Friday, November 28, 2008

Catching up

I know I haven't posted in awhile and a lot has happened.

I spent a few days in San Diego with my friend, Lauren, and her family. It was awesome! We stayed at the Hotel del Coronado (beautiful) ice skated on the rink by the beach, had great food and visited Shamu.

Thanksgiving went well. We celebrated with some family that we usually don't see on holidays, such as my dad's cousins and his aunt. Susan, one of the cousins, does karaoke at rest homes and she brought her whole karaoke system with her. I never thought I would do karaoke at Thanksgiving. That was fun and a little strange at times. They made me sing "My Heart Will Go On" from Titanic; that is such a sappy song. My mom pointed out that the songs I sang all had attitude and she's right: "These Boots Were Made For Walking," "You're So Vain" (it was so cute to watch my great aunt Elizabeth clap and sing along to this one), etc. Pictures are of my dad, Landon, Perry, my mom (who sang despite a voice that was practically gone) and Susan.

I got sworn into the state bar. So I am licensed to practice law. After the ceremony, my parents threw a little party at our house. It was fun. A lot of my friends and family came. My mom put together a table of my law school and bar prep study materials; yes, it's scary looking and that's not even all of it. Megan has most of the pictures on her camera, but here are two that I have.

And it's December, which means it's Christmastime! This is a picture of me and Megan in front of Disneyland's Christmas tree. I love Christmas and I'm so happy I get to celebrate Jesus' birth without studying.

Saturday, November 22, 2008


I passed the bar!!! All the glory goes to God. While I was studying for the bar this summer, I daily felt like I wasn't going to make it. But I did make it and I now know that I made it through successfully. I have a great God and a great family and friends who supported me through all my studies. Thanks everyone!

I had a blast celebrating last night and really enjoyed hearing congratulations from so many friends. I'm still amazed that I have a future that doesn't involve studying and I'm so thankful. I get to have a normal holiday season and now I need to start looking for a job. Life goes on and it's great to experience.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Life and such

I haven't posted in awhile because I don't feel like I have much to say. As Friday gets closer, life has felt on hold and a bit strange. But God is in control and I'm calm.

I have done a few things since Halloween even though my blog doesn't reflect that. Megan and I have had a few adventures and a lot of fun: went to Fashion Island, San Diego. I went to Crystal Cove and the San Francisco Ballet with my mom. Abby is still really cute and good company. There's my life in a nutshell.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Halloween Fun

Halloween was fun! It was great to dress up like Penelope and Megan looked great as Rita Skeeter. I'm really proud of myself for pulling together my costume. I tend to get overwhelmed when working on creative projects, but I pushed through and got it done.

For Halloween Megan and I went to a church costume party. We got ready at Megan's house and it was interesting. Megan was using a set of curlers for the first time and I was using a straight iron for the first time, and both of us had good results.

The party was fun, even though we didn't know anyone, but I did see someone I went to elementary school with. A girl told me soon after we got there that she loved my costume and had wanted to dress up like Penelope. I pulled out my awesome dance moves and even got hit on by two guys, one of which asked me if I wanted to touch his sword (he was dressed like a pirate and yes, that was dirty). And later we got to see Lauren and her friend, Nicole, who worked hard in the haunted maze to scare us. So, my Halloween was a success! It's so much fun doing something different.