Wednesday, April 27, 2011

My Oregon Birthday!

Thanks Ashley for the pictures!

On our way from Hawaii to Pennsylvania we stopped in Portland, Oregon to visit Tyson's brother Justin, his wife Ashley, and their cute kids Zach and Kate. We only got to stay a few days but we had a blast. We got to play with the kiddos a bunch and get some dental work done by Dr. Justin Marostica :) Plus, I celebrated my birthday with them! We went out to dinner at Macaroni Grill (Yummy pasta & cheesecake!). It was sad to leave cuz the kids seemed kinda upset but hopefully we get to see them soon so that they don't forget us! It really was too much fun being called "Uncle Tyson & Aunt Jayne" lol!

Saturday, April 23, 2011


A few weeks ago I had the chance to go to Chicago for the first time! I got to go to participate in a Political Science Conference there. I presented a poster describing a paper I had worked on the entire semester. I went with one of my professors and a few other students. Lucky for us, there is a lot of things to do in Chicago in addition to attending the conference. We ate at some really great restaurants (and some not so great ones lol). We also shopped A LOT and visited some museums and land marks. Even though it was SUPER cold, I had a ton of fun and enjoyed being a tourist in a new city.

Us eating at Girl and the Goat

Me presenting my poster at the conference

A few of us at the Art Institute of Chicago