September has been good to me. On the 1st of the month I completed my last final. Ever. 8 days later my final grades were posted and submitted. And....I did it! I successfully had the lamest summer of my life, but I GRADUATED. From college. It's fantastic. As for right now I dont pity anyone in school, but come the end of this month when Geoff starts up again I know I'm going to be totally jealous. I really like school--not all of it--but most of it was pretty fun and engaging. But for now I feel relieved and can't wait to get settled into my new working woman lifestyle. Our insurance cards came in the mail yesterday and I felt just as accomplished, if not more,  as when I got an A on my marketing plan. And that's a big deal because I poured my heart and soul into that thing.

Me, the day I graduated. Because you were just dying to see.

and this might have happened too.

We've managed to fit in some fun this month too. 

Geoff and I went to The Dalles/Portland for a bit. 

While in Portland I took Geoff to this incredible portland based company Moonstruck Chocolates.
We both agree that this is the best milkshake we have ever had. 
The conquistador: chocolate, caramel and carmelized hazelnuts.
To. Die. For.

We couldnt help but snag these little guys too.
Geoffs was a chocolate orange owl and mine was a chocolate hazelnut frakenstein laced with pop rocks.

We went to the farmers market in The Dalles too.
Poor Geoff didnt fit in the car.

Larry shows off his new flowers.

I bought Sweet Cherry jam and I'm saving it just for you Shellene. 
Its crazy delicious.

A couple days ago I paid my brother with a mediocre dinner in return for painting my bedroom. 
The whole family came over and Levi asked Geoff if he wanted to armwrestle. 
Funniest thing ever. 

As for now Im spending the rest of my time gearing up for the first home game! Im so excitied for football to start in Corvallis and for all the fun we are going to have this year. I love that we get to spend so much time with family this time of year. 

Happy September!


sam said...

love everything about this post. truly.
sometimes i secretly wished we lived in corvy because i feel like we'd be good buds. :)

Shellene said...

Oh my heavens! Look at your gorgeous, long locks. Seriously, I've never seen your hair that long (in the whole year you've been married). Love it. And you had me at sweet... cherry... then jam. Then I read the label. Then I wiped the slobber off my keyboard. Just have a good loaf of english muffin toast and I'll do a good job on that bottle of deliciousness. Is the weather changing? How are the flowers in that cute town? Congrats on graduating. Quite the accomplishment. And p.s.....the one photo of you two...say it with me "not cute!"

Geoff + Katie said...

Dear Sam, I was just thinking the same thing the other day.

Shellene I'm anxiously awaiting your arrival. The first of October is going to be at it's optimal beauty up here. And yes, the flowers our flourishing. Except for the ones i grow.

mike said...

Can you say WINCO??? Ready or not, here we come. Soooo looking forward to getting out of town and back to Corvalis. Even after Geoff graduates, we may still have to make occasional visits. Congrats on finishing your last class. You can feel proud of your accomplishment!!
Love you guys and see you soon..Jones