Sunday, August 23, 2009


Recent Highlights & Blessings:
1) Visiting the Fair Oaks Dairy last weekend with my friends Kacy & Megan. Google it; its a 30,000 cow operating dairy that has opened up for tours, added a butter/ice cream/cheese factory to view (and more importantly, taste the fruits!), a birthing barn where visitors can see calves born, and a really fun learning center. Agri-tourism at its finest: educational and super fun! I did get a tiny bit of flack from Kacy and Megan since my entire work life revolves around food animal production during the week, and visiting the dairy was what I wanted to do on the weekend:)
2) Trip to Arkansas that included a pit-stop at Mema's house in AR and then a long layover in Dallas that included supper at the Rainforest Cafe with R, A, and Jen! What a special surprise for us all:) Oh, also while I was in AR (I really went for work.) I was out with folks from a chicken company one day at lunch time and we stumbled upon chicken gizzard on the menu. I had previously promised myself that the first time I saw gizzard on a menu, I'd try it...just to get the full chicken experience. Turns out, gizzards are great for a diet: it takes more calories to chew them than you consume!
3) Coty, Beau, Jenn and I had a grand reunion in Lafayette at the Triple XXX Diner----a local diner whose hamburger with peanut butter had been featured on Food Network!!! I felt a kinship with Guy Fieri (host of Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives) as we left, and a few steps closer to realizing my dream of hosting my own show someday:)
4) Ran 7 miles yesterday---half-marathon training continues.

Galatians 5:6b
The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.

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