Erin Virginia

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Sad Update

Chris' Grandmother Leckrone passed away a few days ago. The funeral is today in Indiana. Chris is very disappointed he could not attend the funeral due to finals. He has a final today, tomorrow and another next week. He was able to fly to Indiana a couple weeks ago to visit her in the hospital, but I know he would have liked to be there for his family today, as well. Chris' grandmother has been in a wheelchair for as long as I've known her, due to a stroke, and his grandfather has always taken the most attentive care of her. They have been such a wonderful testament of a strong, caring marriage. You can see in the picture below from this past Christmas how pretty she was.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Sean and Bonny to Boston

We dropped Sean and Bonny at the airport Sunday afternoon after four great days together. We spent all day Thursday in Boston, walking through Chinatown, the Commons and Beacon Hill and ate a ton of dollar oysters at Dante. Friday, we drove through Portsmouth, NH, to Portland, ME, and stayed the night there. I think it was the nicest day of the year so far. We love Portland - there are several seafood shops right off the water and lots of unique stores to poke through. We drove back to Boston along the ocean and stopped a couple times in the chilly weather to walk on the cold sand.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Moot Court

Chris had his first Moot Court appearance on Saturday. He had to go before actual judges and argue as though he were the prosecuting attorney. Another law student presented the defendant's case. Chris got rave reviews, but I guess that's to be expected from someone who's already such a good public speaker. Here he is before he drove downtown and after telling me three times not to take his picture (I think I'm incapable of taking a straight vertical picture).

Chris is flying to Indianapolis tomorrow to see his Grandmother Leckrone who is not doing well. If you can please keep her and Chris' family in your prayers, it would be appreciated.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Seven Days Away

What a week. Last Monday, I flew overnight to Galway, Ireland for work. I took a tour of the BSC plant on Tuesday and gave a short presentation on Wednesday. I had a bit of time to walk around downtown Galway and along the Corrib River and was lucky enough to avoid rain all three days.
Thursday, I flew through Chicago to Minneapolis. I spent most of Friday with my mom but had time to grab lunch with my high school friends, Audra and Joelle, and also to meet up with a couple friends from BSC in Maple Grove, Danielle and Sheridan.On Saturday, I watched my friend Amanda get married at Hope Community Church in downtown Minneapolis, which was the main reason I flew to Minnesota. It was fun to catch up with a lot of old college friends, many whom I haven't seen in years. Amanda and her husband are avid swing dancers, and a lot of their friends were tearing up the dance floor - I stayed on the sidelines with Lizzie and Katrina most of the night. I spent today with my parents, Jamie and the girls. Varasana is almost as tall as my mom now, and she's only ten years old!
It's been a fun week, but I'm excited to fly home tomorrow to see Chris. He waited until I was gone to give Greta a haircut, so I don't know how she's going to look when I get home.