Wednesday, April 20, 2011

new classes and exciting news

I started my first day of classes for Spring Term on Monday.  Let's just say that this is going to be a very very busy term.  I've got 8 hours of classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays! I've also got class Mondays and Wednesdays. Thankfully not near as long however.  Every Tuesday I'm required to turn in 15 single-space pages worth of papers.  15 EVERY week! SINGLE space! Here are 5 of the 7 books that I will be reading every word of in the next 6 weeks.  Quite a bit huh? Yeah, my thoughts as well.


BUT, after this term is over, the hubby and I are flying home for about 3 weeks! 
And the best part? We don't have to pay a dime for it! How you ask? Well let me tell you.
Both of us are actually traveling to Washington D.C. to present at a national conference (APS-Association for Psychological Sciences) at the end of May. There's about 10 of us going from the school.  Annnnnd, since my family just so happens to live 10 or so miles from the conference, Beau and I decided to extend our stay by a few weeks.  I met with the school's travel office to discuss the ticket change. Well, it just so happened that our new tickets cost LESS than the original tickets would have been, meaning we didn't have to pay any differences and we get a lovely vacation out of it. I am beyond excited! 

After the conference we will spend some time in Northern Virginia with my family.  We will then head to Virginia Beach for a weekend with my grandparents.  From there we will be heading to North Carolina for an extended-family vacation with Beau's family.  They are actually from Georgia, but their big family vacation in North Carolina happened to line up perfectly with our own travels. We haven't been home since the very beginning of July, shortly after our wedding, so it will be especially nice to have this little time at home.

Also, I'm thinking about having some guest posts while I'm gone. I'm not completely sure what the topics will be yet, but if you're interested (which I hope you are!), shoot me an email and let me know!
Candaceshep22@gmail.com

Sorry for the word overload guys.  
Happy Wednesday!

10 comments:

Jenna said... Best Blogger Tips

15 single spaced pages EVERY Tuesday?!! Candace- that is TERRIBLE!!!! You poor thing!

That is great to hear you will be going home for three weeks, though! :) And even better than you won't have to pay the airfare. Very awesome!!

Leah said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my goodness, that is a crazy amount of writing- good luck girl!

How exciting to get to go home via free airfare and spend time with your families!! :)

Brooke said... Best Blogger Tips

Blah I hate school and that's a ton of papers and pages to write!! You'll do great though. where are you going in NC? I live in Charlotte!

Bon Bon said... Best Blogger Tips

Yikes! You are one busy lady! You'll definitely deserve that vacation:-) xoxo

Courtney B said... Best Blogger Tips

You are going to be a very busy girl for the next 6 weeks!!
That vacation is going to be AMAZING! So fun for you two! (Free makes it EVEN better!)

Piril Maria said... Best Blogger Tips

Wonderful.




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Kristen said... Best Blogger Tips

AH! I think i'm freaking out for you! I wish you the best of luck with everything! and that's so cool you get to see your family for free!

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said... Best Blogger Tips

yay for a vacation!!

Andrea said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh that is so wonderful about being able to visit the fam. Holy cow you're going to be busy next semester! But just think of how greeeeeat it's going to feel when it's over:) Have a great rest of the week!!

pics-o-andrea

Amanda C. said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, that is a whole lot of writing. It's pretty awesome about the free trip home though!