Thursday, April 24, 2008


Well, I love surprises. Usually, it's Matt surprising me, but this time I got to pull off the surprise. My mom's 50th birthday was Sunday (April 20th), and Dad and I decided several months ago that a surprise party was the way to go. At first, I didn't know if Matt and I would be able to make it, but things worked out and we made plans to go. I have to admit, planning a party from 800 miles away isn't the easiest thing in the world. We planned the party for lunch time at the church, hoping that Mom wouldn't expect anything. I sent out the invitations, ordered the food, & planned the decorations so dad didn't have to try to hide things from her. She can be kind of curious, so we didn't want to risk her finding anything that would tip her off. If I say so myself, everything was perfect! We had about 30 people show up and Mom was COMPLETELY surprised! The cover story to get her to the church was that someone had broken into the church and all of her decorations for baby/wedding showers was scattered everywhere. So, she had to come quick to the church and make sure nothing was stolen so they could report to the police. If you know my mom, you know 2 things about her. 1.)She loves anything that has to do with the police (she falls asleep listening to the police scanner every night). 2.) If someone messes with her decorations, she's gonna be mad. So, as soon as she heard the cover story, any suspicion or thought she had of a birthday party quickly flew from her mind. They got to the church, and she came in saying "they better not have messed with my silver." Everyone hid in the hallway, and as soon as she opened the door they yelled "surprise!" Luckily, she didn't wet her pants, since she had just told Aunt Robbie that she needed to pee! The second surprise came a few minutes later when she realized that Matt and I were there! She had no idea! We flew in the night before, stayed at my Aunt & Uncle's house, and got to the church early Saturday morning to decorate. I'd have to say that Matt and I are masters of the surprise (and Dad & Uncle Kim are excellent liars).

I would have pictures to share, but I left my computer and camera in Duncan. Won't get it back until Matt's graduation...which leads me to my next point. Today was Matt's LAST DAY OF CLASS for his entire law school career! This day came with a mixture of excitement (to be done with school), stress (studying for finals & the Bar starts now), and frustration (still don't know where we're going next). He did have a 2nd interview with a firm in Dallas on Monday, which went well. They don't know when they're going to hire, but act like they'll offer him a job when they decide to hire. So, still playing the waiting game. The option of going to Chicago for an LLM is still in the running too. Someday soon maybe we'll have a final answer! Being in Dallas got me excited because Emily (Tomberlin) and Jared (her husband) just moved there. They're going to live in the Arlington area & Emily will be a children's minister at a church there. It would be really fun to live close to them. Anyway, still trying to figure out the future, but we know that God will lead us in the direction we're supposed to go. We're trusting him to take care of us and provide for our needs. He always has, and we know He always will.

Well, that's about all for now. Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Job Hunting...

Well, some of you have asked for an update on the job search...We still haven't heard much. Matt is still talking to the firm in Dallas (things are looking pretty good with them...we think). He is still waiting to hear whether he'll have an interview with the Private Equity Firm in Dallas (hopefully news will come this week), and there is a firm in Houston that he's sent his information to & they should get back to him sometime soon. So, all that to say...he hasn't gotten a job offer, but there are still possibilities in the works.

We were extremely busy last week with the 1L Moot Court Tournament at school. Matt was the Director of the tournament, and I helped with the catering for the Judges and Competitors. It was a pretty big event, but everything turned out great! The only mishap of the tournament was that one of the competitors passed out while he was arguing & we had to call the ambulance to the Supreme Court building!

This week we've just enjoyed relaxing a little bit. We've actually both been sick, so we're being pretty lazy. Lazy days are always welcome. Matt's last day of class for his entire Law School career is NEXT FRIDAY! I can't believe he's almost done! His last final will be on May 9th! 3 years have flown by! Well, I must get to the homework now. Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, April 03, 2008


I know, I know....2 updates in one day is WAY over the top for me. Well, this one won't be long because I'm about to go to bed, and the last one wasn't long because I was REALLY busy at work today (I'm talking, line of students out the door for the entire afternoon). Anyway, I just wanted to welcome my mother to the world of blogs! She just recently read my blog for the first time. Although she thought it was depressing (I really don't mean to be if I am), I think she liked it. I talk to her several times a week, so she pretty much knows what's happening in my life, but I thought she'd like to see the blog world. So, mom, welcome!! Hope you enjoy, and I'll try to be less depressing!

Not much excitement is happening in the world of Matt & Lori this week. I've been busy at work because students are registering for summer and fall classes (and Faulkner is technologically behind, so students can't register online). Matt has been planning and organizing the 1L Moot Court Tournament. It's next weekend, and it's a big deal at the school. Along with that, he's planning a banquet for over 100 people that is at the conclusion of the tournament. So, he's BUSY, but I think he loves every minute of it. Work and school about covers it for us this week.

Oh, quick funny story before I go to bed...yesterday on my way back to work from the post office, I decided to stop and get some tea. I had a tough time deciding between McDonald's ($1 for a large tea, but sometimes too sweet) and Sonic ($2 for tea, but better ice & tea). This was a tough decision, but since I had enough cash, I decided to splurge for Sonic. This turned out to be the wrong choice. After I ordered, the Sonic guy (who is rather feminine) brings out a tray with several large drinks and an ice cream cone. He sticks the tray half way through my window and tells me to take my tea & ice cream. I take the tea, but not the ice cream, explaining that I didn't order ice cream. I turn to put the drink in the cup holder as he's praising me for being such an honest person. As I turn back toward him, I quickly realized that the reward for honesty at Sonic is someone else's large drink spilling through the open window into my lap. Yes, the Sonic Guy dumped the drink through the car window, the lid came off, and the tea went everywhere! He starts going crazy, saying "I'm sorry sweetie, I just sugared you up" (not sure what that meant, but I think he was referring to the sticky tea) & yelling at the Sonic Girl to bring me some paper towels. I get out of the car and start cleaning the ice out and drying the seat & my clothes, and he tells me the next time I come back, he'll give me a coupon. No offer to help me clean up, no offer to give me free tea, just an apology for "sugaring me". Very strange, but I got a good laugh...Well, off to bed...have a good night!


Matt is waiting to hear if he got an interview with a Private Equity Firm in Dallas. Please pray he'll get it!