Friday, December 08, 2006


Over Thanksgiving LB got a dog. His name is Nick and he is wonderful. She is in Panama right now, so Julia & I are taking care of him. He is pretty playful, he likes to take naps under the bed, and he LOVES to be petted. Here is a picture from when LB took him to the Christmas tree farm with her family. I haven't taken any pictures with my own camera, maybe I will soon and show you how cute he looks in his little coat!

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Christmas Parties A Plenty

Last night began my stream of Christmas parties. We had our community group party. We decorated cookies and drank hot chocolate and had a lot of fun. I feel like we're finally getting to where we are really a group. It's really fun to see friendships forming! In the next 2 weeks I have a student ministries party, a work party, a party with old work friends, and a party with my 7th grade girls. Such a busy time of year!

I attempted to start my Christmas shopping on Monday when I had the day off, but needless to say, there were several things including me locking my keys in my car, that kept me from getting much done. Hopefully I can find another not too crowded day to attack the rest of my shopping!

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Catching Up!

So sorry I haven't updated in a while. I have been out of town every weekend for a while and it just got me a little behind. Since I last blogged, I have been to Florida to see Sarah compete in an Ironman, home for Darby's wedding, to a girl's retreat and then home for Thanksgiving. It's been a little busy, but lot's of fun. Here's some pictures from everything I've been up to.

Michelle, Emily, Sarah, Nat, and Me

Me & Darby before the wedding

Thanksgiving with the Family

Our yearly attempt at a Christmas card picture. Aren't we cute? :)

Monday, October 23, 2006

I love the trees!

This weekend I went to Pine Cove on a retreat with all our junior high kids. We headed to east Texas with 3 charter buses full of junior highers! We had a lot of fun. My whole group went, which rarely happens, so I really enjoyed getting to spend time with my girls. I loved being back at Pine Cove - it's really beautiful out there in east Texas!

Tori, me Maddie, Maddie, Amanda - My whole group!

One of my girls ziplining.

Maddie & Maddie before ziplining

Me & Maddie

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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

State Fair Fun

One of the perks of my new job is Fair Day. Yes, that's right, I got paid to go to the State Fair with all of my coworkers. I had never been before, so it was super exciting for me. I had a Fletcher's corn dog and a funnel cake - SO good. I didn't venture into the crazy fried things, I decided to stick with the things I knew I would like. It was just a great day to get to know some of my coworkers that I didn't know very well at all. We went to the bird show and rode some rides; it was overall a pretty fun day!

As for a job update - it's going well. I know I will be glad when I'm not so new and don't have to be told how to do everything, but I also know that I will get there. Thank goodness! I still absolutely love working with the people I do - it is such an encouraging work place. There are also things like staff prayer every Tuesday morning that make me feel like I'm not even at work.

This weekend I'm headed to Pine Cove with my 7th grade girls. It will be a great time, full of fun and hyperactive junior high kids! It's a jam packed weekend of activities, but it is such great time for small groups to bond. I love it! I will definitely put up pictures when I get back!

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

First Week

At the request of Emily I will update you on my new job. I started on Monday after 4 wonderful days off. Last week was amazing just to catch up on life, get to hang out with my 7th grade small group, and see friends. It was so refreshing.

The new job is going great. It's very different than what I did at PwC, but I think it's going to be really interesting once I get the hang of things a little more. Most of all, I love the atmosphere. The people I work with are great. It's so different to be here. Yesterday we had staff prayer - I felt more like I was at a bible study than at work. And even though I work on the business side of things, it's really neat to be in this atmosphere and just to be a part of a ministry that I love.

