November 7, 2014

#Sharegoodness 2

This may be my favorite post every month now...and it is only month 2.  I made the photos more square shaped in case people want to use them on instagram, please link back though :).

October 31, 2014

when all else fails, be yourself.

This year, I wanted to be a lawn gnome really bad.  Turns out, it was a little hard to put those materials together than I thought for us.  So, I ended up being myself again.  Get it?  I dressed up as Autumn.

These fall season holidays are my favorites!  Thanksgiving is almost here and I can't wait!

October 25, 2014

our 3rd annual orchard trip

Angela is our international student that has been living with us since August.
 
Sanghee is one of the best study buddies a girl can have!

I can't believe we've lived here long enough to have a 3rd year of doing something.  Out of all of the years though, this year we timed it perfectly, because the weather was PERFECT.  We've never actually gone apply picking when we go, but apparently you're allowed to eat as many as apples as you want, and we ate a lot of apples.  We bought 2 pecks of apples home and we have even more of them to eat!

We finished up the day by walking around town, eating at our favorite BBQ place, and a double feature at the drive-in movies.

Looking forward to next year and feeling mighty grateful (am I showing my southern?) Devin has been around to enjoy life this fall.

October 24, 2014

Georgia state fair

It has been a looong time since we have been to a fair or carnival, and a few weeks ago, we went!

We originally planned the trip as a cultural trip for our international student, but she found out she wouldn't be able to go that day.  Devin's work schedule has been so nuts since we moved here and it has been so nice to have just have this semester together.

We ate pizza, pet all of the animals at the zoo, and checked all of the booths selling stuff.  I'm looking forward to some more trips like this in the future :).

October 22, 2014

mid-terms

As of tonight, I have completed my first set of graduate school mid-terms.  All in all, I'm proud of me.  I'm proud of how many hours I've studied.  I'm proud of the study groups I've had, and grateful for the people who don't really need them, but are kind enough to help the rest of us along; I feel so happy to be where I am.  I'm also really happy the Professors were kind enough to space them out over two weeks.

There have been times that I have been overwhelmed and there have been Professors that I feel are slightly inhumane with their work loads, but I feel so full of purpose right now.  The people I have met are so interesting and the friendships have been so quickly made.  I love what I'm learning and it has opened my mind to so many things I encounter on a daily basis.

My undergrad was about learning about myself and trying to understand the chaos that is adulthood, but with my grad school, I feel it's kind of different.  Opposed to my undergrad, so many of the important things in my life are decisions I have already chosen.  I'm not worried about who I will end up with because I'm married to Devin.  I'm not worried about where we'll go after we graduate, because we have a mortgage.  I was working two jobs the semester Devin and I were dating and first married and now?  For the first time in my life, I don't have to work as a student and it is a totally different experience.  I don't worry about my plan because I know I have Devin and God to help me with that.

My undergrad was essential, but graduate school?  It feels like a little gift to me.  A gift to just study and just really enjoy this opportunity.  Already, it feels like it is flying by way too fast.  For every bad experience in my life, I've had a good one, and this one is so good.