February 28, 2013

February in Photos

5/52 :: Blooms

6/52 :: Sweet School Valentines

7/52 :: Wheels

8/52 :: Crafty

February Adventures:
- The 100 Days of Real Food Challenge is underway and I'm happy to report it's really not that challenging (yet)
- Junior League bingo, special Valentine's activities at work, McKinney's cute Krewe of Barkus dog parade, and a UNT friend's special wedding (especially when the officiant never showed up!) - congrats Kat+Bryan
- Matt presented a paper at the TSHA Conference in Fort Worth: “A Man Who Would Claim to Be a Radical Would Have But Little Chance in the County”: Judge Hardin Hart of Hunt County, 1850–1875 - yay history!
- And we got a new (to us) car - we'd been wanting a new road trip vehicle, so when Matt's Accord needed transmission work the time was right to upgrade. It's an old 4runner we can pack miles on and sleep in the back of the next time we're in bear county.

[2013 Photos]

February 27, 2013

Research Adventures

We spent some time at the Library of Congress on our DC trip back in December for Matt's dissertation. After you get through security (and get your official LOC research card!!) it was really just like any college library - and especially neat for a library-lover like me. Walking a mile in 40-degree rain didn't really add to the fun, but I'm glad I got to help my favorite grad student work.

[My expert help: Holding down pages while Matt photographed documents to read later.]

[Our reward after a hard day's work: fish & chips at a pub in Alexandria]