Anyway - you will get more updates as I settle in. Thank you for all your prayers in this process. I feel very blessed.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Launch Retreat

For Labor Day weekend I went a young adults retreat with my church at Pine Cove. Even though it wasn't my usual favorite thing to do - because it involved getting out of my comfort zone a lot more than I would like - I ended up having a lot of fun. There were a lot of team games - which means I got to play a significant amount of volleyball, which means I have been a bit sore this week! The speakers were great - I always enjoy our pastor, and I'll jump on any oppurtunity to hear Matt Chandler speak! I'm excited about showing up to more young adult things at church now because I'll actually know some more people.

My possible favorite part of the weekend was just getting to be outside. East Texas is absolutely georgous with the trees and the weather cooled off just right. It was so nice to be out of the city and just enjoy the outdoors!

My student ministries girls
Bridget, Melissa, Katie, Sarah
Amanda, Lindsey, Me, Abby, Brooke

Me & LB

The beautiful trees & lake

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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

My New Job!

Wow - it's exciting to type those words. I didn't think it would ever happen. After I finish up my September 15th deadline here at PwC, I will start work as the accountant for Watermark Community Church. There are so many things that are truly amazing about the way this has worked out. I didn't even have to go looking, it just fell in my lap. It's been amazing to see how God has worked out all the little details through it all. Some of the things that I am most excited about are:

- working in an encouraging environment with other believers!
- wearing jeans, flips flops, and t-shirts to work.
- working less than 5 minutes from my apartment - no more traffic!
- already knowing so many people there, so much less awkwardness for the first day!
- so much more time to spend with friends, my 7th grade girls, and other people.
- and working a normal schedule!!!!!!!!

This weekend I'm headed to a young adults retreat at Pine Cove. I think it's going to be a great time to hang out with some single student ministries girls and make some great new friends.

Thursday, August 24, 2006


My new-found discovery is that every time I talk to someone I was in accounting classes with at Baylor, it seems like I hear about someone new leaving the Big 4 or planning their escape. It's pretty exciting to see everyone's next phase of life. I mean, we all knew it would happen. Not many people go into public accounting planning on staying for forever, it's just been different than most of us thought. As I sat at lunch with some of my girlfriends downtown yesterday and discussed our misconceptions and plans for getting out, it was just exciting to me to see how God uses the year or two that He puts us there to grow us and put us through the ringer, but then gives us things that are so much better. I can't wait to see and tell you what God has for me next!

This weekend Melissa was in town from Houston and we got to go to the lake. It was great to get to hang out and spend time outside on the water :) This is all of us on the boat!

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Thursday, August 10, 2006

Nothing too exciting...

Nothing too exciting here, I just thought I should update you all on what's going on in my life a little. It's been a great couple of weeks since I've been back from New Orleans. Despite some super long hours at work I've managed to go to the lake, hang out with my roommate & her parents, get some good quality Michelle time in, and get a new haircut. I will have to take a picture of the new haircut soon & get it up here.

God is teaching me so much lately about where I am and the people around me. I was talking to my mom last night about the crazy world I've been thrown into since I graduated from Baylor, and looking back, I don't think I'd trade it. As miserable as it is most days, there are some great relationships that have come out of this place and if God has allowed me to touch just one life while I've been here, then that is so worth all the hours, all the tears, and all the heartache.

My parents & my sister are coming on Saturday on their way through from College Station to Amarillo and I am super excited about getting to hang out with them. I love getting to have my family here.

Monday, July 31, 2006

Gutting houses...with junior high kids

This last week I went with my junior high kids from church down to New Orleans. We spent 3 days gutting houses, and it was the most rewarding experience I've had in a long time. It was really amazing to see these kids work so hard and selflessly serve these people. I think it's amazing how much I learn whenever I set out to serve others.

Our first house to gut!

Amanda & Madison - 2 of my small group girls

In front of the pile of stuff at our 3rd house.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2006


You are not a god created, by human hands,
You are not a god dependent, on any mortal man.
You are not a god in need of, anything we can give.
By your plan, that's just the way it is.

You are God alone, from before time began,
You were on Your throne, You were God alone
And right now in the good times and bad,
You are on Your throne, You are God alone.

