Friday, November 30, 2007

Hello, world!

Hey guys. I thought I'd send out the update for those of you who don't have Facebook or don't check it or whatever. Anyway, I'm engaged! Jay and I will be getting married the 15th of March 2008. Yep, the Ides of March. It's our 2-year anniversary of when we started dating, and it's also the first Saturday of my spring break. So, that's the news. I bought a dress last night (in Oskaloosa, if you can believe it...) and we're deep in discussions about caterers, photographers, etc., etc., ad nauseam. I'm trying to keep it as small and low-key as possible, but the moms aren't exactly cooperating. Apparently there are tens of thousands of people who are non-negotiables on the invite list. Ah, well, we'll get it pared back eventually (I hope). Anyway, here's a picture of Jay and me the night we got engaged. He proposed on a bridge in Madison County (although not a covered one, because the one he had in mind was already occupied by a couple making out). We found out later, though, that the bridge where he asked me is called "Lovers' Bridge." Awwwww.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Hey Rebecca

If you're out there. And since I don't think I have your email address.

I just found out that we're going to be based out of Denver, which means I can finally truly consider going back and getting my MLS since

A) The University of Denver has an ALA accredited program
B) We'll be in one place long enough for me to the degree
C) We'll be staying put long enough for me to actually use that degree rather than just constantly being on the job hunt as we move every two years

So I was wondering if I could pick your brain...

For one thing, did you go back full time or part time? Did it take you a year or longer? You specialized in school libraries, didn't you?

I'm just curious. I'm not 100% sure that getting my MLS is the route that I'll go with, but it is definitely a front runner of all of my options.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Bands of the 21st Century

So this isn't really an update, but I wanted to share this picture with all the band geeks. I went to a marching band competition up here a few weeks ago and got to see a few of the bands we used to see at Valley or Ankeny. This is a picture of Rosemount's traveling SEMI! Yes, that is actually a tractor trailer that they bought a few years ago and retrofitted for their marching band equipment. It made me laugh :)

P.S. - I thought they should have won, but Irondale got 1st place. These bands do some crazy stuff these days...

Monday, November 05, 2007

TK Update

Ever since rotations started in May, time has been flying for me. I am on rotation #7 of 10. This month I'm on the oncology floor at UNMC.

Brian and Maya are doing great. We've been doing as many fun fall things as possible, like one last trip to the zoo, Vala's Pumpkin Patch, Living History Farms Halloween, and trips to local parks. Here are a few pictures from our outings.

I hope everyone else is doing well!