Wow! I didn’t realize that I hadn’t posted since February 6th until I logged on to post my Happy St. Patrick’s Day post! So, what have we been up to?
Mike’s been studying – A LOT. I’ve been working. It’s a good thing that he has been studying too, because they decided to save the Physic’s program! So we are safe!
We’ve been playing a lot of Rock Bank on our neighbor’s Nintendo Wii. So now, Mike plays guitar and fake Rock Band guitar! But it’s a lot of fun.
For my mom’s birthday we went up to Coeur d’Alene for the day. It was absolutely beautiful! I would recommend visiting there to anyone. We had lunch at the Coeur d’Alene resort, up on the 7th floor overlooking the lake, it was so nice. I’ve only been in the winter, so we are going to try and head up there sometime this summer so we can actually use the lake.
I went to a lot of University of Idaho Basketball games, both men’s and women’s. Last year both of our teams where really bad. But this year they got new coaches and turning things around. They both were picked by the preseason coaches’ poll to finish last in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC), but they both finished 3rd. So it was a lot of fun going to watch a team who was actually winning a game now and then. And the men’s coach is actually from the Auburn area, and went to Del Oro High School, which was our big high school rival. I had read that he actually coached at my high school while I was there but I don’t remember him.
My mom and I volunteered at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival one day. That was a lot of fun, but boy I was TIRED after that. During the days, schools come and perform and compete and then they are critiqued by other professional musicians. It’s just an amazing opportunity for elementary, high school, and college performers. They have workshops all week. At our site, mid-sized high school’s jazz bands were performing. Since my musical ability consists of playing Rock Band, I’m so amazed when any group can string a few notes together a
nd I can recognize it as music. Lots of fun! And we went and some Brazilian and Cuban jazz performed by the professionals at one of the main performance. So much fun!
So, that’s pretty much what we’ve been up to. Oh, last Friday I saw a lecture by Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court, John Roberts. Well, I sorta saw it. I was in an overflow room watching it on the screen because the main lecture hall was already full. That was pretty cool! Getting to see current Chief Justice here at the University of Idaho… unbelievable for this politics/history junky. That's him and President Obama 'redoing' the Oath of Office.
Hope everyone is doing well! I may have some news next week as well! (Not baby news, just life in general!) -- Niki & Miki