You're unchangeable, You're unshakeable,
You're unstopable, that's what You are.

You're the only God whose power none can contend.
You're the only God whose name and praise will never end.
You're the only God who's worthy of everything we can.
You are God, that's just the way it is.

I was standing in church a couple of weeks ago as we were singing the words to this song thinking about how amazing it is that our God is unchangeable. No matter how much craziness and change is going on in our little lives, God is there and He is constant. I am so humbled by that in this phase of life where everything seems to be so up in the air. I am so thankful that I worship a God who doesn't change and whose truth for my life remains the same through it all!

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Ode to Natalie

One of my dearest, and most wonderful friends is embarking on a wonderful adventure tomorrow. Miss Natalie is moving to Nashville! I have to admit, part of me is jealous that she is stepping out & being so adventurous. I know God is going to do some really excited things. Of course, she will be missed here in our neck of the woods, but that just means that there are many trips to Nashville in my future! Watch out Nashville - here's what you have coming!

Friday, June 23, 2006

Getting in Shape

So, since I moved to my new apartment I've been considering buying a bike because we have these great bike trails and I have all these friends who have bikes who I could ride with. Wednesday at work we got this email saying that everyone was getting an extra $500 in their paycheck because it's the end of our year. I decided it was time to buy the bike. This is my bike - I think, or the closest I could find to it on the internet:

Last night I took it out for a test short test run, even though all my bike friends are out of town or studying, and it was so much fun. I haven't ridden a bike in so long, but I like it so much better than running! I think I might actually be able to work on getting myself some exercise....what a concept!

Thursday, June 15, 2006

What a Trip!

I am, unfortunately, back from Maui now and it's back to the real world. Sarah and I had a great time. For those of you who don't know, I traveled with my dear friend Sarah Sherman for her job, and it was absoutely wonderful and relaxing. The plane ride there & back was my least favorite part, but I can endure that for a real vacation from work! We got in Friday afternoon and she did some work and I just relaxed and then we went out to dinner with some of her triathlon participants. That is where we saw this fabulous sunset. On Saturday Sarah had a little work to do, so I layed on the beach (I mean, someone has to do it). Then that afternoon we drove into Lahaina'i to do some shopping and some more touristy things. We walked around and did some shopping and ate at one of Sarah's favorite Maui restaurants. It was a really neat island town (in the picture below). Sunday was race day, so Sarah had to work that day. I lazed by the pool for most of the day . That night we went to the victory party for the triathalon. It was really fun to get to see what Sarah does when she's at events.

Me & Sarah at the victory party

Monday morning was my favorite part of the whole trip. We woke up at 2 am and drove 2 hours to get to the top of the volcano to see the sunrise. It was really quite incredible. We drove up the mountain to 10,000 feet, and the clouds were down at 5,000 feet, so when the sun rose it was up from behind the clouds. The pictures don't do it justice. But here are a few to try. It was beautiful. It was terribly freezing up there, so we were all wrapped up in the hotel blankets.

Me & Sarah waiting out the cold before the sun came up

Friday, June 09, 2006

Off to Maui!!!!

I'm off to Maui. My flight leaves in 4 hours! Many pictures when I come back!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Personality Test

I'm doing a personality profile thing that I got from my friend Sonia, and it wants to see what traits the people who know me would pick for me. You only have to pick 6 and it only takes a second. I would really appreciate it :)

Monday, June 05, 2006

Summer Has Arrived!

This weekend I finally felt like it was summer. Friday after work LB, Jess, I took out for the lake to take the boat for a test run so LB would know what was going on when the whole group went out on Sunday, since her family got a new boat. It was so great just to be outside and enjoy the sun and the breeze. It was fabulous, and the water felt great!

