It's been way too long since I last posted. I have several things to talk about. I'm back to school after Spring Break. Ugh. It's not that bad; I just got spoiled by a week off. I had a good break. I spent Tuesday-Friday in Council Bluffs, which went waaaaaaay too quickly. I loved spending time with Tracy, Steve, and the girls. One of the highlights from my trip was our painting day. Tracy's friend (and my friend too, through Tracy!) Kat opened up her studio to us for a day of painting. I have only painted on my friend Cate's island, and I always loved doing it then. It's a hobby I think I would love to do more often, but I don't think I'd do it enough to be worth the investment in materials that it would take. Anyway, Tracy and I bought our canvases, and we used Kat's studio and paint. It was so fun. It felt great to just create. And it was even better with my friends. Kat also wrote about it on her blog. She took some great pics of our palettes and also the ones below.