Shay had a friend over last night while I scraped off basement wallpaper and Shayne started the basement painting. We are trying to have the basement done for Shay's 11th birthday too (fingers crossed). We also celebrated the eve of Shaylaurary - last night. What a hoot! We love her so! She is a big sweetie pie!
Some have asked me where I'll be going over Christi's 13th birthday in May. I'm so excited to have the opportunity to travel and meet with professors and teachers from the schools I learned about and studied at Ohio State. What's ironic is that two years ago I was sitting in my professor's office and I said to him, "I never knew about these schools before taking your class. I'd love to go visit and learn more. I'll have to get a Fulbright scholarship to go one day." Thanks to some new colleagues and friends I've made inviting me to join them, I'm going to Italy.