Saturday was a day full of old friends. In the morning I went to the park and read for a long time, then LB and I walked around downtown a little bit and took pictures. My sister was in town for a wedding, so I got meet up with her and some friends for lunch. Then my friend Mel was in town and I got spend some good time with her that evening. We ate dinner and I got to meet one of her friends from Houston. And to finish up a wonderful day my Baylor friend Jessica Camp needed a place to spend the night, so she came & stayed the night & went to church with me Sunday morning. I am so super excited that she's moving to Frisco this summer so that I'll actually get to see her more often!

Sunday after church a group of us took LB's boat out and it was tons of fun. We spent the whole afternoon playing in the water and just hanging out. Here are some of my favorite pictures from the day!

Julia, my crazy roommate being the boat hand

Everyone on the boat (LB, me, Steph, Julia, Susan, & Sara)

LB & me

Friday, June 02, 2006

Fun Weekend

So, I've been meaning to post about this last weekend and since a new weekend is upon us, I thought I should go ahead and do it. I went home for the weekend, which is always fun. It was great just to get to spend some time with family & relaxing. I got to see MaMa, eat good food, and make homemade icecream, it was just and overall great weekend. Another high point of the weekend was getting to have sno-cones, since Dallas has none of them anywhere, it was great to be in a city where you can just drive down the street and get one! Deborah got all packed up for the big move to Oklahoma City while I was home. I can't believe she started her first job this week. Crazy! I also found out that Darby, one of my best friends from high school, is engaged. I thought I was done with the bridesmaid thing for awhile, but it looks like I get to kick it in to that mode again!

I came back Sunday night so that I could spend some of the weekend here in Dallas and not be rushed starting the week. Monday night I got to a fun concert in the park with Julia, LB, and a couple of their fun school friends. The Dallas symphony orchestra played, there were fireworks when it got dark, AND it was completely free. That's my kind of event! It reminded me of the things I would go to with my grandparents whenever I would come visit them in Fort Worth for the 4th of July. It was SO fun! Here's a couple of pictures.

Julia, Susan, LB, Me

I love Fireworks!

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

New place

Here's a few pictures of the new place now that Julia & I have done some decorating. I really do like it a whole lot, especially now that it's feeling all put together and not in shambles. My car got broken into the last night in the old place, and I am still without a car, unfortunately. I had Rebekah's car last week, but now I am carless :( How sad... Well, I will leave you with a few pictures of the new place. More to come when we are all completely settled!

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Oh the moving!

If I decide that I want to move again, someone please tell me I'm crazy. I mean, the outcome is great, but the process is ridiculous! All my boxes are now unpacked, but there are odds & ends all around the apartment that I can't quite seem to put away. I'm sure my poor roommate is ready to throw me out on the street already! The goal is to get everything tucked away before I go home for the weekend. I'm not sure what I was thinking booking a trip home right after my move. Who knows, maybe I'll get to spend lots of my weekend helping Deborah pack for her big move next week to Oklahoma City to start her first job! I mean, I should be pretty good at packing, since I've been doing so much of it lately.

So, my new apartment has a pool view and there always seem to be a million people down there. And it's very different from my old apartment complex, because they aren't just laying out, they are actually playing in the pool. For example this weekend, there were tons of people playing volleyball in the pool. And there are even a few kids, which makes it even more fun! I think I'm going to like this new apartment complex. The people seem to be a lot more friendly - maybe that's because I've escaped downtown Dallas and SMU world. Here's a picture of our pool - I really wish you could see all the people!

Monday, May 15, 2006


I took my test on Saturday and what relief I feel! I won't know my scores for at least a month, but I don't even care at this point, I just care that it's over. Hopefully at this point, I just have one part left, which I will take in July. Oh glory hallelujah!

After my test on Saturday, LB & I went to see Akeelah & the Bee, which, as nerdy as it sounds, I highly recommend. It was SUCH a cute movie. Maybe it's just because I was so tired or maybe it really was that cute, but I really liked it, and I think you should all go see it!
My apartment is now a disaster in the packing frenzy. I really wish I had a picture to show you of the complete mess that it is. There are boxes everywhere, about 10 trash bags full of clothes and shoes and things that need to go to Salvation Army, and just nastiness everywhere. I can't wait to get everything out and into the new apartment! I will take pictures then!!!

