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What We've Been Up To...

So much time has gone by in between posts...and so many good, fun things have been going on. I thought I might do a quickie photo update...

Matt & I spent the HOTTEST, MOST humid day at the Iowa State Fair...


Just so I could catch Davy Jones in concert! The Monkee in me just COULDN'T pass up the opportunity! Waiting for the concert to start...I wondered if it would be worth it...we were SO hot!


IT WAS!! I had the best time singing along - though I'm sure the folks in front of me didn't! Matt would smile at me every time I turned to look at him...'Yep, that's my wife.'


I also worked the Iowa Egg Council booth again this year at the Iowa State Fair with my friends Amy & Gina. People are still crazy about their free eggs on a stick!


Speaking of Amy - she and I ran another 5K. The Harvest Dreams 5K out at Living History Farms. For some reason I thought that running through the grounds, at 6:30 in the evening, in AUGUST, would be a good idea.
It wasn't. Not a…

Blue September…or is it?

September is upon us yet again. While I’m amazed that the summer has flown by, and I’m yearning for the cool, lovely days of fall, I am also finding myself flooded with memories of THAT September. It’s weird…the past few years the 14th has come and gone with little fan fare, but this year I find myself a little more emotional. Perhaps it’s because this is the 5th anniversary, or perhaps it was just time I broke down a little. It’s hard to say.
I found myself sitting at the intersection near my work and the hospital on a cool, sunny day last week and waited as an ambulance came waling by on its way to the ER. I felt like I might throw up. The memory of my own ambulance trip to that very hospital closed in unexpectedly fast. Matt and I talked about it later that night…the fact that I was finding myself a little more emotional as we approached this year’s anniversary. I think in years past I might have been sad thinking of the loss we suffered…thinking of the life that was forever alt…