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Reality 101

Have you ever said to yourself, or maybe even to someone else, "Things will slow down next week." Well, I said that for about two months straight but that slower week just didn't come... But, here's the good news: I wouldn't change ANYTHING! I love the days of my office filled with students whether it be for advising or counseling and evenings and early mornings devoted to grading and student group meetings. No matter how tired I may think I am, adrenaline kicks in and I make it through!

But, I must admit, I put all my energy into those final weeks of classes. It was nice waking up today knowing that I have more time to devote to other important things in my life: faith, my husband, my parents, friends, my "baby," and of course, the house. Then, reality struck again. In exactly one week I will board a plane for a 3-week study-abroad course in Dubai! So, this "more time" thing will be short-lived. And now my mind is consumed with thoughts about this adventure!

Enough talk about what I've been doing work-wise. Here's a little of the fun stuff.

This past weekend I headed home for Mother's Day. Here's a peak!

This was the first time I saw the house in its final stages. Doesn't it just scream "Little House on the Prairie?"

My mom is AMAZING! She is strong-willed, intelligent, devoted to her husband and children, supportive, and leads by example. Us kiddos gave her a gift certificate for a family photo session (which we haven't done since my brother and I were children) and I got her a little something extra. My mom loves this saying from "The Help."

Speaking of Mother's Day, I may not technically be a mom yet, but my husband treated me to a new pair of prescription sunglasses (Coach at that!) for being such a good mommy to our "baby" (Esme the Maltipoo).

I also had some spare time to stop by and send off one of my favorite bloggers! Originally from Arkansas, her and her husband have been in the Tri-Cities the past year while he finishes medical school. Emily has been working at one of my favorite boutiques in the area. Emily's blog is fabulous and so is she! Check it out: The Sweetest Thing. I wish her and her husband well as they head back home to Arkansas!

Follow along with me on my journey to Dubai! I'll post weekly, if not more!

For now, I leave you with this: "Faith is the capacity to endure uncertainty."

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