It’s Been a Long Time

It’s been a very long time since I posted a real blog here. I feel like I went from posting every thought I ever had ever to totally neglecting my blog.
I have quite enjoyed having my biography as told by Chad on my homepage, however 😀:D

Well, life has been quite busy lately.
Christine and I are really coming along with wedding plans. At this point, it looks like we will in fact get married, and we will have lots of family and friends with us, and we will have a super sweet party afterwards.

I am well on my way to getting my pilot’s license.
A couple months ago, I decided I should take advantage of the crazy opportunity presented to me and get my license while I have the chance. I’ll probably take the intense, intimidating final written exam later this week, and take my practical test next week sometime.
This has all gone quite fast. Because I wanted to be sure to finish before the wedding, I have been flying four or five times a week. In what feels like overnight, I went from knowing nothing about aviation to flying solo around the midwest.
Once I get my license, some of my first destinations will be Ames, Cedar Falls, Mt. Pleasant and St. Louis.
New England is also on my short list.

Also, this year my buddy Kevin and I went on an epic trip to New York City, I visited the nations capitol again, Christine and I went to the Bahamas and visited an old friend in Florida, I went on a youth mission trip to Colorado, I attended a sweet Google conference in the valley, Christine and I saw the Pacific Northwest, and Christine, Ben, Katie and I all rang in the new year in Steamboat Springs Colorado.
My word, I guess it has been a while since I’ve blogged.

On top of all this, my brother and sister moved away from home to Cedar Falls to start class at UNI. They both seem to be adjusting to college life quite well.
I built a computer for my brother out of some spare parts (and a few special toys I bought online) and was planning on throwing together a spare part whitebox for my sister as well, but after I finished my brother’s computer, decided she would be better off with a smaller, more elegant solution. So I gave in and just ordered one online.
She seems to be plenty happy with it just the same, when she can remember how to turn it on.

Hopefully I’ll be able to post a stylish narrative soon, but with so much happening since I last bothered to post, I figured I’d better jot something down.