Life post-law school has been fantastic so far! I had several days without any responsibilities, and I have felt very productive because I've been studying for the bar during the mornings and afternoons. In the evenings I've gotten chores done, and I've experimented in the kitchen with some old and new meals. Derek is quite enjoying my free time as well! He's usually the one who likes to cook, but I think he enjoys eating just as much (if not more haha).
On Saturday I went to my friend Vicki's apartment for some charades with friends. We always have a good time coming up with the charades clues. When you get a bunch of law students together, the clues end up saying things like "Airplane jurisdiction." We had a great time!
|Charades in action!|
|Vicki is moving in about a week, so she cleaned up and found some temporary tattoos|
On Sunday, Derek and I studied in the morning and afternoon. Derek has several big tests coming up (including one on the day after we get back from Becca's wedding!!), so he's been working a lot on school-related activities on top of working 14-hour shifts at the hospital. I don't know how he's doing it. He also made me this:
|The Avon Walk for the Cure is a 39-mile walk to benefit breast cancer research that takes place over two days. The route went right in front of our apartment!|
In the evening, to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, we enjoyed some festive food and music! I cooked some beef in the crockpot all day with peppers, onions, and a spice rub for carnitas. I'd also pinned something on pinterest that I was excited to try -- homemade flour taco bowls! You take a flour tortilla, spray it with Pam, and drape it over a ball of aluminum foil. Bake it in the oven at 375 degrees for 10 minutes, and you get a taco shell!
Now dear readers, I warn you... if you have not eaten in the past 2-3 hours, you should probably consume a snack before scrolling down through the following pictures. Good looking food ahead!
After dinner, we broke into a bottle of champagne I received as a gift from the professor I worked with as a Dean's Fellow. This was my first official glass of champagne--since it's not technically champagne unless the grapes were grown in Champagne, France. I also googled the price because I'm curious like that! It was a nice bottle, if you catch my drift. Honestly, Derek and I must not be very worldly because I couldn't really tell between real champagne and sparkling wine. Either way, it was a very thoughtful gift, and Derek and I enjoyed it!
I have also had the chance to learn more about my new camera (thanks for the early graduation present, Mom and Dad!) I've had so much fun fiddling around with it. I don't think a day goes by that I don't pull it out and try new settings and functions! I have probably 300 pictures of Brennan modeling! Here's some fun pictures I took last night:
I like playing with the focus the best. Look how pretty everything is blurred out in the background! And the colors are so crisp and pretty!