I remember when I was an intern (oh so long ago!).  I was lucky enough that each experience was great and my assigned tasks never included getting coffee for the boss.  
I have 3 interns right now and last fall I got to help teach an Archaeology Lab Methods class for 15 undergrads.  Its been a big learning experience working with students and I hope that I am able to provide my interns with a good foundation and understanding for collections and preservation.  Its a neat thing to walk over and see someone accomplishing something that you got to teach them!  Sometimes I think that teaching might be in my future. 
Molding the minds of future museum workers and anthropologists :)

Teaching students how to make a support mount for an artifact (a.k.a. learning how to not cut off your finger while using a serrated knife to cut foam)

A student hangs on my every word as I teach them the ways of the lab


Auntie part II

So guess what?  I'm going to be an Auntie again!
My twin sister Jessica is having a baby!  What another precious miracle we get to celebrate.  She is due in the hot and sweaty month of July and I couldn't be more excited.  

I got to spend time with my new little nephew Sanford over Christmas. He is an angel and I never knew that I could love someone so much without really even knowing them. I can't wait to meet my next niece or nephew.

Sanford wearing his candy-cane outfit Christmas morning

I sat on the couch Christmas eve and turned to my older sister Elizabeth and said, "You're a mom now".  She replied, "Yeah, its kind of wierd!"
Our lives will never be the same.  Her priority now is her little boy and her family, and soon it will be the same for Jessica.  I watched Elizabeth with Sanford and saw how natural and easy it was for her to be a mom.  She was glowing!  My sisters are mothers and I know that they will be wonderful at it!

While home for Christmas, I helped Jessica and her husband make a baby announcement and if I do say so myself it turned out so cute!

 It is exciting to see the changes that Jessica is going through now.  Everyday it seems like her belly is changing.  

 15 weeks

July will be here before we know it!



I'm Back!

I know I have been MIA for about a month.  No excuses really.  

My trip home for Christmas was amazing (more on that to come)

Our family is going through so many big changes right now and I will catch you all up on that soon!  (if I still have any readers left!)

Work has been crazy and I've been trying to catch up on all that the New Year has to offer.

Speaking of the New Year...
Bring it on!  I'm ready for you.  Whatever obstacles you throw in my direction or whatever new opportunities you present, I will be prepared to dive in with both feet.

So here is to beautiful days, lots of laughter, and learning new things about you, myself, and yes, even Florida.

Fakahatchee State Park, Sunset