Sunday, December 14, 2008

December 14, 2008 - It's beginning to look a lot like Chirstmas!

Hey there, hi there and hello there ... one more week and I will be saying hello from Iowa:) A special happy birthday to my pal Ashley "Kabash" Hartman and my sister Nicolasa as well as a happy anniversary to Chad and Kristal.

Someone once told me that work around the holidays was slow ... ha! It was another wonderfully busy week at Aflac, catching up on projects and gearing up for 2009 planning. The team is becoming very close-knit and we're having a great time getting work done. I'd like to see us be able to seek out more cost-saving opportunities but it appears that around every corner there is a mess that we identify or are helping to clean-up ... hopefully 2009 will allow us to do some more innovation in the department.

I had a few meetings for the ol' YP organization this week as we are preparing for 2009 as well. I decided to get a bit more involved with our signature event we're planning for the summer, our YP Gala. I think we're going to have a Young Hollywood theme, hopefully at the Civic Center. We also had our Aflac Christmas is for Kids gift handout on Saturday. It was pretty fulfilling to walk around with these families and help them pick out what most likely were the only gifts they'll have for the season ... always leaves a smile on my face:)

This past week I also had my second Dirty Santa party, this time with my old lady friends ... yes, the average age was around 60 and I was the youngest by at least 10-15 years:) They were a rowdy bunch and very fun; not to mention they had some amazing food! This week we have our PIC team Christmas party as well which is going to be a great time indeed.

Well, hopefully by now you have all received your Christmas card and poem, if not, please enjoy:

It's the most wonderful time, of the year
And now it is time to spread to you some holiday cheer.

Another year has passed in the blink of an eye
So here is a brief glance at the time gone by.

It seems so long ago that I hit a stroke of luck
But this August was my one year anniversary with the duck.

I'm now with some great folks on the Process Innovation & Control team
As the Team Leader, I'm still trying to figure out what that means;)

I continue to volunteer in the community and try new thins
By giving back to those in need, it's wonderful the joy it brings.

Time with the Literacy Alliance and coaching soccer I have lent,
But don't ask how I got involved with the Miss Georgia Pageant!

With my speaking skills that I learned back at the Mount,
I am now also a contracted speaker for Making it Count.

I even did something this year many thought I could not achieve
I am now dating a girl named Jenny, I know it's hard to believe.

We met at a wedding back in Iowa and have had a blast hanging out,
We've been skiing, to the beach, hang gliding and gone fishing for trout.
(ok, that last one is a lie, but it rhymed quite well:)

Life has been good and I'm thankful for the opportunities it lends
Much of the happiness I owe to good times with some fantacular friends.

Been back to Iowa for weddings, help with the flood and I'll be back soon
Time spent with family has been cherished this year in Vegas and Cancun.

Thank you to all of my family and friends that have visited me down here,
You are always welcome and continue to bring me tidings and good cheer:)

Being with friends anf amily back home very soon will be quite pleasin'
Thank you all and I hope you have a wondermous holiday season!

Don't know the next time I will be blogging, but until then ... have wonderful holiday cheer! See you in a week Iowa:)



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