Why I Love Kim and Will Be Marrying Her Soon

I follow WordPress.com on Twitter, and today’s writing prompt led me to sit down and write this while I was sitting in the airport waiting to fly back to Chicago after a fun-filled vacation with Kim, my girlfriend since last May…or at least she was my girlfriend when we left Illinois last Friday. However, during our brief stay in Las Vegas, she became something more, the woman that I will spend the rest of my life with, the woman who will be the mother to my future children, and the woman that brings me the most joy.

Now, as many suspected and even mentioned, we did not get married in Vegas, though the thought had crossed my mind. At this point in our lives, I don’t think there is much need for a long courtship, and my time with her over the past 10 months has been nothing short of wonderful. I decided to “pop the question,” asking her to marry me and become my wife, something that I suspect will happen not long after we figure out where I will be working once I finish school in May. Continue reading “Why I Love Kim and Will Be Marrying Her Soon”

Brothers Across America – Day 23

Still pretty neat from far away
Still pretty neat from far away

Before leaving from South Dakota, and really the only reason we went there, we drove by Mount Rushmore to check it out. We didn’t drive up to the visitors center because I was broke and didn’t want to pay $11, but I was able to snap the picture above from the road. Not too shabby. And we did get a closer look at it as we drove around the mountain, but that will be something you need to see for yourself. Continue reading “Brothers Across America – Day 23”

Brothers Across America – Day 22

As mentioned in the last post, before departing Omaha, we went in search of the headquarters of Berkshire Hathaway. I really was hoping for a sign that I could stand out in front of, but alas it was not to be. We managed to find Kiewit Towers where the HQ is housed, though there was no marquee out front as I was hoping, so I left disappointed. However, I will be back in Omaha for the Berkshire annual meeting in May, so that should be fun.

Our trip today took us back into Iowa and north along Interstate 29 into South Dakota, which seems like a nice place when the winds aren’t trying to blow you off the interstate. For a place that had a winter storm roll in a few days ago, there was little to know snow, and it was nice to see blue skies again. The drive was tough if only because of the onslaught of wind, but also annoying because of the ever-present Wall Drug signs that greeted our arrival from the moment we entered the state.  Continue reading “Brothers Across America – Day 22”