Thursday, May 11, 2006


This is the week before my test and it's amazing the things I have found to fill my time at night. Here are some of my favorties:

Rangers game: I have been dying to go to a game since the season started. I mean, I know I'm not a huge baseball fan or anything, but I just love getting to be outside and eat a hotdog. Especially the games in the spring, cause you get the nice weather. So we happened upon free tickets & a parking pass this week. You just can't pass that up!

New apartment: After small group with my girls last night I decided I just had to go see the new couch that had been delivered to our apartment, like it wasn't going to be there after I took my test. So of course I thought maybe I could study over there since my roommate is out of town, but little studying took place.

The good news is I'll get to see my sister for a short while tonight. She's in town for a concert and staying at my apartment - yet another source of procrastination!!!

Thursday, May 04, 2006

The College Life and Pokey-O's

Today a couple of us associates took our interns to lunch in honor of their last week at work. We were talking about the life that they are going to go back to when they go back to school, and honestly, it makes me quite jealous. I mean, I realize that they are going to have to study, but what is college studying, I mean really? There never was a better time than living with your best friends and just hanging out with all your favorite people all the time. So, for those of you still in my dear little sister...enjoy it. It is a wonderful time of life. Not to say life without homework isn't great, because it is, there's just nothing quite like college.

And a side note for all you Dallas people. Earlier this week, my dear friend Jessica introduced me to the joy that is Pokey O's. If you are a fan of cookies, or ice cream, I think you will like it. You go in and pick out of about 15 homeade cookies and then you pick your favorite Blue Bell icecream, and they make you an icecream sandwich. It's really fun, and I think you should all go! We took the interns after lunch today because Amy and I were still hungry because we split a burger :)

I'm feeling pretty tired and really ready to be done with studying. Only a little over a week more! So exciting!!!! :) Last night at Barnes & Noble I ran into some fun friends I haven't seen in a really long time, so I guess studying isn't all bad after all!

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

More Pictures...

Definitely check out LB's Blog for more pictures. It's looking amazing!!!!

Monday, May 01, 2006

the stars at night...

This weekend I got the joy of escaping the city. Not that there is anything wrong with Dallas, but sometimes you just need a little of the country. I get a little stir crazy if you leave me in the city for too long. I went down to camp with LB to help her paint the infirmary and it was a lot of fun. I realized how much I miss being outside - I really like the outdoors. The thing I was the most excited about, of course, was the stars. Growing up in Fritch, you can see the stars everywhere, but all you can see in Dallas are the airplanes flying by. I really miss the stars a lot. The first night we were there it was too cloudy to see the stars - I was a little disappointed. Saturday though, we went traipsing through the woods and I got to see the most amazing stars I've seen in a long time. I miss that. Everyone should get to see the stars more often!

I have a lot of studying to look forward to this week and some fun times with friends in between. I'm counting down the days till my test, then moving. I went over to see Julia when she was packing yesterday, and I got pretty jealous! She gets to move before me, and it made me want to go home and start packing my boxes!

I'll leave you with a couple of pictures of our handiwork from this weekend. Keep in mind this is the very unfinished product. I left LB to work for the rest of the week. I'm sure you'll be able to check her blog and see what the finished product looks like soon, but I was quite proud of what we did in a weekend.

Our badger - I'm sure he has a fishing pole in his hand by now :)
He's my favorite part!

LB in front of the mountain and bear cave.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Bipolar Job

I have decided that I have a bipolar job. There is either so much to do that is insanely crazy and I can't keep my head on straight or so little work that I am sitting here bored out of my mind. I know, I know....I'm not complaining that busy season is over, I just wish they could smooth out the ups and downs and make the work even over the year. Now that would make sense, now wouldn't it?

