Monday, March 31, 2008

ADOPTION UPDATE: Claire Prevo is coming home!

Garrett and Heidi Prevo (along with their two sons Easton and Keaton) have added a new addition to their family...
A few months ago, I showed you pictures of Claire...
this was one of the first pictures the Prevo's had of her...
But now, she's on her way home!

And look how darling she is on the family blog!!

I think they said they were leaving Tuesday
(but they may have already left depending on the time difference.)
You can send an email to the family at!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Boy, it's been a busy, stressful and sad week

I have a lot to say, but no time to say it. But first, I want to share an experience that I had this week and am wondering if others can relate.

Jim had to put down his dog, Jasmine, on Saturday. It was one of the most difficult things I've ever done. She was such a beloved friend, and after 12 years, she had cancer in one of her bones. I'm sure she had it in other places as well, but the cancer attacked her leg and left her unable to walk.

I don't want to go into details, but being in the room with her was very hard. Thankfully, she went peacefully, but it was terribly sad. I think Jim's whole family is depressed by it--they had been taking care of her in St. Louis, and she really became a family dog!

Anyway, we all miss Jasmine, and I wanted to write about it since she was a big part of our lives...

Thursday, March 20, 2008

I'm transferring to Alaska?

Schurz Communications (the company that owns KY3 and runs KSPR) bought a great station in Anchorage, Alaska. For those of you who follow industry news, KTUU is well-known for having phenomenal photographers. One to mention is Scott Jensen.


He was once the National Press Photographers Association Photographer of the Year...and he used to work at KARE in Minneapolis. I met him when I went to NPPA a few years ago, but I had admired his work for a while because he worked with KU alum and reporter Greg Vandegrift.


These guys really put most of us to shame. I am the kind of reporter/photog groupie who would love to just breathe the same air that they breathe (kidding, sort of...) Maybe that's why I'm marrying a photographer! ha!

I miss working with my Jimbo.

Anyway, the information might not mean much to most people, but I thought it was worth a mention and a consideration for a future transfer to Alaska...except I hate cold weather!!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Reporter Attacked in South Carolina

This breaks my heart to see 1) violence but 2) racism. And how scary is this?!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Monday, March 10, 2008

Desdinova tagged me with a book meme...

Here were my instructions:

Just grab the book nearest your computer, find page 123, then find the fifth sentence down. Type that sentence and the next three on you blog. Have fun.

I sound like a perv, but here goes:

"One who looks like an Eastern slave in her golden nudity, a fantasy-slave girl. It nauseates her and she bites herself, leaving tooth marks in her arm which are still visible when she gets dressed and goes home. Victoria Theatre is small, chanderliered and velvet-covered, but nothing can detract from the fact that it's a second-rate theatre set up in the colony to appease the expatriate community. The humidity breeds a mustard-smelling fungus on the heavy drapes and the padded seats and makes tuning the instruments a frustratingly daunting feat."

--The first line is funny, huh? The book is Breaking the Tongue, and it's about the fall of Singapore to the Japanese in WWII... so I'm really not reading porn.

By the way, what is a meme? What does that stand for? Blogger illiterate, here.

Thanks Desdinova! Good fun~