Monthly Archives: February 2013

One time, and one time only

Our comprehensive exams are over. I was told on day one of grad school that we would have to do an oral comprehensive exam. I basically went into panic from that moment on. I don’t think a day, let alone an hour has gone by that I hadn’t thought about taking this test for the past year and a half. Saying that out-loud/typing it makes me sad that I could let something so trivial suck so much joy out of my life. I tried so many times to tell myself it wasn’t I big deal. I KNEW it wasn’t a big deal… but that didn’t matter, I was terrified and nothing was stopping that. I had such supportive family and friends encouraging me as I talked their ears off with my anxiety. Friday… those 20 minutes I dreaded came to a head and I did it and its over… and I feel like I am on top of the world. God got me through it and that is all there is to it, I wish I could trust Him more rather than turning to anxiety…something I will work on. He has never let me down before and He didn’t this time either. So thankful I can be the carefree version of myself again. Please remind me that I SHOULD NEVER GO TO GRAD SCHOOL AGAIN! just incase I forget

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Big fall

the day we got Charles

the day we got Charles

My sweet little Charles fell off my parents two story deck. He is the sweetest dog that is terrified of heights and he fell off a two story deck. He was put on the deck for minute…my dad was inside.then my dad saw on the security camera that Charles was all of a sudden in the backyard (there are no stairs off of the deck). Still don’t know what happened…My dad ran to him and he curled up in my dads arms and they went straight to the vet. The vet was shocked there was nothing but a scrape. A SCRAPE! By the grace of God he come out of it with a little scrape on his snout. I am so thankful for God protecting my puppy (my parents’ puppy…although I will never stop calling him mine) and I can’t wait to get home to Seattle in May and give him the biggest hug. Thank you God!

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Peter is home! Peter is home!

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Paper

August 20th 2012 we had been married for one year! What a year it was. I learned so much, grew so much, went through more hardships than I could’ve ever thought could happen in one year. But I also had the time of my life with my best friend in a city across the country. He is so adventurous and has encouraged me to explore this city and to be positive through it all. He is the best grad school cheerleader out there.. and we all know I need an army to keep me in grad school. And he is working so hard to support us. I wouldn’t have survived Boston without him. Cheers to year one!

Since paper is the anniversary gift theme I cut up the cards we received on our wedding day and made this collage that hangs in our bathroom to remind us of that special day

Since paper is the anniversary gift theme I cut up the cards we received on our wedding day and made this collage that hangs in our bathroom to remind us of that special day

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Movin’ on up

We made it out of the basement! And up to the top floor! And… we love it. It is so bright and sunny in our new place. There are so many windows because we got a corner unit. The kitchen is TINY to say the least. Tucker and I literally can’t be in it at the same time. The bathroom sucks. But it is sunny!!!!!!!! Tucker said I feel like we are on vacation after waking up there the first morning. Let this be my note to myself… always live in a bright, sunny apartment or house. Mornings are the best here, I love to watch the sunrise. IMG_2979

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