Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Saturday I received my M.A. in Speech Language Pathology. Wahoo!  It has been a long road with many late nights studying the brain, swallowing mechanism, developmental milestones, and everything in between.  I am so excited to be done with the stress of being a student.  But now there is that part of me going "Wait, it's over.  What now?" I have a job in Norman Public Schools and will start in August.  I am super excited about this opportunity, but a little nervous about the unknown.  At least when you are a student you have a set plan with people guiding you along and telling you what to do (and exactly how to do it!) I also will miss the amazing group of women with whom I spent so many hours studying, celebrating, and complaining. (that's what you do when you are tired of studying...complain!) Here are a few pics from our banquet and graduation.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Our Little Garden

We have been blessed with grandparents that all have green thumbs. My Poppy Gene had an incredible garden in his backyard. I have such fond memories growing up helping him pick the strawberries and tomatoes from his garden.  He used to bless his neighbors, church members and family members with many fresh and delicious vegetables. Bryan's Ganny and Pop have a wonderful garden in their backyard. They work together in their garden and Ganny has even been mowing the lawn for exercise! My Poppy Frank also has a green thumb and his specialty is the rose.  He has the most beautiful rose bushes! He also tends to the rose bushes of all the women in his neighborhood as well as my mother's and now mine.  So when I told him I wanted to start a little garden he went to work! He created a wonderful potted garden for me.  I now have tomatoes, jalapenos, mint, basil, cilantro, dill and parsley growing on our back patio. Bryan and I have enjoyed the herbs on pizza, tacos, salad and looking forward to the jalapenos and tomatoes. I love tending to these plants! There is something about watching these little plants grow that makes me smile. We are so thankful so for such amazing grandparents!