Monday, January 26, 2009


One last weekend before finals and Practice Court start.

Tim came in town on Friday afternoon and we drove to Crockett to visit my Nanny & Papa and for Tim to go hunting with my stepdad. We ate dinner out at the duck lease and then me and my mom drove back into Crockett to stay at my grandparents.

Saturday, my mom, Nanny, and I spent much of the day playing Mah Jong. It's kind of like the internet game in that it has the same tiles but it isn't the same format at all. It is basically matching up tiles to make certain sequences. It was really fun!

Sunday, I went and got Tim from the lease and we drove to Houston for our neice, Carolyn's, baptism. We went to that and then drove back to Waco. Luckily, Tim spent the night with me last night so we actually got to spend a little time together since we didn't get to see eachother much this weekend. We went to my dad's to eat dinner and then came back home and pretty much went straight to bed. We were so tired from all the driving.

I got up this morning and made him breakfast and then he left. It is definitely getting harder being apart from eachother. I'm glad we don't have to do that much longer because I do get sad during the week without him.

For those of you that don't know, I wanted to explain a little about Practice Court before I get into it and may not be able to blog as often. Practice Court is kind of like boot camp at Baylor. It is three classes, divided up into two quarters (PC I and II the first quarter, PC III the second quarter) and the classes teach you all about trial procedure and evidence as well as make you do actual mini-trials and a big trial in PC III. The hard part about it is the reading. The first two to three weeks of Practice Court, you have 500 to 600 pages of reading EACH NIGHT. A lot of people don't get any sleep during this time. I'm going to try to make sure I get sleep because I am one of those people who can't function without it. Also, for people who have to take more classes to finish school with PC III, it can be challenging to handle having your trial and your other class loads at the same time and, for some people, prepare for the Bar Exam at the same time. Luckily, I have already taken enough classes so I only have to take PC III my last quarter as well as get ready for the bar. Anyway, hopefully I will balance it well, but it will be challenging, especially with just finishing finals four days before I start Practice Court.

Hope everyone had a nice weekend and a good Monday!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Tim's Job

I keep forgetting to post an update about Tim's new job. He really, really likes it so far. He did extremely well on the first title opinion he had to write and the main partner told him that he would not have to be on the probationary/introductory period for as long as he originally thought!

I am so happy he found a job that he really likes in an area we are thrilled about living in. We will probably start looking for a place to live in March because we would like to have somewhere picked out in April to move into. As of now, I will be moving there in May and driving in to Waco everyday for my one class and bar class until I finish in July. Our apartment lease is up here on April 30, and we don't want to pay the extra money each month for three months to keep staying here and are unsure if they would even let us do that.

Thanks, again, for everyone who was praying for him with his job situation. It worked out in such a wonderful way!

Sunday, January 18, 2009


I'm going to go ahead and give a weekend synopsis because Tim is on his way home right now and I don't want to take the time to blog after he gets back!

Thursday, I came down to Fort Worth and Tim and I went to eat at Mama's Pizza. It was delicious. The crust on the end of the pizza had garlic on it so it was like getting garlic bread with your pizza - yummy. They also put a spice on the pizza that made it taste really good and the cheese was also fab. We will be going back there.

Friday, Tim left about 6:00 AM to go to Austin to drive to Ozona for the bachelor party. His best friend John is getting married on Valentine's Day and his bachelor party was on one of their friend's ranches. I slept in a little longer, got up and did my Biggest Loser DVD workout, and got dressed. I met at realtor at a house I found that is for lease. I really liked it a lot. It is really cute on the inside and in the area we'd like to be in. It only has one bathroom and no dishwasher, but we're considering it. Tim and I are going to go look at it again tomorrow as well as two duplexes. I then drove to Dallas and had lunch with my friend, Stephanie, at State & Allen Restaurant. If you've never been there and you are in the Dallas area, go! It is so good! Then, I went and met up with some girls I know on The Nest and got my hair and makeup done. Erin (dangerkitty) did my hair, and it looked so good! I got to hang out with Jessica (JessandColton) as well and had a lot of fun with that. My makeup also looked really awesome. I should be getting some pictures, so I will post them when I do. I shopped around in Dallas for a little while after that and then met my friends Kaitlin and Kimberly for dinner at Chuy's. Also yummy.

Saturday, I got up and worked on my International Law take-home exam until about 3:30 and then I went for a run. This week in my half marathon training, we are supposed to run 8 miles, so that's what I did. It was hard! I definitely like running with a group more than by myself. I came back and finished the exam and did some other homework. I spent the rest of the day just watching TV and then went to bed.

