Saturday, July 23, 2011


Yes, I know I am the worst blogger ever. I just don't really have anything to update you all on. I have been sitting at my house studying for at least 12 hours a day and its miserable. I take a few breaks every now and then, but for the most part, it has been sitting on my couch and floor reading, reciting and practicing on exams. But in just a few days, it will be all over. I head to Jefferson City on Monday evening. Everyone that I talked to said to not take a chance with my car or traffic or anything on the mornings of the bar, so I decided to get a hotel just 1/3 of a mile from my exam testing area for peace of mind. The exam is a total of 6 hours on Tuesday and Wednesday plus a lunch break. I am supposed to be done by 4:30 every day. Wednesday at 4:30 cannot come soon enough right now.

When I get out at 4:30, my mom should be getting into Columbia as well. She will be staying here for a couple of days to help me finish the packing and stuff. Chris will come up sometime on Friday with a trailer to load up and hopefully we can get on the road by lunch time on Saturday. It is crazy to me thinking about the fact that in a week from right now I will be moved back to Pomona permanently. Chris and I were talking yesterday that it just doesn't seem real. Neither one of us can fully comprehend me being home and not having to come back to Columbia. The past 6 years in Columbia have seriously flown by, but I am so happy that it is finally over and we can start our life.

My work calendar is marked with appointments already and getting started in my job sounds wonderful. As pathetic as that sounds. I love my job and I love being able to help people. And to be honest, this whole not working thing is not for me. I am going stir crazy being at the house all the time. My Rule 13 certification (being able to practice law under a licensed attorney) will last until the bar results (September 13) so I am able to start meeting with clients. SP will have to sign all the paperwork, but I am able to take up arguments and hearings myself as long as he is there. It is weird being excited about that too. I have the most adorable little briefcase that I cannot wait to carry. Chris bought it for me a few years back. I think I am going to have to expand my suit collection some. I have several, but I am hoping to get lots of courtroom experience, so I want more.

Besides work picking up, moving home will also cause wedding planning to pick up again. We are down to just over 2 months and I have several loose ends to tie up. Wedding invites are getting placed in the mail this coming Thursday (eeeek, its getting real in here). Being in the same town as my wedding will help a lot. Plus, I will have help from my bridesmaids and family on making projects. I am currently still trying to decide what to do as favors. I am having little activity books with crayons for the kiddos, but cannot make up my mind on the adult favors. I am not one to buy candles with our names on it or something, because who really wants that. They say food favors work the best, so I am thinking about how to do that. My original idea was to make mason jar cookie mixes, like this:

They have all the dry ingredients for a cookie mix in them and are supposed to have a card attached with the instructions for making the cookies. Thoughts? Would you all like this as a gift? Please honest opinions.

We are also in the middle of planning our girls weekend for my bachelorette party. We are going to spend a weekend in Branson. Not sure exactly what we will do yet, we are still brainstorming, but I am excited thinking about getting away with my girls for the weekend. Life has been super stressful and the thought of getting away sounds wonderful, which is why Chris and I are so excited about our honeymoon too. We have dealt with a long distance relationship for the past 6 years and we want to spend time together.

Ok, well I guess that is enough rambling for now and I better get back to the books. I was told by a few attorneys the other day to stop studying completely now because if I didn't know it already, I probably wouldn't learn it now. I just am not comfortable giving it up yet. The thought of failing and being set back in life for 6 months until the next exam is terrifying, not to mention that would be horribly embarrassing (sorry if anyone here has done that - just my honest opinion that I would be embarrassed).

Hope that this weekend is treating you all well! I likely won't check back in until Wednesday evening or Thursday morning.


  1. I think jar mixes would be fantastic! They would keep, so you could make them a month or two ahead of time too, which is crucial. One thing to watch though is expense. It might be a good idea to buy smaller mason jars and adjust the recipe to make a half batch.

    Just to throw out some other ideas if you want them, you could do jars of local honey, fruit jams, pies in a jar (google just for the cuteness!), or a cookie bar. Food really does work best though!

  2. I love the idea of cookies or some dessert in a jar because it means I get to take a little bit of Lynsie back to Texas with me!