Oh what a feeling!

I talked to my boss today about Kirk's interview in D.C. (all she knew was that we were going on vacation suddenly). She was very funny and said that the commute for me was going to be killer! I have loved working with her but oh does it feeling amazing to know that there is an end. I don't know how people work in health care for life...it could send you right to the crazy farm! So I thank all my family and friends who have listened to me complain for the past few months. Felt like this little girl...full of joy!
found on flickr.com

Job Update

We returned from a wedding weekend in Indy on Sunday (congrats Russ and Annie!) to some promising news. Kirk had a second phone interview with World Vision for a finance position on Monday. It went really well, and he really enjoyed the people/potential supervisor. They said their desired hiring window was "soon," but Kirk was shocked when the next day he got a call to set up a face-to-face interview at the World Vision office in Washington, D.C. WV is one of the top five organizations that Kirk was hoping to work for. Lynne was excited to see a company finally respond in a timely manner (they have their stuff together there). So, we will be flying out to DC on Wednesday afternoon, August 1 through Friday evening, August 3. The interview is Thursday morning (be praying!) and will last about half the day, and the rest of our time out there will we spent looking around to see where we could afford to live that was the closest to the office (WV's office is by Union Station, if you know the area and have a suggestion :) We've both got some friends out there that we are hoping to see and pick their brains, and hopefully the WV staff will have a lot of suggestions. Quite excited!! We'll keep you posted.
Photo by Keith Stanley


Smiley 4th

Each year the Smiley and Haimbaugh families (Smiley is an off-shoot) get together at the family's land in Rochester, Indiana around the 4th of July. This year's reunion had beautiful weather, and we were able to talk with cousins that we normally don't get to see. We soaked it up all we could since we don't know what will be going on in '08.



Let the sun shine, and it did, despite a horrible forecast of thunderstorms and large hail! These pictures can do all the talking for now, but to answer some questions:

-Was it better than I could have expected? Yes.

-How high did I get? 11,500 feet or so.
-Would I do it again? Sign me up.
-Do I think everyone should experience it? Yes.

-Is Lynne next? For sure!

(issues with the DVD, so I won't have video for a little while still)