I was thinking today that I wish I could go back to Nicaragua and play with kids. For those of you who don't know, I went in November with my parents church. Took off of work and got to do something so amazing and worthwhile. I was looking at my pictures today (this is what happens when I'm bored at work) So, I think you'll get a few of my favorites.

Now I just have to stick out studying and my job until I get to go on another trip like that!!!!

Friday, April 21, 2006


Yesterday was my birthday and it was wonderful. Thanks to all my great friends who called and sent cards and messages to make it special. You are the best. I usually try not to make a big deal out of my birthday. This year, I'm attempting to cram as much studying as possible in before next Friday before some of my software runs out, so I was just planning to study and then have dinner with some friends on Saturday night. But some great friends of mine took me to eat dessert at Cheesecake Factory. It was fun and a much needed break from studying.

Michelle, me, Jessica

Julia, me, LB

My super exciting news for the week is that I get to go to Maui with my college roommate Sarah!!! She travels with her job, and wanted people to travel with her. I had a graduation trip from my parents that I hadn't used yet and they said I could use it it to go to Maui, so I'm going June 9th -14th!!!! I've never been before and I surely didn't think it would actually work out for me to go with her, but it did!

Monday, April 17, 2006

Sleeping Bags, Cafe Brazil & Stone Crab

What a great weekend! I got to leave work early on Friday and go hang out with my family. We celebrated mine & Rebekah's birthdays, so I got all my birthday presents early...super fun! Of course we did lots of shopping, cause that's what we seem to always do when we are anywhere. My biggest purchase was a new sleeping bag with my birthday money at REI, and it is quite wonderful. I've had a really crappy $15 Walmart sleeping bag since sophomore year of college, and now that I go on a lot of trips with student ministries, a lighter weight, better sleeping bag will come in way handy. Maybe some day I'll even get to take it camping :)

The highlights of the weekend were, first of all, the quality time with family, I don't get enough of that. Thursday night before my family got here I got to have dinner with Stephanie, Katie, and LB. It was so much fun because I haven't seen Steph in so long even though we live in the same town because we are so busy. Also, Saturday morning, I went to study at Cafe Brazil and waited for my dad & Deborah to get done running. Then I got to have breakfast with them, Katie, LB before I took Katie to the airport. For dinner on Saturday night I got to pick where we ate for my birthday dinner, and so we went to Truluck's, one of my favorites!!!! I got to eat fabulous stone crab and carrot cake. And then Sunday night after everyone went home, there was Journey to the Cross with the junior high and high school students at church. It was really an amazing night with worship, drama, and communion. It was just a sweet reminder for me of the sacrifice that was made for me. I think I rushed through most of the weekend, so it was really good just to have some time to sit and think about what it's really about.

I feel like there's so much coming up in the next month or so. My birthday is this week, which really isn't that big of a deal, but is kind of fun. I have so much studying to do. CPA exam May 13th, and then moving the next week. I'm glad busy season is officially over today so that I have time to cram all that in!

Tuesday, April 11, 2006


I love Spring! It is my favorite season. Unfortunately, I feel like I miss a lot of it sitting in a cubicle cranking out tax returns. I miss the days of college where you got to walk to class and sit outside to study and really just enjoy the spring weather. I miss going to Cameron Park with my roommates & just hanging out or sitting on a blanket to study. But enough of I miss college springtime.

This weekend I officially remembered how to study. It was amazing. I'm not sure what happened, but it's like someone lit a fire under me. Saturday I rode to Waco with LB & Katie and studied at Common Grounds (my absolute favorite place to study) all day. It was wonderful to get to see Katie for the ride down since I won't get to see her while she's in Waco, and then get to study there. And I got to have dinner with Mel, Lindsay, LB & Katie and it was so much fun!

