Monday, November 14, 2011

On The Hunt...Job Hunt That Is

Hello again,

Two posts in one day? Your eyes aren’t deceiving you…this is the procrastinator in me coming out. I have been terrible at keeping up with our blog and in a guilt-induced state have tried to make up for it by double posting on our blog in one day.

I am so excited to share with you all that last Tuesday I accepted a job with the UGA State 4-H Office as a program assistant. Although nothing official has been filed, and no paperwork has been signed (we are currently waiting on my background check to be returned before I receive a start date) I am excited to being this new chapter and start a truly “adult” job in Georgia.

I have spent the last few months looking for a job at UGA that would allow me to work full time, gain valuable work experience, expand my networks, and most importantly-be eligible for good health insurance and a retirement plan. I truly believe this job will allow me to do all these things, and the plus is that after six months of working for UGA you are eligible to waive tuition and take classes. This way, I am able to finish my PhD, while working full time for the university.

Although nothing is entirely official until my paperwork returns, I am super excited to begin work in the State 4-H Office in the next month or so, and begin my hopefully long and fulfilling career with Georgia 4-H!

Love and Air High-Fives,

Buck & Jenna

The ABC's of Marriage: Anniversaries, Birthdays, & Celebrations

Hello beautiful people,

A lot has been going on lately in the world of the Daniel family, and we are excited to update you on our happenings! In September (I have really been slacking with this blog thing) Buck and I celebrated our one year anniversary. Like the true gentleman he is, Buck (with the help of his sister) had planned a beautiful day filled with flowers, gifts, a massage, and a sweet dinner at our townhouse.

It blows my mind almost every day when I am reminded that I am a married woman. Even a year later, I find it catching me off guard, but I am so truly blessed with the life partner God has chosen for me, and although there are days where I can’t believe this is my life, I can’t imagine it any other way. I am so fortunate to have found this wonderful, caring, handsome, sometimes irritating man.

Enough of the mushy stuff, Buck celebrated his 28th birthday (yes he is an old man-I keep reminding him) in August and I celebrated my 25th birthday in September. Since we began dating, my dad has slowly been working to convert Buck into a fly fisherman, and I believe 2 years later he has been successful in his endeavor. Buck loves fishing and tying flies and so it was fitting for his birthday gift to be a new fly rod and some boat sandals for fishing.

Buck and his prize catch

Dad's current love, and a good excuse for us to visit KY
Speaking of fishing, in October, Buck took a trip with my Dad, his good friend Don, and Dad's new drift boat to Missouri to fly fish. Despite Dad being sick and a couple other obstacles, they eventually made it to Missouri and fished for a few days on the river. Buck and the guys caught lots of fish, ate well, and I think more than anything just enjoyed some time off of work. One of the greatest things about our marriage is that we each truly get along and enjoy our in-laws. It’s a blessing that Buck and Dad can enjoy time together fishing. More updates coming soon!

Lots of Love,

Buck & Jenna