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Sunday, March 20, 2011

An Amazing Weekend

Attending the funeral for one of Shayla's 4H friend's moms last week, once again put a lot in perspective for us. Gayla will be missed! She always had a camera around her neck was always so sweet to Shayla; Shayla wanted to go to the funeral home when she was asked. The death of a 45 year old was yet another wake up call and reminder for us to embrace loved ones and to live and enjoy life with family while you can.

Shayne and I definitely did that this weekend with an early 20th Wedding Anniversary weekend in Las Vegas. I booked a plane ticket for Aunt V to come and take care of Shayla and Shayne arranged for us an incredible room with a fountain view at the Bellagio (see picture). He also booked our tickets to see "O" on Saturday night. I've seen a lot of shows, but never one as amazing as that. We are both still in awe! Thanks, sweet Aunt V for giving us some much needed couple time!

(Check out our incredible desserts at the Bellagio! They wrote "Happy 20th Wedding Anniversary" on our plates - amazing!)
I was recently asked by my boss and my "boss boss" to apply for something very exciting going on in teacher education at Stanford University so I did that on the plane (fingers crossed). Before taking off for the weekend I received word that I grant I wrote to study middle grades ELL students (English Language Learners) in NYC was approved for funding so I'm totally psyched about that! It's an area I only have "book knowledge" about and my awesome BGSU student deserve more than that from me. I called sweet Olivia right away and said, "I'm coming to see you!" because of course I will squeeze that in too! Boy am I blessed! Thank you, Lord Almighty!


At 20/3/11 2:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary Angela and Shayne! So glad you got away for some special couple time. Looks like you had a fabulous time and those desserts look AWESOME!!!

Congrats on the work opportunities. You are so deserving of all your blessings!

At 20/3/11 2:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

...almost forgot to say -- enjoy your time with Olivia! I wish I was meeting up with you both too! Someday...

At 25/3/11 2:37 PM, Anonymous Susy said...

Love Vegas. Happy Anniversary. That looks like La Cirque deserts. YUMMY

At 24/11/11 3:15 PM, Anonymous fort collins, co family portrait photographer said...

mmm, what a delicious desserts! Happy 20th anniversary.Both of you are so blessed.


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