Wednesday, December 31, 2008

End of 2008

I didn't make 100 posts for 2008, but I came pretty close. Ninety-five is good enough!

I guess I'll recap my year...

Logan started kindergarten, which conveniently put both of my kids at the same school. I can write one check for MUCH cheaper daycare and pick both kids up at once. I get one more school year of same school after this and then Kaylin will go to middle school. Two years of convenience. Logan loves "real school" and Kaylin loves her wonderful 3rd grade teacher.

I started running for the first time in my life and ran two 5k races. I won my age group in my first race ever. I plan on running the same two races in 2009.

We took a fun mini-vacation to St. Louis where we went to City Museum for the first time. We MUST go back soon! I took a road trip to Nashville to visit a friend and got to feed yogurt and avocado to a dozen giant anteaters.

Work was completely insane this year. I spent the first part of the year preparing for the AZA inspection. I painted and weeded and raked and cleaned and set decorative rocks around pools. It was three months of working as hard as I could every day. We passed our accreditation so it was certainly worth it! I spent many days of October training with giraffes and rhinos at Niabi, Indy and St. Louis zoos. November and December were filled with seemingly constant animal deliveries and long days and weeks of caring for new animals. I've learned an amazing amount in a very short time and have made some great contacts at other zoos. This will likely be the most unique work experience I'll ever have. I'm enjoying (almost) every minute of it :)

Well, this has to be one of the most boring posts of 2008 so I'll end it now!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We are glad you and your family enjoyed City Museum. We hope to see you back again soon.