Friday, July 29, 2011

A few days away

I feel as though I should have a lot to write about - but I honestly don't have too much. Life has been fairly normal and the same since I last posted. I have been spending time with family and friends, hopped on another plane and went to a wedding, and have been getting random tasks taken care of when possible.
Next Wednesday evening I will board a plane for the 9th time in six weeks and head back to Germany. I am arriving a little earlier than I need to, in order to give myself some time to get situated in my new apartment and all that comes along with that.
Upon returning to Germany I plan on blogging once a week again, rather than the every other week routine I adopted over the summer.
Thanks for continuing to keep up with the blog!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Summer time

It feels good to stop, rest and relax. Since my whirlwind traveling tour that saw me spend over 26 hours in a plane and 24 hours in a car throughout a three week span - I have been able to slow down and catch my breath. I have thoroughly enjoyed being back on the east coast and spending time with my family and friends in the area. The days have been nice to spend time with my family, whether on the golf course, on walks, or playing Wii. I must give a lot of credit to Whitney, as she has absolutely dominated me in Wii bowling throughout the summer. I get competitive and hate to lose, but she is good...and me... well, I'm not very good.
I will spend a little over two more weeks here before I head back to Germany. It is hard to imagine that my summer is almost over - as it seems it just started. But I know I am very excited and anxious to begin a new school year, and a new role.
Having a little more free time has enabled me to dabble with some new hobbies I have picked up. Through a program online I put together a book that includes every one of my blog posts from the time I graduated college, to the most recent BFA graduation. It is pretty special to be able to flip through the pages and see the different posts that were put up, and the pictures that went along with them.
I have also put together a photo album of pictures I took throughout the past three years. While traveling I found it entertaining to take pictures of lampposts in the different countries and cities I was in (I honestly have no idea how I came up with the idea) This book has over 30 pages of pictures from 16 different countries.

If anyone is interested in obtaining a copy I can provide you with the information you need.

I have also put together a DVD that sums up the past school year. The DVD includes a ten minute video about dorm life, a separate video from our mission trip to Moldova, and a third video from the soccer season.
I sent out a few of these in the mail. If you have not received one yet but would like to, please contact me and provide me with your mailing address. I would be more than happy to put one in the mail for you.

Lastly, it has been phenomenal being able to watch the Women's World Cup!! I am crushed I didn't stay in Germany and go to a game - but I have been glued to the TV every time the USA plays. As I'm sure was the case for a lot of people, I was going crazy when Wambach put in the header against Brazil. Such a great game. I hope they do well in the final!

Thanks for checking in, and keeping up with my blog.

Tommy

Friday, July 8, 2011

Happy Birthday




Happy birthday to the greatest sister in the world!
She is absolutely beautiful and provides me with so much love, energy, laughter, and joy.

Happy Birthday! I love you.