Wednesday, April 30, 2008

End of April aka Josh's Birthday

Today is Josh's Birthday, he turned the big 2-1! To celebrate Cassie and I got some balloons and set up a mini birthday party in track ops where Josh works. We made a cake and cupcakes because those guys can put away the baked goods. Then we went to dinner tonight at Mikado, a sushi/japanese place. It was really good! He's going to my parents house this weekend to celebrate with them in South Carolina, and if you know anything about our situation, that is a HUGE blessing!

Today was also really fun at work because I got to babysit Zoey, my boss' daughter, most of the day. She is such a sweetheart and I miss hanging out with kids. I forget how much fun being a preschool teacher was! We played most of the afternoon and then she was so sad when she had to go home, and I felt terrible when she cried and wanted to stay and hang out with me...

I hope that everyone had a great April and if you're like me you're so ready for May and SPRING!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Make a Wish Conference

I went to the Make a Wish Volunteer Re-commit conference today. It was amazing and so inspiring! The opening was cool and the first session I went to was about dealing with difficult people and it was great! So many new insights and ways to deal with people, I learned alot in that session. The next session was about getting over the fear of fundraising, which I went to because I hate asking people for money. It so cool because I came away with a whole new way of thinking. I used to think about fund raising like this: "If it were my job it would be so much easier" then today I thought why don't I just think of it like it is my job?!? So simple right? Well I think that it is going to work so much better!

The thing I think was the most inspiring was the Wish Family presentation, which always make me cry! But it was a great family and super cool story. Also we recognized the volunteers and the years that they have served Make a Wish. The most years of service was 18 and he completed his 100th wish this year! I thought that was so amazing!!

It was a great way to spend a Saturday!

Thursday, April 24, 2008


I don't know about everyone else, but I did not expect to be driving to work in the snow this morning! April showers ok, but rain showers, not snow showers!

It is exciting however that the high on Monday is 75 degrees...

Friday, April 18, 2008

Costa Rica

Sunset on the beach, and the view from my spot by the pool. I had a great time in Costa Rica! It was so pretty there every day! I did get really sunburned and I am totally red all over! I got home last night at 3am and then I got a fever and was shaking until like 7am! Finally, the fever broke and now I'm just so super dehydrated and very weak. Hopefully I can get some energy before I have to go back to work tomorrow!

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Costa Rica

Countdown to Costa Rica: 3 days!

On a side note...I have been the happiest I have been in a very long time!