Monday, June 23, 2014

Anticipating Texas

Good morning!

Obviously I have not been very present lately. It's because my husband and I are having a fabulous last summer together before he starts school in less than a month. Wow! We are so excited to take this next step in life and embark on an adventure. We are verrry sad to be leaving behind all the people we love (although we have siblings that already left for Paris and Zambia. <-- We miss them, too). Nevertheless, we look forward to meeting our neighbors and making new friends. We will make special efforts to keep the fire of our present friendships burning strong. After all, we know some really great people.

One thing I am looking forward to is {hopefully} the time and opportunity to pursue new hobbies. I looove immersing myself in a new passion until I feel like I have a rudimentary grasp on it. On the list for the foreseeable future are gardening and sewing... Oh my gosh, I am so excited. I really have no idea how to do either of these. Well, I did take a TLC class in middle school where I sewed a small pillowcase. I missed the seam almost all the way around and sewed through some wrinkles, so...

As for gardening, we just applied for an apartment and I really have no idea what kind of earthy resources I have to work with in College Station. Who knows?

Lately, I have been doing several one-year photo shoots. I love one-year-olds. They are great! Here are some little previews. By the way, you can check out my photography and rates on my blog or Facebook page.

Well, we are really looking forward to what lies ahead. Love you all. :)

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Applying for Jobs (I.e., blogging about it instead)

I love me a good interview. Is that weird? I really love applying a primer under my makeup, ironing outfits, printing things out, and wearing pretty shoes.

Conversely, applying for jobs is a mildly frustratingly nerve-wracking event. Every time. Somehow, I forget all my good graces when I'm filling out applications and imagine myself as this slow-typing (60 wpm. I don't even know if that' good or not), credentials-needing, luster-lacking child.

Here's the thing, I've never done drugs, I have a degree from a competitive university, and I have great communication skills. I love people and I am passionate about my assignments. However, I don't imagine those qualifications cutting it compared to the things I lack. These include a marketable degree, Jeff's cumulative GPA (summa cum laude, what, what?), or a passion for accounting or data-entry or even stuffing envelopes (trust me, I've been there).

You know, for the first time in my life (sad), I am donning my big-girl pants and applying for full-time jobs. I can do it! Really, I know I can. It's just a little disheartening to not be a mechanic or nurse or IT person right now. The pickings [online] are a little slim for a girl like me. On the bright side, if I find a job at Jeff's school I might just cut his tuition in half, so...

I know that I'll miss 100 percent of the shots I don't take (butchered sports analogy courtesy of Claire Falco). I guess it's time to wrap up this little distraction and get back to applying then. Feed the family, feed the family..

Anyone else in my shoes? Let me know what's working/has worked for you in the comments below.

Keep on keeping on. I'll pray for you if you pray for me. Half kidding-- no, not kidding. You know what? Let's do that! :)

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Regular Life

I am committed to posting regularly whether some med-school related thing has happened or not. As it goes, today no med-school related thing has happened, besides, perhaps that it was the last day that we could get accepted to other Texas schools.

Apparently, if you are accepted into a Texas med school other Texas schools cannot accept you after June 1. We are content with that. Seriously, A&M is going to be super awesome! I get more excited every day.

Aside from that, today was very fun. I got to see my beautiful friend Jessica at her twin baby shower. :) She is so lovely! I mean, check out that bump:

 Her sister-in-law bought a new puppy that day. They named him Loki and he was so cute!

After the shower, Michelle, my mother-in-law, and I went shopping at a great boutique in Draper and I got a new statement necklace for $4.99 and a dress for $3.00. Not bad. The dress is still in the bag, but the necklace got some action at my cousin's graduation party tonight. :) It's featured below in this cute shot along with my sweet cousin Zoie. We're BFFs. 

While I'm at it, let's just talk about how gorgeous my cousins are! Great genetics, guys. :)

Dang, these kids are cute!

The graduation party was great. It was wonderful, but the wind destroyed a couple mason jars and picture frames so we moved the party inside Natalie's super cute house.

 Beautiful graduates Vanessa and Asia. All the little details were incredible. Shout out to Manjanique, Natalie and everyone else who made it a fantastic party!!