Saturday, April 9, 2011

Well Hello!

I have been noticeably absent from blogging since 2010. Between work, classes, etc., I'm a busy girl!

So what have I been up to?  Well...

In January, I went to the Rose Bowl in sunny Pasadena, CA to cheer on my Badgers. Sadly, it didn't turn out so well for the team, but it was a fantastic vacation that went by much too quickly.

We got to visit the Santa Monica Pier and Muscle Beach, where they held the pep rally for the team.

We also visited the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum.

We rang in the new year with fellow Badger fans.

We saw the Rose Parade. Beautiful, but way too many horses for Rachel.

And of course, we got to see a game in perhaps the most famous stadium in the country.

What a great way to start out the year, right?!

So what else has happened since then? Well, I turned 28. I spent a week volunteering in Appalachia with the students over their spring break (more about that later), and I started perhaps the most challenging course of my academic career - research topics. It's kicking my butt right now, but hopefully by the end, I will have my dissertation proposal fairly complete.

Speaking of, time to get back to reading!

Kitty Picture of the Week

I don't know if they will be snuggling like this for much longer. It's too hot to be touching!
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