Sunday, October 24
1. What is your favorite food to eat for breakfast?
WOW so many options, how could I possible choose one. Well here are a FEW. My dad's pancakes with just butter and sugar on them. French toast with powdered sugar, syrup and strawberries. Crepes with butter and syrup oozing out the ends when you roll them up. Extra crispy bacon with a med-rare steak and scrambled eggs with pepper jack cheese melted on top. and finally a bowl of cereal...it doesn't matter what type as long as it is sugar coated (or can be coated with sugar) and doesn't contain raisins!
2. What personal accomplishment are you most proud of and why?
I would have to say that obtaining my Young Women Personal Progress award is one thing that I am most proud of. I really struggled with obtaining all the requirements. My mom pushed me to finish and there were times when I was sure she wanted to give up, but I am sure glad and proud to say that I finished.
3. What's the last book you read, and would you recommend it?
Oh man, I haven't read a book in a while. I think the last one I read all the way through was The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown. I love all of his work because it is well written and interesting. I think I have read all of his books in one sitting. They just suck me in to the point where I can't stop reading.
4. Describe the organization (or lack thereof) of your closet. Are your clothes arranged by type, color, season, something else? Is there something about it you'd like to change/add to make it better/easier to use?
The organization level of my close is at about a 6 out of 10. My clothes are arranged by type. First I have coats, then dresses/skirts, jeans and dress pants, tanks, nice/dress shirts, then T-shirts and finally my wedding dress! I tried to arrange them by color at one point, but that didn't last long at all!
If I could add something to my closet it would be about 50 square feet!
5. What is one talent/skill you'd like to develop and why?
I would love to learn how to play the organ. I love playing the piano so much and the organ just seems to cool! It would add a whole other dimension to some of my favorite music...the hymns!
I love cooking and feel that I am passable at it. I would love to learn how to cook my mom's rolls and my dad's pancakes.
Cake decorating is also a skill that I would like to develop. I don't plan on doing anything more with the talent then making awesome birthday cakes for my future children, but it has always been something I wanted to be better at.
I love styling my own hair! I did my own hair for my wedding and have already decided how I want to wear it for graduation and already practiced!
I wish I could style other people's hair with the same ease that I can do my own!
I tag: Jessica, Cheylee, and Liz/Jon...and any other person who feels inclined to answer my questions!
Here are your questions:
1) What is your dream car?why?
2) If you could trade lives for a day with one person who would it be and why?
3) If you were a chocolate dessert which one would you be?
4) What is your favorite holiday? (birthdays don't count)
5) Is there any hope for the Cowboys football season? A&M football season? What needs to happen to make these teams successful??
Friday, October 8
As some of you know Chris has been preparing to go to law school for a while now! Earlier this summer he took the LSAT (159) and has been analyzing and choosing which law schools he was going to apply to ever since. He has been gathering letters of recommendation, transcripts, and personal evaluations to start the application process. A couple of weeks ago he was finally able to apply!! WHOOP! ....and then the waiting started....or so we thought...
We have already heard back from 3 of the 7 law schools he applied to...an AMAZING blessing!
Here is the status of all the law schools he applied to:
Southtexas - pending
University of Houston - pending
University of Tulsa - ACCEPTED
Texas Tech - pending
OU - pending
University of Missouri - ACCEPTED
Oklahoma City University - ACCEPTED
We are headed to law school baby! Now it is not a question of whether we will go, but where we will go. So many options have been coming our way. What a blessing it is to have all of Chris's hard work pay off!
Now we are waiting to see if he will receive scholarships anywhere!Cross your fingers for us!
Friday, September 10
On another note we are almost moved into our new apartment. One new addition to our furniture was a large floral couch. We traded Jordan and Julia our pull-out couch for the floral one! Needless to say...I am not a floral print person (neither is Chris). SO we covered that sucker with a nice chocolate brown. I am in love with our new couch cover!
Monday, June 28
In case you were wondering…
The current LSAT is scored on a scale of 120 to 180.
The average score is a 150! This means that we are definitely headed to law school!
I am so proud of you sweetie! You are really the best!
(sorry for the lack of pictures and emphasis…something is jacked up the way I can post stuff on my blog…)
Tuesday, May 25
It finally happened. Chris has officially GRADUATED from TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY! WHOOP! On May 14, 2010, at 9:34ish am Chris received his diploma. This was a day we had both been looking forward to. Here are the events that happened at his graduation.
A&M has finally wised up and decided it was too much to have a commencement speaker at every graduation ceremony. There were over 6000 graduates this May! They decided that on Thursday, the night before all the graduations began; they would have one big speaking event. For Chris's graduation, the speaker was: General David H. Petraeus, U.S. commander in the war against terrorism in the Middle East and Central Asia. This was really exciting for Chris…and much better than having someone like Obama coming to speak! We went at 5:30 on Thursday night to hear him speak. It was very interesting! He was a really good speaker.
On the day of the ceremony, Chris had to be there early and I wanted to get good seats, so we left pretty early. Well Chris got there on time, but as far as the seating goes, it was pretty crazy. We ended up on the second deck, only we were on the side that faced the back of the graduates as they crossed the stage. BUT we were able to get some great pictures!
We didn't know when Chris would be coming in, or which door he would walk through...all we had to do was wait and search the hundreds of graduates to find Chris! He is the one in the black graduation gown wearing black slacks and a white collared shirt with a green tie...does that help? After about 10 min we found him! Can you see him?
Since the commencement speaker was the night before, things went by (relatively) fast! Here is Chris right before he went on stage. He is telling the announcer (which had an amazing voice btw) what his name was. Apparently, Chris told me later, that they checked to make sure he was actually Christopher Collin Cooper like 7 times before he made it to the stage!
(We ordered some other pictures of the graduation and I will post them when we get them!)
Once Chris had graduated, there were still over 1/2 of the graduates left. He decided to leave early to let celebrating could begin! Thanks to everyone who was there to support Chris during his big day!
My Dad, Sarah, Me and Chris (my grandpa came down too, but he was unable to make it to the ceremony)
On mine and Chris's way home, we went to get his diploma framed. Myra's was having a special where she could frame the diploma in 1 hour. After we dropped the diploma off, it took about 15 min to get to our apartment. We hadn't even gotten back long enough to change clothes, before she called us and said that the diploma was ready! So I jumped back in the car and went to pick it up!
I love it! and more importantly...Chris loves it! It looks so nice. One of the reasons that he chose this one, was b/c of the coin with the A&M crest in the bottom of the frame! Needless to say, if she is still doing the same style when I graduate...there will be two just like this on our wall!
After everyone oohhhed and awwwwed over the diploma, it was time to celebrate! Chris just wanted to grill steaks and chill at our house so that is exactly what we did. As most of you know our apartment is tiny so we set up some tables outside to eat dinner. I was really worried about the weather, but luckily the rain held off until we had everything cleaned up.
Thanks to everyone who helped with the food! It was EXCELLENT! We had steaks, baked potatoes, rolls, and corn on the cob!
The whole group...
A couple days after, we took some more graduation pictures! Thanks Julia for letting us keep your camera for a couple more days!
Chris Cooper, Fightin Texas Aggie Class of 2010!
Friday, April 16
Before my family got there Meredith and I had been working on a petti-skirt for Hannah (my youngest sister!) She picked out the colors herself and I think that it turned out really CUTE!
Monday, March 1
Friday, January 29
Tuesday, January 5
putting up the christmas trees...
chasing kids with tons of energy...
being together with family...
and large decorative balls.
the house next to the best house.
...or Winning the Amazing Cooper Race.
...getting blue-ray dvds, even when you don't have a player (yet!).