School finally ended 2 weeks ago, and we couldn't be happier about it! We had a couple of very hectic weeks before it was over, with all of our major papers due plus grading all our students' research papers. But we made it through...and both with 4.0s, so we are pretty pleased about that!
Thomas went to yet another conference the weekend before finals week. He stayed with some of his family friends and had a great time going to all the different presentations. He also got to spend time with his aunt and cousins and my brother Matt (and got thoroughly beaten at Smash Brothers).
Since school has finished, we haven't really done anything, and it has been wonderful! We still get paid from Truman for our assistantships at the end of May, so we decided to take some time off before working this summer. I can't remember the last time that I didn't have school OR work, so it's pretty exciting. We have been spending a lot of time reading, catching up on Lost, and spending a lot of time outdoors because the weather was so nice (but it is starting to get too hot..bleh). It has been fantastic!
A little over a week ago, a tornado hit Kirksville, which fortunately didn't affect us or any of our family members, but it hit just about a mile from my parent's house, so we are very fortunate that it wasn't any further south! It hit a car dealership and a lot of houses on the north end of town. We went to check out the damage, and it was pretty intense. I'd never seen that kind of damage in real life before.
This Sunday is our 1st anniversary! I can't believe that it has already been a whole year! We are going to the Pear Tree tomorrow night to celebrate, and I'm not sure what we're doing on our anniversary itself, but I believe Thomas has some secret plan cooked up... I'm pretty excited. He is such a good husband! I am lucky to have him :)