i realize i've been MIA lately...
i've taken two architect registration exams; structural systems and site planning and design. i still have five more. this is one of the most difficult things i've done recently. the studying takes so much time, and i walk out of the testing center feeling miserable. i honestly have no idea if i passed or failed. luckily, i passed both. but i'm sure that i will fail at least one of them. i'm planning on two more before the end of the year, and then take the rest by early spring.
phil and i went to new york city with two of our good friends, lauren and andy. it was a wonderful weekend - good food, good drinks and great company. we explored the highline, the park, brooklyn... i went several places i had never been before. then i went to chicago with my friends brooke and lauren (different lauren). the weather was awful - cold and rainy. but the city is beautiful!! this was my first time, and i loved it. what an amazing city! i also went to phoenix for a conference. it was so warm and wonderful.
in addition, we've hosted several a&m game-watching parties, went to a masquerade ball and halloween parties and survived a hurricane. we did spring a small roof leak and the city had to take down a tree in the front, but we are grateful for the first of many falls in this house. looking forward to another season of change, learning all we can about snow shoveling and winter pipe insulation : )
ps - all photos taken from my instagram account (my account is ekcd)