Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Victoria's Secret

My dear friend Vicky who I worked for many years ago at Preucil Preschool held a lecture and art exhibit Friday at Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids. It was a fabulous show filled with great paintings and a Graphic Narrative about the death of her father from Cancer.
I am so happy for Vicky earning tenure at Appalachian state University and having such a successful exhibit!
Here are a few pictures from it.  It was great to see her daughters Emma and Nelle, who played chello at our wedding and a few other old friends!

If you want to see Vicky's work:
Victoria's Secret - A Graphic Novel of Mid Day Ghosts
Victoria Grube, head of Art Education Department at Appalachian State University
November 12 - December 9
Artist Reception: November 19, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the Janalyn Hanson White Gallery

Gallery Hours
Monday - Friday
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Viewings outside of normal business hours can be arranged by checking out a gallery key from the Lundy Desk, or by calling 319-363-8213.
The exhibit uniquely showcases the artist’s journey of sculpting a personal narrative of her late father. As Grube studied photograph after photograph of her father, her intent to translate him into the future ended up providing a bridge to her past. “My feelings were telescoped into loss, confusion, joy, shock, disappointment, regret, surprise and anger. I was imaginer and producer, the ruthless critic, the archivist, the mourner,” says Grube.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

20 week Ultrasound

We had our 20 week ultrasound on November 5th and a second ultrasound at the University of Iowa Hospital on November 10th because of my age.  Both looked really fantastic and the doctor in Iowa City commented the perfection of the baby's head.
So... I guess we're doing ok growing this baby!
Updates on pregnancy-  I am moving into some maternity clothes thanks to my mom who took me shopping this month.  I can actually feel the baby move especially after a good meal. Jeremy got to feel the baby move as well when we were laying in bed other night. What a wonderful experience!
We are hoping to paint the baby room this week while on break but not sure- school work just keeps piling up!  We are thinking of painting it a buttery yellow and I am working on a mobile to go above the crib! 
No new cravings since soup obsession and need for lemon desserts!

Here are some photos:
The first is a picture of the baby's face and the second one shows the little legs crossed. It's kinda like those magic books when you have to focus your eyes real well to see the image!
The baby's legs were crossed in both ultrasounds so even if we wanted to find out the sex of the baby- we were not going to!  Good thing we really like surprises!   Love to you all and Happy Thanksgiving!