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Tell All Tuesday!

Hi, Friends! 
It's time for another Tell All Tuesday!! Diana and Jayme have done an amazing job hosting these every week! I haven't forgotten that Jayme nominated me for Lovely Little Blog award, but that will be a separate post. ;)
Today, it's all about a summer memory that we would like to share! I always seem to come back to the end of summer a few years ago when I was hired for my first full-time position right after a trip to Texas for my cousin's wedding. The economy was still on the downturn, and I had interviewed for numerous positions that summer, and was resolved to let God be in control and work as a sub again for the next year and as a charter school teacher part-time. I went to Texas with peace and TRULY enjoyed myself with my family (well, part of my family: my parents and my sister). We flew into San Antonio early in the week to explore, as we would be driving to Abilene for a wedding for the weekend. I LOVED the time spent in San Antonio exploring the Riverwalk, the missions, the Alamo, (we stayed across the street at Hotel Indigo) and the FOOD! We then headed to Abilene with a stop in Fredericksburg for German food and WWII history. We spent a wonderful weekend with family celebrating my cousin Miles and his wedding to Jessica. We hardly ever get to see my dad's side of the family because they are spread out all over the country, and I loved catching up with aunts, uncles, and cousins. After everyone left, we drove back to San Antonio, with a few stops in Austin, Waco (for the Dr. Pepper Museum, naturally), and other fun places in between! We spent a few more days in San Antonio before flying home. Hands down one of my favorite summer memories. I think it had to do with the peace I felt knowing that I no longer "had control" over the next school year. While we were in San Antonio, I was called by 2 more schools for phone interviews and to set up interviews in person. I liked the school I talked to, but knew that the schools would be a 45 minute drive. Once again, I was giving up control to how that would be worked out. Finally, the day we got home, I was in bed because we had taken a red eye flight, and got a call asking if I wanted to interview for a kindergarten position in a town about 10 minutes from home. Of COURSE! I ended up getting the position! I loved this summer memory because I was able to see that sometimes we have to let go of things to truly enjoy other things, like my first trip to Texas. I can't wait to go back, because it is a place that holds a special place in my heart.
The Alamo from our hotel window

The Austin capital

Making our way back to San Antonio

Right at home! :)

Our first FULL day in San Antonio. LOVING it already!

River tour!


13 comments:

  1. Looking back at your photos was so fun! I love looking back at photos - it is one of my favorite things to do! This was such a fun linkup!
    Melissa from Mrs. Dailey's Classroom

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    1. I agree! Thanks for visiting! :)

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  2. I'm glad everything worked out for you! I love the Texas pictures- it is on my list of places to visit soon!

    Deirdre
    Mrs. Garcia's Super Scholars

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    1. You will love it! Just avoid July. It's HOT!

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  3. San Antonio - so hot but so worth it!! Loved your pics!!

    Jessica
    www.prideandprimary.com

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    1. Thanks! After the first day, I stopped blow-drying my hair... No point!!

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  4. San Antonio is a fabulous weekend vacation spot! The best Mexican food I've ever had was there in a little dive. Isn't it amazing that some of our best memories come when our worlds are flipped upside down? Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I love Tex-Mex, too! And the margaritas at Rita's on the Riverwalk! YUM!
      Erin

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  5. It looks like you had such a great time and had the chance to make a lot of wonderful memories! Thank you so much for sharing with us, now I want to go to Texas!! :-)

    Warmest Wishes,
    Erin
    Kindergarten Dragons

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    1. :) You would love it, but I don't know if I would want to go at the END of JULY again! HOT!! I would recommend Spring Break next time. ;)
      Erin

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  6. Hi Erin! Thank you so much for linking up with us! I love your story and the pictures that you shared! It's so true everything always works out in the end and if it doesn't work out, it's not the end! Have a great night!

    Jayme
    Teach Talk Inspire

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  7. Erin, I loved looking through your summer flashback memories. Looks like a great trip! Thanks for linking up with us!

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