Today I have been watching TV all day other than doing the Biggest Loser DVD this morning. It's a sculpting workout DVD and I like it. Like I said, Tim is on his way home now and we are going to go eat at Fuzzy's Tacos for dinner. It is supposed to be delicious and a really popular Fort Worth spot, so we are going to try it out. I've had a lot of good food this weekend!

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and, if you have the day off tomorrow like me, enjoy it!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Answered Prayers!

I have mentioned Sarah before and her and her husband's adoption process. The adoption calendar to help support the process is the button on the right hand side of this page. Anyway, I just found out that a birthmother who is due on January 31st has picked them to be parents of the baby she will be delivering!

They are wonderful people and will be amazing parents. I am so incredibly happy for them. I wanted to ask that y'all start, or keep, praying for them over the next couple weeks as they wait for the birth. Nothing is final until the baby is born and papers are signed, so please keep the prayers coming in!

As soon as I know something more, I will post about it.

Leash Kids & Activia

I don't know how you all feel about leash kids - you know, the kids who have some sort of bracelet or backpack and it has a leash attached to it that the parent holds - but I think they might be the best (and funniest) thing since sliced bread. Seriously, I have made the comment several times that I would love to have a leash on my kid so I could jerk them backwards when they start wandering off and say "COME HERE!" I'm kidding, but I think they are kind of a cool thing. They look a little silly/restrictive, but at least those people don't have to worry about their kid running off when they turn around or someone coming up and snatching the kid. I was at Northpark (NorthPark?) mall in Dallas on Friday and saw a little girl with a monkey backpack with a leash. It didn't seem to bother her at all. I think I will get a leash whenever I have a kid. Thoughts?

That moves me on to something totally off topic. Activia yogurt. I was watching TV just now and saw another commercial for Activia. I have never tried the stuff. I'm sure it's wonderful and probably works fabulously; however, I loathe their commercials. I don't like talking about bathroom issues. I know it doesn't bother some people, but it completely embarasses and repulses me. For that reason, the Activia commercials are really weird/disgusting/uncomfortable to me. I just saw the one where the woman is telling her friend all about her holiday plans and she says "I ate, blah blah blah, and now I'm a little irregular." and her friend asks her if she eats Activia and she says "no, it's just me." Seriously, how many of you actually talk to your friends about your irregular bowel movements? Maybe I am the only one who never feels the need to do this, but I would absolutely never, in a million years, no matter how good of friends I was with someone or how long we had known eachother, tell my friend that I was irregular lately. Gross. I wouldn't even tell my mom that! (hi, mom!) Like I said, maybe it's just me, but I can't imagine.

I'll give a weekend update tomorrow. For now, I'll just say that Tim is gone to a bachelor party until tomorrow and I am lonely and semi-scared at the house in Fort Worth. I'm ready for him to be back! Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend :)

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


I keep forgetting to put our blog name in the headers I make...

Throne of Thornes - just in case you forgot ;)


If you know me (or if you don't, I'm going to tell you!) you know that I am obsessed with Valentine's Day. It is absolutely my favorite holiday of the year. What can I say, I am a hopeless romantic. I want to take advantage of Valentine's for as long as I can, so that's why I'm already putting up a Valentine's background. For my first "Valentine's" post, I'm copying a song a girl whose blog I read on The Nest posted today.

I think it is a really good view of what it needs to be like when entering a marriage. Sorry for the sappiness, but I wanted to post it!

Love is Not a Fight - Warren Barfield

Love is not a place
To come and go as we please
It's a house we enter in
And then commit to never leave

Lock the door behind you
Throw away the key
We'll work it out together
Let it bring us to our knees

Love is a shelter in the raging storm
Love is peace in the middle of a war
If we try to leave, may God send angels to guard the door
No, love is not a fight but it's something worth fighting for

To some, love is a word
That they can fall into
But when they're falling out
Keeping that word is hard to do

Love is a shelter in the raging storm
Love is peace in the middle of a war
If we try to leave, may God send angels to guard the door
No, love is not a fight but it's something worth fighting for

Love will come to save us
If we'll only call
He will ask nothing from us
But demand we give our all

Love is a shelter in the raging storm
Love is peace in the middle of a war
If we try to leave, may God send angels to guard the door
No, love is not a fight but it's something worth fighting for

I will fight for you
Would you fight for me?
It's worth fighting for

PS....I think it's kind of weird that the picture on the header is us in bathing suits, but I couldn't find another one that I liked and wanted to use! Hopefully someday soon I'll actually take a good picture and will stop using wedding and honeymoon ones :)

Sunday, January 11, 2009


Sorry I didn't write all week. It didn't seem like anything too exciting happened!

