Wednesday, November 25, 2015

What's Up Wednesday: November

Happy Thanksgiving! 


Today, I am linking up with some of my favorite bloggers:  ShayMel and Shaeffer for What's Up Wednesday



1. What I'm Eating

Last Thursday, we held our first annual grad school friendsgiving. We had a great time celebrating our friendships and the fact that we are almost 1/4 done with grad school! Woohoo!
We over prepared for the amount of food. Even though this plate is HUGE, we still had plenty of leftovers.
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It's the Grad Life: What's up Wednesday

It's the Grad Life: What's up Wednesday


2. What I'm Reminiscing about

Geez, I miss my old roomies!
The pictures below are from last Christmas, and they capture our personalities perfectly :)
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3.What I'm loving

It's almost Christmas time, friends! One month from today!
I love the season for so many reasons, but everyone becomes a little kinder, and a lot less selfish. And... I'm a sucker for some Christmas lights :)
Here are some favorite pictures:
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Christmas 2009

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 Christmas 2011
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Christmas 2013

4. What I've been up too

I have been working on school and therapy progress reports. I sometimes come up for air on the weekends, and we squeeze in a date night with our best friends :)
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5.What I'm dreading

Finals. Very few things fill me with dread more than a "cumulative" final.

6. What I'm working on

Christmas shopping. I mentioned a few posts ago, that I want to have all my shopping done & presents wrapped by December 15th.
Wish me luck :) 

7. What I'm Excited about:

Christmas (I feel like that was pretty obvious )
On our last day of classes, we will be wearing our ugly Christmas sweaters.
I picked up this little guy from Nordstrom :)
He's sold out, but I linked some similar ones below


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8. What I'm Reading/Watching


Cumulative finals= re-reading lots of textbooks, boo.
But in the meantime, I am watching lots of Christmas movies!
Must watch list:
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9. What I'm listening too


Chris Stapleton- if you missed the CMA's you should check out his and JT's performance here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKQBemOz8bo


It's part of our Black Friday tradition to kick off the Christmas season by listening to Christmas music:
Here are a few of our favorites:

    We also listen to Scotty McCreery's Christmas album. I LOVE his version of Mary, Did you know?    

10. What I'm Wearing

I have been putting together last minute outfits lately. & last-minute means very few pictures :(
I did manage to capture one of my favorites :)






TOMS Desert Wedge Booties • Toms • $89

Washed Indigo Skinny Jean • Banana Republic • $98

Street Level Reversible Faux Leather Tote & Wristlet • $48

Pleione High/Low V-Neck Blouse (Regular & Petite) (Nordstrom Exclusive) • Nordstrom • $68

kate spade new york Small Square Glitter Stud Earrings • Kate Spade • $38


11. What I'm doing this weekend

Friday- Shopping madness
Saturday- Football and Christmas decorating
Sunday- Church and studying

12. What I'm looking forward to next month:

A month-long break!
My 7 year anniversary is coming up also!!!!
Going through all of my pictures made me so excited!!
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It's the Grad Life: What's up Wednesday

It's the Grad Life: What's up Wednesday

It's the Grad Life: What's up Wednesday

It's the Grad Life: What's up Wednesday



13. What else new: 

We got our placements last week. Next semester, I'll be in the on campus clinic, and with literacy camp in the local elementary school! I am excited to have that part figured out & I'm ready to meet my new kiddos!

 14. What's your favorite Christmas tradition?

  Well I have two.
The first one is that we always make a cinnamon roll tree with orange icing and maraschino cherries for Christmas breakfast.
My Memaw started this when my dad was little and we have done it ever since!
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2009

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2011

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2014
We are getting better at the decorating ;)

The second one is, that Zack and I always wait until Christmas evening to give each other our presents. That way we can spend time with our own families, time with each other's families and then end the day with each other. It extends our Christmas a little bit :) 

Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope you spend the day with the ones you are most grateful for!

5 comments:

  1. I'm looking forward to a break from grad school, too! It's much needed! I'm loving all of the Christmas sweaters you linked!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  2. First time finding your blog from the link up! So excited to follow along! I can't believe it's Christmas time in a month, so crazy! I love that you have a friendsgiving, I've always wanted to throw one so maybe next year!
    Linds @ Not A Mom

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  3. Good luck with your finals! This is my favorite time of the year too...:)

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  4. You are making me way too excited for Christmas! All of your movie picks are perfect, and I love your ugly Christmas sweater. Also, super cute outfit! And Michael and I always exchange our gifts away from my family too. We like the special time alone for that!

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  5. Ah, love all your Christmas mentions! & that sweater. I can't even. It is SO cute. & I just finished graduate school finals so I feel you, girl. Hardest round of finals thus far. Good luck with yours!!

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