Friday, February 20, 2009

Time for some shout outs

Have you ever been talking to someone, and as you hear the words you’re saying, you’re realizing something new? That happened to me today as I sent an e-mail to Angela. I was telling her how it’s just now hitting me that this isn’t a vacation. I’ve been so excited about this new adventure that I hadn’t started really missing people until now. And that’s when it occurred to me that I miss you, all of you. (Not so much that I’m ready to come home yet, but nevertheless, I miss you.)

So as I sit here on a Friday night, I celebrate (with a beer) the fact that today I landed an interview for an awesome job, and I picked up some freelance work from Rockhurst. It’s been a good day. I’d like to give a shout out to a few of our peeps, although I’m sure I’ve left folks out. So here goes, in no particular order:

My nephews Dylan, Alec and Mitchell: I’m so proud of you. Please go to college.

Dave: Awesome work on the new home page. And I appreciate your pep talks.

Corey: You are the most online person I know. And Jake’s biggest fan. How can I not appreciate that?

Grandma Dolores: You inspire me every day.

Shelly: You’re the best mom I know, besides mine and Jake’s of course.

Angela: I miss our good conversations.

Aaron and Jami: We miss dressing up like idiots and hanging out with you.

Sharon: You’ve always been there for me and you’ve taught me so much.

Mom: You’re the best. I miss you the most.

Dad: I use what I’ve learned from you every day.

Adena/Mom: I can’t imagine how you could have raised your children any better. They are all  great people.

Jim/Dad: I greatly miscalculated the distance between the two islands. Please don’t tell anyone I was so far off.

Jeromy: When are we going to start having fun?

Matt: I’ve always looked up to my big brother. Love you.

Asher: You are the awesomest girl I know.

Brett: You are so much like us it’s amazing. I’m so glad we met.

Cousin Jimmy and Sandy: You’re our #1 favorite cousin, and his girlfriend. Can’t wait to  see you on your visit.

Katherine: You’re the most articulate person I’ve ever worked with/for. I admire that about you.

Grandma Joy and Grandpa Augie: You’re very important to us and we both miss you.

KPMGers: I don’t think I’ve ever met a KPMGer I didn’t like. Is that because you have alcohol at all your events?

Tonya and Gabe: I couldn’t be happier for you and your little munchkins. Send me pics!

Arlene: You are our #1 favorite cousin on my side, but don’t tell Jeff. :) Just kidding. I’m so 
glad you’re part of the fam.

Aunt D and Grandma Harriet: We’re definitely missing our lake trips! Can’t wait to see you.

Bill and Vickie: You're pretty awesome. Is it awful that we admire you for your bbq set-up?

Jamie and Amy: When are you planning to visit??

Jacob: I can’t imagine my life without you. Happy 11-month anniversary.

There's a ton of folks I've left out, but please forgive me. I blame it on the beer. Love you and miss you all.



Corey said...

2:04 AM, beer in hand, and some memories. I have a strange feeling there is a half-empty box of kleenex near the computer right now.


And I'm not online that much...I just have the website set up on an RSS feed. My blackberry buzzes when you update.

jamie said...

Ha! I'm not crying... there's something in my eye...

Jami said...

We miss you guys too. With all your new travels and adventures I can't wait to see what you will come up with for your next costume!

Mom Deed said...

I miss you both everyday and so much appreciate your blog and all the work you put into it. To see all the pics of you two brings you closer to me. I'm so happy for the life you two have put together!

Arlene said...

Jamie, you and Big Jake rock too! Even though we rarely saw each other to begin with, knowing you are across the world makes me miss you even more. You and your family rock and I'm glad to be a part of it.

BTW, Jeff is totally in denial about being the favorite cousin. Ha!

Jamie Stark said...

You keep posting pictures of that place and we might show up for good. We're still getting snow. Amy just took a promotion and now works in NYC part of the time. Bad for planning vacations, but it sure helps saving up for a vacation to NZ.

Don't think you're getting out of there without a visit.