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Sebastian Turns Two!

So...I admit it. We've become one of those couples that makes the dog the "child"...but I don't care. I love this stinkin' dog (and he IS quite stinky right now) and I'm not ashamed to admit it.

(Extra space here for Ryan)

Friday was Sebastian's birthday. The big two. I'm so proud. I think the only reason he's actually lived for two years is 'cause he's just so cute and sweet. The constant "hunt" for socks, bras, and underwear...the one-sided game of chase with said undergarments in the backyard...well, it's a good thing he's so cute 'cause there probably wouldn't be much left of him when I did catch him...not that I ever do. Dang he's fast!

So we took him to Sonic (after enjoying sushi with the P's (Peadens and Penningtons)) for his birthday ice cream. It was even better than last year. People were staring at us like we were crazy...not for giving the dog ice cream, but for taking pictures of it. Like I said…

Guatemalan Soup evening tonight was one to be remembered for a long while. There are so many subjects, I might have to split it up into a few posts. Tonight I helped out with the graduation ceremony for the Eastern Shipbuilding students with the ESOL program. Here's the deal, Eastern Shipbuilding Group allows Guatemalans with trades to apply to work in the US. They help them obtain passports and work visas (usually for 8-10 months) and fly them over here to work for their company. Yes, I know it's a super controversial subject, but I'm gonna table that particular issue for tonight. What I DO want to talk about is this group of students. The "foreman" for this group of workers coordinates classes with our ESOL program, we send a teacher out there three days a week, Eastern drives them to the college two nights for them to take their tests, and we drive out there for their graduation ceremony. So...that's where I start. We drive out there, arrive in this little "b…

Let's Try This Again... it's been a while...which probably doesn't matter 'cause I'm not sure that anybody's actually reading these. But that's okay...I'm not hurt.'s almost been a year and SO much has changed. I'm no longer at Hatch Mott MacDonald. I came to the realization that engineering (at least in the field of wastewater treatment) wasn't for me. My WONDERFUL husband let me quit and I took six weeks off before finding a job at GCCC with the ESOL department. (English for Speakers of Other Languages) It's totally different but I seem to be liking it so far. Which makes Ryan super happy. And me too. It's only 30 hours per week but that's okay, too, for now.
I just turned 26 (on Monday) and it has somewhat knocked me back. Maybe not so much about turning 26 but I keep thinking, "Whoa, next year I'll be 27...whoa." So what have I accomplished in 26 years? Well, I've graduated college, worked as an engineer, learned that …