Wednesday, February 20, 2008

I Am a Nerd!

I'm a nerd. This is something I've always known, but has somehow seemed more apparent lately. The first and most defining thing that makes me a nerd is that I love to do tax returns. It's not normal. When friends need help with their taxes, I get excited (almost elated) to help them figure it out. I will spend hours of my free time in the spring helping people with their taxes.

I think that I should have seen from a young age that maybe I was meant to be an accountant. I have always loved filling out forms. Yet again, not a normal love of most children. I think forms are a little bit like tax returns...definitely should have seen the signs. I also like reading manuals. If anyone in the family gets electronics for Christmas, it is usually me reading the manual figuring out how everything works...I love it. And let's just polish it off with one of my biggest quirks - I love Excel. I'm honestly fascinated with everything that it can do, and I am thrilled whenever I figure out how to do something new. How to set up a new formula, how to make a simple spreadsheet more functional, even how to make it look more appealing, I love it all. So there you have it, my nerdiness in all its glory.

On another note, I went to dinner with some coworkers last night. We had gift cards to Houston's from Christmas that we hadn't used. It was so fun to hang out with them outside of work. Here are a few pictures from our evening.

Me & SarahBeth
The whole group. Becky, Julie, Veronica, SB, me, Brooke

Me & Brooke

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Since I last blogged...

Wow - it's been a long time since I've been on this thing. A lot has happened...I guess. Here's a brief update.

Christmas & Its Parties:

Community Group girls at the Student Ministries Christmas Party.

Work Christmas Party

I had the week between Christmas & New Years off, which was such a blessing. My family was in Granbury with my grandparents before Christmas and then in Amarillo for Christmas day and the rest of the week. It was a great time to rest & relax after a crazy December. I enjoyed getting to hang out with my family. Unfortunately, I have no good pictures of my time at home.

Shawn Turned 25:

Ski Trip:

Shawn & I went skiing. The trip I planned dwindled down to the two of us. We ended up having a ton of fun since we ski at the same pace. Taos had great snow just for us!!!

Winter Chill:

This weekend we had a Jr. High girls retreat. It was great hang out time with the girls & getting to talk about stuff they are really dealing with. I can hardly believe they are in their last semester of Junior High - how time flies!!!

The girls - aren't they grown up?!

Me & Laura - gotta love her!!! I think this was the 8th picture we took to finally get a decent one!

And...I have roommates:

Julia is doing her externship next year at the Mayo clinic in Arizona, so I knew I was going to have to start searching for a roommate soon. It just so happens that two girls I work with (and love) have a roommate getting married at the same time my lease runs out. I love God's timing! Today we all dressed alike (on accident), so we decided to take a picture.

Me, Brooke & Julie - They are so fun!

And Sarah & Jeff have started a blog - it's the link section. Visit it & see their exciting news!!!