Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Onions, Art, and Cupcakes

I took a break from the blogging world for the past several days, but I'm back now! I'm determined to keep this thing going! What's the latest in the Sanchez household? Well, last week Silverio and I celebrated 2 months of marriage. It's hard to believe it has already been that long. We still look at each other sometimes and say, "wow-we're married!". We've decided that for our first year of marriage we are going to celebrate our anniversary each month on the 21st or as close to the 21st as possible. Our 1 month anniversary was spent at Bed, Bath & Beyond buying some things left on our registry, and going to see the movie, Midnight in Paris. The movie was fantastic and would be greatly appreciated by Great Gatsby lovers and the like!

For our 2 month anniversary we decided to check out this cafe that Silverio had seen one of his friends "check in" to. The cafe is called Onion Creek. It is actually apart of The Creek Group which is a group of restaurants in The Heights. Each restaurant focuses on different types of cuisines. Onion Creek sells sandwiches, flatbreads, wraps and the like. I got the hummus wrap and thoroughly enjoyed it. The atmosphere is very laid back and there is free wi-fi. It is safe to say the Sanchez's will be back again! After eating lunch, we made our way to the Houston Museum of Fine Arts. We spent a couple hours looking at the various displays, and tried our best to retain something that we read/saw. Needless to say, I can't remember much about the paintings. I'm more into the performing arts than the visual arts. When we finished up at the museum we decided to checkout a local cupcake place I had found online called, Sugarbaby's. I had been wanting to find a delicious cupcake place since we moved here, and Sugarbaby's was only a few miles away from the museum. We walked in the door and I immediately was impressed with the decor. It was set up as a parlor and the colors were fun! After seeing the decor, my eyes immediately went to the cupcake case and found there to be only 4 flavors left. What?! How can a cupcake place only have 4 flavors left? Silverio ended up getting a hummingbird cupcake (pineapple, banana, pecans) and I got a red velvet one. I tried to brush off my disappointment with the lack of flavors, and eagerly sat down on a stool to devour my cupcake. The cupcake looked great, but it was d-r-y. It didn't taste bad, but it was not worth the $3.50. I was hoping the cupcake would be as delicious as Mr. Cupcakes or Stuffed Cupcake back in New Jersey, but sadly it didn't compare at all. We are still on the lookout for a sensational cupcake place! Perhaps that will be a mission we'll take on for our 3 month anniversary!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Every Season has its Reason(s)

So when I thought about starting this blog, I promised myself I wasn't going to put any pressure on myself to fit a certain pair of "blogging shoes". There are so many people out there that are known for their hilarious, entertaining, informative, profound etc. blog posts. Usually I am the type to want to fit into one of those categories, but frankly that's not going to work. I am going to blog about whatever I want, whenever I want. Who cares what people think and who knows if anybody is really reading this thing anyway? I'm just going to write about life. Some posts may be more profound or funnier than others, but I'm just gonna let that happen naturally. Isn't that the best way to live anyways? Why should we be so concerned with fitting into a cookie cutter shape? We are all very unique. Yes, I believe that we were all made in the image of God, but not one of us is the same. So here's to blogging what's on my matter how serious or not serious it is!

You can see from the picture that I have included in this post that I have started a new job. Yes, I am working at Starbucks. I just completed my first week of training and have one week of training left to go. Am I thrilled about the fact that I am making coffee every day instead of teaching precious children? Honestly, no. My passion for teaching is just bubbling up inside, but unfortunately there are very little teaching opportunities where we are living right now. My goal is to have my own classroom by Fall of 2012. I was getting very down on myself for not being able to find a teaching job and for working at Starbucks instead. Someone said something to me that I already knew, but definitely needed to be reminded of. There is a reason for every season. We may not know the reason(s) right away, but they are there. It is up to us to be actively seeking God's will for our lives and how He desires to you us where we are. I strongly feel called to teach, but those doors have not been opened for me yet here in Texas. The door for Starbucks did open however and I must not take that lightly. The economy is still not in a great state and finding any kind of job is challenging. I must look at this job at Starbucks as a blessing for now. Just because I'm not in a classroom, does not mean the Lord isn't going to use me. Let's not box the Lord in, Lindsay! He is able to work in and through us in ways that we really could never imagine. Yes, I am working with coffee, but I am also constantly interacting with people - my coworkers and customers. If I allow God to use me as a vessel, this job could really be a ministry opportunity too. Every customer and coworker that walks through the doors has a story. I would love to contribute to their stories and demonstrate the love of God to every person I come into contact with. May God use me in this season of my life, and may God reveal to me the reason(s) for this season.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

So this is the third time I have started a blog. Hopefully, I will be much better at keeping up with this one! I feel as though people usually start blogs when they are beginning a new chapter in life. This applies to me big time right now seeing as I just graduated college, got married and moved to Texas all within the last 2 1/2 months!
I'm hoping this blog will provide a fun way for me to reflect on my life's journeys and will be a good way for family and friends to know what's happening in my life.
The past couple of months have been busy, busy, busy. Silverio and I have been unpacking and setting up our house along with starting new youth programs at church, and just getting used to living with another person : )
Our house is finally starting to look like a home! We've made some great progress with the rooms in our house. We just have the guest room and guest bathroom to set up. We better hurry with those rooms soon though, because my parents will be coming to visit in about a month and a half! It will be great to show them our place and show them a little bit of Texas livin'.
Well that's all for now. Hopefully another post will make an appearance soon!