Thursday, April 30, 2009

100th Post - Really Cool Video

This is my 100th post - Cool! I am studying right now for my last final (tomorrow - wish me luck!) but I took a little break and a girl on The Nest posted this video. It is so cool I just had to post it on here - go watch it!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


I recently started reading a new blog (as if I need more people's lives to be concerned about! ;)) that my friend, Stephanie, sent me called Little April Rose ( The writer of the blog is pregnant with a little girl (April Rose) who was not expected to live through the pregnancy. She is now 37 weeks and April is still with her. She has started a thing on her blog called "HIS Will Wednesday" where people can send in prayer requests. I was scrolling through the requests, most of which link to people's specific blogs, and came across a request for a baby named Noah. Noah is 5 months old and was born perfectly healthy. Last week, he was at daycare and a daycare worker shook him. Noah is now in a medically-induced coma because of seizures that resulted from being shaken. His parents don't know if he will be okay once he is taken out of the coma and he will have to have an MRI to see if his brain is damaged. (

This makes my heart so heavy. I started to cry just reading the brief story they have on this blog. I cannot even begin to imagine the parent's anguish in this situation. I cannot fathom getting a phone call to tell me that my child is having seizures because some shook him! Furthermore, I cannot imagine ever doing that to a small, innocent child. It's disgusting. The parents are trying to stay positive and hope for the best for their son. I ask you to pray for them and/or keep them in your thoughts during this incredibly difficult time.

There were so many prayer requests for HIS Will Wednesday. It just makes you realize all of the things going on in people's lives and how we need to be thankful for ours....

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


If you have a second today, please say a little prayer for me. I have the first of my big, very difficult exams at 1:30 today. Ahh!

Friday, April 24, 2009


I just realized that I had my font color in white...and I think I heard that if you read the blog on Google Reader, that you can't see it if I post in white.

Sorry about that! Now it's changed and I hope everyone can see it :) If I do that again, please let me know!

Friday Fill-Ins

I finally looked at someone's blog who had one of these on an actual Friday so I could participate. Yay! This is the most I have time to do right now with studying.

1. Apparently there's some sort of disorder in my brain that I can't get any studying done if I have other things going on in my life - such as unpacking boxes.
2. I really hope my week off of school contains sunny day after sunny day.
3. 2009 is mediocre so far.
4. The first night I went out with Tim, I got butterflies when he put his hand on my leg as we were talking and that was it.
5. For too long I've been stressed about school.
6. I am not obsessed with Dr. Laura; I am not!
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to pretty much nothing, tomorrow my plans include taking the Professional Responsibility exam and studying and Sunday, I want to relax, but I have to study!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Life of a Busy Wife

I'm trying to win a blog makeover from Life of a Busy Wife. Kaitlin, who writes that blog, just became a follower of my blog (Hi, Kaitlin!) and it's a really cool place - so go check it out!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

What the "hail" and stacks of reading

First, I have a little craziness from earlier in the week...I got home from my Mini Trial on Wednesday and it had hailed while we had been at school! Only in the China Spring area of Waco, I believe because it hadn't even really rained at school.

Hail on the grass

Close-up of the hail
I guess it had actually already melted a bunch by the time I got home because the pictures people sent into the news from China Spring that I saw later that night were MUCH worse.

Anyway, I came to Fort Worth on Friday after class. Tim and I went and ate at this place called Casa Rosa's - it was good! And then we just came back and hung out at the house because we were both really tired. He got up on Saturday and left to go to Shreveport for his friend Tennessee's bachelor party. He is on his way back right now. I got up Saturday and ran at the gym at the apartment, got some groceries, and then came back and started reading. My goal was to get all the rest of the reading done for the last three days of the quarter so that I could start studying on Monday instead of having to read for class. I got all of Practice Court 1 done on Saturday (read from about Noon until 8:00 PM) and then got one section of Practice Court 2 done between about 8:30 and 11:30 PM. This morning, I got up and read the rest of Practice Court 2 from about 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM. This quarter (10 weeks) in Practice Court 1 only, I have read 3,982 pages of cases. I don't even knnow how much Practice Court 2 is because I printed all those cases myself, so they are not prenumbered. I wanted to show y'all what I read just the past two days to finish up for the quarter.