Thursday I watched the National Championship game and the new Grey's Anatomy. I thought Oklahoma would win the game but I was wrong. It cracked me up how obsessed the announcers were with Tim Tebow. I know he is a very good guy, but it was just so one-sided with their like for him over Sam Bradford.

Friday, Tim came into town about 2:00 PM and we ran some errands. Then, we met my friend Sandy, her boyfriend, Chris, and his friend (also named Chris) at Ninfa's for drinks. We hung out there for a while and then went to George's to eat some dinner and have a few more drinks. It was the first time we met Chris and he was a super nice guy. We had a lot of fun hanging out with them and I haven't gone out with Sandy in a while so it was nice to do that again. Tim and I left George's and tried to go to a movie, but the one we were going to see was sold out so we just went home. I ended up falling asleep about 9:45 and Tim fell asleep about 10:30.

Saturday, we got up to run with the Waco Striders for half marathon training. We ran 7 miles one trails in Cameron Park. It was REALLY hard!! We are both very sore today. After running we were starving so we went to Cafe Cappuccino and had breakfast. They have really good pancakes there. We came back home and went and saw The Unborn, the movie we were trying to see on Friday night. It wasn't any good. We wanted to see a scary movie and it looked like it would be good but it was extremely predictable and no really scary parts. After the movie we came back home and relaxed for a little bit. At 7:00, we went to La Fiesta to meet Tanya and Tommy. Tanya is a friend that I met on The Nest that also lives in Waco. We have been talking for several months and wanting to plan something to get together and we finally did! We had dinner at La Fiesta and then went bowling. Tanya bowled a turkey (three strikes in a row) on two games in a row! I did terrible, but everyone else did well. We had such a great time with them and are so glad to have met them. We definitely want to go out again soon and it was great to meet a couple that we both really liked both the husband and wife! It was a great time.

We slept in today, went to lunch at Cotton Patch and then came back and went on a walk. Tim left about 4:00 to go back to Fort Worth. This week shouldn't be too bad at school. I'm going to go to Fort Worth on Thursday and Tim is going to his friend John's bachelor party Friday through Sunday. I'm staying until Monday because we don't have school for MLK Day.

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!

Sunday, January 4, 2009


Not too much more to report on...Tim and I went to this Italian restaurant called Piola in Fort Worth on Friday night. It was really good! It is in a house they have turned into a restaurant and had some great food and a good atmosphere.

Saturday, we drove around and looked at some more houses. We also went to one apartment complex (Amli Fossil Lake) that we really liked. If we can't find a house, we will probably end up living there - it's a really good price and was just built last April. We found one place we liked that was a duplex that we went and looked at today. It was nice, but it was a 2/1 and we aren't ready to commit to anything just yet. Ideally, we would like to find a house to rent, but we don't know if we will find something we really like in our price range. Tim doesn't really want to move until March or April, so we have a while to look. Saturday night we went to my dad's theatre in Colleyville (Colleyville Cinema Grille - check it out!) and ate dinner and watched Curious Case of Benjamin Button. It is almost three hours long but we both enjoyed it.

Today we just went and looked at the duplex, drove around and looked at houses a little more, and watched HGTV - we both like those house shows. I left about 3:00 and came back to Waco since I have to start school again tomorrow :(

Hope everyone had a nice weekend!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy New Year!

I just wanted to tell everyone Happy New Year! I hope your New Year's Eve was wonderful. We went out with my friend Kaitlin, her boyfriend Beau, and Kaitlin's friends Kelsey and TJ. We had dinner at Pappadeaux's and then went to Blackfin bar to ring in the new year. Afterwards, we came back to Tennessee and Lauren's (where Tim is staying right now) and hung out with the people they had over for a while. It was fun! Whenever Kaitlin sends me some pictures I will post them.

Yesterday we went looking for houses to rent. We found a couple we liked but haven't found out any information about bedrooms, bathrooms, and price yet. I called the numbers today but haven't heard back. We would like to find a few more to choose from but most were for sale instead of for rent. We will keep looking.

Anyway, hope you all have a great weekend - I am not looking forward to going back to school on Monday!