January 21, 2015

Iowa City in August [part II]

It was a coincidence that my training was right before Eric and Tauni's due date, so when I planned to head to Iowa City for the week, I really hoped to see my new niece. Every day after I arrived in Iowa City was spent wondering...and hoping that my new niece would be born. Thankfully, the day before I was to leave and head back to Anchorage, Eric and Tauni added another girl to their family. It was so special to see Eric introduce Eliza and Ivy to their new sister, Lola...


and then see them all together...



...and be a part of the excitement.


Proud grandparents...


Another proud aunt...



Being an aunt is so special and it was sure neat to be able to share this special moment with my family.

Cheers!

January 19, 2015

#mlkday

It's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. day. I'm working today but it's a floating holiday for ANTHC, which means we can take the day off anytime throughout the year. Not a bad deal. 

I read a book a couple years ago by Hampton Sides called Hellhound on his Trail: The Electrifying Account of the Largest Manhunt in American History, an excellent book about the assassination of MLK. I definitely recommend the book to anyone who might be interested in learning more about the events leading up to and after King's assassination. Details are shared in the perspective of both MLK and of his assassin, James Earl Ray. 

One of my favorite quotes by MLK provides a simple perception of faith. 


Let us remember why we celebrate this day...

Cheers!