May 17, 2013

7 Quick Takes (Volume 52)

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I will be starting my full-time fieldwork rotation on Monday! I have to be honest and say that I am not sure what this will mean for my blog right now.  I will take it week by week and see how much time and energy I have to write posts.  I will still update it,  but it just might not be very frequent.  I am so excited (and also nervous) for this experience to get to learn out in the field instead of in the classroom!

The not so great thing about fieldwork - paying tuition to work full time! Ahh! Counting down to graduation in December hehe! :) 

One of my friends gave us a bunch of her food before she moved for her fieldwork rotation, so we tried edamame for the first time!  That stuff is fun to eat - Thomas was popping the shells so the beans flew in the air and he caught them with his mouth haha!

I love these! 

Each of us is willed. Each of us is loved. Each of us is necessary. - Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

We went over to our friend's for baked potatoes and games last night, and had so much fun with them! We played a version of Life...with Twists and Turns.  It was so much fun!
Thomas took me out to see this gorgeous field of flowers that he passes every day on his way to and from work! 

I'm excited for this weekend because we'll get to see both of our families, including our siblings!  Thomas's dad got a new job, and they are moving super far from us soon, so both of our families are getting together one last time this weekend before they move! 


  1. Boo on Thomas's family moving away!!!!

    Edamame is one of my FAVORITE foods. I swear I could eat a whole bag. If I want to eat them slow, I buy them in pods and if I want to inhale, I buy them shelled ;).

    Have a wonderful weekend with family!!!! :)

  2. Aww I'm sorry Thomas's family is moving away! But I hope you have a good time this weekend with them!
    That field really is beautiful! I'm glad you got your rotations figured out and I'll be praying for you!

  3. Good luck with the start of your field work. I felt the same way about student teaching.

  4. I love those # 4 memes! So beautiful!

  5. #4 - LOVE both of those!!! :)

    #5 I always loved the game of Life... I'll have to look for that one! :) We used to have game nights with neighbors... now we're trying to figure that out with early-to-bed little people. :)

  6. I know exactly what you mean about paying tuition to work somewhere! That's what I had to do when I did my student teaching! But in addition, we also had to pay for child care for my little boy!! Ack!! You will do great and you're so close to the finish line!

    That field of flowers is gorgeous! What a sweet place for Thomas to take you!

  7. So excited for you to begin implementing all the knowledge you have gained in school, Caitlin. I remember how excited I was to begin student was so rewarding to actually experience the joy of using all the things I had worked so hard to learn.

    Those flowers...beautiful. Enjoy your weekend with your families. Sorry about your husbands family moving. I am sure they will look to this wonderful blog to keep in touch with you and keep tabs on your life! : )

    Have a wonderful day, friend! : )

  8. How wonderful both families will be together over the weekend. I'm sorry his family has to move further away. The flowers and quotes are beautiful!

  9. Beautiful pictures!! If you are interested, we are having a Bible Verse Photography Challenge at Good luck for your fieldwork rotation!

  10. Loved the fields of flowers! So beautiful!

    And paying to work is a goofy thing, isn't it? The best part is that since you're getting ready to graduate, they want to to carry a full load- for free! But you'll love it. It's so much fun to get into the real world of what you've been preparing for for so long, and the patients are awesome (usually!)