Only a few more days till Easter & my family being here! I'm super excited!!! For now I'm off to Baylor for a baseball game recruiting event. I wish was more excited, I just feel like I'm being forced to go, and like I should be studying, but oh well.

Friday, April 07, 2006

Cadbury Mini Eggs & Fridays

Fridays are by far my favorite day of the week. Every Friday morning during busy season someone brings donuts and kolaches, so my breakfast is provided and it's something that I wouldn't normally eat. Also, all of our managers are always in a scheduling meeting for an hour on Friday mornings from 9 to 10, so the general feel of the office is like the teacher being out of the class when you were elementary school. It's really fun! Today was an especially good Friday because I didn't have a whole lot going on, so it was fairly relaxed, and I just got to sit and talk to some coworkers, which I really enjoy and haven't got to do lately.

I'm really looking forward to Easter weekend for a lot of reasons. First of all, my whole family is coming to Dallas for the weekend, which I could not be more excited about. The weekend falls right at the end of tax season, and it's easier for Rebekah to get here, so we decided to meet in Dallas! I feel like it's been forever since my whole family has been in the same place at the same time. I'm also looking forward to Easter because it will officially be the end of busy season and my life will calm down significantly. I can't wait. I think it will be really good time to spend with them at the end of a really crazy season of my life.

Easter always makes me think of the Cadbury Mini Eggs because my mom always had them around Easter time at our house. I have been looking everywhere for these eggs ever since it started to feel like the easter season to me. The first grocery store I went to, they were totally out. The next, they only had the little, tiny bags that you could buy separately. Needless to say, I've been a little disappointed. Yesterday there was a really stressful situation at work, and one of my managers got a little frustrated with me, even though something wasn't my fault. Today he showed up with a FAMILY SIZED bag of Cadbury Mini Eggs for me. I was so excited. He just knew I liked them because I had been eating them with the girls next to me. He had no idea I had been having such trouble finding them. It was absolutely wonderful!

I'm not so much looking forward to this weekend because I know I need to get some serious studying done, but I am very thankful that I'm not working and I have the time to do it!

Thursday, April 06, 2006


Almost every morning I venture downstairs to the Starbucks in my building with some of my coworkers. It's a morning ritual that really brightens my day. I get my morning coffee and some social interaction with some of my favorite people at work. Right now the cupholders have spelling bee words on them, so me and my coworker Erin have been looking up the definitions to the words. They are not usually very exciting. Today my word was "eudaemonic." The definition of eudaemonic is
"producing happiness and well-being."
I think that's a great word for today and very appropriate for my morning cup of coffee!

Last night I had small group with my 6th grade girls. They are so much fun and so full of energy. They are currently obsessed with American Idol. This is an obsession I can't really understand. I watched about 15 minutes of it last night after we were finished, and I just can't get into it! They think I'm crazy, but they think that a lot. I'm sure there are many adventure of junior high girl stories to follow, they are full of fun at this age! I thought I had a picture of them on my work computer, but apparently I don't, I'll work on that soon!

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

My First Blog

I had a request from my dear friend Melissa Wallace to start a blog and keep it updated just for her. I decided that since today was her birthday, I would appease her!

I guess a good place to start is an explanation of the incorrect grammer in the name of my blog. Because I am an accountant, when we go out to dinner with friends, of course, the job of figuring out the tip always seems to pass to me. One night I was out with LB and one of her school friends Reagan, and I was having a little trouble figuring it out. They were giving me a hard time, and asked...aren't you an accountant? You should be able to figure that out. And my frustrated reply was, "I AM ACCOUNTANT!" Ever since then, the phrase has kind of followed me around.

As for keeping you all updated on my life, busy season is finally on the downward slope, hallelujah!!! Other than that, I guess not very much. This last weekend, we went out to dinner and a concert for LB's birthday, here's a picture of our fun friends!

(Audra, Jenny, LB, Me, Julia my future roomie!)