Monday, July 31, 2006

Going to MIA!

Congratulations from Lynn Flahive and Al DeChicchis, 2006 Convention Program Co-Chairs, on the acceptance of your paper for the 2006 ASHA Convention in Miami Beach, Florida! Please read and keep this important email!

Session Number: 1702
Poster Board 86 Title: Informing Clinical Stuttering Practice Through Basic Research in Neuroplasticity Session Format: Poster
Day: 11/18/06
Room: Hall D
Location: Miami Beach Convention Center

Woo-hoo! This is a poster and manuscript I am developing with colleagues at UGA and UK. I'm very excited!

Quick update

Hello there
I know it has been an incredibly long time since we have updated the blog, and we apologize. It has just been so CRAZY here!

Let me see if I can gloss over the past few weeks events:
-> Brent finally returned home!
-> The pets fell in love with him all over again!
-> A few lunches and dinners with family and friends.
-> My birthday.
-> Lots of homework for both of us. I’m in the middle of summer finals right now.
-> I have begun my pilot study for my treatment research – it is crazy and exhilarating and exciting and scary.
-> Lots of housework. We remodeled the kitchen with Dad’s help. Just found out we are going to have to replace our air conditioning unit. Have appointments this week for the plumber, tree guy, and the appliance repair guy – it seems that everything in our house is simultaneously falling apart. This is not good – we are so broke!
-> Brent has yet to find a place to live in Warner Robins, but we are closing in on a solution.

We have not really had the opportunity to go away for a little vacation since his return, but plan to do this soon during the short break between our classes. Due to budget constraints, Brent is thinking Fort Yargo :). I don’t even care - I can’t wait – we need the break.

More later

Friday, July 07, 2006

서울 생존자 (Seoul survivor)

Hello everyone, this is my last Korean blog ever. I am chillin' at the airport in Seoul right now and I am about 2 hours from getting on my plane. I got here too early this morning, but I didn't want to take any chances with traffic, possible typhoons or whatever craziness that will keep me here any longer. I can't tell you how happy I am to finally come home. It is been a long and tough year, but my time here wasn't that bad. I made a lot of friends, played a lot of golf and got 90% of my degree completed. I miss home like crazy and can't wait to eat edible food again. I am pretty sure that I will get sick in some way when I get home. This tends to happen to me when I go through major changes in eating habits, time changes and climate. If you don't believe me, just ask Jessica how many days I was sick during my 22 days home for Christmas.

Well, I want to thank you all for looking after Jessica while I was gone. She had to deal with a lot of stuff by herself and handled it very well considering the circumstances. The military lifestyle is not fair to her and I plan on doing something about it in 19-20 months. I will be separating as promised! I know this makes her very happy- it does me also. It's not cool when you spend only 2 years with someone and yet we have been married for 5. Anyway, I have to get going. Like I said, I don't want to miss my plane for any reason. What if they bump my time up or something? 19 hours to go!

나중에, (Later)

사랑, (Love)


Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Your update about the update

For a heart-stopping moment there, we were fearful that the latest events in Asia might prevent Brent's return home. However, they are pushing him along according to the plan - he has been moved to the hotel for his final days there, and all seems well. (He is also enjoying the hotel - it has a comfortable bed, and he has been sleeping on an extremely uncomfortable one for a year now.)

So, God willing, he will be home this weekend as planned. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers during the tense times over there and during his trip home.

(Thanks Hol for your concerned call, and thanks Jason for your support today - I know I was extremely out of sorts at school, and must have been a pain.)

Love - Jess

Your update about the Korea mess

Monday, July 03, 2006

In memory

In memory of Uncle Jay Strickland, a wonderful and loving man. Love - Jess

"One wears his mind out in study, and yet has more mind with which to study.

One gives away his heart in love, and yet has more heart to give away.

One perishes out of pity for a suffering world, and is the stronger therefore.

So, too, it is possible at one and the same time to hold life and let it go."

-- Milton Steinberg

Sunday, July 02, 2006

The Superman experience

A few of us met up to watch Superman Returns at IMAX. Thanks Schawna, Vince, Katie, Chas, Mom, Pops, and Jonathan for making the lunch fellowship and movie very enjoyable.

/\ My love's - my bro and my nephew.

/\ I bought these Superman sunglasses for my nephew in New York. He just HAD to wear them the rest of the day, except for when he was wearing his IMAX glasses of course.

The movie was very good - every one of us enjoyed it very much.

Kobi's (non) birthday celebration

/\ Me, Kob, Tyrus, KWoo -> We gathered at Jillian's for some fun and games for Kobs birthday. Good food, some friendly air hockey, basketball, and Need for Speed, good company, good drinks - we had a great time.

/\ Shamira, JR, Tiwanna, Sharon, and Lisa -> Waiting for the DJ to show up, but he was a no-show :(

/\ Kobs, me, and Tyrus

Introducing Mr. and Mrs. Thom

Introducing Mr. and Mrs. Thom
June 24, 2006

/\ Nate and Sarah - aren't they lovely?

/\ Sarah and I at her reception. The ceremony was simple and wonderful. They took advantage of the opportunity to tell people about the love of Christ and about the joy and sanctity of marriage.

\/ Jason and I chillin' at the reception. It was a dessert reception - DANGEROUS!

\/Jason and Colby

Father's Day 2006

/\ Just being a little silly :)


\/ We enjoyed church, and then went for a fabulous feast at Pappadeaux's.

Father's Day 2006

/\ Pops and his girls and boys. We gathered for dinner and had a great time.