Thursday, November 30, 2006

Happy Belated Thanksgiving

Sunlight update: 6 hours and 19 minutes (Sunrise-10:24 am, Sunset-4:43 pm). Weather has been pleasently nice the past few days. Translate: mid 30's. We did have some snow on Sunday night, with the wind it was enough to cancel all of the flights for the day.

Sorry it's taken me so long to post an update. It's been so busy here. Okay, it hasn't. I really have no excuse.

We spent Thanksgiving at Eric's supervisors place. A few other couples from his work where there also. We had a good time, ate plenty of food, had some laughs and then went home with belly aches. We completely missed any football that was on TV. It's one of those things where you get up in the morning and football is alreay on. If we want to watch Sunday football, we have to have the TV on at 8:00 am and then it's done by 2 or 3 pm.

I do have some update information on the wedding plans though. We have finally decided where to have it. Nothing is finalized yet, but we are 99.9% sure on this. It will be in Brookings, SD. Eric, I and our parents couldn't really agree on a location around home, so Eric and I decided to do something that meant something to both of us. For those of you that don't know, Eric and I meet in Brookings at college. We are planning on having the ceremony at McCrory Gardens and the reception/dance at the Brookings Inn. Stay tuned for more late breaking information!

Well, I did my first major duty this morning as Project Director for the Talent Search program. I finalized and submitted the Annual Performance Report for the FY06 that I had no part in. Talk about giving you a challenge. It's tough putting together a report for a year that you weren't around. Oh well. It's done and over with. Hopefully they don't find anything wrong!

Well, it's time for me to be signing off - lunch break is almost over. I'll talk to you all soon ~Amy

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Drew Barrymore

Sunlight update: 7 hours and 17 minutes

Well, yesterday I received what I consider as one of the best compliments someone can give a person. The maintenance guy at work asked me if anyone had ever told me that I looked like Drew Barrymore. I told him he was a first and I'd take it as a compliment. Everytime I see a picture of Drew or a movie that she is in, I will wonder if there is any truth to the compliment! What do you all think?

Wedding plans are inching along. Been doing some research on costs of reception locations, caterers, etc. It helps that I have willing people in the lower 48 to give me a hand. It's tough with the 3 hour time difference. I'll probably have to call people over my lunch hour (3:00 pm CST). Two of the three bridesmaids have been confirmed, thanks Wendy and Alethea! We also have 2 groomsmen confirmed, thanks Josh and Brett. I won't mention the third ones until we have officially asked them. Well, it's time to get back to work. ~Amy

Monday, November 13, 2006

September 15, 2007

Sunlight update: 7 hours and 31 minutes

Title got you confused? Well, it's definitely not today's date. Eric and I have finally set a date. That's right folks, September 15, 2007 is the official wedding date, so mark your calendars. We are still in the process of trying to finalize a location and time. We've been thinking about Fort Sisseton, but don't know for sure. We've been also trying to check into places in Aberdeen. We will keep you posted as things start coming together.

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas here. We got 2 to 3 inches of the fluffy stuff last night. Temperatures aren't too bad though. It's been between the high teens to mid twenties for the most part.

Eric is getting the hunting bug bad. It's tough when he can't claim residency yet (9 months to go!) to be able to hunt at the residency price. He may try to go out with one of the guys he works with to get some sightseeing in! He's also thinking of starting to trap again, which will help a little.

I will try to post more often in the future. Signing off for now ~ Amy

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Rings, Curves and Work

Sunlight update ~ 8 hrs and 28 minutes

For those of you that haven't seen the engagement ring yet, here is what it almost looks like. The only real difference is that mine has 4 little chips down each side. Eric did a pretty good job picking it out all by himself ;)

I've been signing up for free catalogs (invitations, favors, etc) to get ideas for the wedding. There's so many ideas out there. I've also been checking out different forums to get ideas. It's amazing what some people are doing.

Well, I stopped by the local Curves yesterday and I will be starting to go there on Friday. I need to tone up a bit for the wedding. For those of you that don't know what Curves is, it is a gym specifically for women. It's a 1/2 hour workout that touches on all different areas of the body. It uses hydraulic resistance, so you use your own strength/body weight. I'll keep you all posted on how it's going!

Well, not much else is going on here. We are still trying to unfinish packing. I get my own craft room which is great. Working is going good. I have a year end report that is due the end of November for the past year of the Talent Search program. For those of you that don't have any clue what I do or what Talent Search is, check out our website:

I'm in charge of the grant, which includes putting together 6-7 week long summer camps (instructors, program leaders, etc), contacting schools/students that may be interested in the camps and writing reports. I'm also involved in helping out a couple of other camps. This keeps me busy. I'm in the process right now of trying to get information from school on this past summer's participants. That's a challenge in itself!

I'll check in with all of you when something interesting happens! ~ Amy