Hey there, hi there and hello there to one and all. Wow, what a fun month May has been with a trip back home, a voyage to Kansas City, some time in Columbus and great times in Columbia with Jenny and Lincoln.
We started off the month with a trek back to Iowa where we were met with snow, yes, May + Iowa + Snow = wow! We had fun getting together with family and friends to catch up and Lincoln enjoyed riding back to see all of his friends. The purpose of the trip was to celebrate with our friends Adam and Katie on their wedding day where Jenny was in the bridal party and I was able to strap the Go-Pro to my head as the videographer. Great times at the wedding and Elks Lodge indeed, there was even a sighting of Criss Cross.
The following week I journeyed back to the ol' stompin' grounds in Columbus, GA for a meeting which happened to be during Employee Appreciation Week. It was fun to catch up with old friends and the team to reminisce about the good ol' days. My time there was short which brought about the kickoff for our own Aflac Group EAW starting with a trip with friends to Carowinds Amusement Park. The Swinfords, Bussells, Baumanns and us had a blast riding rides, eating funnel cakes and regretting it all on the ride back home!
That next week was the start of my first EAW at work up in Columbia, which began with a majestic Moustache Monday, and yes, that is my real moustache ... with some help. Team Up Tuesday brought about the Dutch Disc Golfers ala Jason Swinford followed by our tenure lunch on Thursday and a pretty sweet get-up for Throwback Thursday where our team had an absolute blast! Who says you can't have fun in the workplace?
O yes, and Friday brought the finale which included both a solo guitarish performance (Pimento Cheese Remix) and a classic flashmob by about 40-50 folks (Aflac Group Flashmob). It was truly a special end to an amazing week that showcased how awesome of a company I work for, thank you to the duck and everyone that makes it fly:)
Last week was another great time as I had the good fortune of reconnecting with folks from the Mount and others at Enactus (SIFE) Nationals. HR invited me to join in the recruiting efforts to help find our next leadership/analyst to rotate throughout the company through the program that I came through. It was an added bonus that I was able to see the alma mater put together a Top 40 in the nation performance, made me pretty proud I must say. Then to put a cherry on top, the night before I was able to get together with my best friend Gump, his wife Jenna and new baby Beckett to chat about the good ol' days and realize how old we're getting. I miss the Flugums I must say, but was glad to see them.
Well, it's time for me to order some pictures to continue to decorate this house ... still have a ways to go, but making some good progress. Having some fun redoing the backyard too, love the pool and can't wait for some visitors in a couple weeks ... us + 10 at the Klein Hotel, wowzers:)