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Friday, May 29, 2009

so much to blog, so little time...

I swear I'll be blogging again next week.
I have so much to blog about but so little time to do it.

We're headed home to Conyers for the 2nd weekend in a row so I pretty much feel like we've been living out of the car for the last 2 weeks.

I'm looking forward to my days off next week....
so much to catch up on around the house,
so much school work to do,
and of course lots of blogging.

See you guys next week!

Monday, May 11, 2009

the great state of Texas...

Mom & I had a wonderful time in the great state of Texas.

We loved spending time on the Riverwalk where the river is beautiful, the music is fun, and the food is spectacular!
We ate lunch Wed. at this excellent Mexican restaurant, Casa Rio, which we later learned was the 1st restaurant to open on the Riverwalk but was originally owned by Germans...crazy!

We of course couldn't forget the Alamo...

The conference was great, somewhat overwhelming, but great.
There were over 5,000 attendees, but everything was so organized we rarely felt like we were in the midst of that many people. At the opening ceremony, we had the opportunity to hear an inspirational speech by breast cancer survivor, Geralyn Lucan.
I can't wait to read her book "Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy".

My presentation on Thursday went very well, and many people seemed very interested in my poster.
Here I am with my poster all set up.

We didn't get time to do too much shopping, and I didn't find many souveniers, but I did bring back something that I'm tickled about!
For those who don't know, I love children's books & I'm always on the search for books to add to my ever-growing collection.
I found this one & couldn't turn it down...it's sooo adorable.

From what we saw, I loved the city of San Antonio.
Perhaps I was most amazed by the beautiful array of tropical flowers.
I love to take pictures of flowers wherever I go.
Here are some of my favorite flower shots...

I'd definitely love to visit San Antonio again!

Friday, May 8, 2009

a year from now...

It's hard to believe that in a year from now we'll be moving into yet another new phase in our lives.

This weekend is graduation weekend at both Duke & U.N.C.
That means one more year and it'll be mine & Chris' turn to graduate (again!).

Although we don't know yet whether Chris will graduate in December or May of next year, he will be able to walk at the May ceremony meaning we'll both graduation on the same weekend!

I can't believe that we've been here for nearly 4 years...
the time has flown by!
We've found wonderful places to work & further our education,
we've found a church that we love,
and we've made the best of friends.

We have no idea what we'll be doing or where we'll be going a year from now,
but no matter where we go it will be hard to leave here.
This has become our home.
For now, we'll keep working & studying hard all the while waiting to see what's in store for us in the future!