Wednesday, January 28, 2009


I guess a little bit has happened the last couple of weeks.  Last week was my mid-year seminar for my program in Munich.  I saw my first opera.  It was pretty cool, though the ladies in front of me reeked and I could only see if I leaned in.  It was nice to see people again.  We also had a tour of the city.  That would've been a lot better if it wasn't so cold and wet and if it wasn't so long.  The picture below is the last place we went.  It was actually really pretty.  But look how cold it looks.  We had a tour of the palace, too.


Fun stuff.  The weekend before I took Valentina to my aunt's.  We went to Heidelberg.  It was so pretty.  We both want to go back in the summer (when it's all green).  It was still gorgeous with the snow.


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Then Sunday was my birthday.  We didn't do too much.

My most exciting news is that I have an internship.  It's in Bonn with BFN (the government agency for environmental conservation).  I have no idea what I'll be doing.  Nor do I know my exact times.  Or when I start.  I'm supposed to be receiving something by post really soon.  So I'll update on my internship at a later time when I know exactly what I'm going to be doing.  I do know that I'll be splitting my time between the agriculture and forestry and GMO Regulation/Biosafety.  Yay!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Winter Break

I'm officially engaged.  Chris asked when he came to visit me.  We had such a great time while he was here.  I really miss having him by my side. 

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Ring 2  I love them!!!


Chris has done such an amazing job at picking out rings.  I'm so proud. 

I'm sick :(  Here I thought I was doing a great job about not being sick for the winter.  Right before my birthday, too (in a week). 

My family (minus dad) and Tricia are going to a bridal show today.  I'm so excited to hear all about it.  Then, they're going to take Tricia to try on dresses.  I really can't wait to see the pictures!

Hopefully I'll update a little sooner next time.