PC 1 and 2 cases from this weekend together

And this, is JUST the Practice Court 1 from this weekend. This equalled a little over 400 pages, so that should give a general idea of how much total I read this weekend. Yuck!!I hope everyone else had more fun this weekend than me! Only three days of class left and then one week and two days until exams are over! I have Professional Responsibility on Saturday, April 25 at 8:00 AM (2 hour test), then Practice Court 2 on Tuesday, April 28 at 1:30 PM (4 hour test), and Practice Court 1 on Friday, May 1 at 8:00 AM (4 hour test). I am moving up here to Fort Worth this coming Wednesday for good except Tim is going to come back with me on Saturday and pick up the few things left at the apartment while I am in my exam. I might also go ahead and stay in Waco on Thursday night before my Friday exam since it is at 8:00 AM. The next day I get to get a massage because we are celebrating our anniversary on May 2-3. We decided to stay in Fort Worth and spend the night at a hotel, so we have various activities planned. If I don't update again for a little while, it's because I am spending all my time studying but we'll see!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Go Watch This Right Now

I'm kind of an emotional weirdo, but I cried watching this and I don't think I'm the only one!

Also, it makes me really happy when I find out people who I don't know at all read my blog...Hello followers and hi Gabriel! Even if people only come by once, it's cool to think I'm being read :)


Since last night the phrase "As I sit here, wondering aloud..." has been in my head. I don't know why. I keep trying to come up with something to go after it to maybe make a poem out of it (I used to dabble a bit in writing poetry until law school stole my soul) but I can't get past the first line.

We had our last mini trial today and we won! Yay! We went against people on one of the mock trial teams at Baylor, so we were really happy we were able to win. It was kind of a battle throughout and I got pretty worked up about it. I think that's simply the competitor in me though - it might have been the most boring case ever ;) Five more class days until PC is over. Then, one week and two days until exams are over and I get a week long break! Yippee! AND, we'll be celebrating our ONE YEAR anniversary! I can't believe it's almost a year -it has flown by.

Here's a picture that made me laugh out loud the other day...

Monday, April 13, 2009


Hope everyone had a great Easter!

Tim and I went to Boerne to see my mom and stepdad as well as my grandparents, aunt and uncle, and cousins. It was a nice weekend. Tim golfed on Saturday and I went shopping with the girls and then we went to church and ate lunch on Sunday and came back to Waco. We went to my dad and Nancy's house to eat dinner and then Tim spent the night and went back to Fort Worth this morning.

Last week, we had our second mini trial and it went well. We won and didn't have the "hard" professor, so it wasn't too bad. I have seven days of class left and one mini trial. This mini trial is kicking my butt, though! It's really long and we have to use an expert witness and cross examine an expert witness, so there is a lot of complicated technical jargon and it gives me a headache! We are thinking we might have the hard professor as well, so that adds some more pressure.

I'll try to post something fun this week, but that's about all that's been going on for now.

Happy Monday!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Apartment Pictures

Here they are - sorry I couldn't get them posted last night!

Entryway coming into the apartment
Guest Bedroom view from the door

Looking into the dining area from the living room. Ignore Tim and his computer ;)

Close up view of the kitchen area. I'm not sure if I like my arrangement above the cabinets yet.

View of the kitchen from the living room

Living room view from kitchen. It looks like that window is in the living room, but actually that is a sunroom where that window/curtains are. We have our desk in there and will probably put a chair in there as well.

Like I said, they aren't the greatest pictures, but it's a little idea of what it looks like. That painted wall on the right of the picture above isn't as mustard yellow as it looks in this picture. It is actually more of an orange/yellow color.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

New Apartment!

Sorry I have taken so long to post again! My mini-trial went well this past week. I have another one this coming Wednesday and then one more the Wednesday after that. Only 12 more days of class and the quarter is over! I can't wait!

We got moved into the new apartment. Tim and the movers moved everything on Wednesday and I came up on Thursday to get everything unpacked and organized. I am posting pictures tomorrow but they aren't the greatest ones. You'll just have to come by and see the place :) Sorry I can't post them tonight but we haven't gotten internet here in Fort Worth yet, so I am stealing from someone and not getting a very good signal. It's going to slow for me to be able to post pictures. I promise I will do it as soon as I get out of class tomorrow!

We didn't do much this week. I had a lot of homework and needed to work on my trial so we kind of just took it easy and watched the basketball games. I found out last night that we aren't having class until 9:00 tomorrow, so I am staying the night in Fort Worth and going back in the morning. Luckily, it's a short week this week because of Easter.

Hope everyone had a great weekend!