Monday, March 31, 2008


I started my new job today. I sat through orientation which consisted of representatives from all of the different departments coming to talk to us about the rules and regulations and "the way things work".

The most interesting thing I heard was that Cessna has lakes on all of their campuses to help with drainage but those lakes caused a problem with geese. To solve that problem, they bought swans since they're very territorial but then they found our they had a snapping turtle problem because one of the geese was decapitated so they had to catch a bunch of snapping turtles but there's still one out there because he's too big for the traps to catch. (whew...)

All that to say, I'm ready for tomorrow when I really get to start my job.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Rock Chalk

I'll admit, the Jayhawks made me nervous this afternoon but ROCK CHALK we're going to the Final Four!!!

I also start my new job tomorrow and I am so excited.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

The kid in me

I colored today and had so much fun. I think you have to have some "childish" things that you enjoy doing - they keep you young. :-)

Some of my other favorite kid things to do:
  • dance around to music with absolutely no rhythm whatsoever
  • watch teenie-bop movie (cheesy but oh-so-fun)
  • lick the bowl after making brownies
  • there are tons of others...

In not-so-childish news, Mike and I officially have a washer, dryer and fridge. Yay for being grown up!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Do your own thing

Sara Bareilles wrote this song in response to her record asking her to write a love song. Here's to being who you are and not changing just because someone asks you to.

Friday, March 21, 2008

We are...


(Pictures and more info later...)

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

A Year Ago Yesterday

The man of my dreams asked me to marry me and made me the happiest girl in the world.

(Yes, I'm sappy. Deal with it)

Monday, March 17, 2008

Getting out of Dodge

Mike and I went to Dallas this weekend for a Canucks vs. Stars game. Here are a few pictures from our weekend.

The Stars hitting the ice.

A nod to the great state of Texas!

John, JoAnn, me and Mike

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Iced Coffee

I served coffee to about 40 people at our luncheon today. No big deal other than it was supposed to be iced tea.

Apparently the boxes of tea and coffee bags got moved around and the coffee sat where the tea usually was and all of our attendees got iced coffee.

It was really funny but a little embarassing too. Oh well, no harm done. :-)

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Movin' on up

The cat is officially out of the bag - I am the new Communications Coordinator for the Engineering Department for Cessna Aircraft. I start March 31 and I am pumped.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Don't Take Your Time

Other than my family, friends and church in St. Louis, I miss going to hear this girl sing with my friends. We didn't go all the time, just often enough for it to be special. Did I mention that I miss getting to hear her at cool STL places?

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

New Blog Name

I need a better blog name - I just can't figure out what to call it. Here are some ideas (in no particular order), let me know which one you like most or if you have an idea. :-)

Feet Off the Ground
Here, There and Everywhere
Tale e Vita (Such is life in Italian)