Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Spokes and Weavers

Relief, the exam is over!! (for now) whoo hoo! So Aaron and I are both in Memphis now for the rest of the week soaking up as much time as possible with family and friends. My mother-in-law made her famous Snow on the Mountain dish for dinner which was de-lish! Too bad Aaron missed it.. we saved him some though. :) After church I got to go out with some of my long-time and dearest friends. We just went to Chili's and had dessert, but it was so awesome to spend time with everyone. I sure do miss our times together, which seems to be less and less as we are all growing up, getting jobs, spending holidays with significant others, etc... Hopefully we will be able to have our annual Christmas get together/reunion before the craziness starts all over again.

On another note, I put some of my crafty skills (what little I have anyways) to use a few weekends ago and tried my hand at basket making. My aunt gets together with some friends from work and others every once in a while and makes baskets, so I decided to join in on a beginners class. I think mine turned out quite well for a beginner. It definitely has some rough spots though. Guess I'll have to give it another shot sometime...

Here are a few pictures of the work in progress:

Let the holidays begin!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Such a Nightmare...

Well… it’s been awhile since I last posted and with good reason. I am currently trying (not sure how well it is going) to conqueror my worst nightmare.. the CPA exam. This thing has been looming over me for way too long and it’s about time I get it knocked out!! I only wish there were more hours in the day and that I could function on 3 hours of sleep or none at all. However, that doesn’t seem to be how my life operates. It seems that I am sleepier than usual which makes studying so much more of a challenge. I have refused to do any cooking for the past 2 weeks so Aaron and I have been living off leftovers, take out, pizza, etc… all the good stuff. One of these days I’ll get back into running and cooking but for now it’s just bad-for-me food, lots of studying, lots of caffeine, and no exercise.

This week I have been lucky to be able to work in Franklin. I am always willing to have a client out here. I love being near my aunt and my wonderful husband. I always wanted to be able to go to lunch with Aaron and this week would have been perfect except… now we have a puppy. Aaron goes home on his lunch break to check on Newton and grab a quick snack so we aren’t able to go out to eat. I was able to go home on Tuesday with him, so that was nice. Today I was able to have lunch with my aunt at Steak ‘N Shake!! I always enjoy being able to spend time with her even if it’s only for a short while.

However, lunch is also where reality started to sink in. I started thinking about the test and how important it is for me to pass because if I don’t then I could lose my FAR credit.. which would be horrible.. and then I could lose my BEC credit.. which is also horrible. My brain was in overdrive and I was sent into a sudden panic. I became a bit jittery and it was so difficult for me to focus on anything else. I just wanted to whip out my note cards and start studying at work. Hopefully tonight I will be able to crank out some good studying and calm myself down a little bit. It just seems that no matter how much I study for this test, I’m never going to understand it enough to pass. I guess we’ll see….

Anyways, here’s to a hopefully productive weekend of studying…

On a good note, once this exam is done on Tuesday I will be able to enjoy my holidays worry free. Aaron and I are spending Thanksgiving in Memphis with the fams (however, it is specifically the Howell’s year) and will be traveling to Florence, AL on T-day. I am so excited about our double-date night with Andrew and Krystle, spending time with Maggie who I miss soooo much it makes me want to cry, spending time with our wonderful families, making crafts, sleeping in, and of course eating lots of great food.

So here I go...

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Our little chore...

So Aaron and I got a new little (and by little, I really mean big) chore this weekend. We got a precious little cockapoo. We named him Newton after the great Sir Isaac Newton of course. Aaron wanted to name him Isaac, but I wasn't digging the old man name. We absolutely love him. He's been so much fun so far. We are still having to work real hard to get him trained and I am sure that it's going to last for awhile, but he is doing great. He definitely adds constant entertainment to our lives.
My little cousin, James came over to meet the puppy and he was so ecstatic about Newton. They became instant friends. Funny story... when James heard that we had gotten a "child" he responded with, "That's not fair! They're supposed to love me!" haha what a ham.

Twist & Shout

I know this is a little late.. but I needed to share some Halloween pictures! This year Aaron and I dressed up to represent the Twister game. It was quite cute, especially for finding out the day before that we were going to a costume party. The Moltz were having a big 'ole get together in which they announced there was a bun in the oven via their costumes.. check it out below. How cute!! There were a lot of fun and clever costumes.. along with some very disturbing ones.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Pumpkin Pie

So Aaron and I carved our pumpkin that we got at the Honeysuckle Hill Farm and I think it turned out awesome! Enjoy!

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