Wednesday, October 21, 2015


Today Matthew officially becomes a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) and I am SO proud of him! 

If you remember during the summer of 2014 Matthew was among the first class at Tennessee Tech to take the "fast pass" and studied and sat for all four parts, and passed every one of them on the first try. He ended up being the only one from that class to pass all four parts that summer. It didn't come easy, and he sacrificed a lot of events that summer to study for them. He was studying anywhere from 8 to 10 hours a day, 6 to 7 days a week. We had many library date nights, celebrated with ice cream each time he passed a part and celebrated big when he got his last score in. It was a crazy, busy summer but it was worth it and I know he is SO relieved to have that behind him. If you aren't familiar with how intense the CPA exams are, most people have compared them to sitting for the bar.

So yes, we will CELEBRATE today! We started with breakfast this morning and will continue for dinner tonight before church. I ran by Panera yesterday morning and got his favorite bagel and kept it in a sealed zip lock bag to keep it fresh until this morning, because I knew if I tried to leave the apartment early this morning he would have known exactly what I was doing lol. 

I printed these off yesterday and taped them to some books this morning while he was getting ready for creative, I know ;) 

Cinnamon crunch bagels toasted from Panera with plain cream cheese is his absolute favorite! And starting today he gets to add CPA to his title! We will be needing to get him some updated business cards!

Today is a big day full of celebrations in the Coats' apartment, and I am one proud wife!!


  1. Congratulations to Matthew (and to you!)!

  2. Aw congrats!!! That's so exciting and super impressive he passed all 4 tests the 1st time!! Enjoy celebrating him :)

  3. Congrats to HIM!! My husband is going to school for accounting and I cannot wait till he graduates. That is so exciting!! :) Yayyy for genius husbands!! haha he basically is the only reason I am passing my math class right now
    xo, Candace | Lovely Little Rants

  4. That is so cute of you to do! I love celebrating achievements: big and small!!

  5. This is a HUGE accomplishment! Something to be proud of for sure :) I'm glad you two celebrated!!!! Congrats to him!


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