Work, life, and everything in between: A photo update

Wow, where have the last six weeks gone? I had intended to do more posts, but couldn’t make the time. So today’s post will fill you in on all of the recent happenings.

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I participated in Christmas in the Country gift exchange with other agricultural bloggers – it was a blast and I look forward to doing it again next (err this) year. I did blog about this, and it can be found in my feed.
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My sister and I were able to get on the same flight west – good times.
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A view of the river, notice the beaver trees?
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My Mom’s sheep started lambing right before we came home, it was fun to see them play and run.
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My Dad and I went coyote hunting (they are a major predator for sheep, goats, and baby calves). One morning all we called in were these curious heifers.
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My sister and I started a little genealogy project for my Dad. We didn’t quite solve the puzzle, but when we finish gathering all of the details I will do a blog post on what we found.
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Many years ago my Grandmother made an Advent calendar for her mother (my Great-Grandma) and my Mom. My Mom uses hers annually, and I now have the one my Great-Grandma had, but it has seen better days and left my sister with out one. So I decided to make one for my sister… and loved it so much I am making one for myself too. It was fun to customize the ornaments to fit them and their interests, and some of the ornaments came off of the original tree my Grandmother made.
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While there wasn’t much Christmas snow, there were some great sunrises, sunsets, and clouds – and if you are a regular reader of my blog, you know I love sky shots.
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For New Year’s Eve the Hubs and I cooked up some crab legs. Oh they were tasty! The only problem was we should have bought more πŸ™‚
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I just had my 5th Extension anniversary, and went up for promotion. Our annual reports were also due just a week later… What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, right?
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One of my favorite things about my job is that no two days are the same. In the last couple of weeks I have seen calves grazing corn stalks and I have received a bag of popcorn from our agronomy department – who else gets these perks at their job? Working at a research center is pretty awesome.
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The Hubs and I both had Martin Luther King Day off, so we headed to Kansas City (one of our favorite cities to visit) for a long weekend. We enjoyed the sites, the food, the tours, and the relaxation!

Were your last few weeks as insane as mine? I look forward to things slowing down just a bit!

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Happy Birthday America!

Happy 4th of July or Independence Day to you and yours. I hope you enjoy all the festivities the long weekend offers. This is a collection of flag pictures I have taken in Chicago, IL (left and top middle); Kearney, NE (top right); Topaz, CA (bottom right, this one was actually taken by my cousin), and Kansas City, MO (bottom center). Cheers!!

 

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The hubs and I will relax, BBQ, and catch some fireworks. What do you have planned?

Bones and Art

This weekend the hubs and I headed south to visit an old college roommate that has recently moved to the area. We decided to check out the First Friday Art scene near the Power and Light District in Kansas City. We stumbled across two exciting (beauty is in the eye of the beholder) exhibit featuring bones (animal bones to be exact)! The Skin and Bones exhibit was great (unsure what the second exhibit was titled)! I am just macabre enough that I think I could recreate one of these for my home. What do you think? 20140607-104954-38994785.jpg

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