kids. Oh well. We made 'em, we might as well be responsible for them. (Although Drew did try to pawn them off to a relative.)

Anyhoo...on to the pictures!

The craziness that was our hotel room
I was so excited to be at the gorgeous Biltmore!
Outside of the was a little chilly
I told you I was excited!
Drew just wanted to copy me.
Look at our baby model.
Lukie with the Biltmore Christmas Tree
Family Shot!
I love this night shot.

And now for the Christmas pics:

Let me tell you about our crazy Christmas. We have church at 8:30, so Drew and I got up super early to get ready. We ate cinnamon rolls that I had made the day before and made the finishing touches on the kids gifts. Luke woke up first and was able to open ALL his presents before Gracie got up. We videotaped them opening their presents...crazy parents. We went to church (which was only an hour that day) and then we came home, changed clothes, packed the car, and headed for Drew's uncle's house, which is 2 hours away. We got to their house around 2 or so. We had a great time there and ate amazing food but we had to leave fairly quickly because we had to get to our hotel (to see the Biltmore) so that I could hop on Skype to talk to my little brother who lives in the Philippines (missionary). Phew! Craziness!

We lined up Luke's cars from his bedroom door to his presents :)

Our Christmas Sunshine!
Luke got a REAL train to go around the tree, courtesy of his Great-Grandparents Free
Luke with his loot
Gracie's presents
Christmas Cuties!
She's so pretty.
Okay, I'm caught up through Christmas. Next post will be more recent news/pictures!